ULI Real Estate Entrepreneur Program
The Business of Building Communities
SMALL FIRM, BIG IMPACT: Deal Making, Key Decisions, and Case Studies for Adaptive Use in Emerging Neighborhoods
Join other entrepreneurial developers who are focused on infill and smaller-scale projects for this unique ULI program. Through the ULI Executive Small Scale Development Program, you will have the opportunity to connect with peers in the industry from across the country. In addition to the in-person program, you will become part of a growing network of professionals sharing their experiences beyond the classroom.
As the first tier urban cores become highly competitive in this part of the cycle, what’s an entrepreneurial developer to do? Go to the emerging neighborhoods! Undiscovered first ring suburbs, second tier cities, core neighborhoods that are undergoing major transformation. These places may be too risky for the institutional investor, or require a more creative approach than the blue chip firms can muster. But entrepreneurial developers are on the forefront of changing the way neighborhoods look and live – making a difference and a living at the same time.
Join us in Austin, one of the country’s coolest towns and hottest markets where small developers and edgy projects are helping reshape the landscape. Hear case studies from around the country about how other small firms are reworking inner suburban assets into lively third places; creatively using temporary buildings to brand place and test markets; or re-thinking how projects are organized and financed. Specific skill trainings in marketing and finance will also be provided as part of the program curriculum.
Spend time with peers from around the country, exploring what it takes to do your own deals, and thrive in the forthcoming real estate run up.
As part of the ULI Real Estate Entrepreneur Program, this unique new course will also afford attendees the opportunity to interact with recognized industry experts drawn from ULI’s senior leadership. A thoughtful and lively panel discussion with these leaders will be followed by an informal networking reception and dinner, where attendees can engage the experts and one another in an exchange of ideas.
Heid is real estate developer, adviser, and author whose focus is the creation of new communities that contribute to their environment, region, and residents. In 2000, he founded UrbanGreen to act as a development partner and adviser to legacy landowners, institutions, and land development companies that embrace principles of sustainability.
With more than 20 years of experience in the design and development of new communities and urban infill and resort developments, Heid is known to effectively resolve the complex layers of community design and development using a variety of proven tools and best practices. He is motivated by the need to deliver high-quality developments to a broader market—in an increasingly complex world of entitlements and financing—without compromising environmental, economic, or place-making objectives.
Before founding UrbanGreen, Heid worked as a land planner and adviser with two of the country’s leading firms, Design Workshop (1987–1993) and EDAW (1994–2000), where he also served as chief operating officer and senior vice president. In 1994 he earned an MS degree in real estate development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The range of his experience gives him the ability to deal effectively with a multitude of issues and deliver a pragmatic, market-driven approach to innovative design solutions.
Senior ULI Leaders
These industry experts and senior ULI leaders will partake in a panel discussion, followed by an informal networking reception and dinner with program participants.
DLA Piper LLP
TIG Real Estate Services, Inc
Hawkeye Partners LP
Pennybacker Capital, LLC
Principal & Co-Founder
Venue Projects, LLC
Cathartes Private Investments
Principal & Co-Founder
Venue Projects, LLC
ULI Members: $795
Registration fee includes tuition, course materials, reception/dinner, luncheon, and refreshments.
Cancellations, which must be made in writing or email to ULI Customer Service, will be subject to a $100 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received at least seven days prior to the start of the workshop to be eligible for a refund. No refunds will be granted thereafter. You may, however, transfer your registration, without penalty, to another member of your organization.