LPI's Graebert to share built environment study results at the 2013 UM/ULI Real Estate Forum
Successful real estate development includes successful placemaking.
Successful real estate development includes successful placemaking. We hear a lot about it these days, but what does placemaking really mean? What are the most effective ways to capitalize on a community’s existing assets and future potential in order to create a space built around the health and happiness of those who utilize it? These are the questions that the 27th Annual UM/ULI Real Estate Forum--a statewide real estate networking and educational event--seeks to answer through a variety of sessions, panels and workshops, all based on a common theme; Placemaking for Growth. This two-day event, hosted by the University of Michigan and the Urban Land Institute, takes place Nov. 20-21, 2013, at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. The Forum will feature:
- Michigan Marketplace;
- Local Demographic Trends Driving Development presented by Laurie Volk of Zimmerman/Volk Associates;
- A panel on Why Pedestrian-Oriented Development isn’t Working;
- An MSU Built Environment Study: What the Market Wants presented by Mary Beth Graebert of the MSU Land Policy Institute;
- Concurrent Sessions;
- Opening Night Networking Reception at Olds RE Transportation Museum;
- Roundtable Sessions;
- The Lansing Story presented by Bob Johnson of the City of Lansing, Van Martin of CBRE|Martin and Bob Trezise of Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP);
- Alternative Capital for Small to Medium Projects presented by Dan Miller of Fundrise;
- ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014 Report; and
- Michigan Emerging Trends in Real Estate.
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, from 1:30pm-2:15pm, Mary Beth Graebert, the MSU Land Policy Institute's associate director for programs and operations, will speak about “What the Market Wants,” as she presents preliminary findings from a recent study on the built environment. Graebert will talk about the value and perceptions of placemaking, as evidenced by two surveys conducted by LPI (one national-based, the other Midwest-focused) and a Midwest property price assessment.
To register and learn more, visit 2013 UM/ULI Real Estate Forum.