2022 ULI Fall Meeting

When

2022-10-24 - 2022-10-27

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    Where

    Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center 650 S Griffin St Dallas, TX 75202-5005 UNITED STATES

    Agenda

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    2022-10-24T10:30:00 - 2022-10-24T16:00:00
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    Discover Harwood District: A Master-Planned Development from Coffee to Cocktails
    2022-10-24T11:00:00 - 2022-10-24T17:00:00
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    Becoming a Small Scale Entrepreneur
    2022-10-24T07:00:00 - 2022-10-24T17:00:00
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    Fall Meeting Concierge Desk
    2022-10-24T07:00:00 - 2022-10-24T18:00:00
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    Coat/Luggage Check
    2022-10-24T08:30:00 - 2022-10-24T16:30:00
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    Micro Certificate in Real Estate Finance & Investment
    2022-10-24T08:30:00 - 2022-10-24T16:30:00
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    Introduction to Commercial Leasing
    2022-10-24T08:30:00 - 2022-10-24T16:30:00
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    UrbanPlan Workshop
    2022-10-24T07:00:00 - 2022-10-24T18:00:00
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    Hotel Shuttle and Bus Transportation Departure Area
    2022-10-24T07:00:00 - 2022-10-24T17:00:00
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    Registration
    2022-10-24T08:00:00 - 2022-10-24T13:00:00
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    Discover Clearfork: 1848 to 2022
    2022-10-24T08:00:00 - 2022-10-24T17:00:00
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    Adapt or Die: Repositioning Underused Real Estate in Dallas's Urban Core
    2022-10-24T08:00:00 - 2022-10-24T16:00:00
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    Mixed-Use Evolution: Las Colinas and Cypress Waters
    2022-10-24T08:00:00 - 2022-10-24T17:00:00
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    New Suburban Workplace: Plano, Frisco, and the $5 Billion Mile
    2022-10-24T08:00:00 - 2022-10-24T15:45:00
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    Full Members Only: Arlington Entertainment District: A World-Class Sports and Hospitality Experience
    2022-10-24T08:00:00 - 2022-10-24T19:00:00
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    Corporate Partners Lounge
    2022-10-24T08:15:00 - 2022-10-24T16:30:00
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    Dallas and its Emerging TOD: Transforming the Region through Walkable Urbanism 
    2022-10-24T08:15:00 - 2022-10-24T16:00:00
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    Sustainability to Lifestyle: How to Deliver the Next-Generation Master-Planned Community
    2022-10-24T08:15:00 - 2022-10-24T14:40:00
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    Dynamic Park Development Initiatives Transform Downtown Dallas from a Ghost Town into a Growing, Vibrant Urban Center
    2022-10-24T08:15:00 - 2022-10-24T15:15:00
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    Commercial Corridors Revitalization: East Lancaster and East Rosedale Emerge from Decline with New Opportunities
    2022-10-24T08:30:00 - 2022-10-24T15:00:00
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    1883 Fort Worth is New Again
    2022-10-24T08:30:00 - 2022-10-24T15:30:00
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    Redefining Amenities that Define Today’s Master-Planned Community
    2022-10-24T08:30:00 - 2022-10-24T11:30:00
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    The Curated Tour hosted by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
    2022-10-24T08:30:00 - 2022-10-24T16:30:00
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    Randall Lewis/ULI Building Healthy Places Forum
    2022-10-24T08:45:00 - 2022-10-24T17:00:00
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    Urbanizing Suburbia
    2022-10-24T08:45:00 - 2022-10-24T17:00:00
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    Oak Cliff Rising: The Case for Catalytic, Equitable Development
    2022-10-24T09:00:00 - 2022-10-24T13:30:00
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    The Iconic Fort Worth Stockyards: Historic Preservation and Present Innovations
    2022-10-24T09:00:00 - 2022-10-24T16:00:00
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    New Housing Paradigms Forum Rapid Shelter Demonstration
    2022-10-24T09:15:00 - 2022-10-24T14:45:00
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    Full Members Only: Tour Old Parkland & Pegasus Park: Premier Campus Redevelopments
    2022-10-24T09:30:00 - 2022-10-24T16:00:00
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    What’s Next for Corporate Campuses and Mobility Innovation
    2022-10-24T09:30:00 - 2022-10-24T17:00:00
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    Location, Location, Location: Transforming Aging Community Infrastructure to Create Thriving Village Centers
    2022-10-24T09:30:00 - 2022-10-24T16:45:00
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    Underserved Communities Reenergized by Creative Partnerships
    2022-10-24T10:00:00 - 2022-10-24T16:00:00
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    Experience and Learn about Grandscape's Expanding Mixed-Use Destination in The Colony
    2022-10-24T10:00:00 - 2022-10-24T16:30:00
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    Rails to Trails: Bikes and Brews
    2022-10-24T10:00:00 - 2022-10-24T17:00:00
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    Dallas Arts District—The Largest in the Nation
    2022-10-24T10:00:00 - 2022-10-24T16:00:00
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    Deep Ellum's Dynamic Growth: Balancing Culture, History, and Opportunity with High-Density Mixed-Use Growth in the Entertainment Capital of North Texas
    2022-10-24T10:00:00 - 2022-10-24T16:00:00
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    Developing an Infrastructure Investment Model: Funding, Financing, and Maintaining Infrastructure
    2022-10-24T10:30:00 - 2022-10-24T16:30:00
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    Trinity River Vision/Panther Island Bike Tour
    2022-10-24T11:30:00 - 2022-10-24T13:30:00
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    Electric Kitchen Cooking Demonstration
    2022-10-24T12:00:00 - 2022-10-24T13:00:00
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    DEI Cohort Lunch
    2022-10-24T12:00:00 - 2022-10-24T16:30:00
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    The Fastest-Growing U.S. Industrial Market: Dallas County Inland Port
    2022-10-24T13:00:00 - 2022-10-24T16:30:00
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    Design District
    2022-10-24T13:00:00 - 2022-10-24T17:00:00
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    Everything's Bigger and Better (and a Luxury High-Rise) in Dallas
    2022-10-24T13:00:00 - 2022-10-24T16:30:00
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    University Connections Student Track
    2022-10-24T13:00:00 - 2022-10-24T16:45:00
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    ULI Infrastructure Forum
    2022-10-24T14:00:00 - 2022-10-24T16:00:00
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    ULI Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
    2022-10-24T14:00:00 - 2022-10-24T16:00:00
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    ULI Foundation Campaign Committee Meeting
    2022-10-24T16:00:00 - 2022-10-24T17:00:00
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    District Council Staff Connections: Welcome to Fall Meeting
    2022-10-24T16:00:00 - 2022-10-24T17:00:00
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    Sponsorship Reception Hosted by ULI Americas Sponsorship Team
    2022-10-24T17:00:00 - 2022-10-24T18:30:00
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    Welcome Reception
    2022-10-24T18:30:00 - 2022-10-24T21:00:00
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    ULI Foundation Campaign Kick-Off Dinner
    2022-10-24T19:00:00 - 2022-10-24T21:30:00
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    Net Zero Imperative Cohort Meet Up
    2022-10-25T14:00:00 - 2022-10-25T14:30:00
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    Future proofing: How climate tech can reduce risk to assets
    2022-10-25T18:00:00 - 2022-10-25T19:30:00
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    WLI Presents: An Evening of Curated Conversations
    2022-10-25T07:00:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    Fall Meeting Concierge Desk
    2022-10-25T08:00:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    Activities in Lobby F
    2022-10-25T08:30:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    Complimentary Headshots and Personal Interactive Demonstrations
    2022-10-25T01:00:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
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    ULI Data Forum
    2022-10-25T07:00:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    Multifaith Space and Prayer Room
    2022-10-25T07:00:00 - 2022-10-25T18:00:00
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    Registration
    2022-10-25T07:30:00 - 2022-10-25T10:00:00
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    ULI Global Board of Directors Meeting
    2022-10-25T07:30:00 - 2022-10-25T10:00:00
    America/Chicago
    Terwilliger Center Board Meeting
    2022-10-25T08:00:00 - 2022-10-25T10:00:00
    America/Chicago
    Americas YLG Steering Committee Meeting
    2022-10-25T08:00:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    Bookstore
    2022-10-25T08:00:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    Program Showcase
    2022-10-25T08:00:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
    America/Chicago
    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Showcase
    2022-10-25T08:00:00 - 2022-10-25T10:30:00
    America/Chicago
    UrbanPlan DEI Summit: Tools & Practices to Incorporate DEI into UrbanPlan
    2022-10-25T08:00:00 - 2022-10-25T12:00:00
    America/Chicago
    ULI Coastal Forum
    2022-10-25T08:00:00 - 2022-10-25T09:30:00
    America/Chicago
    Greenprint Members Only Breakfast
    2022-10-25T08:00:00 - 2022-10-25T09:30:00
    America/Chicago
    District Council Member Leaders Meeting: Chairs, CMAs, Senior Staff
    2022-10-25T08:00:00 - 2022-10-25T09:30:00
    America/Chicago
    District Council Member Leaders Meeting: Chairs, CMAs, Senior Staff
    2022-10-25T08:00:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
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    DEI Welcome and Hospitality Lounge
    2022-10-25T08:00:00 - 2022-10-25T11:00:00
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    Barista Service Coffee Bar
    2022-10-25T08:30:00 - 2022-10-25T10:30:00
    America/Chicago
    ULI Product Council Chairs Meeting
    2022-10-25T09:00:00 - 2022-10-25T10:00:00
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    ESG Innovators in Real Estate – Part 1
    2022-10-25T10:00:00 - 2022-10-25T10:30:00
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    Leveraging ULI's Home Attainability Index and Interactive Data Tool
    2022-10-25T10:00:00 - 2022-10-25T10:30:00
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    Maple Terrace (Dallas)
    2022-10-25T10:00:00 - 2022-10-25T11:00:00
    America/Chicago
    WLI Chairs Meeting
    2022-10-25T10:00:00 - 2022-10-25T11:00:00
    America/Chicago
    WLI Chairs Meeting
    2022-10-25T10:00:00 - 2022-10-25T11:30:00
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    ULI Curtis Infrastructure Initiative Board Meeting
    2022-10-25T10:30:00 - 2022-10-25T11:30:00
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    Opening General Session: Kathleen McCarthy, Senior Managing Director and Global Co-Head, Blackstone Real Estate
    2022-10-25T11:30:00 - 2022-10-25T13:00:00
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    Finance Equitable Places Research Luncheon
    2022-10-25T11:30:00 - 2022-10-25T13:00:00
    America/Chicago
    ULI Product Council Vice Chairs of DEI Meeting
    2022-10-25T11:30:00 - 2022-10-25T13:00:00
    America/Chicago
    Americas NEXT Steering Committee Meeting
    2022-10-25T11:30:00 - 2022-10-25T12:45:00
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    Full Member Networking Lunch with Speaker Diana Kander
    2022-10-25T11:30:00 - 2022-10-25T12:45:00
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    Full Member Networking Lunch with Speaker Diana Kander
    2022-10-25T11:30:00 - 2022-10-25T13:00:00
    America/Chicago
    WLI Prologis Scholars Anniversary Lunch
    2022-10-25T11:30:00 - 2022-10-25T13:00:00
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    WLI Prologis Scholars Anniversary Lunch
    2022-10-25T11:30:00 - 2022-10-25T12:30:00
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    Networking Lunch
    2022-10-25T11:30:00 - 2022-10-25T13:00:00
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    Healthy Materials Research Roundtable
    2022-10-25T11:30:00 - 2022-10-25T12:30:00
    America/Chicago
    ESG Innovators in Real Estate – Part 2
    2022-10-25T12:00:00 - 2022-10-25T14:00:00
    America/Chicago
    ULI Americas Executive Committee Meeting
    2022-10-25T12:30:00 - 2022-10-25T13:00:00
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    How to Choose, Use, and Better Understand Climate Risk Analytics
    2022-10-25T12:30:00 - 2022-10-25T13:00:00
    America/Chicago
    Is a Steal for Real?
    2022-10-25T13:00:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
    America/Chicago
    ULI Marketing and Communications Forum
    2022-10-25T13:00:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
    America/Chicago
    ULI New Housing Paradigms Forum
    2022-10-25T13:00:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
    America/Chicago
    ULI Public/Private Partnerships in Action Forum
    2022-10-25T13:00:00 - 2022-10-25T14:30:00
    America/Chicago
    YLG Connect
    2022-10-25T13:00:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
    America/Chicago
    ULI Equitable Development Forum
    2022-10-25T13:00:00 - 2022-10-25T15:00:00
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    Advisory Services Project Analysis Session #1
    2022-10-25T13:00:00 - 2022-10-25T14:00:00
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    Attainable Housing for All: ULI's Housing Mission Priority Delivers Solutions for Cities and District Councils
    2022-10-25T13:00:00 - 2022-10-25T14:00:00
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    Designing the Future of Health Care: What If Patients Built a Hospital for Their Community?
    2022-10-25T13:00:00 - 2022-10-25T14:00:00
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    For What It’s Worth: Addressing Valuation Challenges in Communities of Color
    2022-10-25T13:00:00 - 2022-10-25T14:00:00
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    Green = Gold; Parks, Trails, and Open Space as a Catalyst for Generating Economic Value
    2022-10-25T13:00:00 - 2022-10-25T14:00:00
    America/Chicago
    Industry Insights and Trends Sessions: The Senior Housing Council
    2022-10-25T13:00:00 - 2022-10-25T14:00:00
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    Innovation Districts in Midsized Cities
    2022-10-25T13:30:00 - 2022-10-25T15:00:00
    America/Chicago
    WLI Executive Committee Meeting
    2022-10-25T14:00:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
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    Advisory Services Project Analysis Session #2
    2022-10-25T14:00:00 - 2022-10-25T18:00:00
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    Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
    2022-10-25T14:00:00 - 2022-10-25T14:30:00
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    Waterfall Structures in Pro Formas
    2022-10-25T14:00:00 - 2022-10-25T14:30:00
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    The World's Tallest Timber Tower: The Business Case for Ascent, Milwaukee
    2022-10-25T14:30:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
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    ULI Global Governing Trustees Meeting
    2022-10-25T14:30:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
    America/Chicago
    ULI Global Governing Trustees Meeting
    2022-10-25T14:30:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
    America/Chicago
    ULI Global Governing Trustees Meeting
    2022-10-25T14:30:00 - 2022-10-25T15:30:00
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    Real Estate and Investment Resilience Journey
    2022-10-25T14:30:00 - 2022-10-25T15:30:00
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    Asia Pacific Markets: Still a Magnet for Foreign Capital?
    2022-10-25T14:30:00 - 2022-10-25T15:30:00
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    Equitable Transit-Oriented Communities: Shaping Ecosystems of Equity, Health, and Affordability
    2022-10-25T14:30:00 - 2022-10-25T15:30:00
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    In Conversation with Jeanne Gang, 2022 ULI Prize Laureate
    2022-10-25T14:30:00 - 2022-10-25T15:30:00
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    Industry Insights and Trends Sessions: The Technology Council(s)
    2022-10-25T14:30:00 - 2022-10-25T15:30:00
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    Workplace Evolution: What Does the Office Look Like as Employees Physically Return?
    2022-10-25T15:00:00 - 2022-10-25T16:30:00
    America/Chicago
    NEXT Connect
    2022-10-25T15:00:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    Advisory Services Project Analysis Session #3
    2022-10-25T15:30:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
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    Arlington ISD Center for Visual and Performing Arts
    2022-10-25T15:30:00 - 2022-10-25T16:00:00
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    Prioritizing Effective Infrastructure-Led Development
    2022-10-25T16:00:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    How the SEC's Green Disclosure Requirement Could Fast-Track the Decarbonizing of Cities
    2022-10-25T16:00:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    The Evolving Legacy of CRE Leadership: From Industry Titans to Tomorrow’s Leaders
    2022-10-25T16:00:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    The Impact of Creative Placemaking Advisory Services Panel Recommendations on Cities and Places
    2022-10-25T16:00:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    There's a Traffic Jam in the Shipping Lane: Supply Chain and Logistics Issues and the Path Forward
    2022-10-25T16:00:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    Trends and Outlooks: How Airports Are Stimulating Economic Recovery and Urban Development
    2022-10-25T16:00:00 - 2022-10-25T17:00:00
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    WLI Presents: A View from the Top
    2022-10-25T16:15:00 - 2022-10-25T17:15:00
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    ULI Past Chairs Advisory Group Meeting
    2022-10-25T17:00:00 - 2022-10-25T19:00:00
    America/Chicago
    ULI Awards Celebration
    2022-10-25T17:00:00 - 2022-10-25T18:30:00
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    The Fall Meeting Reception hosted by the DEI Committee
    2022-10-25T17:00:00 - 2022-10-25T18:30:00
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    The Fall Meeting Reception hosted by the DEI Committee
    2022-10-25T17:00:00 - 2022-10-25T19:00:00
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    ULI Fall Meeting NEXT Reception, Sponsored by HKS Inc.
    2022-10-25T18:00:00 - 2022-10-25T21:00:00
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    All Staff Dinner
    2022-10-25T18:00:00 - 2022-09-29T11:59:14
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    Product Council Dinners
    2022-10-26T07:00:00 - 2022-10-26T17:00:00
    America/Chicago
    Fall Meeting Concierge Desk
    2022-10-26T07:30:00 - 2022-10-26T18:00:00
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    Activities in Lobby F
    2022-10-26T08:30:00 - 2022-10-26T17:00:00
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    Complimentary Headshots and Personal Interactive Demonstrations
    2022-10-26T07:00:00 - 2022-10-26T18:00:00
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    Registration
    2022-10-26T07:00:00 - 2022-10-26T08:00:00
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    Wake and Meditate Yoga, hosted by the Young Leaders Group
    2022-10-26T07:30:00 - 2022-10-26T09:00:00
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    New Member Breakfast
    2022-10-26T07:30:00 - 2022-09-29T11:59:14
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    Product Council Day
    2022-10-26T08:00:00 - 2022-10-26T11:00:00
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    Barista Service Coffee Bar
    2022-10-26T09:30:00 - 2022-10-26T10:00:00
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    The Vitality Index: Taking the Pulse of the Return to City Centers
    2022-10-26T09:30:00 - 2022-10-26T10:00:00
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    Water Wise: Strategies for Drought-Resilient Development
    2022-10-26T10:00:00 - 2022-10-26T10:30:00
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    Community-BLOC – A Community-Based Ecosystem that Supports Business and Life Continuity
    2022-10-26T10:00:00 - 2022-10-26T10:30:00
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    ULI Hines Competition/University Connections Mentoring Info Session
    2022-10-26T10:00:00 - 2022-10-26T11:30:00
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    District Council Staff Meeting
    2022-10-26T10:00:00 - 2022-10-26T11:30:00
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    District Council Staff Meeting
    2022-10-26T10:00:00 - 2022-10-26T12:00:00
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    Cafecito
    2022-10-26T10:30:00 - 2022-10-26T11:30:00
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    Meet Advisory Services Program team members and learn how to get involved helping solve today's complex land use challenges
    2022-10-26T10:30:00 - 2022-10-26T11:30:00
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    ESG by Design: A Conversation about Investing in ESG and Performance-Driven Design
    2022-10-26T10:30:00 - 2022-10-26T11:30:00
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    Multigenerational Living: Enhancing Housing and Neighborhoods to Meet Evolving Human Needs
    2022-10-26T10:30:00 - 2022-10-26T11:30:00
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    The Retail Renaissance
    2022-10-26T10:30:00 - 2022-10-26T11:30:00
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    Toward Equality in Real Estate Development Capital Access
    2022-10-26T10:30:00 - 2022-10-26T11:30:00
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    ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast in Real Time: Experts Share Their Expectations for '22, '23, and '24
    2022-10-26T10:30:00 - 2022-10-26T11:30:00
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    Why Invest in Real Estate in Mexico? Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges
    2022-10-26T11:30:00 - 2022-10-26T12:30:00
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    Networking Lunch
    2022-10-26T12:30:00 - 2022-10-26T13:00:00
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    Make the Most of Your Membership
    2022-10-26T12:30:00 - 2022-10-26T13:00:00
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    ULI Americas Awards for Excellence
    2022-10-26T13:00:00 - 2022-10-26T14:00:00
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    Financing Decarbonization: The Great Real Estate Investment Opportunity of the Decade?
    2022-10-26T13:00:00 - 2022-10-26T14:00:00
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    Investing for Impact through Crowdfunding
    2022-10-26T13:00:00 - 2022-10-26T14:00:00
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    Making Affordable Housing Work for All: Views from Stakeholders
    2022-10-26T13:00:00 - 2022-10-26T14:00:00
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    Public Art as Workhorse: Using Percent-for-Art for Branding, DEI, and Attracting Tenants
    2022-10-26T13:00:00 - 2022-10-26T14:00:00
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    Harness the EV Revolution to Increase Revenue at Your Development
    2022-10-26T14:00:00 - 2022-10-26T16:00:00
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    Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
    2022-10-26T14:00:00 - 2022-10-26T14:30:00
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    Discover RCLCO's New Housing Momentum Index
    2022-10-26T14:30:00 - 2022-10-26T15:30:00
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    The Importance of Entertainment and Recreation Spaces in Placemaking: A Developer's View
    2022-10-26T14:30:00 - 2022-10-26T15:30:00
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    Champions of Change: Leading the Future of Real Estate Development
    2022-10-26T14:30:00 - 2022-10-26T15:30:00
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    Fireside Chat on JPMorgan Chase's New Headquarters: Creating the Future of Work
    2022-10-26T14:30:00 - 2022-10-26T15:30:00
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    The Texas Miracle: How'd We Get Here and What's Next for DFW?
    2022-10-26T15:30:00 - 2022-10-26T16:00:00
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    An Action Agenda for Equitable Change in Houston
    2022-10-26T15:30:00 - 2022-10-26T16:00:00
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    ASP Lightning Round: Get a Glimpse of ULI Advisory Services
    2022-10-26T16:00:00 - 2022-10-26T17:00:00
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    General Session: Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group
    2022-10-26T16:00:00 - 2022-10-26T19:00:00
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    Exclusive YLG Tour - "Dallas Design District: Building a Premier Community Destination"
    2022-10-26T17:00:00 - 2022-10-26T18:00:00
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    Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
    2022-10-26T17:00:00 - 2022-10-26T18:30:00
    America/Chicago
    UrbanPlan Happy Hour
    2022-10-26T17:30:00 - 2022-10-26T19:00:00
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    Women's Leadership Initiative 10th Anniversary Reception (WLI)
    2022-10-26T17:30:00 - 2022-10-26T18:30:00
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    LGBTQ+ Happy Hour
    2022-10-26T18:30:00 - 2022-10-26T19:30:00
    America/Chicago
    ULI Foundation Governors Reception
    2022-10-26T19:00:00 - 2022-10-26T22:00:00
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    ULI Fall Meeting Reception, hosted by the Young Leaders Group
    2022-10-26T19:30:00 - 2022-10-26T21:30:00
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    ULI Leadership Dinner
    2022-10-26T21:00:00 - 2022-10-26T22:30:00
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    Advisory Services PASHA Party
    2022-10-27T07:00:00 - 2022-10-27T16:30:00
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    Fall Meeting Concierge Desk
    2022-10-27T08:00:00 - 2022-10-27T16:30:00
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    Activities in Lobby F
    2022-10-27T08:30:00 - 2022-10-27T17:00:00
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    Complimentary Headshots and Personal Interactive Demonstrations
    2022-10-27T07:00:00 - 2022-10-27T14:30:00
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    Registration
    2022-10-27T07:30:00 - 2022-10-27T09:00:00
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    ULI Key Leaders Breakfast
    2022-10-27T08:00:00 - 2022-10-27T11:00:00
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    Barista Service Coffee Bar
    2022-10-27T09:00:00 - 2022-10-27T10:00:00
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    General Session: Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2023
    2022-10-27T10:00:00 - 2022-10-27T12:00:00
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    Advisory Services Project Analysis Session #4 - Legacy Cities: From Rust to Revitalization
    2022-10-27T10:00:00 - 2022-10-27T10:30:00
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    Nature-Positive and Net Zero: The Intersection of Real Estate, Climate Mitigation, and Biodiversity
    2022-10-27T10:00:00 - 2022-10-27T10:30:00
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    The Rationalization of Markets
    2022-10-27T10:15:00 - 2022-10-27T11:15:00
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    ULI Institutional Capital Providers Forum
    2022-10-27T10:30:00 - 2022-10-27T11:30:00
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    Demystifying Climate Preparedness: How to Prepare Our Buildings and Cities to Weather Climate Change
    2022-10-27T10:30:00 - 2022-10-27T11:30:00
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    Industry Insights and Trends Sessions: The Entertainment Development Council
    2022-10-27T10:30:00 - 2022-10-27T11:30:00
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    Multifamily—from Commodity to Community
    2022-10-27T10:30:00 - 2022-10-27T11:30:00
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    The Business of Green: Activation at Any Scale
    2022-10-27T10:30:00 - 2022-10-27T11:30:00
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    Why Loyalty Matters: Rethinking How We Engage with Homebuyers
    2022-10-27T11:30:00 - 2022-10-27T13:00:00
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    ULI Art In Place (AIP) Cohort Kickoff
    2022-10-27T11:30:00 - 2022-10-27T12:30:00
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    Networking Lunch
    2022-10-27T11:30:00 - 2022-10-27T13:00:00
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    WLI Prologis Scholars Cohort Lunch
    2022-10-27T12:30:00 - 2022-10-27T13:00:00
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    Supporting Diversity In Real Estate Focused Emerging Managers
    2022-10-27T12:30:00 - 2022-10-27T13:00:00
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    Filipino American History Month: A Peek into Cultural Districts
    2022-10-27T13:00:00 - 2022-10-27T14:00:00
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    America's Top Suburbs: The 30-Year Evolution from Bedroom Community to Megalopolis
    2022-10-27T13:00:00 - 2022-10-27T14:00:00
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    Densifying Retail Centers: Bridging the Divide between Residential and Retail
    2022-10-27T13:00:00 - 2022-10-27T14:00:00
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    Future of the Office: Has the Office Market Been Forever Changed by the Pandemic?
    2022-10-27T13:00:00 - 2022-10-27T14:00:00
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    Inclusive and Equitable Design and Development: Fostering Just and Prosperous Communities
    2022-10-27T13:00:00 - 2022-10-27T14:00:00
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    Industry Insights and Trends Sessions: The Responsible Property Investment Council
    2022-10-27T13:30:00 - 2022-10-27T15:00:00
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    Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
    2022-10-27T14:00:00 - 2022-10-27T14:30:00
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    INTRO Cleveland: Mixed-Use Mass Timber Exceeds All Expectations
    2022-10-27T14:00:00 - 2022-10-27T14:30:00
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    Common Errors Students Make in Pro Formas
    2022-10-27T14:30:00 - 2022-10-27T15:30:00
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    Closing General Session: Jade Simmons, CEO, Jade Media Global
    2022-10-27T15:30:00 - 2022-10-27T16:30:00
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    Speakers

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    Diana Kander

    A New York Times best-selling author and innovation consultant, Diana Kander has spent her career challenging assumptions and asking big questions - what kind of culture needs to exist in an organization to ensure innovative ideas and practices? How has Snoop Dogg continued to innovate decade after decade to stay relevant to the next generation? What causes name brands to lose relevance with their customers and go out of business? A serial entrepreneur who entered the United States as a refugee at the age of 8, she has launched and sold millions of dollars’ worth of products and services. Her first book, All In Startup, has been used by over 100 universities in their innovation courses and countless large organizations to help their employees think more like entrepreneurs. Her second book, The Curiosity Muscle walks readers through a methodology to keep curiosity alive and thriving inside of an organization, ultimately, future-proofing the business.

