Monthly Archives: November 2011

What’s Next?

A new economy is unfolding over the course of this decade, driven by an extraordinary convergence of demographic, financial, technological and environmental trends. Taken together, these trends will dramatically change urban planning, design and development through 2020. In a recently released publication, What’s Next? Real Estate in the New Economy, experts outline how every aspect of living, working and connecting will change in major ways, driven in large part by the values, preferences and work ethic of Generation Y, the largest generation in American history.

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Leadership Insights – Aaron Williams

For Aaron Williams, Project Engineer for Alberici Constructors, his main reason for being involved in the Urban Land Institute is his passion for land use, real estate development, urban design, community development, and most of all cities. He loves learning anything and everything about cities no matter the size or significance. In 2009, Aaron began researching organizations that he could join in order to grow in and learn about city planning, design, and development. He found ULI St. Louis in a Google search, sent an email to the District Coordinator … Read More

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Sponsor Spotlight – US Bank

U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation began in 2001 when Firstar Community Development Corporation and US Affordable Housing CDC, Inc. were combined to form one group, USBCDC, to serve as U.S. Bank’s community development investment subsidiary. The bank had been investing tax credit equity in support of affordable housing developments across the nation since the late ’80s and closed on financing for their first St. Louis area low income housing project in the early 1990s. They have since expanded the business to include New Markets, Historic, and Renewable Energy Tax Credit … Read More

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T-REx Roars into Railway Exchange

By Matt Schindler, Partnership for Downtown St. Louis & ULI Communications Committee member When the Railway Exchange building in downtown St. Louis was built in 1914, it was the tallest building in St. Louis and one of the largest in the nation with one million square feet of space. The Railway Exchange was once the headquarters for May Department Co. and housed a seven‐floor Famous Barr store which, in 1985, connected to the St. Louis Centre mall. Several years ago, Macy’s bought May Co. and consolidated the amount of retail … Read More

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CMT, Metro Sponsor ULI St. Louis TAP

At the invitation of Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and Metro (the Bi-State Development Agency), ULI St. Louis was asked to form a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to address possible development around the Belleville MetroLink (light rail) Station located at Scheel Street in the City of Belleville, Illinois. This TAP drew on the expertise of the following ULI members: Richard Ward, Panel Chair; Andy Barnes, IMPACT Strategies, Inc.; Jerome Crylen, GTE Properties, LLC; Steven Nystrom, US Bank (retired); Scott Schanuel, Woolpert Inc.; and Aaron Williams, Alberici Constructors. The panel members … Read More

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2012: How and Where Our Cities Grow

Commentary by Patrick Phillips, CEO of ULI In this post-recession environment, much is being made about great forces of change – population and demographic shifts, economic drivers, environmental concerns – that will dramatically reshape community building for the rest of the century. However, as dramatic as this change is, the land use industry faced circumstances just as daunting in early part of the 20th century. Seventy-five years ago, on December 14, 1936, the Urban Land Institute was chartered in Chicago, during a time of great uncertainty in financial markets, shifting … Read More

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Leadership Insights – Rob Goltermann

For Rob Goltermann, Director of DCM Group and Chair of the Candid Conversations committee, ULI has been a valuable source for industry information and exposure to national development trends. Rob has found the information gathered at ULI programs and through networking with other members an invaluable resource in evaluating various developments and individual property potential. When he first joined ULI in 2004, Rob was drawn to the Young Leaders Group and soon became the YLG Chair in 2006. Under his leadership, the ULI St. Louis Young Leaders Group grew and … Read More

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Sponsor Spotlight – Hilliker Corporation

In business since 1985, ULI St. Louis Sponsor Hilliker Corporation markets and manages business related real estate. The company’s portfolio of listings and managed properties include industrial, office, and retail buildings and sites as well as investment real estate throughout the region. Over the years, Hilliker Corporation has been a part of a number of significant deals and projects in the St. Louis area: Hilliker sold or leased one million square feet in the last sixty days. The company transacted one million square feet of property along Washington Avenue prior … Read More

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Why ULI?

To compete and truly thrive in the new economy, we need to take a hard look at the real estate industry – evaluate market trends, share information, and learn from experts across the country. ULI provides just that platform and your sponsorship of ULI St. Louis makes it possible. For 2012, consider a ULI St. Louis sponsorship. Starting at $1,500, annual sponsorship of ULI provides the financial support for our informative programs, from quarterly breakfast presentations by national and local experts to smaller boutique conversations with the leaders shaping the … Read More

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Spinnaker Revives High-Profile Downtown District

At a time when development seems limited to small‐scale, one‐building projects, the northern core of downtown is witnessing a transformation of impressive scale. Just one year ago, visitors to the St. Louis Convention Center and commuters using the 8th & Convention MetroLink station were struck by the looming empty buildings and ominous pedestrian bridge covering Washington Avenue. Stix Baer and Fuller had moved on and St. Louis Center had failed. Empty buildings remained and revitalization seemed unattainable. Spinnaker St. Louis, a private developer led locally by ULI member Amos Harris, … Read More

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