For 60 years, advisory services panels have helped communities hone their competitive advantage by integrating land use and economic development on topics including industrial development, general economic development, shopping mall redevelopment, employment generation, hospital and life sciences, and real estate finance Panels explore a community’s strengths and offer candid, third-party perspective on ways to improve economic development strategies. Recommendations also tie economic development goals to land use.
All ULI panel teams include professionals with diverse points of view—engineers, developers, planners, designers, investors, market analysts, and public officials—who work together to generate grounded, innovative solutions.
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Shopping Mall Redevelopment
Transforming a large indoor shopping facility to meet the needs of the new millennial customer is an exercise in both planning and design and in reassessing market advantage of a specific location. This process also calls for reconsidering the financial and debt issues that often accompany the large facilities.
Southwest Center Mall
St Louis, MO
Industrial development has evolved dramatically over the past 20 years. The success of transforming large industrial sites and corridors from heavy industrial uses to high tech, clean tech and mixed use has been responsible for remaking and reinventing many cities, locations and regions. ULI panels can focus the knowledge and expertise of its membership towards strategies and tactics that lay the land use and real estate groundwork to allow this transformation to be successful.
Los Angeles, CA
Most successful communities emphasize employment generation as a core principle for achieving its economic development goals. Successful employment generation is no longer the simple recipe that emphasizes low value land with good highway access. Instead, it is now a complex formula of talent retention, educational opportunities, quality of life issues, physical and electronic connectivity as well as entertainment and cultural opportunities for employees and customer alike. ULI panels can evaluate a community’s assets and align its strengths and opportunities with a comprehensive program of land use, real estate investment and partnership opportunities to ensure success.