ULI Houston News

Award Call for Entries


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. Submit your transformative projects NOW Categories – Urban Open Space – For-Profit – Not For-Profit – Heritage Last Call Deadline: September 30 $300 non-profit $500 for-profit Become a Sponsor! Join us in promoting our great Houston region and the real estate firms that make it … Read More

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Where are We Headed? Houston Outlook Post Boom! – VIDEO/PPT

The Houston region has enjoyed years of strong economic growth driven largely by a thriving energy industry. Now, as this industry restructures itself due to low prices for crude oil and natural gas, the real estate industry and broader regional economy deal with the aftereffects. Our panel will discuss their immediate and long term forecasts for our regional economy. Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Briar Club in June. If you were unable to make the luncheon or were interested in reviewing the presentations from our speakers, … Read More

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Suburban Marketplace Wrap-Up

Did you miss Suburban Marketplace? Our panel videos and keynote speakers are below.   In the News Expert: Houston needs more mixed-use in the suburbs – Houston Business Journal Thank you to our sponsors: PRESENTING     UNDERWRITING COCKTAIL RECEPTION SPONSOR MENTORSHIP MARKETPLACE SPONSOR PLATINUM SPONSORS               SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR TABLE SPONSORS                                

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SAVE THE DATE: May 11, 2016 Are you a ULI member looking for a way to get more involved? Are you thinking about joining and want to learn more about ULI Houston? My ULI is an event designed to answer these specific questions and more. Please join us for a complimentary breakfast followed by a brief presentation designed to give you a robust picture of what ULI Houston is all about. We will be discussing the benefits of membership, the role of our Leadership Committees, exciting events planned for 2016-2017, … Read More

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Trail-Oriented Development: New ULI Report

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 … Read More

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2016 Suburban Marketplace – Tour Registration Information

TOURS – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN* APRIL 7th 8-11am Tours are limited to the first 30 people per tour who register. Tour Cost: $20 for members and $30 for non-members Hughes Landing The Woodlands Waterway District, Lake Woodlands & The East Shore Bluejack National (leaves at 8am) Already Registered for the Event? GO HERE to reserve your space.   Need to Register for the Event & A Tour?  GO HERE. You must register for the conference to be eligible for the tours. HUGHES LANDING:  Hughes Landing is a 66-acre mixed-use development situated on … Read More

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East End TAP


Redeveloping the East End, Catalysts for Sustainable Transitions In recent years, neighborhoods within Houston’s most inner loop have experienced a high degree of redevelopment. Stoked by an influx of new residents attracted to downtown amenities and primed by the region’s growing economy, residential and commercial development has taken off in central Houston. Public and private investments in the public realm — from new light rail lines to mixed-use developments to significant green space improvements — have amplified this growth. Despite its rapid pace, new development and the benefits it brings has … Read More

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Announcing New E.D.

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David Kim Named Executive Director of Urban Land Institute Houston HOUSTON (February 22, 2016) – The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has named David Kim, a proven leader in the Houston real estate and non-profit communities, as executive director. Kim succeeds Ann Taylor, who served as executive director from 2008 to 2015. “We are delighted to announce David’s appointment,” said Carleton Riser, president of Transwestern Development Company and ULI Houston District Council chair. “David brings to the role over ten years of real estate experience, a … Read More

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ULI Houston Chair

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URBAN LAND INSTITUTE HOUSTON APPOINTS TBG PARTNERS BILL ODLE AS INCOMING COUNCIL CHAIR HOUSTON – February 5, 2016 – The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has appointed Bill Odle, ASLA, as the incoming Houston District Council Chair effective July 1, 2016. He succeeds Carleton Riser who served as chair from 2014-2016. Odle has been a member of ULI since 2003. He has served the non-profit in various leadership roles beginning six years ago as the ULI district council programs chair, then as the local chair of … Read More

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Winners Announced


Congratulations to our 2016 Development of Distinction Award Winners!         WINNER FOR-PROFIT Heights Clock Tower, Heights Clock Tower, LLC  Watch Their Video The judges saw the Heights Clock Tower as a true labor of love. They appreciated how the owner took the time to research and renovate with detail, care and thought. This is an example of how projects can retain Houston’s historical culture, but remain relevant to today’s consumers and the judges feel that this is the kind of project that should be emulated.   WINNER URBAN … Read More

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