ULI Columbus News

Awards for Excellence Winners Announced


Columbus is in the midst of a transformation. In what’s become the fastest-growing Midwest city, billions of dollars are being invested in infrastructure, housing, offices and storefronts – much of it in the urban core. With the pace of development frenzied, it’s worth pausing to take stock: to recognize those who shaped Columbus into what it is today and those who are carrying on the legacy of community investment. And to applaud the finest examples of responsible land use. It’s in that spirit ULI Columbus introduces the Awards for Excellence, … Read More

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ULI Announces the 2017 Awards for Excellence Jury Members

Meet the 2017 Awards for Excellence Jury Members Members of the ULI Columbus Awards for Excellence jury are selected from outside of the state of Ohio and represent several facets of development expertise, including finance, architecture, land planning and development, public affairs, design, and professional services. Lizanne Galbreath Lizanne Galbreath is the Managing Director of Galbreath & Company with real estate investments and private equity holdings in the US. She received a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.  … Read More

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Request for Proposal: Regional Corridor Analysis


Request for Proposal: REGIONAL CORRIDOR ANALYSIS The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), together with the City of Columbus, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), the Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Columbus), and other Central Ohio jurisdictions, acting as the project partners, seeks a qualified consultant or consulting team to undertake a Regional Corridor Analysis. This analysis will study a variety of metrics to assess the likely impact(s) of implementing the more compact development options identified by insight2050. Specifically, the study would include an analysis of metrics … Read More

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2017 YLG Fall Scholarship


All Associate Young Leader and Student Members are eligible to apply for the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting Scholarship! 2017 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 2017 Fall Meeting in Los Angeles from October 23-26, 2017. The scholarship will include complimentary registration and a $1500 reimbursement of expenses related to hotel, airfare, local transport, and meals. Applicants are requested to submit the following: Completed online application with basic information, ULI engagement, and essay (400 word … Read More

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ULI Columbus to Honor the Legacy of Renowned Developer John W. Galbreath on September 7, 2017, During ULI Columbus’s Inaugural Awards for Excellence

COLUMBUS (June 1, 2017) — John W. Galbreath, an internationally-recognized real estate developer and philanthropist, has been named the first recipient of the ULI Columbus Visionary Award. The newly-created award recognizes extraordinary leadership in the responsible use of land and will be awarded posthumously to Mr. Galbreath at ULI Columbus’s inaugural Awards for Excellence program on September 7. The ULI Columbus Visionary Award has been established to honor an individual who has had a significant positive impact on Central Ohio’s built environment, demonstrated a commitment to improving the communities in … Read More

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Providing Leadership in Creating Thriving Communities: Yaromir Steiner is the New Chairman of ULI Columbus

COLUMBUS (July 18, 2017) – Yaromir Steiner, Founder and CEO of Steiner + Associates, has been named Chairman of the Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Columbus). Steiner’s two-year term began July 1, 2017 and he succeeds Terry Foegler, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the city of Dublin, Ohio. ULI Columbus is a nine-year old District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a non-profit research and education institute with more than 40,000 multidisciplinary members dedicated to leadership in real estate and land use and creating thriving … Read More

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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, columbus.uli.org/awards.  

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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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