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    Brian Swett

    Arup

    Brian Swett is Arup's Americas East Leader and a Principal in the Boston office. The East region includes the firm's offices in New York, New Jersey, Boston, Washington DC, and Chicago. He is an internationally recognized leader in climate change and sustainability, with more than 20 years of experience working with municipal governments, private sector real estate developers, federal governments, and nonprofits. Joining Arup in 2015, Brian combines his advanced business, policy, and science background to lead effective policy and program development and management addressing the built and natural environments. His expertise includes sustainability strategy, energy and climate policy, green buildings, and performance management. Brian has been integral to numerous projects including the Carbon Free Boston, the Massachusetts Decarbonization Roadmap, and the Lower Mystic Regional Critical Infrastructure Climate Risk Assessment. Involved in ULI for almost two decades, Brian serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate and is a member of the Sustainable Development Council.

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    Ben Hochron

    AXA IM Alts

    Ben Hochron is a Vice President at AXA Investment Managers. He has been with the company since November 2019 and handles asset management of office and multifamily assets across investment strategies ranging from core to opportunistic throughout the US. Ben also leads ESG efforts for the US real estate business. He is responsible for aligning the US with AXA's global ESG goals and sustainability commitments. Ben's career has spanned two coasts and various sides of the CRE business. Prior to AXA, he underwrote acquisitions and managed west coast assets for PGIM. He also worked in valuations at Altus Group and brokerage at Cushman & Wakefield in New Jersey.

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    Rebecca Becker

    Assistant Vice President, Environmental and Climate Adaptation, Equity Residential

    Rebecca Becker is the Assistant Vice President of Environmental and Climate Adaptation at Equity Residential, an S&P 500 company and real estate investment trust that owns or has investments in approximately 300 multifamily properties in urban and high-density suburban U.S. markets. Rebecca leads Equity Residential's environmental and energy management programs, in addition to its climate change risk and adaptation program. She is experienced with advising on complex environmental matters to facilitate real estate transactions and management of multi-state and multimedia environmental risk programs. Rebecca is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) Sustainability Committee and The Seattle Office of Environmental and Sustainability Technical Advisory Group (TAG) working to develop the City's Building Energy Performance Standards. Rebecca's tenure at Equity Residential includes roles in both the Investments and Legal organizations, and she previously worked in environmental compliance management for the manufacturing sector. Rebecca holds a B.S in Environmental Policy and Behavior from the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability.

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    Holley Chant

    Director of Sustainability, Lendlease

    Holley Chant is Lendlease's Head of Sustainability on the Google Development Venture (GDV). GDV is the largest urban regeneration project in the USA, where Lendlease will develop up to 15M SF of residential, retail and hospitality space across Google-owned land in Silicon Valley, California. Since joining Lendlease is 2020, Holley has been honored as a San Francisco Business Times "Most Influential Women" winner and awarded the Globe Street Women of Influence Humanitarian Award. Prior to joining Lendlease, Holley led built-environment sustainability projects spanning governmental, residential, sports and commercial zones in the Middle East for over twelve years. During this period, Holley was Director of Environment and Sustainability at Qiddiya, a 90 square mile Saudi giga-city and Executive Director Corporate sustainability with KEO International Consultants. Key projects that Holley led sustainability team leadership on include the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zaha Hadid's Al Janoub Stadium and Dubai Expo Village. Lendlease is an ULI Corporate Partner and Holley is delighted to be a speaker for the first time at the Fall Meeting.

    Speaker

    Kathleen McCarthy

    Senior Managing Director and Global Co-Head, Blackstone Real Estate

    Kathleen McCarthy is the Global Co-Head of Blackstone Real Estate. Blackstone is the largest owner of commercial real estate globally, with a $550 billion portfolio and $298 billion in investor capital under management (as of March 31, 2022). Blackstone Real Estate is an industry leader in opportunistic, core plus and debt investing across the U.S., Europe and Asia, and owns assets across multiple sectors, including logistics, rental housing, office, hospitality and retail. Ms. McCarthy focuses on driving performance and growth for Blackstone’s Real Estate business. Ms. McCarthy previously served as Global Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Real Estate. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Ms. McCarthy worked at Goldman Sachs, where she focused on investments for the Real Estate Principal Investment Area. Ms. McCarthy began her career at Goldman Sachs in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Ms. McCarthy received a BA with Distinction from Yale University. She serves on the Boards of City Harvest, the Real Estate Roundtable, the PREA Foundation, and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, and as a Trustee of The Nightingale-Bamford School.

    Speaker

    Christopher Ptomey

    Executive Director, Terwilliger Center for Housing, Urban Land Institute

    Since 2018, Christopher Ptomey has been executive director of ULI's Terwilliger Center for Housing. Previously, Ptomey led Habitat for Humanity's US government relations team, served as federal liaison for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, and was senior legislative assistant to Rep. Michael Collins (GA). Ptomey is currently leading ULI's Attainable Housing for All initiative, through which ULI members and District Councils are working with cities to overcome local barriers to housing production, attainability, and equity. During his time at ULI, Ptomey has also directed research including the launch of ULI's Home Attainability Index and publications focused on family renter needs, low-density rental development, tenant and property stability, and homeownership attainability. Ptomey is a graduate of Haverford College and George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and is a member of the Tennessee bar.

    Speaker

    John Means

    McKinsey & Company

    John serves on McKinsey's global real estate executive committee and leads future of work and large scale real estate investment and development programs where he works across sectors to boost economic, social, and environmental outcomes. John has led development activities of more than $150 billion in major projects across six continents Prior to joining McKinsey, John worked in capital-project delivery and project controls for complex academic research, laboratory, and healthcare projects at a leading global construction group. He also designed and deployed global innovation programs focused on increasing productivity in field execution and project management. John is a licensed professional engineer.

    Speaker

    Charu Singh

    Director of Portfolio Management, Emergent Capital Partners

    Over the past 25 years, Charu Singh has worked in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors as a practitioner and investor to create positive social and environmental impact. She is the Director of Portfolio Management at Emergent Capital Partners, a Southeast Asia-focused PERE firm. She leads investment strategy, portfolio creation, and risk management efforts across the firm's portfolios. Under her leadership, Emergent has scaled its business in Southeast Asia from start-up to an institutional-grade investment platform. Charu is also founder of Just Value, a start-up developing an equitable valuation approach for homes in communities of color. Previously, she served as Assistant Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where she structured public-private real estate transactions and planning efforts impacting economic development, community needs, and sustainable, equitable development. Charu is a graduate of MIT, where she earned an M.Sc. in Real Estate Development and a Master of City Planning. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and International Development from McGill University.

    Speaker

    Carlton Brown

    CEO and Partner, Direct Invest Development LLC

    As a principal at Direct Invest, Carlton Brown is focused on developing strategies to bring capital markets to disinvested communities to invest in the development of sustainable restorative human settlements. Mr Brown sees investment in sustainable human settlement as the most important strategy for stemming climate change, adapting to climate change, and creating resilient and equitable communities. This strategy of sustainable restorative development addresses human social, economic and cultural development while at the same time preserving environmental resources for future generations while returning a market rate of return for investors. Where many believe these are contradictory objectives, Mr. Brown's work has continuously pointed the way forward. Before there was a US Green Building Council with a focus on green housing, Carlton was exploring these strategies in the development of low carbon footprint affordable housing in economically devastated communities of Brooklyn NY and developing mixed income condominiums in Harlem that were heated and cooled by geothermal extraction and injection. This triple bottom line approach has continued to demonstrate that you can do good while doing well. Mr. Brown has developed a theory of change for human community that conforms to nine principles for the development of Restorative Human Settlements that guides all of Direct Invest's work. Mr. Brown is spearheading Direct Investment's initiative in helping community-based organizations & Black institutions to mine value from their under-utilized real estate assets via sustainable development strategies. The deployment of cost-effective sustainable development practices contributes to bringing value to all markets in which the firm is working. Mr. Brown has had a long-term focus for much of his career on developing strategies for creating sustainable restorative human settlement which heal the physical human fabric of communities. He currently leading Direct Invest's redevelopment in the Birmingham Civil Right National Monument and a partnership with Clark Atlanta University to redevelop, Diamond Hill a 15 acre underutilized parcel adjacent to the CAU Campus in Atlanta's Vine City Community. The developments in both Birmingham and Atlanta are targeting PHIUS (passive house) and Zero Carbon in developments that will include up to 5,000 mixed income residences, retail and office space.

    Speaker

    Andre Perry

    Brookings Institution

    Andre M. Perry is a Senior Fellow with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, a scholar-in-residence at American University, and a columnist for the Hechinger Report. Perry is the author of the new book "Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities," which is currently available wherever books are sold. A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, and education, Perry is a regular contributor to MSNBC and has been published by The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, TheRoot.com and CNN.com. Perry has also made appearances on CNN, PBS, National Public Radio, NBC, and ABC. Perry's research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion. Perry's recent scholarship at Brookings has analyzed Black-majority cities and institutions in America, focusing on valuable assets worthy of increased investment. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Perry has documented the underlying causes for the outsized number of coronavirus-related deaths in Black communities. Perry's Brookings research has illuminated how certain forms of social distancing historically accelerated economic and social disparities between Black people and the rest of the country. Perry also mapped racial inequities in housing, income, and health to underscore how policy discrimination makes Black Americans more vulnerable to COVID-19. Perry's research has spotlighted the struggles of Black businesses—including artists and art institutions, restaurants, and barbershops and beauty salons—as they await federal relief from COVID-19's economic impact. In education, Perry explained how college campus closings put housing-insecure students at risk during the pandemic. Perry has also written on the unrealized value of teachers' work that's been made apparent by COVID-19, and has commented on the potential loss of Black teachers as a result of an impending recession. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Perry earned his Ph.D. in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland College Park.

    Speaker

    Aaron Abelson

    Principal, HR&A Advisors, Inc.

    Aaron is a Principal at HR&A Advisors in Dallas. He manages public-private development, real estate strategy, and open space projects for a range of public-sector, private-sector, and nonprofit clients. Aaron's work has included market and financial analysis underlying a vision plan and $100M public financing package for mixed-use redevelopment of a 40-acre former industrial site in Denver; project management and real estate strategy for Rice University's development of a 16-acre innovation district in Midtown Houston; and investment and implementation strategy for Buffalo Bayou Partnership's park, trail, and community development along four miles of waterfront east of Downtown Houston. In Dallas, Aaron has managed public space economic impact and equitable development studies for clients that include the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department, the Woodall Rogers Park Foundation, and the Trinity Park Conservancy. In Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Charlotte, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Charleston, and Boston, among other cities, he has provided clients with the analysis and strategic guidance to move large-scale projects from plan to implementation. Aaron joined HR&A in 2013 after two years working in Southeast Asia in fundraising and Corporate Social Responsibility roles for the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation and Intel. Previously, Aaron worked for Slavic Village Development, a community development organization in Cleveland, and for the Supportive Housing Network of New York. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University, where he also received a certificate in Urban Studies.

    Speaker

    Robert Kent

    Texas State Director, The Trust for Public Land

    Robert Kent is the Texas State Director for The Trust for Public Land, where he leads a team of colleagues and volunteers working make the health, climate, equity, and community benefits of parks and nature accessible to all. Since joining the organization in 2014, he has led the organization's work to help pass a $310 million bond package for parks, create a new master plan for trails connecting across southern Dallas, acquire hundreds of acres of land for new parks throughout Texas, and connect community members, stakeholders, and donors to realize a shared vision for parks and public spaces that benefit all. Prior to working for The Trust for Public Land, Robert served as the Policy Director for the North Texas Commission. Robert received his BA from Baylor University, where he studied economics and environmental science, and his MSc. from the University of Glasgow, where he studied international economic development. Born and raised in Dallas, Robert is passionate about using close-to-home nature to build green, resilient cities. Robert and his family live in Dallas near their favorite park, White Rock Lake.

    Speaker

    Amy Meadows

    President & CEO, Parks for Downtown Dallas

    Amy Meadows is president and CEO of Parks for Downtown Dallas, a nonprofit foundation focused on the development of the four priority parks identified in the 2013 City of Dallas Downtown Parks Master Plan Update. Through a public-private partnership, the goal of PfDD is to complete the four priority parks by September 2023, adding more than 14 acres of new parkland to the city center. Previously, Amy served for 11 years as VP and executive director of The Belo Foundation, during which time the Foundation oversaw the design and construction of Civic Garden identified in the 2004 Downtown Parks Master Plan. In October 2015, The Belo Foundation was reconstituted as PfDD to focus all of its resources on the development of and advocacy for downtown parks. Before joining the Foundation, Amy served as executive director of Social Venture Partners Dallas and as director of communications for Fidelity Investments Southwest.

    Speaker

    Kit Sawers

    President, Klyde Warren Park

    Kit Sawers Bio 2022 Kit Sawers is president of Klyde Warren Park, Dallas's favorite green space, welcoming more than one million visitors per year and serving as part of the leadership team for the $120 million expansion of this internationally renowned deck park. A native Dallasite, Sawers has spent her entire professional career working with nonprofits. She graduated from The Hockaday School and received a BA in English from the University of Virginia in 1989 and JD from SMU's Dedman School of Law in 1993. Sawers spent the next 10 years working at SMU, where she led the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series, SMU Athletic Forum and Doak Walker National Running Back Award. After several years serving as Executive Director for the Bickel & Brewer Foundation, Sawers took on the role as Vice President of Special Events for Super Bowl XLV, producing more than 40 regional events in a two-year period. Sawers also served as Executive Director for Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities and Chief Development Officer for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, while, along the way, co-founding a company that organized the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four and produced the Grand Opening of Klyde Warren Park, Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational, and many other large-scale events for organizations such as the College Football Hall of Fame, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Friends of the Katy Trail and Vogel Alcove. Sawers currently serves on the boards of the Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas Arts District, Jason Witten SCORE Foundation, and Park House PHoundation; on advisory boards for the Dallas Influencers in Sports and Entertainment and Dallas Afterschool; and on the executive board for SMU's Dedman School of Law. She was named by D CEO as a 2019, 2020 and 2021 Dallas 500 honoree and by the Dallas Business Journal as a 2020 Women in Business Award recipient. She was also the 2020 recipient of the Dedman School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service and Pi Beta Phi Dallas Alumnae Club Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award. Sawers recently received the 2022 Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award (Large) from D CEO. Sawers and her husband Kemp, a fellow SMU law grad, are the parents of two daughters: Annie, a senior at Duke University, and Elizabeth, a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas.

    Speaker

    Philip Hiatt Haigh

    Executive Director, Circuit Trail Conservancy

    Philip Hiatt Haigh is the Executive Director of the Circuit Trail Conservancy (CTC), the public private partnership building The LOOP, which will unite Dallas neighborhoods and make walkable green space a part of the Dallas identity. Upon completion, 11 new miles of trail will create a 50-mile active transportation network around the core of Dallas, connecting neighborhoods to transportation hubs and economic opportunity. Under his leadership, the CTC is currently delivering all projects needed to complete The LOOP, the long-awaited Trinity Forest Spine Trail, the Hi Line Connector, the Trinity Gateway, and the Skyline Trail Link. The CTC also recently secured an additional $42M in funding from multiple public sources bringing total commitments for all projects to $85M, raised from public funds and private donors. Prior to joining the Circuit Trail Conservancy, Philip led Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins' 2018 re-election campaign, contributing to one of the highest voter turnouts in Dallas County for a Texas mid-term. Philip also served as Director of Public Policy for the Dallas Regional Chamber representing the North Texas business community in Austin, Washington, D.C., and locally, supporting a broad agenda of public policies to further promote economic growth and quality of life. Philip has worked for and with elected officials at every level of government and prides himself on addressing issues from a pro-people, pro-growth perspective. He is currently serving as the District 1 Commissioner on the City of Dallas Environmental Commission which oversees the implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental Climate Action Plan (CECAP), and as a Board Member of the Dallas County Trail and Preserve Program. Philip holds a Master of Liberal Studies from SMU in International Studies & Human Rights and Social Justice and a BFA in Sculpture with a minor in Mass Communication from Texas Tech University. He lives in Oak Cliff with his wife and their bicycles.

    Speaker

    Jeff Kingsbury

    Principal and Chief Connectivity Officer, Ancora Partners, LLC

    Jeff Kingsbury is Co-founder and Chief Connectivity Officer of Ancora, a vertically integrated real estate investor, developer, and operator driven by science, research, and healthcare innovation in partnership with and proximate to leading U.S. anchor institutions. He has been a principal in the development and disposition of over $630 million in real estate and consulted on planning, development, and regulatory issues for private sector clients as well as cities, counties, and non-profits in sixteen states, and abroad. Jeff holds degrees in urban planning and development and environmental design from the College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University. He is the former chairman of the Redevelopment and Reuse Council and the Sustainable Development Council of ULI, in addition to serving on the Institute's Advisory Committee on Climate Change, Land Use and Energy, and Global Awards for Excellence jury. Jeff co-authored the book, Developing Sustainable Planned Communities, and was a peer reviewer for Professional Real Estate Development, 3rd edition.

    Speaker

    Maritza Pechin

    Deputy Director for Equitable Development, City of Richmond

    Maritza E. Mercado Pechin, AICP is the Deputy Director for Equitable Development at the City of Richmond, Virginia. She leads the Office of Equitable Development, which is focused on working laterally across City Departments and with the Richmond community to implement the city-wide Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth Master Plan. Maritza was previously a Strategic Planner with AECOM where she oversaw the creation of Richmond 300. Her AECOM consulting experience includes private sector, municipal, regional, and federal clients, and a wide variety of project scales ranging from facilities and land use planning for the U.S. Navy to sustainability planning for the City of Baltimore, Roanoke Region, and Long Island. Previously Maritza was the Development Manager at Fulton Hill Properties, where she oversaw the development of urban infill mixed use projects. Originally from Puerto Rico, Maritza speaks 5 languages. She earned an AB in Government from Harvard College and Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Speaker

    Geeti Silwal

    Principal, Perkins&Will

    Geeti Silwal is the Urban Design Principal at Perkins&Will. As the Head of the West Coast Urban Design practice, Geeti brings vision and design leadership that establishes the foundation of transformative changes for livable and sustainable environments in cities. She strongly believes that urban designers hold the responsibility to inspire integrated, multi-purpose design solutions of innovation and beauty that create healthy and inclusive cities. Designing cities around the fundamental organizing principle of 'people first' delivers a more humane, inclusive, socially connected and a healthy city. Everyday city spaces that have the power to instill dignity and build memorable experiences for the common man are of primary interest to Geeti. Building and revitalizing communities, she lays deep emphasis on placemaking, connectivity, accessibility, and social justice. Her experience covers a vast breadth of scales, including regional transit-focused planning, downtown revitalization, waterfront redevelopments, urban mixed-use infill projects, research/innovation district planning, and public realm enhancement along heavily challenged infrastructure corridors. Working with cities, institutions, and private developers her work includes visioning and planning successful innovation ecosystems. The primary focus being the interrelatedness of economic, cultural and physical dimensions that combine to deliver a complete community and instills an authentic and lasting sense of place. She has led planning efforts for life sciences communities of innovation, including the University of Utah Research Park Strategic Vision Plan, San Carlos East Innovation District, Los Angeles Biomed/Tech Focus Area Study, and San Diego State University Innovation District visioning session. Geeti is currently leading multiple projects in the cities of San Jose, Santa Clara, Portland, Austin, and Salt Lake City, that leverage transportation investment to deliver high-density, mixed-use, vibrant, equitable communities around transit stations. Prioritizing low-carbon modes of travel in these transportation projects, to connect people and communities seamlessly is important to deliver on the aspiration of an equitable city. Geeti is also deliberate in her design approach to reveal the unrealized potential of Nature and natural processes. This lies at the core of her push to deliver regenerative solutions that address climate change issues of water scarcity, food security and social equity. Her research on the Resource Infinity Loop discusses a solution for a closed-loop water and nutrient infrastructure within our cities. She believes that the pursuit of carbon neutrality is, at its heart, a clarion call for a culture change—one that heeds our delicate relationship with nature and gives back to the environment more than it takes. Geeti holds a Master of Urban Design degree from University of California, Berkeley. She is a Board member of AREA Research, member of ULI San Francisco's Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, member of ULI Public Development and Infrastructure Product Council, and is a jury member of ULI Hines International Design Competition 2022 (including jury member in 2021).

    Speaker

    Stevie Greathouse

    Manager, City of Austin | Housing & Planning Department

    Stevie Greathouse is an urban planning professional with 25 years experience managing land use and transportation planning projects and programs at the local and regional level. Stevie currently serves as a division manager over long-range planning for the City of Austin Housing and Planning Department, where she leads the City side of a partnership to implement Equitable Transit Oriented Development in concert with a generational investment in public transit occurring through Project Connect. After receiving her BA in English Literature from Reed College, Stevie earned her Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and worked as a long range planner for the City of Portland for almost a decade before returning home to Texas in 2003. In Austin, Stevie has held multiple planning positions in local and regional government, and is known as a collaborative, effective leader and project manager.

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    Anna Lan

    Principal Planner , CapMetro

    Anna Lan is a Principal Planner at CapMetro, where she leads transit-oriented development projects for the transit agency. A firm champion of safe and reliable public transportation, Anna leads the Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) project in partnership with the City of Austin and the Austin Transit Partnership. The project aims to deliver to City Council an ETOD Policy Plan, station area planning, analysis to develop recommendations and changes to land use regulations in support of Equitable TOD, as well as equitable community engagement. Anna's background includes a mix of public and private sector experience in Austin, Los Angeles, New York, and abroad. Prior to moving back to her native Texas, Anna joined Arup where she worked on international TOD projects, Smart City implementation and sustainability projects across East Asia and the UK. Anna holds a master's degree in urban planning from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Southern California.

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    Stan Wall

    HR&A Advisors, Inc.

