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Woo Hoo! Santa Monica’s recently developed Ocean Avenue South has been honored as a 2016 ULI Global Award for Excellence winner. The residential mixed-use, mixed-income development was one of 11 real estate development projects from around the globe. The ULI 2016 Global Awards for Excellence is one of the land use industry’s most prestigious awards and a timely reminder of the key difference that responsible land use can make in terms of community longevity and sustainability.

ocean-ave-south“We are proud that Ocean Avenue South, with more than half of its homes affordable to low- and moderate-income families, is the only Los Angeles-area property to receive the prestigious global award,” offered Andy Agle, Director of Santa Monica’s Housing and Economic Development Department. “Through the public-private partnership with Related California and Community Corporation of Santa Monica, 160 families have a place to call home that is affordable and part of a beautiful and vibrant project.”

Located just south of the Pier, and blocks from the Pacific Ocean, the LEED Silver Ocean Avenue South is a key component to both ocean-avenue-south-3the revitalization of the Civic Center neighborhood, and the City Council’s strategic goal of maintaining an inclusive and diverse community.

“The ULI Global Award is a tremendous honor. We are grateful and thankful to the City of Santa Monica for granting us the opportunity to work with them on this redevelopment effort,” said Bill Witte, Related California Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that our partnership is a workable model for other municipalities to provide both needed boucicaut-eco-neighborhood-parisaffordable housing and a vital economic stimulus for the neighborhood.”

2016 Global Awards for Excellence winners include:

  • The Boucicaut Eco-Neighborhood, Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Celadon at 9th & Broadway, San Diego, California, United States
  • Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • The Edge, Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
  • Hong Kong East Community Green Space, Hong Kong, China
  • Les Docks Village, Marseille, Bouches du Rhone, France
  • Ocean Avenue South, Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Ponce City Market, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • The Strand, San Francisco, California, United States
  • Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Wynwood Walls, Miami, Florida, United States

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“The Global Awards for Excellence showcase efforts that have both succeeded in pushing ingenuity and exemplifying best practices in land use across the globe,” praises Patrick L. Phillips, ULI global chief executive officer. “This year’s winners have tobin-center-for-the-performing-arts-san-antoniodemonstrated a committed contribution to responsible real estate development and a dedication to building thriving, livable communities.”

The awards competition, now in its 38th year, recognizes real estate developments that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning, and management. The Awards for Excellence program is based on the Institute’s guiding principle that the achievement of excellence in land use practice should be recognized and rewarded. ULI’s Global Awards for Excellence recognize the full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design. The criteria for the awards include leadership, contribution to the community, innovations, public/private partnerships, environmental protection and enhancement, response to societal needs, and financial viability.

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About Jodi Summers

Jodi Summers
SoCal Investment Real Estate Group
Sotheby’s International Realty
jodi@jodisummers.com

Sotheby’s International Realty’s legacy dates back to 1744. Respected as one of the world’s oldest and largest fine art auctioneers, Sotheby’s has a longstanding tradition of bringing together buyers and sellers of fine property. Today, Sotheby’s International Realty boasts nearly 13,000 sales associates, located in more than 660 offices in 49 countries and territories. Broker Jodi Summers is the founder of the SoCal Investment Real Estate Group, a top producing team with Sotheby’s International Realty in the Los Angeles area.

With more than $140,000,000 in listed inventory, Jodi and the SoCal Investment Real Estate Group know finance, rules, regulations, procedures and methods. We are accurate, knowledgeable, timely and aware of how government shapes the cities of Southern California, including Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

A New York native, Jodi grew up working in the family business – marketing, Madison Avenue style. Childhood math quiz questions calculated demographic and psychographic percentages or analyzed the allocation of adverting dollars. Word games were for devising slogans.

“My marketing and communication skills have proven to be a true gift when it comes to promoting real estate,” observes Jodi. “And I am consistently able to get an exceptionally high price per square foot for my sellers.”

Discipline (Jodi holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do), organization, motivation, excellent communication skills and knowing & satisfying the needs of her clients have been her essentials for running a successful business. A passion for investment real estate explains her emphasis in asset-yielding properties.

The City of Santa Monica chose Jodi to be part of the prestigious 9-member Civic Working Group to analyze and offer feedback on the future of the 10.5-acre Santa Monica Civic Auditorium site. Additionally, Jodi is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Beverly Hills + Greater West Side Association of Realtors, Action Apartment Association of Westside income property owners, the Santa Monica Conservancy historic preservation society, the Friends of Sunset Park community group, the Real Estate Investors Club L.A., the American Solar Energy Society, Sierra Club, California Parks Association and the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club. She is currently the Communications Chair for the Ocean Park Association in Santa Monica, and a partner in Save the Civic – a community group involved with the City in the adaptive reuse of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and adjacent area.

An honors graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, Jodi moved to California in the mid-’90s to achieve her goal of living by the beach with a hibiscus bush in her yard.

She has thrived as an entrepreneur in the entertainment, media and marketing industries. She has three books in publication with Allworth Press – The Interactive Music Handbook, Making and Marketing Music and Moving Up In the Music Business. Making and Marketing Music is in second edition. Check out her work on Amazon.com.

Find out more about Jodi Summers through her social networks –
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About.Me: http://about.me/SoCalInvestmentRealEstateGroup
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www.SantaMonicaLandmarks.com
www.SoCalIndustrialRealEstateBlog.com
www.SoCalOfficeRealEstateBlog.com
www.SoCalMultiUnitRealEstateBlog.com
www.SoCalGreenRealEstateBlog.com
www.SantaMonicaPropertyBlog.com

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