Monthly Archives: June 2013

Urban Land Institute Northwest Launches Multifamily Product Council

For more information, contact Kelly Mann, ULI Northwest Executive Director at 206-226-2341 SEATTLE, WA (JUNE, 28 2013) — ULI Northwest is pleased to announce the Multifamily Product Council. The council held its inaugural meeting Monday, June 24. Formation of the Multifamily Product Council is an effort spearheaded by Kerry Nicholson, Senior Managing Director of Legacy Partners and current Chair of ULI Northwest. “My thought was that we in the multi-family industry are living through a time of historic development activity, affecting the built environment significantly for generations to come,” Nicholson … Read More

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Paddy Tillet Shares Wisdom and Experience With ULI Northwest Young Leaders Group of Portland

Last week, the ULI Northwest Young Leaders Group of Portland had the pleasure of sitting down with Paddy Tillett, an architect, urban designer, and city planner with 40 years of international professional experience. He is currently is a principal, responsible for Planning and Urban Design, for the firm ZGF Architects. Tillett treated the attendees to a brief history of his own life, out of which came two lessons; the first being that sometimes it’s okay to make the irresponsible decision – in his case this approach afforded him the opportunity to … Read More

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ULI Northwest Young Leadership Group Hosts Informative Tour of UW’s Reinvigorated West Campus

On June 4th, 2013, ULI Northwest hosted a tour of the recent University of Washington West Campus Housing project. The expansion consists of eight buildings, totaling $460 million in construction. Rob Lubin, Associate Director for Facilities and Capital Planning for Housing and Food Services at the University, provided a brief history of the project, emphasizing the desire to transform the evolving campus neighborhood into a connected, thriving community.  Three tour groups were led by Rob, Hal Ferris of Spectrum Development, and JR Fulton of Capital Projects. Participants were shown shared amenity … Read More

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Culture of Innovation Comes From Cities Large and Small

by Brett Widness May 31, 2013 While innovation is often associated with Silicon Valley’s high-tech industry or New York City’s financial giants, programs like Google Fiber and incubators are bringing growth to cities like Portland and Kansas City, according to panelists at the 2013 ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego. “It’s happening in all kinds of cities,” said ULI visiting fellow Richard Florida, moderating a panel called “Cities are the Next Innovation Engines.” He added, “Look at Audible returning to Newark,” referencing Amazon.com’s audibook division, which is a participant in … Read More

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Download the presentation from the Student Housing 2.0: UW West Campus Housing Tour Event

Click here to download the slides of the presentation given by UW Associate Director of Facilities Rob Lubin at the UW West Campus Housing Tour on June 4, 2013.

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