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2017 Local Hines Competition Review


A former industrial manufacturing site, adjacent to the North Branch of the Chicago River and not far from other Chicago staples such as Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and Goose Island, served as the case study and inspiration for this year’s ULI Hines Student Competition, the urban design and development challenge for graduate students now in its 15th year. ULI Columbus is pleased to share a comprehensive review of the four multidisciplinary teams that participated earlier this Spring at The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture provided by Ben Siembida, … Read More

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Call for Entries Now Open


We are proud to announce the inaugural ULI Columbus Awards for Excellence, an awards program celebrating best practices in all types of real estate and land use development that exemplifies ULI’s mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land. The Call for Entries is now open and the deadlines for applying are as follows: Intent to Apply deadline than Monday, MAY 15, 2017. Awards for Excellence Application – Final Deadline: Thursday, JUNE 15, 2017. For more information and eligibility requirements visit,  

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Ohio State to Present: Richard Florida The New Urban Crisis

The Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecturer Program presents:           Richard Florida The New Urban Crisis Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Mershon Auditorium 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase. Register here  

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Harvard Housing Expert Predicts Baby Boomers Will Have Greatest Impact on Housing Trends


  Baby Boomers are expected to have the most dramatic impact on housing over the next 20 years because of their increased longevity and sheer size, said Christopher Herbert, Ph.D., managing director of the highly-acclaimed Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University. Herbert presented JCHS’s recent findings at the annual Real Estate Trends in Central Ohio 2017 program sponsored by the Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Columbus). JCHS’s study, “Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population: Older Households 2015-2035” provides insights into what the housing … Read More

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2017 ULI Hines Competition Mentors

Thanks to the following 2017 ULI Hines Competition Mentors for donating their time, talent and energy to help mentor graduate students at The Ohio State University competing in the annual ULI Hines Student Urban Design Competition: Brian Barrett | Wagenbrenner Development Bhakti Bania | | BBCO Design Brian Bernstein | NBBJ Jay DeVore | DEV Aaron Domini | OHM Advisors John Eymann | M+A Architects Justin Goodwin | MKSK Dan Gore | The Pizzuti Companies Chris Herman | MKSK Russ Hunter | Crawford Hoying Justin Leyda | Steiner + Associates … Read More

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Evolving U.S. Suburbs Continue to Shape Residential Demand and Development


Evolving U.S. Suburbs Continue to Shape Residential Demand and Development Suburban housing markets across the United States are evolving rapidly and overall remain well positioned to maintain their relevance for the foreseeable future as preferred places to live and work, even as many urban cores and downtown neighborhoods continue to attract new residents and businesses, according to a new publication from ULI. The report, Housing in the Evolving American Suburb, describes different kinds of suburbs based on the key factors that define and determine their housing markets. The report classifies and compares suburbs … Read More

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Wood’s Transformative Influence Felt Throughout Short North


There are very few individuals who can lay claim to envisioning a robust, mixed use community amidst a forgotten and worn out stretch of North High Street and tenaciously transforming it over a period of 30 years, long before others saw any inkling of the Short North Arts District’s potential. Sanborn “Sandy” Wood not only saw it, he championed it, drawing upon the traditional brick and mortar tools of a developer while simultaneously working to nurture a sense of community where none previously existed. “We worked with the neighbors from … Read More

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Building the Future, Remembering the Past


LeVeque Tower Hard Hat Tour While the Short North seems to get the majority of the attention surrounding Columbus’ urban revitalization, something special is happening downtown at Broad and Front. The LeVeque Tower, one of the city’s most iconic and historic landmarks, is undergoing a major restoration of its own. Lawyers Development, Kaufman Development and Hotel LeVeque are breathing new life into the 46-story skyscraper, solidifying its presence in a 21st century Columbus. Members of the Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute were granted special access for a … Read More

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Call for Applications: 2016 YLG ULI Fall Meeting Scholarship


All Associate Young Leader and Student Members are eligible to apply for the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting Scholarship!   2016 ULI Columbus Young Leader Fall Meeting Scholarship Application One Young Leader or Student member of ULI Columbus will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2016 Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas from October 24-27, 2016. The scholarship will include complimentary registration and a $1500 reimbursement of expenses related to hotel, airfare, local transport, and meals. Applicants are requested to complete an online application with the following: Complete online application with basic information, ULI engagement, … Read More

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ULI Columbus Announces New Lunch Series

Henry Green at the Urban Land Institute's CEO Summit at ULI's new headquarters at 2001 L St. NW, Washington, DC, June 2, 2016.

The new ULI Columbus Brown Bag Lunch Series offers our members a unique opportunity to engage in an intimate discussion of a variety of relevant, topical issues related to local real estate and land use. The program will feature experts from all facets of the profession who will share their insights and perspectives. Attendance will be limited, and advance registration is required. Save the Date! The series will kick-off on September 16, 2016, and will occur every other month. Registration and the announcement of our first Brown Bag Lunch Series … Read More

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