ULI Welcomes World-Renowned Industry Leaders as Members of the Global Board of Directors and Governing Trustees


Leading the Future of Global Urban Development: The Urban Land Institute Welcomes World-Renowned Industry Leaders as Members of the Global Board of Directors and Governing Trustees

WASHINGTON (July 10, 2018) – (RealEstateRama) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization, added world-renowned industry leaders to its Global Board of Directors and Governing Trustees. ULI’s mission, advanced by more than 40,000 members, is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

Five real estate leaders have been added to the Global Board of Directors, serving terms that began July 1. ULI’s Global Board of Directors, which is the principal policy-making body of the Institute, provides strategic direction for the organization and has the responsibility for the oversight of all fiscal, management, and legal operations and activities. The Global Board recently approved ULI’s new Global Strategic Plan, a multi-year plan to strengthen member engagement and expand member impact in each region in which ULI has a presence — the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. The plan, approved May 1, seeks to deliver greater member value through technology investments to improve member connections and involvement with ULI; strengthen and broaden ULI’s member networks; and encourage more philanthropic giving to expand ULI’s reach.

The new Global Board members are: ULI Foundation Chairman Douglas D. Abbey, Chairman, Swift Real Estate Partners, San Francisco; ULI Board Secretary Marty Burger, Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties, New York City; and at-large members Thomas R. Arnold, Global Head and Head of Americas Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Gainesville, Florida; Wayne Ratkovich, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Ratkovich Company, Los Angeles; and Ralph Rosenberg, KKR, New York City.

They join existing Board members and ULI leaders Thomas W. Toomey, who is ULI’s Global Chairman and is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of UDR, Inc., in Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Immediate Past ULI Global Chairman Randall K. Rowe, Chairman, Green Courte Partners LLC, Chicago; ULI Europe Chairman Juergen Fenk, Chief Executive Officer, SIGNA Holding GmbH, Berlin; ULI Asia Pacific Chairman Nicholas Brooke, Chairman, Professional Property Services Limited, Hong Kong; Immediate Past ULI Americas Chairman Patricia R. “Trish” Healy, Principal, Hyde Street Holdings, LLC, Raleigh, North Carolina; ULI Board Treasurer John R. Chandler, Majesteka Investments Holding LLC, Winnetka, Illinois; and at-large members Peter Ballon, Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate, CPPIB, Toronto; Mary K. Ludgin, Director, Global Investment Research, Heitman, Chicago; Constance B. Moore, Corporate Director and Investor, San Francisco; Richard T. G. Price, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, CBRE Global Investors – US, Hong Kong; François X. Trausch, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Real Estate, Munich, Germany; and ULI Global Chief Executive Officer W. Edward Walter.  

In addition, 26 industry luminaries and leading ULI members have been added to the roster of ULI’s Governing Trustees, which provide leadership in member advancement of the Institute’s mission. The newly elected Governing Trustees, whose terms began July 1, reflect the global composition of ULI’s membership, with representatives from the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions.

The new Governing Trustees are: Douglas D. Abbey (ULI Foundation Chairman and a new Global Board Member); Benjamin Cha, Chief Executive, Grosvenor, Hong Kong; Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore; Jeffrey A. Dritley, Managing Partner, Kearny Real Estate Company, Los Angeles; Scott Dunn, Vice President, AECOM, Singapore; Ame Engelhart, Director, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP, Hong Kong; Antonio Fiol-Silva, Founding Principal, SITIO architecture + urbanism, Philadelphia; Marnix Galle, Executive Chairman of the Board, IMMOBEL SA/NV, Brussels, Belgium; Jeffrey R. GatesJr., Senior Vice President, Business Development, Berkshire Group, San Francisco; Jonathan Geanakos, President, Americas Capital Markets, JLL — Capital Markets, New York City; Mary M. Hager, Co-Founder, Thackeray Partners, Dallas; Sophie Henley-Price, Partner, Managing Director, STUDIOS Architecture, Paris; Yu Ning Hwang, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore; Brian A. Jackson, Executive Vice President, Social Impact Investing, JBG Smith Properties, Chevy Chase, Maryland; Richard A. Kessler, Chief Operating Officer, Benenson Capital Partners, New York City; Jane Lloyd, Third Shift Enterprises, Pty Ltd., Sydney; Susan MacDonald, Head of Retail, Mirvac Projects Pty Ltd., Sydney; Lauralee E. Martin, Irvine, California; Raymond Rufino, Co-President, The NetGroup Real Estate Management Corporation, Taguig, Philippines; Christian Schede, Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, Berlin; John So, Metropolitan Real Estate, Hong Kong; Hilary Spann, Managing Director, Head of Americas, Real Estate Investments, CPPIB America Inc., New York City; Gayle Starr, Managing Director, Capital Markets, Prologis, San Francisco; Bob van der Zande, Director, Residential Markets, City of Amsterdam Development Corporation, Amsterdam; D. Michael Van Konynenburg, President, Eastdil Secured, Santa Monica, California; and Guido Verhoef, Head of Real Estate, PGGM Investments, Zeist, Netherlands.

“Adding these outstanding land use leaders to our Global Board of Directors and our Governing Trustees is helping greatly to build ULI’s knowledge base and broaden its global reach,” said ULI Global Chairman Thomas W. Toomey.

“As we begin implementation of the Global Strategic Plan, the thoughtful direction of these individuals will be invaluable in guiding our work and increasing the positive impact our members are making in communities around the globe,” noted ULI Global Chief Executive Officer W. Edward Walter.

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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