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Mayor Buddy Dyer to Receive 2019 Trendsetter Award at Central Florida’s Premiere Real Estate Trends Conference

Orlando, FL – February 4, 2019 – ULI Central Florida, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes responsible land-use and creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide, will be presenting the 2019 Trendsetter Award to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer at the 2019 ULI Central Florida’s Real Estate Trends Conference on February 6, 2019, at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.

“I am humbled to be named the recipient of the 2019 ULI Central Florida Trendsetter Award,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “I accept this award on behalf of our public and private sector partners and our residents who have dedicated themselves to ensuring our city is growing smarter, investing in infrastructure and further diversifying our economy so that Orlando continues to thrive while providing our residents with an unmatched quality of life. This award is truly an honor that should be bestowed to our entire community for all we have achieved together.”

The award recognizes projects, initiatives or individuals that demonstrate forward-thinking ideas and practices in the industry, demonstrating relevance to the contemporary and future needs of the community. Past recipients of the Trendsetter Award include: Mass Market, OCPS Academic Center for Excellence; the Cady Way Bicycle Track; CANVS; and East End Market.

The annual Real Estate Trends Conference provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, and other real estate issues relevant to Central Florida. It is made possible thanks to a long list of sponsors, including sustaining sponsor The University of Central Florida Metro Center.

Top industry experts at the event will include: Jack Uldrich, Futurist and author of Foresight 2020: A Futurist Explores the Trends of Transforming Tomorrow; Sean Snaith, PhD, Director at the Institute for Economic Competitiveness (IEC); and Mayor Joe Riley, adjunct professor, The Citadel and former Mayor of Charleston, SC.


The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and education organization supported by its members that offers an unbiased and nonpartisan exchange on issues impacting our communities. The mission of ULI is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

Founded in 1936, we now have almost 43,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. In Central Florida, we have 350 members shaping a sustainable and thriving future for our region.


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