Monthly Archives: July 2011

Leadership Insights – Jessica Shanbacher

Jessica Schanbacher

Like many young professionals, Jessica Schanbacher received some good advice from her mentor – consider getting involved in an organization and connect with other professionals who share your interests. While her mentor had mentioned a number of organizations, it was ULI that struck a chord for Jessica. “As a young professional, I was looking to get involved in an organization which not only put me in touch with community leaders, but one which also offered great learning opportunities,” says Jessica. “ULI programs present a great depth of information. The organization’s … Read More

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Sponsor Spotlight – Lawrence Group

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Founded in 1983 by three architects from the University of Kansas – Lawrence, the Lawrence Group has set its sights on reinvesting in St. Louis one building at a time. An urban firm, working on urban projects, the Lawrence Group sees its values and vision for St. Louis in perfect alignment with those of ULI. “Our sponsorship of ULI brings our team together with other real estate professionals to discuss the issues that matter most to us – sustainable development, adaptive reuse, and making St. Louis a great and vibrant … Read More

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Member Connections

ULI Product Council Taps Hillary Zimmerman Hillary Zimmerman, President of McCormack Baron Asset Management, was recently appointed to Vice Chair of Membership for the Affordable/Workforce Housing Council of ULI. The ULI councils, formed at the national level, focus on specialized fields in land use and development. They are designed to provide a forum for education, networking, and sharing best practices among ULI Full Members. Councils promote excellence in programming, solicit the highest quality of industry leader, and foster and preserve a culture of openness and sharing. “The Affordable/Workforce Housing Council, … Read More

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Join the Young Leaders for Baseball

Get Involved in the YLG Group…attend Networking Night at the Ballpark Join us July 28 as the Cards take on the Houston Astros! The Young Leaders Group has put together a great night of networking, food and fun at the Stadium, all in the comfort of Homers Landing. Individual tickets are $65 and include food, beer, soft drinks and, of course, networking with all of your commercial real estate friends. “Networking Night at the Ball Park” is hosted by the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group and is open to … Read More

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Retail Outlook – A local take on a national discussion

Many are looking to the retail sector – trying to determine what’s next. In a recent Urban Land article, several commercial/retail development experts discussed the sector, examining the near‐term prospects for development and financing, strategies for making retail centers thrive, and the impact of online retailers and social media. One of the questions posed by Urban Land hit the issue straight on: “What are the prospects for retail centers in the next few years?” Jodie McLean, president and chief investment officer of Edens & Avant of Columbia, South Carolina, had … Read More

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