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Events - ULI Leaders Luncheon
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Urban Revival-rising above challenges, emerging from recession

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John McIlwain
ULI Sr. Resident Fellow
J. Ronald Terwilliger Chair for Housing

Frank Liu
President and Founder
Lovett Homes and InTownHomes

Matt Stovall
Vice President
Crosspoint Properties

Guy Hagstette
Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Jim Furr
Regional Managing Principal


Junior League of Houston,
1811 Briar Oaks Lane

The Ballroom


11:30 - Noon Networking/Registration
Noon - 1:30 Luncheon and Presentation


Members: $60
Young Leaders and Public Sector: $50
Students: $40

Non-Members: $75
Young Leaders and Public Sector:$65
Students: $55

Late or on-site registration, add $25

Some close-in Houston neighborhoods showed resilience through tough times, attracting hip, eco-minded buyers and upwardly mobile renters despite the downturn. But demographics and economics are forcing consumers and developers to reconsider housing choices, affordability, and changing lifestyles. As the economy revs up, how can Houston rise above challenges that could slow progress? How will savvy developers meet housing demands of an ethnically and racially diverse, young and growing population? How are they anticipating changing needs of aging baby boomers? And what is the right mix of live, work, recreation, transportation, and retail amenities to create maximum value?

ULI global thought leader on residential development, John McIlwain from Washington, DC, will keynote a conversation with three remarkable urban developers:

Frank Liu, Founder of Lovett Homes and 2011 ULI Development of Distinction Award Winner for Capitol Oaks, the InTownHomes redevelopment project in EaDo. What are the unique rewards and difficulties of renewing an area from derelict warehouses to upscale townhomes?

Matt Stovall, Vice President of Crosspoint Properties, honored in 2010 for renovating High Fashion Home, and recognized for making MidTown a haven for young professionals seeking vibrant nightlife and close-in living. What’s next for MidTown?

Guy Hagstette, Developer of 2010 ULI Development of Distinction Award-Winning Discovery Green, now consulting with Buffalo Bayou Partnership on their master plan for a $70 million, 158-acre greenbelt along Buffalo Bayou. Why are great public spaces, parks and waterways essential for urban neighborhoods to fully flower?


Jim Furr, Regional Managing Principal for Gensler, will moderate the conversation while sharing his viewpoints on transformational urban redevelopment.

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