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Mentorship Group Heads North

A few lucky ULI Mentorship Program Proteges recently took an exciting trip up North with their Mentor, Larry Casey, to visit three of Donahue Schriber’s Sacramento properties. Guided by Donahue Schriber’s VP of Construction, they viewed the projects, reviewed development proformas and discussed lessons learned. The three properties visited were: Sienna Ridge –  99,000 sf Safeway anchored shopping center project about to start grading Sunridge Plaza – 92,000 sf Raley’s anchored shopping center development under vertical construction; Raley’s and Starbucks just opened Rocklin Commons and Crossings – 900,000 sf stabilized … Read More

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ULI NEXT Presents: Member-Only Roundtable Discussion

Please join us for a members-only roundtable event featuring intimate discussions on Workplace Innovation, Capital Markets, Multifamily Development, and Land Development and Entitlement with moderators Tom Bak, Trammell Crow, Pete Cassiano, Invesco, Bill Montgomery, Sares-Regis Group and Judi Schweitzer,  Schweitzer and Associates Inc. Fresh off the ULI Spring Meeting in Seattle, these FULL Members will be sharing information gained and knowledge learned from their experiences at their product councils and concurrent sessions. CLICK HERE to view invite. Featured Speakers: Capital Markets – Pete Cassiano, Invesco Workplace Innovation – Tom Bak, … Read More

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YLG Mentorship Program Kick Off Reception


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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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YLG Spotlight – Aaron Tofani

Aaron Tofani Founder/Owner ATE Real Estate & Rance’s Chicago Pizza Office & Commercial Initiative Council ULI Street Team Mentorship Program Participant How did you find your way into the industry? My first job in real estate happened by chance when I went to work digging ditches and laying geo-fabric for my father’s geotechnical and environmental engineering firm during my undergraduate studies at Cal State Fullerton. The biggest personalities I met during that time where developers, they drove the coolest cars and they seemed to have the most fun, so naturally … Read More

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YLG Boardroom After Hours: Raintree Partners

*MEMBERS ONLY* You won’t want to miss out on this intimate member only event with Jeff Allen, CEO of Raintree Partners! Mr. Allen has been in the real estate development, investment and management business for more than 35 years on a local, regional and national level. Mr. Allen formed Raintree Partners in December 2007 as the successor to J.B. Allen Realty, Inc., a real estate development company he established in 1999. Under Mr. Allen’s direction, the firm has created a platform partnership with an institutional investor through which Raintree Partners has … Read More

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Leaders in Planned Communities, Urban Infill & Residential Design Program – Spring 2016

6 Wednesday Evenings April 6th through May 18th, excluding April 20th (ULI Spring Meeting) This ULI Program featuring Industry Leaders & Managers in Planned Communities, Urban Infill & Residential Design is based on a popular and successful lecture series that will be presented again in the Spring 2016. Organized and Moderated by ULI Full Member John Martin of Martin & Associates, you will meet many of the most effective Leaders and Managers in Community Development and Homebuilding, who will discuss a variety of topics, including: The story of their career path and success highlights along the … Read More

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Public Sector Brainstorming

By: Jessica Candaele, LEED AP, CPSM, KTGY On Wednesday, March 23rd ULI Orange County/Inland Empire brought together an impressive group of public sector members for a Brainstorming Session. The purpose of the meeting was to learn from active public sector members about what ULI OCIE can do better to attract more members from this population. With 9% of ULI OCIE’s membership made up of public sector members compared to the national number of 16%, we are lagging behind in meeting the needs of this important segment of the land use … Read More

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People + Collaboration = Public Realm

Public places are created by people for the people. They are created via collaboration and result in a place for congregation. Public places have the potential to address community problems and offer incentives for all the parties involved. Successful public realms drive economic development, increase community vitality, and encourage political will. Since public places are a result of multi-party collaboration, all parties must “win” in order to achieve success. The 2012 OC Community Indicators Report identified a fundamental problem hindering the social and economic growth of Orange County: young professionals … Read More

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ULI NEXT Discusses “Community”

The newly-formed NEXT Council (professionals aged 35-45 years old) met on February 11th at the offices of Manatt Phelps for their second council meeting. The Council’s membership represents a wide sector of the real estate industry from lawyers to residential developers/builders, property managers to investors, and consultants to those in the public sector.  The subject of this meeting was “Community” and the members engaged in a spirited discussion regarding what “community” meant to them. The responses were as diverse as the NEXT Council’s membership. There were those who said that … Read More

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