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2016 DoD Awards

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The ULI Houston Development of Distinction Awards define the standard for excellence in the practice of real estate development in the Houston region. The Award recognizes developments and public open spaces that exemplify best practices in design, construction, economic viability, healthy places, marketing and management. Plan now to join a distinguished gathering of real estate leaders to toast the best of the best on Tuesday, January 26th at the Rice Crystal Ballroom. Submit Your Award Entry Pay Entry Fee Sponsorship Opportunities Early Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2015 – by 5pm … Read More

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Final Hours to Share Comments on Houston’s Draft General Plan

Do you have concerns or thoughts about Houston’s General Plan but missed the public meetings? It’s not too late to share your comments regarding the General Plan. The City is seeking input on the policy directives through July 24th. To comment, you can visit by clicking on any policy directive and then on “feedback” at the bottom of each directive’s page. You may also mail your comments to Planning and Development Department, 611 Walker St., 6th Floor. Houston, TX, 77002.

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ULI’s 2015 Spring Meeting in Houston was a Success

The ULI 2015 Spring Meeting, held in Houston this year, was a success! Thank You To our sponsors, committee members, volunteers and district council members for ensuring Houston was a great host, we thank you! Highlights Watch former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker and Gerald D. Hines, chairman of the Houston-based Hines real estate organization, share lessons learned as leaders in their respective fields and provide insight on what leadership looks like going forward: James Baker and Gerald Hines: The Future of Leadership View and download your favorite presentations from … Read More

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Houston Bike Plan

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What kind of bike are you? Participate in, learn about and share the Houston Bike Plan. ULI Houston is always interested in supporting initiatives that promote a healthier community. We encourage using the ULI Building Healthy Places principles in all that we do. The Houston Bike Plan falls in line with those principles, and that is why we support it. The Houston Bike Plan, which kicked off on May 30th, is a 12-month planning effort to update the City’s Comprehensive 1993 Bikeway Plan. Since 1993, there have been major changes in the city … Read More

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New Year, New ULI Houston Web Site

Welcome to the new ULI Houston website. We hope you find it easier to navigate directly to what interests you, like event registrations, or free streaming video of our latest expert roundtable discussion, or free downloads of ULI reports. While we always want to serve you better, an additional benefit of transitioning to this new site is that it vastly improves our connectivity with the global network of ULI–well over 34,000 strong around the world who come to to connect, get information, and give back. This new site makes all of … Read More

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Expert discuss ROI of developments that advance public health

ULI Houston Building Healthy Places Slideshow Building a place with a sense of connection – where people want to live, visit or work – will prove out in retention, frequency, sales and so forth, panelists said at the ULI discussion “Building Healthy Communities and the Bottom Line” last week in Houston. The discussion, facilitated by ULI Senior Vice President, Washington, DC, Rachel MacCleery, brought together a cross section of projects and experiences in and around Texas focusing on the market case for projects that improve the health of people and … Read More

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Houston Award Winner Highlighted as Healthy Places Case Study


For the first time in its seven-year history, the ULI Houston Development of Distinction Awards added “positive impact on community health” to the criteria for award-worthy projects. Read More

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ULI Award Video Profiles


At the link below, you can watch six 4-minute videos on each finalist project and an interview with the 2014 Awards jury. It’s the next-best thing to being at the Awards (minus the cocktails, great meal, live music, and networking with some of the best of the best in real estate and land use). WATCH AWARDS VIDEOS NOW Congratulations again to all who were honored, and see you next year!

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Member News: Metrostudy Reports Houston Still Leading Nation

(Houston, TX – January 29, 2014) Throughout 2013, several significant trends continue to stand out in significance for the Houston housing market. These include robust job growth thanks to strong economic fundamentals, low resale inventory partially driven by investor activity, high rental rates, and high affordability resulting from continued low mortgage rates. This is according to a recent report by Metrostudy, a national housing data and consulting firm that maintains the most extensive primary database on residential construction in the US housing market. The Houston new home market continued to … Read More

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ULI Members in the News: Bill Odle, TBG Partners

At ULI, we are delighted when Members who “do good” — give back to their community, mentor young leaders, uphold the highest professional standards, also “do well” — grow their business and increase their influence. Bill Odle, Managing Principal, Houston and Tulsa for TBG Partners, also is ULI Houston Chair of Mission Advancement, and an officer in a national ULI Product Council for Public + Private Partnership. He recently sat down with Jenny Aldridge, Real Estate writer for the Houston Business Journal, to discuss industry trends in landscape and real … Read More

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