    Stan Wall joined HR&A as a Partner in our Washington D.C. office in August 2015 after holding several senior positions in the mid-Atlantic region. In his previous posts, Stan worked across the entire real estate project lifecycle including strategy, planning, finance, development, and construction. Prior to joining HR&A, Stan was the Director of Real Estate and Station Planning at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the second busiest transit system in the United States. In this role, he reinvigorated the agency’s transit oriented development (TOD) program by helping them leverage their transit infrastructure to support housing and economic development. In the past three years, Stan helped to secure Board approval to pursue 16 new TOD projects. Eight of the 16 approved locations are now in the negotiation and/or solicitation stages; four more are in the final stages of pre-solicitation planning; and the remaining four are in the early planning stages. As these projects are implemented in the next 3-4 years, they will begin to yield significant financial and ridership benefits for the agency. Stan also helped to enhance WMATA’s relationship with local jurisdictions, which in turn served to ensure a responsiveness to the local communities and to present a consistent, unified message to interested developers. Through these efforts, coupled with a refinement to the agency’s development policies and procedures, WMATA became known as a better business partner to the development community. This extended beyond TOD solicitations to include an increased responsive to developer inquiries in all other aspects of the office such as permits, easements, and other information requests. Stan is also owner and founder of Wall Development Group, a Washington, D.C. based development firm focused on sustainable development, urban infill, and community-oriented projects. With Wall Development, Stan led a multi-disciplinary team to advise the District of Columbia on a development strategy for the Poplar Point Redevelopment project – a 110-acre site directly across the Anacostia River from the Nationals stadium and the Capitol Riverfront area. The site presented tremendous planning challenges including mitigation/restoration of existing wetlands, elevating the property out of the floodplain, relocation of Federal facilities, creation of a 70-acre park space, and construction of significant infrastructure to better connect the site to the surrounding established neighborhoods. Stan’s team of consultants advised the District across all of these areas and created a development strategy to advance the project forward. Previously Stan worked with Arup, an international firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists with a focus on innovative projects in Washington D.C. While at Arup, he assisted the firm in the creation of a new business initiative focused on assisting owners and investors of real estate portfolios create value through sustainability initiatives. Stan also worked for a number of years at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in Washington D.C. as a Vice President in the firm’s public institutions practice. While at JLL, he assisted public sector clients in maximizing the strategic and financial value of their real estate assets through public-private initiatives. Clients included: the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County, Maryland; and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Prior to Jones Lang LaSalle, Stan was a Manager with Deloitte Consulting, where he provided strategic advisory services to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of real estate, construction, and capital program management. Stan is a registered Professional Engineer and began his career in Lend Lease’s construction management group, where he was an on-site project engineer focusing on healthcare projects in the Washington-Baltimore region. Stan received a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. In 2013, the Washington Business Journal recognized Stan as one of the region’s Minority Business Leader Award winners.

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    Kimberly Meyer

    CFO, Billingsley Company

    KIMBERLY MEYER Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Meyer is the Chief Financial Officer of Billingsley Company where she leads the finance team and helps support the business platforms on both the investment and service sides of the business. With over 25 years of real estate leadership experience, she is responsible for corporate finance, strategic planning, capital transactions, investor relations, and operational improvements. Mrs. Meyer began her career at Ernst & Young/Kenneth Leventhal in the real estate audit/consulting practice groups with clients including Trammell Crow Company, Paragon Property REIT, Prentiss Properties Trust, GE Capital, JPI, Westwood Residential, the RTC and various mortgage bank clients. She continued her career at Brook Partners, a Dallas privately held real estate redevelopment company where she served as CFO of a portfolio of ten commercial/multifamily assets, developed the firm's accounting systems, and lead all HR, IT, and tax work. In addition to her role at Billingsley, Kimberly previously served as Treasurer of The Chiapas Project, a 501(c)3, a Dallas organization focused on fighting poverty through microfinance initiatives and as an executive board member of the West End Association, an organization dedicated to facilitating the growth and evolution of the Dallas Historic West End Association. She currently serves on the board of CrossFirst Bank, the Dallas County Irrigation District, and The Friends of Cypress Waters Trail. She is a member of FEI Dallas, ULI and also volunteers as a financial coach thru Interfaith Family Services, a local organization dedicated to empowering families in crisis to break the cycle of poverty. Kimberly graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington and obtained her CPA designation in 1993. In 2021, she received her executive certification in Non-Profit Governance from The University of Texas at Dallas. Billingsley Company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices in Houston and New York City, is a boutique commercial real estate investment and management company. We manage every property to produce the highest return over the life of the asset. The company was founded in 1978 and has grown to manage over 21.1 million square feet in the Dallas and Houston markets comprised of over 9.6 million of industrial/retail, 6,800 units of multi-family, and 5.7 million of class A office square feet. The company offers a comprehensive array of real estate services including property management, leasing, asset management, brokerage, and development. Billingsley prides itself in offering boutique-style management services. Because 100% of the Billingsley team specializes in managing properties only located in the DFW and Houston markets, we have strong community connections in those markets, and we are closely attuned to changes in market conditions and because Billingsley manages a small portfolio, we are able to provide personalized attention to our clients and their assets.

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    Demetrice Branch

    Director of Human Resources, Weaver

    Demetrice Branch has more than two decades of HR experience, including 13 years as Weaver's Director of Human Resources. As Chief People Officer, Demetrice oversees a range of HR functions, including compensation, benefits, compliance, recruiting, employee engagement, and learning and development. She leads the firm's INSPIRECulture Advisory Board which is tasked with the firms culture, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives. Demetrice has a passion for creating a workplace in which every Weaver employee feels a sense of belonging, trust and inclusion. Demetrice attended Jarvis Christian College.

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    Gracie Andraos

    Studio Director, HKS

    A forward-thinking design leader, she transforms ideas and concepts into harmonious workplace environments and experiences. Every aspect of her designs is thought-fully executed with passion and attention to detail using an interdisciplinary approach. Gracie's client-driven work ethic and collaborative attitude have propelled over 20 years of success leading teams for notable projects such as a confidential travel company, confidential finan-cial institution and Blue Star Imaging Sports Academy. She brings a modern understanding of architecture with an appreciation for a variety of design styles that are client and consumer-focused. The end results are top-performing workplaces that transform organizations and the employees inside them. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Parsons School of Design Registered Interior Designer: Texas America Society of Interior Designers

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    Billy Grayson

    Executive Vice President, Centers and Initiatives, Urban Land Institute

    Billy Grayson is the Executive Vice President of Centers and Initiatives at ULI, and the Executive Director of the ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate. As Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability in Real Estate, Mr. Grayson manages a team leading programs on climate risk and resilience, health and social equity, and decarbonization and climate mitigation. ULI works with members, community leaders, coalition partners, and other key stakeholders to build awareness around sustainability issues in the built environment, and to provide our members with the tools and resources they need to cost-effectively drive sustainability into their projects and operations. As the EVP for Centers and Initiatives, Mr. Grayson also oversees ULI's Housing, Infrastructure, and Real Estate Economics and Capital Markets programs. Mr. Grayson's previous experience includes leading sustainability and ESG efforts in real estate (Liberty Property Trust), the industrial supply chain (WESCO), and the electronics industry (the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition). He has a BA from Claremont McKenna College and a MBA from the Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and is a LEED AP.

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    Michael Jackson

    Principal, Wynne/Jackson, Inc.

    MICHAEL C. JACKSON is a Vice President and Principal of Wynne/Jackson, Inc., a Dallas based real estate development company. As a partner in Wynne/Jackson, Mr. Jackson oversees new project acquisition, asset disposition, site analysis, homebuilder relationships, market analysis and project marketing. He has been heavily involved in the acquisition, planning, financing, and sale or lease-up of Wynne/Jackson projects including numerous large master-planned communities, student housing projects, industrial land development and commercial projects. He is currently overseeing several new development opportunities for Wynne/Jackson. Mr. Jackson graduated in 1989 from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Political Science. Mr. Jackson is a member of the Urban Land Institute, 2014-2016 Chairman of the ULI North Texas District Council, current Co-Chair of the local CDC of the North Texas District Council, past Chair and current member of the ULI Small Scale Development Council, and Chairman of Sky Ranch at Ute Trail (Sky Ranch Camps – Lake City, Colorado).

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    Lucy Billingsley

    Partner, Billingsley Company

    Lucy Billingsley has spent her career in real estate, developing and managing commercial developments. She, and her husband Henry, started Billingsley Company in 1978 to manage their growing real estate portfolio. The company specializes in developing office buildings, multi-family, retail and industrial properties, and master-planned communities, which include: Cypress Waters, International Business Park, Austin Ranch, and the Arts Plaza campus in Dallas' Arts District. Prior to Billingsley Company, Lucy was Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Market Center, the Crow Design Centers in Dallas, Houston and Boston and Wyndham Jade Travel. Lucy has been inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, the Junior Achievement of Dallas Business Hall of Fame, the NTCAR Hall of Fame, and she was awarded the 2013 H. Neil Mallon Award. Born and raised in Dallas, Lucy is a graduate of The University of Texas with a B.B.A. in finance. She lives in Dallas with Henry and has 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

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    Sumner Billingsley

    Partner, Billingsley Company

    SUMNER BILLINGSLEY Partner Sumner Billingsley is a Partner at Billingsley Company in Dallas, Texas. Sumner is responsible for the company's 8,567 units in the Multifamily portfolio. Her responsibilities include construction, design, operations, marketing, brand development and portfolio strategy. In addition, she is also responsible for overseeing the company's retail development, marketing and leasing. Sumner began her real estate career working in development and acquisitions at Trammel Crow Company in Los Angeles, followed by CBRE in New York, before finally joining Billingsley Company in 2014. Sumner earned her Bachelor's Degree from University of Southern California and her Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. Sumner serves on the Urban Land Institute's Mixed-Use Council, the Board of the Dallas World Affairs Council, The North Texas Food Bank's Young Professionals Board, and is a member of the Associate Leadership Council Class of 2016.

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    David Davidson

    Partner, Davidson & Bogel Real Estate

    David Davidson, Jr. is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Davidson Bogel Real Estate. He specializes in land sales, acquisitions, and ground-up developments throughout North Texas and within several select markets across the state. In his career, he has closed more than 1,000 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $2.133 billion. David was born to market and sell land. A second-generation land broker, he grew up immersed in the industry and culture of commercial real estate and quickly determined land would also be his calling. After earning his degree in economics and finance at Southern Methodist University, his passion for commercial real estate led him to intern at Davidson Real Estate Company and John T. Evans Company while at SMU. From 2009 until April 2015, David worked for Venture Commercial, where he Co-Founded their Land Division with Edward Bogel. During their time at Venture Commercial, David and Edward made the decision to co-found Davidson Bogel Real Estate in April 2015 with encouragement from family and colleagues. As one of the most consistently recognized top brokers in the region, David serves as the North Texas Land Council President since 2019 and has been recognized with the following awards: Winner: · Bisnow 35 Under 35: Dallas Rising Stars in Commercial Real Estate · The Dallas Business Journal's '40 Under 40' · Dallas Business Journal Top Broker · Dallas Business Journal Top Land Broker in Dallas-Fort Worth · Dallas Business Journal Best Real Estate Deal of the Year Award · Dallas Business Journal Best Commercial Property Sale · Dallas Business Journal Best Real Estate Deal · Dallas Business Journal Best Data Center · Dallas Business Journal Best Land Deal · D Magazine Power Broker (12 years) · D Magazine Best Retail Project Award · D Magazine Best Commercial Property Sale · D Magazine Top Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Dallas-Fort Worth · D CEO Best Land Deal · D CEO Best Data Center Project · Dallas 100 Entrepreneur Award - 100 Fastest-Growing Small Private Companies in North Texas Outside the office, David enjoys traveling with his wife, Kelsey, son, Council, and daughter, McCall.

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    Juanita Hardy

    Managing Principal, Tiger Management Consulting Group LLC

    Juanita Hardy is founder and managing principal of Tiger Management Consulting Group LLC, an executive coaching and business consulting services firm, established in 2006. Hardy has over 45 years of business experience, including 31 years with IBM, where she retired in 2005, and over 15 years of executive coaching for senior leaders, overlapping with nearly a decade of creative placemaking for the real estate industry. Hardy was Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking for Urban Land Institute (2016-2018), a global non-profit committed to responsible land use. She now serves as a consultant to ULI on creative placemaking and equitable development. Between 2013-2015, Hardy was Executive Director of CulturalDC, a nonprofit arts organization that provides creative placemaking services for real estate developers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Hardy has written extensively on creative placemaking, including a pentalogy of articles in Urban Land magazine (between 2016 and 2020) and co-author of ULI's 2020 Publication "Creative Placemaking – Sparking Development with Art and Culture." Hardy served as equity advisor for ULI's 2021 publication, "Ten Principles for Racial Equity in Real Estate Development." Her 2022 essay, "Development without Displacement," offering creative placemaking strategies to foster equitable development, will appear in Volume 3 of The Place Economy, sponsored by Hoyne, an Australian-based real estate firm. Hardy is a member of the leadership team for ULI's Placemaking Council (since 2020). She is co-founded of Millennium Arts Salon, an art education initiative, established in 2000. She has been an avid collector of fine art since 1985. Hardy is a member of the board of directors of the Mosaic Theatre Company based in Washington, DC and Mid Atlantic Arts, a regional funder of artists and non-profit art organizations, based in Baltimore, MD.

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    Jenifer Boss

    Senior Director, Hayat Brown

    Jenifer Boss is an expert in P3 program development, transaction structuring, and project management. With over 16 years of public sector and advisory experience for universities and all levels of government, she specializes in project selection and delivery, capturing value, partner selection, and risk allocation strategies. Jenifer has successfully led several real estate and P3 engagements, including structuring and executing transactions on behalf of Howard University, Carlow University, and Travis County, Texas and Falls Church, Virginia. As a former economic development official in the District of Columbia, she has intimate knowledge of the unique challenges faced by public institutions and offers solutions to address financial, facility, policy, and mission goals. Ms. Boss holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Xavier University and a Master's in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.

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    Kim Hawkins

    Principal, Hawkins Partners, Inc.

    Kim Hartley Hawkins, ASLA, is a Founding Principal at Hawkins Partners, Inc., Landscape Architects based in Nashville and practicing across the eastern United States. She oversees the twenty three person office in planning, design and community building for mixed use and urban development and has been instrumental in the planning of developments including Nashville Yards, Fifth and Broad and a variety of community and district Master Plans across the Southeast. Her commitment to enhancing the human experience extends beyond her responsibilities at HPI. Kim served as the Founding President of the Nashville Civic Design Center. Kim has been at the helm of numerous planning and arts related boards and organizations and has spoken at national and international conferences on placemaking and integrative stormwater systems. In addition to being a member of ULI since 2013, Kim is also a past ULI Nashville District Chair, current Governance Chair and was co-chair of ULI Nashville Spring Meeting 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with honors from Louisiana State University.

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    Erik Foster

    Avison Young

    Erik Foster is the Head of Industrial Capital Markets for Avison Young and a Principal of the firm. He is focused on executing real estate capital markets and asset advisory services across his firm's global platform that translate to tangible results for clients in the industrial, healthcare and office property sectors. A proven industry leader with 25 years of experience and $10 billion in completed transactions, including dispositions of multi-market portfolios, mission critical corporate facilities, global logistics properties and national healthcare portfolios. He leads a national team that represents global, institutional REIT's, private equity firms and privately held commercial investors in diverse assignments ranging from local/regional opportunities to large, multi-market international portfolios. Additionally, as the Head of Industrial Capital Markets, Erik leads the firm's industrial capital markets platform that spans the entire transaction process, from early construction strategy and development capitalization to market positioning and disposition analysis/execution for commercial assets.

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    Ellen Klasson

    Managing Director, RCLCO

    Ellen Klasson is a Managing Director in RCLCO's Management Consulting practice, working out of the Washington, DC office. Ellen leads executive search engagements for leadership roles at development, investment, and land use companies across all asset classes. Ellen's consultative nature has enabled her to identify and attract talent for both traditional and nuanced roles, and her deep understanding of the business lends itself to a more analytical approach of a candidates' viability. Working for nearly twenty years in the real estate industry has allowed Ellen to forge long-lasting relationships with and earn the trust of both clients and candidates. Before joining RCLCO, Ellen spent five years as a Managing Director at Terra Search Partners, a national boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on the real estate industry. Previously she worked at the Urban Land Institute as the Senior Director of Leadership, overseeing the leadership programs for the organization's 40,000 members worldwide. Prior to joining ULI, Ellen co-directed CohnReznick's Real Estate Development Advisory practice, analyzing real estate opportunities for developers and municipalities. She is also a former Vice President of Economic Development at Central Atlanta Progress, where she attracted new investment into Downtown Atlanta. She began her career consulting to developers while a project manager at RCLCO. Ellen continues to be involved with the Urban Land Institute, where she is the Americas Chair of its Women's Leadership Initiative and a member of the Urban Revitalization Council. She is also a volunteer with UrbanPlan, a program for high school and college students that introduces them to the complex trade-offs of real estate development. Ellen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University and a Master of City & Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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    Renee Schoonbeek

    Senior Consultant Stations & Urban Development, Arcadis

    A visionary and results-driven urban planner, Renée Schoonbeek has a wealth of experience in both public and private sectors in strategic planning, economic and community development, and managing complex planning and design projects in dense, urban environments. She is based in Amsterdam and works as a Senior Consultant at Arcadis, a global leader in delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets. Renée is part of the ULI Placemaking Council and ULI Infrastructure Forum leadership.

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    Kevin Augustyn

    Senior Vice President, North American CMBS, DBRS Morningstar

    Kevin Augustyn Kevin Augustyn is a Senior Vice President in the North American CMBS, Global Structured Finance group at DBRS Morningstar. DBRS Morningstar is a credit rating agency and investment research firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. In his role at DBRS Morningstar, Mr. Augustyn covers several esoteric finance instruments and leads Morningstar's effort to provide credit ratings for CPACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) loans on a national basis. He also serves on the firm's ESG methodology subcommittee and leads other ESG initiatives. Mr. Augustyn has over 25 years of real estate development and finance experience with several national real estate development firms and financial institutions including Bank of Montreal, Trammell Crow Companies, OPUS and CIII Capital Partners. His professional career has centered on urban infill development and commercial real estate finance. Chicago development projects include Piper's Alley, River East Plaza (the former North Pier), and River East Center. Mr. Augustyn began his career as a city planner, reflecting his passion for community economic development and historic preservation. His first professional assignment was to return to his hometown of Hammond, Indiana, where he served initially as the Land Use Planner and eventually as the Director of the Planning Department. He has a long-standing interest in the private use of capital for the public good and corporate sponsored urban economic development programs. Boards and Professional Organizations YardhomeMN, Advisory Board Member Illinois Green Alliance, Board Member Urban Land Institute, Responsible Property Investment Council Member Education Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. MBA with a concentration in finance, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL

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    Pablo La Roche

    Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL-UK

    Pablo La Roche is a Principal & Sustainable Design Director at CRTKL where he leads the firm's sustainability initiatives and participates in many projects worldwide. He is also Professor of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sustainability and design. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles and has authored more than 130 technical papers in sustainability and architecture, several books that include "Carbon Neutral Architectural Design" with a third edition scheduled for 2023, and book chapters include "Passive Cooling Strategies for Low Carbon Architecture" in the 2022 Routledge Manual on Thermal Comfort. Pablo recently chaired the Passive Low Energy Architecture PLEA 2016 conference in Los Angeles and is past president of the Society of Building Science Educators, SBSE. His awards include the Fulbright by the US Department of State, the Chancellors Fellowship from UCLA, the IMPACT Award from the USGBC, and the NCARB Grand Prize for Architecture for his work at Cal Poly Pomona.

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    Terrence Maiden

    CEO, Russell Glen Company

    TERRENCE MAIDEN currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Russell Glen, a real estate development and investment company in Dallas, Texas. He draws on more than two decades of real estate experience to lead and inspire the company's growth. Terrence is well recognized for his vision and approach to transformational real estate projects in the commercial real estate development industry. He is currently at the forefront of the multi-award-winning Shops at RedBird (former Red Bird Mall redevelopment). Before establishing Russell Glen, Terrence served as Executive Vice President at Corinth Properties. While at Corinth Properties, his most signature development projects were Glen Oaks Crossings, Hatcher Station, Center City, Canyon in Oak Cliff, and Alexan West Dallas. Terrence began his real estate career with The Woodmont Company, project leasing and developing projects throughout Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, and North Dakota. He subsequently managed the development and expansion strategy for Panda Express and Panera, LLC (Director of Real Estate/VP of Real Estate) throughout the central United States. Terrence received a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree from Texas Christian University, where he and his identical twin brother Tim were standout football players for the Horned Frogs. In 2015 both Maiden brothers were inducted into the Texas Christian University Hall of Fame. Terrence currently serves as Chairman of the Maiden Foundation, a nonprofit organization that invests in educational and community revitalization projects. He is also actively involved in many other charitable/civic organizations, including UT Southwestern Medical (President's Advisory Board), International Council of Shopping Centers (Board of Trustees), Urban Land Institute Dallas/Fort Worth (Executive Board), Circuit Trail Conservancy(Board of Directors), University of North Texas Dallas Foundation (Board of Directors), Harmony Community Development Corp. (Board of Directors), Methodist Health System, Dallas (Advisory Board), Dallas Black Dance Theater (Board of Directors), Dallas Arboretum (Board of Directors), and Texas Christian Black Alumni Association (Former Chair Terrence has widely been recognized for his leadership and community impact. He has been listed as DALLAS 500 most influential leader by D CEO Magazine for four consecutive years. For nine consecutive years, he has been named to the Dallas Power Broker list and in 2019 he was named "Power Broker of the Year" by D CEO Magazine. In 2017 Terrence was recognized by WFAA (ABC News) and Cadillac for Shaping DFW for his business and philanthropic successes.

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    Tip Housewright

    Principal, Omniplan

    Tipton Housewright, FAIA joined OMNIPLAN Architects 38 years ago and today serves as president of the firm. In his role at OMNIPLAN, Tipton has led many notable projects including corporate headquarters, regional malls, mixed use projects and large churches. His firm has won numerous design awards and has been awarded the Firm Award by the Texas Society of Architects. For the past ten years, he has developed a passion for redevelopment and urban infill, working on numerous urban design and redevelopment projects. Notable among these is the 450-acre Vision and Masterplan for the Midtown District in Dallas and the Monarch City vision plan in Allen, Texas. Tipton has represented District 10 on the Dallas City Plan Commission since 2015. He is active in community planning and redevelopment efforts in the City of Dallas including several pro bono initiatives in his District 10 community. When he is not leading his firm or serving at the City of Dallas, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four adult children, and sailing at Lake Ray Hubbard.

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    Terry Montesi

    Chief Executive Officer, Trademark Property Company

    As founder and CEO, Terry Montesi has led Trademark Property Co. through 28 years of innovative, community-focused development and investments. Under his leadership, Trademark has worked on more than $4.5B and 19.5M sq. ft. of some of the most stakeholder-centric retail and mixed-use properties from coast to coast. Terry sits on the International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) Board of Trustees, the Executive Board for the Center for Real Estate at Texas Christian University and the Executive Level of the Texas McCombs Real Estate Center Council. In addition, he is a member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors Hall of Fame, the World Presidents' Organization, holds the Builder position for the Urban Land Institute Governors Committee (ULI); and has served on numerous committees and judging panels for ULI, and ICSC. As active participant in the Fort Worth community Terry holds, or has held, leadership positions with the Union Gospel Mission of Fort Worth, Christ Chapel Bible Church, the Trinity Habitat for Humanity, the Modern Art Museum for Fort Worth, and Junior Achievement. In addition, he is an enthusiastic supporter of the Movember Foundation. Terry was a principal and co-founder of Huff, Brous, McDowell & Montesi, Inc., Fort Worth's largest commercial brokerage and management firm. Earlier in his career he worked for Lincoln Property Company, then in 1986, he and his brother became Blockbuster Video's fourth franchisee. In 1992, Terry founded Trademark Property Co. Terry earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and BBA from the University of Mississippi. He and his wife live in Fort Worth, TX and are proud parents to three grown children.

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    Barney McAuley

    Managing Director, Capital Markets, Edge Realty Capital Markets

    Bernard E. McAuley President, Founder Franklin Real Estate Group September 11, 2000 Personal Profile A real estate achiever with over 25 years of experience in brokerage, acquisitions, asset management, valuation, due diligence, financing, workouts, restructures, joint ventures, capital formation, leasing, marketing, and leadership. Dispositions § Direct the marketing on $1 billion of commercial real estate for Goldman Sachs. § Interface with the directors of asset management, construction, acquisitions, development, closing, legal, accounting, and portfolio to inform them of the effects of the sale process on their group, to get their assistance in the marketing effort, and to build a consensus on the commercial sales program within the company. § Initiate, promote and maintain open and congenial communication between the marketing team and the investment committee and client. § Establishment and direction of the marketing team § Set up and implemented a presale due diligence program § Established Marketing valuation program § Personally market all larger assets § Built a marketing data base Founded Franklin Real Estate Group, a firm engaged in the sale of office building portfolios and capital formation. § Directed the sale of two office building portfolios at prices well about the clients' expectations and within a very tight frame. As a result, the client was able to improve their credit rating and raise more capital than expected form their IPO sale. § Located 9 buyers/equity partners who met the clients' requirements for a $200 million national office portfolio joint venture. Acquisitions/ New Business Development § Directed efforts in office building acquisitions in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Phoenix. § Led the acquisitions and development team on behalf of high net worth investor. § Developed and implemented a business plan to acquire third party asset management, property management, leasing, and construction management services. The goal was to create a $2 million revenue stream. § Developed and presented business proposals to prospective clients. Leasing Directed the leasing of real estate portfolio that averaged 2 million square feet of leasing and 600 transactions yearly, increasing occupancy by 7% and capturing 200% of is fair share of leasing in major markets in a two year period. Responsible for broker relations as well as large tenant relations, insuring that owner and tenant needs were met. Directed leasing team in over thirty markets. Asset Management Directed a staff of four asset managers responsible for 54 properties in three states while personally overseeing 14 assets in 4 markets including shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, hotels, and apartments valued at $500 million. § Office Buildings Managed, leased, renovated, and sold over 8 million square feet of every age, type and quality of office building § Shopping Centers Directed the management of 10 shopping centers in 8 different markets. Negotiated leases with national, regional and local tenants.

