On April 23, ULI NEXT hosted an exclusive mixer to provide prospective members with an opportunity to meet and mingle with current NEXT participants and ULI Arizona leadership. The event, which was sponsored by Fidelity National Title, was held at Gainey Ranch Golf Club and drew about 100 guests. The mixer gave prospective members an introduction to the group and to the program prior to the 2019 program application period which opens in June. Please reach out to Stephanie Handley at S.firstname.lastname@example.org with any membership questions.
By Peter Madrid | MadridMedia The setting was fitting for ULI Arizona’s April Main Program: iconic Valley shopping mecca Scottsdale Fashion Square. With consumer preferences and population dynamics changing, the world of retail is undergoing historic changes. Smack dab in the middle of this discussion is the commercial real estate industry. “What is happening?” asked moderator and President of Vestar, David Larcher. “There are three factors: the e-commerce impact on brick and mortar, shopping behaviors today have undergone change, and the rise of fast- and off-price fashion. Another disruption is … Read More
By NLC Staff – March 23, 2018 In cities, certain neighborhoods may have a history that gave them an economic purpose, a distinctive aesthetic identity, and unique role in their city decades ago — even if time has moved on. When those neighborhoods fall on hard times, that identity can sour from a source of pride to one of perceived blight. And while nostalgia may eventually return for what remains of the good old days, an obvious transition to a prosperous and sustainable future is harder to come by. What … Read More
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.