Global Exchange Council (GEC)

Mission

The mission of the Global Exchange Council is to provide a forum for U.S.-based and international members of the Urban Land Institute to promote a broader knowledge and understanding of a global real estate market.

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The Global Exchange Council accomplishes its mission by:

  • Providing a gathering place for U.S.-based and international members of the Urban Land Institute who have a deep and active interest in global real estate development, investment, finance, design, construction, land use and related activities and services as well as the cultural aspects and impacts of doing business outside of the U.S. Areas of focus will include Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle-East, North Africa
  • Providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge on issues that impact the global real estate markets. Issues for discussion to include legislation, taxation, regulation, compliance, currency, sustainability and transparency.
  • Providing a balanced format for discussion in a forum where all the dimensions of global real estate and related activities and services are considered in connection with the local culture, architecture and engineering practices.
  • Supporting ULI in expanding its mission and growing ULI membership outside of the U.S. to help enable ULI to become a truly global organization.
  • Promoting a cooperative, cohesive comradeship among its members to encourage long-term collaboration and friendship through ongoing involvement for ULI members who are active in diverse markets around the world.

Interest Areas

  • Global Real Estate Markets
  • Global Real Estate Finance
  • Global Investors
  • Global Land Use Practices
  • Structuring Joint Ventures between Global Investors/Operating Partners
  • The Impact of Differing Government/Cultural/Legal/ Design/Engineering practices on Global operations

Members

Linda J. Isaacson

Chair
Senior Vice President, Director of Business Intelligence
First American Title Insurance Company
New York
NY
United States

Kenneth A Munkacy

Assistant Chair
Kingbird Properties
Boston
MA
United States

Tim McCarthy, AIA

Vice Chair
Managing Principal
Hart Howerton
New York
NY
United States

Sujan Patel

Vice Chair
Colony Capital
Riverside
CT
United States

David Tepperman

Vice Chair
Evercore Partners
New York
NY
United States

Riaz A. Cassum

Vice Chair - Foundation Ambassador
Senior Managing Director
HFF
Boston
MA
United States

Dr. Thomas R. Arnold

Ex Officio
Global Head of Real Estate
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Jonathan Geanakos

Ex Officio
President, Americas Capital Markets
JLL-Capital Markets
New York
NY
United States

Andy Martin

Ex Officio
CEO
BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory UK
London
United Kingdom

Robert O'Brien

Ex Officio
Global Real Estate Leader
Deloitte
Chicago
IL
United States

Roger Platt

Ex Officio
Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning
Green Business Certification, Inc.
Washington
DC
United States

Richard T.G. Price

Ex Officio
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Michael Spies

Ex Officio
Senior Managing Director
Tishman Speyer
New York
NY
United States

Gayle Starr

Ex Officio
Managing Director, Capital Markets
Prologis
San Francisco
CA
United States

Simon Treacy

Ex Officio
President - Hawaii
The Howard Hughes Corporation
Honolulu
HI
United States

Jon H. Zehner

Ex Officio
Global Co-Head of Client Capital Group
LaSalle Investment Management
London
United Kingdom

Imran Ahmed

Member
Executive Managing Director
CBRE Capital Advisors
New York
NY
United States

Karen B. Alschuler, FAICP

Member
Principal
Perkins+Will
San Francisco
CA
United States

Matthew J. Anderson

Member
Managing Director
Trepp LLC
Oakland
CA
United States

Luke Anderson

Member
Senior Vice President
Franklin Real Asset Advisors
New York
NY
United States

Michael Atkins

Member
Old Republic/Cormorant
New York
NY
United States

Reza Basharzad

Member
Director
QIC
El Segundo
CA
United States

Alexander Becker

Member
Director Transactions & Asset Management
RFR Management GmbH
Frankfurt am Main
Germany

W. Jeffrey Beckham

Member
Managing Director, Fund Manager
Jamestown
Atlanta
GA
United States

Graham J. Bond

Member
Sasco Ventures LLC
Fairfield
CT
United States

Diego Chevallier-Boutell

Member
ARG Realty Group
Buenos Aires
Argentina

Dino Christoforakis

Member
New York
NY
United States

Fred Cooper

Member
Sr. V.P. Finance, International Dev. & Investor Relations
Toll Brothers
Horsham
PA
United States

