Conference Schedule

Pre-Event: Oct. 24

Oct 24

Bold Actions Forge a Distinct Identity: the Fort Worth Story

Fort Worth is often recognized for its Western heritage. But Fort Worth has become a world-class city full of diverse cultural offerings and a model of urban planning. Working from a 30-year master plan of…

Monday, October 24, 2016 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

Aerotropolis: Big Air, Big Deals

DFW International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports, ranking third globally in total operations. With over 4,000 acres of developable land, it is also a real estate development magnet, with extensive new retail…

Monday, October 24, 2016 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

Master Planning to Connect Global Commerce with Innovative Community: AllianceTexas

Join us on a tour of the multi-faceted 18,000 acre master-planned development, AllianceTexas, a ULI Award of Excellence winner. First stop on the tour, an overview of the new $1B Facebook Data Center. Announced in…

Monday, October 24, 2016 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

Battle of the Billions: Explosive Growth on the Northern Corridor

Legacy was initially envisioned by H. Ross Perot as a vast office park with broad boulevards and extensive green space separating major corporate headquarters. Fast-forward 35 years and Legacy and its Town Center are the…

Monday, October 24, 2016 08:15 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

We Know They’re Coming; Where Will They Choose to Live?

In a mere 25 years, the DFW region is expected to grow by 10.5 million residents, but where will they choose to live? This full day tour will visit several of the top master-planned communities and the new American dream.

Monday, October 24, 2016 08:15 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

Follow the Trail: Mixed Use and TOD along Fort Worth’s Trinity Trail

Do trails attract development? Find out on this exciting tour to Fort Worth's Trinity Trail.

Monday, October 24, 2016 08:15 AM – 3:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

Out of Thin Air and into the Heart of the City

Bridging the CBD core and popular Uptown district, Klyde Warren Park is the definition of connectivity. Physically uniting two parts of the city that were long divided by a sunken freeway, the park has exceeded…

Monday, October 24, 2016 08:30 AM – 2:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

TOD in Uptown and Beyond: the Inside Story

Mass transit has helped transform downtown Dallas and the commercial nodes close to the urban core. As walkability and access to rail become required lifestyle options for millennials, the central business district (CBD) has attracted…

Monday, October 24, 2016 08:30 AM – 12:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

The Trammell Crow Legacy

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Real estate icon Trammell Crow had an enormous impact on the city of Dallas, both through the buildings he developed and the many industry leaders who began their careers under his leadership.  Trace the growth…

Monday, October 24, 2016 08:30 AM – 2:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

A Tale of Three Transformations: West End, Victory, and Design Districts

Join this exciting, day-long tour and visit three different downtown districts and hear their unique stories of transformation.

Monday, October 24, 2016 08:45 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

Icons and Innovation: A Tour through Downtown in Transition

Modern Main Street is anchored by two new public parks, Main Street Gardens on the east and Belo Gardens on the West. We’ll walk this revitalizing street, highlighted by the Joule Hotel with its trendy…

Monday, October 24, 2016 08:45 AM – 2:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

Foodies, Come One, Come All

No chain restaurants welcome here. Begin your locavore experience in the Bishop Arts District, where small entrepreneurs bootstrapped an aging commercial area into a burgeoning restaurant, local retail goods, and multifamily housing destination. But success…

Monday, October 24, 2016 01:30 PM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

Uptown Density: New Urbanism and the Rise of a Neighborhood

Uptown began as a multifamily outpost and is now the city’s most expensive office and mixed-use market. This walking tour will visit the latest additions to this hot spot, including the gleaming McKinney & Olive…

Monday, October 24, 2016 01:30 PM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

Suburban TOD Takes Off

The DART transit system is having an impact on areas far beyond the CBD and its immediate neighborhoods. On this tour, visit two contrasting suburban TOD success stories. First, ride DART to CityLine, a ground-up…

Monday, October 24, 2016 01:30 PM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

Sales in the City

We know millennials will rent in urban areas, but who will buy in denser locations, and what products are selling? Participants on this tour will see a variety of new for-sale homes in and around…

Monday, October 24, 2016 01:30 PM – 5:00 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

Rails, Trails, and Cocktails

New start and end times

Take a bike tour on the Katy Trail and learn about the important impact it has had on the surrounding communities, including demand for high-rise living and rental rates.

Monday, October 24, 2016 01:30 PM – 4:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Oct 24

YLG Fall Meeting Event: Exploring Where the West Begins!

