Real Estate Industry Leaders Named to the Urban Land Institute’s Americas Executive Committee

Real Estate Industry Leaders Named to the Urban Land Institute’s Americas Executive Committee

WASHINGTON (July 9, 2018) – Five real estate industry leaders have joined the Americas Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global real estate organization with more than 40,000 members in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions who are dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving communities.

The Americas Executive Committee provides guidance on the strategic direction of ULI’s growth throughout the Americas region, which serves nearly 35,000 ULI members and includes the United States, Canada, Latin America and South America. The new committee members are ULI leaders Clare De Briere, Founder, C+C Ventures in Los Angeles and Chairman of ULI Los Angeles; Sharmil Modi, Principal, Modi Adventureprises, Boston; Daniel Neidich, Chief Executive Officer, Dune Real Estate Partners, LP, New York City; Leslie Woo, Chief Planning and Development Officer, Metrolinx, Toronto; and Jonathan Brinsden, Chief Executive Officer, Midway Companies, Houston. Their terms began July 1, 2018.

“I am delighted and honored to have such highly respected ULI members and industry professionals serving on this committee,” said ULI Global Chairman Thomas W. Toomey, who is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of UDR, Inc., in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. “We have in place an exceptional group of leaders who will identify opportunities to further strengthen ULI’s impact and influence across the Americas. Together, we will work to maximize member value and provide an optimal member experience.”

The new Americas Executive Committee members will be joining existing Committee members David Allman, Chairman, Regent Partners, Atlanta; Marty Burger, Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties, New York City; Patrick Callahan, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Renaissance Group, Seattle; John R. Chandler, Majesteka Investments Holdings LLC, Winnetka, Illinois; Franz Colloredo-Mansfeld, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cabot Properties, Boston; Lizanne Galbreath, Managing Director, Galbreath & Company, Norwalk, Connecticut; Mark D. Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, HFF, Dallas; Immediate Past ULI Americas Chairman Patricia R. “Trish” Healy, Principal, Hyde Street Holdings, LLC, Raleigh, North Carolina, who is currently serving as the Committee’s Chairman of Governance; Marty Jones, Principal, MLJ Insights, Winchester, Massachusetts; James Ratner, Chairman of the Board, Forest City Realty Trust, Cleveland; and Bret R. Wilkerson, Managing Director, Hawkeye Partners, LP, Austin, Texas.

The Americas Executive Committee will guide the implementation of the Americas Strategic Plan, which is part of ULI’s Global Strategic Plan, approved by the Institute’s Global Board of Directors on May 1. The multi-year plan strives to strengthen member engagement and expand member impact in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. The Americas plan includes a member development model that better matches programs and services to ULI member needs; an increased focus on member engagement that realigns the region’s sources and uses of funds to provide more opportunities for more members to get involved, share, and contribute; and a stronger emphasis on advancing ULI’s mission and measuring the impact of members’ mission advancement work.

“We are very fortunate that such prominent industry leaders are willing to volunteer their time and expertise to help the Institute grow and adapt to changing times for our membership and the industry,” said ULI Global Chief Executive Officer W. Edward Walter. “The progress we achieve in the Americas region will contribute greatly to ULI’s success as the preeminent global real estate organization.”

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The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has more than 40,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. For more information on ULI, please visit uli.org  or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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