Small Scale Developer Forum: When Opportunity Abounds
Small Scale Developer Forum
Jim Heid is a real estate developer and strategic development consultant focused on the tools and techniques that lead to a more sustainable built environment. In 2000, he founded UrbanGreen® to advise established real estate companies, legacy landowners and government agencies on how to develop real estate assets that foster community change while generating appropriate economic returns. Known for his aspirational but practical approach, he is valued for his ability to communicate the value of good design, within the realities of local market norms.
An active member of the Urban Land Institute since 1993, Jim has authored white papers and articles on sustainable design, resilience, responsible investment and small scale, incremental development. In 2011, Jim worked closely with ULI staff to create the Real Estate Entrepreneurs Program, which began as a series of Small Scale Development Forums, held around the country. To further the potential of this effort, in fall of 2015 he helped organize an unprecedented gathering of nine national organizations (ULI, CNU, NTBA, Locus, Preservation GreenLab, Strong Towns, National Main Streets, Incremental Development Alliance) to help align each groups’ collective efforts to promote small scale, incremental development as a practical tool for regenerating communities.
Today he is actively involved in three development projects focused on mixed use, small scale infill, and continues his role as adviser to legacy families and cities wanting to harness the power of incremental development to shape more sustainable neighborhoods.
Trained as a landscape architect, Jim received a Masters in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a way to more effectively integrate economics, development, and design thinking.
(Additional speakers to be announced)
Executive Vice President
City of Baltimore Development Corporation
Sherman L. Ragland, II
Tradewinds Realty Partners, LLC
Upper Marlboro, MD
ULI Members: $850
Registration fee includes 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.
Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. A limited number of rooms at a discounted room rate of $119 single/double plus tax, are available for program attendees if you book by April 29. Please contact the meeting hotel directly at 443-692-6170 to book your room.