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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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Congratulations to Our 2019 Membership Scholarship Recipients

ULI South Carolina is happy to announce the recipients of the 2019 Membership Scholarships. The purpose of the Membership Scholarships is to increase exposure of ULI among public official, young leader and minority groups. Thank you to all who applied. The list of recipients is below. We look forward to welcoming these new members at upcoming events. Diversity/Inclusivity – Jenny Boulware, Main Street, SC; Michael Fenwrick, ERA Wilder Realty; Erica Wright, Charleston Metro Chamber Public Official – Jeff Hajek, Planning Director/Economic Dev. Director for the City of Hanahan; Madelyn Robinson, … Read More

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A Message from Our Chair

One of the things that I value most about being a member of ULI is that membership is a value-added investment of time and money. Networking is key. Attending the Fall meeting is a privilege. Participating in ULI SC (statewide and local) and ULI Carolinas conferences, programs and exclusive tours makes it real and personal. And having a literal world of knowledge and research at my fingertips at any given time is pretty awesome. At a time when value engineering may have the upper hand in many of our projects, … Read More

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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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10+10+10

Find out what 10 Members have said about ULI. Then become a member yourself and receive 10 percent off membership and 10 dollars off your next local event! Join today with promo code MARCHDC.  

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