LPI's Graebert to share built environment study results at the 2013 UM/ULI Real Estate Forum

Successful real estate development includes successful placemaking.

Mary Beth Graebert, associate director of programs and operations, MSU Land Policy Institute

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.

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