ULI Southwest Florida News

Urban Land Institute, Keep Lee County Beautiful plant sea oats at Lovers Key

                The Urban Land Institute-Southwest Florida and Keep Lee County Beautiful recently hosted a joint service project at Lovers Key State Park beach. More than 40 volunteers participated in planting over 2,400 sea oats 150- to 200-feet inland from the Gulf of Mexico’s mean high tide line. “To have such a large group of motivated volunteers help plant over 2,400 sea oats is incredible,” said Katie Moses, former park services specialist at Lovers Key State Park and now assistant park manager at Koreshan … Read More

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Trail-Oriented Development: New ULI Report Looks at Projects Tailored to Those Who Prefer Cycling and Walking Over Driving

For more information, contact Trish Riggs at 202-624-7086 WASHINGTON (March 29, 2016) — Cyclists, take note: real estate developers and cities are becoming more responsive to your needs by creating an increasing number of communities tailored to those who would rather bike than drive. A new Urban Land Institute (ULI) publication, Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier identifies this trend as “trail-oriented development,” the latest phase in the evolution of urban development from car-centric to people-friendly design. Similar to transit-oriented development, trail-oriented development takes advantage of and leverages … Read More

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URBAN LAND INSTITUTE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE TEAMS UP WITH PROLOGIS TO PROVIDE 2015 ULI FALL MEETING SCHOLARSHIPS TO TEN URBAN LAND INSTITUTE MEMBERS

WASHINGTON  (August 20, 2015) – Ten Urban Land Institute members have been selected to receive scholarships to attend ULI’s 2015 Fall Meeting in San Francisco through a program sponsored by the institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) and Prologis, a ULI sustaining member company and an Icon sponsor for the meeting. The WLI Prologis Scholarship program is awarding a total of $25,000 in scholarships to Tracey Ferguson, assistant project manager, The New Home Company, Sacramento; Vanessa Muscara, senior research analyst, M&G Real Estate, London; Kristin Olson, real estate and asset manager, … Read More

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The News-Press 9-7-15 Young Professionals on the rise in our region

One of ULI SW Florida’s Young Leaders, Jan-Erik Hustrulid was recently recognized for his hard work and dedication as a young leader in our DC!                                     Click here to continue reading                                                      

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Pavese Law Firm attorney and certified land planner to present on planning and social entrepreneurship at the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association’s annual conference

Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, AICP, a land use, zoning, and local government attorney and certified land planner at Pavese Law Firm, will present at the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association’s (APA) annual conference to be held Sept. 8-11 at The Diplomat, a Hilton Curio Hotel, in Hollywood, Florida. The presentation titled “The Planner as a Social Entrepreneur” will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 8:30-9:45 a.m.  The presentation will focus on empowering planners to serve as agents of change in their community by utilizing their skillsets to benefit social and service … Read More

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Growing fast

Those who brush their teeth each morning, work in the same office or play on the same golf course each day and sleep in the same bed each evening are sometimes unable to recognize the most salient fact of life on the southwest coast of Florida: Everything around them is changing, and much more rapidly than in almost anywhere else in the United States. The reason is so obvious that it’s sometimes invisible: The region is sunny, warm and beached. Millions of people with money, therefore — both baby boomers … Read More

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ULI’s Katie Berkey Guest Lecturer for FGCU Real Estate Students

Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, AICP, a land use, zoning, and local government attorney and certified land planner at Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers, Fla., was the guest lecturer for the Real Estate Fundamentals class at Florida Gulf Coast University on October 7th.  Her presentation focused on the role of land use lawyers and planners in the land development process and sharing her experiences taking projects through the due diligence, pre-entitlement, and entitlement phases of development, as well as the value of joining the Urban Land Institute as an emerging professional. … Read More

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Reducing Buildings’ Energy Consumption and Emissions

The latest report published by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance demonstrates that some of the world’s leading real estate investors are making significant progress in reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions, and water usage in their existing buildings. The Greenprint Performance Report measures and tracks the performance of 4,001 buildings owned by Greenprint’s 34 members and affiliated partners, who constitute an alliance of the world’s leading real estate owners, investors, and financial institutions committed to improving environmental performance across the global property industry. Volume 5 of the report, which … Read More

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Reasons to Attend the ULI Fall Meeting

The top reasons you should attend the 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City. Read More

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YLG Event benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County

On July 24th the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders hosted a HULI Hour at Sea toy drive to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. Thanks to the wonderful generosity of Bay Water Boat Rentals and the Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, our group enjoyed a magnificent sunset aboard the only double decker pontoon in the state of Florida. Toy donations included balls, ropes and games. Pictured from Left to Right: Katie Berkey –Pavese Law Firm, Cristina and Bryan Filson – Nova Wealth Management, Jan-Erik Hustrulid – Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, Noel Davies … Read More

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