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ULI Launches Leaders Council

ULI Tampa Bay launched a newly formed executive leadership group, the 2018-19 ULI Advisory Council. The council is a prestigious group of leaders in private real estate development, along with key public sector decision makers. The purpose of the council is to provide high-level guidance for ULI’s strategy, areas of impact and action for the year to come. Members of the council will review regionally important issues, share best practices and access top ULI trends research. The Urban Land Institute is the premier real estate development organization in the Tampa … Read More

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StimULI Coverage: The Business Case for Creative Placemaking

Property development is getting a surge of creativity in some pockets of the region. Will this trend stick around? Business Observer Story By: Brian Hartz, Tampa Bay editor Original Link: Click here  Published: November 30, 2018 There’s an undeniable buzz, a sense that something special is happening, in multiple Tampa Bay area communities. Consider downtown St. Petersburg and the distinctive, mural-filled districts that have popped up around it. Or across the bay in downtown Tampa, where features such as the Riverwalk and Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park have breathed new life … Read More

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Urban Land Feature: How Tampa Turned Around

By: Kevin Brass For decades, Tampa, Florida, was a city that got no respect. One magazine called it “a hot urban mess.” Studies of U.S. cities routinely listed it near the bottom for walkability and commuting. A 2016 report by Smart Growth America ranked Tampa as the seventh most dangerous metropolitan region in America for pedestrians. On a fundamental level, something was wrong with the city, says Bob Buckhorn, mayor of Tampa. “We were a donor city to other cities,” he says. “Talent was leaving to Charlotte, San Diego, Austin—and … Read More

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Event Recap: Inside the Office Space Renaissance

By: Tyler Killette, Communications Specialist, Cushman & Wakefield Inside the Office Space Renaissance In a digitally charged, global business environment where technology makes it possible to work from just about anywhere, an unexpected new trend has emerged: Going to the office. This concept was a focal point of office design expert Christine Congdon’s presentation at ULI Tampa Bay’s October StimULI Breakfast Briefing, “Inside the Office Renaissance.” Workers enjoy the flexibility of being able to work remotely, but when it comes down it, most of us – yes, even the millennials … Read More

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Call for Nominations! Downtown Urban Excellence Awards

Do you know a business, organization, individual, event and/or project that has made significant contributions toward Tampa’s Downtown? Consider nominating them for the 2018 Tampa’s Downtown Urban Excellence Awards! Nominations must be submitted by 5 at midnight. Winners will be announced during the Urban Excellence Awards ceremony on November 29th at Armature Works in Tampa Heights. Click here for more information

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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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