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Submit Your BIG Idea for the 2020 Carolinas Meeting!

Submit your ideas! Do you have a BIG idea for a session at the 2020 Carolinas Meeting? Share your suggestions for sessions you would like to see. This is your chance to influence the content of the Carolinas premier real estate industry gathering. Keep in mind, we want “BIG IDEAS,” topics and themes, as our committee typically uses information from multiple submissions to shape the programing. We are early in the planning and have not determined a meeting theme. It’s easy to submit your proposal: 1. Submit your BIG idea here! 2. Submit … Read More

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Coastal Community Gathers For 3rd Installment of Development 360

Members on the coast gathered for Development 360 #3: Site Design, Testing & Environmental. The discussion was led by Gary Collins of Seamon Whiteside and Ross Deaver of Summit Engineering. Gary and Ross shared their perspective of the site design process, and the environmental and site testing that typically occurs before and during this process. Many thanks to our Supporting Sponsor, Summit Engineering, and our Host Sponsor, Clemson Design Center. The Development 360 Series is an initiative of ULI South Carolina Coastal Young Leaders Group.  It is a six-session program … Read More

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Upstate Lunch & Learn on Opportunity Zones Draws Large Crowd

The Opportunity Zone Program has been touted as the greatest opportunity in a generation for  municipalities, developers and savvy investors to foster economic development opportunities in low-income areas—that much, you have probably heard.  But understanding the law, the recently promulgated regulations and the challenges behind executing deals – that is where ULI becomes your “go to” resource. Close to 100 ULI SC Upstate community members attended the luncheon on Monday, May 6, to learn “what is what” from our panel of experts and stakeholders who are in the know. Panelists … Read More

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Upstate YLGs Kick off Inaugural Mentorship Program

Upstate YLGs met in late April to kick-off the Upstate Mentorship Program. Mentors Cindy Benjamin, James Bakker, Phil Hughes and Alex Powell have graciously volunteered their time to meet with a small group of young leaders throughout the year. The 4 mentors and 16 mentees met at Up on the Roof to make introductions and to network. Each of the 4 groups has a team captain, who will help facilitate three additional meetings this year, with each meeting planned by one of the four mentees within the group. Stay tuned … Read More

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WLI Prologis Achievement Award and Regional Summit

The application period for the WLI Prologis Fall Meeting Achievement Award is now open! Female ULI members with 7+ years of industry experience and demonstrated leadership within ULI are encouraged to apply via Navigator by June 3. Award winners receive complimentary registration to the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting, a travel stipend, a WLI mentor and a guest spot on a Product Council.  Registration is also now open for the inaugural WLI Regional Summit: Equity in Land Use & Leadership, to be held in Louisville, KY, August 7-9. This one-of-a-kind conference, … Read More

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After the Dust Settles: An Opportunity Zone Discussion is June 11

ULI SC’s Coastal community continues the conversation on Opportunity Zones on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 11. The Opportunity Zone Program has been touted as the greatest opportunity in a generation for municipalities, developers and savvy investors to foster economic development opportunities in low-income areas.  But understanding the law, the recently promulgated regulations and the challenges behind executing deals – that is where ULI becomes your “go to” resource. Join ULI South Carolina at The Lumberyard as our panel of experts and stakeholders discuss the social and land use impacts … Read More

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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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Member Engagement & Knowledge Sharing

The second quarter of the year is in full swing and ULI South Carolina is not slowing down. In addition to the many events coming up around the state, planning for the Capital Markets conference is underway and our first Mentorship Program is kicking off in the Upstate. In addition, the second UrbanPlan class is underway at the College of Charleston, with the inaugural Wando High School class commencing in May. At a national level, ULI just hosted the Spring Meeting in Nashville (see the “More From ULI” section for … 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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