Monthly Archives: November 2013

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Ontario

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At the recent ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, ULI Toronto member Ed Sajecki (Commissioner of Planning & Building for the City of Mississauga) presented his case for investing in Ontario and specifically the GTA.   The panel discussion also included representatives from Chicago, Hamberg, Mexico City and Seoul.   In the end, the audience felt that Ed’s presentation was the clear winner and that they would invest in Toronto over all the other cities. Congratulations Ed! To view Ed’s presentation click on the image below.

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Registration now open for Building Healthy Place Conference

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How are market shifts driving demand for healthy development? What are real estate leaders doing to position their projects in the emerging marketplace of health-aware buyers and tenants? What have we learned from bold legacy projects, and what’s the cutting edge today? And how can the real estate industry work with others to help create healthy places that will see their value endure over time? Plan to attend the Building Healthy Places: Unlocking the Value conference in Los Angeles from February 20-21 to get the latest thinking on what’s next in health … Read More

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Event Recap: Revitalization of Toronto’s Waterfront

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View Photos View Video View Attendees Speaker Presentations: John Campbell David Gerofsky Avi Tesciuba In Partnership with:    The Revitalization of Toronto’s Waterfront: Unlocking its Development Potential By Adrienne Smith and Anthony Taylor Toronto’s waterfront history has been long and varied. Beginning in the 1960s the out-migration of industry marked a pivotal point as the focus on port-related and other industrial uses became obsolete. Over time it became apparent that a long-term plan for the underused waterfront lands was is order. Today, Waterfront Toronto is leading a massive 25-year, 800-hectare … Read More

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Event Recap: Annual Real Estate Forecast

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View Photos      View Attendees Speaker Presentations: Andrew Warren George Carras John O’Bryan Videos: 2014 Emerging Trends in Real Estate GTA Housing & Dev’t Market Overview Canadian Market Overview “The Canadian market is in a good balance.  A nice sweet spot.” By Mary Beth Gallivan The results are in and the message is clear: not only does the Canadian real estate market continue to attract positive and even enthusiastic attention from both domestic and international investors, but signs are showing that even the U.S. market is slowly gaining momentum. This … Read More

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Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

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The ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition—now in its 12th year—is an urban design and development challenge for graduate students. The Hines Competition challenges multidisciplinary student teams to devise a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site. Teams of five students representing at least three disciplines have two weeks to develop solutions that include drawings, site plans, tables, and market-feasible financial data. This is an ideas competition; there is no expectation that any of the submitted schemes will be applied to the site. The winning team will receive $50,000 … Read More

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Survey Winners

Thank you to everyone who completed our member and non-member surveys this summer! The following are the winners of the prize draws. MEMBER SURVEY 1st Prize: 2 passes to a ULI program Winner: Kanistan Emmanuvel, Associate Financial Analyst, Calloway REIT     2nd Prize: ULI publication “Getting Real about Urbanism”. Winner: Kathryn Truman, Controller, Build Toronto Inc.   NON MEMBER SURVEY Prize: Complimentary Membership to ULI for 1  year. Winner: Craig Ferguson, Senior Consultant, urbanMetrics inc.  

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