Monthly Archives: March 2013

Portland YLG Leadership Forum Series: Kevin Cavenaugh

Below is a brief summary of the second in a series of Leadership Forums by the Portland YLG Leadership Team written by YLG members Jackie Gruber and Suja Shyam: On Wednesday March 20, Kevin Cavenaugh, of Cavenaugh & Cavenaugh met with Young Leaders in the Portland area for the second Leadership Forum of 2013. Kevin is a respected small-scale urban designer and developer based in Portland whose portfolio includes the Burnside Rocket, Dr. Jim is Really Nice, and Box & One. Kevin spoke about his background as an architect and what it … Read More

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ULI Northwest is Hiring

Do you have a desire to change the world?  Have you ever tamed a lion?  Do grammatical errors drive you nuts?  Can you embrace the use of Helvetica font?  If you answered “yes” to all these questions, then this is the opportunity for you! ULI Northwest is searching for two members to join our small team of highly energetic professionals.  Our creative work group is the productive force behind an array of programs and initiatives in real estate development and land use in the Pacific Northwest.  As the local district … Read More

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One Week Left to Apply: Be Recognized by One of ULI’s Prestigious Awards Programs in 2013!

Just one week left to submit your entry for the ULI Global Awards for Excellence or the ULI Urban Open Space Award. Apply now or forward this message to a colleague who has designed or developed an exceptional project that you think is deserving of recognition. These two programs are open to all, not just ULI members. Submissions for both programs are due next Friday, March 29, 2013! Visit to submit an entry or for more information.  Questions? E-mail The ULI Global Awards for Excellence define the standard for real estate development … Read More

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ULX: Technical Beauty

Urban Land’s recent article, ULX: Technical Beauty, features innovative development projects across the globe, including Brightwater Center in Woodinville, Washington, and Facebook’s Data Center in Prineville, Oregon. Read the full article here.    

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Housing Opportunity 2013 In Depth: Building Your Network

The ULI Terwilliger Center’s Housing Opportunity 2013 conference will not only feature a full program of outstanding educational sessions, but also many opportunities to build your network during the conference. With well over 200 attendees travelling from across the country to participate, Seattle is the place to be March 20-22! Make the most of your conference experience by planning to participate in the official Housing Opportunity 2013 Welcome Reception onThursday, March 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., conveniently located at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, the event’s headquarters. Sponsored by the Home Depot Foundation, the welcome reception will be a great … Read More

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Portland Young Leaders Group Launches Leadership Forum Series

Below is a brief summary of the first in a series of Leadership Forums by the Portland YLG Leadership Team written by YLG members Jackie Gruber, Bryce Payne, and Suja Shyam: The Portland YLG group kicked off its Leadership Forum Lunch Series on February 20, 2013 with Jeff Myhre, President of Myhre Group Architects.  Jeff is a respected architect and planner with a portfolio including the Mosaic condominium community, the Enso mixed-use building, Orenco Station Town Center, and the Gateway District Master Plan. Jeff led a discussion regarding  balanced free market … Read More

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CSL Session 5: Capital Markets & Competitive Realities

On February 14, 2013, the ULI Northwest’s Center for Sustainable Leadership convened at the Harbor Club in Bellevue for its fifth session. Below is a brief summary of the day by CSL participant, John Hoey: The theme of the day was “Capital Markets and Competitive Realities.” Judith Runstad of Foster Pepper PLLC began the day speaking on the theme of Influential Leadership. She began her talk with some humorous comments about the history of downtown Bellevue, when it looked like “one big parking lot” compared with its current landscape of several … Read More

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Coffee Reception and ULI Rose Fellowship Panel in Tacoma on Thursday

This Thursday, March 7,  the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership panel will present their initial findings and recommendations at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma at 9:00 am. On behalf of ULI Northwest, please join us for the presentation. If you arrive a few minutes before 9:00am, you can also grab a cup of coffee and meet the panelists who are visiting Tacoma from around the country.  This should be a good time to share some experiences and spend time with the Rose Fellows. (No response or RSVP is … Read More

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