Centers & Initiatives

The field of land use and real estate is vast, so to fulfill our mission, ULI focuses our resources on specific areas. Our centers and initiatives bring together ULI members, staff, and supporters to deliver insightful research, and to help apply what we learn together.

Browse the content of our centers and initiatives, and contact any of our team members to find out how you can participate as we engage the real estate community in tackling some of the challenges that face cities and metropolitan areas.

Building Healthy Places Initiative

The Building Healthy Places Initiative leverages the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.

Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate

The Center was founded in 2009 with the goal of furthering ULI’s efforts to inform, educate, explore issues, advance policies, create knowledge, and foster communication and networking as they relate to capital markets and real estate.

Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance

The ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance is dedicated to creating healthy, resilient, and high performance communities around the world. Through the work of its Greenprint and Urban Resilience programs, the Center provides leadership and support to land use professionals to invest in energy performance and portfolio resilience while reducing risks due to a changing climate.

ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance

The ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance is a catalyst for change, taking meaningful, immediate, and measurable actions to generate real estate solutions that improve the environment through energy efficiency while demonstrating the correlation with increased property values.

Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use

A program of the National League of Cities in partnership with ULI, the Rose Center seeks to foster creative, efficient, practical, and sustainable land use policies by providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks, and other resources.

Tenant Energy Optimization Program

The Tenant Energy Optimization process is a proven, replicable approach that integrates energy efficiency into tenant space design and construction and delivers excellent financial returns through energy conservation. The process emphasizes the importance of collaboration between tenants, building owners, and service providers.

Terwilliger Center for Housing

The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing conducts research, performs analysis, provides expert advice, and develops best practice recommendations that reflect the residential land use and development priorities of ULI members in all residential product types, with special attention to workforce and affordable housing.

Urban Resilience Program

ULI’s Urban Resilience program provides ULI members, the public, and communities across the United States with information on how to be more resilient in the face of climate change and other environmental vulnerabilities.