Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference: May 24

May 24

Florida Product Council Registration Open

The FPC registration desk will be located in the "Il Terrazzo Foyer…

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM Il Terrazzo Foyer Registration
May 24

Leadership & Florida Product Council Networking Reception

Florida Product Council participants and invited Leadership – Drinks & Hors D’oeuvres

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 05:30 PM – 07:00 PM IL Terrazzo Room Invitation Only
Networking
May 24

Regional District Council Leadership Dinner

Dinner is open for District Council Staff, Chairs, and Incoming Chairs Only. Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd. Tampa, FL 33602

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi Invitation Only
Networking

Day 1: May 25

May 25

Registration Open

Thursday, May 25, 2017 07:00 AM – 05:00 PM Salon Lobby, 2nd Floor
Registration
May 25

Mobile Tour 1: Art of the City: Downtown St. Petersburg

A lot has changed since St. Pete hosted the first ULI Florida Summit in 2012… the Sunshine City is booming! With cranes on every corner, St. Petersburg is experiencing decade highs in total number of…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 07:30 AM – 12:00pm Meet in Hotel Lobby, 1st Floor Mobile Tour
Networking
May 25

FPC Networking Breakfast

Buffet for all FPC members to utilize and take into their separate meeting rooms.  …

Thursday, May 25, 2017 07:30 AM – 08:00 AM 3rd Floor Foyer Florida Product Council
Invitation Only
May 25

Mobile Tour 2: Transforming Pasco County (Modern Planning for Suburban Growth)

Join ULI, Pasco EDC, Pasco County officials and two major land developers of a tour of Pasco County where you will experience how cattle ranches are being developed into modern planned communities using award winning…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 08:00 AM – 12:45pm Meet in Hotel Lobby, 1st Floor Mobile Tour
Networking
May 25

FPC Meetings

Community & Housing Development Council (CHDC) Room 11, 3rd Floor Hospitality & Recreational Development Council (HRDC) Room 9, 3rd Floor Multi-Family Development Council (MFDC) Room 8, 3rd Floor Urban Development / Mixed-Use Council (UDMUC) Room 10, 3rd Floor  …

Thursday, May 25, 2017 08:00 AM – 01:15 PM Florida Product Council
Invitation Only
May 25

Mobile Tour 3: “Cigar City”: The history and future of Ybor City

Conveniently located just northeast of downtown, Ybor City is the only neighborhood on Florida’s west coast to be designated a National Historic Landmark District. Rich in culture and architectural history, YBOR is experiencing a thriving…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 08:00 AM – 12:45pm Meet in Hotel Lobby, 1st Floor Mobile Tour
Networking
May 25

Mobile Tour 4: Riverfront Renaissance: How Tampa’s Riverwalk is catalyzing downtown development

Tampa has joined the post-industrial trend of cities reorienting their focus towards their greatest physical asset: the riverfront.  Six mayors and 40 years in the making, the Tampa Riverwalk is a cornerstone in the City’s…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 08:30 AM – 11:30am Meet in Hotel Lobby, 1st Floor Mobile Tour
Networking
May 25

General Session I: Big Deals: The Changing Landscape of Tampa Bay

From the heart of downtown Tampa to the suburbs, Tampa Bay is undergoing a transformation that will change the region for generations to come. The relocated USF Medical School will anchor a 42- acre redevelopment…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 01:30 PM – 2:45 PM Grand Ballroom General Session
May 25

CONCURRENT SESSION (Thurs): “Creative Retail Therapy: What’s Fueling Retail Transformation?”

In today’s retail environment, creativity, experience, activation and place-making matters when it comes to attracting today’s consumers to visit often and stay longer. Learn key insights into major shifts disrupting and reinventing retail from leading…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 03:00 PM – 4:30 PM Grand Ballroom, Salons E-J Concurrent Session
May 25

CONCURRENT SESSION (Thurs): “Keeping Your Options Open: The Dollars and Sense of Adaptable Design & Development”

The 2017 Emerging Trends Report says that “the developer/financier that understand optionality in their projects is a winner.”  Both on the investor side and the user side of the market, optionality—not just one use, not…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 03:00 PM – 4:30 PM Salons C & D Concurrent Session
May 25

CONCURRENT SESSION (Thurs): “Financing Florida”

With a new administration, a rising rates environment, and a maturing real estate market, today’s capital markets landscape in Florida is evolving. Experts from private equity, commercial banking and investment banking will share insights on…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 03:00 PM – 4:30 PM Room 8-10, 3rd Floor Concurrent Session
May 25

CONCURRENT SESSION (Thurs): “Encore Tampa Tour”