The ULI North Texas Young Leaders Group wants to take you on journey to where the West really begins. This tour includes: a cattle drive show, dinner, drink tickets, and concert.

Monday, October 24, 2016 02:30 PM – 11:00 PM By Invitation Only
Separate Ticket Required

Day 1: Oct. 25

Oct 25

The Fundamentals of Attracting and Keeping Companies: North Texas Style

Join Cowboys legend and business leader Roger Staubach and KDC Real Estate CEO Steve Van Amburgh as they talk with other North Texas executives about why institutional capital, people, and companies continue to gravitate to North Texas.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 08:30 AM – 9:30 AM General Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 25

ULI Global Board of Directors

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 08:30 AM – 12:30 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Oct 25

ULI NEXT Global Presents “Legacies in Leadership”

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 09:45 AM – 11:00 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 25

The ULI Changing World Speaker Series: Global Connectivity

War, migration, urbanization, and advances in technology are all changing the world around us. Visionaries will share their thoughts on the global impact of these challenges and how leveraging connectivity could transform our world.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM General Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 25

View from the Top

The ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative presents an intimate conversation with Lucy Billingsley, co-founder and partner at the Billingsley Company, a real estate firm that specializes in master-planned developments, using principles of new urbanism.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 25

The ULI Changing World Speaker Series: Shaping Cities and Communities

Cities and communities are shaped by the ideas and interactions of the people within them. Thought leaders will shine a spotlight on how creating community and accelerating innovation can revitalize and reconnect cities and neighborhoods.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM General Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 25

Americas Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Oct 25

The ULI Changing World Speaker Series: Reducing Vulnerability

Understanding risk and vulnerability is critical to mitigating threats to our security. Experts will share real solutions for minimizing cyber threats, addressing biological threats, and solving drought and water shortage problems.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 01:30 PM – 2:30 PM General Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 25

Real Estate’s Hardest Decision: Sell vs. Hold

Geared for the emerging entrepreneur, this lively session will explore the competing schools of thought on the sell/hold decision, the strategy behind making this critical decision possible, and why one size—or answer—doesn’t fit all.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 25

Americas Trustees Meeting (new Americas Advisory Board)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 02:30 PM – 5:30 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Oct 25

Larson Leadership Initiative Mentor Mart for Emerging Leaders IV

Join the Robert C. Larson Leadership Initiative for the Mentor Mart for Emerging Leaders. This highly interactive session will create the opportunity for ULI’s emerging leaders to connect with ULI trustees, governors, and other senior members.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 03:00 PM – 4:15 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 25

The ULI Changing World Speaker Series: Driving Innovation

Satellites, drones, and 3-D printing are all technologies that are at the forefront of global change influencing how we see the world, analyze data, and address the built environment. Innovation leaders will share the real-world applications of these tools.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Open to All Attendees
General Session
Oct 25

Globalization of Capital: The Short- and Long-Term View

Join us as we hear from both providers and users of capital from around the globe and get their insights on the short- and long-term trends.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 04:30 PM – 6:00 PM General Session
Open to All Attendees

Day 2: Oct. 26

Oct 26

ULI Chairmen’s Meeting

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 07:30 AM – 9:30 AM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Oct 26

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017

Come hear the findings from the 38th annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017 survey and interviews and have the opportunity to ask your own questions.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 08:00 AM – 9:00 AM
General Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Learning in Real Time: Experts Share Their Forecasts for Real Estate in ’16, ’17, and ’18

The semiannual ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, a survey of leading industry experts, was just released.Hear a lively debate between participating survey experts as they explain or defend their views.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 09:30 AM – 10:45 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Adding Value and Community through Stronger Schools

Join this session to hear from exceptional thought leaders on how good schools can attract residents, build strong community, and increase property values.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 09:30 AM – 10:45 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Transformative Urban Regeneration: Unlocking Potential, Driving Growth

Join this session to hear how transformative urban regeneration projects have the potential to help cities reposition themselves in this competitive international market.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 09:30 AM – 10:45 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

A New Life for Urban and Suburban Arterials

Hear lessons learned from the ULI Healthy Corridors Project and get a download on effective strategies and tools that can be used to transform corridors in your community into thriving places.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 09:30 AM – 10:45 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Out of Thin Air: Klyde Warren Park—How a Deck Park Connected Two Urban Districts and Became a Community Gathering Place and Catalyst for New Development

