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

NormaLynn Cutler

Chair
President
Cutler Enterprises
Marina Del Rey
CA
United States

Kevin A. Rieger

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

David Sheldon

Assistant Chair
Corporate / Commercial Practice Leader
Perkins+Will
Marina Del Rey
CA
United States

Judith Brower Fancher

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

Ellen J. Sinreich

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

Sean Kristopher Slater

Vice Chair
Retail Design Collaborative
Long Beach
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

Jill Bensley

Member
President
JB Research Company
Vallejo
CA
United States

Daniel A. Biederman

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

Raymond E. Braun

Member
Principal
Entertainment + Culture Advisors
Beverly Hills
CA
United States

Elizabeth Cera

Member
VP Business Development
Tait & Associates, Inc
Santa Ana
CA
United States

J. Richard Choate

Member
Principal
Choate Parking Consultants, Inc.
Irvine
CA
United States

Blake L. Cordish

Member
The Cordish Companies
Baltimore
MD
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

Thomas Gilmore

Member
Senior Managing Director, President Madison Marquette Real Estate Services
Madison Marquette
Washington
DC
United States

Donald W. Goodman

Member
Blackstone
Winter Park
FL
United States

Edward Connell Hasten

Member
Partner
Victory Park Capital
Chicago
IL
United States

Jack M Illes

Member
Urban Strategies | Real Estate Advisors
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Craig Janssen

Member
Managing Director
Idibri
Addison
TX
United States

Michaela Marraffino

Member
Vice President
Blue Mountain Development
Redondo Beach
CA
United States

Hernan Raul Martinez

Member
CEO
Cuestamoras Urbanismo
Santa Ana
Costa Rica

Rebecca Martinez

Member
Principal
Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
Saint Paul
MN
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

Richard Poulos

Member
Principal
NBBJ
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Adrina Ramos-King

Member
Las Vegas
NV
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

John Shreve

Member
Senior Principal
Populous
Kansas City
MO
United States

Scott J. Soucy

Member
Vice President
CIM Group
Marina Del Rey
CA
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
Managing Director
Specific Performance, Inc.
Coronado
CA
United States

Frederick Veitch

Member
Colorado Springs
CO
United States

Laurence J. Weese

Member
President
Citivest Commercial Investments
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Mark Williams

Member
Principal
HKS
Dallas
TX
United States

Mark Woodbury

Member
President, Universal Creative, UP&R
Universal Orlando Resort
Orlando
FL
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