Monthly Archives: August 2013

ULI Houston FY13 Annual Report Published


Letter from ULI Houston Chair, Greg Erwin Since 1992, the ULI Houston District Council has been a respected source of leadership in our community, for all areas of land use. Last year, ULI Houston became an even more powerful voice for best practices in real estate. A few highlights of FY 2013: The Houston Chronicle requested a ULI editorial about redevelopment of the East End for the Sunday Opinion section on NBA All-Star weekend. Three additional Houston Chronicle front-page business stories reported on our leadership in urban retail redevelopment; the Energy, … Read More

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Media coverage of August 29 luncheon

The first ULI Houston program of the new fiscal year, “The Suburban Land Rush,” brought a full house to the Junior League. Among the 330 attendees were news reporters from the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Business Journal, and the Realty News Report. To read Erin Mulvaney’s article in the Houston Chronicle, click here. And to read Shaina Zucker’s Houston Business Journal blog post, click here.

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Video, Powerpoint of Suburban Land Rush Program Online


On April 1, 2014, ULI will present Suburban Marketplace 2014, the largest ULI event focused on issues that impact commercial and residential suburban real estate development. As a sneak preview of that day-long event, this luncheon in August focused on the demand for land and forces driving suburban residential development. The August 29 program, “The Suburban Land Rush” broke the record for the largest audience ever to attend a luncheon at the Junior League. The packed house was there to hear from suburban development experts Tim Welbes of The Woodlands Development … Read More

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Sold Out! August 29th Luncheon: “The Suburban Land Rush”


The August 29 Luncheon at the Junior League is sold out. Please look for the video podcast, available online following the event at, with expert panelists: Doug Goff, Johnson Development Corporation David Weekley, David Weekley Homes Tim Welbes, The Woodlands Development Company David Jarvis, Metrostudy And Moderator, Lisa Chahin, Genesis Collaborative. Click Here To See Who is Attending

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ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance Reports Progress

A new report published by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance in Washington suggests that the global real estate industry continues to make progress in improving the environmental performance of existing buildings.  To read the full press release and access the 4th annual report, click here.

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Awards Nomination Panel Announced


NEWS RELEASE  Media Contacts: Ann Taylor;; (713) 349-8821 Claudia Morlan;; (832) 725-6884 URBAN LAND INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 2014 DEVELOPMENT OF DISTINCTION AWARDS Prestigious opportunity for excellence in real estate development; Submission deadline is Sept. 13 HOUSTON – August 20, 2013 – The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced the call for nominations for its signature 2014 Development of Distinction Awards which define the standard for excellence in the practice of real estate development in the Houston region. The award recognizes developments … Read More

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The U.S. Housing Finance System Is Still Broken

In an Opinion column for Urban Land, former secretaries of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros and Mel Martinez say that America’s housing finance system is fundamentally broken and in desperate need of repair. Read more at Urban Land. ULI is sometimes called “the big tent” because we convene people from every discipline that makes a city work–developers, investors, planners, public officials, designers, scholars, and more. We are interested in presenting a diversity of views and voices, and welcome comment, even polite disagreement, from ULI Members on the … Read More

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Council Applications Due 04/19


A limited number of seats are available on ULI Local Product Councils. These small groups create opportunities for ULI Members to meet with others who share interests and work toward common goals to improve our region. Applications are due April 19. To find out more and apply today, click here.

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Transcending the expedient to reach for the excellent – ULI on George Mitchell’s real estate legacy

“The Woodlands is an attractive new town that successfully integrates all the necessary elements of a vibrant, healthy community: a diversity of housing types; employment centers; a town center; a research park; and cultural, educational, medical, and recreational facilities. Its success is directly attributed to the vision, courage, and financial commitment of its developer.” Official Jury Statement on The Woodlands, 1994 ULI Awards for Excellence, New Community Category While researching a commentary The Houston Chronicle requested from ULI Houston on George Mitchell as a visionary developer, it was gratifying to … Read More

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Entry Deadline Extended Until Sept. 27 for ULI Awards


NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN 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 that exemplify best practices in design, construction, economic viability, community health, marketing and management. The deadline for nominations is September 13, 2013. Late nominations will be accepted until Sept. 27, for an increased nomination fee. Click HERE for 2014 Nomination Payment Form (Payment Due by October 1st) Click HERE for 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities Click HERE to fill out your entry Award Eligibility Requirements … Read More

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