Small Scale Developer Study Tour: Transformation in the Southwest

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:00am
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 5:00pm
Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ

A Real Estate Entrepreneur Program

Don’t miss this unique and compelling opportunity to experience first hand the role smaller real estate entrepreneurs are playing to create a sense of place, retrofit older neighborhoods, and reclaim the distinctive character of this region. The program will feature tours of retail, housing, commercial, and hospitality projects developed with community-level, non-institutional approaches resulting in uniquely curated distinctive spaces

Panel discussions will address the lessons learned and best practices of real estate entrepreneurs in transforming arterial strips, and bringing new levels of walkable urban density into older suburban neighborhoods and transit locations.

Insightful discussions on the practical obstacles faced by smaller-scale developers will also be part of the program, such as raising project capital, and creating and executing a one-of-a-kind mixed-use program. You’ll engage in informal panels with experienced ULI leaders as they share best practices and lessons learned over their real estate development careers.

The program will also explore the compelling design and architecture that has defined the southwest as a means to adapt to culture, climate, and the automobile. This confluence of forces forms the backdrop for learning how successful developers have incorporated regional identity and style into development projects to create both place and their company brand.


  • ULI Members: $795
  • Nonmembers: $1,065

Registration fee includes tuition, course materials, continental breakfast, reception/dinner, luncheon, and refreshments.

Cancellations, which must be made in writing or email to ULI Customer Service, will be subject to a $100 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received at least seven days prior to the start of the workshop to be eligible for a refund. No refunds will be granted thereafter. You may, however, transfer your registration, without penalty, to another member of your organization.

Program Highlights

  • Intimate tours of small scale projects with the development team
  • Behind the scenes discussion of project challenges and how lesson learned are informing new projects
  • Curating a mixed use development for optimal performance and livability
  • Retrofitting mid-century architecture to adapt to new trends
  • Public policy innovations that help accelerate adaptive use
  • Maintaining an entrepreneurial attitude within a multi-generational real estate company
  • Incorporating identity into your project and your company
  • Networking reception and dinner with speakers


David Mulvihill, Vice President, Professional Development
Phone: (202)624-7122