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Developers Assemble! ST3 & Beyond – Presentation Materials

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Leading Voices Podcast Series: Mayor Marilyn Strickland

Mayor Marilyn Strickland | Mayor | City of Tacoma, WA As an African American and Asian American woman in office, Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma challenges notions of what makes a strong leader. She talks about the journey that has led her to earning the top post of this international port city. Learn more about the Leading Voices with ULI podcast. Subscribe Today: iTunes SoundCloud Google Play Stitcher Overcast

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Event Recap: Emerging Trends in Portland

On the morning of November, 10th, real estate professionals from various sectors in the Portland market filled the ballroom of the Sentinel Hotel for ULI’s annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate event. Price Waterhouse Cooper’s annual report captures the responses from over 500 real estate professionals in topics ranging from investment opportunities, market sector trends, capital markets and development. Keynote: Andy Warren, Director of Real Estate Research, PwC Panelists Moderator: Dennis Allen, Managing Director, Holland Partner Group Christian Kaylor, Economist State of Oregon Patricia Raicht, Senior VP and National Director … Read More

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Event Recap: Emerging Trends 2017 in Seattle

The Emerging Trends 2017 presentation and panel could not have come at a more tumultuous time–the morning after the 2016 Presidential Election. Yet a full crowd was on hand on the morning of November 9 at Hyatt at Olive 8 to hear about current real estate market sentiment throughout the country, as well as forecasts for the coming year. The presentation kicked off with an announcement regarding the local launch of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. This effort has the goal of engaging rising female members through leadership training and mentorship. … Read More

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Event Recap: The Economics of Inclusionary Development (Portland, OR)

We have received a lot of positive feedback and interest in last week’s event The Economics of Inclusionary Development. Many of you have reached out asking for access to the presentations that were given by Mike Wilkerson of ECONorthwest (presentation 1) and by Matt Tschabold of the Portland Housing Bureau (presentation 2). In addition, Joe Cortright, one of the panelists, and Principal Economist at City Observatory wrote this recap of the event. And the following day, Commissioner Dan Saltzman, released the Inclusionary Housing Program Recommendations. For those of you who … Read More

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Event Recap: China & Japan Study Tour

For 2 weeks in June 2016, ULI Northwest staff guided a delegation of North American ULI Members on a study tour of Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Kyoto. This was the first trip of its kind organized by a U.S. District Council with assistance with our counterparts from ULI Mainland China and ULI Japan. Our trip began in Beijing, the capital city and government seat of China. The first day in Beijing was set aside for cultural tours. We managed to see both the Forbidden Palace and the Great Wall in … Read More

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Spotlight on Shanghai

Here are five fun facts on Shanghai, the second stop of our upcoming study tour of China & Japan: 1. Shanghai is huge! There are 4 times as many people in the City of Shanghai than in the entire country of New Zealand. 2. The main language spoken in Shanghai is Shanghainese. Like many Chinese regions, Shanghai has its own unique language. It is one of the 248 Chinese dialects. And within Shanghai, there are mini dialects. Those from the outer suburbs use different vocabulary and have accents different from … Read More

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Spotlight on Beijing

Here are five fun facts on Beijing, the first stop of our upcoming study tour of China & Japan: 1. Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Bei means northern, and jing means capital. 2. Beijing is the center of the nation’s politics and international exchanges, and it is also China’s second largest city after Shanghai. 3. The cuisine in Beijing is known as Jing Cuisine, and the popular dishes include Hot and Sour Soup, Moo Shu Pork, and Peking Duck, which is a roast duck sliced … Read More

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China & Japan Tour


Join ULI Northwest on an immersive tour of three major Asian markets: Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo. Prepare for exclusive access to new projects, executive-level investors and developers, and insights into direct investment between North America and Asia. Reserve your spot now for this dynamic tour of Asia’s most important markets for investment and development. The tour will include three days at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Shanghai, the region’s premier real estate event featuring sessions with industry leaders and in-depth property tours. The tour is specifically designed for upper-level … Read More

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Event Recap: Emerging Trends 2016 (Seattle)

In this increasingly complex world, adaptation is key to survival and competitive advantage, and the following trends speak to the flexibility, resilience, and innovation of the economy and commercial real estate market. 18-Hour Cities Secondary markets are suddenly “hip” as investors look to place capital in markets outside the 24-hour gateway cities. A Return to the Burbs? As millennials marry and start families, many are moving to the suburbs. Changes in Office Space Can aging office assets meet the current and fluid demands of tech, media, advertising, and information users? … Read More

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