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    Steven Levin

    President and CEO, Centennial Real Estate

    Steven Levin FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven is a 40+-year veteran of the real estate industry with experience in investment, management, and financing of commercial real estate. In addition to his role as Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Centennial, Steven is a leading investor and board member of Imaginarium S.A., Spanish company that operates an international chain of educational-based toy and play stores. He is a sought-after speaker and frequently appears on panels for organizations such as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), World Retail Congress, Bisnow Commercial Real Estate, and Entertainment Experience Evolution. Steven is an avid reader and traveler, and regularly visits markets in destinations like Hong Kong, Madrid, Mexico City and Geneva to stay abreast of current global trends. Prior to the formation of Centennial in 1997, Steven served as executive vice president of Patriot American Corp., a real estate investment, and management company. From 1987 through 1994, Mr. Levin was the founder and chief executive officer of Hampton Real Estate Group, Inc., a national real estate investment, asset management, and property management company with a portfolio of commercial properties in excess of $500 million. In 1982, Steven co-founded The Levin Companies, Inc., a Texas-based real estate investment, and property management company. Prior to that, he was Owner and President of a women's apparel retailer with 60 stores located in malls and community shopping centers throughout Texas and the Southwest. Steven graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business Administration. He has been a licensed CPA for over 30 years. Steven is a member of ICSC and the Urban Land Institute where he served previously on the Urban Development/Mixed-Use Council. In 2019 he was selected by Real Estate Forum as a top Influencer in Retail Real Estate for their annual Influencers series.

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    James Armstrong

    President & CEO, Builders of Hope Community Development Corp

    James Armstrong III is the President & CEO of Builders of Hope Development Corporation, a leading community development corporations in Dallas that focuses on creating economic mobility through real estate. He has served as a certified Urban Community Development expert since 2010 with expertise and experience in Non-Profit management, marketing, business development, and finance James. Additional experience includes over 10 years in the Banking industry with added knowledge of complex lending and financing. Within these years he has worked for some of the top Fortune 500 companies like J. P. Morgan Chase and New York Life Securities and Investments. His corporate career experience is heavily used as chair of the Sports Arena Tax Increment Financing district overseeing the distribution of a multimillion dollar fund for development in the Victory Park and West Dallas neighborhoods. James serves on numerous community development driven boards such as, the Texas Association of Community Development Association, BcWorkshop, and the Trinity Park conservancy community development corporation. He is also a member of the advisory committee of the SMU's West Dallas STEM School. James is a proud graduate of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business with a Bachelor's degree in Finance. In 2017 James was award the Dallas Business Journal 40 under 40 award for his accomplishments in business. James' greatest role is serving as Lead Pastor of The Community Fellowship Church in West Dallas.

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    Lori Chatman

    President, Capital Division, Enterprise Community Partners

    As president of Enterprise's Capital Division, Lori Chatman manages one of the nation's largest affordable housing finance platforms while serving an integral role on the organization's senior leadership team. With more than three decades of experience, she leads a $16 billion affordable housing investment platform with a full suite of equity, debt and tax credit products for the affordable housing and community development industries. Lori is also an architect and the executive sponsor of Equitable Path Forward, Enterprise's $3.5 billion initiative to address racial inequities in the real estate industry by investing in developers of color through a wide range of capital products, including grants, debt, and equity.

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    Eve Picker

    Founder & CEO, Small Change

    Eve Picker is the founder and CEO of Small Change, a real estate equity crowdfunding platform. On Small Change developers raise funds for meaningful real estate projects building better cities everywhere. Eve has created a fluid and compliant platform that brings impact investment opportunities to everyone who cares about cities and wants to make change. Eve's past led her directly to Small Change. Her background as an architect, city planner, urban designer, real estate developer, community development strategist, publisher, and all-around instigator gives her a rich understanding of how cities work, how urban neighborhoods can be revitalized, what policies are needed to do it, and the unique marketing that creates the buzz needed for regeneration. Amongst her many urban (ad)ventures, she's developed a dozen buildings in blighted neighborhoods, founded a non-profit, cityLAB, built Pittsburgh's first tiny house and first downtown lofts, organized a speaker series, launched a Pittsburgh e-zine called Pop City, and established downtown Pittsburgh's first co-working space. She also co-founded Pittsburgh's wildly successful Open Streets program and now host sa weekly podcast series called "Rethink Real Estate. For Good." Some honors she's proud of include Small Change ranking as one of 7 top Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms of 2020 by US News, nabbing Top Innovator in the "Capital" category by HIVE, her tenure as a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center Residency Program and her recent participation in Village Capital's FinHealth US 2021, an accelerator program for early-stage startups. All of these experiences have led her to become one of the foremost thinkers on urban change.

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    Michael Thomas

    Executive Vice President, PNC Financial Services Group

    Michael D. Thomas is executive vice president and head of PNC Real Estate, a member of The PNC Financial Services Group. In his role, Mike leads origination activities for public and private real estate developers, as well as owners and investors nationwide. In addition, he oversees real estate banking, tax credit solutions, and risk compliance and quality assurance for PNC Real Estate. Within PNC Bank, Mike was responsible for coordinating lending strategy for the Real Estate Investment Trust business within PNC's Real Estate Banking segment in partnership with Real Estate Banking's senior management team. He was also a member of the several strategic and operating committees providing a capital markets perspective to Real Estate Banking management's decision-making process. Mike has 29 years of banking and securities industry experience. He joined PNC's Real Estate Finance group in 1997 as a vice president and relationship manager. In 1998, he joined the Loan Syndications group within Debt Capital Markets and assumed responsibility for managing the real estate syndication business in 2004. In recent years, Mike added responsibility for the asset-based lending and equipment finance syndication businesses. Prior to joining PNC, he worked for J. P. Morgan Securities, Inc. providing advisory and capital raising services to C&I and real estate clients. Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Yale University in 1993 and maintains his NASD Series 7, 63, 79 and 24 securities licenses. He is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Urban Land Institute. He also serves as the board treasurer for the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health - Services and serves on the finance committee of his local church.

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    Eve Picker

    Founder & CEO, Small Change

    Eve Picker is the founder and CEO of Small Change, a real estate equity crowdfunding platform. On Small Change developers raise funds for meaningful real estate projects building better cities everywhere. Eve has created a fluid and compliant platform that brings impact investment opportunities to everyone who cares about cities and wants to make change. Eve's past led her directly to Small Change. Her background as an architect, city planner, urban designer, real estate developer, community development strategist, publisher, and all-around instigator gives her a rich understanding of how cities work, how urban neighborhoods can be revitalized, what policies are needed to do it, and the unique marketing that creates the buzz needed for regeneration. Amongst her many urban (ad)ventures, she's developed a dozen buildings in blighted neighborhoods, founded a non-profit, cityLAB, built Pittsburgh's first tiny house and first downtown lofts, organized a speaker series, launched a Pittsburgh e-zine called Pop City, and established downtown Pittsburgh's first co-working space. She also co-founded Pittsburgh's wildly successful Open Streets program and now host sa weekly podcast series called "Rethink Real Estate. For Good." Some honors she's proud of include Small Change ranking as one of 7 top Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms of 2020 by US News, nabbing Top Innovator in the "Capital" category by HIVE, her tenure as a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center Residency Program and her recent participation in Village Capital's FinHealth US 2021, an accelerator program for early-stage startups. All of these experiences have led her to become one of the foremost thinkers on urban change.

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    Christopher Ptomey

    Executive Director, Terwilliger Center for Housing, Urban Land Institute

    Since 2018, Christopher Ptomey has been executive director of ULI's Terwilliger Center for Housing. Previously, Ptomey led Habitat for Humanity's US government relations team, served as federal liaison for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, and was senior legislative assistant to Rep. Michael Collins (GA). Ptomey is currently leading ULI's Attainable Housing for All initiative, through which ULI members and District Councils are working with cities to overcome local barriers to housing production, attainability, and equity. During his time at ULI, Ptomey has also directed research including the launch of ULI's Home Attainability Index and publications focused on family renter needs, low-density rental development, tenant and property stability, and homeownership attainability. Ptomey is a graduate of Haverford College and George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and is a member of the Tennessee bar.

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    Nicholas Calluzzo

    Vice President, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs

    Nick Calluzzo is a Vice President in the Urban Investment Group (UIG) at Goldman Sachs within the Asset Management Division.


    Nick joined UIG in 2017 and leads deal teams with a focus on public-private projects that span a range of asset classes and product types including construction and term loans, private equity, and investments in projects eligible for New Markets Tax Credits, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and Historic Tax Credits.

    Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Nick worked in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley.

    Nick earned a BS and MS in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD.

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    Kenji Tamaoki

    Executive Director - Agency Originations, PGIM Real Estate

    Kenji Tamaoki is an Executive Director with PGIM Real Estate. He is responsible for direct loan originations and specialized product support in the western United States. He specializes in the company's affordable housing loan programs (including Fannie Mae DUS®, Freddie Mac Targeted Affordable Housing and FHA), and FHA market rate and healthcare financing. Kenji is located in San Francisco. Kenji has market intelligence and considerable experience in affordable and senior housing lending programs, with expertise in financing properties with low-income housing tax credits, regulatory agreements, Section 8, and tax exempt bonds. Kenji previously served as a vice president at the Bank of America Community Development Bank, where he created and managed a construction-rolling-to-permanent private-placement tax-exempt bond program. Before that, he developed affordable and market-rate multifamily apartment properties in Los Angeles and Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Kenji also worked as an architect on multifamily apartment, retail and single-family home developments. Kenji received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia.

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    Sapna Yathiraj

    Marketing Director, Boston Properties

    Sapna Yathiraj has over 25 years of marketing and branding experience with companies across a variety of industries including Boston Properties, Archstone, Capital One, Discovery Communications (Travel Channel), Walt Disney, and General Electric. She is currently the Marketing Director for the DC region of Boston Properties. Sapna serves on the executive committee of the ULI Women's Leadership Initiative as the marketing and communications chair, co-founder and chair of the ULI MarCom Forum, and co-chair of the Placemaking DC Local Product Council. In addition, she is a board member of Public Art Reston and Runway to the Cure. Sapna has held adjunct teaching positions at George Washington University School of Business, and at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. She earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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    Michael Alost

    Senior Vice President, KDC Real Estate Development & Investments

    Michael serves as a Senior Vice-President for KDC. He is currently developing the mixed-use McKinney and Lemmon project in Uptown Dallas. Past projects include Frost Bank headquarters in San Antonio, and the 100-acre Toyota North American Headquarters in Plano Texas. He is also involved with KDC's CityLine, a transit-oriented development in Richardson, Texas encompassing 186 acres of mixed-use office, retail, housing, hospitality, and public open space. CityLine is home to State Farm's 2-million-square-foot regional hub. Michael is involved in the larger North Texas community, active with the Dallas Regional Chamber, its Leadership Dallas program, and Economic Development Council. Professionally, he is a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the Entertainment Development Council, and chairs the North Texas Public/Private Partnership Council. Michael serves on the boards of The Real Estate Council and the Uptown Dallas Inc. Through his role on Texas A&M's Architecture Advisory Council, he supports the growth of future architects and developers.

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    Eliot Hoyt

    BrightView

    Eliot Hoyt is the Managing Principal in Brightview Design Group's (BVDG) Denver office, with expertise in project management, urban design and master planning for mixed use, Transit Oriented Development (TOD), resort and new community developments. As a part of BrightView, a $2.3 billion landscape services company traded on the NYSE, BVDG has access to expertise in construction, maintenance, tree propagation and care, golf course design and more; enabling the design team to provide unparalleled services to its clients. Eliot is a certified planner (AICP) with a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an MBA from University of Colorado Denver. Eliot serves as the Chair of the International Advisory Board of the University of Colorado Real Estate Center, which is part of the Leeds School of Business. For two years, Eliot was an adjunct instructor at the Leeds School teaching real estate development fundamentals to undergraduates. He also serves as a Mayoral Trustee on the board of the Denver Botanic Gardens. In every endeavor, Eliot brings many perspectives to bear on new projects with his project management skills, facilitation training, abilities as an interpreter of complex content, and understanding of the business of real estate development. The most satisfying projects are those that integrate the natural systems of land, vegetation, and water with the human expression of aesthetic beauty and finely executed craftmanship.

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    Gordon Huether

    President, Gordon Huether + Partners

    Artist Gordon Huether founded his studio in Napa, California with a mission to create large-scale, site-specific permanent art installations in a variety of architectural, landscape and urban settings. Huether's careful consideration of the artwork in context with the place and its users has led to hundreds of public and private art commissions. Projects have included installations for civic buildings, corporations, hospitals, hotels, libraries, museums, recreation centers, transportation centers, and universities throughout the world. Huether is currently working with the Salt Lake City International Airport Department of Airports in designing, fabricating and installing significant structurally integrated installations for its Airport Redevelopment Program, expected to complete in 2024.

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    Molly Alexander

    Associate Director, Downtown Austin Alliance

    For over three decades, Molly Alexander has enjoyed a successful career focused on downtown revitalization and economic development, including enterprises in both the public and private sectors. As the Executive Director of the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation Molly leads a new 501 (c)(3) organization focused on developing transformative projects that ignite downtown through the arts and creative spaces. Along with founding her own start-up company, she held several positions in the public sector supporting downtown revitalization and Main Street Programs in Central Texas. Molly received her bachelor's degree in urban studies and history from Trinity University. In her spare time she sits on several boards including Frontier Bank of Texas, and she owns two retail establishments, G&M DRYGOODS and The Owl Wine Bar and Home Goods Store an award-winning retail concept that received state-wide recognition in 2015 and one of 5 nationally awarded grants in 2020.

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    Collete English Dixon

    Executive Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University

    Collete English Dixon has more than 30 years in investment management with a focus on commercial real estate investing. Prior to her current role at Roosevelt University, she was Executive Director - Transactions for PGIM Real Estate (formerly known as PREI), a business unit of Prudential Financial, and co-leader of PREI's national investment dispositions program. In that role, she oversaw the sale of more than 200 investment properties located throughout the US, with a total value of more than $8.7 Billion, on behalf of PREI's investment funds. Prior to her role in dispositions, English Dixon was responsible for sourcing more than $2.75B of wholly-owned and joint venture real estate investment opportunities in the Midwest markets covering all property types, including office, rental and for-sale multi-family, hotel, industrial and retail properties. Collete's experience also includes commercial property development and asset management. In her current role, English Dixon is the Executive Director of the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University where she is oversees all aspects of the undergraduate real estate major and the MSRE/MBA-RE degree programs. She is the first African American woman leader of a higher-education real estate program in the US. She is a member of the administrative team for the Heller College of Business and is also the program director for the university's Hospitality and Tourism Management undergraduate and graduate degree programs. She is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Nominating Committee for Marcus and Millichap, Inc, a member of the Advisory Board for Waterton Associates, LLC and a member of the Board of Directors for Community Investment Corporation-Chicago and the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation. She is a Past President of CREW Network, a Past Chair of the CREW Network Foundation, and a Past President of CREW Chicago. She was chair of the UDMUC-Purple product council from 2016-2019 and is now a Global Governing Trustee and member of the Americas Executive Committee of ULI.

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    Maggie Parker

    Managing Partner, Innovan Neighborhoods

    Maggie Parker is the Managing Partner and founder of Innovan Neighborhoods, LLC, a community-oriented development and consulting firm bringing over 10 years of experience in community development finance and lending, real estate development, and capacity building. Innovan Neighborhoods partners with nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and neighborhood associations to implement their vision. Innovan works to build and strengthen neighborhoods in concert with community stakeholders, from joint ventures for affordable single-family homes to leading phased, master-planning development strategies in transitioning neighborhoods. Since inception in 2019, Innovan has a $100 million pipeline of affordable housing and small business-anchored development totaling 360+ units. We have also helped community partners position and/or secure over $15 million of investments for revitalization across DFW. Maggie has been engaged with ULI in various capacities, from volunteering as a graduation student to serving on Advisory Services Panels, ULI Spring Meeting Panel, and presenting at other speaking and networking events.

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    John Means

    McKinsey & Company

    John serves on McKinsey's global real estate executive committee and leads future of work and large scale real estate investment and development programs where he works across sectors to boost economic, social, and environmental outcomes. John has led development activities of more than $150 billion in major projects across six continents Prior to joining McKinsey, John worked in capital-project delivery and project controls for complex academic research, laboratory, and healthcare projects at a leading global construction group. He also designed and deployed global innovation programs focused on increasing productivity in field execution and project management. John is a licensed professional engineer.

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    Cullum Clark

    George W. Bush Presidential Center

    Dr. Cullum Clark is Director of the George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative, the economy policy unit of the George W. Bush Institute, and an Adjunct Professor of Economics at SMU. His work address the challenge of creating prosperous, high-opportunity regions, cities, and towns. He is co-author of The Texas Triangle: An Emerging Power in the Global Economy, and of numerous reports, op-eds, and other written work on America's cities and on the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area in particular. He is also actively engaged in several current efforts focused on economic development, housing affordability, workforce development, and anchor "eds & meds" institutions in the Dallas area. He also speaks often on economic issues in general, including economic growth, inflation, the Federal Reserve, demographic trends, and the Texas economy. His appearances in the media include extensive interviews in two episodes of the podcast Freakonomics Radio, titled "Why is everyone moving to Dallas?" and "How did a hayfield become one of America's fastest growing cities?" His past engagement with ULI includes annual talks to the ULI Dallas chapter's leadership program, including in September 2022.

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    Michael Levy

    Chief Executive Officer, Crow Holdings

    Michael Levy is the Chief Executive Officer of Crow Holdings where he is responsible for leading and overseeing the Company's overall business activities. Prior to joining Crow Holdings in 2016, Michael had a longstanding career in real estate finance and investment management at Morgan Stanley. Most recently he was Chief Operating Officer for the Investment Management Division and a member of the firm's Management Committee. He previously held various positions including Head of Traditional Asset Management, COO and CFO for Real Estate Investing and co-head for Real Estate Investment Banking. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1998 from Salomon Brothers and began his professional career at Prudential Securities. Michael is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, the Policy Advisory Board at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at Berkeley, the Advisory Board at the Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies and a ULI Foundation Governor. He is also a Board of Governors member of the Middle East Institute. He earned his B.S. at NYU's Stern School of Business and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

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    Ronald Kirk

    Senior Of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    Ron Kirk is Senior Of Counsel in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas and Washington, D.C. offices. He is Leader of the International Trade Practice Group and a member of the Sports Law, Public Policy, Crisis Management and Private Equity Practice Groups.

    Ambassador Kirk focuses on providing strategic advice to companies with global interests. 

     

    Ambassador Kirk has had an extensive career in Public Service.  Prior to joining Gibson Dunn in  April 2013, Ambassador Kirk served as United States Trade Representative (USTR) and was a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, serving as the President’s principal trade advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on trade issues.  He also served as Mayor  of Dallas from 1995 – 2001, and as Texas  Secretary of State in 1994 appointed by Gov. Ann W. Richards.

     

    Prior to joining USTR, Ambassador Kirk was a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP, where his principal area of practice was public finance and public policy. 

     

    Ambassador Kirk serves as a Corporate Director for Texas Instruments, and Macquarie Infrastructure Corp, and previously as a Director for Brinker International, Dean Foods, and PetSmart.  He serves as a Trustee for Austin College, the LBJ Presidential Library Foundation, and on the Board of the Dallas Citizens Council. Ron also is a Board Member of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

    Ambassador Kirk was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and received  his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and sociology from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.  He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1979.  He is married to Matrice Ellis-Kirk, and they have two adult  daughters. Ambassador Kirk is admitted to practice in Texas and the District of Columbia.

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    Lindsay Brugger

    Vice President, Urban Resilience, Urban Land Institute

    Lindsay Brugger is Vice President of the Urban Resilience Program for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a nonprofit education and research organization that focuses on land use, real estate and urban development. The mission of the Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Ms. Brugger directs ULI's Urban Resilience program, which works to help communities prepare for increased climate risk, addressing topics including land-use planning, financing models, design strategies, planning policy and the support of social and economic networks. Ms. Brugger leads research on topics such as hazard mitigation, retrofits for resilience, and climate risk and real estate, convenes experts and facilitates peer to peer learning to grow our collective capacity, assists communities seeking resilient development, planning and land use strategies through technical assistance engagements and supports locally-initiated resilience projects led by ULI District Councils. Ms. Brugger has 12 years of experience in architecture and the built environment with a decade spent focused on issues of resilience and adaptation. A licensed architect and certified passive house consultant, Ms. Brugger's resilience journey began while volunteering with Architecture for Humanity DC where she co-founded and directed the Resilience by Design program to provide technical assistance, organize educational offerings, host convenings, and promote the value of a resilient built environment. Since then, she has developed resilience education, climate risk tools, business continuity guidance, and disaster assistance resources to help architects build new skillsets, integrate resilience into their everyday practice, and support their communities pre- and post-disaster. Ms. Brugger has served on building industry resilience initiatives such as the National Institute of Science and Technology's cross sector Community Resilience Panel, the National Institute of Building Science's Multihazard Mitigation Council, and the Alliance for National & Community Resilience. A frequent speaker, Ms. Brugger's work has been featured at local, regional, and national conferences. Ms. Brugger received a Master of Architecture and B.S. in Architecture from Roger Williams University; as well as the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for her leadership and service.

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    Rives Taylor

    principal, Gensler

    Rives Taylor has more than 35 years' experience in institutional and commercial architecture with 30 years spent focusing on strategic planning, programming, and sustainable design, scaled from facility operations to campus and city planning. A Texas-practicing architect/educator, Rives directs Gensler's Firmwide Design Resilience Task Force and leads the Gensler Research Institute Resilience Center. He casts a wide net in elevating both the why and how of sustainable design, including students, faculty, professionals, public officials, and the general public. In over 30 years as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston and visiting professor at Rice University, Rives has influenced more than 6,000 students in his technical and high-performance design studios and seminars. The approaches Rives developed for Gensler not only affect the firm's extensive practice but also influence clients' building decisions worldwide. He developed a firm-wide green practice primer called "The Four Tiers of Sustainability," led the inclusion of sustainable design in the firm's in-house education program, and in partnership with Architecture 2030 and the Design Futures Council, developed an "eco-charrette" process and developed a building performance metric that is now used in all of Gensler's projects. He is part of the editorial team that produces the annual "Climate Action Through Design" (https://www.gensler.com/sustainability/climate-action-through-design-2021) Rives has been a general member and occasional board member of the ULI Sustainable Development product council for over 8 years. Locally he has been the inaugural director of the Houston ULI Chapter Building Healthy Places Council. He has engaged in two Professional Advisory Panels for Broward County [ https://seflorida.uli.org/uli-resources/bbt-center-broward-county-florida-advisory-services-panel-report/ ] and for the Duwamish River (Seattle) resilience focus [ https://americas.uli.org/advisory-service-panels/advisory-services-panel-seattle-washington/ ] . In 2015 Rives led Gensler's delegation to the Paris Climate Conference/Agreement and led the editorial team for the "Impact by Design" ( https://www.gensler.com/research-insight/sustainability ) publications annually (recent publication: https://www.gensler.com/research-insight/sustainability/2018 ). He is also part of the leadership team rolling out the Gensler Cities Climate Challenge (GC3) Rives developed design and construction standards for clients such as ExxonMobil, Walmart, ThyssenKrupp, and Toyota are now embedded in those clients' protocols and are followed worldwide.

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    Carlo Andreani

    Principal, Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers

    Carlo is a Director, Commercial Market with Pacheco Koch, a Westwood Company in Fort Worth, Texas. In his 18 years of practicing civil engineering in the Texas market, he has completed projects of all types including single and multi-family residential, industrial, commercial office, retail, healthcare, state parks, K-12 and higher education. Carlo has been a member of ULI since 2008 and has served the Dallas-Fort Worth District Council in various capacities including member and chair on multiple committees, past Young Leaders Chair, 2016 Fall Meeting Host Committee, TAP Panelist, Tarrant County Executive Committee and District Council Advisory Board.

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    Joanne Broadway

    Senior Managing Director, Real Estate, Greystar

    Joanne M. Broadway is a Senior Managing Director of Real Estate for Greystar and oversees the management operations for the Central North division that includes offices in Dallas, Chicago and Minneapolis. Her responsibilities include leading teams in those respective cities, monitoring performance and growth initiatives, and developing strategies to ensure client goals and objectives are achieved. Joanne has been active in the multifamily industry since 1994 and joined Greystar through the JPI management acquisition in 2008. A skilled coach and mentor, Joanne first served in a regional trainer role and was promoted to Director of People Development during her tenure at JPI, fostering teamwork throughout her portfolio that extended to her clients. Joanne earned her bachelor's degree in Arts and Sciences from the University of North Texas.

