Category Archives: Young Leaders Group

FOOD ROOF Farm – Urban Ag in St. Louis

FOOD ROOF Farm Tour ULI ST. Louis

A growing national trend, urban and roof top farms are gaining traction here in St. Louis – demonstrated in the first rooftop farm, a Metro bus converted into a mobile farmer’s market, and dedicated support from the City for sustainability driven projects. This follows recent years where backyard production has risen, farmers markets’ have expanded the local food market and St. Louis saw its first row-crop plantings in the city limits since the 1920s. A recent ULI St. Louis program, led by Josi Neilsen, dove into this topic by inviting guests to … Read More

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Urban Planning Degree? WashU Med School May Want to Talk…

At the heart of the City’s Midtown, Washington University Medical School and BJC are working to build, expand and reuse the space and buildings they already have. Interested in playing a role? WashU may want to talk to you. Architects, urban planners or engineers are invited to check out the post at: www.jobs.wustl.edu and reference job 27745.

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Brian O’Connell to lead Young Leaders Group

Brian O'Connell

Following a great year under the leadership of Kelly Horn, Business Bank Assistant Vice President, the ULI St. Louis Young Leaders Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian O’Connell to the post of YLG Chair. Brian, a sales broker for Hilliker Corporation, joined ULI in 2008 and has been an active member of the Young Leaders Group (a group of ULI members under age 35) from the start. His most recent contribution was serving as Programs Chair where he led the formulation and execution of programs hosted by the YLG. … Read More

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Do you know what kind of real estate Generation Y wants?

Moto Museum - Generation Y

At the invitation of ULI St. Louis, renown real estate demographer Leanne Lachman shared her findings relating to  the timely question: “Generation Y – what kind of real estate do they really want?” Over 150 guests attended a late afternoon ULI program and discussion at the Moto Museum in Grand Center on April 11. Noted national real estate demographer Leanne Lachman shared her key message that GenY, a generation outnumbering the Baby Boomers, is a market to watch – and address – in real estate. Following Lachman’s presentation, a panel … Read More

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Young Leaders Host Panel on South Grand

David Wilson speaking

For those who have not been to the South Grand neighborhood in a while, you’re missing out! The ULI St. Louis Young Leaders Group has their fingers on the pulse of what’s new and happening in St. Louis and chose this particular neighborhood in South St. Louis to feature in a recent program: South Grand & The Great Streets Transformation. Through its recent designation as a “Great Street” – so named by the East-West Gateway Great Streets Initiative – South Grand has taken great strides to improve the pedestrian experience, calm … Read More

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ULI Gets Sneak Peek at Central Library

Central Library east wall

The long-awaited re-opening of the St. Louis Central Library in downtown St. Louis is just around the corner. Before construction barriers are brought down, however, the ULI St. Louis Young Leaders Group was welcomed inside the renovated building for a glimpse of the amazing work underway inside. The tour, led by the Library’s Executive Director Waller McQuire, took our collective breath away. The impressive 100 year old building was magnificent to start. Today, with the updating of systems and careful restoration of astounding original details, the building is truly one of … Read More

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Young Leaders Host Insider’s Tour

Cupples 9

Those wondering about the emergence of Cupples 9 in downtown St. Louis will get a special sneak peek at the development tomorrow when the ULI St. Louis Young Leaders Group hosts a special Insider’s Tour of the development. The Cupples 9 project involves the transformation and redevelopment of an historic (1894) warehouse project into a Class A office building. Located immediately west of Busch Stadium, the 147,000 square foot building has been vacant for more than 20 years. Under the careful guidance of The Koman Group, the building will now … Read More

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Young Leaders Group Volunteers

YLG Paraquad event web

Last month, the Young Leaders Group volunteered their time and energy to “Dig In & Spruce Up the Paraquad.” As a part of the United Way’s 10th anniversary of 9/11, volunteers worked diligently, to freshen up the space occupied by Paraquad – a St. Louis agency with a mission to empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity. Together, the YLG members rolled up their sleeves and rolled on the paint for this deserving organization For more information about the YLG and ways to get involved, … Read More

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