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ULI SC Announces Membership Scholarships

ULI SC is excited to announce the opportunity for membership scholarships. ULI SC is interested in expanding opportunities for young leaders, public sector representatives, and minorities to get to know ULI by providing complimentary memberships. Details for each of the three scholarships is outlined below. If you or someone you know is interested and eligible, please follow the links below to apply. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2019.  Young Leader Membership Scholarship Are you a real estate professional under the age of 35 who is interested in becoming … Read More

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Midlands Welcomes Carl Blackstone for Coffee & Conversation on Property Tax Reform

ULISC Midlands gathered on Tuesday, January 22 for their “Coffee & Conversation” series. Carl Blackstone, President & CEO of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, spoke about property tax reform.  As the state capital and home to major educational institutions, government agencies and non-profits, a large percentage of Columbia’s land is non-taxable, presenting significant challenges for the growing city. Mr. Blackstone discussed these challenges, the city’s economic competitiveness and strategies for change. See the presentation here.  

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Coastal Development 360 Series Kicks Off With The Pre-Development Process

The coastal region kicked off their six-event Development 360 series on Thursday, January 17 with a discussion of the pre-development and entitlements process with Tom Wallington. Tom, an accomplished real estate executive with extensive experience in project planning, complex entitlements and land development, shared his experience directing land entitlement, rezoning and development for WestRock’s 72,000-acre East Edisto Region in Summerville/Charleston, South Carolina. His presentation can be found here. Thanks to our event sponsors, ADC Engineering and CBI Knoll, as well as to our host sponsor Clemson Design Center Charleston. Join … Read More

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ULI SC Upstate Tours Inland Port Greer

On January 15, ULI SC’s upstate community toured the SC Ports Authority’s Inland Port Greer. Kevin Brady of Inland Port Greer, led the tour of the facility that opened in October 2013 and handles 6,000 to 7,000 containers daily. The Inland Port helps boost the efficiency of moving shipments from the Port of Charleston to companies all over the southeast. Following the tour, the group gathered for a networking happy hour at Blue Ridge Brewery, where Mayor Rick Danner shared the exciting plans for Downtown Greer. Learn more about Greer’s … Read More

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Make This Year Extraordinary with ULI

Save 10% on all ULI memberships, and create the opportunities you want this year! Join ULI and make connections with 42,000+ industry leaders. Attend local and regional events, meet with potential partners, and discover opportunities to be involved. As a ULI member, you will be a part of an organization that is leading the way in building thriving communities worldwide. Join us today using promo code SAVE10.

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2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced

A record number of applications were received for the ULI Carolinas’ Meeting scholarship programs.  Congratulations to the following recipients: Public Sector Scholarship Recipients This scholarships are sponsored by the District Council to introduce public sector or nonprofit employees, elected officials and appointed officials to the ULI experience, and retain their participation to create a more complete shared learning experience across all sectors of our industry. Carolyn Coia, Research Triangle Foundation Lilias Folkes John, City of Charlotte Lakisha Hull, Charlotte Department of Transportation Blake Sanders, West Pelzer Meg Thompson, City of … Read More

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Save the Date! The 2nd Annual Food & Real Estate Forum Set for April 10 & 11

Celebrate the intersection of Food & Real Estate by joining lively conversations about the important role food plays in placemaking, tourism and local culture.  The 2nd Annual ULI SC Food & Real Estate Forum will explore the benefits of building food-related elements into real estate development projects and discuss the challenges and opportunities in Myrtle Beach’s thriving, ever-evolving tourism industry. Horry Georgetown Technical College’s Culinary School will host an evening reception on April 10th; the Forum will begin on April 11th.  More information to come! Interested in sponsoring this event? … Read More

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ULI SC’s First UrbanPlan Class is in the Books!

Students in our inaugural UrbanPlan class at the College of Charleston finished up their projects this week, with a presentation of their plans to “City Council.”  Ten volunteers served as Facilitators, working with the students during two class periods as they refined their master plan for the 5.5 block site in the fictitious town of Elmwood. Five student teams of 5, including a Site Planner, Financial Analyst, Neighborhood Liaison, City Liaison, and Director of Marketing, weighed the trade-offs and difficult decisions that are often part of the development process.   … Read More

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Registration Open for 2019 Carolinas’ Meeting!

The ULI Carolinas’ Meeting provides you with actionable information that you can immediately apply on the job. Use this archive to review what you learned, study content that you missed, and share insights with your colleagues. More than 750 of the real estate industry’s most influential professionals from across the southeast. Members who attend are commercial developers, finance executives, economic development specialists, architects and urban planners, owners and managers, real estate consultants, and property advisers. Early Bird Cutoff is December 28. Register for the 2019 Carolinas’ Meeting!

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Scholarship Opportunities at the Carolinas’ Meeting

Scholarship opportunities are provided by ULI Charlotte, ULI South Carolina and ULI Triangle. Applicants are invited to apply for a Scholarship to attend the 2019 ULI Carolinas’ Meeting in Raleigh, NC on February 11-12. Public Sector Scholarships – The purpose of the scholarship is to introduce public sector or nonprofit employees, elected officials and appointed officials to the ULI experience, and retain their participation to create a more complete shared learning experience across all sectors of our industry. Eligible participants: Applicants employed by nonprofits, local, county, and state government, elected … Read More

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