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Destination Tampa Bay! Trends in Hospitality

By Keith Greminger | Kimley-Horn & Associates| It’s no secret that tourism is one of the most important industries driving Florida’s economy. And while it is home to several major travel destinations like Orlando, Miami, and the Keys, it may come as a surprise to some that the Bay Area is ranked third, behind Greater Orlando and New York, among the top Tourism Markets in the U.S. From being named home of 2018’s #1 beach in the country, to the announcement of Tampa’s first five-star hotel on the horizon, and … Read More

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The Future of Parking in Tampa Bay

Traditional car parking cars is, and has been, a critical component of every development feasibility study, pro forma and city approval process for some time. But with new trends in ride sharing, mode shifting and urban development, the traditional approach to meeting locally mandated parking requirements (and the requirements themselves) may be proving outdated due to changing technology and consumer trends. ULI Tampa Bay recently hosted experts from planning, design, technology and development fields to discuss the “Future of Parking.” The discussion covered how recent technologic advances and innovative ideas … Read More

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ULI Leader Talks Best Practices for TOD

At the recent TBARTA Regional Transit forum on Friday, July 20th, ULI leader Marilee Utter talked about best practices in transit oriented development. Marilee Utter is President and founder of Citiventure Associates, LLC, a real estate advisory firm focused on development strategy, and offering particular expertise in Public-Private Partnerships (P3s), Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD), and transformational real estate. She spoke to Tampa Bay Times Business Editor Graham Brink in advance of the Forum in this Q & A session. Any Tampa Bay transit project will bring development opportunities, expert says Big … Read More

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Young Leader Dispatch: Toronto YLG Exchange

By Jack Koehler, Eshenbaugh Land Company | YLG Co-Chair In May, I had the privilege of representing ULI Tampa Bay at the 2018 Young Leader’s Exchange in Toronto. It was a rare opportunity to network with commercial real estate professionals from across the U.S./Canada while learning about the developments that have helped transform Toronto into one of the most forward thinking, diverse cities in the world. Below are some interesting facts that I picked up during the three-day event.   The Toronto Region is currently averaging approximately 100,000 new residents a … Read More

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Recommendations on Residential Revitalization in New Port Richey: ULI TAP

The City of New Port Richey engaged ULI Tampa Bay to provide technical assistance via it’s Advisory Services program on improving the image and quality of the City’s residential neighborhoods, particularly through City-wide recommendations on design, policies, programs, and partnerships that can transform areas that experience deteriorated conditions or blight. Please see that attached report at the link below: Residential Revitalization in New Port Richey – ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) Report The Technical Assistance Team of Experts included: Stuart Rogel, President, Graylan Ventures (TAP Chair) David Conner, President, David … Read More

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Water Street Project featured in Urban Land Online

Despite experiencing above-average growth and being larger and denser than its Southern peer cities—including cities like Charlotte, Austin, and Nashville—Tampa has lagged in developing its downtown. With roughly 58,000 people moving to the city of Tampa in 2016 alone, the region stands out as an example of accelerating U.S. growth. New residents and employers are moving to the area and looking to rent office and residential spaces located in dynamic urban neighborhoods with exciting work-and-play amenities. “Tampa has the best of everything—great weather, friendly people, world-renowned beaches. It is a … Read More

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ULI Advisory Services Panel Makes Recommendations on I-4 Corridor

In early December, the ULI’s Advisory Services program assessed potential future development opportunities in the I-4 Corridor in Hillsborough County and recommended sustainable development strategies that link future land use policy and infrastructure investments to economic development outcomes. ULI convened nine ULI member experts from across the country from places including Seattle, Montana, Utah, Colorado and Philadelphia to impart their expertise and insights on the land use challenge. Expertise included architecture, urban design, market analysis, community development, real estate development, and transportation. This article in the Tampa Bay Times summarizes the findings and recommendations of … Read More

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Barry Karpay named ULI Tampa Bay District Council Chair

Barry Karpay, one of the Tampa Bay area’s leading experts in land acquisition and development with 42 years of experience, has been appointed Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Tampa Bay District Council for 2017-19. Barry is Vice President of Land Acquisition for Lennar Homes in the Tampa Bay Division. His responsibilities include pursuing diverse land and lot positions throughout the Tampa Bay area. His work includes land acquisition and development for residential communities from large master planned communities to in-fill sites.  He joined Westfield Homes in 2001 which was … Read More

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Miss the Sunshine Law Breakfast? Watch a recap here!

At the last StimULI breakfast on Thursday, October 5th experts Chip Fletcher, an attorney for Hillsborough County and Nikki Nate, an attorney with Bryant, Miller Olive shared insights into Florida’s sunshine laws. If you missed the event, you can watch a recap from Facebook Live: Here’s a peak at this morning’s StimULI Breakfast live from the Centre Club in Tampa. Bryant Miller Olive P.A. attorney Nicole Nate and Hillsborough County attorney Chip Fletcher are talking Florida’s complex Sunshine Law as B2 Communications’s Kyle Parks moderates. Posted by ULI Tampa Bay … Read More

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St Petersburg’s Secret Sauce: StimULI Recap

At the sold out StimULI breakfast on August 3rd at the Birchwood in St. Petersburg, speakers discussed and debated the “secret sauce” of creating, designing, and developing a district. Speakers included: Chris Steinocher, City of St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Alan DeLisle: City of St. Petersburg Richie Hughes, Clear ph Tim Clemmons, MESH Architecture Jonathan Daou, Eastman Equity As reported in a Tampa Bay Times column by Robert Trigaux: “It was a lively chat with some genuine insights and ambitions. How, for example, can the city spread downtown’s success out … Read More

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