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Five Scholarships to Attend Fall Meeting Being Offered to Public Officials

The Rose Center is offering five scholarships to public officials to attend the Fall Meeting. The awards will cover full registration at the meeting plus up to $1500 towards travel and lodging. Theses scholarships ar open to elected officials and management-level employees of government agencies, and will be awarded based on a demonstrated record of ULI involvement and leadership. Deadline to apply is September 7. To find out more, or to fill out an application form go to https://danielrosecenter.org/scholarship/

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ULI SC Midlands Tours Boutique Hotel Trundle Recap

Midlands members gathered at Hotel Trundle Wednesday, August 15, to hear from owners Rita Patel and Marcus Munse about the boutique hotel located across three historic buildings in downtown Columbia. Hotel Trundle, with each of its 41-rooms unique, opened in April. The hotel very much showcases its hometown, featuring art and photography by local artists, furnishing from Columbia area firms, and food and drink from local merchants. Attendees also heard from Irene Dumas Tyson from the hotel’s design firm, The Boudreaux Group, and Robert Lewis, of Rogers, Lewis, Jackson, Mann and Quinn Attorneys … Read More

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ULI SC Member Dr. Robert Benedict to be Honored by the March of Dimes

Dr. Robert Benedict will be honored by the March of Dimes at the 2018 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; recipients are chosen for their outstanding leadership and vision in the community. This year’s event will be held on November 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Poinsett Club. According to Laura Goodwin, Executive Director of March of Dimes, funds raised at the November luncheon will help support … Read More

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Discussion and Happy Hour at Westone

Upstate members and guest gathered on August 16 for a discussion of Westone. Westone is an adaptive reuse of the first commercial building (Star Cleaners & Dyers, circa 1920s) on West Stone Avenue that is quickly becoming a new food & beverage hub on the edge of Downtown Greenville, featuring tenants such as Liability Brewing Co., Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Coffee Underground, World Piece, Cache & Company, V’s Barbershop and 9Round Fitness. We heard from developers Michael Fletcher (Fletcher Development, LLC) and Pete Brett (Coldwell Banker Commercial Caine) about … Read More

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Message from In-Coming ULI South Carolina District Council Chair, Irene Dumas Tyson

Dear ULI South Carolina Friends, What an amazing privilege to follow in the footsteps of Robert Morgan as District Council Chair of ULI South Carolina. Robert has been such a dedicated and impactful leader and has left our District Council a much stronger and sustainable organization. Thank you, Robert, for the generous contribution of your time and intellect. We look forward to your continued leadership as Chair of the Governance Committee. With the momentum of the past two years, I am excited about what we can accomplish during the next … Read More

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Holy City Parking Crunch Welcomes 100+ to BoomTown!

ULI SC Coastal Region welcomed over 100 people to the Holy City Parking Crunch event on July 18. Adequate parking is a dilemma faced by nearly every US City of a certain scale. The City of Charleston recently raised the cost and extended hours of parking meters. In addition, a parking study is in the works for the entire peninsula. A few years ago, the idea of using a mechanical parking lift to stack cars was considered a novel and outlandish idea. In a very short period of time, mechanical … Read More

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Habersham Graciously Hosts ULI SC for Community Tour & Discussion

On July 10, ULI South Carolina enjoyed a beautiful evening at Habersham in Beaufort, SC. Habersham’s development team led a tour of the community, followed by an intimate discussion of the trials, tribulations and ultimate successes of developing a new urbanist neighborhood. Attendees learned about the history of the community, as well as about upcoming plans for the town’s MAKE District, which will expand an existing urban town center with uses such as craft manufacturing and knowledge industries that will be within walking distance of 1,400 homes.  MAKE is an … Read More

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2019 Carolinas’ Meeting | Send your session ideas today

Submit your ideas! Do you have a BIG idea for a session at the 2019  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 … Read More

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Message from Out-going ULI South Carolina District Council Chair, Robert Morgan

ULI South Carolina Friends, What an honor it has been to serve as the ULI South Carolina District Council Chair for the past two years. Since 2016, we have worked together to advance ULI South Carolina as a state-wide District Council in pursuit of the Urban Land Institute’s mission to advance the responsible use of land. Here’s a snapshot of what I believe to be some of the highlights: Increasing ULI membership and member-engagement – Today ULI South Carolina includes 650 members—an increase of over 15% since 2016. While growth … Read More

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Mass Timber Discussion Wraps up in Columbia

ULI South Carolina previously hosted events on mass timber and its impact on future development in Greenville last fall, and Charleston in the spring. The three city tour wrapped up in Columbia on June 14.  Graham Montgomery and David Impson of Brittt, Peters & Associates, Charles Starck of Lendlease, and Bruce Lindsey of Woodworks/Wood Products Council shared examples, case studies and compelling reasons for utilizing CLT in construction. Thanks to McCrory Construction for hosting the discussion and subsequent happy hour, Clemson Wood Utilization and Design Institute for securing AIA CE … Read More

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