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    Paris Rutherford

    Principal, Catalyst Urban Development

    Paris Rutherford is Principal of Catalyst Urban Development, a Texas-based real estate company focused on the planning, investment, development and operation of profitable urban residential and mixed-use properties. For over 30 years, he has had a consistent track record in the creation of market-leading development districts through his focus on delivering experiences that appeal to the broader community's desire for Great Places as defined through design, market and social success. He has prepared successful strategies for hallmark destinations across the United States, and was instrumental in the rejuvenation of urban communities in Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa and other cities through walkable urbanism. Since Catalyst's inception, Mr. Rutherford has guided the company's award-winning development and strategic planning efforts following a methodology that generates innovative investment, successful relationships, and enhanced market demand. Prior to forming Catalyst, Mr. Rutherford was a managing partner at RTKL Associates where he lead the firm's planning division across eight global offices, and served on its Board of Directors. His work has received over 100 awards and been highlighted in such publications as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Urban Land Magazine. He has spoken at such respected venues as the National Press Club, ULI, and ICSC among others, and has been featured on national broadcasts such as CNBC's Closing Bell and PBS's News Hour. Mr. Rutherford is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Harvard University.

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    Christina Day

    Director of Planning, City of Plano

    Christina Day's career has been focused on serving in local or state government for 27 years. She has led teams in development, housing, grants, and administration during her tenure, with a focus and interest in the long-term viability of inner-ring suburbs. She is AICP certified and has been with the city of Plano's Planning department since 1998, where she currently holds the position of Director of Planning.

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    Rick Perdue

    President, Rosewood Property Company

    Rick Perdue serves as President of Rosewood Property Company. Prior to joining RPC, he was Senior Managing Director at Mill Creek Residential, a leading national multifamily investor, builder, and operator. He spent 17 years with Dallas-based Tonti Properties where he was head of Development and Acquisitions nationally. Mr. Perdue has overseen the development, acquisition, disposition, and conversion of several thousand apartment homes representing a notional value of over one billion dollars. Mr. Perdue received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA in Finance from Tulane University. He is also a CFA charterholder and is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Texas. Mr. Perdue is a Board Member of The Real Estate Council of Dallas (TREC) where is has served as Chairman of the Associate Leadership Council (ALC) program as well as FightNight, the premiere fundraising event in Dallas real estate. He is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Mr. Perdue is also a founding Board Member of the Circuit Trail Conservancy, an organization tasked with connecting the Dallas trail system.

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    Tara Green

    Principal, Program Development, OJB Landscape Architecture

    Since joining OJB in 2018, Tara has served as Principal of Program Development managing the firm's park and open space programming, activation, management and community engagement, as well as strategic planning, and fundraising efforts. Throughout her career, she has managed and consulted on complex urban parks and organized and executed numerous large-scale events, coordinating staff teams of all sizes and budgets up to $40M. Tara is committed to creating coalitions of support with diverse stakeholders and community groups and excels at park partnership development. After two decades of working in leadership positions in the sports and entertainment industry, Tara brought extensive and proven experience to her role as President of Klyde Warren Park. Always focused on the total visitor experience, Tara was responsible for guiding Klyde Warren Park into Dallas's top destination, cultivating and building a vibrant community of people that returned to the park repeatedly. Tara developed and led the team that curated and produced the park's 1,300+ free activities and special events throughout the year, and ensured that the park's overall programming was comprehensive, well-run and served diverse needs. During Tara's tenure, Klyde Warren Park won 39 national and international awards, including the prestigious Urban Land Institute Urban Open Space Award in 2014.

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    Krista Nightengale

    Founding Partner, Better Block Foundation

    Krista Nightengale is the Executive Director of the Better Block. She began her career at D Magazine, the city magazine in Dallas, where she served as Managing Editor, Executive Director of a leadership group aimed at empowering citizens to take action, and Executive Director of a literacy nonprofit that united the city in reading together. She then served as Chief of Staff of the Coalition for a New Dallas, an advocacy group that worked to reunite communities by removing an elevated highway between two neighborhoods in Dallas. Krista then launched Dallas Innovates, a news site that promotes Dallas-Fort Worth as a hub of innovation. While covering the city, Krista became intrigued by the built environment. In 2016, she joined the Better Block, an international, urban design nonprofit that educates, equips, and empowers communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate built environments to promote the growth of healthy and vibrant neighborhoods. In her six years at the Better Block, Krista has worked with neighbors in more than 75 cities to rethink streets, turn parking lots to plazas, and identify the barriers keeping communities from enjoying their public spaces. She has led study tours in Dallas, Copenhagen, and Malmo and built hundreds of digitally fabricated benches, kiosks, and survey stands. She uses social media to educate around placemaking and transportation, and she's a pretty adequate drone operator (as long as there's no wind). Krista is one of the Dallas Business Journal's 40 Under 40 2022, and is on the Dallas Comprehensive Land Use Committee, on the steering committee of Big D Reads, a board member of Philanthropy Kids, past-president of the Dallas Architecture and Design Exchange board, former AIA Dallas Board Member, City Lab High School Foundation Advisory Council, Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy cohort for Communities Foundation of Texas, former member of the Dallas Commission on Homelessness, former TEDxSMU steering committee, and a graduate of Leadership Texas.

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    John Cecilian

    Co-Founder & CEO, Cecilian Partners, Inc.

    John is the co-founder and CEO of Cecilian Partners, a proptech company focused on transforming customer experience. Based out of New Hope Pennsylvania a suburb of Greater Philadelphia locating on the Delaware River and serving 100+ master planned communities across the country. Cecilian Partners has a suite of offerings from innovative consulting to smart service-oriented software that changes how community developers and homebuilders manage the complex ecosystem of selling and managing the dream of "home", whether that is rental or ownership. John holds a Master of Business Administration in Systems Thinking and Global Finance from Villanova University, and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Psychology from Duquesne University. John is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, Forbes Real Estate Council, Community Development Council (CDC) Gold is on the leadership steering committee of NEXT America's for ULI. When not actively working and growing his flourishing tech start-up, John spends time with his wife Jennifer, and children Stella and Delilah. John is an avid cyclist, triathlete, and Ironman Finisher who strives to find balance between work, health and family.

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    Michael Miller

    Senior Vice President, Signorelli Company

    Mike Miller is Senior Vice President of Land for Signorelli Company. Mike has over 10 years experience working on some of Houston's top Master Planned Communities. Mike is a key player in helping manage current assets and further propelling Signorelli's Master Planned Community footprint across Houston - including 4,700 acre Austin Point and 3,000 acre Splendora. Miller is also assisting expansion efforts into the Austin, Dallas and San Antonio markets. Mike was most recently Vice President - Houston for Ashlar Development, where he was primarily responsible for all residential and commercial performance for the highly acclaimed and multi-award winning Master Planned Community, The Groves, which is a 1,000 acre Master Planned Community in northeast Houston. In that role, Mike managed all strategic planning, development activities, acquisitions, homebuilder relations, pricing structure, product development and competitive strategies associated with the Houston market and region portfolio. In addition, Mike helped vision and oversee the framework for The Glade at The Groves. The Glade is going to be a large mixed-use component to The Groves offering residents the ability to reside, celebrate, collaborate, feast and browse within The Groves community. Prior to his work with Ashlar, Mike worked as a senior manager in land acquisition and development for various Houston homebuilders. He also worked for mixed-use developer Sam Yager Incorporated and was responsible for residential development management and acquisition for their entire portfolio. Over his tenure, he has developed nearly 5,000 lots within more than 20 communities in the Houston area. Mike graduated from The University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning. He received his Master of Science in Land and Property Development at Texas A&M University and now serves on the Development Industry Advisory Council for the program. Mike is affiliated with numerous organizations including the Urban Land Institute (ULI) as a Community Development Product Council member, ULI NEXT member, and volunteer for the ULI Young Leader Mentorship Program. In addition, he serves as the North Houston Association's Development Trends Committee Chair, Partnership Lake Houston Board of Directors, and Texas A&M MLPD's Development Industry Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Aggie Real Estate Network, Greater Houston Builder's Association, Texas Association of Builders, and John Burns Real Estate Center Housing's Rising Leaders. Mike was also named to Lake Houston Area Magazine's Top 4 Under 40 in 2021. He gives back through Operation Finally Home, Insperity Adaptive Sports Complex Miracle League Buddy, Lake Houston YMCA sponsor and is actively involved at Houston's First Baptist Church – Cypress.

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    Heidi Birchall

    Director, Resident Loyalty, Cecilian Partners Inc.

    With more than a decade working in the travel, hospitality, and loyalty space, Heidi leads Cecilian Partners' approach and investment in how to change the customer and resident experience in real estate. She's led the development and roll-out of loyalty programs, apps, and partnerships for some of the biggest international names in hospitality, including Jumeirah Group, Etihad Airlines, Emaar Hospitality Group, and Marriott. She brings a unique mix of technology development, strategy, project management expertise, and real-world insights into what makes brands, partnerships, and loyalty programs really tick. As Cecilian Partners' VP of Loyalty Strategy, Heidi is leading the Customer Blueprint team, developing a unique and world-class approach to engaging customers and residents of communities. A native Australian, Heidi resides just outside of Austin, Texas with her husband and their 1.5 year old son.

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    Paige Shipp

    Director of Development, Hunt Companies, Inc

    Paige Shipp is the Director of Development-Texas at Avanta Residential, a developer and manager of premier build-for-rent neighborhoods across the country. In her role, Paige leads the acquisition, entitlement, and due diligence for communities throughout Texas. With more than 20 years in the new home industry, Paige's experience includes land acquisition and development, consulting, market research, and land banking. Prior to joining Avanta, served as the Dallas-Ft. Worth Regional Director for Zonda advising home builders, developers, and financial institutions on how to navigate housing and economic market conditions. She also worked at John Burns Real Estate Consulting conducting feasibility studies and strategic planning engagements in Texas and across the US. Paige earned her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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    Jason Laumer

    City Manager, City of Celina Texas

    The City of Celina's City Manager, Jason Laumer, joined in 2017 and immediately began fostering an environment that has led to several key partnerships with community stakeholders; including the Celina Independent School District, Collin County, Collin College, and area businesses and developers, that have resulted in Celina being fastest growing city in the state of Texas. In addition, Jason's commitment to servant leadership has instilled taking ownership and using innovation from his leadership team, employees, as well as the City's elected officials. He continues to collaborate with the Mayor and City Council on Celina's growth and development while still maintaining the City's strong sense of community and agriculture.

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    Samantha Bennett

    Associate Principal, Cooper Carry, Inc.

    Samantha Bennett, AIA is an Associate Principal at Cooper Carry and leads the Retail Mixed-Use Studios in the Washington, DC office. She works closely with developers to ensure their retail goals are met, from master planning to vertical architecture and interior tenant fit-outs. Her expertise and relationships with jurisdictions, clients, and tenants makes her a valued design leader. Her knowledge in projects of diverse scales is further strengthened by her goal to create places that enhance and contribute to the communities where they are built. As a ULI Member, she has actively participated in events since 2019, when she moderated another panel, "An Undervalued Asset: Revealing the Role of Retail in Mixed-Use Environments."

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    Alysha Buck

    Project Manager, Cooper Carry, Inc.

    Alysha E. Buck, AIA Associate Principal | Cooper Carry Alysha is Associate Principal at Cooper Carry and is a leader in the firm's mixed-use and residential studios. Since joining Cooper Carry in 2010, she has gained expertise in master planning, multifamily residential, and mixed-use environments. She has been directly responsible for the design and documentation of over 2,300 units in 32 residential buildings and has overseen $650 million in construction. Prior to joining Cooper Carry, Alysha founded a design firm that specialized in single-family residences and renovation and adaptive reuse of historic structures.

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    Abbey Oklak

    Director of Multifamily Development, Kimco Realty

    Ms. Abbey Oklak is a Director of Multifamily Development at Kimco Realty - North America's largest publicly traded owner and operator of open-air, grocery-anchored shopping centers, including mixed-use assets. Ms. Oklak leads redevelopment projects in the mid-atlantic region focusing on bringing a diversity of uses to current single-use assets. Her background as a licensed architect and urban designer brings experience to develop and build the best in class for Kimco's growth portfolio. Previously, Ms. Oklak spent over 12 years at the architecture and urban design firm Cooper Carry creating and entitling large masterplans and implementing them through construction. She has entitled over 22 million square feet of leasable development in the DC metro region, and she understands the many local jurisdictions different requirements and works collaboratively to complete projects successfully. Notable projects include the entitlement and phase 1 construction of Reston NXT at the future silver line station in Reston, VA and the entitlement of Landmark Mall in Alexandria, VA. Earlier in her career, Ms. Oklak worked at the Prince's Foundation for Building Community focusing on educating and implementing walkable urbanism in many small towns in the United Kingdom, and she also worked for renown classical firm of Stanhope Gate on historical renovations in London's Kensington neighborhood. Ms. Oklak graduated from University of Notre Dame's with a Bachelors of Architecture. She also has a Masters in Sustainable Urbanism from the Prince's Foundation for Building Community/ the University of Wales and an MBA from Georgetown University. She is a licensed architect, an AICP certified planner, and a LEED accredited professional. Ms. Oklak on the board of her local civic association and neighborhood design review board.

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    Latasha Edwards

    Vice President, AvalonBay

    Latasha Edwards is a Vice President at AvalonBay responsible for leading Asset Management of the Mid-Atlantic region and firm-wide portfolio management initiatives.  In addition, she serves on the Black Associate Group Executive Leadership Committee and serves as the Executive Sponsor for the company's partnership with A Wider Circle, a Washington D.C. metropolitan area non-profit.  Prior to joining AvalonBay, Latasha was a Senior Vice President at and led asset management for RSE Capital Partners (an affiliate of Fundrise).  She has worked in the commercial real estate industry for 19 years, primarily in the investment management and private equity sectors working for other firms such as MacFarlane Partners, Hudson Realty Capital, and ASB Capital Management.  She began her real estate career at Jones Lang LaSalle. She is a member of ULI and the Real Estate Executive Council. Latasha received her B.A. from Harvard University and her M.B.A. from The Wharton School.

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    Mandi Wedin

    Feroce Real Estate Advisors

    Mandi L. Wedin, MSRE Founder + CEO Feroce Real Estate Advisors As Founder and CEO at Feroce Real Estate Advisors, Mandi advises forward-thinking real estate companies on positioning their real estate and teams to succeed during times of disruption. Feroce works with clients to chart the path forward through the shifting landscape of commercial real estate, technology, and consumer demographics. We are translators across the varied languages of commercial real estate investment, ESG+R, proptech, capital markets, sustainability, DEI, and the future of work. With 20 years of experience running billion-dollar real estate portfolios, Mandi has delivered results to investors by leading change and creating value out of change. Her experience across multiple asset classes and multiple markets spanning the life cycle of real estate investments provides an insightful and valuable perspective for her clients. As a leader at a public REIT, WashREIT (NYSE: WRE) and at private equity real estate investment firms, ASB Real Estate Investments and Kennedy Associates Real Estate Counsel, she built and led high-performing, diverse investment management teams while providing hundreds of millions of dollars in sustainable, reliable value to investors and customers. Mandi is fortunate to have participated in the ULI Young Leaders Group as a member and today she serves as a mentor in the ULI Washington DC Mentorship program and guest lecturer for ULI education programs.

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    Lucy Burns

    Partner, Billingsley Company

    Lucy Burns is a Partner at Billingsley Company in Dallas. Lucy is responsible for the company's 5.5 million square foot office portfolio. Her responsibilities include portfolio strategy, construction, marketing, management and finance. Lucy has focused on creating communities that deliver outstanding amenities and quality service to companies of all sizes. Lucy began her career in New York at Lehman Brothers followed by roles with Groupe Arnault in New York and the Ratkovich Company in Los Angeles. Lucy received her undergraduate degree from Davidson College and her graduate degree from Columbia University. She serves on the Hockaday Board of Trustees, the Board of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Board of the Dallas Regional Chamber, the Dallas Advisory Board of Amegy Bank and the Dallas Advisory Board for the Trust for Public Land. Lucy lives in Dallas with her husband and four children.

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    Derrick Evers

    CEO & Managing Partner, Kaizen Development

    Derrick Evers is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Dallas-based Kaizen Development  Partners (KDP), a full service commercial real estate development firm specializing in office and urban mixed-use developments. Mr. Evers brings a  versatile and deep knowledge of development, master planning, entitlements,  construction and capital markets. Mr. Evers has over twenty (20) years  of extensive and diverse project management experience, ranging from  healthcare, government and corporate to academic developments. Having  been a serial entrepreneur, his vision and forward thinking continuously  innovates and constantly challenges systemic norms with the singular object  of achieving better outcomes for all stakeholders.

    Prior to co-founding KDP, Mr. Evers served as CEO and Partner of Neal  Richards Group (NRG). Under Mr. Evers’ leadership, NRG grew its business  from a start-up in 2008 with zero assets to nearly a billion dollars of real  estate in roughly seven (7) years. Mr. Evers brings a large company pedigree  because of his many years at the Staubach Company (now JLL) under the  leadership of Roger Staubach, and also the Trammell Crow Company (now  CBRE) under the mentorship of CEO Bob Sulentic. Those great organizations  helped influence Mr. Evers’ own strong sense of ethics and values for a client-  first, entrepreneurial organization. That “continuous improvement” in real  estate has manifested itself in the creation of KDP.

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    Mark Gibson

    Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets, Americas, JLL

    Mr. Gibson became a director and Vice Chairman of HFF, Inc. in November 2006 and effective April 1, 2014, he became the Chief Executive Officer of HFF, Inc. Mr. Gibson is one of our founding partners having joined our predecessor firm, Holliday Fenoglio & Company, in 1984. Since 2003, Mr. Gibson has held the positions of executive managing director of HFF LP and member of the operating committee of HFF Holdings. Additionally, Mr. Gibson has served as a member of the HFF LP executive committee since 2010. From 1993 to 2010, Mr. Gibson served as co-head of the Company’s Dallas office. Mr. Gibson is a trustee for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a member of ULI’s Executive Committee and a member of ULI’s IOPC Gold Council; member of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE); member of the University of Texas Real Estate Finance and Investment Center’s Executive Committee; member of the board of visitors at UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics and member of the UTSW Foundation; member of the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council at The University of Texas at Austin; advisory board member of Baylor Health Care System Foundation; Trustee and Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); and a member of World Presidents’ Organization. Past positions held by Mr. Gibson include Program Chair of AFIRE and Chair of the University of Texas Real Estate Finance and Investment Center. Mr. Gibson graduated in 1981 from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in Finance.

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    Koray Aysin

    Senior Corporate Sustainability Lead, Perkins Eastman

    Koray Aysin is a Senior Corporate Sustainability Lead at Perkins Eastman where he oversees firmwide sustainability strategies and networks. Aysin's vast multi-disciplinary experience includes sustainable design, real estate development, and urban planning & economic development. He is passionate about fostering affordable, resilient, inclusive, and sustainable built environments. He previously worked as the project manager at the Housing Up, a nonprofit affordable housing development organization, and as an urban development specialist at the World Bank. Aysin is a steering committee member of Pathways to Inclusion Program of ULI DC and member of Sustainability and Resilience Local Product Council. Mr. Aysin holds Master of Architecture and Master of Real Estate Development degrees from University of Maryland.

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    Christine Robinson

    Partner, Deloitte

    Christine is a CPA with more than 18 years of professional experience. Her sustainability experience includes working with clients in real estate and other industries on sustainability materiality assessments, data processes and controls, reporting, assurance, and supply chain initiatives. ​ She has assisted companies in reporting GHG emissions consistent with the GHG Protocol and with addressing the TCFD recommendations through performing TCFD gap assessments, disclosure readiness engagements, and climate risk and opportunity analysis. Christine's experience also includes an assignment to the SASB where she assisted with their market adoption initiatives. She holds SASB's Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential, designed to help professionals understand the link between material sustainability information and financial performance.​ Christine is Deloitte's representative on the Real Estate Roundtable's Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee.

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    Mary Ludgin

    Senior Managing Director & Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman

    Mary Ludgin is Heitman's Head of Global Investment Research. She is a partner of the firm and holds a seat on its investment, valuation, and global management committees. She holds an AB from Vassar College and an MA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

    Mary was a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and she chaired ULI's Chicago District Council. She currently is Chair of the board of ULI's Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate. She served as Chair of the Pension Real Estate Association, President of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, and President of the Real Estate Research Institute. Mary is a fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute for Real Estate Research and a member of LAI, the honorary real estate society.

    Mary was the 2019 recipient of the Pension Real Estate Association's James A. Graaskamp award, which recognizes researchers whose work contributes to the common body of knowledge regarding real estate investment.

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    Valerie Wieman

    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Valerie Wieman is a partner in PwC's National Office with 30 years of experience serving audit clients in a variety of industries. She currently serves as the National Office Editor-in-chief, involved in the creation, development, and publication of PwC's brand-defining thought leadership, with a focus the past two years on ESG reporting. In addition to her contributions to PwC's library of technical resources, she has written numerous response letters on behalf of the firm to the FASB and SEC with respect to various rule and standard setting developments. She is currently part of the leadership team responsible for crafting PwC's response to various ESG-related proposals. Prior to this role, she worked in PwC's National SEC Services group, helping clients navigate SEC rules and regulations in periodic and transaction-based filings. Valerie is a frequent contributor to PwC's podcast and webcast series, most recently concentrating on the technical and practical elements of the SEC's proposed climate disclosures.

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    Ilana Judah

    Associate Principal, Arup

    Ilana Judah is an Associate Principal and Americas East Resilience Leader at Arup, based in Arup's New York office. She is a senior architect, resilience and sustainability specialist with experience throughout the built environment. Ilana has led climate and sustainability efforts on public and private sector projects globally, as well as designed and implemented resilience and sustainability programs. She has served as an industry spokesperson and advisor to governments, and has forged industry partnerships to advance climate imperatives. Ilana served on New York City climate task forces under Mayors Bloomberg and DeBlasio, was co-chair of AIA New York's Committee on the Environment, and currently sits on the AIA National Resilience and Adaptation Advisory Committee. She is a lead author of the 'Integration of Mitigation and Adaptation' sub-element of the upcoming Third Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC 3.3).

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    Will Hendrickson

    Senior Managing Director, Granite Properties

    Will joined Granite in 2003 and is the market leader for Dallas, responsible for growth, performance and value creation of the Dallas platform. Previously, as Senior Director of Investments, he was responsible for leading and coordinating Granite's investment activity in Atlanta, Austin, Denver, and Houston. Will is a NAIOP North Texas board member, an Uptown Dallas, Inc. board member and a ULI national council member.

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    Byron Carlock

    Real Estate Leader, PWC - Boston

    Byron Carlock leads PwC’s U.S. Real Estate Practice. With 35 years of experience serving the industry, he brings extensive knowledge of the full real estate life cycle including matters ranging from strategic planning and property transaction advisory to capital formation, and business plan execution. In addition, he has expertise in governance, board matters, mergers and acquisitions and corporate conflict matters. Byron has experience advising major clients including corporate owners and users, developers, hospitality organizations, investors and REITs.

    Prior to assuming his current role, Byron served as the CEO and President of CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc for seven years and served CNL as President of two other REITs over his 11-year tenure there.  His resume also includes three years as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Post Properties and nine years as Managing Director for Trammell Crow and Crow Holdings related entities.

    Byron is a CPA, currently a governor of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a member of Real Estate Roundtable, and NAREIT.  He is also a board member of AFIRE, Harding University College of Business Administration, Harvard Club of Dallas and a board member emeritus of Harvard Business School.   

    Byron earned his BBA at Harding University and also participated in the International Asian Studies Program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he was a Rotary Scholar.  Byron also earned his MBA at Harvard Business School.   

    Byron has been extensively featured in media such as Fox Business News, and The New York Times, and writes a regular monthly column for National Real Estate Investor.  Byron was also named by D Magazine as one of the D500 most influential businessmen in Dallas.

    Byron has a passion for the revitalization in his hometown of Blytheville, AR, and is working with a group of patriots to restore the decommissioned air base there as The National Cold War Center to serve as a reminder of the importance of the Cold War and to educate future generations of the importance of preserving democracy and free enterprise.

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    Andy Cohen

    Gensler

    Andy Cohen is one of two co-CEOs of Gensler, the world’s top architecture and design firm. He just celebrated his 40th anniversary with Gensler. Since 2005, Andy and Co-CEO Diane Hoskins have exemplified collaborative leadership, overseeing both the long-term strategy and day-to-day operations of the global practice known for its award-winning design innovation and research. Under their guidance, Gensler has organically grown to become the largest in the field, with some 6,800 people networked across 50 offices, serving clients in more than 120 countries.

    As co-CEO and former board chair, Andy is a key creator of what is acknowledged by its peers as the most admired and preeminent architecture and design firm in the world, pioneering project types and design innovation strategies that are shaping the built environment of the next century and beyond.

