Author Archives: ULI Pittsburgh

Insights Into Leadership: The Work of Leaders – What Makes a True Leader

As part of the next chapter in Women’s Leadership Initiative of Advancing Leaders, Insights into Leadership focused on the mission-critical work of leaders.  On Wednesday, August 30, nearly 50 women and men met at the Duquesne Club for networking, a presentation from Alison Valli of Dimension Leadership Group, and a panel discussion featuring Michele Allerton, Associate Director at Integra Realty Resources, Anne Chen, Principal at GBBN Architects/EDGE Studio, and Mary Guinee, Vice President at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. This interactive program included exploration of the difference between leading and managing as … Read More

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Held on June 16 at Strada, this seasons’ My ULI brought together new and longtime ULI members alike to maximize their membership.  The program, led by District Council Chair – Bill Cramer, welcomed nearly thirty attendees to learn about ULI’s impact on the Pittsburgh community around the world. Information shared dealt with topics that allowed members to better understand the mission and priorities of ULI. Newest members were announced to the group and were introduced to ULI Pittsburgh’s local leadership. Also presenting: Lynn DeLorenzo, Chair of Women’s Leadership Initiative, walked attendees … Read More

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WLI Advancing Leaders


Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) kicked off the year-long “Advancing Leaders” series with a program and roundtable on NEGOTIATION in March.  Continuing the focus on leadership, May’s programming – COMMUNICATE – provided an opportunity to take a DiSC Assessment that included an evaluation  and discussion of leadership styles.   Alison Valli and Shirley Wulf of Dimensions Leadership Group  facilitated the afternoon long event that was held at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.  Upcoming events in the summer continue leadership dialogue and discussions with notable senior leaders in the Pittsburgh region.  Late Fall … Read More

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Home in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand

Over the past two decades, immigrants account­ed for about 28 percent of all household growth in the United States and have been a critical factor in the housing market’s recent recovery. Immigration policy is poised potentially to have a big impact on the continued improvement and overall health of the U.S. housing market. Home in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand examines the influence of immigrants in shaping urban growth patterns, particularly those who have entered the U.S. since the Great Among the key findings from the report: ·         Without … Read More

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Harvesting the Value of Water Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate


Harvesting the Value of Water Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate Through regulations or incentives, more cities are looking to the private sector real estate community to help them manage stormwater runoff.  Harvesting the Value of Water explains why stormwater is important to cities, outlines the policy landscape, and includes eleven case studies of innovative approaches to green infrastructure that had positive financial, operational, or design outcomes. Learn how developers and designers: ·         Increased developable land ·         Reduced drainage system costs ·         Enhanced property value ·         Improved amenities, aesthetics, and … Read More

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Building a Bridge


True to its name, Bridgeway Capital is building bridges in the Homewood community through the repurposing of 7800 Susquehenna. As the newly improved office space begins to house tenants like the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh, BoXZY and Urban Tree, a unique intersection of makers, job trainers and artists is forming. President of Grand View Development, Bill Krahe, shared with ULI attendees at March event “The Empire State Building of Homewood,” that this intersection is intentional. While space in this 1920s historical building is highly sought after, Grand View is filling … Read More

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Advancing Leaders Series


If you haven’t connected with ULI’s WLI – now’s the time.  Last spring, we toured Frick Environmental Center, which was under construction at the time…as was our growing initiative. With the success of 2016, in year two, we are pleased to announce a full year focus on ADVANCING LEADERS… commercial real estate professionals from varying disciplines… men and women, who wish to enhance their leadership skills. We launch the ADVANCING LEADERS SERIES on March 16 with an evening session on Negotiating Techniques, followed by a May 17 mid-day DISC workshop facilitated by Alison Valli … Read More

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ULI Rose Center Scholarship Recap

Brian Kurtz

ULI has always been a beneficial tool and resource in my work with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and the private sector connections made at the ULI Fall Meeting in all areas of the trade, many of whom are looking to enter Pittsburgh the market, will be beneficial in my economic development role. Additionally, the ability to participate in the Urban Development and Mixed-Use Product Council – due in large part to Rose Center staff having me accepted as a guest – and getting to meet and collaborate with industry leaders … Read More

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Pittsburgh Trends Up


ULI Pittsburgh’s 2017 Trends Program offered a new twist on our signature annual program.  This summer, Pittsburgh was invited to participate in a local focus group, where industry leaders met to discuss the trends they believed were gaining steam: Urban Living, Shared Economies, Foreign Investment and Transportation.  These themes were addressed through a panel of local leaders: Claire Hosteny, Joanna Bailey, Flemming Bjoernslev and Ken Zapinski in brief segments designed to offer insights into their respective disciplines. The morning’s keynote address came from former ULI Senior Fellow turned private consultant, … Read More

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Difference Makers


As ULI Pittsburgh’s Women’s Leadership Initiative inches toward our one year anniversary, what better way to celebrate than with November 17th’s “DIFFERENCE MAKERS” reception in collaboration with the National League of Cities – 2016 City Summit.  Welcoming mayors, city officials and leaders from around the country, 130 guests gathered from over 20 states to celebrate women in leadership at the Omni William Penn’s historic Terrace Room. The reception featured a showcase of significant projects both new and historically relevant through organizations like Reed Smith, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, Pittsburgh … Read More

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