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Refer a New Member, Receive a $25 Gift Card

Know someone who would benefit from ULI Membership and the opportunities it offers  to network with other leaders in the real estate, access to high quality content, and so many ways to shape the future of our industry? Help us make a bigger impact and reach more people by recommending a potential member. Simply visit ULI’s website, fill out the brief form, and we’ll take care of the rest.  We will reach out to them via email, acknowledging you as having made the recommendation, and we’ll explain the benefits of … Read More

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ULI Member Joe Pazdan To Be Honored by March of Dimes

The March of Dimes has announced that Joe Pazdan, a Managing Principal at McMillan Pazdan Smith, will be honored at the 2019 Real Estate and Economic Development Award Luncheon. The event was established in 1998 to honor a member of the real estate community who has demonstrated a long history of service, leadership and vision. This year’s event will be held on November 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Poinsett Club. See the March of Dimes press release for more information. Congratulations Joe!

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North Charleston Advisory Services Panel

March 31 through April 5, 2019, North Charleston hosted a 10-member ULI Advisory Services Panel to study the Rivers and McMillan Avenues intersection—a promising but challenged area of the city that includes a large amount of publicly-owned land.  The area is also in an Opportunity Zone and will be a major hub for Charleston’s Lowcountry Rapid Transit system, currently in planning. During a busy week, panelists toured the study area, met with elected officials, hosted a community open house, conducted 90+ interviews with community stakeholders and deliberated about the challenges … Read More

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Midlands Convenes for Coffee & Conversation on Columbia Compass

Midlands members gathered the morning of April 9 to hear from John Fellows, City of Columbia’s City Planning Administrator, share details about Columbia Compass. Columbia Compass is the “blueprint” for planning the city’s growth and development over the next ten years. The planning process has and will continue to include public involvement and research of Columbia’s natural resources, population, transportation, cultural resources and economy, all helping to define the vision for Columbia and strategies that will be developed for implementation during the ten-year period. Mr. Fellows presentation can be found … Read More

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ULI South Carolina Proudly Sponsors Two Events for Charleston Moves Mobility Month

ULI South Carolina is proud to sponsor two note-worthy events as part of Charleston Moves Mobility Month. Charleston Moves is a nonprofit organization that encourages mobility by bicycle, foot and public transit for the improved health and well-being of greater Charleston —  people, neighborhoods, business districts and overall economic competitiveness. Each May, Charleston Moves hosts a series of events to bring the community together around safe, connected and equitable multi-mobility. The first event will take place Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00-7:30pm at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library. “Equity, Access & … Read More

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6th Annual Tommy Baker Entrepreneurship Hour is This Wednesday

The College of Charleston’s School of Business will host the 6th Annual Tommy Baker Entrepreneurship Hour, this Wednesday, April 17, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Join Tommy Baker for a “fireside” chat with Bennett Hospitality’s Michael Bennett. A reception will follow. Registration is available here through Tuesday, April 16.  

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Opportunity Zones Lunch & Learn Coming to Upstate May 6

Save the Date! Opportunity Zones Lunch & Learn Coming to the Upstate May 6 ULI SC Upstate will host a Lunch & Learn focused on Opportunity Zones. The event will take place Monday, May 6th, with a discussion led by Will Johnson of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd and Michael Brearley of Hughes Development Corporation. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

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Midlands Coffee & Conversation on “Columbia Compass” in Columbia April 9

The ULI SC Midlands community will gather the morning of April 9 to discuss “Columbia Compass,” the comprehensive plan of how Columbia will grow over the next ten years. John Fellows (AIA, AICP), City Planning Administrator, will provide an overview of the plan development process. Thank you to our host sponsor, McCrory Construction. Click here for more information.

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Coastal Community Gathers for Second Installment of Development 360

Coastal members and guests gathered the morning of March 21 for the second installment of the Development 360 series.  The conversation on financing was led by Ken Grimes of Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group and Thomas Wagoner of Middle Street Partners. Ken and Thomas walked the group through key terms when talking about real estate capital, shared examples of the types of capital structure, before sharing a case study on Foundry Point, finishing off with Q&A. The presentation can be found here. Many thanks to our host sponsor, Clemson Design … Read More

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ULI SC Upstate Tours Greenville’s First Dual-Branded Hotel

The Upstate ULI community was treated to a tour of Auro Hotels’ dual-branded Residence Inn/Springhill Suites in downtown Greenville on February 28.  Auro Hotels’ Matt Alexander lead a panel discussion with Jay Burnett (SVP Investments & Development) and John Lapins (VP Design & Construction) and hotel General Manager, Jonathan Brashier, covering topics including the growth of hotel development in Greenville, the benefits and challenge of a dual-branded property, and trends in the hospitality industry. Members also enjoyed a networking happy hour. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Seamon Whiteside, our … Read More

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