It was great sharing vision for adaptive use of assets on Higher Ed campuses with colleagues in Dallas this week. The ability to also address deferred maintenance while creating new educentric space needs to be explored on more campuses. Always welcome the opportunity to be brought onto campuses and explore solutions to common problems.

ULI is the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world.

ULI fall meeting group photo

The University Development and Innovation Council (UDIC) focuses on emerging development models tied to academic research and capitalization initiatives and how these activities are shaping real estate and community development. The Council includes private owners and developers of mixed‐use, innovation‐centered projects that encompass a broad range of land uses including research, office, retail, residential and transit‐oriented developments.

ULI Fall Meeting discussion

The Council also includes a sampling of private equity investors, brokers, lenders, architects and other consultants. This asset class is becoming a major aspect of institutional and commercial real estate, but requires the adoption of new ownership, funding and operational strategies – often resulting in public‐private partnerships.

The Council delves into, among other topics, development, the relationships between developers/owners and universities; the convergent needs of academic and private‐sector partners, best practices for branding, marketing and leasing, local and macro market performance and many other topics of special interest to participants in this specific space.