Meet the 2021 ULI Global Awards for Excellence Jury!
ALEX J. ROSE
Senior Vice President, Development
Continental Development Corporation
El Segundo, California
Alex J. Rose serves as Senior Vice President for Continental Development Corporation in El Segundo, California. He is responsible for leading all development, acquisition, disposition and redevelopment activities for the suburban office/medical/R&D park developer, whose holdings cover nearly 5 million square feet in Southern California’s Los Angeles County South Bay and City of San Francisco markets.
Over the past thirty years, Rose has overseen the development and acquisition of over 4 million square feet of Class A office, medical, recreation and retail space and the redevelopment of over 3 million square feet of single-tenant R&D facilities into multi-tenant general and medical office space, restaurants, retail, entertainment and education uses, collectively totaling several hundred projects and nearly $3 billion in real estate development activity. Previous company responsibilities have also included planning and execution of all tenant improvement, core and shell renovation and new construction work; major facilities maintenance and upgrades; project budgeting and cost controls; internal project management; architect, engineer and contractor management; asset and property management. Rose also has extensive experience in title insurance and is a licensed California attorney, with experience in general civil and bankruptcy litigation practices.
He is an Urban Land Institute Trustee and Foundation Governor, has served as Chair of ULI’s Los Angeles District Council Executive Committee, Chair of ULI’s Commercial and Retail Development Council and numerous other national and local leadership positions. Rose has chaired and served on over 40 national and local ULI Advisory Service assignments focusing on downtown and transit corridor redevelopment, revitalization and strategies as well as office and mixed use development issues.
Rose serves on the Board of Trustees of the California Science Center Foundation, on the Board of Trustees of AltaSea, a public-private venture developing a marine industry, science and education campus at the Port of Los Angeles, on the Advisory Board of The Bay Club, a multi-campus, premier active lifestyle and hospitality company, on the Board of Business Advisors of Tideline Partners, a San Diego-based small scale, infill development firm, and in various leadership positions in numerous other non-profit, civic, community and academic organizations. Rose regularly mentors numerous students and young professionals through formal mentoring programs organized through ULI as well as UCLA and USC undergraduate/graduate programs in business and real estate.
Rose received his MBA from the University of Southern California, his JD from Southwestern University School of Law and BA, Political Science from UCLA.
AME M. ENGELHART
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Ame M. Engelhart is an accomplished architect and urban designer focused on the design of cities, districts, and large, complex architectural projects. With her background in both architecture and urban planning, she brings together the design skills and ambitions of both disciplines to develop holistic plans for urban centers and communities.
Engelhart creatively addresses challenges and opportunities emerging from established and developing cities in Asia. She is dedicated to promoting the fundamental principles of livability and sustainability, and approaches each design project with respect to the unique social, economic, environmental and geographic conditions inherent in each city and site. She directs high-visibility, forward-facing projects that strategically define or redefine important places, positioning them for enduring growth.
Ame Engelhart has more than 30 years cumulative experience in architectural design and planning, comprising an extensive variety of building types and project scales. In her 25 years working experience in Hong Kong, Ame’s work has included numerous large-scale commercial, residential and urban planning projects, in which she has regularly worked with multi-disciplinary teams throughout Asia, including close liaisons with corporate clients, specialist consultants, and other international design professionals. She is a leader who exudes not only intellectual breadth, but also deep enthusiasm in her dedication to enhancing the vitality of urban communities through design.
GcS & Partners
With 30 years in the financial and real estate sector Giancarlo has an extensive transnational experience. He has worked in Generali as CEO of Generali Real Estate, asset management and real estate services company, and in Lazard & Co where he has covered different roles such as Partner, CEO of Lazard Italy, CEO of Lazard RE and Head of European Real Estate Industry.
He currently serves as Chairman of GcS and Partners, advisory firm, as CEO of Reale Compagnia Italiana, property company managing historical assets, Chairman of Prelios SGR, real estate asset management company, Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of Risanamento SpA, a property company specialized in development and trading activities listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, and board member of Cofinance SA, a real estate investment platform active in France and USA.
Giancarlo holds a Degree in Economics and Finance from Luigi Bocconi University of Milan.
President and CEO
Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jane Jenkins has served as the President and CEO of Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership since March of 2009. Jane came to DOKC after serving in a similar capacity in Boulder, Colorado for nine years.
With over 35 years of experience in downtown revitalization and management, Jane is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on urban issues. She is a former Chairman for the International Downtown Association Board of Directors and has served on numerous local and national boards throughout her career. An experienced speaker and trainer, she has worked as a panelist and team member for the American Institute of Architects, the International Downtown Association, the National Main Street Center and the Urban Land Institute. In 2014, Jane earned accreditation from the Congress for New Urbanism and she was recently named a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Place Management in Manchester, England.
As President of DOKC Partnership, she has primary responsibility for the oversight of the Downtown Oklahoma City Business Improvement District. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University North Texas in Denton, where she served as president of Pi Alpha Alpha, the MPA honor society.
A former high school educator, Jane was teacher of the year at Union High School in Tulsa in 1984.
