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Balch’s Patrick Krechowski Takes Position as Chair of Urban Land Institute's North Florida District Council

Patrick Krechowski, partner in the firm’s Jacksonville office and member of Real Estate Practice, has been named Chair of Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Florida District Council effective July 1, 2021, and will serve a two-year term.

The ULI is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 45,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

Patrick has been a member of ULI since 2015 and currently serves as chair for the Center for Leadership initiative and chair of the Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) initiative. Charged with moving real estate projects forward, ULI North Florida’s TAP initiative has successfully brought together real estate professionals, community groups and local governments to provide comprehensive and strategic advice on specific land use and development challenges. Patrick has helped organize TAPs for Jacksonville University, UF Health, Nassau County, the City of Neptune Beach, The Rail Yard District, and, most recently, the Northwest Jacksonville CDC. 

Patrick is also an avid UrbanPlan volunteer, a ULI program that allows participants to learn the fundamental forces that affect development in North Florida communities. A dedicated volunteer, Patrick was awarded ULI Member of the Year in 2018.

ULI North Florida was formed in 2005 and currently has more than 500 members from Flagler to Escambia Counties, including Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Panama City, and Pensacola.

Patrick has over 20 years of experience in real estate, land use, environmental, governmental, administrative litigation, appeals and title insurance law. Patrick is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law. His practice focuses on all aspects of zoning and land use law, real estate due diligence, environmental permitting (including sovereign submerged lands and riparian rights), environmental remediation, water use permitting and planning, beach nourishment projects, coastal construction and due diligence before local governments and federal/state agencies, including associated administrative and civil litigation.