Monthly Archives: March 2012

Leadership Insights – Laura Radcliff

Having attended ULI programs over the years, Laura Radcliff, Senior Vice President for Public Finance at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, finally joined ULI in January of 2011. “I finally realized that so many of the people that I come into contact with on a daily basis are ULI members,” reflected Laura. “It was a natural fit.” In just a short amount of time, Laura has become an active member in the St. Louis District Council, speaking at a Candid Conversation at the new Peabody Opera House, joining the newly‐formed ULI … Read More

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Sponsor Spotlight – Kozeny-Wagner

Founded in 1965 by Don Kozeny, Herman Kozeny and Rich Wagner, St. Louis construction firm Kozeny‐Wagner works to “build a better quality of life” for the community. Throughout the years, Kozeny‐Wagner has played a key role in shaping some of St. Louis’s more well‐known landmarks, including the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Their work supported the original site development, landscaping and hardscaping, the Tucker Movie Theater (original and renovation), the Museum of Westward Expansion, The Arch Tram Queue renovations, the World Odyssey Theater, the large roof replacement, the Museum store, the … Read More

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ULI St. Louis Member, Richard Baron, Profiled in Urban Land

The most recent issue of ULI’s Urban Land magazine caught up with Richard Baron, of St. Louis-based McCormack Baron Salazar. Born and raised in a working-class area of Detroit, Richard Baron learned early about the social and economic dynamics of inner-city neighborhoods. Throughout his real estate career, Baron, 2004 laureate of the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, remained committed to developing mixed-income communities in central cities prone to decline and disinvestment. His firm, McCormack Baron Salazar (MBS), has made sustainable, affordable housing the cornerstone of its mission … Read More

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Program to Address the Intersection Between Healthcare & Real Estate

Healthcare encompasses over 17% of the nation’s GDP and will continue to grow. The demand for healthcare real estate, particularly medical office buildings and other ambulatory care facilities located on or off the hospital campuses or sponsored by hospitals, will continue to grow as the economy recovers. With Healthcare Reform underway, there are numerous questions and opinions about the impact that is having and will have on healthcare and the real estate associated with this industry. On March 20, ULI St. Louis will bring together a panel of regional experts … Read More

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ULI St. Louis Member Serves on National Advisory Services Panel

Bob Lewis, a principal at Development Strategies here in St. Louis, served on a week-long ULI Advisory Services Panel in Stockton, California, from February 5 to 10. The primary topic was revitalization of downtown Stockton, a city of almost 300,000 residents at the north end of the state’s famous Central Valley, and about 50 miles south of the state capital of Sacramento. A number of “perfect storm” problems affect Stockton. It’s regularly in the top ten cities nationally for home foreclosures. Like other California cities, it has lost its special … Read More

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