Monthly Archives: November 2014

Event Recap – Emerging Trends 2015, Seattle

  The ULI Northwest Emerging Trends 2015 in Real Estate breakfast on November 18 was as insightful as it was humorous and filled with “take-aways.” Mitch Roschelle, US National Practice Leader for PwC’s Real Estate Advisory Practice, took the audience through the following top 10 real estate trends for the coming year before turning the floor over to a panel discussion of “The Intersection of Commercial Real Estate with Technology and E-Commerce.” 2015 Emerging Trends in Real Estate The 18-Hour City Comes of Age • Housing, retail, dining, and walk-to-work … Read More

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Investing in a Live/Work Environment – Portland

Excerpt from a Nov. 17 article in Urban Land magazine by Will Macht As aging baby boomers migrate back to cities, many seek opportunities to integrate their workspaces and their living spaces in walkable urban neighborhoods that are burgeoning with new cafés, shops, and restaurants. And many millennials are joining them in their quest. But finding available and acceptable older buildings or building new ones that might suit diverse needs and meet zoning requirements, building and environmental codes, as well as economic feasibility needs, can demand innovative solutions to create … Read More

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Event Recap – Emerging Trends 2015 in Portland

Held at The Nines Hotel in downtown Portland, professionals spanning all aspects of the built environment gathered on November 19 to review the real estate trends and forecasts from leading experts both national and locally for 2015. In addition to featuring the most recent trends in our industry, Andy Warren, the Director of Real Estate Research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) provided a comprehensive review of 2014 and trends expected for 2015. The theme for Andy’s research was “Sustaining Momentum but Taking Nothing for Granted,” and he emphasized that a competitive market, … Read More

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Among Selected for 2015 Class of Fellows for Rose Center for Public Leadership

WASHINGTON (November 19, 2014) – The Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced today that the mayors of Boston, Omaha, Pittsburgh and Seattle have been selected to participate in the 2015 class of fellows for the Rose Center for Public Leadership. The mayor of each city will lead a team of three fellows and a coordinator, who together will select a local land use challenge for which they will receive technical assistance from faculty experts assembled by ULI and their peers from the other three fellowship cities. The Daniel Rose Center Fellowship … Read More

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Event Preview: Emerging Trends 2015 (Seattle)

ULI Northwest is proud to present Emerging Trends 2015 on November 18 from 7:00am – 9:00 am at the Marriott Seattle Waterfront. This presentation will feature the Emerging Trends in Real Estate®2015 report as well as a session on the outlook for Seattle area real estate, including a panel of leading area real estate investors and experts. Emerging Trends in Real Estate®2015 is a publication from PricewaterhouseCoopers and ULI. The report provides an outlook on U.S. investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, metropolitan areas, … Read More

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Puget Sound Business Journal Names ULI Trustee Greg Johnson as 2014 Executive of the Year

Congratulations to Greg Johnson, president of Wright Runstad, on being named the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2014 Executive of the Year. Greg is the force behind one of the largest developments on the West Coast, the $2.3 billion Spring District project in Bellevue. His company also is developing the planned $600 million Rainier Square tower. He also oversaw the recent development and construction of the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium. Greg is a former chair of the ULI Northwest District Council and is currently a trustee at the national level … Read More

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ULI Northwest Member Erin Christensen Ishizaki Named to Urban Land’s 40 Under 40

Congratulations to Erin Christensen Ishizaki of Mithun on being named one of Urban Land magazine’s 40 Under 40. Erin is a longtime, active ULI Northwest member who helped create ULI’s 10 Principles for Building Healthy Places. She currently serves on the Affordable Housing Task Force, and was a participant in ULI Northwest’s inaugural session of the Center for Sustainable Leadership program. Urban Land magazine, the flagship publication of the Urban Land Institute, announced the winners at the ULI Fall Meeting in New York City. The competition aims to recognizes the best … Read More

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