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    Michael Levy

    Chief Executive Officer, Crow Holdings

    Michael Levy is the Chief Executive Officer of Crow Holdings where he is responsible for leading and overseeing the Company's overall business activities. Prior to joining Crow Holdings in 2016, Michael had a longstanding career in real estate finance and investment management at Morgan Stanley. Most recently he was Chief Operating Officer for the Investment Management Division and a member of the firm's Management Committee. He previously held various positions including Head of Traditional Asset Management, COO and CFO for Real Estate Investing and co-head for Real Estate Investment Banking. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1998 from Salomon Brothers and began his professional career at Prudential Securities. Michael is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, the Policy Advisory Board at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at Berkeley, the Advisory Board at the Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies and a ULI Foundation Governor. He is also a Board of Governors member of the Middle East Institute. He earned his B.S. at NYU's Stern School of Business and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

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    Mary Ludgin

    Senior Managing Director & Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman

    Mary Ludgin is Heitman's Head of Global Investment Research. She is a partner of the firm and holds a seat on its investment, valuation, and global management committees. She holds an AB from Vassar College and an MA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

    Mary was a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and she chaired ULI's Chicago District Council. She currently is Chair of the board of ULI's Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate. She served as Chair of the Pension Real Estate Association, President of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, and President of the Real Estate Research Institute. Mary is a fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute for Real Estate Research and a member of LAI, the honorary real estate society.

    Mary was the 2019 recipient of the Pension Real Estate Association's James A. Graaskamp award, which recognizes researchers whose work contributes to the common body of knowledge regarding real estate investment.

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    Gray Bouchillon

    Global Head of Industrial Sector, Nuveen

    Gray oversees the industrial and logistics sector team globally for Nuveen Real Estate including all transactional and operational activity across the sector vertical. In addition, he is charged with defining the global logistics strategy, formulating partnerships and launching new sector-focused investment funds and initiatives. Prior to joining Nuveen Real Estate in 2018, Gray served as president and chief investment officer of Evergreen Industrial Properties, the former US industrial platform of TPG Real Estate which was acquired by Ivanhoe Cambridge in 2017. Before leading Evergreen, Gray worked at Colony Industrial as senior vice president as well as Cobalt Capital Partners, which was acquired by Colony in 2014. Over the course of his career, Gray has executed over $15bn in industrial transactions across more than 40 global markets. Gray graduated with a B.S. in both Finance and Accounting from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Based in Dallas, Gray currently serves as a voting member of Nuveen Real Estate's Global Executive Leadership Team and the Americas Investment Committee. He also holds a CPA in the State of Texas.

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    Carlos de Icaza

    Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez S.C.

    CARLOS DE ICAZA A. IS A PARTNER WITH CREEL, GARCÍA – CUÉLLAR, AIZA Y ENRÍQUEZ, S.C. IN THE MEXICO CITY OFFICE, WHERE HE LEADS THE REAL ESTATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE GROUP. Mr. de Icaza has worked on the most innovative and complex real estate transactions and has actively represented major industrial groups, real estate investment trusts, development companies and private equity funds, involved in the industrial, tourism, retail and housing sectors, requiring environmental, real estate and transactional advice for their Mexican ventures. On the Environmental side he represents clients in a wide scope of regulatory and transactional matters throughout Mexico arising under Federal, State and Municipal environmental laws, regulations and standards. Mr. de Icaza has over 20 years of experience within both sectors. He has been involved in several first-of-its-kind transactions, and some of the largest deals in Mexico's history. Mr. De Icaza was appointed District Council Chair of the Urban Land Institute for Mexico for the period July 2020 – June 2022. The Urban Land Institute (ULI; www.uli.org) is the oldest and most extensive multidisciplinary network of real estate and land use experts in the world, organized as an international non-profit research and education institute, whose mission is to provide responsible land use leadership and create and sustain prosperous communities around the world. Over the past decade, he has been consistently ranked or cited as Band 1, Tier 1 or equivalent by several publications including Who's Who Legal, Practical Law Company, Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer 250 and The Legal 500. He is a frequent speaker on real estate and environmental matters and has authored several articles on such legal subjects. He is also a Professor at Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), where he teaches Environmental Law and Sustainable Development. Mr. de Icaza worked as a Foreign Associate in the Los Angeles office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker, LLP, in 2000-2001. Mr. de Icaza was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He received his law degree (JD) from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City in 1997, and studied his Masters of Laws degree (LL.M) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1999-2000. He studied a Post-Graduate Course on International Commercial Arbitration in 1997 at the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City, and a Post-Graduate Course on Environmental Law, in 1998, at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City. His native tongue is Spanish and he is fluent in English and French.

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    Erez Cohen

    Co-CEO, Urbium Property Group

    Erez is the Founding Partner and CEO of Urbium GDI, an industrial development firm based in Mexico City that manages institutional capital. He was previously a partner at Thor Urbana and has also worked for Apollo Real Estate, the Carlyle Group and Evercore Partners. In over 16 years in real estate, he has been involved in more than US$4.0 billion of real estate investments and developments in Mexico, Brazil, and the US across all real estate sectors. Erez is the author of the Real Estate Titans book, a national bestselling book that has been translated to 4 languages and has sold over 40,000 copies. Erez is Chair for Mission Advancement at ULI and received the Rising Star Award. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Manhattan College and with honors from Wharton Business School.

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    Carlos Ibarra

    Founder Partner, Ibarra, del Paso, y Gallego, S.C.

    Carlos Ibarra Carlos is a founder and partner of Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego, S.C., where he specializes in Real Estate, Hospitality and Business Transactions. Carlos is admitted to practice law in Mexico and in the US in the States of New York and California. He has over twenty years of experience advising foreign and domestic investors doing business in Mexico, specializing on Real Estate, Infrastructure and M&A transactions, actively representing several companies in the acquisition, leasing and development of real estate properties for industrial, residential, commercial, tourism and hospitality (restaurants, hotels and services) and infrastructure projects. Carlos has represented agencies of the Mexican Federal Government, foreign banks, Mexican developers and foreign investors in different sorts of real estate transactions involving financings, development, restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions of real estate assets. Carlos obtained his Law degree (JD equivalent) from Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center as a Fulbright Scholar. Carlos has been acknowledged by British and US editorials as a leading attorney recognized in the real estate sector in Mexico. Carlos has been an organizer, panellist and speaker in several real estate /foreign investment in Mexico specialized fora, both in the United States and Mexico. For over fifteen years, Carlos has been a professor of Legal Real Estate Topics with the Technological Autonomous Institute of Mexico (ITAM), Universidad Anáhuac and the Urban Land Institute, where he is also the Treasurer for the Mexico District Council since 2018. Carlos has published several specialized articles on legal real estate and investment subjects with American and British editorials. Likewise, he is a compiler, editorial coordinator and co-author of the book Real Estate Law: Select Topics and Sector Perspectives, by Editorial Porrúa and ITAM. Contact T: +52 (55) 5202-0717 E: [email protected] Web: ibarrapg.com

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    Andy Bush

    Founder and Managing Partner, Morgan Creek Ventures

    Andrew Bush, Managing Partner Morgan Creek Ventures Andrew Bush is the founder and Managing Partner of Morgan Creek Ventures LLC, a real estate development and consulting group based in Boulder, Colorado. The firm specializes in urban infill projects with a focus on design and sustainability. Working primarily in the Western United States, Morgan Creek Ventures has managed the development and redevelopment of over 750,000 square feet of office, residential and mixed-use projects. The firms' focus on sustainability has resulting in several pioneering efforts including the first LEED Platinum TI in the country in partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute and the first privately developed Green Roof in Colorado and one of the first Net Zero multi-tenant buildings in the Country. Over the past two decades, the firm has developed a variety of LEED Silver, Gold and Platinum designs, expanding their experience base in energy management, material science and user experiences, pushing the envelope to Net Zero Energy. Andy is currently managing a $220M urban infill project across from the Boulder Google Campus that consists of a dozen "all electric" buildings, including multi-family, office, and retail uses. Prior to founding Morgan Creek Ventures over two decades ago, Andy was a Managing Principal with Redstone Group, a real estate consulting and construction firm, focused on resort and conservation development in the western United States. Previously, Andy spent six years as one of four Principals of Design Studios West (DSW), a consulting firm focused on city planning and urban design. DSW maintained offices in Denver, Scottsdale and Sarasota, Florida. Andy started his career over thirty-five years ago with URS Corporation, in their Denver office, eventually holding the position of Vice President of Planning for the Northwest/Mountain Region. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin in Urban Planning and has served as a trustee and board member for several redevelopment associations and family foundations. He is a regular speaker on the topic of urban development and sustainable development for ULI and other organizations and recently served as jurist for the ULI Americas Awards of Excellence.

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    Ian Bremmer

    Expert on global political risk, best-Selling author, and President of Eurasia Group, Eurasia Group

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist who helps business leaders, policy makers, and the general public make sense of the world around them. He is president and founder of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO Media, a company dedicated to providing intelligent and engaging coverage of international affairs. Ian is an independent voice on critical issues around the globe, offering clearheaded insights through speeches, written commentary, and even satirical puppets (really!).

    He is the host of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, which airs weekly on US national public television. Ian is also a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, Bloomberg, and many other television stations around the world. Ian is credited with bringing the craft of political risk to financial markets, creating Wall Street’s first global political risk index (GPRI), and for establishing political risk as an academic discipline. His definition of emerging markets—”those countries where politics matters at least as much as economics for market outcomes”—has become an industry standard. “G-Zero,” his term for a global power vacuum in which no country is willing and able to set the international agenda, is widely accepted by policymakers and thought leaders.

    A prolific writer, Ian is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestseller Us vs Them: The Failure of Globalism which examines the rise of populism across the world. His latest book The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats—and Our Response—Will Change the World was released on May 17, 2022. He also serves as the foreign affairs columnist and editor at large for Time magazine. He currently teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and previously was a professor at New York University.

    Ian earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in political science from Stanford University, where he went on to become the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution. He received his bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tulane University.

    Ian established Eurasia Group with just $25,000 in 1998. Today, the company has offices in New York, Washington, San Francisco, London, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Tokyo, as well as a network of experts and resources in 90 countries.

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    Josie Reeves

    Director of Design, Kane Realty Corporation

    As Director of Design, Josie oversees the project design and placemaking elements of Kane Realty's new urban development projects including Mixed-Use Residential, Retail, Office, and Public Realm spaces. With oversight of interior and exterior design, building programming, and branding and positioning, Josie has direct experience with more than two billion dollars of Kane Realty's completed or under-construction development projects in Greater Raleigh including North Hills, The Dillon, the Smoky Hollow District, and the upcoming Downtown South Entertainment District. With a passion for story-telling and contextual urban design, Josie works across the full Kane Realty team and alongside a myriad of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, graphics teams, contractors, specialty trades - as well as local and regional artists and artisans – with the goal of creating memorable places that enhance the day-to-day experiences for those who "live, work and play" in Greater Raleigh. Josie is a graduate of North Carolina State University and is active in the Raleigh community. She resides in Raleigh with her husband, Charlie, and two sons, Henry and George.

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    Matt Falkin

    CAF Companies

    Matt is a multifamily real estate professional with extensive private and institutional experience in acquisitions, asset management, and development. He is the architect behind the CAF Funds (a subsidiary of CAF Companies) Workforce Housing + Social Impact platform. The investment strategy of the CAF Funds platform is to compliment investor returns by prioritizing resident well-being through on-site social programs and services tailored to enrich quality of life at CAF communities. As Vice President of CAF Funds, Matt is responsible for all aspects of Funds' operations. Previously, Matt was with Streetlights Residential (SLR) working on the Development Finance team where he underwrote and evaluated development opportunities across markets including Texas, California, and Nevada. Prior to joining Streetlights, Matt held the position of Senior Regional Manager at Aragon Holdings, a real estate private equity group based in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Falkin has sourced, evaluated, underwrote and executed acquisitions of over $2 billion in multifamily real estate investments totaling over 13K multifamily units. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is a member of The Real Estate Council (TREC), TREC Young Guns, and holds a CA DRE Broker License. He has also been named one of D CEO's Top Emerging Real Estate Professionals.

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    Jillian White

    Head of Growth, Aloft Appraisal

    Jillian White is a 19 year veteran of the appraisal industry, an SRA designated appraiser, a former NYS Appraisal Board member and a newly appointed TAF trustee. She began her career as the founder and CEO of White Picket Fence Appraisals—a residential real estate appraisal company based in New York. In 2007, she was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Small Business Administration and in 2010 she was recognized as one of Ten Influential Blacks in Westchester County . In 2016, Jillian joined Better, a digital mortgage provider, as the 37th employee. She created Better's appraisal department and in 2022 Jillian was named Head of Better+ where she was the General Manager to 4 of Better's affiliate businesses. In August of 2022, Jillian joined Aloft Appraisal, a venture capital backed appraisal firm, as their Head of Growth. Jillian White received her BA in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University.

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    Mason Ailstock

    Partner, HR&A Advisors, Inc.

    Mason Ailstock is a recognized leader in innovation districts and anchor-driven developments. With 20 years' experience working with non-profit institutions, governments, and industry, Mason has a track record of converging real estate, academia, and business to advance communities of innovation. Mason is responsible for project leadership and operations as President of Rowen Foundation, the non-profit steward that ensures the long-term vision for the 2,000-acre (810 hectare) knowledge campus is never compromised. Through the Knowledge Economy Practice at HR&A Advisors, Mason has the privilege of engaging with global partners to advance their mission. Prior to joining HR&A as Partner, Mason served as an executive with The University Financing Foundation, a private foundation with $1.5 billion of investments. As a university practitioner, Mason served as the Chief Operating Officer of Research Triangle Park the largest research park in North America with 7,000 acres (2,800 hectares) and 23million square feet (2.1 million square meters) Mason is the Past President of the internationally recognized Association of University Research Parks (AURP), Co-Chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) University Development & Innovation Council, a member of the ULI Center for Leadership, and the Global Eisenhower Fellowships to Sweden and Saudi Arabia.

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    Benjamin Cha

    Founder and Chair, The Seradac Foundation

    Mr. Benjamin Cha is Founder and Chair of The Seradac Foundation and serves as Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong based property investor and developer HKR International. Mr. Cha was previously Chief Executive, Asia for Grosvenor from 2014 to June 2022, before that Managing Director and the Head of Global Real Estate, Greater China for UBS Global Asset Management and Co-CEO of UBS/Gemdale, and earlier in his career Executive Director and Head of HKR Asia-Pacific of HKR International Limited. Mr Cha is active with various non-profit organisations and NGOs, currently serving on the board of the Urban Land Institute, the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and its M+ museum, Tai Kwun Culture and Arts serving as Chair of its Programming Committee, and is co-Chair of the Asia Art Archive Limited. Mr CHA has an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College.

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    Michele Wheeler

    President & COO, Jackson-Shaw

    Michele Wheeler serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Jackson-Shaw. Joining the company in January 2005, she is responsible for the management and coordination of all major financial transactions and the ongoing operations of the company. She has been involved in commercial real estate for over 20 years, beginning her career in 1987 with Rosewood Property Company. Michele represents owners and developers of commercial real estate projects nationally and handles every aspect of commercial development. Representative projects include first-class office buildings, flex and warehouse buildings, and hotels. In addition, she advises sellers, investors and purchasers in the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties, including office, flex and warehouse buildings and hotels. Michele has a BBA degree in Marketing and Management from Stephen F. Austin State University and studied at the graduate level at the University of Texas, Dallas. She has held leadership positions in The Real Estate Council, CREW, NAIOP, and is a Product Council Chair at the Urban Land Institute.

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    Mary Hager

    Executive Director, Greystar

    Mary Hager is an Executive Director at Greystar where she co-leads the Greystar-Thackeray business along with Greystar’s commercial real estate businesses which currently include industrial warehouses and life sciences. Mary serves on the Greystar Global Investment Committee along with the Greystar Executive Committee. She is based in Dallas, Texas.

    Prior to joining Greystar in 2021, Mary was the Co-CEO and co-founder of Thackeray Partners, a diversified private real estate company based in Dallas. Since its inception in 2005, Thackeray sponsored five private equity funds where Mary was responsible for overall strategy, partner communications, deal sourcing, asset management, and fund administration. Prior to founding Thackeray Partners, Ms. Hager was with Trammell Crow Company and other Crow-affiliated entities for sixteen years working in a variety of roles.

    Mary is a member of the Urban Land Institute, where she currently serves on the Board and is Chairman of the Investment Committee for the ULI Foundation. She is also past Americas Global Governing Trustee and past Chair of a national small-scale development product council. She received a bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

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    Brian Dennison

    SVP of Development and Asset Management, Fort Worth Housing Solutions

    Brian Dennison rejoined the staff as Senior Vice President of Development and Asset Management in March 2019 after serving as Senior Vice President of UrbanAmerica, a national real estate and development company. Prior to that, Brian worked at FWHS as Vice President of Development and Asset Management for nine years. Brian was instrumental in establishing multiple revenue sources to support the agency’s ongoing operations, and he created the agency’s long-term plan for the de-concentration of low-income housing. He led FWHS to be the first housing authority in Texas to be selected for RAD. Dennison brings to the agency more than 29 years of experience in commercial real estate lending, finance, asset management and liquidation. He was a Senior Vice President at both Guaranty Bank and Bluebonnet Savings Bank; a Section Chief and Liquidator-in-Charge for the FDIC; and a prime contractor with the Resolution Trust Corporation.

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    Opal Lee

    Social Activist, Unity Unlimited, Inc.

    Ms. Opal Lee Known as the "Grandmother of Juneteenth," Ms. Opal Lee was present on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act bill that established June 19 or "Juneteenth" a federal holiday. Ms. Lee said on that day, "Now we can celebrate freedom from the 19th of June to the 4th of July!" Opal Lee was born in Marshal, Texas in 1926 and moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1937. At the age of 12 her family's home was destroyed on June 19, 1939, but she nor her family allowed that to deter them from making an impact in the community. She has served on many boards and with many organizations including Citizens Concerned with Human Dignity (CCHD), Habitat for Humanity and the Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Fort Worth Black populace. During her tenure as Chairman of the Community Food Bank, the organization received the 1.3-million-dollar 33,000 sq. ft. facility that now serves 500 families a day. Ms. Lee is the oldest living board member of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) a national movement started by the late Dr. Ronald Myers to have Juneteenth declared a National Holiday. At 90 years of age, she started her walking campaign from Fort Worth, TX to Washington, DC to bring awareness to the need for celebrating Juneteenth nationally. She walked 2.5 miles in cities all across the country to represent the 2.5 years it took after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation for enforcement to reach Texas to free the enslaved. In 2019 she launched an online petition campaign that garnered over 1.6 million signatures to continue the crusade for holiday observance. Ms. Opal currently serves on the board of Unity Unlimited, Inc. and Transform 1012 N. Main Street, and is a Board Member and Honorary Chair of the National Juneteenth Museum. She has received three honorary doctorates, has been named 2021 Texan of the Year by the Dallas Morning News editorial board, the 2021 Unsung Hero of the Pandemic, Fort Worth Inc.'s 2022 Person of the Year and most recently was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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    Heidi Creighton

    Vice President, Skanska USA

    Heidi Creighton is the National Head of Sustainability for Skanska USA Commercial Development. As a passionate advocate and pioneer in the green building industry, Heidi serves as a thought leader and strategic driver of all initiatives and policies related to sustainability, across the company's US portfolio. She is charged with identifying solutions that improve asset performance, energy management, community engagement and user experience while furthering Skanska USA Commercial Development's Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy. With a career spanning over 20 years, Heidi leverages her experience and holistic approach to sustainability by engaging with communities and occupants, to better understand user needs, thereby creating environments that benefit the health and well-being of all who occupy them. In 2017, Heidi created the Collective Impact speaker series to bring fellow sustainability advocates and colleagues together. After a series of speed talk presentations, the speakers engage in collaborative discussions geared to foster comradery and spark new ideas. To date, there have been 18 events, with 236 speakers representing 190 different organizations. Through widespread speaking engagements, articles and podcasts, Heidi's passion for environmental advancement in service of our collective well-being has been transmitted across the world and she remains excited to explore new ideas, meet new people, and create a positive impact. As a longtime environmental steward and subject-matter expert, Heidi holds many prestigious credentials which include Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, LEED Fellow, WELL Faculty and Fitwel Ambassador. Previously, Heidi served on the USGBC-LA Board of Directors from 2013 to 2019. Many of her efforts focused on leveraging education and innovation to drive forward regional sustainability efforts. Heidi also served on the American Institute of Architects (AIA) California Committee on the Environment (COTE) steering committee from 2020 to 2022 which was charged with elevating AIA California's position as a global leader addressing the challenges of advancing climate change and natural resource depletion. Heidi's most recent accolades include recognition by the World Architecture News (WAN) for the Female Frontiers Award for Social Change in 2022, USGBC-LA's 2021 Heart of the Chapter Award, as well as elevation to AIA's College of Fellows in 2021.

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    Anna Murray

    Global Head of ESG, SLC Management

    Anna Murray is Global Head of ESG for BentallGreenOak (BGO) overseeing the firm’s Sustainable Investing team to integrate ESG risk management and value creation practices into investment decisions and management. This includes building BGO’s ESG platform to enhance ESG data management, integration, target setting, investment solutions and engagement.

    Prior to joining SLC, Anna spent her career advancing corporate strategy around the globe at major multinationals. Anna is Co-Chair of the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) Real Estate Advisory Committee, Founder of the non-profit Young Women in Energy and Co-Chair of the Environmental Committee at the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). She serves on the Board of Directors for the Responsible Investment Association, True North Commercial REIT and the Canadian Green Building Association (CAGBC). Anna is also serves on the Public Policy Committee for the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. Notable accolades include: Canada's Top 40 Under 40, Top 100 Women in Canada, Canada's Clean50 and the Making a Difference for Women Award, and Clean50.

    Anna has an MBA and a law degree with a focus on environmental justice and sustainability.

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    Onay Payne

    Managing Director, Lafayette Square

    Onay Payne is Managing Director of Real Estate at Lafayette Square, a commercially scaled investment platform built for and enhanced by its commitment to impact. Lafayette Square deploys long-term capital alongside impactful services to local communities across the U.S. through its credit, real estate, and renewables divisions. Ms. Payne is leading the buildout of the firm’s real estate division, which will deploy long-term financial capital and targeted social capital to unlock the potential of previously overlooked and underserved places and people. 

     

    Prior to joining Lafayette, Ms. Payne was an equity owner and Managing Director of Clarion Partners. As a Portfolio Manager, she was responsible for close to ten billion dollars in assets under management over the course of her tenure, having overseen several separate account and co-mingled investment mandates covering all major property types and markets throughout the United States. She also oversaw Clarion’s Mexico platform, and served on the firm’s Investment and Career Management Committees.  Ms. Payne began working in the real estate and finance industries in 1997.  

     

    Ms. Payne is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, from which she received an A.B. in 1997. She received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 2003, where she was a Robert Toigo Foundation (“Toigo”) Fellow.  Ms. Payne is fluent in Spanish. 

     

    Ms. Payne currently serves as Chair of the Toigo Alumni Endowment Board and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Mark Morris Dance Group board of directors.  She is also a member of the Real Estate Executive Council (“REEC”); the Harvard Alumni Real Estate Board; WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate; the Urban Land Institute, where she sits on the national Technology and Real Estate Council and the ULI NY Advisory Board; and on the Advisory Board of Building Cyber Security.

     

    Ms. Payne was recognized on Commercial Observer’s 2021 Power Finance 50 list.  Previously she has been featured in the Pace Common Ground Campaign for Gender Equality in 2017; in HBS’ “why do you do what you do?” portrait project honoring the 50th anniversary of women students at the school in 2013; and was also named one of the Toigo Foundation’s inaugural “40 Under 40” in 2013.  She has co-authorized work in relevant industry periodicals, most recently as a contributor to Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2022.  

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    Troy Adams

    Vice President of Real Estate, NFI

    Troy Adams is the Vice President of Real Estate at NFI and leads the site selection, leasing, development, and portfolio management of more than 70 million square feet. Troy joined the NFI team in 2013 and works closely with the NFI operating companies, our customers, and third-party brokers to structure creative real estate solutions and customized build-to-suits. Before joining NFI, Troy spent ten years in economic development roles with the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and Select Greater Philadelphia. Troy serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Joseph's Carpenter's Society (SJCS), a community development non-profit located in Camden, NJ. Since its founding over 30 years ago, SJCS has rehabilitated or developed more than 1,027 homes for sale or rent to qualifying families throughout East Camden and the surrounding community. Troy has an MBA from Drexel University and a BA in Political Science from James Madison University. He resides with his family in Haddonfield, NJ.

