Leading the Future of Global Urban Development: The Urban Land Institute Welcomes Twenty-Three Renowned Industry Leaders as Elected Governing Trustees


WASHINGTON (July 3, 2017) –- (RealEstateRama) — Twenty-three of the world’s foremost real estate industry leaders have been elected to serve as new Urban Land Institute (ULI) Governing Trustees for terms that begin July 1, 2017. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization whose work is driven by 40,000-plus members dedicated to leadership in the responsible use of land and to creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. The Governing Trustees, who frame ULI’s broad direction and agenda, provide leadership in member advancement of the Institute’s mission.


The newly elected Governing Trustees reflect the global composition of ULI’s membership, with representatives from each of the three regions in which ULI has a presence – The Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. They were nominated by the ULI Global Board of Directors and subsequently elected by the Institute’s full members. Each candidate’s ULI activity and participation, in addition to industry leadership, were among the criteria considered for the nominations. The addition of the 23 elected Governing Trustees brings the total number of elected ULI Governing Trustees to 139.

“The addition of these extraordinary land use leaders to our roster of Governing Trustees is strengthening ULI’s knowledge base and broadening its global reach,” said ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. “As ULI continues to expand, the expertise of our Governing Trustees is invaluable in guiding our work and expanding our impact.”

The following ULI leaders have been elected to a four-year term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2021: Gero Bergmann, Member of the Board, Berlin Hyp AG, Berlin, Germany; Lucy C. Billingsley, Partner, Billingsley Company, Dallas, Texas; Robert G. Byron, Chairman and Co-Founder, Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC, Chicago, Illinois; Daniel M. Cashdan, President, HFF Securities, Westlake Village, California; Nathalie Charles, Regional Head of Asset Management and Transactions, Head of Southern Europe, AXA IM Real Assets, Puteaux, France; Christopher Choa, Principal/Design Director, AECOM, London, United Kingdom; Clare De Briere, Founder, C+C Ventures, Los Angeles, California; David Faulkner, Managing Director, Valuation and Advisory Services Asia, Colliers International, Hong Kong; Marnix Galle, Executive Chairman of the Board, IMMOBEL SA, Brussels, Belgium; George Hongchoy, CEO, Link Asset Management Limited, Hong Kong; Brad M. Hutensky, CEO, Hutensky Capital Partners, Hartford, Connecticut; Henrie W. Kötter, Chief Investment Officer, ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Company KG, Hamburg, Germany; Keith M. Locker, CEO and President, Inlet Capital, LLC, New York, New York; William C. MacDonald, President and Chief Investment Officer, Mill Creek Residential Trust, Bethesda, Maryland; Steven Marsh, Managing Director, MIT Investment Management Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Sharmil Modi, Principal, The Baupost Group, Boston, Massachusetts; Blake G. Olafson, Managing Partner, Asia Capital Real Estate Pte Ltd., Singapore; Amy G. Price, President and Chief Investment Officer, Bentall Kennedy LP, San Francisco, California; Alan F. Riffkin, Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Company LLC, New York, New York; Dr. N.H. Seek, Chairman, Global Logistics Properties Limited, Singapore; K.K. So, Asia Pacific Real Estate Tax Leader, PwC, Hong Kong; Bob van der Zande, Director, Residential Markets, City of Amsterdam, City Development, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and K. Jay Weaver, Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Walton Street Capital LLC, Chicago, Illinois.

The following Governing Trustees were elected to serve an additional four-year term that extends from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021: Naoto Aiba, Representative Director and Executive Vice President, Mitsubishi Estate Company, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; John R. Chandler, Chairman of Global Real Estate, BlackRock, New York, New York; Sigrid Duhamel, President, CBRE Global Investors, Paris, France; Rosemary Feenan, Head of Global Research Programmes, JLL, London, United Kingdom; Hiroo Mori, Director and Executive Vice President, Mori Building Investment Management Company, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; and Jon H. Zehner, Global Co-Head of Client Capital Group, LaSalle Investment Management, London, United Kingdom.

About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 40,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. For more information, please visit uli.org  or follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram

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