The next ULI Small Scale Developer Forum will take us to Charleston, South Carolina. Celebrated as the top city to visit in the U.S., Charleston exudes history, southern hospitality, and fine grained development. Well known for its historic preservation movement, the decades-long regeneration of Charleston’s historic blocks have resulted in a vibrant, walkable, and interesting mix of adaptive reuse and creative infill. Like many places with a distinctly historic fabric, innovative developers are now experimenting with contemporary infill projects to create a balance of history and forward looking design.
Starting from our base in the historic district, we will be within walking distance of Charleston’s great restaurants, King Street – the central ‘high street’ for shopping and entertainment, the College of Charleston’s energy and classic campus, and a myriad of interesting adaptive reuse and new construction hospitality projects. From there we will head out to historic neighborhoods that have seen new construction, along with meticulous restorations. We will trek north of the core and visit new infill projects that are adding to the texture and real estate base of the city, while introducing new architectural styles and edgy food and beverage concepts.
Interactive panels will discuss some of the common pitfalls and lessons learned from developing adaptive reuse projects, and working with historic tax credits. The program will also explore how to best meld contemporary and historic design concepts. Additionally, Charleston’s significant role as a tourist mecca will allow us to explore what is happening in the boutique and small scale hospitality realm.
As with prior programs, space will be limited to 45 registrants to maintain the interactive, collegial nature of the program. Reserve your spot now!
Jim Heid is a real estate developer and strategic development consultant focused on the tools and techniques that lead to a more sustainable built environment. In 2000, he founded UrbanGreen® to advise established real estate companies, legacy landowners and government agencies on how to develop real estate assets that foster community change while generating appropriate economic returns. Known for his aspirational but practical approach, he is valued for his ability to communicate the value of good design, within the realities of local market norms.
An active member of the Urban Land Institute since 1993, Jim has authored white papers and articles on sustainable design, resilience, responsible investment and small scale, incremental development. In 2011, Jim worked closely with ULI staff to create the Real Estate Entrepreneurs Program, which began as a series of Small Scale Development Forums, held around the country. To further the potential of this effort, in fall of 2015 he helped organize an unprecedented gathering of nine national organizations (ULI, CNU, NTBA, Locus, Preservation GreenLab, Strong Towns, National Main Streets, Incremental Development Alliance) to help align each groups’ collective efforts to promote small scale, incremental development as a practical tool for regenerating communities.
Today he is actively involved in three development projects focused on mixed use, small scale infill, and continues his role as advisor to legacy families and cities wanting to harness the power of incremental development to shape more sustainable neighborhoods.
Trained as a landscape architect, Jim received a Masters in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a way to more effectively integrate economics, development, and design thinking.
(Additional speakers to be announced)
ULI Members: $850
Registration fee includes 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.
Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. A limited number of rooms at a discounted room rate is available for program attendees, if registered by Thursday, March 29, 2018. Reservations can be made by calling Marriott reservations services at 1-866-774-4997, or directly to 843-805-7900. Attendees should reference the ULI Small Scale Developers Forum.