Entertainment Development Council (EDC)

Mission

The mission of the Entertainment Development Council (EDC) is to serve as a thought-leadership engine for our members, and The Urban Land Institute as a whole, on trends, innovations and best practices for invigorating the built environment, engaging our communities and creating truly outstanding entertainment destinations.

Our membership is comprised of innovators from a broad spectrum of entertainment, technology and development backgrounds who yearn to advance the global entertainment market.  From urban entertainment districts, arenas, and retail, to museums, theme parks and restaurants, we possess a collective quest to define great and entertaining places.

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Interest Areas

  • International Place-making
  • Entertainment Districts/Urban Revitalization
  • Location-based Attractions
  • Themed Retailing, F&B and Hospitality
  • Film-based Entertainment
  • Entertainment programming and technology
  • Museums, Arenas, Culture and Exhibitions

Members

David Sheldon

Chair
Corporate / Commercial Practice Leader
Perkins&Will
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Kevin A. Rieger

Assistant Chair
Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development
AEG
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Judith Brower Fancher

Vice Chair - Membership
President
Brower, Miller & Cole
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Elizabeth Cera

Vice Chair
VP
Tait & Associates, Inc
Santa Ana
CA
United States

Ellen J. Sinreich

Vice Chair
Founder/Principal
The Sinreich Group
New York
NY
United States

Sean Kristopher Slater

Vice Chair
Principal
RDC
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs

Vice Chair - Foundation Ambassador
President & CFO
Lifescapes International, Inc.
Newport Beach
CA
United States

James W. Todd

Ex Officio
President
JWT Inc
McLean
VA
United States

Michael Alost

Member
Senior Vice President
KDC Real Estate Development & Investments
Dallas
TX
United States

Jill Bensley

Member
President
JB Research Company
Vallejo
CA
United States

Daniel A. Biederman

Member
President and Executive Director
Bryant Park Corporation|34th Street Partnership
New York
NY
United States

Raymond E. Braun

Member
Principal
Entertainment + Culture Advisors
Beverly Hills
CA
United States

J. Richard "Rick" Choate

Member
Principal
CPC, Inc.
Irvine
CA
United States

Blake L. Cordish

Member
The Cordish Companies
Baltimore
MD
United States

Andy Crimmins

Member
Managing Partner
Crossroads Retail Group
Kansas City
MO
United States

NormaLynn Cutler

Member
President
Cutler Enterprises
Marina Del Rey
CA
United States

Russell Dagon

Member
Senior Vice President, Resort Development
Universal Parks & Resorts
Orlando
FL
United States

Rhonda Diaz Caldewey

Member
Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield-US
San Francisco
CA
United States

Jeffrey Finn

Member
Project Design Manager
Norwood Development Group
Colorado Springs
CO
United States

Dayna Frank

Member
CEO
First Avenue Productions
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Donald W. Goodman

Member
EVP Development Full Service Hotels
BRE Hotels
Winter Park
FL
United States

Allen Hubsch

Member
Partner
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Craig Janssen

Member
Managing Director
Idibri
Addison
TX
United States

Michaela Mickey Marraffino

Member
MickeyM Marketing
Redondo Beach
CA
United States

Hernan Raul Martinez

Member
Managing Partner
Urbana Partners
Aptos
CA
United States

Todd Marshall McCurdy

Member
Vice President, Landscape Architecture + Planning
Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
Orlando
FL
United States

Nancy Zabriskie McGrath

Member
General Counsel
Peterson Companies
Fairfax
VA
United States

Fred L. Merrill, Jr.

Member
President
Merrill Companies, LLC
Overland Park
KS
United States

Rebecca Miltenberger

Member
Shareholder
Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck LLP
Las Vegas
NV
United States

John Murphy

Member
Vice President, Investments
Regency Centers
Solana Beach
CA
United States

Jason Stone Olt

Member
President
Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC
Chicago
IL
United States

Nick Over, Vice President/Director of Development

Member
Retail Properties of America, Inc.
Mclean
VA
United States

Amy Pokawatana

Member
Director, Development
Hudson Pacific Properties
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Richard Poulos

Member
Principal
NBBJ
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Adrina Ramos-King

Member
Las Vegas
NV
United States

Bill Rhoda

Member
President
Legends Global Planning
Frisco
TX
United States

Joel W. Rosen, AICP

Member
Director of Community Development
City of Buena Park
Buena Park
CA
United States

Barry N. Rosenberg

Member
President
Steiner + Associates
Columbus
OH
United States

Howard J. Samuels

Member
President
Samuels & Company, Inc.
Sherman Oaks
CA
United States

Scott J. Soucy

Member
Senior Vice President
Deutsche Finance America
Englewood
CO
United States

Federico C. Stubbe, Jr.

Member
President
PRISA Group
Dorado
PR
United States

Dennis T. Tanida

Member
Principal
Stantec
Irvine
CA
United States

Peter A. Tomai

Member
Chief Investment Officer
Specific Performance, Inc.
Coronado
CA
United States

Mark Williams

Member
Principal
HKS
Dallas
TX
United States

Carmen Zella

Member
Founder
Now Art LA
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Constance Zimmer

Member
Assistant Development Manager
DeBartolo Development, LLC
St Petersburg
FL
United States

Martin Zurauskas

Member
Managing Director
nFusion
Glendale
CA
United States