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MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! HOUSTON ARTS & CULTURAL PLAN   ABOUT THE PLAN TOWN HALL MEETING Wednesday, March 25 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is leading the development of the Arts and Cultural Plan. The City of Houston has many programs, practices and regulations to advance arts and cultural activities. With this Plan, the City aims to create a common vision, goals and coordinated implementation strategies as a practical guide for the City’s resources and activities and to identify how the City can best … 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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ULI Forecast for Houston: Sunny

The Houston Business Journal published favorable findings from the recent Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Americas Report. Read the full article here.

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Kresge Foundation Awards $800,000 to ULI Community Resiliency Program

Through the $800,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation, ULI will leverage the substantial expertise of its members to provide guidance on community building in a way that responds to inevitable climate change and sea level rise, and helps preserve the environment, boost economic prosperity, and foster a high quality of life. Learn More

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Kinders $50 million parks gift largest in Houston history

Writing an edtiorial for today’s Houston Chronicle, Bill King thanks the Kinder Foundation for generously making the largest gift to parks in Houston’s history, also one of the largest grants to public parks in the Nation. He also credits real estate developer, Houston Parks Board Chair, and ULI Member Tom Bacon for both the grand vision and dogged determination to see the project through. “I got my first briefing on the project from a real estate developer named Tom Bacon. Bacon, a University of Texas at Austin and Rice University … Read More

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