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ULI Tampa Bay/St Petersburg Receives $20,000 Resiliency Grant

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ULI Awards $20,000 to help improve urban resilience in St. Petersburg, Florida.  ULI Tampa Bay will convene a Technical Assistance Panel to inform the City of St. Petersburg’s current Climate Action Plan, considering the city’s coastal vulnerabilities and the threat of sea level rise. The project has been convened with the support of Mayor Rick Kriseman and will be carried out in partnership with city staff. The District Council will also initiate a resilience working group to guide the project and plans to keep the working group in place to … Read More

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Event Cap: What’s Next for West River?

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At the June 2nd StimULI Breakfast, attendees heard about the latest plans for Tampa’s West River area from Bob McDonaugh, the Economic Opportunity Administrator for the City of Tampa and Leroy Moore, the Chief Operating Officer for the Tampa Housing Authority. The session was moderated by Christine Burdick, the President of Tampa’s Downtown Partnership and ULI Tampa Bay’s Chair of Mission Advancement. The West River neighborhood is located on over 1.3 miles of riverfront immediately west of Downtown Tampa. The Tampa Housing Authority, City of Tampa and a broad representation … Read More

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Event Recap: Connecting with Cuba


At the May 5th StimULI Breakfast, experts shared insights on opportunities for connecting with Cuba on travel, business and baseball. Janet Zink, the Assistant Vice President of Media and Government Relations for the Tampa International Airport reported on the growing Tampa to Cuba air traffic – a 65% increase between 2012 and 2015. TIA will find out this summer  whether its application to the Department of Transportation to run daily flights is approved. As reported in the Tampa Bay Business Journal, “TIA has thrown strong support behind Jetblue Airways and Southwest … Read More

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Event Recap: Small City Successes

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Attendees at the April StimULI Breakfast heard from representatives from New Port Richey, Largo, and Bradenton on efforts for spurring renewed focus, excitement and investment in their cities. For New Port Richey, taking an entrepreneurial approach is helping to change it’s image from ‘closed’ to ‘open for business’. Mario Iezzoni, the City’s Economic Development Director, spoke of the success of a new 9,000 sf business incubator, giving local businesses a central place to share and learn. Investment in Sim’s Park in downtown, which opened in January 2016, and the introduction of … Read More

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2016 Trends Conference In Review


BY KYLE PARKS  |  ULI Tampa Bay’s Trends in Real Estate conference brought 425 real estate industry professionals together at the Tampa Theatre on January 28, where they heard compelling thoughts on the outlook for the year ahead. Some examples: Mitch Roschelle of PwC offered highlights from the annual ULI/PwC “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” report. Among his observations, as reported in the Business Observer: He thinks there is little risk that the area’s multifamily sector will become saturated anytime soon, because new complexes and properties have failed to keep … Read More

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The Photos Are In!

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Relive your favorite moments from the 2016 Trends in Real Estate Conference: Watch the 2016 Trends Photo Slideshow:   View the full gallery here

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2016 Trends Conference in the News


Our 2016 Trends in Real Estate Conference was our most successful yet! Check out some of the media coverage of the event: Market surge – Business Observer Local commercial real estate experts bullish on Tampa Bay  – Tampa Tribune Trigaux: Parking. Millennials. Hotels. Rents. Four trends driving Tampa Bay’s real estate market – Tampa Bay Times ULI Tampa Bay’s 2016 Trends Conference offers outlook for real estate – Business Observer National transportation expert blasts TBX as ‘boondoggle’ – Tampa Bay Business Journal

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New ULI Manager, Siobhan O’Kane!

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Siobhan O’Kane, a highly experienced urban and environmental planner, has been named Manager of the Tampa Bay District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). ULI’s goals and objectives are executed strategically at the District Council level to promote responsible land use and sustainable communities. As Manager, O’Kane will direct efforts related to overall direction, management, event planning, operational support and communication services, while working closely with other staff, community partners and members. The Tampa Bay District Council drives a number of ongoing initiatives, which have included bringing ULI advisory … Read More

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City of Clearwater follows ULI Panel recommendations to attract boaters


“The long-range objective is to make Clearwater, including its cherished downtown bay front, the boating capital of the region, if not the state. But first there are details to sort out. City Marine and Aviation Director Bill Morris is leading a team that is drafting a comprehensive boating plan based on recommendations by consultants from the Urban Land Institute”…. Read the article on tbo.com     View the ULI Panel Report here By Steven Girardi | Tribune Staff Published: November 14, 2015 | Updated: November 15, 2015 at 01:56 PM

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Introducing ULI’s 2014 Annual Report

2014 ULI Annual Report

The goal of ULI’s 2014 Annual Report is to capture and celebrate a broad range of ULI impacts and accomplishments from fiscal year 2014—July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014—while spotlighting stories of members who deliver on ULI’s mission every day. This year, we are presenting the Annual Report in a digital-first format to create a more interactive, dynamic, and visually compelling experience. This is in line with ULI’s commitment to sustainable business practices. Another benefit of this format is the ease with which you can share the report with … Read More

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