Monthly Archives: September 2013

Chicago Works: Tour the Pullman Historic District and Other Sites at the ULI Fall Meeting

The Pullman Historic District, the destination of a 2013 ULI Fall Meeting mobile workshop, is qualified to become a national park candidate, the National Park Service ruled in September, citing the area’s unique historical significance. George Pullman, who designed the Pullman Sleeping Car for trains, built Pullman as the first company town in the nation, and the district has been a national landmark since 1970. Read more about the NPS report at ULI Chicago. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this Chicago treasure or other destinations as part of a … Read More

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2013 ULI Fall Meeting – Interactive Sessions

Speakers have been announced for the  Interactive Sessions at 2013 ULI Fall Meeting.  Click here for more information.

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Swim with the Sharks at the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to pitch your real estate proposal to investment professionals at the 2013 Fall Meeting in Chicago. ULI seeks entrepreneurs to present their business plans in a session modeled after the reality TV show Shark Tank. Panelists Cia Buckley, Robert C. Lieber, and Patricia R. Healy will provide their critiques–and perhaps their support! Submit your project abstract by Oct. 11.

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J. Ronald Terwilliger Named the 2013 ULI Nichols Laureate

The importance of appealing affordable housing as a vital component of thriving communities is being recognized with this year’s ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. Internationally recognized housing expert and former ULI Chairman J. Ronald Terwilliger has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the prize, which is the Institute’s highest honor. Learn more about Terwilliger.

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Chicago Works: Young Leader Reception at Epic

Young leaders from the Chicago area will host the ULI 2013 Fall Meeting Young Leader Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Epic, one of the newest plush bars in the River North area and a recommended restaurant by the 2013 Michelin Guide. With its towering loft space, rooftop lounge, grand glass staircase, and views of the city skyline, Epic restaurant is a can’t-miss destination. Your evening out will include signature house cocktails, beer, wine, seasonal hors d’oeuvres, and music by DJ Sasha.  Over 400 young real … Read More

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Speakers for Interactive Sessions at 2013 Fall Meeting Announced

Join ULI in Chicago November 5 to 8, 2013. After hearing about the latest trends on Wednesday and real deals and case studies on Thursday, participate in interactive sessions with thought leaders during The Changing World: A ULI Speaker Series on Friday.  Learn more here.  

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Learn Online: Two Courses Make Microsoft Excel Work for You

Want to take your financial modeling skills to the next level? The two-hour online course Excel Tips and Shortcuts for Real Estate Professionals on Sept. 12 will arm you with strategies for reusing financial models to save substantial time. More advanced Microsoft Excel users will benefit from the online course Introduction to Modeling Investment Waterfall Distributions on Sept. 23 and 25, which will teach the theory behind “waterfall” profit distribution and the Excel functions for constructing a waterfall. Excel Tips and Shortcuts for Real Estate Professionals Sept. 12, 2013 1:30 … Read More

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Planning Commissioners Journal – Seven Part Series

ULI Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon reveals the secrets to successful communities in this seven-part series for the Planning Commissioners Journal. See more here.

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