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    Jill Ferrari

    Managing Partner, Renovare Development

    Jill Ferrari has 27 years of experience in urban redevelopment. Her background includes private real estate acquisition and development, legal practice, consulting, and community development. As the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Renovare Development, she has successfully built a majority woman-owned commercial real estate development company focused on transformational mixed-use real estate development projects in urban neighborhoods and rural main streets, with a pipeline of over 80 million dollars in development. Jill has been active throughout her entire career in the advancement of women in commercial real estate and is a founding Board Member of the Women's Sustainable Development Initiative, a nonprofit with a mission to empower emerging female commercial real estate developers, primarily women of color. Jill is an owner of the prop-tech start-up DVerse, a professional marketplace and networking platform that connects commercial real estate talent with projects committed to diversity, equity and ESG (environmental, social and governance) principles. Jill is the current Co-Chair of the ULI Michigan District Council, founder of both the ULI Michigan Women's Leadership Initiative and the District Council's Young Leader Group. Jill serves on numerous boards and has received several honors, including: • 2021 Crain's Detroit News "Notable Executives in Real Estate" • 2021 'Woman of Influence" - GlobeST Real Estate Magazine • 2017 "Woman of Distinction" – Wayne State University Council on the Status of Woman • 2016 - Melvin Simon Award Winner - International Council for Shopping Centers (ICSC) • Former Director of Community Development for Wayne County, MI • Former Vice President of Real Estate Acquisitions for Real Estate Interests Group, Inc. • Financed over two hundred million in community development projects • Former CEO of affordable housing development company • Current Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Michigan District Council • Founder of ULI Michigan's Women's Leadership Initiative • Member of the ULI Michigan Small Scale Development Local Product Council • Member - national Women's Development Collaborative • Two-time member of the Board of Directors for Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Detroit • Former Chairman of the Board of CreateDetroit, Inc. • Advisory Council member for The Heidelberg Project • Coordinated large events such as The National Summit, the Creative Cities Summit and the annual BravoBravo! fundraiser for the Detroit Opera House • Licensed attorney

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    Helen Foster

    Principal, Foster Strategy, LLC

    Helen Foster is the Chair of ULI’s Lifestyle Residential Development Council (LRDC 55+) and the owner and principal of Foster Strategy, LLC, a nationally recognized real estate development consultancy specializing in multi-generational communities and “age qualified” (or “55+”) development. She is also Co-Chair of the Global Wellness Institute's Wellness Communities & Real Estate Initiative. Before launching Foster Strategy in 2008, Helen co-managed the Boomer+ consumer division of the multinational communications firm, J. Walter Thompson. Her unique approach to development strategy originated there, steeped in consumer-mindedness and branding expertise. Now with over 25 years of real estate experience, she helps clients create and refine community development concepts, and solidify market positioning. She offers steady guidance on site selection, land planning, amenities/lifestyle programming, home product, brand positioning, and consumer relations. The communities she has touched have been successful by many measures, the most important to Helen being the delight of the residents who reside within them. Helen’s current/recent clients include Rancho Mission Viejo, David Weekley Homes, Willow Valley Communities, William Lyon Homes, Oread Capital, Greystar, Windsong Ranch (Dallas), Santa Rita Ranch (Austin), and Gables Residential. Helen is also VP of the Board of Directors for Willow Valley Communities – the nation’s most progressive “service-enriched” developer/operator – located in Lancaster, PA. Helen has been a speaker, judge, advisor and/or editorial contributor for the ULI, the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, National Association of Homebuilders, Leading Age, the National Multifamily Housing Conference, and U.C. Berkeley’s Fisher Panel for Real Estate and Urban Economics.

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    Mattie Parker

    Mayor, City of Fort Worth

    Mattie Parker was elected in June 2021 as the 45th Mayor of Fort Worth. Leading one of the fastest growing large cities in the nation, Parker has set her focus on key issues that move Fort Worth forward including economic development growth, innovative transportation and mobility solutions, quality education opportunities for every student, and building safer, more prosperous communities. Parker is a licensed attorney, with more than seventeen years of experience in national, state and local public affairs, including her service as the chief of staff for Mayor and the Fort Worth City Council where she helped shape major policy decisions on a variety of complex issues. She was the founding CEO of Fort Worth Cradle to Career and the Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership.

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    Kate Downing Khaled

    Founder and Managing Director, Imagine Deliver

    Based in St. Paul, Kate is an inclusive design leader who focuses her skills on developing services and systems that drive equitable outcomes in healthcare and community development. With nearly two decades of experience in philanthropy, community-based research and healthcare, Kate knows the best services and products are designed by the people who use them. Named a Minneapolis and Saint Paul Business Journal 40 under 40 honoree in 2022, Kate founded Imagine Deliver because she routinely saw systems operating in ways that left people out of problem solving rather than meaningfully including them. Today, Kate helps companies eliminate that disconnect by showing them how to tap into the genius of their communities to build more creative and inventive solutions. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota.

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    Anthony Treu

    Principal, Head of Healthcare Practice, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

    Anthony is the Healthcare Practice Leader for SOM, a global collective of architects, designers, engineers and planners. He holds an M.S. from Columbia University and is a registered architect and ACHA-certified healthcare architect. His portfolio of work includes major projects for Mount Sinai Health System, Emory Healthcare, Egypt's National Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and Northwell Health. Anthony is driven by the conviction that architecture has the power to fundamentally change the way we experience healthcare. Recognizing that hospitals are often the site of some of life's most dramatic moments, he believes that the designer should enhance the wellbeing of patients, elevate the clinical workplace of providers, and build inspiring facilities that are integrated with the community. At the core of this work is a drive to simplify the problems that patients and providers experience, and to design elegant solutions that make a profound difference in people's lives.

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    David Arena

    Global Head of Real Estate, JPMorgan Chase

    JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. David Arena Head of Global Real Estate, Managing Director New York, NY David Arena is the Head of Global Real Estate for JPMorgan Chase, responsible for managing the firm's global real estate portfolio with over 7,000 properties worldwide, comprising over 75 million square feet of space. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Arena held a variety of leadership positions. Most recently, he was the President of Grubb & Ellis, NY, a real estate service and investment management company. Under his leadership, the firm became one of the top-tier managers in the NYC league tables. Prior to this, he was the Chief Strategic Officer for Jones Lang LaSalle, NY and was responsible for advising clients such as IBM, MetLife, Goldman Sachs and The Port Authority of NY/NJ. Earlier in his career, Arena was a Managing Director, Head of Global Real Estate and US Corporate Services for Morgan Stanley -- leading global investment and real estate strategy. And, very early on, he learned his craft at Tishman Speyer properties - a global real estate developer, owner and manager. Arena is a graduate of Fordham University. He currently serves as the President of the Board of The Police Athletic League, NYC's largest independent not-for-profit, youth development organization – with a 100-year track record of success. David is a former Governor of the Real Estate Board of NY. Arena lives in Rye with his wife Sandy.

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    Michael Spotts

    Senior Visiting Research Fellow|ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, Urban Land Institute

    Michael A. Spotts is the founder and President of Neighborhood Fundamentals, LLC and serves as the Senior Visiting Research Fellow for the Urban Land Institute's Terwilliger Center for Housing. He has over 15 years of experience providing research and technical assistance to on-the-ground practitioners in both the public and private sectors, at every level of government, and in urban, suburban and rural areas. Prior to founding Neighborhood Fundamentals, he worked for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. from 2009-2017 as part of the Public Policy team. During this time, he conducted research and analysis of affordable housing and community development policies. Michael serves as a member of the board of directors for the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance and was previously a member of the board of directors for the Arlington (Va.) Partnership for Affordable Housing.

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    Elena Alschuler

    Americas Head of Sustainability, LaSalle Global Partner Solutions

    Elena Alschuler is Head of Sustainability for LaSalle's Americas region. As the central leader for all of the region's sustainability and climate risk initiatives, she works closely with Portfolio Management on sustainability strategies, as well as Acquisitions and Asset Management to develop programs for property-level initiatives. Prior to joining LaSalle, Elena led go-to-market strategy for a building technology startup. She also previously worked at the US Department of Energy in Washington, DC as a Building Technologies Project Manager, as well as the MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and HR&A Advisors in New York. She has a Bachelor's degree from Bard College, and a Masters in City Planning from MIT.

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    Spenser Robinson

    Professor and Director of Real Estate, Central Michigan University

    Dr. Spenser Robinson is an internationally recognized thought leader in Real Estate and the Built Environment. His experience spans professional consulting, institutional investment, financial institutions, and capital markets. His most in demand expertise centers around physical and transition climate risks, ESG, and investment across all real estate asset classes. Currently, Spenser serves as a Professor and Director of Real Estate at Central Michigan University, the 2023 American Real Estate Society (ARES) President, ULI report author, a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow, Editor of the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, Moody's Analytics CRE/ESG Trainer, and a sought-after consultant, expert witness, speaker and author. Spenser was a commissioned author of the ULI report, sponsored by LaSalle, "How to Choose, Use and Understand Climate-Risk Analytics." He serves on the ASTM International Standards Committee developing a Property Resilience Assessment Standard. His recent work on Scope 2 and RECs underwent review by the UNFCCC Climate Neutral Now Initiative chairperson and a technical advisor to the International Organization for Standards (ISO) carbon neutrality committee prior to peer reviewed publication. Spenser frequently presents to real estate trade groups and has recently been a keynote speaker for legal symposiums and academic conferences. Dr. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Michigan Ann Arbor, an MBA from University of Southern California and a Doctorate in Business Administration in Finance/Real Estate from Cleveland State University.

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    Charles Tu

    Daniel F. Mulvihill Endowed Chair, University of San Diego, Knauss School of Business

    A talented and committed teacher, Dr. Tu has taught many courses at the graduate, undergraduate and professional levels. His expertise is in finance-related subjects, such as real estate finance and investment, asset management, capital markets, and financial modeling. Dr. Tu produced academic research in a wide range of topics, including housing valuation, smart growth and the new urbanism, sustainable and green buildings, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), real estate investment trusts (REITs), multifamily housing, retail shopping centers, and real estate education. He has also published with ULI. Dr. Tu received his PhD from the George Washington University and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the LEED AP designations.

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    Paul Angelone

    Senior Director, Curtis Infrastructure Initiative, Urban Land Institute

    Paul Angelone is a Senior Director at the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research organization that focuses on land use, real estate, and urban development. Paul leads the Curtis Infrastructure Initiative which identifies and promotes infrastructure solutions that make cities more equitable, resilient, and that enhance long-term community value. Smart infrastructure investments are necessary for meeting ULI's mission to positively shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. Hailing from the Midwest, Paul has a wide variety of policy, program management, and coordination experience at the international, national, and municipal levels with an ability to bring people together and manage complex processes. His professional knowledge spans topics such as real estate and community development, infrastructure, building resilience, and enabling effective governance. Paul holds an urban planning degree from Ball State University where he focused his studies on environmental and international planning. While at Ball State, Paul attended CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India. He lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Contact him at [email protected] or 202-624-7183.

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    Marianne Eppig

    Urban Land Institute

    Marianne Eppig is a Director of Resilience for the Urban Land Institute. She leads research and publications, training, technical assistance, and educational activities on resilience topics to support and enhance environmental performance, economic opportunity, and social equity in real estate and land use. She is the lead author of ULI's new publication, "Water Wise: Strategies for Drought-Resilient Development." Marianne has a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from Dartmouth College and master's degrees in city and regional planning and public policy and administration from The Ohio State University.

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    Daniel Wright

    UNC Charlotte | Childress Klein Center for Real Estate

    Daniel is the Program Director for the Master's in Real Estate program in the Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is also an instructor for a variety of courses including Real Estate Development, a Student-Managed Investment Fund, International Study Abroad, Asset Management, and Real Estate Principles. Daniel has been actively involved in the real estate industry since 2004 with roles as development manager for retail, office, medical-office, and multi-family developments and as asset manager for institutional land investments ranging from 10-3,000 acres. He has experience in all aspects of real estate including negotiations, financing, design, planning, construction, entitlements, contracts, and investor relations. Daniel holds a Bachelor's in Architecture from the University of Utah, an MBA from Brigham Young University, and a Master's in Real Estate from Cornell University where he was Executive Editor of the Cornell Real Estate Review. He also holds real estate licenses in Utah and North Carolina.

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    Rameez Munawar

    Vice President of Asset Management, Jamestown L.P.

    Rameez Munawar is a Vice President of Asset Management at Jamestown. Mr. Munawar is primarily focused on Washington D.C. assets. Since joining Jamestown in 2021, he has managed office, retail, and multifamily assets in Capitol Hill and Georgetown. Prior to Jamestown, he was an Investment Associate at Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners where he was involved in oversight of sponsored investments with CalStrs/Blackrock and worked on development services for third-party institutional clients including KIPP Public Charter Schools. Mr. Munawar is an active member of ULI and a two-time winner of the ULI-Hines Competition. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Real Estate Development, both from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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    Sarah Kennedy

    Senior Manager, Membership & Marketing, Urban Land Institute

    Sarah Kennedy is Member Engagement Senior Associate at Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. Sarah joined ULI's staff in late 2018 and supports the product development, maintenance, and marketing for ULI's three, exclusive member engagement platforms -- Knowledge Finder, Member Directory, and Navigator. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Mass Communications from Towson University, in Baltimore MD. While at Towson, she interned with the University's Campus Recreation Services department, gaining first-hand experience in digital and event marketing. Prior to joining ULI's team, she worked for the National Multifamily Housing Council as a member of the Communications team, beginning her career as a communications professional in the Real Estate industry.

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    Keith Brown

    Sares Regis Group

    Keith Brown Senior Vice President EDUCATION University of Tennessee, Knoxville Tennessee; Bachelor of Architecture Regional Planning Studies; Ljubljana, Yugoslavia and La Napoule, France EXPERIENCE 2016 - Present SRGNC CRES, LLC ("Sares Regis"), San Mateo, CA Senior Vice President, Commercial Development Division Leader of Commercial Division non-profits and municipal projects group. Leader of Sares Regis Mentorship Program. Manages commercial and mixed-use developments in Northern California. • LifeMoves, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties Site search and evaluation and conceptual planning for Supportive Interim Housing facilities for LifeMoves in various Peninsula communities. • LifeMoves, San Jose Conceptual planning and HomeKey application preparation for a 204-door, modular Supportive Interim Housing facility. • LifeMoves, Palo Alto Conceptual planning and HomeKey application preparation for a 132-door modular Supportive Interim Housing facility. • LifeMoves, Mountain View Complete development management from conceptual planning, HomeKey application sub-mission to construction and occupancy of 100-door modular Supportive Interim Housing facility. • Affordable Housing feasibility study, San Mateo County Feasibility study and conceptual design for affordable housing (including supportive interim housing, supportive permanent housing, and workforce housing) on a 3-acre site. • CuriOdyssey, San Mateo Leading development management team for master planning of three acres and development of multiple modular buildings for a Children's Early Learning Science Museum at Coyote Point. • Eastside College Prep High School, East Palo Alto Feasibility Study for developing expanded student housing, academic facilities and athletic fields on newly-purchased parcels adjacent to existing private high school campus. • Sycamore, East Palo Alto Led the development team in an adaptive re-use of former industrial buildings into 7,000 s.f. of new office and meeting facilities for a local development firm. Keith Brown continued 1994 - 2016 Conversion Management Associates, Inc. (CMA), San Francisco-based Development and Project Management Company Principal • Equinox Union Street, San Francisco • Fairmont Ridge Master Plan, San Leandro • Lake Merritt Village Plan, Oakland • Stern Grove, San Francisco • Transit Village, Walnut Creek • Tustin Legacy, Tustin AFB, Tustin • University of San Francisco, San Francisco • Pioneer Park Mixed‐Use, Gurgaon, India • Intuit, Bangalore, India • City of Berkeley, Berkeley • Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, San Leandro • Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco • PG&E, San Francisco HISTORIC RENOVATION AND ADAPTIVE-REUSE PROJECTS • 2 Wall Street, New York City, NY • 215-245 Market Street, San Francisco • 291 - 10th Street, San Francisco • 50 Grant Street, San Francisco • 530 Bush Street, San Francisco • 560 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco • 724 Pine Street, San Francisco • Audiffred Building, San Francisco • Greystone Winery Building, St. Helena • Hale Brothers Building, San Francisco • Humboldt Bank Building, San Francisco • Majestic Hotel, San Francisco • Sentinel Building, San Francisco • Moffett Federal Airfield historic building renovation, Mountain View 1985 - 1994 Brown Baldwin Associates, Architecture & Interior Design, Founding Partner 1977 - 1985 Brown Matarazzi Associates, Architecture & Interior Design, Founding Partner OTHER  Licensed Architect, State of California, C-9972 • Urban Land Institute (ULI); Facilitator in ULI Urban Plan Program • Project Management Institute (PMI) • SPUR

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    Joanne Price

    VP Real Estate & Operations, LifeMoves

    Joanne has 15+ years' experience overseeing real estate investment and development across multiple sectors including commercial office, retail, government and residential, where she is currently focused to help address the crisis of homelessness in Silicon Valley. Jo's passion and real estate education started at the renowned Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London, where she learned to embrace sustainable, forward-thinking design while balancing available resources and preserving cultural heritage. The State of California launched its highly successful Homekey program in response to the COVID pandemic that immediately exacerbated California's housing crisis in the spring of 2020. Since then, Jo has invested her energy, skills and experience building and improving non-congregate interim housing for the 21st century, delivering extremely affordable units at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. Jo helped bring together the team behind the hugely successful Homekey Mountain View project. Unlike other Homekey projects, this innovative project was not a motel conversion, but brand-new construction, custom designed from the ground up. Still within six months, LifeMoves Mountain View opened 100 units and began admitting its first clients for $170k/door. Following the success of this project, Jo is managing multiple other Homekey projects, including Palo Alto and San Jose, delivering hundreds more units. Her unique experience makes her a highly collaborative, creative and tenacious manager known for resolving complex real estate issues. Jo continues this effort to further increase capacity to effectively address the homelessness crisis throughout Silicon Valley.

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    Wayne Chen

    Assistant Community Development Director, City of Mountain View

    Wayne Chen is the Assistant Community Development Director for the City of Mountain View. Wayne oversees the City's affordable housing and tenant-landlord programs, including the Below Market Rate housing program, its affordable housing project pipeline, and the apartment and mobile home rent stabilization programs. He also leads the development and implementation of new strategies and programs, such as a displacement response strategy. Wayne works closely with developers, large technology employers, and other external partners to achieve a wide range of housing goals and to realize an inclusive, equitable community. He co-led the LifeMoves Mountain View Homekey project that is a finalist for the 2022 ULI Global Awards for Excellence. Wayne has been a ULI member for several years, and has participated on panels and other ULI events.

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    Elizabeth Van Horn

    Urban Planner, Harris County Public Health

    Elizabeth Van Horn is an Urban Planner and Public Health Analyst in Harris County Public Health's (HCPH) Built Environment Unit. Prior to starting her role at HCPH, she worked as an Urban Planner at PLAN*et Communities in Phoenix, Arizona while she pursued a dual Master's in Urban and Environmental Planning and Sustainability Solutions at Arizona State University. She has been an active ULI member for the last five years—first with ULI Arizona and now with ULI Houston. As a graduate student, she participated in the ULI Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program. In 2019, she worked with ULI Arizona to apply for a grant from ULI's Building Healthy Places Initiative to create a Task Force for Health, Equity, and Housing Affordability. Elizabeth supported this work as a graduate student conducting research and as a PLAN*et employee supporting facilitation and engagement. She is now leading ULI Houston's Partnerships for Health Equity grant work in the Settegast neighborhood in Houston, Texas. Elizabeth is a member of the Public/Private Partnership Council, Blue Flight.

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    Lauren Callaghan

    Director, Advisory Services, Urban Land Institute

    Lauren McKim Callaghan is a Director for the Advisory Services Program at the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Lauren is responsible for managing all aspects of panel assignments from contracting, initial contact, pre-panel research, recruiting panel members, on-site management, and post-panel report generation and impact analysis. Prior to joining ULI, Lauren managed survey research projects for the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University for a range of clients from community organizations to state agencies. Lauren has also worked in more than 15 communities across the central and eastern United States as a market analyst and planner with RKG Associates, Inc., a real estate and economic planning consulting firm. While at RKG, she provided analysis and reports for a range of projects including economic development strategic plans, multi-neighborhood revitalization efforts and housing studies. Lauren’s professional experience also includes work in commercial property management and teaching. Lauren holds a Master of City & Regional Planning from Rutgers University with an emphasis in housing and real estate. She has an undergraduate degree in history and psychology from the University of Kansas and is a native Midwesterner. Prior to joining ULI, she was an active member of the ULI Washington Young Leaders Group serving on and chairing several committees.

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    Carlton Brown

    CEO and Partner, Direct Invest Development LLC

    As a principal at Direct Invest, Carlton Brown is focused on developing strategies to bring capital markets to disinvested communities to invest in the development of sustainable restorative human settlements. Mr Brown sees investment in sustainable human settlement as the most important strategy for stemming climate change, adapting to climate change, and creating resilient and equitable communities. This strategy of sustainable restorative development addresses human social, economic and cultural development while at the same time preserving environmental resources for future generations while returning a market rate of return for investors. Where many believe these are contradictory objectives, Mr. Brown's work has continuously pointed the way forward. Before there was a US Green Building Council with a focus on green housing, Carlton was exploring these strategies in the development of low carbon footprint affordable housing in economically devastated communities of Brooklyn NY and developing mixed income condominiums in Harlem that were heated and cooled by geothermal extraction and injection. This triple bottom line approach has continued to demonstrate that you can do good while doing well. Mr. Brown has developed a theory of change for human community that conforms to nine principles for the development of Restorative Human Settlements that guides all of Direct Invest's work. Mr. Brown is spearheading Direct Investment's initiative in helping community-based organizations & Black institutions to mine value from their under-utilized real estate assets via sustainable development strategies. The deployment of cost-effective sustainable development practices contributes to bringing value to all markets in which the firm is working. Mr. Brown has had a long-term focus for much of his career on developing strategies for creating sustainable restorative human settlement which heal the physical human fabric of communities. He currently leading Direct Invest's redevelopment in the Birmingham Civil Right National Monument and a partnership with Clark Atlanta University to redevelop, Diamond Hill a 15 acre underutilized parcel adjacent to the CAU Campus in Atlanta's Vine City Community. The developments in both Birmingham and Atlanta are targeting PHIUS (passive house) and Zero Carbon in developments that will include up to 5,000 mixed income residences, retail and office space.

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    Dan Parolek

    Founding Principal, Opticos Design, Inc.

    Founder and Principal Daniel Parolek is an urban designer and architect, author, and the founding principal of Opticos Design, a B Corporation focused on equitable urban placemaking, innovative housing design and policy, and zoning reform for walkable urbanism. Daniel and his work have been featured in many high-profile publications including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Next City, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, and Curbed. Daniel has championed the Missing Middle Housing movement, launched missingmiddlehousing.com, and wrote the book "Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today's Housing Crisis," which is now available from Island Press. As a thought leader in zoning reform efforts to remove barriers for walkable urbanism, Daniel co-authored the book "Form-Based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers," with Karen Parolek and Paul C. Crawford (named one of Planetizen's best books in 2009), and co-founded the non-profit think tank, the Form-Based Code Institute. His innovative work is diverse across public and private sector clients and includes the master plan, building type design, and architecture for Culdesac Tempe, which is fully entitled and will be the largest car-free community in the country when built in 2021, the country's first Missing Middle Neighborhood in the Omaha, NE metro, which is redefining Class A multifamily, a citywide form-based code for Cincinnati, Ohio, and a sustainable growth strategy for Libreville, the capital city of Gabon, Africa. Daniel is a frequent presenter and recently served as a board member of Transform. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Urban Design from the University of California at Berkeley. Daniel is inspired by international travel, especially in Italy. The seeds of his passion for walkable urban places started while he was growing up in the small town of Columbus, Nebraska.

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    Gautami Palanki

    The Howard Hughes Corporation

    Gautami Palanki is the Senior Vice President of ESG Strategy at The Howard Hughes Corporation, responsible for leading sustainability strategy and advancing the company's commitment to innovative placemaking, design excellence, and operational high performance. She has over fifteen years experience working in both private and non-profit environments, including t architectural design, technology deployment and global sustainability standards and technical programs development. Passionate about community-based climate action, Gautami has keynoted talks and led workshops for audiences in more than 20 countries and is on the board of mission-driven organizations. Gautami holds a B. Arch from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, and M.S. in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a Licensed Architect and LEED Fellow.

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    christopher allen

    Managing Director -- Net Zero, jacobs

    Chris is the Managing Director for Jacobs Foreseeable Net Zero + Nature Positive solutions. With 30+ years consulting and strategic management experience, he works with teams to integrate sustainability and resilience into planning and design for a range of private and public sector clients all around the globe. Guided by strategic thinking and an interactive process, Chris specializes in working with clients and teams to drive innovative outcomes that create new business and social value. He is the former CEO of Biomimicry 3.8 and serves as the Jacobs strategic alliance liaison to the organization for ecologically aligned regenerative design and development. He has been a member of ULI since 2018.

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    Holley Chant

    Director of Sustainability, Lendlease

    Holley Chant is Lendlease's Head of Sustainability on the Google Development Venture (GDV). GDV is the largest urban regeneration project in the USA, where Lendlease will develop up to 15M SF of residential, retail and hospitality space across Google-owned land in Silicon Valley, California. Since joining Lendlease is 2020, Holley has been honored as a San Francisco Business Times "Most Influential Women" winner and awarded the Globe Street Women of Influence Humanitarian Award. Prior to joining Lendlease, Holley led built-environment sustainability projects spanning governmental, residential, sports and commercial zones in the Middle East for over twelve years. During this period, Holley was Director of Environment and Sustainability at Qiddiya, a 90 square mile Saudi giga-city and Executive Director Corporate sustainability with KEO International Consultants. Key projects that Holley led sustainability team leadership on include the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zaha Hadid's Al Janoub Stadium and Dubai Expo Village. Lendlease is an ULI Corporate Partner and Holley is delighted to be a speaker for the first time at the Fall Meeting.

