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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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ERIC CRESS IS NEW VICE-CHAIRMAN OF ULI NORTHWEST

(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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BILL POLLARD IS NEW CHAIRMAN OF ULI NORTHWEST

(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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Spotlight on Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City

Japan’s Kashiwa-No-Ha Smart City By Iris Pepa July 17, 2017 Kashiwa City, with a land area of 115 square kilometers (44 sq mi) and a population of just over 400,000, is in Chiba Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo in Japan’s Kanto region. Though it is home to companies in food processing and other industries, as well as a professional soccer team, it is now best known as the home of Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City. Currently being developed on a 273-hectare (675 ac) plot of land in northwestern Chiba Prefecture, Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City … Read More

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Event Recap – Resilience Reality Check: Risk, Returns and the Future

Resilience: the ability to recover or adjust easily from misfortune or change. In the context of real estate, what does resilience actually mean? That was the topic of discussion of ULI’s March 19th 2017 event that took place at the Eastside Exchange Ballroom, “Resiliency Now! Resilience Reality Check: Risk, Returns and the Future of Portland Real Estate”. The presenter of the day’s event was Dr. Richard Barkham, Chief Economist for CBRE.  Before joining CBRE, he was Group Research Director for the Grosvenor Group and led the team that created Grosvenor’s … Read More

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YLG Seattle Celebrates Earth Day with Spring (Street) Cleaning

To celebrate Earth Day, members of the Young Leader’s Group participated in Seattle Pacific University’s Spring Clean program. As part of the program, SPU provides supplies to volunteers to help in cleaning their communities. The group spent Saturday morning cleaning a 1-mile section of Broadway in Capitol Hill. In addition to litter removal, the team also stenciled storm drains, identifying inlets that release directly into Puget Sound during large water events. Together these volunteer efforts help to protect water quality and keep our city healthy.  

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Members-Only Webinar to Feature Liz Dunn of Dunn + Hobbes

An upcoming members-only webinar will feature local developer, Liz Dunn. Liz is best known for her unique, small-scale developments including Melrose Market and Chophouse Row. Members-Only Webinar: Small-Scale Development: Two Case Studies Wednesday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m. EDT As real estate development continues to offer opportunities for entrepreneurs, the small-scale developer must continue to develop expertise and to progress with industry trends. This webinar will look at two projects that successfully exemplify innovative small-scale development. Speakers:  Payton Chung, Director, Case Studies and Publications, Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C. (moderator) Liz Dunn, Principal, … Read More

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ULI Northwest Member Spotlight: Joe Ferguson of Lake Union Partners Highlighted as Entrepreneur

ULI Entrepreneur Profiles are conversations with real estate development professionals who, in most cases, have recently made the leap into the industry whether as young individuals fresh out of school or as mid-career transitions. With a focus on small-scale developers often doing incremental and transformative work, these are quick and easy to read profiles to raise awareness of these professionals. By telling their stories, the Urban Land Institute hopes to inspire the next generation of small scale entrepreneurs to transform their own communities. To read more and to see ULI … Read More

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Developers Assemble! ST3 & Beyond – Presentation Materials

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