Category Archives: Press Releases

Going to the Fall Meeting? Do a study tour of Dallas, Austin, and Houston

ULI Asia Pacific is running a study tour prior to the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas that will get you exclusive access to new projects in Dallas, Austin, and Houston. Go to Asia.ULI.org for more information.

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Event Preview | Put a Lid on It: Creating New Opportunities for Urban Land

What does the future look like for Seattle as open space becomes scarce due to population growth? While we might not have an answer just quite yet, ULI Northwest is hoping to continue this discussion by hosting an event that will discuss the idea of putting a lid on I-5 and whether or not this is the right fit for downtown Seattle. Held on June 1st, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt in Downtown Seattle from 7:30 A.M to 10:00 A.M, this is an event you won’t want to miss. With … Read More

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Spotlight on Kyoto

Kyoto, the original capital of Japan, is the country’s cultural epicenter and holds countless immaculately preserved historical and spiritual treasures. We are offering an optional add-on of two days in Kyoto at the end of our Study Tour that you won’t want to miss. Highlights on our Kyoto visit will include: Private dinner at a traditional Kyoto restaurant with locally sourced cuisine and sake pairing Morning meditation and tea ceremoney in Kodaji Temple Lunch at Kiyomizu Temple featuring traditional Buddist style vegetarian lunch overlooking a private garden inside the temple … Read More

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12th Avenue Arts Honored with ULI Global Award for Excellence

Seattle’s 12th Avenue Arts is among the 10 real estate developments selected as winners of the 2015 Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs.  This year’s winners—five in North America, three in Europe, and two in Asia—were honored at the 2015 ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Read the full press release here.

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Portland Developer Anyeley Hallová found inspiration through ULI Hines Competition

Fifteen years ago, when Anyeley Hallová was studying sustainable agriculture and environmental systems as an undergraduate student at Cornell University, becoming a real estate developer was the farthest thing from her mind. She was committed to restoring the natural environment, a goal she presumed to be at odds with many in the development industry. Click here to read the full story.

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Jonas Sylvester Named New Chair of ULI Northwest

SEATTLE – July 14, 2015 – Jonas Sylvester, Chief Investment Officer/Chief Operating Officer at Unico Properties, has been named as the new Chair of the ULI Northwest District Council starting on July 1, 2015. The organization is part of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global nonprofit research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use. As ULI Northwest District Council Chair, Jonas will serve on a voluntary basis for a 2-year term that ends on June 30, 2017. “I’m honored to have the trust of the ULI Northwest Board … Read More

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Dennis Allen Named Vice Chair of ULI Northwest

PORTLAND, OR – July 14, 2015 – Dennis Allen, Director of Planning and Development at Zidell Yards, is the new Vice Chair of the ULI Northwest District Council. Dennis will represent the Oregon and Southwest Washington region, working with newly appointed Chair Jonas Sylvester, Chief Investment Officer/Chief Operating Officer at Unico Properties. The organization is part of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global nonprofit research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use. As ULI Northwest District Council Chair, Dennis will serve on a voluntary basis for a 2-year … Read More

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ULI Northwest Members Included Among New Members to ULI National Board of Directors, Operating Committee, and New Trustees

Today, the Urban Land Institute announced new members to the ULI Board of Directors, ULI Operating Committee, and new ULI Trustees. Among these new members are several prominent ULI Northwest members. Greg Johnson, President of Wright Runstad and former ULI Northwest Chair, has joined the ULI Operating Committee. Patrick Callahan, Founder and CEO of Urban Renaissance Group and former ULI Northwest Chair, has been named a ULI Trustee. And finally, City of Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland has also been named a ULI Trustee. For the full press release and full … Read More

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Calling All Urbanist Photographers! Enter the ULI Northwest Photo Essay Contest!

You know all those photos you take with your phone of cool urban settings and interesting street art? Put them to work and possibly earn some cool, hard cash in the ULI Northwest Photo Essay Contest. All participants 18 and over are welcome to enter. Entries require 2-4 photographs and an accompanying statement of up to 300 words. This year our contest will examine ACCESS in the urban environment: What critical issues of access face our urban communities, and how are cities and neighborhoods overcoming challenges of access in creative … Read More

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We Can’t Always Get What We Want: New ULI Report, America in 2015, Finds Gap Between Desire For and Availability of Community Attributes Related to Livability

WASHINGTON (May 8, 2015) – Many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new report, America in 2015, released today by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). A large number of people, particularly minorities and Millennials, report living in areas that lack easy access to safe places for outdoor physical activity, active transportation systems such as bike lanes, and healthy food options. Among the health related findings: Sixteen percent of Americans, including 18 percent of African Americans and 28 percent of Latinos, say that … Read More

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