2022 Global Awards for Excellence Jury
Meet the 2022 ULI Global Awards for Excellence Jury!
Principal & Managing Director
Sophie is a Principal in the European Division of the international design practice, STUDIOS Architecture, based out of Paris. She leads the business development; communication and marketing efforts for the practice in Paris as well as co-manages the firmwide communication council. As managing director, she is also tasked with the general management of the office. She joined STUDIOS in 2007 and was promoted to Associate Principal in 2011. In 2013 she was named a Principal and in April 2015 she became managing director of the Paris office.
Sophie served as Juror for the ULI Global Awards from 2015 to 2017 and Juror for the ULI Europe Awards from 2019-2021. In 2022 she is acting as Chair for both the Europe and Global awards. She is a long-standing member of ULI France and initially set up the French Urban Regeneration Product alongside Sigrid Duhamel. She has also served as a ULI Europe/EMEA Global Governing Trustee.
Prior to joining STUDIOS, Sophie had an extensive career in publishing. She was the Associate Publisher of the Art Newspaper and, prior to that, was Commissioning Editor at a variety of high-profile publishers both in Paris and London. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a First Class honors degrees in French Literature and Art History from University College London (UCL).
Director of Development Planning and Design, and Chief Sustainability Officer
Shui On Land (SOL)
Albert is the Director of Development Planning and Design at Shui On Land (SOL) and Chief Sustainability Officer of the Group. From 1997 onwards, he led the masterplannng and design of SOL “Tiandi” communities, which has received multiple awards from ULI, MIPIM, AIA, CTBUH, World Bank and other organizations. From 1998 to 2001, he led the design effort for the Shanghai Xintiandi development, which became the first development in China to receive the ULI Award for Excellence. Subsequent SOL developments that received the ULI Global and/or Asia Pacific Award for Excellence include Foshan Lingnan Tiandi, Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), Rui Hong Xin Cheng, Hongqiao Tiandi, and Wuhan Tiandi. Mr. Chan leads the Sustainable Development Department of the Company and is responsible for the objectives and initiatives in sustainability of the Group. All large SOL communities received LEED neighborhood Gold level certifications as well as various building level certifications. Shanghai Xintiandi Community also received world’s first WELL Community certification in 2019.
Albert has been a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and chaired the ULI Mainland China Council from 2017-2019. He is a member of the Board of Directors of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Shanghai/Beijing Chapter, is a Chartered member of Royal Insititute of British Achiects (RIBA) and member of RIBA China100. He co-chairs the jury for the China Real Estate Design Competition since 2020, is a juror for the ULI Global as well as ULI Asia Pacific Award for Excellence, and has also served as juror for AIA, CTBUH award programs. Albert has been appointed as a member of International panel of Experts of Urban Revelopment Authority (URA), Singapore effective 2022-25. Albert has also served as Adviser of the Hong Kong Univeristy of Science and Technology Guangzhou Campus Development Board, and participated as expert member in the ULI Advisory Services Program. In 2014, he was a recipient of the Shanghai Green Building Council’s “Special Individual Contribution Award”.
Prior to joining Shui On, Mr. Chan worked at the New York City Department of Design and Construction and at Cooper, Robertson + Partners. Mr. Chan holds a B.Arch from the University of Minnesota, a M.Arch from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.S in Urban Design from Columbia University, and an MBA from New York University.
Marilynn helps to conceptualize and implement dynamic real estate projects that create vital places and build more equitable and resilient communities.
Immediately before joining HR&A in March 2022, Marilynn was Chief Real Estate Officer at Clark Atlanta University, the first to hold that newly-created role, where she led the optimization of the University’s real estate portfolio, strategizing the commercial development of its 50+ acres of underutilized off-campus assets. A key objective of the CAU development strategy was to generate accretive, long-term revenues to the University through thoughtful projects that are regenerative and that create opportunity for disinvested communities.
