Webinars on COVID-19: Upcoming and Past

The Urban Land Institute is hosting a series of webinars on COVID-19 relevant to those who own or manage real estate assets, and real estate-related businesses and workforces. Below, you can find more information about and register for upcoming webinars, and watch past webinars or access the slides presented.

We will continue to update this post. Please send comments and inquiries to health@uli.org.




Confronting COVID-19: Insights from Asia
Tuesday, May 12, from 10:00 to 11:15 am EDT

Asian real estate leaders have been helping to battle the novel coronavirus, and manage its effects on their businesses, for months. What do these experiences have to teach ULI members in North America? In this webinar, hear from senior real estate leaders from China, South Korea, and Hong Kong.

Goodwin Gaw, Chairman, Managing Principal, Member of Investment Committee and Founder, Gaw Capital
Carrie Liu, Managing Director, China Life Capital Investment Company Limited
Junho Pok, Managing Director, Igis Asset Management Co Ltd
Kenneth Rhee
, Executive Director, Mainland China, Urban Land Institute & CEO, Huhan Business Advisory
Marty Burger
, Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties, Inc. (Moderator)




Confronting COVID-19: Parks, Public Spaces, and the Pandemic (5/5/2020)

Parks and public spaces are important at all times, and they have proved especially essential during this pandemic. American cities including Oakland, Philadelphia, and elsewhere are innovating to maximize the potential of public spaces to preserve and enhance physical and mental health in these challenging times. In this joint Urban Land Institute/National Recreation and Park Association webinar, learn more about city strategies, and how parks and public spaces can be safely used to benefit individual and community well-being.

Nicholas Williams, Director, City of Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development (OPRYD)
Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Janet Fulton, Chief, Physical Activity and Health Branch, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jennifer Murphy
, Community Intervention and At Risk Task Force, WASH Team, COVID-19 Response, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rachel Banner
, Director of Park Access, National Recreation and Park Association (Moderator)


Resiliency in a New Normal (4/28/2020)

As the US faces another unexpected market downturn, how can the real estate industry better weather current economic conditions, recover quickly, and flourish in a post-downturn market? Can an alignment with ULI’s mission “providing leadership in the responsible use of land, and creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide” help companies more successfully weather a downturn? ULI’s panelists will share their experiences from the last recession, and how their focus on sustainability, affordable housing, and opportunistic capital markets strategies helped them make it through the downturn and thrive in a post-recession market.

Jonathan F. P. Rose, President, Jonathan Rose Companies
Bradford H. Dockser, CEO Green Generation
Mark Wilsmann, Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Equities, MetLife
Nnenna Lynch, CEO, XYLEM Projects (Moderator)


Confronting Covid-19: Everything You Need To Know about Healthy Buildings Q&A Session (4/21/2020)
In this webinar, hear from the authors of the new book Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity, and get answers to all of your questions about the coronavirus.

Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President, Urban Land Institute (Moderator)
Joseph Allen, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
John Macomber, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School


Economics of COVID-19 – How ‘Main Street’ CRE/MF owners are navigating the crisis with their tenants (4/14/2020)
Keeping your business on-track: When tenants don’t have customers, when tenants don’t have paychecks—what can you do for your business? how can you help your tenants? Hear lenders, commercial and multifamily owners and developers discuss the strategies and innovations they’ve developed and how the stimulus legislation may now figure in.


Howard Kozloff, Managing Partner, Agora Partners; Partner, HATCHspaces LLC (Moderator)
Allan Glass, Partner, HATCHspaces LLC; President and CEO, ASG Real Estate Inc
Cathy Sloss Jones, President, Sloss Real Estate
Zachary Streit, Senior Vice President, George Smith Partners

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Considerations for Multifamily and Affordable Housing (4/7/2020)
This webinar featured experts on housing and health who discussed health considerations posed by COVID-19 for multifamily and affordable housing.


Christopher Ptomey, Executive Director, ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing (Moderator)
Megan Sandel, MD MPH, Boston University
Doug Bibby, President, National Multifamily Housing Council
Diane Yentel, President and CEO, National Low-Income Housing Coalition

In the Media:

Coronavirus could put 1.5 mln U.S. families on cusp of homelessness, Reuters (4/8/2020)

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Confronting COVID-19: Healthy Buildings – Optimizing Mental Health (3/31/2020)
In this webinar, hear from experts about strategies to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 in buildings and communities, and strategies for optimizing mental health in this time of disruption.


Joseph Allen, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Joanna Frank, President & CEO, Center for Active Design
Elizabeth Shreeve, Principal, SWA Group

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Confronting COVID-19: Insights for Real Estate Leaders (3/24/2020)
Building management and operational strategies can support and complement comprehensive social distancing measures. In this webinar, hear from experts in infectious disease, healthy buildings, and pandemic planning.

You can find an article about this webinar here.


Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President, Urban Land Institute (Moderator)
Susan Bazak, Principal, Bazak Consulting
Whitney Austin Gray, Senior Vice President, International WELL Building Institute
Catherine Troisi, Associate Professor, University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston

In the Media:

How the pandemic will reshape cities, Axios (4/1/2020)

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