Numerous industry experts and economists are talking about the ‘new normal’ for the real estate industry. Land use professionals in both the public and private sector are faced with adapting to current economic realities, while making long-term plans to stay competitive in the future. What are the investment strategies and trends that will emerge from the current recession? Will there be funding for transportation investments and what role will real estate professionals play in helping deliver bus rapid transit, streetcars, and other new transit systems? How are healthcare institutions serving as catalysts for new workforce housing development? With more people expected to rent in the years ahead – either by choice or necessity – is the rental industry prepared for a possible surge in demand?
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DAILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Wednesday, May 19, 2011
1:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Opening General Session At the 2010 Fall Meeting, ULI Chairman Jeremy Newsum charged us with looking at how we can evaluate within the industry to make the necessary changes to adapt to the economic realities we now face. It is time for the industry to respond. Newsum and this panel of experts will discuss what industry leaders are doing to meet challenges and adapt to the future. Panelists include Robert J. Lowe, Sr., Chairman, chief executive officer, Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group; Martin “Hap” Stein, Jr., chairman, chief executive officer, Regency Centers Corporation; and Lawrence Yun, chief economist, senior vice president of research, National Association of Realtors.
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Real Estate Town Hall Concurrent Sessions • Adapting Recreational Real Estate for the Future • Positioning for the Future: A New Spin on Lessons Learned • The Future of Housing: How Can We Adapt and Survive? • Adapting to the New Market and Economic Realities
5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. General Session Brad DeLong, expert on international economics and finance, and co-author of The End of Influence: What Happens When Other Countries Have the Money, has written on the evolution and functioning of the U.S. and other nations’ stock markets, the dynamics of long-run economic growth, the making of economic policy, the changing nature of the American business cycle, and the history of economic thought. DeLong will provide an up-to-the-minute perspective on the current economic trends and what they mean for business.
Thursday, May 20, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ULI Member Industry Roundtables I Real Estate Capital and Policy Trends • Real Estate Capital Markets 2011 • Real Estate Investing in a Fast Changing Environment • Analyzing Distressed Real Estate Investment Opportunities Today Urban Infrastructure as a Driver of Land Value: Transportation • Ernst & Young Presents ULI’s 2011 Infrastructure Report • Trends in Transportation • Transit Finance Partnerships Housing Market Overview and Master Planned Communities Update • The State of the Housing Market • Trends in Master Planned and Resort Communities Commercial Property Barometer and the Future of Retail Development • Reading the Commercial Property Barometer • The Future of Retail Development
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ULI Member Industry Roundtables II Sourcing Debt and Equity Capital Today • Conduits and CMBS Lending: What Role, What Impact? • Raising Equity Capital in 2011 Urban Infrastructure as a Driver of Land Value: Energy and Healthcare • Turning Energy into Cash • Healthcare as Community Anchor Owners, Renters and Financing Today • The New American Dream • Where is the Financing? Office Development and Hospitality Today • Office Development: Who, What and Where? • Hotel and Resort: Who is Sleeping Over?
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. General Session Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America´s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare and workforce implications of the age wave. He is a best-selling author of fifteen books on aging-related issues and guides Fortune 500 companies and government groups in product/service development for boomers and mature adults. He will provide members with insights on how they all can adapt to the new realities of the market.
Friday, May 20, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Closing General Session Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University, is known nationally and internationally, not only as an academic leader, but as a visionary in urban development and redevelopment. His work in Phoenix demonstrates how institutions are critical partners in the sustainability of our built environment. Hear how he has worked with the public and private sectors to transform the region, both physically and educationally.
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Adapting Cities for the Future Cities are facing severe challenges even in the face of a rebounding economy. How can cities adapt to the future? Join us for a day of interactive discussion with elected officials and their private partners as they share the lessons they have learned during this downturn and how they are adapting for the future. Panelists include Ralph Becker, mayor, City of Salt Lake; Dave Bing, mayor, City of Detroit; Phil Gordon, mayor, City of Phoenix; and Thomas Murphy, senior resident fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development, ULI, and former Mayor, City of Pittsburgh. VIEW THE ENTIRE ULI REAL ESTATE SUMMIT AT THE SPRING COUNCIL FORUM SCHEDULE