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April 9, 2002
Real estate development and infrastructure issues facing California communities will be the topic of an April 16 meeting of the Los Angeles District Council of the Urban Land Institute. Speakers will include Lee Harrington, chief executive of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., as well as land-use planning and legal experts from several firms. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.
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BUSINESS
December 8, 2013 | By Lew Sichelman
A New York developer may be the first home builder to integrate wellness into its products. But if a major real estate education and research group has its way, healthful living will soon be incorporated in many of the places we live and work. The Urban Land Institute is embarking on a two-year effort to educate its members and the development community at large on how they can build healthful communities and workplaces where people can thrive. "We are looking at city building through the lens of health and wellness as a way to measure sustainability and long-term prosperity," said Lynn Thurber, chairman of the Washington nonprofit.
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REAL ESTATE
August 2, 1987
Greenlaw (Fritz) Grupe Jr., chairman and chief executive of Stockton-based apartment builder the Grupe Co., has been elected president of the Urban Land Institute for a two-year term. Grupe has been a member of the nonprofit educational and research organization since 1965. He is a past president of the Stockton Board of Realtors and the Stockton Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Board of Regents of the University of the Pacific.
OPINION
April 6, 2013
Re "Reaching high in Hollywood," Editorial, April 4 In 2001, I brought an Urban Land Institute expert panel to Hollywood aimed at spurring redevelopment. The panel report recommended, among other things, updating the community plan, leveraging the power of mass transit and building higher density developments near transit. In 2006, a New York-based group purchased the Capitol Records building and adjacent surface parking lots. In 2012, an updated Hollywood Community Plan was approved.
BUSINESS
December 8, 2013 | By Lew Sichelman
A New York developer may be the first home builder to integrate wellness into its products. But if a major real estate education and research group has its way, healthful living will soon be incorporated in many of the places we live and work. The Urban Land Institute is embarking on a two-year effort to educate its members and the development community at large on how they can build healthful communities and workplaces where people can thrive. "We are looking at city building through the lens of health and wellness as a way to measure sustainability and long-term prosperity," said Lynn Thurber, chairman of the Washington nonprofit.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
The four-mile stretch of land adjacent to the Los Angeles River in the city's downtown is rife with deteriorating buildings, crumbling sidewalks and potholed streets. But a cleanup crew and the presence of creative, green-minded businesses could freshen up the strip and help transform it into a major clean technology district, a panel of land use experts said Friday. The city's much-touted plan to turn the dilapidating industrial area into the proposed CleanTech Corridor got a boost when 10 land use and real estate professionals from the nonprofit Urban Land Institute unveiled their recommendations for revitalizing the area.
NEWS
May 18, 1986
Two candidates for master's degrees in business administration at UCLA have been awarded $5,000 scholarships by the Urban Land Institute to pursue research projects. Fourteen of the scholarships were awarded nationwide. Bradley Fredericks will study demographics, development and recreational properties. Aaron Michaelson will research the factors that determine success in mixed-use retail developments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1990
Downtown condominium developers Ted Odmark and John Thelan and the Centre City Development Corp., the agency that oversees downtown redevelopment, on Friday were given the Award for Excellence by the Urban Land Institute, the nation's leading urban design association.
REAL ESTATE
January 22, 1989
Two Southern California projects were among seven winners in the Urban Land Institute awards for excellence in design, relevance to contemporary issues and resourceful use of land. Local winners were Wilshire Palisades, Santa Monica, and the Downtown Women's Center, Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2012 | By Lew Sichelman
If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, can builders and developers land home buyers via the same route? That may be something of a stretch, but food-related amenities are fast becoming a way to make today's new-home communities stand out from the competition. For example, a few years ago, developers would have asked authorities to chase away any food truck that set up shop near their community centers. And if a homeowner turned his backyard into a farm, the community association probably would have objected.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren made a rare public appearance Thursday as he came before a respected real estate trade group at the Los Angeles Convention Center to accept an award, reminisce and grouse a bit about an old antagonist. Bren, who became Southern California's wealthiest man in the process of turning the Irvine Ranch in Orange County into a planned community, was feted by the Urban Land Institute, a Washington-based think tank and trade organization. About 7,000 members are attending the international group's fall meeting in Los Angeles, and many of them crowded into a meeting hall to see the elusive billionaire in the flesh.
BUSINESS
October 26, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Commercial real estate players say they expect a grindingly slow recovery of their business next year as economic conditions marginally improve. Investors are lowering their expectations for financial returns on office towers and other commercial properties but are still chasing after choice properties in the busiest cities, according to a report by accounting firm PwC and think tank Urban Land Institute. Los Angeles is among the top markets in the country for apartment and industrial property purchases.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
The four-mile stretch of land adjacent to the Los Angeles River in the city's downtown is rife with deteriorating buildings, crumbling sidewalks and potholed streets. But a cleanup crew and the presence of creative, green-minded businesses could freshen up the strip and help transform it into a major clean technology district, a panel of land use experts said Friday. The city's much-touted plan to turn the dilapidating industrial area into the proposed CleanTech Corridor got a boost when 10 land use and real estate professionals from the nonprofit Urban Land Institute unveiled their recommendations for revitalizing the area.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2008
'Those of us involved in inner-city development have known all along that these areas have great potential. It still remains a challenge to convince companies to do business in the inner city, and the unemployment rate remains unacceptably high.' -- Phil S. Hart, Executive director, Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles, on a July 23 story about a study finding more wealth than previously estimated in Watts and other inner-city areas
BUSINESS
March 11, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Moscow and Istanbul, Turkey, real estate investment returns are likely to surpass those of Paris and London because of optimism that faster growth in emerging markets will push up rents and fuel demand for property, according to a survey of investors, brokers and analysts. "There is an increasing appetite for emerging markets," said John Forbes, the London-based head of real estate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. London fell to 15th place out of 27 cities for 2008, from second last year, and Paris dropped to fifth from first, the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a report.
REAL ESTATE
April 20, 1986
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is accepting entries in its 1986 Awards for Excellence competition, which recognizes innovative large- and small-scale land development projects that demonstrate superior design, relevance to contemporary issues and needs, and resourceful land utilization. Categories are residential, recreational, urban development/mixed use, industrial/office parks, commercial/retail, and other development including new communities and rehabilitation projects.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2001 | BOB HOWARD
Two upcoming events will explore the future of shopping centers that combine retail stores with entertainment uses. The Urban Land Institute will hold its eighth annual Urban Entertainment Development Conference March 26 and 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where more than 30 specialists in the design and development of entertainment-oriented shopping centers will deliver presentations.
OPINION
January 10, 2004
"Loan History May Be Issue in Project" (Jan. 5) didn't mention the amount of losses the L.A. Theatre Center racked up over the years before anyone lived in the neighborhood. It also failed to make any attempt to quantify the amount of investment that has occurred and will occur in the most depressed area of our downtown because of the Old Bank District project. It leaves out some of the terms of developer Tom Gilmore's financing, which distorts the performance of the loans for the three buildings.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2002
Real estate development and infrastructure issues facing California communities will be the topic of an April 16 meeting of the Los Angeles District Council of the Urban Land Institute. Speakers will include Lee Harrington, chief executive of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., as well as land-use planning and legal experts from several firms. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.
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