2012 Global Awards for Excellence Jury

Randall RoweChair
Green Courte Partners, LLC

Randy Rowe is Chairman of Green Courte Partners, LLC (“GCP”), a private equity real estate investment firm focused on niche real estate strategies. GCP currently has three active niche strategies: 1) near airport parking (“The Parking Spot”); 2) manufactured housing communities; and 3) active adult/independent living properties.

Previously Mr. Rowe was a co-founder and Chairman of Transwestern Investment Company, LLC and Chairman and Director of Transwestern Commercial Services, LLC. Mr. Rowe was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hometown America, LLC, a large owner of manufactured housing communities.

Mr. Rowe is a Trustee and former Global Chairman of the Urban Land Institute, an Emeritus Trustee of the Steppenwolf Theatre, and a member and former Chairman of the Real Estate Roundtable.

Mr. Rowe holds a BA from Denison University, a MBA from Harvard University and a JD from the University of Michigan

Glenn Aaronson
Managing Partner
Aevitas Property Partners

Glenn Aaronson is the Managing Partner of Aevitas Property Partners where he has been since 2012. Aaronson (1957) became CEO of Multi Corporation in June 2007, leaving his previous position as Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Real Estate, where he headed European asset management and was directly responsible for Morgan Stanley’s investment in Multi Corporation. After Glenn successfully completed the restructuring of Multi’s pan-European development and management businesses, he stepped down in September 2011. He has continued on as the chairman of Turkey’s largest owner/operator of retail shopping centres, the Forum Turkiye Fund, owned by Multi Investment and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

From 1998-2001 Aaronson completed the re-focusing of Credit Suisse First Boston’s real estate operations in Europe, overseeing the disposition of $2.0 billion portfolio of earlier investments. Aaronson started his professional real estate career in 1978 acquiring and operating multifamily residential throughout the southeast U.S. He also spent a number of years working for the U.S. government in their effort to address the distressed real estate loans generated by the domestic savings and loan crisis in the early 1990’s.

Michael Balaban
Development Executive
J Street Companies

William Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP
Managing Partner
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS

Bill Bonstra is the founder and managing partner of Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS. After distinguishing himself at several notable Washington firms, he founded the firm in 2000 and has designed prominent and award-winning landmarks such as the American Chemical Society Headquarters, Solo Piazza,The Tapies Condominium, Villaggio Condominium, Q14 Condominium, and The Studio Theatre, among others. These projects contribute contemporary design to the traditional architecture of the nation’s capital. Mr. Bonstra’s design and preservation work and its influence on the character of Washington’s downtown was recognized by the American Institute of Architects in his investiture to the College of Fellows.

His work has also been recognized further by the American Institute of Architects and other leading industry groups for exemplary design and project implementation. He and his work have been featured in Residential Architect, the Washington Post, ArchitectureDC, The AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, DC-Sixth Edition, and in the Second Edition of James Goode’s Best Addresses. Internationally, his work has been published in well-known design magazines such as BRAVACASA, Aspekti and Idealen Dom. Mr. Bonstra is a recognized expert in the areas of adaptive reuse, historic preservation, contemporary design, and zoning and building code analysis. As a mentor to young architects he frequently participates in lectures and juries at leading institutions such as The University of Maryland, The Catholic University of America, and Virginia Tech Alexandria Center.

Amanda Burden, FAICP, Hon. AIA
Bloomberg Associates

Amanda Burden is a Principal at Bloomberg Associates, an international consulting service that helps city governments improve the quality of life of their citizens. She was the director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Commission under Mayor Michael Bloomberg from 2002 to 2013. Burden is the 2009 laureate of the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development.

David Dixon, FAIA
Senior Principal
Stantec Urban Places

David Dixon is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and leads Stantec’s new Urban Group. His work has won national awards from the American Institute of Architects, Congress for the New Urbanism, International Downtown Association, Society for College and University Planning, and American Society of Landscape Architects.

David Dixon is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and leads Stantec’s new Urban Group. His work has won national awards from the American Institute of Architects, Congress for the New Urbanism, International Downtown Association, Society for College and University Planning, and American Society of Landscape Architects.

David writes and speaks frequently about the opportunities and challenges facing America’s rapidly changing cities and suburbs. The second edition of Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities, which David coauthored with Lance J. Brown FAIA, will be published by Wiley in Spring, 2014. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and Master of Urban Design from Harvard University.

The late Kenneth Hughes

Mark Johnson

Mark served on the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize Jury from 2014 to 2018, serving as Jury Chair in 2017.

