ULI Sacramento Blog

Two Local Leaders who Mean Business

ULI Sacramento’s WLI – Women’s Leadership Initiative held a lunchtime program with special guests Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters and Roseville Vice Mayor Bonnie Gore.  These local leaders have 18 combined years in local office within the Sacramento Region. The conversation, moderated by Bonnie Chiu, co-chair, ULI WLI, centered around issues that are priority in their respective jurisdictions from Housing, Homelessness, Infrastructure and Retail box re-purposing. While women make up more than half the U.S. adult population, gains have been made (especially in California, where we have sent more women … Read More

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Housing in the Evolving Suburb: The Sacramento Story

ULI engaged RCLCO, an organization providing strategic and tactical advice regarding investment, planning and development for developers, investors and the public sector, to develop a report which reveals significant differentiation between cities and suburbs and how those differences influence future residential and development demand. Eric Willett, Senior Associate with RCLCO Institute presented to Members today the highlights of the Evolving Suburbs report, and provided a specific look at the Sacramento region with regard to our suburban market story. Download the report at the following link. Housing in the Evolving Suburb_Final ULI Sacramento also … Read More

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Rent Control and its implications to the real estate industry

Guest Speaker at today’s Members Think Tank session was Dr. Robert Wassmer, Professor and Acting Chair of the Dept of Public Policy & Administration and Director, Masters Program in Urban Land Development at Sac State. ULI members heard an unbiased presentation by Dr. Wassmer who has studied this issue extensively and who provided history on this hotly debated topic, and the current regulatory environment. Rent Control is an ever increasing and urgent issue both statewide and locally.  Recently, rent control opponents filed a rent control initiative with the City of … Read More

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YLG Members at Container Project in Oak Park

Young Leader Members had an opportunity to hear about the evolution of infill development with shipping containers with ULI Member Sam Allen with Grounded Real Estate. The project proposes a multi-story building constructed out of shipping containers.  The building will include up to 30 work and retail spaces about 160 square feet each at 34th Street and Broadway.  

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Sacramento featured in NY Times article: ‘Americas Sports Stadiums are Moving Downtown’

The Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., home to the N.B.A. Kings, has played a key role in the redevelopment of that city’s downtown. Link to full article here  

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Facts Fiction or Realities at Housing Crisis Think Tank

Facts, Fiction and Realities of the Housing Crisis in the Sacramento area was presented to ULI Members by Lynsi Anderson of The Gregory Group, Ellen Martin with EPS and Bonnie Chiu of The New Home Company. This timely topic is a top priority for ULI Sacramento with additional programs rolling out later this year. You can access a copy of the powerpoint by going to the dropbox link below: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h8sfj52j6k6kggv/ULIHousing_ThinkTank_oct.pdf?dl=0  

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Creative Placemaking: ULI showcases 10 Best Practices

These projects have a common theme of leading with art and culture and realizing outcomes that uplift and enliven, attract and connect people, promote health, and catalyze economic development. Implementing creative placemaking successfully, with measurable positive outcomes, can be realized by using best practices, gleaned from lessons learned on many projects over a long time. Link below to ULI’s publication online on Ten Best Practices in Placemaking. Join ULI Sacramento at Placemaking 101 program on Friday, October 13 at the CLARA Performing Arts Studios from 8:00-10:30 am.  Go to this … Read More

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Finding a Unified Vision for Sacramento’s Waterfront..UrbanLand magazine features Sacramento

In March, ULI Sacramento held an intensive, two-day program on strategies for turning more than a decade of planning into action. Link here for the Full Article: UrbanLand Article on Sacramento’s Waterfront

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Exclusive ULI Members Tour at Sawyer Hotel

ULI Members were one of the first groups to tour the Sawyer Hotel, with tour guides Randy Koss, VP of Real Estate Development for the Sacramento Kings and Jeffrey Dorso, Managing Partner at Pioneer Law Group. The hotel is part of a 16-story mixed-use tower and situated at the Downtown Commons (DOCO), Kimpton Sawyer Hotel merges past with future, indoor and outdoor and urban with rural.  Overlooking the Golden 1 Center, the new luxury 250-room Kimpton hotel in downtown Sacramento will be called The Sawyer, named after the historic California … Read More

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The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) in Sacramento has continued to advance its mission of raising the profile and providing access to women leaders during the first half of the 2016-17 year. The first several programs have focused on increasing the visibility of women leaders in the land use and real estate industries through the launch of Women’s Leadership Perspectives, a series of dinners for ULI members in intimate discussions with dynamic and impactful women. WLI has hosted Meea Kang, Founder/President of Domus Development, Davis City Councilmember Rochelle Swanson, Kathleen Carey, … Read More

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