Monthly Archives: April 2014

Urban Ideas Competition 2014

The Urban Ideas Competition is organized by the Young Leaders Initiative. In 2014 ULI Toronto invited members of the general public, architects, designers, planners, artists, engineers, students and members of the development community, both locally and internationally, to tell us how to “Reconnect Toronto’s Waterfront”. Links to Maps Urban Ideas Competition Guidelines JUDGES: Paul Bedford, Former Chief Planner of the City of Toronto Shirley Blumberg, Founding Partner at KPMB Architects Meg Davis, VP Development at Waterfront Toronto David Gerofsky, President and CEO at Great Gulf COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS:     Submission #1678851     Submission #1679341 … Read More

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Chair Mark Noskiewicz to participate in Land & Development Conference

ULI Toronto Chair Mark Noskiewicz  will be introducing one of the sessions at the 10th Annual Land & Development Conference, which is taking place on May 13th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  The 2014 Land & Development conference offers insightful presentations on the Greater Golden Horseshoe development market. LAND & DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2014

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ULI Case Studies Feature Vancouver Projects

Two Vancouver developments are the subject of new Case Studies from ULI. The Woodward’s redevelopment project is a residential-driven mixed-use project on a historic site that has transformed and revitalized an important but troubled neighborhood in downtown Vancouver. The Rise is an urban infill, residential-over-retail building located next to downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The site was originally occupied by a car dealership, but international developer Grosvenor saw the potential for the company to expand into a dynamic, rapidly growing urban market. Its primary retail tenants are three large-format stores: Home … Read More

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Inside the Mentorship Program 2013

Mentee: Bahador Khani Having joined ULI Toronto as a young professional new to the real estate profession and not sure where I wanted to end up in the field, I knew this was a step in the right direction. After graduating in 2010 from York University with a bachelor in Finance, I waded into real estate by managing properties for several friends and family. Since being naturally drawn to working with people, I felt that it would be a great fit to join ULI and from the very first event … Read More

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Quality of Infrastructure Is Key to Real Estate Development Decisions

The quality of infrastructure systems—including transportation, utilities, and telecommunications—is the most important factor influencing real estate investment and development decisions in cities around the world, according to a survey of public sector and private sector leaders conducted by the Urban Land Institute and EY. The findings are included in the Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City report, released this week at ULI’s 2014 Spring Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. The survey, conducted in January 2014, reflects the opinions of 241 public sector officials and 202 senior-level real estate executives (developers, investors, lenders, … Read More

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2014 Hines Competition Winner – University of Maryland

A team of graduate students representing the University of Maryland took top honours at the 2014 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with its winning plan to redevelop a Nashville neighborhood as a healthy community. An ideas competition, the ULI Hines program is designed to simulate an actual urban design and development scenario. The 2014 competition was based on a hypothetical situation in which the site owners had asked for a proposal that transforms the historic Sulphur Dell neighborhood. As part of ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, the 2014 competition asked the student … Read More

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Urban Ideas Competition – Vote for your Favourite!

The Urban Ideas Competition submissions have all been received and the Judges will soon be making their decisions . . . but we want your help in choosing our People’s Choice Award Winner. Visit our Facebook page to see all the submissions and vote for your favourite by “liking” it. The submission with the most votes by the end of the day on April 22nd will win the People’s Choice Award at the event on April 23rd. For more information on the competition and the guidelines for the submissions, visit … Read More

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Member Profile: Anne Morash

By Andrea Bogar, Blueprint Effects & Robyn Brown, IBI Group  Anne Morash’s passion for real estate is apparent. Why does she do it? “I like mining the opportunities that real estate offers.” As Senior Vice President, Multi-Residential at Toronto-based GWL Realty Advisors Inc., Anne is currently responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the Multi- Residential division. She is happy to talk about the role of women in the real estate industry and why she sits on the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) with ULI Toronto and was involved with … Read More

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Welcome New Members!

ULI Toronto would like to welcome our newest members, who joined between February 16th,  2014 and March 31st, 2014. The shared wisdom and experience of our members is what makes ULI unique. Member leadership and expertise make it possible for ULI to offer what it is known for: the gold standard in quality programs and research, and the opportunity to make an impact on communities. Not a member? Join today! Full Members Alex Gheorghe, TSSA James Rutherford, Dialog Cindy Shen, Home Trust/ Western Ivey Associate Members Private Loghman Azar, LINE Architect … Read More

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