Christoph Donner

Member
CEO
Allianz Real Estate
New York
NY
United States

Philip T. Fitzgerald

Member
CEO
7 Bridges Capital Partners
Santa Monica
CA
United States

John Gaghan

Member
Lowe
Philadelphia
PA
United States

Jose Gallego Martinez

Member
Managing Director
LLANERA
Valencia
Spain

Robert Gifford

Member
Robert Gifford Advisory
Newton
MA
United States

Jeff Grasso

Member
Senior Vice President, Development & Head of Acquisitions
Silverstein Properties
New York
NY
United States

Erik Gustafson

Member
Boston
MA
United States

Tom Heneghan

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Equity International
Chicago
IL
United States

Timothy Johnson

Member
Partner
NBBJ
New York
NY
United States

Sonny Kalsi

Member
Founder and Partner
GreenOak Real Estate

Nancy I. Lashine

Member
Managing Partner
Park Madison Partners
New York
NY
United States

Alan Liu

Member
DavidsonKempner
New York
NY
United States

Anthony J. LoPinto

Member
Global Sector Leader, Real Estate and Managing Partner, New York Region
Korn Ferry
New York
NY
United States

Brendan MacDonald

Member
StepStone Real Estate
San Francisco
CA
United States

Scott D. MacDonald

Member
Chairman
Shopping Center Solutions
Del Mar
CA
United States

Mary R. McCarthy

Member
Principal
Untitled Solutions LLC
Jackson
WY
United States

Erin A McInerney

Member
Investment Officer
Washington State Investment Board
Seattle
WA
United States

Les Menkes

Member
Managing Partner
Asia Capital Real Estate Pte Ltd
Singapore
Singapore

Bahram Motamedian

Member
Executive Managing Director, Portfolio Management
USAA Real Estate Company
San Antonio
TX
United States

Alfonso Munk

Member
Managing Director, Americas Chief Investment Officer
PGIM, Real Estate
Miami
FL
United States

Grant Murray

Member
Managing Director
Hines-US
Bedford
NY
United States

Michael Newman

Member
President & CEO
Golub & Company, LLC
Chicago
IL
United States

Riki Nishimura, AIA

Member
Director of Urban Strategies
Gensler
San Francisco
CA
United States

James W. O'Keefe

Member
Scottsdale
AZ
United States

Sean P. O'Malley, RLA

Member
Managing Principal
SWA Group
Laguna Beach
CA
United States

Prof. Richard B. Peiser

Member
Professor of Real Estate Development
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Cambridge
MA
United States

John M. Philipchuck

Member
ImpactUs, LLC
Naperville
IL
United States

Russell C. Platt

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Forum Partners
London
United Kingdom

David Politano

Member
Managing Director
MetLife Real Estate
Whippany
NJ
United States

Travis Pritchett

Member
Global Head of Real Assets
Harbert Management Corporation
Birmingham
AL
United States

Rob Reiskin

Member
Senior Managing Director
Round Hill Capital
Boston
MA
United States

Ruben A. Roca

Member
Managing Director
Roca Real Estate Advisors
Coral Gables
FL
United States

Pablo J. Sala

Member
Avenida Capital
Summit
NJ
United States

Richard B. Saltzman

Member
President & Chief Executive Officer, Director
Colony Capital, Inc.
New York
NY
United States

Pulkit Sharma

Member
Executive Director
JPMorgan Chase
New York
NY
United States

Ariel Shtarkman

Member
Founder
Orca Capital Ltd
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Frank P. Stanek

Ex Officio
Stanek Global Advisors, LLC
Arroyo Seco
CA
United States

Peter Steil

Member
RETIRED CEO
NCREIF
New York
NY
United States

Frank M. Transue

Member
Chairman Emeritus
Walker Consultants
Hoffman Estates
IL
United States

Katie Troutman

Member
International Real Estate Specialist
Department of State
Washington
DC
United States

Brian P. Ward

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Trimont Real Estate Advisors
Atlanta
GA
United States

Roberta Waxman-Lenz

Member
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
New York
NY
United States

Kavindi Wickremage

Member
Principal
Bain Capital Real Estate
Boston
MA
United States

Ione S. V. Wilsmann

Member
Managing Director - Global Investors Group
USAA Real Estate Company
New York
NY
United States

Thaddeus R. Wilson

Member
Managing Director
M3 Capital Partners, LLC
Chicago
IL
United States

Raymond Wong

Member
Vice President, Data Operations, Data Solutions
Altus Group
Markham
ON
Canada