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Ambassador Speaks on the Future of U.S./Mexico Trade Relations

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December 1, 2016


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The Honorable Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, spoke last night on the future of U.S./Mexico trade relations. carlosmsada-eric-siebblogWe had a very positive conversation on the SIEB Mercantile-Mexico initiative and ProMexico’s role in promoting the initiative at Mexican Consulates around the U.S.

It was a great opportunity to hear thoughtful views supporting healthy International relationships, with hundreds of international and national citizens attending at the Phoenix Downtown Sheraton.

ULI Urban Revitalization Council Day

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November 15, 2016


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Our ULI Urban Revitalization Council Day was really two days — with tours, panels and speakers helping us explore and understand Dallas’ changes, efforts and progress within the urban core. (It’s a completely different city than when I lived there 20+ years ago.) For one, there’s been a fascinating transformation of 60s, 70s and 80s-style monolithic corporate structures into residential, “new” office and lifestyle-engaging endeavors. While it maintains it’s capitalistic intensity, one felt a “softening” around the edges, a desire to recognize and infuse livability throughout. More parks and green space, better infrastructure and an aesthetic intent are all visible. The days’ tours and panels certainly asked us to think deeply about social equity — which will be an important theme for our Council Day in Seattle in the Spring. As Chair of URC Gold, it’s an honor to be a part of this incredible group of real estate professionals.

ULI Urban Revitalization Council Tours Trinity Groves, Dallas

ULI Urban Revitalization Council Tours Trinity Groves, Dallas

Phil Romano & Claudia Sieb at Trinity Groves

Phil Romano & Claudia Sieb at Trinity Groves

See this incredible story on PBS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xBs20svSzBg

sorrelWe’re excited to host Dr Michael Sorrell October 26 in Dallas, at ULI’s Urban Revitalization Council Day. Dr. Sorrell will present the courageous vision that transformed an urban college with a 1% graduation rate, into a vibrant, thriving entity successfully preparing students for the modern work force. Special thanks to Karl Zavitkovsky for his help in organizing this power-packed presentation.