Category Archives: Peer-to-Peer

YLG Disrupting: What’s Coming to the Housing Industry

YLG Housing P2P

On May 10, ULI San Francisco’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) sponsored a program highlighting emerging companies that are transforming the ways people live in and gain access to housing. Leaders from five innovative Bay Area companies, all under the age of 35, each introduced their companies and then sat together on a panel moderated by Lauren Krause, Co-Chair of the YLG Steering Committee and Senior Development Manager at Grosvenor Americas. Zac Shore, Director of Development at Panoramic Interests, began by describing his company’s modular approach to multifamily development, which he … Read More

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YLG Members Share Underwriting Basics with Peers at Acquisitions 101

On April 23, 2013 the ULI Young Leaders Group brought together a diverse panel of young acquisition experts to share their perspectives on the process and tricks of underwriting office buildings in one of the United States’ hottest office markets. Darwin Rodriguez from Eastdil Secured, Brandon Wong from Kilroy Realty and Jamie Coffin from TMG Partners formed the workshop panel, offering insights from three unique sides of the acquisition process. After a quick briefing on product and buyer segmentation, the presenters walked the group through the traditional stages of the … Read More

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YLG Goes Back to Basics at Architecture 101

The building process involves many steps that require time and expertise. Architects Britt Lindberg of Gensler and Adam Mayberry of Barry Swenson Builder Architectural led a lively conversation about the building process – from concept to reality.  The YLG Peer-to-Peer workshop was hosted at the offices of Novo Construction in Menlo Park and was well attended by members of ULI and AIA wanting to learn the fundamentals using a cost effective approach, along with what skills architects can bring to the table to assist the developer during the various stages … Read More

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P2P Proforma in Downtown Oakland

The price for this ULI Young Leader event was very reasonable ($15) considering the hugely beneficial education and networking opportunities it provided—and it’s always fun to have an excuse to hop across the Bay to Downtown Oakland.  This YLG-branded event offered an opportunity to “learn about proforma analysis and financial modeling”.  It was a fast, yet thorough, rundown of all the crucial components that are essential to building a strong proforma. Topics included acquisition, valuation, and disposition cash flow analysis for typical core assets, in addition to the development of … Read More

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Entitlements 101 – Navigating the Permit Process

A great team of panelists and YLG professionals met on April 24 to bring insight into some of the most complex land use and environmental impact regulations in the country. The presentation was led by Josh Burroughs, Development Manager at Barry Swenson Builders, Koryn Kendall, Manager at First Solar Inc. and Nav Athwal, Real Estate Attorney at Farella Braun + Martel. Before we dive into entitlement process in California, below is a quick framework overview of the different parts of the process: General Plan Zoning Subdivision Approvals Site Specific Permits … Read More

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Peer-to-Peer Recap: Architecture 101

Members of ULI’s Young Leaders Group came together the evening of Thursday, December 1st for the informative and fun, Peer-to-Peer: Getting Your Ideas Built: Architectural Process 101, hosted at the offices of Jones Lang LaSalle.  Members were treated to a presentation from Michaela Chlouba and Serena Schiller, both ULI Young Leaders with experience in development and architecture. Michaela and Serena walked members through the architectural process, discussing fee structures and different types of drawings.  Throughout the evening, Serena and Michaela shared personal stories regarding challenges they have faced and problems … Read More

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