10 May Catching up with our ULI Etkin Scholar, Part Three
April 2022, the Inaugural Emory Real Estate Conference, our final ULI Etkin check-in with Gabby.
In the last entry of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Etkin Scholars Program series, we are pleased to share our graduate intern Gabby’s impressions of the April 2022 Inaugural Emory Real Estate Conference.
The Goizueta Business School hosted the Inaugural Emory Real Estate Conference. The ULI Atlanta Etkin Scholars attended. The conference brought great minds in real estate together for a daylong discussion of the Sunbelt’s dramatic growth and its implications. Atlanta’s role in the Sunbelt’s development was a topic, and the panelists shared their opinions.
Colleen Keating, the CEO of FirstKey Homes, offered a perspective on the rise of single-family rentals (SFRs).
Preparing for 2050
The panelists feel the two things pulling businesses to the ARC region are; Georgia’s business-friendly environment and the talent pool fueled by the Atlanta region’s college and university system. To prepare for and meet the Atlanta Regional Commission’s 2050 population projection (8.6M), the panel recommended the following for regional planning:
- Provide more resources to schools (primarily Atlanta Public Schools)
- Put more effort into addressing the region’s traffic and transit concerns
Affordable Housing Options
The panel noted the influx of people and companies moving from the West has on the Atlanta region and their impact on affordable housing options. To create more affordable housing options, the panelists suggest:
- That companies work with communities in advance on how to best mitigate the potentially harmful impacts
- The utilization of more inclusionary zoning
- The idea that public entities can use public land to spur development
Gabby Oliverio will join KB Advisory Group as a full-time consultant upon graduation.