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Northloop Technical Assistance Panel

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On January 13 and 14, a panel of 10 local experts in real estate development convened as a Technical Assistance Panel led by former EPR Properties CEO David Brain and John McGurk, a shareholder with Polsinelli in the real estate department.  The technical assistance panel convened at the request of the Sponsors: The City of Kansas City, Missouri and Mid-America Regional Council (MARC). The panel will met for the purpose of addressing issues relating to the future plans for and development of the area generally bound by Broadway Blvd on the west, Charlotte … Read More

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ULI Kansas City Hits Membership Milestone

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Kansas City District Council membership has reached 213 members.  Their expansion can be credited in part to an active Women’s Leadership Initiative (51 female members), a new Mentorship Program (16 young leaders paired with 4 industry leader mentors) and a growing recognition in the community for their Technical Assistance Programs.  It also doesn’t hurt to have one of the highest member retention rates in the country!

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City of Westwood Technical Assistance Program

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The City of Westwood requested the assistance of ULI to gain an outside perspective to address future plans for and development near Dennis Park, 5050 Rainbow and the Entercom property adjacent to each other.  Considering its proximity to the elementary school and the city’s long term goal to increase school enrollment, what is the best and most innovative redevelopment options for 5050 Rainbow & the Park property? A 10 person panel of multidisciplinary experts convened, charged with brainstorming the question brought forth by The City of Westwood.  The process began with … Read More

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Request for Proposals (RFP): Kansas City Catalytic Urban Redevelopment Initiative

The Kansas City Catalytic Urban Redevelopment Initiative team is proud to announce an Request for Proposal (RFP) to build the capacity to implement redevelopment in Kansas City’s urban core. The scope of work includes development of a comprehensive implementation strategy, an existing or new non-profit development entity and a patient equity fund. Detailed information will be found in the RFP such as background information, a detailed scope of services and proposal requirements are included in the attachment. KC Catalytic Urban Redevelopment Scope RFP_Final  Some important dates to be mindful of during … Read More

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KCMO Mayor James Speaks at ULI Midwinter Meeting in Paris

World’s Cities Largely Unprepared for Effect of Climate Change London Mayor Boris Johnson believes voters are one of the biggest obstacles to improving the city’s resilience to the effects of climate change. Speaking at the ULI Midwinter Meeting in Paris, Johnson said London has to prepare for flooding and other consequences of global warming, but “a lot [of people] worry this is nonsense.” More commentary from the ULI Midwinter Meeting | ULI’s Jess Zimbabwe on the Mayors’ Panel “How do you explain to the punters what you want to do?” asked … Read More

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ULI Kansas City welcomes new members Jan-Mar, 2014

We welcome the following new members who joined (or renewed) in Q1,2014: Name Company Drew Bietau The Weitz Company John Brenton University of Kansas (student) Eric Clemenson Equity Bank Dominique Davison Draw Architecture + Urban Design Keith Dorrian A.L. Huber Mark D. Eisemann Lewis Rice & Fingersh, L.C. Brian Goldman RE/MAX Commercial James Grice Lathrop & Gage LLP Michelle Kaiser CBC Real Estate Group Edwin Lowndes Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri Jill McCarthy Kansas City Area Development Council Ian McDonald Polsinelli PC Stephanie Ridgway BMO Harris Bank Jim Still … Read More

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Technology and Real Estate: Changing Cities and Engagement

This video is based on interviews with speakers at the ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego. As cities continue to grow up around these technology companies, new and innovative ways of local engagement are emerging. Technology startups, like Popularise and Fundrise (see video above), are being used to engage community members beyond traditional town hall meetings. These types of websites not only allow the public to create a common vision for a development, but also gives people to opportunity to become an immediate stakeholder. This changes the way we invest … Read More

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Real Estate Consensus Forecast

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A new U.S.-focused real estate forecast from the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate and Ernst & Young reflects renewed optimism for growth in real estate capital markets and commercial real estate fundamentals, and even stronger expectations for housing than those made just six months ago. The full presentation is now available for ULI members. Read more.

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Kansas City students win national 2013 ULI Gerald Hines Urban Design competition

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A joint team of graduate students representing Kansas State University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the University of Kansas has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. This unique three-university team took the $50,000 top prize with their proposed long-term development plan for a downtown Minneapolis site adjacent to the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium location. The winning student team edged out other finalist teams from Harvard University, Yale University, and a joint team from Ball State University and Purdue University. In total, … Read More

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Energy Efficiency: ULI Wants Your Opinion

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How do real estate professionals view energy efficiency investments in buildings? ULI’s CLUE Initiative seeks to answer this question and others in its annual global survey of executives and building owners who make energy management and investment decisions in commercial and public sector buildings. Share your insights and take the online survey today. The survey closes on April 5, 2013.

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