ULI Tampa Bay News

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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ULI Tampa Bay delivers report on City of St. Pete’s Skyway Plaza

ULI Tampa Bay recently completed a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to address a critical neighborhood need for the transformational South St. Petersburg community. The panel was sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg and the property owner, Brixmor Property Group to explore current and future opportunities for Skyway Plaza, an underutilized neighborhood retail center located in the southernmost portion of the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. A group of ULI experts was assembled with expertise in development, market analysis, neighborhood planning and design for an intensive two-day workshop to address … Read More

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Urban Land Features Resilience Report!

The Realizing Resilience report, a product of a partnership between ULI Tampa Bay and the City of St. Petersburg was recently featured in the online Urban Land newsletter. By: Archana Pyati A coastal population center of more than 3 million people, Florida’s Tampa Bay region is among North America’s most vulnerable to climate change. Sea-level rise and a shallow continental shelf make the area susceptible to flooding and dangerous storm surges during hurricane season. More than half of the population lives within ten feet (3 m) above sea level, putting … Read More

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Sarasota Hot Projects Tour

On Tuesday, March 21st ULI Tampa Bay took 50 people on a hot projects tour of downtown Sarasota. Tour stops included: Kolter’s Westin/Vue Project Greenpointe’s ‘The Quay’ project Bayfront 2020 Rosemary District Kolter’s ‘The Mark’ project the Aloft Thanks to tour sponsors Greenpointe, Kolter, HoytArchitects, Stantec and Williams Parker for making it happen!                    

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