ULI NEXT members were spotted at the Giants spring training session in Scottsdale Stadium on March 7. Several NEXT groups met for a relaxing afternoon at the ballpark. NEXT members enjoyed the game and the perfect weather by the left field scoreboard. ULI NEXTmembers benefit from a variety of networking opportunities like the Spring Training game. For membership information, please contact Stephanie Handley at email@example.com.
Fresh from the glow of yet another successful Phoenix Open, Thunderbirds’ 2011 Big Chief David Rauch and 2020 Tournament Chair Tim Woods met with ULI NEXT members for an informal talk about the Phoenix Open. The chat, which was held at The Henry on February 20, featured history, graphics and stories on the the Open’s economic and philanthropic impact on the Valley through the years. NEXT members regularly meet for compelling site tours, events and talks such as this Chat with the Big Chiefs. For membership information, please contact Stephanie … Read More
ULI NEXT members and their families gathered at Steele Indian School Park on February 23 for NEXT’s Annual Spring Picnic. Superman and Frozen’s Elsa surprised the kids with cameo appearances as their parents caught up with old friends by the bounce house. ULI NEXTseeks to provide ULI‘s emerging leaders with a forum for knowledge sharing and peer interaction via site visits, guest talks and group-wide networking events such as the Spring Picnic. For membership information, please contact Stephanie Handley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Peter Madrid | MadridMedia A reflection of a world we don’t know. A space mission to a metal asteroid. Autonomous vehicles. A new spin on Arizona’s Five Cs. A new “aha” moment. Artful neighborhoods. ULI Arizona’s 13th annual Trends Day, held at the J.W. Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and titled “Inform Inspire Involve,” highlighted a theme that some of the best ideas to build us up are not just on earth, but are also in the way we think. Diane Swonk, Chief Economist with Grant Thornton … Read More
Bacon donuts (Rollover Donuts), colorful wall murals, collaborative workspace (Gangplank), gritty dumpsite meets nature (Rio Salado Audubon Center), old warehouse turned art/retail/catering/coffee shop (MonOrchid), yarn bombs, artist container housing (Grand Avenue) and lavender ice cream (Novel Ice Cream) were just a few of the delights experienced on the ULI Arizona Technical Assistance Panel (AzTAP) tour in January with members of the Payson Council, Tonto Apache Tribe, Town officials and ULI. The Payson delegation came to the Valley to study and experience what the cities of Gilbert, Chandler, and Phoenix have … Read More
ULI Arizona welcomed the following new members during the month of November: Jason Angell, Town of Marana David Dellana, Western State Bank Jeff Ell, Ell Real Estate Group at Keller Williams Southern Arizona Carol Hu, City of Glendale Economic Development Division Rob Marsh, CBRE – Labor Analytics William Morey, Arizona State University Gabrielle Moussa, Trasher Law Offices PLLC
ULI NEXT recently partnered with ASU’s MRED program for a “How to Network” lunch and learn. ULI NEXT members led two panel discussions: “Why Networking is Important in Real Estate” and “How To Network – Tips and Tactics.” The event was designed to provideMRED students attending the ULI Fall Meeting with networking advice and to show how active involvement in ULI can be integral in building and growing a network.
ULI NEXT Arizona held its annual Fall Mixer on November 18 at Ocotillo’s spacious outdoor courtyard in Midtown Phoenix. NEXT members typically meet monthly in small groups, so this event was an opportunity for members and their significant others to interact with the entire NEXT membership. ULI NEXT seeks to provide ULI’s emerging leaders with a forum for knowledge sharing and peer interaction via site visits, guest talks and group-wide networking events such as the Fall Mixer. For membership information, please contact Stephanie Handley at email@example.com.
By Peter Madrid | MadridMedia The 5th Annual Shark Tank presented by ULI Arizona attracted three distinct and unique projects all with the same goal of landing an investor. The ‘sharks’ considered a residential subdivision in the Arcadia neighborhood in central Phoenix; a senior living facility in Amarillo, Texas; and luxury residences in Downtown Chandler. Joseph Blackbourn, president and CEO of Everest Holdings, moderated the event held at the Omni Montelucia Resort. This year’s sharks were Drew Brown, founding partner of DMB Associates; John Graham, CEO of Sunbelt Holdings; and … Read More
ULI Arizona’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Committee gathered together recently to assemble after school snack packs for the teenagers at UMOM, a family shelter and services provider for people experiencing homelessness. Committee members donated supplies like bottled water, granola bars, pens, and snacks and hand wrote notes to include in each snack pack. Fidelity National Title generously let us take over their conference room for the afternoon, and WLI prepared & delivered 205 snacks! It was a fun & rewarding way to give back to the community as we move … Read More