University Development and Innovation Council (UDIC)

Mission

The University Development and Innovation Council (UDIC) focuses on emerging development models tied to academic research and capitalization initiatives and how these activities are shaping real estate and community development. Council members include private owners and developers of mixed‐use, innovation‐centered projects that encompass a broad range of land uses including research, office, retail, residential and transit‐oriented developments.

The Council will also include a sampling of private equity investors, brokers, lenders, architects and other consultants. This asset class is becoming a major aspect of institutional and commercial real estate, but requires the adoption of new ownership, funding and operational strategies – often resulting in public‐private partnerships.

This Council will delve into, among other topics, development, the relationships between developers/owners and universities; the convergent needs of academic and private‐sector partners, best practices for branding, marketing and leasing, local and macro market performance and many other topics of special interest to participants in this specific space.

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Interest Areas

  • University real estate development opportunities
  • Third-party-developed and/or long-term ground leases
  • Development on and off campus
  • Mixed-use developments in a university setting, including retail, parking, housing, office, research, recreational sports, and other uses
  • Research and innovation campuses and development opportunities
  • Public/private partnership models, finance, and capital structures

Members

Wellington Reiter, FAIA

Chair
Senior Advisor to the President
Arizona State University
Tempe
AZ
United States

Karen Backus

Vice Chair - Membership
Principal & Co-Founder
U3 Advisors
New York
NY
United States

Janne Corneil

Vice Chair - Membership
Principal
Corneil Collaborative
Carlisle
MA
United States

Mason H. Ailstock

Vice Chair
Vice President of Operations
The University Financing Foundation, Inc.
Atlanta
GA
United States

Herman E Bulls

Vice Chair
Vice Chairman
JLL-Corporate Solutions
Washington
DC
United States

Joshua Matthew Parker

Vice Chair
Principal
Cross Street Partners LLC
Durham
NC
United States

Kate Bicknell

Member
Oxford Properties Group
Brooklyn
NY
United States

John F.A.V. Cecil

Member
Biltmore Farms, LLC
Asheville
NC
United States

David E. Chadwick

Member
Senior Director, Real Estate Services
University of Colorado
Denver
CO
United States

Carlo Colella

Member
Vice President for Administration & Finance
University of Maryland College Park
College Park
MD
United States

Steve Condrin

Member
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Real Estate
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis
MO
United States

Kurt Culbertson

Member
CEO, Principal
Design Workshop
Aspen
CO
United States

Jaime Flaherty

Member
Managing Director/CFO
U3 Advisors
Philadelphia
PA
United States

Dana Getman

Member
Associate Principal
SHoP Architects
New York
NY
United States

Adam Gross

Member
Principal
Ayers Saint Gross
Baltimore
MD
United States

Gary Halbert

Member
City Manager
City of Chula Vista
Chula Vista
CA
United States

Gordon Harris

Member
President / CEO
SFU Community Trust
Vancouver
BC
Canada

Ralph Horgan

Member
Associate Vice President, Campus Design and Facility Development
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh
PA
United States

Daniel R. Kenney, AIA, AICP

Member
Principal
Page
San Francisco
CA
United States

Dr. Kevin Kirby

Member
Rice University
Houston
TX
United States

Todd Kohli

Member
Principal, Landscape Architect
SmithGroup
San Francisco
CA
United States

Drew M. Leff

Member
Principal
Stantec
Boston
MA
United States

Randy Levin

Member
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
University Realty
Tempe
AZ
United States

David McIntyre

Member
Institutional Practice Leader
VHB
Watertown
MA
United States

Gordon Merklein

Member
Associate Vice Chancellor Real Estate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill
NC
United States

Patrick V. Miksa

Member
VP - Academic Assets
Knightstone Capital Management
Toronto
ON
Canada

Donald E. Moore

Member
Vice President - Real Estate and Facilities
Drexel University
Glassboro
NJ
United States

Anthony Perno

Member
Camden
NJ
United States

Puja Suneja Peruto

Member
President
perutoRE
Philadelphia
PA
United States

Robert Reidy

Member
Vice President - LBRE
Stanford University
Palo Alto
CA
United States

Halé Richardson

Member
Director of Marketing & Communications
HomeFed Corporation
Carlsbad
CA
United States

James Robertson

Member
President and CEO
West Campus Development Trust
Calgary
AB
Canada

Paul Rookwood

Member
Toronto
ON
Canada

Cyndi Rottenberg-Walker

Member
Urban Strategies Inc.
Toronto
ON
Canada

Benjamin Shepherd

Member
Director
Atelier Ten
Brooklyn
NY
United States

Finlay Sinclair

Member
President and CEO
The Reach Kamloops
Kamloops
BC
Canada

Joshua Smith

Member
Senior Vice President
Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions
Dallas
TX
United States

George E. Stanziale, Jr.

Member
President and Director of Design
STEWART
Raleigh
NC
United States

Adam D. Thies

Member
Assistant Vice President for Capital Planning
Indiana University
Bloomington
IN
United States

Todd Timberlake

Member
Finance Director
University of Washington, Real Estate
Seattle
WA
United States

Kenneth Ulman

Member
President
Terrapin Development Company
Columbia
MD
United States

Barbara Weiske

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Auraria Higher Education Center
Denver
CO
United States