Category Archives: East Bay

New To West Oakland: City Venture’s Station House

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On Tuesday, March 21, ULI San Francisco braved the rains to check in on what has been developing in West Oakland. The event featured a discussion and tour of City Ventures’ Station House with their Development Manager, Jason Bernstein. The event was organized by the East Bay Programs Committee. Station House is the latest addition to the West Oakland neighborhood and the first for sale development to be delivered during this cycle. The project is part of the Central Station development, initially envisioned by Holliday Development in 2000. The Central Station development also includes … Read More

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November 2016: Bay Area Election Recap

Despite the uncertainty brought on by the recent national election, the Bay Area has a clear voice on housing. They want more, they want it affordable, and they want it transit friendly. Below are the outcomes of the key land use and transportation ballot initiatives. San Francisco: Measure C: allows the remaining $260 million of the SSLP bond to go towards increasing the amount of affordable housing Measure M: overturned a proposal to create a new Housing and Development Commission Measure RR: authorizes a $3.5 billion bond to upgrade BART’s system. … Read More

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A First Look: The Orchards at Walnut Creek

On the morning of September 8th, 2016 a group of ULI members gathered for a panel discussion and sneak peak of The Orchards at Walnut Creek, a new retail project. This development is set on twenty-five acres and once finalized will feature 200,000sf of new shops anchored by a 55,000sf Safeway Lifestyle Center. In addition to the new infrastructure, the property will exhibit a park-like 4 acres of preserved community open space. Also in the works is a continuing care retirement center with up to 200 units of senior housing. … Read More

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Event Recap: Oakland’s Development Through Rachel Flynn’s Eyes

ULI San Francisco was honored to welcome Rachel Flynn, Director of the Planning and Building Department in Oakland, to commence the 3rd annual Boardroom After Dark series on July 12, 2016. Boardroom After Dark brings together a small group of ULI members for an intimate dinner with some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most influential real estate industry professionals and leaders. ULI members enjoyed getting to know Ms. Flynn in an informal setting—learning about her path to the planning department in Oakland, which grew from her training and early … Read More

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ULIsf Welcomes New Executive Director: Michelle Malanca Frey

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The ULI San Francisco executive board announced the appointment of Michelle Malanca Frey as its new Executive Director effective June 27, stepping into the role of Elliot Stein who is retiring in July 2016. The former Vice President at the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), Frey has two decades of built environment experience working with numerous organizations around the globe to drive the development of healthy, livable, and sustainable communities and buildings. She is a long time member of ULI San Francisco and has served as the organization’s Sustainability Committee … Read More

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YLG Mentor Program & Development 360

YLG’s Professional Development Programs are Open for Enrollment. ULI San Francisco’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) is proud to announce that the 2016-2017 Mentor Program and Development 360 applications are now available! About the Mentor Program: The Mentor Program promotes the mission of fostering an exchange of professional ideas, friendship and expertise among young real estate professionals and industry veterans. This program matches young professionals with experienced professionals to help guide and support them for a calendar year. Learn more About Development 360: Development 360 is an exciting new program now … Read More

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Video: When to Sell & When to Hold? Disposition Strategies with John McNellis

A few weeks ago, ULIsf wrapped up the 2015-2016 Development 360 program with a final class on Disposition Strategies led by John McNellis of McNellis Partners. The Development 360 program is a 5-session professional development course that covers the entire real estate development process, and is open to all ULI Young Leaders Group (YLG) members. You can see a video of the final class on Disposition Strategies here. About the Speaker: John McNellis is a Partner and co-Founder of McNellis Partners. John is a frequent lecturer at ULI conferences and is … Read More

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UrbanPlan Volunteer Training

October 16th, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Become an UrbanPlan volunteer! Sign up to attend the volunteer training session this Oct. 16th. To register email Marisita Jarvis at Learn more about UrbanPlan and what is means to be an UrbanPlan volunteer here.  

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Event Recap: Alternative Financing, Innovations in Real Estate

Alternative Financing: Innovations in Real Estate by Chris White, Veritas Investments On January 22, 2015 ULI held an event in Oakland focused on alternative financing methods for real estate projects. The panel of industry experts featured two individuals from the real estate crowdfunding space and two who are actively raising money for real estate projects using the federal EB-5 Visa program. Crowdfunding disrupts the traditional real estate finance model by using the internet to put real estate debt and equity investment opportunities in front of potential investors. There are approximately … Read More

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Emerging Trends 2015: New & Renewing Member Promo

New and Renewing Members Receive Free Registration to Emerging Trends 2015 Take advantage of this new membership deal with ULIsf. All members who either join ULIsf for the first time or renew their membership between November 20th and December 9th will receive complimentary registration to Emerging Trends 2015, one of the most anticipated real estate events of the year. See other member benefits and found out how to join ULI on our Membership Page Attendees will also have the option of joining ULI or renewing their membership on-site at the event. Please contact John … Read More

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