ULI Northwest Blog

Community Event: NAIOP Bus Tour

Register now for the NAIOP Bus Tour! The tour of new commercial developments in Portland takes place on September 14th from 1:00PM – 5:00PM. Register online today: https://naioporegon.starchapter.com/meet-reg1.php?id=100

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YLG Hidden Density | September 20, 2017 (Seattle, WA)

Join us for a timely panel discussion regarding the future of development in Seattle’s single-family and low-rise zones. Panelists will share strategies and innovative approaches to traditional development. Learn about Seattle’s pilot program for single-family lot division. Plus, be inspired by efforts in Portland and Seattle to use accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to provide housing for people who are experiencing homelessness. Panelists Dan Bertolet, Sightline Institute Rex Holbein and Jennifer LaFreniere, Block Architects Sam Lai, Green Canopy Homes Mary Li,  Multnomah County Shannon Loew, Founder of FIX Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30 AM | Registration … Read More

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YLG Leadership Forum | 2017 Local Elections with Natalie Quick (Seattle)

Join us for our next Leadership Forum with Natalie Quick for a presentation and Q&A regarding the 2017 local election. How did the primary election unfold? Who are our mayoral candidates? What does current polling data suggest about public opinion? In addition, learn about what being in public relations and affairs in Seattle real estate means and some of the biggest challenges and opportunities large projects and developers face in Seattle today. Monday, August 28 5:00 – 6:00 PM Two Union Building 601 Union Street #3500 Seattle, WA 98101 Registration … Read More

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ULI Northwest Vice-Chair Eric Cress: Letter to Members

Dear ULI Northwest Members, It is my honor and privilege to serve as your ULI Northwest Vice-Chairman in Oregon and Southwest Washington.  It is a critical time for ULI as we build on the enormous success and accomplishments of my predecessor, Dennis Allen, and our committee chairs. Their work has advanced ULI Northwest to an inflection point, where, with your help, we can leverage our collective engagement, resources and reach to positively impact our community in truly meaningful ways. At ULI, we measure our success by the value that we … Read More

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Community Event: BOMA Energy Efficiency Program 2.0 (BEEP)

Join BOMA Seattle and BetterBricks for an updated version of the well-known, efficiency training course developed by BOMA and some of the largest commercial real estate owners and managers in the industry. These courses give you the information, strategies, and resources to help reduce energy use and cost, so that you can succeed in today’s market.  In addition to two BEEP courses, attendees will learn about opportunities to capitalize on technical support and financial incentives to help comply with the City of Seattle’s new Building Tune-Up Requirement—funding that will sunset … Read More

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Community Event: Spark Tool Webinar

Join BetterBricks and the Green Building Interest Group for an exclusive webinar on Spark, a powerful tool to outperform your competition. Spark is an interactive online tool that creates a tailored building renewal strategy, provides a clear project plan, and estimates return on investment. A building renewal strategy can save 35% or more of a building’s energy use and costs, increase tenant comfort and rents, and reposition a building in the market to make it more competitive. Watch this short video to learn how Spark can reposition a building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFyiW8Uwlic … Read More

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Partner Event | REEL Happy Hour (Seattle)

REEL Seattle Happy Hour A summer networking event for commercial real estate professionals under 35 REEL is the first event of its kind, combining Puget Sound’s leading commercial real estate organizations under one venue. Join the young professionals of CoreNet, CREW, NAIOP, AGC, BOMA, ULI and SMPS Seattle at THE networking event of the summer with libations and catering. Event proceeds will go to Urban ArtWorks, a local non-profit that empowers young people to restore communities through public art. Sellen Construction’s Rooftop Deck 227 Westlake Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 Thursday, … Read More

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Event Recap: YLG Cascadia Regional Conference (Portland, OR)

On the weekend of July 14th and 15th, real estate professionals from across the Cascadia region came out to address and discuss the most current topics in real estate development, transportation, and affordable housing. The conference brought with it a diverse group of speakers and panelists to discuss the current trends in Northwest development. Keynote: Jill Sherman, Partner, Gerding Edlen Panelists: Moderator: Brian Campbell, Board Member, American Planning Association Nolan Lienhart, Director of Planning & Urban Design, ZGF Architects Kira Cador, President, Rembold Properties Josh Lehner, Economist, State of Oregon’s … Read More

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(Portland, OR) (July 19, 2017) – Eric Cress, Principal of Urban Development + Partners, is the new Vice-Chairman of ULI Northwest Oregon, which serves Urban Land Institute (ULI) members in Oregon and Washington State. He is joined by Chairman of ULI Northwest, Bill Pollard, Co-founder and Principal of Talon Private Capital in Seattle, Washington, who will Chair the Washington activities. As ULI Northwest Vice-Chairman, Eric Cress will serve on a voluntary basis for a 2-year term that ends on June 30, 2019. He is succeeding Dennis Allen of UrbanOne whose … Read More

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(Seattle, WA) (July 19, 2017) – Bill Pollard, Co-founder and Principal, of Talon Private Capital, is the new Chairman of ULI Northwest, which serves Urban Land Institute (ULI) members in Oregon and Washington State. He is joined by Vice-Chairman of ULI Northwest, Eric Cress, Principal of Urban Development + Partners in Portland, Oregon, who will Chair the Oregon activities. As ULI Northwest’s Chairman, Pollard will serve on a voluntary basis for a 2-year term that ends on June 30, 2019. He is succeeding Jonas Sylvester of Unico Properties whose two-year … Read More

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