Learn about Encore Tampa! On this mobile tour, you will visit a 12-block public-private partnership redevelopment between the Tampa Housing Authority and Bank of America CDC that has been the subject of two ULI Case…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 03:00 PM – 4:30 PM Meet in Hotel Lobby, 1st Floor Concurrent Session
Networking
May 25

CONCURRENT SESSION (Thurs): “Housing for All: Addressing the Affordability Challenge”

Cities across the country grapple with accommodating the housing needs of households of all income levels. This session will explore national trends in affordable housing finance and policy, and how these trends affect local development…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 03:00 PM – 4:30 PM Salons A & B Concurrent Session
May 25

General Session II: Planning, Building & Designing Livable Cities

What makes innovative ideas a reality in our communities? Hear from Joseph P. Riley, Jr., the former Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, from 1975 - 2016. Charleston, the “World’s Best City” in 2016 per Travel…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 04:45 PM – 6:00 PM Grand Ballroom General Session
May 25

Networking Reception

Thursday, May 25, 2017 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM Grand Ballroom Foyer Networking
May 25

Young Leaders (YL) Event

After the general reception, network and get to know Young Leaders (YLGs) from across the state. Join us at Ferg's Live!, just up the street from the Marriott, for a fun evening with live music at 7:15 pm…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 07:15 PM – 9:30 PM Ferg’s Live, 490 Channelside Drive Networking
May 25

Women’s Leadership Initiative Networking Dinner

Join the ULI Florida’s Women’s Leadership Initiative for dinner at the Waterside Grill at the Tampa Marriott following the full conference reception – a unique opportunity to meet and network with women leaders from across…

Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm Waterside Grill, 1st Floor WLI Dinner
Networking

Day 2: May 26

May 26

Breakfast Session (Fri): “Curve Benders: How will the rapidly changing political, cyclical and secular environment shape commercial real estate”

Spencer Levy, Head of Research Americas, CBRE Breakfast Provided…

Friday, May 26, 2017 07:30 AM – 8:45 AM Grand Ballroom General Session
Networking
May 26

General Session III: Florida’s Future: How Will Demographic Shifts Affect Your Business?

  Demographic trends can be overwhelming, misleading and difficult to predict. John Burns, the founder of John Burns Real Estate Consulting and co-author of Big Shifts Ahead, will highlight and clarify national demographic trends that will…

Friday, May 26, 2017 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Grand Ballroom General Session
Networking
May 26

CONCURRENT SESSION (Fri): “Channel District Tour”

Just twenty years ago, Tampa’s Channel District was primarily occupied with low low-rise light industrial and distribution uses, largely influenced by proximity to the port activity.  Though geographically near the downtown core, rail lines and…

Friday, May 26, 2017 10:30 AM – 12:00pm Meet in Hotel Lobby, 1st Floor Concurrent Session
Networking
May 26

Concurrent Session (Fri) – Filling the Gaps: Opportunities and Obstacles in Urban Infill Development

Infill development requires creative, innovative thinkers and doers to reactivate a forgotten, overlooked or underutilized piece of real estate. These projects are unique, not formulaic, and often capitalize on existing projects and infrastructure as a…

Friday, May 26, 2017 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Grand Ballroom, Salons E - J Concurrent Session
Networking
May 26

CONCURRENT SESSION (Fri): “You Can Get There from Here: Florida’s Future in Transportation”

Highly walkable urban and suburban places create value for communities, however, Florida held 9 of 11 of the most dangerous metro areas for pedestrians in the entire nation in the 2016 Dangerous by Design Report…

Friday, May 26, 2017 10:30 AM – 12:00pm Salons C & D Concurrent Session
Networking
May 26

CONCURRENT SESSION (Fri): “What’s Age Got to do with it?”

Our communities are preparing for seniors seeking encore careers and our suburbs are greying. Younger millennials are choosing urban. New families are increasingly looking for an active walkable lifestyle with easy access to shopping, services…

Friday, May 26, 2017 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Salons A & B Concurrent Session
Networking
May 26

CONCURRENT SESSION (Fri): The Hospitality Sector…What Inning are we in?

The hospitality segment has experienced a remarkable run, but how much game do we have left?  Join a panel of experts for an interactive discussion on the financial side of the business, evolving customer preferences…

Friday, May 26, 2017 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Rooms 8-10, 3rd Floor Concurrent Session
Networking
May 26

General Session IV: Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country

Florida couldn’t be Florida without that sense of the unpredictable, unexpected, and unusual lurking behind every palm tree. Florida is touted as a care-free paradise, yet it’s also known for its perils – alligators, sinkholes…

Friday, May 26, 2017 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Grand Ballroom General Session
Networking