Hear about the forces that came together to fund Klyde Warren Park, challenges in constructing it over an operating freeway, and its emergence as a focal point for the development boom that is reshaping Dallas’s downtown.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 09:30 AM – 10:45 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Dallas’s Affordable and Mixed-Income Housing Plan

At this session, ULI Advisory Services panel participants and local developers and officials will discuss what Dallas is doing to expand mixed-income housing—and what other cities can do to create mixed-income communities.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 09:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

From Risk to Resilience: How Cities and Real Estate are Adapting to Climate Change

Examine the evolving ways in which cities, developers and portfolio managers are adapting their practices to become more resilient to the potential impacts of climate change. Hear about new research conducted by ULI on how…

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Anchor Institutions and Innovation Districts: Implications for Real Estate

Hear from an international panel that will explore the implications that creating new anchor institutions and innovation districts have on land use and real estate investment in urban areas.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Mall of the Future: Catalysts for Community Regeneration

Join this session and hear a panel of design, development and place-making experts as they discuss the implications of the “non-mall” of the future and how the industry may find the greatest opportunity in transforming tired sites into uniquely experiential destinations that consumers crave and vibrant gathering places cities need.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Lessons in City Redevelopment from the Rose Center

This session will feature a moderated discussion with representatives of three large U.S. cities who participated in the Daniel Rose Fellowship at the Rose Center for Public Leadership, a partnership between ULI and the National League of Cities that advises mayors and cities on urban redevelopment challenges, about lessons they learned from engaging with the private development community, and how this experience affected their cities’ progress on their local land use challenge.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

The Uptown Lowdown: Dallas’s Hottest Urban Market

Come hear from a panel of Uptown development experts on the key projects and other critical factors that have made Uptown the vibrant heart of urban Dallas.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Suburbs in the City and Cities in the Suburbs

In this session, developers will share how they work within the current landscape and what opportunities they see ahead as changes unfold. Hear from city and suburban officials on their recent experience and current policy regarding these areas and neighborhoods.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Surfing the Maverick: Riding the Wave of Disruptive Technologies

Industry leaders will share their insights into how companies are riding the maverick of technology disruption to create new business opportunities, starting with autonomous vehicles and drones, which are forcing us to rethink the way people, machines, and buildings interact.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 01:30 PM – 2:45 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Density or Sprawl? The Investment Case for Smart Urban Growth

Compact, well-connected urban development can create vibrant cities that are more competitive, inclusive, resilient, cleaner, quieter, and safer and have lower carbon footprints. Despite this, resistance to density abounds, and many cities around the world…

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 01:30 PM – 2:45 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Follow the Food: How a Famed Restaurateur’s Unique Idea Transformed the Forgotten Neighborhood of Bonnie and Clyde into One of Dallas’s Hottest New Locations

Hear restaurant legend Phil Romano explain what attracted him to the land, the opportunities he saw that others didn’t, the role of the “restaurant incubator catalyst,” and his plans for the future.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 01:30 PM – 2:45 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Rethinking Community Engagement

This session will feature a moderated discussion with three very thoughtful public leaders from large U.S. cities about how they are using innovation in community engagement to resolve conflicts between competing goals while addressing major resource disparities across neighborhoods.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 01:30 PM – 2:45 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Artfully Building Cities: Can Cultural Attractions Drive Private Development? The Dallas and Fort Worth Stories

Join this session to hear the different strategies pursued by Fort Worth and Dallas in developing their arts and culture districts.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 01:30 PM – 2:45 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

18-Hour Cities and the Branding Do’s and Don’ts

Hear from developers in 18-hour cities about how their projects have been at the forefront of this successful change.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 01:30 PM – 2:45 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Final Delivery: The Last Mile

Join this session to hear from industry leaders about the requirements for land, labor, and logistics that will be necessary to support the exponential growth within the e-commerce retail industry and satisfy demand for faster delivery programs.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 03:15 PM – 4:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

No Parking Zone: Adapting Parking for the Future

What does the future hold for cars and parking? Hear a panel of experts discuss their ideas and experiences regarding the future of surface and structured parking facilities, as well as how the overall streetscape is adapting to accommodate the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and the autonomous vehicle.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 03:15 PM – 4:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Legacy West: Walkable, Mixed-Use Magnet Attracts Corporate Giants

Learn how Legacy West leveraged the power of a high-energy, diverse urban environment to attract major corporate relocations and help redefine suburbia by reshaping the region and creating a template for corporate development.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 03:15 PM – 4:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Food and Real Estate: Cutting-Edge Trends

Join this session to hear about key trends, pioneering developments, and new innovations in the relationship between real estate developers and cities that are embracing food as a development focus.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 03:15 PM – 4:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Fort Worth: A River Runs through It

Hear development visionaries talk about the iconic projects that are creating a sustainable, walkable, and navigable corridor that is connecting Fort Worth via the Trinity River.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 03:15 PM – 4:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Global Capital Flows in the U.S.

