WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Nearly 7,000 of the world’s foremost leaders in the real estate and land use industry will convene at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2015 Fall Meeting, set for October 5-8 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. ULI is a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities.
Each day of the meeting will emphasize a separate area of focus – Monday, October 5, will be dedicated to tours of the most innovative developments in San Francisco and Silicon Valley; Tuesday, October 6, will emphasize innovation, cutting-edge ideas and creativity, offering lessons learned from leaders in the real estate industry and beyond; on Wednesday, October 7, the focus will shift to industry trends during the ULI Stan Ross Real Estate Trends Day; and Thursday, October 8, has been designated as “real estate deal day,” with opportunities for attendees to explore and initiate development projects.
Real estate session topics include challenges and opportunities presented by technology advancements, demographic shifts, urbanization, changing economic drivers, transportation and other infrastructure needs, and adaptation to climate change. The meeting will highlight business strategies that reflect innovation by rising stars and experienced professionals in the rapidly evolving industry of the 21st century. And, reflecting the iconic location, the Fall Meeting will include programming specific to San Francisco and Silicon Valley as a perennial favorite for real estate investment and development.
As the largest of the institute’s events and the real estate industry’s premier gathering, the annual ULI Fall Meeting routinely draws internationally renowned land use and urban development experts, including commercial developers, finance executives, economic development specialists, architects, urban planners, property owners and managers, real estate consultants, public officials, academics and property advisers.
The ULI Fall Meeting returns to San Francisco after six years; it was last held there in 2009. The Fall Meeting Steering Committee, which is responsible for providing input on programming and highlighting San Francisco’s considerable assets, is being co-chaired by Michael Covarrubias, chairman and chief executive officer at TMG Partners in San Francisco; Hamid R. Moghadam, chairman and chief executive officer, Prologis, San Francisco; and George Marcus, chairman, Marcus & Millichap Company, Palo Alto, California.
“We are very pleased to bring ULI’s Fall Meeting back to San Francisco. Our city is a microcosm of all the tremendous forces of change – technological, demographic, economic, social, and environmental in scope – that are reshaping the built environment in the 21st century,” Covarrubias said.
“The Fall Meeting presents a unique opportunity for ULI members to share their expertise and insights to improve community building around the world. San Francisco – a global hub for intellectual capital — is the perfect backdrop for a gathering that offers such an excellent mix of knowledge sharing and networking,” Moghadam said.
Noted Marcus: “One of ULI’s great strengths is its ability to convene the best and brightest in the industry to exchange ideas and learn from each other’s experiences. Having the world’s foremost real estate experts convening in one of the world’s most exciting cities is a powerful combination that will make this a must-attend event.”
The 2015 ULI Fall Meeting Host Committee, which is charged with showcasing the city’s urban development successes to meeting attendees, is being co-chaired by ULI leaders Amy Neches, partner at TMG Partners and Michael Jameson, managing director, Prudential Mortgage Capital in San Francisco.
“We look forward to showcasing the creative and thoughtful development that makes San Francisco one of the most interesting and cherished cites in the world,” Neches said.
“Since ULI’s last Fall Meeting in San Francisco, the city has evolved to be even more appealing to different generations at different stages of their lives and careers. We are proud to show development that is energizing the city and making it such an exciting place to live and work,” Jameson said.
The 2015 Fall Meeting is made possible with generous support from Bank of America, CBRE, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, Marcus & Millichap, Prologis, Related California, Sares Regis Group, Sunset Development Company, Tishman Speyer, TMG Partners, and Wells Fargo.
About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) 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 34,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
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