Author Archives: Sara Marsh

Retail Repositioning

By David Chilinski The recent Chapter 11 filings by Sears and Toys R Us offer additional signs that conventional retailers – and the properties they anchor – face an uncertain future. Yet, despite these tenant failures, these sites present an undeniable opportunity due to their scale and location. What we are learning in repositioning aging properties is that the right program mix of live, work, play and stay are critical to a successful future. Finding that right mix is not as simple as it may seem. Large-scale, mixed-use development involves both the art and science of Placemaking. What makes mixed-use come alive is an integrated experience, a place purposely designed as an eclectic, changing scene. The experience begins with a design strategy that accomplishes many things, among them: working with what … Read More

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Support the District Council this Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday consider supporting ULI Boston/New England by becoming an Annual Sponsor. Continued support allows the District Council to elevate ideas through dynamic conversation that provide leadership in the responsible use of land throughout the region.   Our recent successes include: Technical Assistance Panels: 700+ volunteer hours in 7 TAP Communities UrbanPlan: 253+ volunteer hours instructing 400 students in 7 schools UrbanPlan Public Leadership Institute: Engaged Massachusetts elected officials on land use fundamentals through public-private collaborative engagement Leadership and Diversity: Launched Pathways to Inclusion program to increase access to important networks for land use professionals of … Read More

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Fall Meeting 2018

After many months of planning by hundreds of ULI members and staff, Fall Meeting begins on Monday! The Fall Meeting brings together over 6,000 land use professionals from across the country and around the world. A special thank you to the many members who helped make this meeting happen, including the Meeting Chairs: Franz Colloredo Mansfield, Pam Herbst, and Owen Thomas; the Host Committee; and of course the many firms supporting the meeting through Sponsorship particularly Icon Sponsors Boston Properties and Union Point and Principal Sponsors Newmark Knight Frank and Suffolk Construction. … Read More

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Housing, Transportation, Resiliency and Land Use are on the Agenda when 6,000 Real Estate Experts Gather in Boston

  Boston, Mass. – (October 3, 2018) – The Urban Land Institute’s Boston/New England District Council will host the real estate industry’s largest global gathering of city builders and land use experts at ULI Fall Meeting, October 8-11, 2018 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. 6,000 real estate professionals and public officials will examine critical issues around commercial development and land use. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary, member-driven real estate organization dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities.   Among the topics of local interest: Transit-Oriented … Read More

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh Joins Skanska to Celebrate the Grand Opening of Harbor Way

pictured from left to right are: City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh; Skanska Vice President of Development, Russ De’Martino; Skanska Executive Vice President of Commercial Development in Boston, Charley Leatherbee; City of Boston Archaeologist, Joe Bagley; Skanska Development Manager, Chris Legocki; Skanska Development Director, Carolyn Desmond.   BOSTON, August 30, 2018 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined construction and development firm Skanska, and members of the Seaport community today for a public block party event to celebrate the grand opening of Harbor Way, a 70-foot wide pedestrian promenade with … Read More

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Support the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting

We are thrilled to be hosting the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting from October 8-11 (Register Here). This meeting draws industry leaders in real estate development and land use and hosting the meeting gives us the once-in-a-decade opportunity to showcase the region’s best real estate projects, people, and companies along with the diverse drivers of our city’s economy. As chairs of the Fall Meeting Sponsorship Committee, we invite you to join these leading firms in sponsoring the meeting. In addition to supporting the mission of ULI – to provide leadership in … Read More

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ULI Westchester/Fairfield Development 360: Session II- Capital Markets with Paul Doocy

          DEVELOPMENT 360   Introduction to the Development Process – Session II: Capital Markets To all aspiring real estate developers and young professionals seeking a deeper understanding of the overall process (and challenges) faced by real estate developers; ULI West/FF  is pleased to announce its DEVELOPMENT 360 Program. DEVELOPMENT 360 is a five- session professional development program taking place over the course of a year, each session covering the complete cycle the real estate development process  from acquisitions, capital markets, entitlements/land use, construction/architecture through dispositions. The sessions are geared to … Read More

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The Results are In! And the Winner of Technology Council’s Shark Tank Competition is…

  On Wednesday, January 31st, four real estate technology companies took the stage to pitch their products and services in a Shark Tank-style competition presented by ULI Boston/New England’s Technology Council. The competition took place at Goodwin in their beautiful new office space with incredible views of Boston’s Seaport District. David Provost of Boston Properties energetically moderated the event, and Jesse Devitte of Boralis Ventures provided an excellent introduction to Technology Investing. Comfy, HqO, Starry and WiredScore each gave their best pitch and showed the sharks and audience how they are … Read More

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UrbanPlan Fall 2017

The 2017-2018 school year of UrbanPlan is well underway! In September ULI Boston/ New England trained 16 new UrbanPlan Volunteers who have been quick to participate in the classroom. We had a successful UrbanPlan at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, and are currently running the program at Newton North High School and Boston College. UrbanPlan will also be taught at Brookline High School, Boston University, Boston Latin School, and Bedford High School. If you are UrbanPlan Trained, please consider volunteering for UrbanPlan at Brookline next month. The dates are: December 6th … Read More

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