Member of the Board
Manfred Guenterberg is a member of the Management Board of Wolfsburg AG and in charge for Finance, Accounting, Investments and Real Estate Developments. Wolfsburg AG is one of the most successful Public Private Partnership companies in Europe with their two shareholders Volkswagen and the City of Wolfsburg (50% each). Manfred has a long-time experience in leadership and has been a member of ULI for nearly 20 years.
Chief Executive Officer
MCP Foundation, INC.
Paul Morris’s 35-year career as landscape architect is a unique confluence of consultant, developer, investor and government official, setting new standards for civic investment and social enterprise. He never envisioned a path that would take him from land use planning, urban design and community development to guiding international efforts to create memorials in Oklahoma City, Wash DC, New York City, Kobe, Tel Aviv and Srebrenica. He frequently remarks that through these tragic events people and governments “are relearning how vital the public realm is to a whole and healthy civic society.”
Paul oversees the Midtown Connector Transportation Improvement Project, a $1billion civic infrastructure investment initiative envisioned to achieve integrated mobility; resilient environmental stewardship and advanced social equity in the heart of Atlanta. He previously served as President and CEO of Atlanta Beltline, Inc. – the most comprehensive revitalization effort in the history of Atlanta and among the largest redevelopment projects in the United States – forging non-traditional partnerships that catalyzed more than $15 billion in combined investment over 20 years. He moved to Atlanta on the heals of serving as Deputy Secretary of North Carolina’s Department of Transportation, where he directed the State’s multimodal transportation divisions, public-private partnerships and land use/transportation integration to move forward a 21st Century transportation system that unlocks economic opportunity, facilitates job creation and improves quality of life for all North Carolinians. At Cherokee Investment Partners, Paul directed sustainable investment policies, programs, and projects for investors of a multi-billion-dollar real estate portfolio across North America and Western Europe. Working at Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. (now WSP) from Portland, New York and Washington DC, he served as executive vice president, principal practice leader and global director of strategic consulting, influencing large scale infrastructure and development projects across twenty-five states and ten countries. Without exception, these experiences have all combined to forge a deep and abiding sensitivity to the social and cultural values that define place, always driving him to seek local insights to solutions that celebrate the unique vitality, beauty and individuality of every setting.
A graduate of the University of Oregon and Harvard University, he is a longtime active member of several professional organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects where he served as national president.
Peter Holland is one of Australia’s foremost property economists and a specialist in the retail and mixed-use sectors.
He is recognized for his meticulous research, perceptive insights and detailed understanding of global property markets. With more than 30 years’ experience, Peter’s expertise is extensive – including new development projects, urban regeneration, asset enhancement and market entry strategies.
A leader in his profession, Peter is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), past Australia Chair of ULI and a past Chair of the Property Council of Australia’s National Research Committee. He also holds a Master of City and Regional Planning (Real Estate) from Harvard University and an architecture degree from the University of Melbourne.
Since joining Urbis Australia in 2003, Peter has advised on major projects around the world, particularly in Asia and the Middle East. He has been at the forefront of Urbis Australia’s expanding global footprint and is proud to have led the launch of Cistri, Urbis Australia’s new advisory firm in Singapore.
SIEW LENG FUN
Chief Urban Designer
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Ms. Fun is a registered architect with 33 years of experience. She graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from the National University of Singapore in 1986 and obtained her Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University in 1993.
Ms. Fun is currently the Chief Urban Designer at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Her primary responsibility is to oversee the architectural and urban design aspects of URA’s work.
She started her career at the Housing & Development Board as an architect designing public housing. Following 13 years there, she was seconded to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) which is the national planning and conservation authority of Singapore, to head the Urban Design Section responsible for drawing up the urban design plans and policies for the city centre of Singapore. Prior to her current appointment, she was the Group Director (Urban Planning & Design), primarily overseeing the planning and urban design work of Central Area which includes districts like Marina Bay and Orchard Road, as well as place management of Singapore River and Marina Bay.
As the Chief Urban Designer, she oversees the urban design for Central Area of Singapore as well as new key growth areas outside the Central Area such as Jurong Lake District, Woodlands Regional Centre, Punggol North Coast and the Greater Southern Waterfront.
She chairs the Design Advisory Panels of the URA for key projects in Singapore to ensure high quality designs for these projects. She was on the selection committee and competition jury for the Sports Hub and the State Courts and the Founders’ Memorial project respectively. She was also a member of the Project Steering Committee for Maxwell Chamber Suites. She is also a member of the Land Transport Authority’s Architectural Design Review Panel for the Jurong Regional Line and North-East Line Extension and Cross Island Line stations.
She sits on the Board of Architects which is the body that regulates the practice of architecture in Singapore by registered individuals and corporations.
She has served on the Jury Panel for Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence in 2020 and 2021.
Senior Director, Private Real Estate
Tinka Kleine is Senior Director at PGGM, a Dutch pension fund service provider. She is responsible for the European private real estate investment portfolio and has a seat in the Investment Committee that governs the global private real estate portfolio of approx. 14 billion euro. Prior to joining PGGM in 2006, Tinka worked as an investment manager at a Dutch residential company, as a sell-side real estate analyst at a brokerage firm and as a real estate consultant in the Netherlands and Berlin.
Tinka studied Economics and Urban Planning at the University of Amsterdam and became Master of Financial Analysis at the Free University of Amsterdam.