ULI Atlanta Opens Nominations for the 2015 Awards for Excellence

ATLANTA, March 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Urban Land Institute's Atlanta District Council is accepting nominations for awards in four categories – including a new one centered on health and wellness – to honor exceptional performance in real estate development.

This year's awards, which cover projects completed within the last three years, are "ULI Atlanta Development of Excellence", "Frank Carter Community Achievement" award, "Dan & Tally Sweat Community Leadership" award and the new "Building Healthy Places" award. All awards will be presented at the ULI Atlanta Annual Awards for Excellence Dinner to be held in September.

ULI Atlanta added the "Building Healthy Places" award to recognize the growing importance of real estate development in creating places that contribute to healthier people and communities. Judges will elevate and highlight projects and/or programs in the ULI Atlanta District that are contributing to greater overall health through the built environment. Projects and programs, both public and private, are eligible to submit for the "Building Healthy Places" award.

ULI Atlanta District comprises Georgia, Alabama and East Tennessee, and the organization encourages submissions from each of these regions.

"Each year, the entries for the Awards for Excellence are more outstanding," said Chris Faussemagne, principal at Woodbridge Partners and chairman of ULI Atlanta's awards dinner. "We anticipate an exceptional group of entries this year and look forward to selecting Atlanta's most extraordinary companies and individuals in real estate development to receive these awards."

The deadline to submit nominations is May 1. More information on all awards, including a list of past recipients, can be found on the ULI Atlanta Awards website: uliatlantaawards.com.

About The Urban Land Institute:

The Urban Land Institute (uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 34,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

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