Monthly Archives: September 2016

Future Connectivity and Real Estate

By Samuel Nickles, Graduate Assistant, UCI Community & Government Relations and Student Rep for Multi Housing Initiative Council Greg Lindsay, journalist and futurist, presented “What does Future Connectivity Mean to the Real Estate Industry” at the ULI Multi-Housing Initiative Council’s Annual program on September 15th in Newport Beach. During his presentation, he described the current landscape used for transportation, networks, and urban space management as a “heterogeneity with un-urbanized land areas”. He offered futuristic insights into the evolving constructs of urbanization drawing from other globalizing cities throughout the world. In … Read More

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WLI Gets Kicked Off in Orange County/Inland Empire

Urban Land Institute of Orange County and the Inland Empire held its commencement meeting for the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) on Tuesday, September 20th at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach. Chairwomen Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs and Joan Marcus-Colvin welcomed attendees, and set forth the mission of the WLI which is to promote the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry, to increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate industry and ULI, increase visibility of women leaders in the … Read More

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South Orange County’s New Urbanist Redevelopment

Compared to Los Angeles, Orange County has a reputation of being more spread out: lower density residential areas, open space preserves, and plentiful free parking in front of the big box retailers. But as the once new commercial areas continue to age, it seems that cities are considering alternatives to the traditional commercial developments of indoor and strip malls. Several revitalization plans are in various stages of development in Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Laguna Hills. The ULI Public Realm Initiative Council heard from members Seth Merewitz and Matt Shannon … Read More

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Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki of tst ink LLC on Brand Innovation

By Dana Kovach, Kovach Marketing One of 2016 BUILDER Magazine’s “most influential women in homebuilding” appeared last Wednesday, September 7 at the Leaders & Managers Program, sharing her experience and branding philosophy with attendees of the ULI OC/IE’s seminars. A Brand Creator Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki is the Principal of tst ink LLC, and has a distinguished 20+-year career of creating and enlivening top-selling brands in the community and resort development industry. Her presentation delved deep into key topics that she believes fuel brand creation and its quintessential need to link to … Read More

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YLG Spotlight on Chase Gilmore

Chase Gilmore Director, Development & Acquisitions Irvine Company Retail Properties YLG Rep Office & Commercial Initiative Council How did you find your way into the industry? I was working in the entertainment industry for a few tears representing actors and decided I wanted to make a change into real estate. I began doing anything I could think of to learn about real estate beyond my own finance background from college. I read real estate finance and transaction textbooks, began studying for my real estate license, and met with any friends … Read More

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ULI Tours Coastal Roots Farm

On Thursday, September 8th staff from ULI Orange County/Inland Empire and ULI San Diego/Tijuana, came together to tour Coastal Roots Farm, a non-profit community farm and education center located in Encinitas. The tour was led by Daron ‘Farmer D’ Joffe, Director of Agricultural Innovation and Development, The Leichtag Foundation and Interim Director, Coastal Roots Farm. Daron is a nationally recognized organic/biodynamic farmer, educator, speaker and eco-entrepreneur. He is the author of the acclaimed book Citizen Farmers: The Biodynamic Way to Grow Healthy Food, Build Thriving Communities and Give Back to the … Read More

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Message from Phyllis Tuchmann, Executive Director

Dear ULI Friends and Members: On September 19th, I am starting an exciting chapter in my career.  I have accepted a new role with ULI as the National Councils Director for ULI EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa).  Working overseas for ULI has been a career goal of mine since the organization started growing internationally.  It also so happens to coincide with my husband and my life plan to retire in southern Germany on the Bodensee. Nearly 11 years ago, on an inauspicious day (the day my father suffered a massive heart attack … Read More

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UrbanPlan – Learning the Fundamental Forces that Affect Development

By Scott Ashlock, Associate Designer, PlaceWorks At the beginning of August a group of more than 20 ULI members met to solve the problems facing the City of Yorktown’s Elmwood district—the fictional “case” in the UrbanPlan program that has been restarted after several years’ hiatus from the ULI OC/IE District Council. The program introduces students to the urban development process, where they learn about market and nonmarket dynamics, work with multidisciplinary teams, and face the challenge of managing the conflicting needs and wants of multiple stakeholders. In order to be … Read More

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Design from the Inside Out

By Bryant Brislin, The Hoffman Company and Vice Chair Outreach ULI NEXT The NEXT Council (professionals aged 35-45 years old) met on August 11, 2016 at the construction site for Trammell Crow Company’s new creative office project named The Boardwalk.  Council member/Vice Chair of Outreach Tunde Ogunwole is a Trammel employee and was gracious enough to suggest and put together this site tour.  Located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Jamboree Road and Dupont Drive, the new class A project will consist of two nine-story towers.  The total … Read More

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