A Real Estate Entrepreneur Program
Don’t miss this unique and compelling opportunity to experience first hand the role smaller real estate entrepreneurs are playing to create a sense of place, retrofit older neighborhoods, and reclaim the distinctive character of this region. The program will feature tours of retail, housing, commercial, and hospitality projects developed with community-level, non-institutional approaches resulting in uniquely curated distinctive spaces
Panel discussions will address the lessons learned and best practices of real estate entrepreneurs in transforming arterial strips, and bringing new levels of walkable urban density into older suburban neighborhoods and transit locations.
Insightful discussions on the practical obstacles faced by smaller-scale developers will also be part of the program, such as raising project capital, and creating and executing a one-of-a-kind mixed-use program. You’ll engage in informal panels with experienced ULI leaders as they share best practices and lessons learned over their real estate development careers.
The program will also explore the compelling design and architecture that has defined the southwest as a means to adapt to culture, climate, and the automobile. This confluence of forces forms the backdrop for learning how successful developers have incorporated regional identity and style into development projects to create both place and their company brand.
San Francisco, CA
Heid is real estate developer, adviser, and author whose focus is the creation of new communities that contribute to their environment, region, and residents. In 2000, he founded UrbanGreen to act as a development partner and adviser to legacy landowners, institutions, and land development companies that embrace principles of sustainability.
With more than 20 years of experience in the design and development of new communities and urban infill and resort developments, Heid is known to effectively resolve the complex layers of community design and development using a variety of proven tools and best practices. He is motivated by the need to deliver high-quality developments to a broader market—in an increasingly complex world of entitlements and financing—without compromising environmental, economic, or place-making objectives.
Before founding UrbanGreen, Heid worked as a land planner and adviser with two of the country’s leading firms, Design Workshop (1987–1993) and EDAW (1994–2000), where he also served as chief operating officer and senior vice president. In 1994 he earned an MS degree in real estate development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The range of his experience gives him the ability to deal effectively with a multitude of issues and deliver a pragmatic, market-driven approach to innovative design solutions.
ULI Senior Leaders
Greenbrier Southwest Corporation
John William Graham
CEO and President
Land Advisors Organization
President and CEO
Founder and Executive Director
Local First Arizona
Gary M. Linhart
Community & Economic Development Director
City of Phoenix
H. Pike Oliver
Venue Projects-Venue Builders, LLCs
Habitat Metro, LLC
Arizona State University MRED
CIty of Tempe
Tours will include:
The Newton – a transit-oriented adaptive reuse project conceived as a community gathering place and commercial center along one of Phoenix’s major arterials.
Federal Pizza/Windsor/Churn/Joyride & Postino – A clustered collection of mid-century retail, restaurant, and bank buildings adaptively repositioned into an inspired collection of unique indoor/outdoor neighborhood food, beverage, office, and boutique retail concepts.
Portland Park – ground-up construction of new loft/condominium infill development in an urban park district.
Foundre Hotel – adaptive reuse conversion of obsolete hotel into a boutique downtown hotel with public art gallery .
City of Tempe – group will tour a mix of housing and infill developments
ULI Members: $795
Registration fee includes tuition, course materials, continental breakfast, reception/dinner, luncheon, and refreshments.
Cancellations, which must be made in writing or email to ULI Customer Service, will be subject to a $100 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received at least seven days prior to the start of the workshop to be eligible for a refund. No refunds will be granted thereafter. You may, however, transfer your registration, without penalty, to another member of your organization.