With the bull market lasting longer than expected, find out what developers, owners and advisors are doing to diversify their capital partners and/or source new courses of domestic and offshore capital.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 03:15 PM – 4:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

ULI Global Governance and Nominating Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 04:00 PM – 5:00 PM Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
Oct 26

General Session

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 05:00 PM – 6:00 PM General Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 26

Trustees & Leadership Dinner

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 07:30 PM – 10:00 PM By Invitation Only
Oct 26

YLG Fall Meeting Event: A Night Under the Big Skies

Come get a taste of real, authentic Dallas nightlife, and join the ULI North Texas Young Leaders Group for a lively party at the award-winning backyard patio of The Rustic.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 08:00 PM – 11:00 PM The Rustic, 3656 Howell St. Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required

Day 3: Oct. 27

Oct 27

Americas Former Trustees Meeting

Thursday, October 27, 2016 07:00 AM – 8:30 AM By Invitation Only
Oct 27

Builder, Developer: Real Deal Strategies

Join this interactive discussion and explore how homebuilders and MPC developers are working together to realize projects in an increasingly complex and challenging market.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

Conversion of Obsolete Industrial

This session will explore how seemingly obsolete industrial buildings have found new life in the new economy, capitalizing on those buildings’ inherent locational and structural qualities to create dynamic, desirable workplaces.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

Joint Development of Mixed-Use Projects: A Better Model for Retail and Residential Success?

Hear two examples of high-density, joint developments to learn best practices for creating best-in-class mixed-use developments.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

Urban Resorts Reimagined

Following up on the well-attended Resorts Reimagined panel in San Francisco, this panel will discuss with the latest rock stars in architecture what is going on with regard to urban resort hotels in cities.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

Energy Efficiency and Investment Returns: The Critical Role of Tenants

Learn about why lawmakers and industry leaders believe changes in energy management will spur market transformation and reward the owners and tenants who pursue efficiency.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

Energizing Outdated Corporate Campuses

This panel will look at the abandonment of suburban corporate headquarters and the subsequent opportunities for developers.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

The Well-Tempered City and the Future of Urban Life

Join Jonathan Rose as he shares five characteristics from his new book, The Well-Tempered City, that cities and metropolitan regions can develop to not only help prepare for megatrends, but to thrive.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM General Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

Americas Networks Leadership Meeting

Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM By Invitation Only
Oct 27

J.R. Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Downtown Dallas’s Metamorphosis from a One-Dimensional Commercial District to a Vibrant, Diverse Urban Center

Dallas leaders will discuss the city's transformation from a one-dimensional commercial district, to a vibrant, diverse urban center.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 01:00 PM – 2:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

Shark Tank

Shark Tank brings together real money and real deals with a celebrity panel of “sharks” to vet the deals and offer the audience a look behind the closed doors of an investment committee.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 01:00 PM – 2:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

A Tale of Two Towers

Join our experts as we share case studies about adaptive use of large central business district (CBD) office towers and delve into some of the key factors and considerations.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 03:00 PM – 4:15 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

A Lid for Every Pot: Strategies for Urban Apartment Development

Are you a multifamily developer trying to make your numbers work? Hear from industry leaders about innovations and building techniques being used in new multifamily developments.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 03:00 PM – 4:15 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

Finding the Perfect MIX

Hear two different regional strategies on overcoming obstacles to successful mixed-use strategies.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 03:00 PM – 4:15 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

Economic Myth Busters

Hear from experts why the consensus economic view is not always right.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 03:00 PM – 4:15 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

Small-Scale Development Deals: Perspectives from the Capital Sources

Small-scale developers do not always have easy access to capital. Join this session to listen in as a project sponsor pitches an actual deal to a panel of capital sources.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 03:00 PM – 4:15 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 27

A Conversation with President George W. Bush

Thursday, October 27, 2016 04:30 PM – 5:30 PM General Session
Open to All Attendees