Monthly Archives: October 2017

Coastal YLG’s Talk & Tour of The Schoolhouse

Charleston’s Young Leaders Group hosted ULI members and friends at a Talk & Tour of The Schoolhouse, West Ashley’s newest office & private event space. Owners/Developers Susan Simons & John Hagerty passionately discussed their vision for the project on a panel that also included General Contractor John Goldfarb of Riverland Builders, Avison Young’s Chris Fraser, Schoolhouse tenant Jennifer Santoro of Vaetas, and The Schoolhouse Events Director, Vanina Meystre. Following the panel, John and Susan led participants on an informal tour of the building. In 2016, John Hagerty and Susan Simons … Read More

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Midlands YLG’s Dinner with a Winner

On Thursday, October 26,  emerging and established leaders in the real estate industry met for networking and conversation at the Midlands YLG’s Dinner with a Winner. The event offered a unique and intimate networking opportunity, connecting emerging leaders with experienced “winners” in the real estate profession. Held at the Palmetto Club in Columbia, participants enjoyed an evening of dinner and lively conversation with nationally-recognized leaders in the real estate industry, including, Bob Munday of Estates & Companies, Leighton Lord of Nexsen Pruet, Mickey Layden of LCK, Det Barrows of Newmark, Wilson, … Read More

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AIA Charleston + CAC.C Lecture Series to feature Toni Griffin

AIA Charleston and the Clemson Architecture Center of Charleston will be hosting Toni Griffin as part of their lecture series. The event will take place Wednesday, November 29 at the Clemson Design Center. Seeking the Just City: Reflections from a Distressed Optimist Toni L. Griffin is the founder of Urban Planning for the American City, based in New York. Through the practice, Toni served as Project Director for the Detroit Work Project Long Term Planning initiative, and released Detroit Future City, a comprehensive citywide framework for urban transformation. Current clients include … Read More

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Panel Discussion on Mass Timber – Recap

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

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South Carolina Food & Real Estate Forum

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

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City of Charleston’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan Workshop

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

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Senior Housing Panel Discussion & Project Tour Recap

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.

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ULI SC Midlands Tax Incentives & Networking Reception Recap/Presentations

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

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Urban Resilience Panel Discussion with Charleston AIA Recap

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.

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