Mark Johnson is a leading landscape architect, designer of public space, and strategist for the regeneration of core cities. He is currently leading the regeneration planning for the decayed Northside of downtown St. Louis, the design of the North Embarcadero in San Diego, and a master plan for the waterfront on the Harlem River in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan.

Johnson is a core member of the Working Group for Sustainable Cities at Harvard, an arm of the Harvard Center for the Environment; lecturer with the Institute of Design and Health, Stockholm; and a regular lecturer and participant in urban vision and community-building strategies with the Urban Land Institute and several universities.

Johnson has led many complex projects that have had a transformative impact on cities: three riverfront parks in Denver; a master plan for Balboa Park in San Diego; a waterfront plan for Memphis; and a corridor plan to connect historic neighborhoods along Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue. He recently completed the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, a project that immediately gained national recognition for its economic, social, and environmental impact to revive economic, environmental, and social health over the length of this 32-mile, forgotten resource.

Johnson has been deeply involved in the redevelopment of the Stapleton International Airport in Denver continuously since 1988 and is a primary author of the highly acclaimed Stapleton Redevelopment Plan. His 22 years of experience on the project includes participation in negotiating the airport planning, deal structure, governance, development process, development standards, and zoning.

Johnson is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture/urban design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has received numerous awards from the ASLA, AIA, APA, ULI, and Waterfront Center and recently the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the regents of the University of Colorado.

Christopher W. Kurz
President and CEO
Linden Associates, Inc.

Linden Associates, Inc. is a Mid-Atlantic based real estate company that specializes in the development, acquisition, management and financing of commercial properties from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Raleigh, North Carolina. Chris Kurz, the President of Linden Associates, has over thirty years of commercial real estate experience. After graduating from The Wharton School MBA program in 1971, Mr. Kurz worked for The Rouse Company. Since 1986, he has been on his own and has developed over 950,000 square feet of office, retail and industrial property in the Washington/Baltimore market. During his career, Mr. Kurz has developed or acquired over 2,300,000 square feet of commercial real estate and has arranged financing of approximately $750 million, of which $150 million involved properties in which he held a significant equity position.

Between his tenure at Rouse and starting his development company in 1986, Mr. Kurz worked for a bank, mortgage banker and investment banking firm specializing in real estate.

David Malmuth
I.D.E.A. Partners, LLC

Jeff Mayer

Jeff is a master planner with experience across multiple market sectors, including mixed-use commercial, hospitality, residential, resort, entertainment and cultural attractions. He has thirty years experience gained at several major international firms- Gensler, EDAW and CRSS.

Jeff served on the ULI Global Awards Jury from 2010-2012, and as the Chair of the ULI District Council in Orange County / Inland Empire from 2008-2011, and the International Board of the Themed Entertainment Association. Jeff has spoken at ULI, CCAPA, BIA, IFMA, alt.ofc & The Museum Computer Network. His work has been published in AIA Architect, Interior Design, at the International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology & Cultural Heritage, Athens, Greece, and in the book Digital Illusions.

Jeff holds a B.S. in Planning and Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia, and undertook graduate study at Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania.

Raj Menda
Corporate Chairman
RMZ Corp

John B. Slidell
Vice Chairman
The Bozzuto Group

A cofounding owner of Bozzuto & Associates, Inc., Mr. Slidell has directed the company’s apartment development, homebuilding, and land acquisitions operations, leading to the creation of over 6,000 rental apartment units and 2,500 for sale homes. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the company.

Prior to the formation of Bozzuto in 1988, Mr. Slidell spent six years as a Vice President and Operating Partner for Oxford Development Company, where he was involved with development of over 7,100 apartment units in the Mid-Atlantic region. He was also a Partner with ZHA, a real estate consulting firm specializing in mixed use public/private partnership development and worked for the Mitchell Company developing The Woodlands community in Houston, Texas.

A graduate of Princeton University, Mr. Slidell earned a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina and served in Vietnam as an officer in the U.S. Army. He is the immediate past Chair and current Governance Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Washington District Council, served as District Council Governance Counselor for ULI’s national organization, Chair of its Residential Development Council, and was a juror for ULI’s International Awards for Excellence program. Currently he is a Council Counselor for four of ULI’s national Product Councils.

Mr. Slidell is also a past Chair of the Severn School Board of Trustees and the Bethesda Cultural Alliance, a Life Director of both the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the non-profit Montgomery Housing Partnership, and currently serves on the Board of the Pen Mar Development Corporation.

Richard H. Vogel
Senior Vice President
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