Founder, CRAFT D+A
|Under Age 35||$25.00||N/A|
Join ULI Philadelphia for the next program in our (almost) monthly Member Breakfast Series, a conversation with ULI Member Jim Heid on small-scale development and his published book, Building Small: A Toolkit for Real Estate Entrepreneurs, Civic Leaders, and Great Communities.
Small-scale, incremental, real estate development offers an increasingly valuable alternative to more institutional approaches. Small-scale development helps create more authentic places, acts as a magnet for new investment, helps attract talent-based employment, all while fostering a more resilient local economy. This in turn helps communities better differentiate themselves when seeking new investment in an increasingly competitive landscape. For all its virtues, however, entrepreneurial real estate developers working to ‘build small’ face jurisdictional and capital inertia that impedes bringing this approach to scale. Drawing on extensive case studies, interviews with over 100 developers and first-hand knowledge gained from his own personal projects, author and small developer Jim Heid articulates what small-scale development means, why it is essential to communities of every size and location, and how entrepreneurial developers and community leaders can help remove the obstacles to small – resulting in more successful projects and more enduring communities.
An active member of the Urban Land Institute since 1993, Jim has served as lead instructor for professional certificate courses, including Sustainable Community Design, Mixed-Use Development, Advanced Residential Development, and now, Small-Scale Development. His publications for ULI include Resilience across the Rural to Urban Transect, Reinventing Real Estate, Sustainable Planned Communities and now Building Small: A Toolkit for Real Estate Entrepreneurs, Civic Leaders, and Great Communities
Copies of Building Small will be available for sale and signing by the author at the event.
Founder, CRAFT D+A