Though ULI North Florida is headquartered in Jacksonville, the region includes 38 Counties stretching through Gainesville into the Panhandle.
Gainesville is an active region for the ULI North Florida District Council with 130+ members in the surrounding area. The Gainesville Leadership committee leads the north-central region by coordinating local meetings, programs and initiatives.
Gainesville Leadership Team
Other members on the Leadership Committee are:
Laude Arnaldi, Citizens State Bank
Nick Banks, Avison Young
Tim Becker, University of Florida
Mike Biagini, Scherer Construction
Matt Cason, Concept Companies
Jennifer Denault, D.E. Scorpio Corp.
Dan Drotos, Colliers International
Jason Hurst, Avison Young
Leslie McLendon, Alachua County
Jay Nordqvist, GSE Engineering & Consulting, past co-chair
Dave Stockman, Viking Companies
John VanDuzer, James Moore & Co. CPAs
Sarah Vidal-Finn, Gainesville CRA, past co-chair
Holly White, Concept Companies
Young Leaders Group (YLG)
The Gainesville Committee has an active Young Leaders Group (ULI members under 40) that is chaired by Holly White and Marsha Swider.
The Young Leaders Group hosts quarterly Lunch & Learns with real estate leaders in the area as well as monthly Happy Hours. The monthly happy hours schedule can be found here.
Trends in Real Estate
The Gainesville Leadership hosts the Trends in Real Estate each year. This evening event and reception brings in a speaker from ULI or Pricewaterhouse Coopers to speak to trends in the industry.
Emerging Trends in Real Estate® is an annual series of trends and forecast publications that reflect the views of leading real estate executives in three global regions—Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Undertaken jointly with PWC and the Urban Land Institute, Emerging Trends in Real Estate®provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, metropolitan areas, and other real estate issues.
Each year, the Gainesville Leadership holds the Moving Dirt: Projects Changing the Landscape in Gainesville event where the showcase projects in the area via a rapid-fire panel. This event is a great overview of what’s new and upcoming from big players in the area.
Boardroom After Dark
Boardroom After Dark is a member-only dinner series limited to 10-12 attendees. These dinners are an exclusive opportunity to sit down with a leader in the real estate community.