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The Urban Land Institute is the premier real estate development organization in the Tampa Bay region. With over 600 members and a well-earned reputation as the network and idea place for emerging trends and best practices in land use, ULI leverages our members’ local and national expertise to tackle some of the most challenging and topical issues in our region.

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What's Happening at ULI Tampa Bay

  • The March StimULI Breakfast: 2020 Capital Markets Update was completely sold-out. Lyle Fogarty, of Clover Investment Properties, lead a panel made up of Carl Roeder, BB&T (Now Truist); Lauren Hanley, NorthMarq Capital; and Ted Starkey, Osprey Capital. They discussed real estate finance, issues influencing the capital markets, and the real estate industry at the local and global levels in 2020 and beyond.

  • Whether a new, old, or perspective member, all enjoyed learning more about ULI memberships and the benefits they come with. The sold-out membership orientation was packed with all the answers on how to get the most out of a ULI membership.

  • A wonderful group of female leaders at the WLI Dinner Series event at Olivia, in Tampa. Dinner series are informal gatherings for interesting conversation and great food!

  • February StimULI Breakfast – State of the Plate: Brooke Palmer Kuhl, President of RSBP Events & Public Relations, lead a discussion on Tampa Bay’s restaurant industry. He was joined by a panel, Joe Kadow, former Chairman of the National Restaurant Association; Jeff Gigante, Co-Founder, Forbici Modern Italian; Keith Sedita, VP Business Development, Columbia Group; and Rosana Rivera, Owner & Chef, Xilo. They gave insights on how they are redefining the next decade of business, including creating new concepts, responding to ever-changing consumer patterns and the role of technology.

    Photo By Ricardo Castro

  • The 2020 Annual Trends in Real Estate was a full house! Attendees were able to hear from fascinating speakers, including The City of Tampa’s own Mayor Jane Castor. The content discussed was enlightening for all, with topics ranging from flood insurance to medical marijuana.

    Photo By Tyler Killette

  • WLI members had the opportunity to hear from Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin in St. Petersburg. She was named one of Florida’s most powerful and influential women and businesswoman of the year, and it was delightful to hear her plans as Deputy Mayor.

  • Last week the YLG experienced a fireside chat between Tyler Killette and Lanfranco Pescante, founder of Nocturnal Hospitality Group (NHG), at Mole y Abuela. Lanfranco discussed his move from Italy to Tampa, how he found success at a young age and his future plans for NHG.

  • Another successful ULI Holiday Party last night at M. Bird in Armature Works. Celebrated the holiday season with many devoted members, sponsors, and friends.

  • The YLG Mentorship Program had its wrap-up event last night at American Social. Mentors and mentees explained the positive experiences and impacts the mentorship provided them with.

  • December StimULI Breakfast: Danny Rice, the Managing Director of Central Florida for Colliers International, lead a discussion on how to prepare for the Proptech Revolution. He was joined by a panel, Alan Bertsch, President of QYPSYS; Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO of Embarc Collective; and Paul Shahriari CEO and Founder of Ecomedes. They discussed key trends and themes to watch as the sector continues to mature, and examine how real estate leaders are positioning their firms to prepare for and capitalize on this unprecedented period of opportunity.
  • At the ULI Leaders Council December breakfast, Stuart Rogel moderated a fireside chat with Ron Terwilliger, of Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners, and lead a panel discussion on the topic of housing affordability in Tampa Bay.

  • Women’s Leadership Dinner at Salt Shack on the Bay. This is part of a member only informal dinner series.

  • Tampa Bay Women’s Leadership Initiative event on Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Joann Farrell Quinn of USF Health

  • ULI Members Only tour of the Seminole Hard Rock Casino expansion with our friends and sponsors – Suffolk Construction.

  • ULI Members tour the new Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in Clearwater.

    Thanks to Moss Construction for organizing this!

  • ULI Leaders met for a Board retreat at Lakewood Ranch. They had an opportunity to see a virtual reality ‘fly through’ of Waterside, Lakewood Ranch’s newest community in Sarasota County.

  • At the October StimULI breakfast, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman talked about growth and strategies for tackling challenges that come with it. Click here for more. 

  • Members of the Women’s Leadership Initiative gather at Oak n Ola for an informal dinner in September 2019.

    Photo By Siobhan OKane

  • ULI Technical Assistance Panel Experts present to the Industrial Development Authority task force at the Pasco County Economic Development Council on the future of the Overpass Business Park.

    ULI experts included:

    Dave Kemper, Stantec
    Julia Silva Rettig, Cushman & Wakefield
    Chip Jones, Lerner Real Estate Advisors

    Photo By Siobhan OKane

  • In June, ULI Tampa Bay led a ‘building healthy places’ visioning workshop with 12 high school students as part of the Hillsborough County Future Leaders in Planning Program.

    ULI Members Taylor Ralph of Real Building Consultants, Hannah McAleer of Clearview Land Design, Stefanie McQueen of HDR, and Daryl Krumsieg of Gensler led small groups in a visioning exercise focused on an area of the Ybor City in Tampa. The students were asked to come up with innovative redevelopment policy and design ideas aligned with the principles of building healthy places.

    Photo By Lynn Merenda, Plan Hillsborough

  • Tampa Bay leaders gather at the recent ULI Florida Summit in Orlando.

    Photo By Sarah & Ben Photography

  • ULI Tampa Bay welcomes new District Council Chair, Lucia Garsys, Chief Administrator for Development and Infrastructure for Hillsborough County.

    Photo By Sarah & Ben Photography

  • Every year, ULI Tampa Bay hosts a ‘hot projects’ tour of downtown Sarasota.

    Photo By Siobhan O'Kane

  • ULI leaders walking the Overpass Business Park site north of Wesley Chapel in Pasco as part of a ULI Technical Assistance Panel focused on the future development potential for this nearly 100 acre County-owned site.

    Photo By Siobhan O'Kane

  • Save the date for ULI Tampa Bay’s popular Trends in Real Estate Conference: Wednesday, January 29th 2020 at Armature Works in Tampa.

    Photo By Sarah and Ben Photography

  • ULI Tampa Bay’s Leaders Council hosts real estate icon, Jorge Perez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Related Group.

    Jim Cloar, ULI Tampa Bay’s former Chair engaged Mr. Perez in a Q & A.

    Photo By Sarah & Ben Photography

  • The Young Leader Group meets on site in Seffner Hills with leaders from KB Homes to learn about the land development process.

    Photo By Siobhan O'Kane

  • The Women’s Leadership Group Initiative hosted a Meet-Up with Jessica Muroff, the CEO of Girl Scouts.

  • ULI Leaders gather at the inaugural ULI Leaders Council, featuring real estate icon, Jorge Perez of the Related Group.

    Photo By Sarah & Ben Photography

  • ULI Leaders discuss the components of an elevated standard for new multi-family development in the Coastal High Hazard Area of the City of St. Petersburg. This was part of a Technical Assistance Panel in partnership with the City and sponsored by ULI’s Urban Resilience program and the Kresge Foundation.

    Photo By Siobhan O'Kane

  • Leaders of ULI Tampa Bay’s Young Leader Group meet with Edge District Developer, Jonathan Daou, of Eastman Equity in his new pop up retail space on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.

    Photo By Jenna Wylie