Marilynn’s career has placed her in leadership positions along a range of industry platforms, most recently addressing the dynamics of cities and their impact on the built environment. Among these have been Managing Director of the New York office of IMC Octave, a real estate development subsidiary of industrial conglomerate IMC Pan-Asia Alliance; Chief Executive Officer at landscape architecture firm, Martha Schwartz Partners; and Assistant Secretary of Administration at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, nominated by President Clinton, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Her earlier experiences were in global business, including FleetBoston Financial Corporation (now a part of Bank of America), American Express Corporation and General Motors Corporation.
Marilynn has served on several boards or in advisory roles related to the arts, architecture, and cities, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Skyscraper Museum (NYC), Open House New York, the NY/NJ Regional Planning Association’s Community Planning and Development Committee and the World Policy Institute’s Emerging Cities Project. She is a member of the University Development and Innovation Council of the Urban Land Institute. She was selected as a Fellow of the David Rockefeller Program of the New York City Partnership, and was later recruited to serve on its Advisory Committee. Her previous for-profit board experience was at Loop!, a telecommunications affiliate of Covad Communications, based in Barcelona, Spain.
Marilynn earned her B.A. from Smith College, Masters degrees in economics from both the University of Michigan and Washington University in St. Louis, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Global Chief Investment Officer
BNP Paribas REIM
Sigrid Duhamel joined BNP Paribas REIM in July 2017. In her capacity of CEO of BNP Paribas REIM France, she manages a team of 170 people, encompassing fund raising, product development, fund management, investment, divestments and asset management as well as all functional activities. Sigrid Duhamel is also member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas REIM.
Since 1st March 2020, and in addition to her current position as CEO for France, Sigrid is Global Chief Investment Officer. She is in charge of overseeing investments, divestments and asset management across all the markets and for all assets classes.
Prior to joining BNP Paribas REIM, Sigrid Duhamel was President of CBRE Global Investors France. She was formerly Corporate Real Estate Director of Groupe PSA, where she managed the global real estate portfolio.
Sigrid Duhamel has dual citizenship, French and Danish. She holds a Master in Sciences in Civil Engineering and graduated in 1990 from Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics (ESTP). She earned her MBA from INSEAD in 1995.
Sigrid is a long-standing and active member of ULI. She has been Chair of ULI France from 2014 to 2017 and served as Global Governing Trustee for 2 terms (2014-2021). She served as well on the ULI Europe Executive Committee and as Juror on the ULI Europe Excellence Award.
SIEW LENG FUN
Chief Urban Designer
Urban Redevelopment Authority
A registered architect with 35 years of experience, Ms. Fun 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. As the Chief Urban Designer at the URA, she oversees the architectural and urban design aspects of URA’s work. She chairs various Design Advisory Panels for strategic projects in Singapore to provide design guidance to ensure that the projects are contextually and climatically appropriate and contribute to creating public spaces that are accessible and inclusive. She has been involved in various design selection panels and more recently as a juror for the Founders’ Memorial International Design Competition, Singapore. Siew Leng Fun sits on the Board of Architects, a statutory authority established to regulate the practice of architecture in Singapore.
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.
Peter is one of Australia’s foremost property economists and a specialist in the retail and mixed-use sectors. Recognized for his meticulous research, perceptive insights and detailed understanding of global property markets, his expertise is extensive and includes new development projects, urban regeneration, asset enhancement and market entry strategies.
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.
Nonprofit Executive (Retired)
Paul Morris’s career is a unique confluence of consultant, developer, investor and government official, setting new standards for corporate investment and social enterprise. He never envisioned a path that would take him from land use planning, urban design and community development to guiding creation of international memorials. He frequently remarks that through these and other tragic events people and governments “are relearning how vital the public realm is to a whole and healthy civic society.” Paul most recently oversaw the Midtown Connector Project, a $1billion infrastructure investment initiative envisioned to integrate multi-modal mobility; resilient environmental stewardship and advanced social equity in the heart of Atlanta. This effort built on his accomplishments as President and CEO of the Atlanta Beltline – the most comprehensive revitalization effort in the history of Atlanta and among the largest most wide-ranging redevelopment projects in the United States – forging non-traditional partnerships that catalyzed more than $15 billion in combined investment. 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, Paul 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 rose to the position of national president.