RFP: City of Albuquerque

The City of Albuquerque request proposals from qualified consulting teams to assist with targeted updates to the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan and with reshaping the City’s regulatory and policy framework governing land development into a new Unified Development Ordinance that consolidates multiple documents and incorporates best practices for land use and transportation planning and land development….
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RFP: District of Squamish

The District of Squamish (DOS) is seeking qualified and experienced firms or individuals to complete planning bylaws and policies related to the Squamish Oceanfront Development. The DOS currently owns a large portion of the Squamish oceanfront peninsula on the Howe Sound, adjacent to the downtown. A conditional purchase and sale agreement with the chosen developer is to be completed in July 2014. …
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Raising the Bar for Giving: Geoffrey Stack Named Chairman of the ULI Foundation; Michael Hayde Named New Chairman of Foundation Annual Fund

Geoffrey L. Stack, managing director of SARES-REGIS Group

Urban Land Institute leader Geoffrey L. Stack, managing director of SARES-REGIS Group, one of the largest, most diversified commercial and residential real estate firms in the western U.S., has been named chairman of the ULI Foundation. He begins his term in the voluntary position July 1, replacing James Curtis III, who served as the Foundation chairman for the past two years….
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RFQ: Port of San Diego

The San Diego Unified Port District and the City of Chula Vista are seeking a visionary development team to create a world-class convention destination resort hotel on the Chula Vista Bayfront (CVB). Located on famous San Diego Bay, the approximately 535-acre CVB master plan has been approved by the California Coastal Commission. This is the last great waterfront development opportunity in southern California and is intended to create a legacy destination for the public….
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Advisory Services Panel—North End, Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte Large Yellow Map

In April, ULI was asked to conduct and Advisory Services panel to specifically focus on the feasibility of an innovation aspect within Charlotte’s North End corridor. The panel was asked to assess how this could be a catalyst for new land uses and neighborhood revitalization as well as the appropriate types of supporting uses and development to realize the area’s new vision….
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Investors Retreat to Tier 1 Cities as Mainland China’s Real Estate Market Experiences a Slowdown


Investors are retreating to Tier 1 cities, as China’s real estate market experiences a slowdown, according to the Urban Land Institute’s Mainland China Cities Survey 2014. The annual survey, which evaluates the real estate investment and development prospects across 36 of the largest cities in Mainland China, recorded an average 8.5 percent decline in ratings for each city, indicating a more pessimistic outlook overall on prospects compared with last year. However, investors remained confident of the prospects for the Tier 1 cities of Shanghai, Shenzen, Beijing and Guangzhou which were the four highest-ranked cities for investment and all in the top five rankings for development….
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