SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Feb. 7, 2023) – Affordable housing. Water and agriculture in the desert. Innovations in hospitality. Historic preservation.

Those are just a few deep-dive topics to be discussed as ULI Arizona presents its 18th Annual Trends Day on March 10 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Trends Day brings together more than 30 top industry experts to discuss the most current state and national real estate trends.

ULI Arizona’s Trends Day is recognized as the third-largest ULI program globally.

“With Trends Day held in Q1 and with the entire program focused on emerging and future trends, it will be the first look at what to expect in real estate for the year and beyond,” said Trends Day 2023 Chair Tammy Carr, Director of Business Development with Brinkmann Constructors. “We tackle all commercial product types. Besides the incredible education and economic forecast, the networking just can’t be beat. Trends Day is the place to be.”

The keynote speaker for Trends Day 2023 is history-making polar explorer Alison Levine. Her topic is “Rise Up: Finding Strength and Conquering Challenges in Tough Times.” Levine will recount some of the most epic survival stories of all time: from a teenage holocaust survivor who outsmarted the Nazis (who happens to be a family member) to famed Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.

This year’s Trends Day Debate: Should Metro Phoenix cities and towns, or the state Legislature, remove barriers to or create opportunities for new multifamily housing through new laws, ordinances, or zoning changes?

The annual economic outlook will be presented by Paula Campbell Roberts, Managing Director – Head of Global Consumer & Real Estate Macro and Thematic Investing, KKR.

Standard pricing until Feb. 28: private, $425 member, $525 non-member; public/academic/non-profit, $300 member, $400 non-member; retired $300 member; student, $195 member, $250 non-member; and under 35, $300 member, $525 non-member.

Trends Day 2023 runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is located at 5350 E. Marriott Drive in Phoenix.

Register here.

About ULI

The Urban Land Institute is a 501[c][3] nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, the Institute has more than 45,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. As the preeminent multidisciplinary land use and real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among local, national, and international industry leaders and policymakers dedicated to creating better places. Learn more about ULI Arizona at