The ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Awards reflects the mission and values of the Urban Land Institute.


Project Awards announced at the ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Awards Gala.


Awards Tickets and Sponsorship will open February 15, 2018

Award Sponsorship/Sponsored Tables will be available through Tuesday March 27, 2018

Individual Tickets available through April 24, 2018

The mission of the ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Awards is to celebrate, educate, and reinforce examples of excellence in land use, development, and design, as well as the multi-disciplinary Development Team who created them.

Award entries are judged by an out-of-town jury using criteria that support ULI’s commitment and leadership in best practices in the use of land/real estate; demonstrating exemplary examples of design and development, sustainability, financial viability and commitment to community.


Development projects that meet eligibility requirements may be considered for the ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Awards 2017. Judging criteria include:

1. The project must be financially stable and operating successfully. It must demonstrate to be a sound financial investment using, for example, the criteria in the application. Projects must be 85 – 100% leased / sold. Financial and operational criteria must be met to be eligible for submission for judging.

In the case of public/non-profit and institutional developments, project must demonstrate a sound investment of public funds and success in impacting a community or neighborhood.

2. The project must achieve a high standard of excellence in several areas ex. land use, design, construction, economics, sustainability, environmental sensitivity, etc.

3. The project might demonstrate added-value elements such as public/private/non-profit partnerships, promoting healthy lifestyles, workforce / affordability component, relevance and/or leadership to the current and future needs, issues and character of the community in which it is located, etc

4. The project must be worthy of emulation and stand out from others in its category.


*Development projects may be located in Davidson County or any contiguous county.
*ULI Nashville Awards program/submission is open to all; not just to ULI members.
*Previously submitted projects may re-apply one additional time.
*Project Size category must be indicated.
*Sector must be indicated ex. Private OR Public /Non-Profit /Institutional Project
*All application information must be complete and accurate to be considered. If not, application will be returned and applicant will be invited to apply next year.