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Mentorship Group Visits Sacramento!

On June 26 Larry Casey, President and COO of Donahue Schriber, organized a trip for his ULI Young Leaders Mentorship Group to visit three Sacramento area development projects and one redevelopment project totaling over $400 million in gross costs for Donahue Schriber.  On top of Donahue Schriber’s investment, tenants have spent a minimum of another $50 million in building/building out their stores. The tour was led by Donahue Schriber’s Senior Vice President of Construction, Scott Lawrence. Pictures show the group in front of Donahue Schriber’s plane in which the group traveled … Read More

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YLG Program: Boardroom After Hours with John Burns

John Burns CEO John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC   John founded the company to help business executives make informed housing industry investment decisions.  The company’s research subscribers receive the most accurate analysis possible to inform their macro investment decisions, and the company’s consulting clients receive specific property and portfolio investment advice designed to maximize profits.  The team takes great pride in enabling the profitable development of the best places to live in the world. John co-authored Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses, a #1 best seller in several … Read More

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Solutions for Urban Ag: 2nd Annual Harvest Moon Celebration

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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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What Goes Into ULI Event Planning?

ULI Member Josh Cox, Hillwood Development, met up with Kendra Chandler, Director, and Katie Holst, Senior Associate, ULI Orange County/Inland Empire, to scout out a place to hold the May 19th ULI program at the former Rialto Municipal Airport.  So, how do you find a site on 1,500 acres to park attendees’ cars, seat 75-100 people, bring in A/V, set-up chairs and a “Porta Potty? Well, ULI program planning starts with members like Cox, and Joe Cesta, CBRE, who serves as the Vice Chair of the ULI-Inland Empire Committee. They … 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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*SOLD OUT* YLG Boardroom After Hours: Pacific City

MEMBER ONLY EVENT The next YLG Boardroom After Hours event will be a much anticipated tour of brand new Pacific City in Huntington Beach! Leading the tour will be Lindsay Parton, President, DJM Capital and Jeff Larson, Principal, MVE+Partners. Space is VERY limited, register today to secure your spot. This is a YLG member only event. Board Room After Hours Sponsors:        

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Correlation Between Active Transportation and Increased Property Values

By Phyllis Tuchmann, ULI Orange County/Inland Empire “Damn that traffic jam!  How I hate to be late.  Hurts my motor to go so slow. Damn that traffic jam.” – Lyrics by James Taylor. Waiting in traffic is not “Active Transportation,” a new planning vernacular for non-motorized transportation, specifically biking and walking. “Bicycling is the fastest-growing form of transportation for commuters in the US.  Fifty percent of US residents say that walkability is a top priority or a high priority when considering where to live,” says Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow … 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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