On October 9, ULI South Carolina Upstate hosted a Panel Discussion on Mass Timber—an increasingly popular sustainable design solution that also has substantial benefits to a developer’s bottom line. Co-sponsored by Britt, Peters and Associates and Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute the panel featured experts Hans-Erik Blomgren from Katerrra and David Impson and Graham Montgomery from Britt, Peters and Associates. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) has been used for decades in Europe but is fairly new to the United States. CLT is produced in factories by gluing pieces of … Read More
The ULI South Carolina/Lowcountry Local First South Carolina Food & Real Estate Forum has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 30 at The Schoolhouse. The day will be an exploration of the intersection of food & real estate. Participants will enjoy a networking lunch prepared by Chelsey Conrad of Butcher & Bee. Keynote speaker, and health and wellness expert, Dr. Ann Kulze will discuss the importance of real food and how you can impact your community. Lively conversations with local non-profit groups and private developers will showcase the benefits of building food-related … Read More
Calling on all those who walk, bike, ride and drive in Charleston! The City of Charleston’s first Comprehensive Transportation Plan workshop is taking place from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the offices of BoomTown!, located at 1505 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403. If you call Charleston home, the City needs you to help lay out the problems, identify solutions, and bring about positive change. The community will gather to help craft an Action Plan, which will be implemented immediately and guide us on how we will move through … Read More
On September 21, ULI South Carolina Upstate hosted a Senior Housing Panel Discussion and Project Tour at Waterstone on Augusta, in Greenville. The panel featured Dan Simmons, founding principal, Simmons Lockard, LLC; Kevin Maddron, CFO/Treasure CNL Healthcare Properties and Stuart Barber, McMillan Pazdan Smith. Aaron Conley, Third Act Solutions, moderated the panel. The discussion was followed by a tour of the 114-bed assisted living facility. Many thanks to Dan Simmons and the wonderful Waterstone staff for hosting the event.
On August 29, ULI South Carolina Midlands Young Leaders Group (YLG) organized a networking happy hour and tax incentives discussion for the ULI Midlands community. Nexsen Pruet hosted the event and attorneys, John Wall and John Bruton delivered talks on several topics including property tax basics, abandoned building & textile revitalization credits; pointers on office leases, and “Pitfalls to Avoid when closing deals.” Copies of their presentations are below: Property Tax Basics & Incentives Abandoned Building & Textile Revitalization Credits Closing Deals – Pitfalls to Avoid
On August 15, ULI SC Coastal Region and Charleston AIA hosted over 120 attendees at the South Carolina Aquarium for a panel discussion on Urban Resilience. Panelists included Steve Dudash, Thomas & Hutton; Will Giambalvo, Arthur Gallagher Insurance, Jon Penndorf, Perkins + Will and Paul Sandifer, former head of SC DNR, and a retired chief scientist at NOAA. Dan Burger, DHEC/OCRM and leader of Charleston Resilience Network moderated the discussion. Many thanks to the event sponsors: the South Carolina Aquarium, Cumming Corporation, Davis & Floyd, and ECS.
Joining us for the Fall Meeting? Come meet up with others from the Carolinas! The ULI Carolinas Reception will be held October 25, 2017 from 7:30-9:00pm. Join us at Tom’s Urban 1011 S. Figueroa St. B101 Los Angeles, CA 90015. Click here to register for this event. Not yet registered for the Fall Meeting? Click here to do so. Hope to see you there!
Submit your ideas! Do you have a BIG idea for a session at the 2018 Carolinas’ Meeting? Share your suggestions for sessions and speakers you would like to see – or vote on your favorites. This is your chance to influence the content of the Carolinas’ premier real estate industry gathering. It’s easy to submit your proposal: Submit your BIG idea here! Use the topics of leadership, trends in real estate, and development deals to brainstorm your ideas. All sessions should strive to incorporate concepts of best practices in land use including … Read More
Creative placemaking, an innovation that involves bringing art and culture in tandem with design to the beginning of a real estate development project, is gaining momentum around the globe, from small rural communities to large urban areas. South Carolina’s 2017 Rural Summit, for example, sponsored by the state’s department of commerce and held in March, included a presentation and panel on creative placemaking for summit participants, who included council members, city administrators, planners, and others hungry for knowledge about how creative placemaking strategies can be used to revitalize their communities. … Read More
Since 2012, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative has awarded scholarships to women members to participate in the Fall Meeting. These scholarships are awarded in recognition of a member’s contributions to ULI and demonstrated commitment to real estate and land use issues. Learn more and apply here.