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TMC executive and long-time ULI leader to serve as Houston district council chair for the real estate development and land use non-profit organization HOUSTON – June 7, 2018 – The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has appointed Abbey Roberson as the incoming Houston District Council Chair effective July 1, 2018. Roberson, who will serve as the first female chair for ULI’s local council, succeeds Bill Odle, principal, TBG Partners, who is completing his two-year term. Roberson has been a dedicated member of ULI for more than … Read More

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Successful Suburban Marketplace

Suburban Marketplace 2018 – Sugar Land, TX Thank you to our Suburban Marketplace sponsors and attendees for making the day a success! Below are links to presentations from the day and media coverage.   ULI would especially like to thank: Richard Muller, Suburban Marketplace Co-Chair, Principal, The Muller Law Group, PLLC. Jennifer Keller, Suburban Marketplace Co-Chair, President and Chief Operating Officer, Land Tejas W. Douglas Goff, Suburban Marketplace Honorary Chair, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer, Johnson Development Corp. Articles from Media: Here’s what Greater Houston area education leaders had to … Read More

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Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 2018 Development of Distinction Award Winners! Winners were announced at a live event on January 30th, 2018 Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Winstead and our Gold and Silver sponsors for the evening. See a full list of sponsors below. View the full press release View our news post to see a list of all our Finalists and this year’s Honorable Mention projects Winners Urban Open Space AND People’s Choice Winner: Levy Park For Profit – Small Scale Development Headquarters For Profit – Large Scale Development Sawyer Yards Non-Profit … Read More

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Join Us!

  JOIN ULI HOUSTON & YOUR FELLOW REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS  FOR THE NEW YEAR KICK OFF NETWORKING EVENT new location – new program format – new “must attend” event of the year! Thank You to Our Host Committee Alan Arnold, Rice Management Company // Jonathan Brinsden, Midway // Ric Campo, Camden // Chip Clarke, Transwestern // Cortney Cole, HFF // Greg Erwin, Winstead // Edwin Friedrichs, Walter P Moore // Dan Gilbane, Gilbane Building Company // Jason Glover, LaSalle Group // Burdette Huffman, EDGE Realty Capital Markets // Paul Landen, BakerBotts LLP // Paul Layne, The Howard Hughes Corporation // Michelle … Read More

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Global Award Winners Announced – Houston Has a Winner!

One of Houston’s beloved parks, Buffalo Bayou Park, has been recognized as a winner of Urban Land Institute’s Global Awards for Excellence 2017-2018. Director of the Urban Resilience Program at the Urban Land Institute Katharine Burgess said of the park, “Buffalo Bayou Park has been a national model for resilience, surviving three major floods including Harvey. Cities across the country are looking to invest in flood infrastructure like this, that does double duty by both improving quality of life and recreation opportunities, and also increasing preparedness for extreme events.” Buffalo … Read More

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Award Finalists

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE HOUSTON ANNOUNCES 2018 DEVELOPMENT OF DISTINCTION FINALISTS   National jury to tour and select winners among the 8 finalists in the for-profit small and large, not-for-profit, and urban open space categories   HOUSTON – October 17, 2017 – The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI-Houston) announced 8 finalists for the 2018 Development of Distinction Awards. The prestigious award recognizes developments and public open spaces that demonstrate best practices in design, construction, economic viability, healthy places, marketing and management and is modeled after the national … Read More

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Building Healthy Places Local Spotlight: Urban Infill and Brownfields in Houston

Co-Authors: Adele Houghton, Biositu, LLC Aimee Schultze, Harris County Public Health Note: This article complements the BHP Breakfast Series presentation on August 24, 2017: BHP Breakfast Series – Brownfields Redevelopment. Houston is famously one of the least dense cities in the U.S. At 8,778 square miles (sq. mi.), the metropolitan area falls in between Massachusetts (7,838 sq. mi.) and New Hampshire (8,969 sq. mi.) in terms of land area. So, the trend to revitalize the urban core over recent decades may come as a surprise to some. Houstonians are moving … Read More

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ULI Names 32 Participants in Health Leaders Network

Thirty-two professionals in real estate development, planning, design, engineering, finance, and health care from across the country have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network, a new program designed to empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. The Health Leaders Network is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and ULI Foundation governor Randall Lewis. The Health Leaders will convene in an introductory forum … Read More

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We are Resilient

Our thoughts are with our fellow ULI Texas members and entire area impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Please note that the Sept. 7 Annual Sporting Clays Classic and previously postponed Leadership Luncheon – Urban Revitalization will be rescheduled. The immediate needs of the localcommunity are great and, if you are inclined, we encourage volunteering your time or contributing to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner or the United Way of Greater Houston flood relief fund. Recovery will be long, but our city is resilient. We echo our national ULI leadership when … Read More

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BHP Houston in Action: Springwoods Village

Note: This article complements the BHP Breakfast Series presentation on Friday, June 30: LEEDing Houston into the future: Sustainable Design and Community Health.   Author: Adele Houghton, Biositu, LLC Health and wellbeing are increasingly thought of in the real estate sector as synonymous with high quality construction. As a result, market forces have begun to reward developments that incorporate Building Healthy Places (BHP) principles. The most recent example of this trend in Houston is Springwoods Village, a 1,800-acre master planned, mixed-use community developed by Coventry Development Corporation. Located in the … Read More

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