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10th Annual ULI SC Capital Markets Conference

September 4, 2018 @ 11:30 am
September 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
The Sanctuary
1 Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455 United States
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ULI South Carolina is excited to announce that our 10th Annual Capital Markets Conference will be held September 4 & 5, 2018, at The Sanctuary at Kiawah. This 10th annual event is expected to draw more than 400 attendees from across the southeast and will again feature keynote sessions, panels and incredible networking opportunities.

Hear from national experts about strategies and trends driving real estate investment today.

This year we expect a sell-out crowd, so register now to reserve your spot. Early bird registration ends July 6, 2018!

Conference Agenda:

10:00am                           Registration desk opens

10:00am – 11:30am       ULI SC Leadership Meeting (invitation only)

11:30am – 12:30pm       Capital Markets Networking Lunch (open to all participants)

12:30pm – 12:45pm       Opening Remarks & Welcome, Matt Norton, Conference Chair   

12:45pm – 1:15pm         Opening Keynote – State of the Market (View Presentation)
“Carolinas Capital Markets: Yield Meets Growth” Speaker: Brian Dawson, JLL Managing Director 
What do you need to know about the state of the market for commercial real estate in the Southeast? What’s the outlook for the remainder of 2018 and beyond?  Brian Dawson is a managing director at JLL in Charlotte where he is responsible for tracking U.S. and regional economic trends.  Join us for this general session as Brian shares his expert insight on housing markets, commercial real estate, regional economies, and inflation.

1:15pm – 2:15pm     General Session
Who is Winning the Site Selection Game & Why? 
Amazon’s widely-publicized H2Q search has shaken up the site selection process & has cities rethinking their economic development strategies.  Join this panel of experts for a look into what criteria matter to big employers making location decisions, what innovative incentives cities and states are offering to sweeten the deal and how the private sector is engaging to tip the scales.


2:30pm – 3:30pm           Concurrent Sessions 
Concurrent Session #1: Middle Market Funds Showcase Showdown
This fast-paced session is designed to be as quick and thought-provoking as a Pecha Kucha talk.  Join these five panelists as they give us a glimpse into what’s going on in middle market equity space and what deals they are chasing and why.


2:30pm – 3:30pm           Concurrent Sessions 
Concurrent Session #2: New Building Technologies – Better Buildings & Reduced Costs
With construction costs skyrocketing, there is no time like the present to get smart on new building technologies.  Join this panel of industry experts to learn about the latest innovations in construction technology, such as modular construction, modeling and manufacturing of pre-fabricated building systems, and advancements in sustainable general contracting.


3:45pm – 4:45pm           General Session 
Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Business, John Burns(View Presentation)
Demographics determine the direction of your business. Demographic trends can be overwhelming, misleading, confusing, conflicting, and difficult to predict. Not anymore.  Join author John Burns for this keynote presentation and learn how to make demographic trends easier to understand, quantify, and anticipate.  Attendees will have a huge competitive advantage because they will be making decisions with facts, and they will be better able to adjust their strategies when unanticipated events shift prevailing trends.

4:45pm – 7:00pm           Cocktail Reception on the Lawn (open to all participants)

7:00pm – 8:30pm           Speaker/Sponsor Dinner (invitation-only) The Marsh House, Ocean Park
Shuttles will leave The Sanctuary beginning at 6:30pm. Return shuttles will be provided after dinner.

8:30am – 8:45am            Opening Remarks, Irene Dumas Tyson, ULI SC District Council Chair

8:45am – 9:45am            General Session Panel Discussion
Meet the Disruptors: How Technology is Impacting the Real Estate Industry
The rapid pace of technological advancement impacts nearly every industry—though the bricks and mortar industry of real estate seems resistant to change.  Join this panel of experts and learn how technology is disruption the construction, transportation and investing and more!


10:00am – 11:00am       Finding the Opportunity in Opportunity Zones (View Presentation | View Handout 1 | View Handout 2)
The first new community development tax incentive enacted since the 2000s was included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  This new program provides capital gains tax relief to private investment within qualified Opportunity Zones helping to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities.  Join this panel of experts to learn more about the Opportunity in Opportunity Zones.


11:15pm – 12:15pm       Fireside Chat: Harry Frampton & Roger Perry interviewed by Diana Permar 

Real estate industry veterans Harry Frampton & Roger Perry share lessons learned and collective wisdom— from the early days working with Charles Fraser and his vision for Hilton Head Island to today’s changing markets.  Harry and Roger will be interviewed by their colleague and fellow Charles Fraser alum, Diana Permar.

11:45pm – Noon             Closing Remarks, Ken Grimes, Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group

Noon                                 Adjourn

Hotel Rooms & Villas:

To book your room at The Sanctuary, please call 1-877-683-1234 and reference your group as Urban Land Institute to receive the discounted room rate.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

As a Capital Markets Conference Sponsor, you’ll receive exclusive recognition from your peers at the one of the largest ULI regional meetings in the United States. Throughout the conference, sponsor logos/names are featured on signage, and banners. Early confirmed sponsors will be given the opportunity to introduce keynote sessions and speakers. Limited sponsorships are available, so get in early for maximum impact!

See our sponsorship brochure here or contact ULI SC Executive Director, Amy Barrett at amy.barrett@uli.org.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

Reception Sponsor

Speaker/Sponsor Dinner

Breakfast Sponsor


Badge Lanyard Sponsor

WiFi Sponsor


General Session Sponsors

Concurrent Session Sponsors


Supporting Sponsors

Aline Capital Bowman Consulting
Elliott Davis Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

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