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    Charles Tu

    Daniel F. Mulvihill Endowed Chair, University of San Diego, Knauss School of Business

    A talented and committed teacher, Dr. Tu has taught many courses at the graduate, undergraduate and professional levels. His expertise is in finance-related subjects, such as real estate finance and investment, asset management, capital markets, and financial modeling. Dr. Tu produced academic research in a wide range of topics, including housing valuation, smart growth and the new urbanism, sustainable and green buildings, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), real estate investment trusts (REITs), multifamily housing, retail shopping centers, and real estate education. He has also published with ULI. Dr. Tu received his PhD from the George Washington University and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the LEED AP designations.

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    Ellie Chamberland

    Vice President, The Seaport Marketing, The Howard Hughes Corporation

    Ellie Chamberland is the Vice President of Marketing for the Seaport at The Howard Hughes Corporation and is part of the team leading the revitalization of the Seaport, a historic New York neighborhood that has transformed into an entertainment and culinary hot spot. She has over fifteen years of consumer marketing experience, crafting & executing community-building and placemaking strategies to drive brand awareness & affinity while engaging audiences in new & unique ways.

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    Ned Moore

    Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Clutch Holdings

    Ned Moore has been a lifelong entrepreneur in a wide array of sectors including information technology, healthcare, insurance, retail, real estate and the wholesale distribution industries. He has built high performing teams to support fast growing companies providing vision, strategy, operational skills and leadership during several phases of a company's lifecycle. He also has extensive experience in raising capital from a variety of different sources and sectors to fuel companies experiencing rapid growth along with both buy side and sell side M&A transactions. He has founded and grown several companies. Currently Ned is the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Clutch, which provides the leading Customer Management Platform for B2C business in driving more loyal customers through automated relevant experiences. Prior to Clutch, he was the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO at Portico Systems providing enterprise software solutions into the healthcare payer market experiencing tremendous growth and ultimately being sold to McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Over his career he has raised over $60MM in venture capital returning and average of 3-4x for investors and has grown companies from zero to over 250+ employees at exit. Under Ned's leadership Clutch was named Technology Startup of the Year in 2014 and Portico was named Emerging Technology Company of the Year in 2009 by the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT). Both Clutch and Portico were named several times to the Inc. 5000 list. Clutch has also been named to the to the Philadelphia 100 (Philadelphia Business Journal's list of the fastest growing privately held companies) 3 times and Portico was named more than 7 times earning a spot in the Hall of Fame. Ned is very active in supporting the entrepreneurial community both as an advisor and an early stage investor and is involved with helping entrepreneurs in all stages of their companies. He has advised over 70 companies in the region and been an angel investor in over 30 early stage technology companies. He is also an active real estate investor in and around the region completing projects from concept to design for multi-family, residential, townhomes, single family homes and commercial both for sale and rental communities totaling over $70M in project value. Ned also serves as an Advisory Council Member to Villanova's "ICE" Center, which is the Center for Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship. He has extensive board experience and currently serves on the boards of Core Solutions, Villanova Insurance Partners, FinPay, Elbeco and the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale. He previously served on several other advisory boards and company boards including the Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE: SFE) Technology Advisory Board, Verilogue which was sold to Publicis Groupe (EPA: PUB) and OnLink which was sold to John Deere (NYSE: DE). Ned has been recognized by Temple's Fox School of Business as the 2017 IT Innovator of the Year, by PACT as the 2008 Technology CEO of the Year and as a finalist for the 2019, 2018 & 2015 Technology CEO of the Year in the Greater Philadelphia area. He was a recipient of the 2007 Philadelphia Business Journal 40 Under 40 award and was named a finalist in the 2017 and 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greater Philadelphia.

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    Jade Simmons

    CEO, Jade Media Global

    Jade Simmons is a creator of transformational experiences designed to activate audiences into becoming the biggest, boldest version of themselves possible. The world-class concert artist has been called a “musical force of nature” (Yamaha Music) with an “uncanny ability to connect with the sounds of today” (Seattle Times). Jade is CEO of Jade Media Global, a revolutionary live experience and global content distribution company specializing in 360º personal development and strategic transformation.

     

    During her early career after graduating Northwestern and Rice Universities, she performed in recital and with orchestra as a classical pianist in renowned halls, including the hallowed ones of the White House and the US Supreme Court. Following an artistic epiphany, she pivoted from playing the piano to impress audiences, to using music as the vehicle by which to provide the inspiration, entertainment, and transformation that profoundly moves them instead.

     

    Nicknamed “Classical Music’s #1 Maverick”, her electrifying, genre-bending concert adventures span Rachmaninoff all the way to rap and include virtuoso storytelling, uncommon insights, and boundless inspiration. Today, Jade’s experiences not only delight concert audiences, but her dazzling, high-impact presentations are fast becoming the go-to fuel for organizations looking to reconnect their people to greater purpose, inspire seismic shifts in mindset, and activate their teams and leaders to instantly start living more consequential lives of impact.

     

    Recently named one of the Best Keynote Speakers of 2019, 2020, and one of the Best Virtual and Best Faith-based speakers of 2021, Jade’s impact spans a multitude of industries and transcends audience demographics. The world’s superlative brands and organizations from financial services, to biotech, to entertainment, education, energy and beyond are bringing Jade in. The born storyteller is also a stellar mindset strategist fluent in the language of high achievers. The likes of Dell, Raytheon, NBC Universal, Pfizer, Intuit Quickbooks, Nationwide, Hershey’s, and the Royal Bank of Canada are bringing Jade in to power up their people.

     

    In her inimitable career as a concert pianist, Jade has remained committed to expanding the boundaries of Classical music and its presentation and as a result has revolutionized the concert platform. Today, her notably diverse audiences have come to expect creative projects backed by riveting performances. Ms. Simmons has toured the US extensively in recital and with orchestra highlighted by performances at venues as wide-ranging as Ravinia, the Chicago Sinfonietta in Symphony Hall, New York's Town Hall and the Detroit Institute of Arts. She has been named one of the Best of South By Southwest, and has also received the Sphinx Organization's Medal of Excellence in a concert held at the US Supreme Court hosted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

     

    Often the first, the founder, or at the forefront, Jade was the first New Music/New Places fellow for the prestigious Concert Artist Guild and she was the original face of the legendary Van Cliburn International Piano competition’s webcast. She’s also the beloved voice of Decomposed, the critically-acclaimed American Public Media podcast that turned classic music storytelling on its head. The show has been heralded in Time, Esquire, Indie Wire, and BBC America.

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    Jennifer Deaton

    Manager, Corporate Strategy & Electrification, Oncor Electric Delivery

    Jennifer Deaton is the Manager of Corporate Strategy and Electrification at Oncor Electric Delivery. She has been with Oncor for 7 years. She spent 6 years working in Distribution Services where she lead the major construction scheduling group and also ran the small cell construction crews. Jennifer developed the first distribution scheduling application for Oncor's major construction departments. In 2021 Jennifer moved into Oncor's Corporate strategy group and is now focused on understanding electric fleet transitions on the Oncor service territory and how these transitions will impact the infrastructure that Oncor maintains. Jennifer received her MBA in project planning from Dallas Baptist University in 2019. Contact information: [email protected] 817-739-4373

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    Tim Wang

    Managing Director, Head of Investment Research, Clarion Partners LLC

    Tim Wang is a Managing Director and the Head of the Investment Research at Clarion Partners. He helps manage the firm's $81 billion of commercial real estate investments. Tim leads the group in supporting the development of firm-wide and business unit-specific investment strategy and advising on portfolio construction through proprietary analytics and econometric forecasting. Additionally, he is responsible for macroeconomic analysis, market forecasting, and research support for capital raising and client services. He joined the firm in 2006 and is a member of Clarion Partners' Investment Committee. Tim has published numerous real estate research articles and co-authored five real estate strategy books, including Active Private Equity Real Estate Strategy (2009), Guide to U.S. Real Estate Investing (2009), Emerging Market Real Estate Investment: Investing in China, India, and Brazil (2010), Inside the Real Estate Fund Investor (2011), and Real Estate Mathematics (2011). He was an appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Real Estate Development Program at Columbia University in 2018-2020. Tim is a frequent guest speaker at real estate investment conferences. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and currently serves on the PREA Research Committee (Chair), the NCREIF Research Committee, and the Real Estate Research Institute Advisory Board. He holds an MBA from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

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    Sara Rutledge

    Managing Director, Head of Global Real Estate Research, StepStone Group

    Sara R. Rutledge is Managing Director and Head Global Real Estate Market Research and Analytics at StepStone Group. She works with the real estate team to define the firm's private equity real estate investment strategies and communicates with clients and prospects about these house views. Prior to StepStone, she founded SRR Consulting, providing bespoke research services to real estate investors and data providers and served as the Managing Director of Real Estate Products at StratoDem Analytics. She was Director of Research for the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) until 2018, after working as CBRE's Director of Research and Analysis for Texas and spending eight years as a Senior Research Analyst at Invesco Real Estate. Ms. Rutledge serves on the ULI Chicago Women's Leadership Initiative Advisory Board. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics, both from the University of North Texas.

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    Ernesto Rodriguez

    CBRE,

    Ernesto Rodríguez Executive Vice President, Capital Markets Mexico Executive Vice President of Capital Markets Mexico Ernesto is an expert professional with over 20 years of experience working in the Mexican Real Estate Market. As the head of CBRE Capital Markets in Mexico, he has sold more than 14.76 million square feet (4.5 million square meters) in over 100 operations valued at close to 4 billion dollars, focused primarily on industrial portfolios, office buildings, shopping malls, S&LB and iconic land for development in Mexico City. He leads a team uniquely qualified to access today's most aggressive capital on the local, domestic and international levels centered on high-yield strategies combined with investment sales, advisory services, financing, and investment banking in a single, fully integrated global service offering for all types of properties. With a degree in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), Ernesto has served major clients, such as Abilia, Advance PSP, Artha Capital, Fibra UNO, Finsa, IGS, Macquarie, McDonald's, PGIM, Prologis, Prudential, Reichman International, Vesta, Walton St. Capital, and Whirlpool.

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    Melissa Kroskey

    Director, WoodWorks – Wood Products Council

    As both a licensed Architect and Structural Engineer in the state of California, Melissa has a broad perspective on the industry, as well as technical design expertise from seismic to hurricane regions. Over the past 3 years, she helped expand WoodWorks’ audience to include real estate developers and generated content related to cost optimization of mass timber structures as well as wood’s contributions to a low environmental footprint, biophilic design, circularity and wildfire resiliency. Melissa manages WoodWorks’ Mass Timber Business Case Studies initiative which address the financial performance of US developments constructed with mass timber. Created for the developer/investor audience, each case study discusses qualitative influences and provides quantitative data to examine investment success, challenges and lessons learned. Melissa is actively involved in the ULI and Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Development Council. Through WoodWorks’ ULI Greenprint Innovation Partnership, she assists developers pursuing timber projects throughout the US.

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    Bill Wenk

    Principal, Wenk Associates, Inc.

    Bill Wenk, FASLA - Founding Principal, Wenk Associates Bill Wenk is the founding principal of Wenk Associates, a landscape architecture and planning firm founded in 1982 in Denver, Colorado. Bill is recognized nationally for utilizing stormwater as a resource. He has been influential in the restoration and redevelopment of urban parks, rivers, and waterfronts, the transformation of derelict urban land, and the implementation of green infrastructure projects at site and system scales. Bill recently authored "Working Water: Reinventing the Storm Drain," which is a practice-based resource that describes what the future of urban stormwater infrastructure can be by integrating natural processes and urban systems. Bill is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University.

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    Michael Spotts

    Senior Visiting Research Fellow|ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, Urban Land Institute

    Michael A. Spotts is the founder and President of Neighborhood Fundamentals, LLC and serves as the Senior Visiting Research Fellow for the Urban Land Institute's Terwilliger Center for Housing. He has over 15 years of experience providing research and technical assistance to on-the-ground practitioners in both the public and private sectors, at every level of government, and in urban, suburban and rural areas. Prior to founding Neighborhood Fundamentals, he worked for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. from 2009-2017 as part of the Public Policy team. During this time, he conducted research and analysis of affordable housing and community development policies. Michael serves as a member of the board of directors for the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance and was previously a member of the board of directors for the Arlington (Va.) Partnership for Affordable Housing.

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    Robert Byron

    Chairman and Co-Founder, Blue Vista Capital Partners

    Robert G. Byron is the Chairman, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Vista Capital Management. Robert sits on the firm's Board of Directors, Management and Investment Committees. Robert has more than 46 years of real estate investment management and transaction experience, having completed over $20 billion in real estate transactions in his career, including over $11.8 billion of transactions since forming Blue Vista. Prior to forming Blue Vista, Robert held the position of Chief Investment Officer for the McShane Corporation, a Chicago-based development and construction company. Prior to that, he led AEW Capital Management's Investment Banking Group. Robert has also held senior positions with LaSalle Partners (now JLL), as well as assisted several Chicago-based real estate entrepreneurs in capitalizing and overseeing their real estate operations. Robert began his real estate career at VMS Realty Partners, where he served as general counsel and eventually moved to the transaction side of the business. Prior to that, Robert practiced law in Chicago. Robert earned a JD and a BA with Honors, from the University of Virginia. He currently serves on the University of Virginia's Jefferson Scholarship Foundation Board, Architecture School Board, Jefferson Trust Board, UVA Foundation Board and Affordable Housing Task Force. Robert is also a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of the Posse Foundation, and a member of the Thomas Jefferson (Monticello) Foundation Summit Board

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    Collete English Dixon

    Executive Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University

    Collete English Dixon has more than 30 years in investment management with a focus on commercial real estate investing. Prior to her current role at Roosevelt University, she was Executive Director - Transactions for PGIM Real Estate (formerly known as PREI), a business unit of Prudential Financial, and co-leader of PREI's national investment dispositions program. In that role, she oversaw the sale of more than 200 investment properties located throughout the US, with a total value of more than $8.7 Billion, on behalf of PREI's investment funds. Prior to her role in dispositions, English Dixon was responsible for sourcing more than $2.75B of wholly-owned and joint venture real estate investment opportunities in the Midwest markets covering all property types, including office, rental and for-sale multi-family, hotel, industrial and retail properties. Collete's experience also includes commercial property development and asset management. In her current role, English Dixon is the Executive Director of the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University where she is oversees all aspects of the undergraduate real estate major and the MSRE/MBA-RE degree programs. She is the first African American woman leader of a higher-education real estate program in the US. She is a member of the administrative team for the Heller College of Business and is also the program director for the university's Hospitality and Tourism Management undergraduate and graduate degree programs. She is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Nominating Committee for Marcus and Millichap, Inc, a member of the Advisory Board for Waterton Associates, LLC and a member of the Board of Directors for Community Investment Corporation-Chicago and the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation. She is a Past President of CREW Network, a Past Chair of the CREW Network Foundation, and a Past President of CREW Chicago. She was chair of the UDMUC-Purple product council from 2016-2019 and is now a Global Governing Trustee and member of the Americas Executive Committee of ULI.

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    Marta Schantz

    Senior Vice President, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, Urban Land Institute

    Marta Schantz is the senior vice president for the Greenprint Center for Building Performance at the Urban Land Institute, a research center and worldwide alliance of real estate leaders committed to improving the environmental performance of the industry – reducing carbon emissions, and increasing building value. Recent focus areas range from Building Electrification, to City/Real Estate Partnerships for Climate Policy, to Net Zero Buildings. Before her time at ULI, Marta worked at Waypoint Energy, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the US Department of Energy. Marta is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador. Marta holds a BS in biological engineering with a minor in science technology and society from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    Jennifer Taylor

    Real Estate Advisor, Search To Involve Pilipino Americans

    Jennifer Taylor is a 25-year+ veteran of commercial real estate investment, development and management.  She brings many years of experience and relationships forged in investment management, asset advisory and consulting with leading investors and firms to her current role as managing principal of Ambiculture Advisors, a female and minority certified owned private equity firm.  Prior to Ambiculture Real Estate Advisors, Jennifer launched Atalanta Realty Investments, a real estate investment firm targeting office, retail and industrial assets in Western U.S. markets and Hawaii. Jennifer gained a strong executive foundation as COO/Principal for Arroyo Realty Partners.

    Jennifer is a licensed California Real Estate Salesperson; holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Certified Property Manager (CPM ®) designations.  She is co-founder of industry organizations Filipino in Institution Real Estate (FIIRE) and the Los Angeles chapter of African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP).  Jennifer is also the founder of the non-profit organization, Swirls for Girls, and sits on the board for Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA).

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    Melissa Kroskey

    Director, WoodWorks – Wood Products Council

    As both a licensed Architect and Structural Engineer in the state of California, Melissa has a broad perspective on the industry, as well as technical design expertise from seismic to hurricane regions. Over the past 3 years, she helped expand WoodWorks’ audience to include real estate developers and generated content related to cost optimization of mass timber structures as well as wood’s contributions to a low environmental footprint, biophilic design, circularity and wildfire resiliency. Melissa manages WoodWorks’ Mass Timber Business Case Studies initiative which address the financial performance of US developments constructed with mass timber. Created for the developer/investor audience, each case study discusses qualitative influences and provides quantitative data to examine investment success, challenges and lessons learned. Melissa is actively involved in the ULI and Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Development Council. Through WoodWorks’ ULI Greenprint Innovation Partnership, she assists developers pursuing timber projects throughout the US.

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    Carl Quesinberry

    Senior Director, Consulting Services, Avison Young

    Carl Quesinberry is Senior Director at Avison Young Consulting group, a specialized division of the international CRE brokerage firm Avison Young. Previously, Carl has served in leadership roles at CRESA, Grubb & Ellis, and Cushman & Wakefield during his 35-year career where he has focused on Industrial Real Estate and its relationship with Supply Chains across multiple industry sectors. He is a sought out thought leader who brings dynamic vision and execution to challenging operational issues. Currently, Carl is engaged in multi-billion-dollar supply chain optimization projects for clients in the Lithium Battery, Semiconductor, and Automotive sectors in the USA. Developing value-driven and practical solutions to complex challenges, he champions collaboration and transparency in delivering powerful outcomes for clients focused on reducing cost and mitigating risk to achieve project goals. Carl earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Science in Administration from the University of West Florida, and a Master of Business Administration in Data Analytics from Louisiana State University.

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    Rodney Harrell

    Vice President, Family, Home and Community, AARP

    Rodney Harrell is Vice President of Family, Home and Community at AARP, and AARP's Enterprise Lead on Housing, charged with implementing the organization's strategy to address housing issues. He also leads AARP Public Policy Institute's team of issue experts on Long-Term Services and Supports, Family Caregiving and Livable Communities. The Family, Home and Community team provides thought leadership through research, policy analysis, and creating innovative solutions to ensure that older adults and their families have access to the options and services that can help them to thrive at any age. Dr. Harrell's research on housing preferences, neighborhood choice, and community livability are integral to AARP's groundbreaking Livability Index, which measures the livability of every neighborhood and community in the United States. He is also a speaker, writer and blogger on issues impacting communities and the diverse groups of people who live in them. Dr. Harrell graduated summa cum laude from the honors program at Howard University; earned dual master's degrees in public affairs and urban planning from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; and received a PhD in urban planning from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies, was named to the initial class of Top Influencers in Aging for his work, and holds several board and advisory positions.

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    Ken Rosen

    Chairman, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics

    Kenneth T. Rosen: Ken Rosen is Chairman of Rosen-Andersen Consulting Group, a real estate market research firm, Chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and Professor Emeritus and California State Chair of Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Rosen is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the board of directors of several non-profit and for-profit entities that deal with real estate finance and development. He was appointed to the Economic Advisory Board to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce by President Ronald Reagan. He has testified on numerous occasions before various United States Senate and United States House of Representatives committees, and the California Senate Judiciary Committee on housing policy issues. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN, the Today Show and PBS discussing real estate issues. He has been widely quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Business Times. He has authored over 100 articles and four books on real estate and real estate finance. He was formerly the Chairman and founder of Rosen Real Estate Securities LLC (RRES), and Chairman, founder and portfolio manager of Lend Lease Rosen Securities, both REIT money management firms. Also, Mr. Rosen served as the special real estate advisor to The Davos World Economic Forum, and from 1985- 1990 he was Consultant/Managing Director of Salomon Brothers' Real Estate Research Department. Mr. Rosen received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.A. with highest honors from the University of Connecticut in 1970. He was a Professor of Economics at Princeton University. Ken has played in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament thirteen times and made the cut three times.

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    Tim Gokhman

    Managing Director, New Land Enterprises

    Tim Gokhman oversees development, acquisition and management for New Land Enterprises – a pioneering real estate development firm specializing in mixed-use residential and commercial real estate. Founded in 1993, New Land has developed ~$600M across 27 projects. New Land currently owns and manages over 1,800 apartments and ~200,000 SF of commercial space. The firm has a long history of firsts, whether it be a new material or technology, design, or neighborhood. New Land focuses on creating built environments at the neighborhood scale, striving to create memorable spaces, focused on user experience, believing that cities thrive when they are diverse, walkable, and culturally vibrant. The firm is also building technology agnostic, with expertise in stick-frame, light gauge steel, PT, and mass timber. Examples of New Land's innovation can be seen at Rhythm (Milwaukee's first micro-unit apartment building), Black Cat Alley (a defunct alley turned public arts space), Crossroads Collective (Milwaukee's first food hall), and Kinetik (a 140-unit apartment complex with 16,000 SF of retail, plus the conversion of a city street to a pedestrian plaza). Tim also worked on the permanent placement of the Milwaukee Film Festival in the Oriental Theater, a nationally recognized movie palace on the National Register of Historic Places. New Land has recently finished Ascent, the world's tallest mass timber building, and is building a 251-unit opportunity zone development called Nova. Tim graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001 with a BBA in Real Estate and a BS in Economics. He is the developer representative on WoodWorks' board of directors, and a YPO member.

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    Paul Bernard

    President/CEO, AHC Inc.

    Paul serves as the President/CEO of AHC Inc., a nonprofit developer of affordable housing that provides quality homes and educational/support programs for low- and moderate-income families. He was formerly an Executive Vice President for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) overseeing Advisory Services, Urban Plan, Professional Development and the Awards programs. Prior to joining ULI, Paul served as Vice President at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., where he led the organization's national public-sector and community development advisory practice. Previously, he held several senior roles in government and the private sector, including Senior Vice President at Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) where he led the company's Investment Advisory practice. He was also a Principal and Division Head at MunieMae (NYSE: MMA), managing the growth and operations for approximately $1.0 billion in institutional capital. Paul also held senior positions at the City of Detroit, where he was appointed by Mayor Dennis Archer as the Director of Planning and Development and at Public Financial Management (PFM), where he was a Senior Managing Consultant for federal, state and local municipalities and public authorities. Paul holds a master's in Public Policy from Harvard University, an MBA and a bachelor's degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

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    Rick Baker

    Executive VP of Charging Solutions, Volta Charging

    Rick Baker is the Executive Vice President Of Charging Solutions at Volta Charging. He leads the company’s Charging Solutions organization responsible for growing Volta's EV charging partnerships with popular commercial properties and retail locations. By working in tandem with Volta’s advertising arm, the Volta Media™ Network, Rick ensures all clients can leverage Volta’s full suite of solutions to capture the greatest economic upside for their core businesses. A proven leader with an extensive background in software and hardware sales strategy, as well as over 20 years of experience driving revenue growth, creating commercial strategies, building new business, developing partnerships, and pre-sales engineering, Rick has spearheaded the growth and expansion of Volta’s new and existing EV charging property partners. Prior to joining Volta, Rick served as Chief Revenue Officer of OTTO Motors, a venture capital and private equity-backed startup that works with manufacturing and warehouse clients, including several of the automotive OEMs and GE, Amway, Danfoss, and Faurecia, to create resilient supply chains. Before OTTO Motors, Rick worked for numerous automation and software companies and served in the U.S. military for 15 years. Rick received his B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Business from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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    Thaili Chi

    Managing Director, Fund Management, KaiLong Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

    Mr. Chi has more than 15 years of experiences in real estate fund management and investment globally. He joined KaiLong in 2016 and is responsible for equity capital markets and outbound investment. 

    Prior to joining KaiLong, Mr. Chi was the Senior Director of Tishman Speyer’s Equity Capital Markets group where he focused on outbound investments and RMB fund raising. Prior to that, Mr. Chi was at Partners Group where he led the Greater China private real estate portfolio since 2010 and was responsible for both funds and direct investments as well as portfolio management for the Greater China region. Mr. Chi began his career in the Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Bank AG focusing on public listings and mergers & acquisitions

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    Sunho Song

    Head of Logistics Investment, IGIS Asset Management Co., Ltd

    Mr. Song joined IGIS in 2016 as a Managing Director and Head of Logistics, Development Division. Prior to joining IGIS, Mr. Song served as the Head of Investments at ADF Asset Management and the head of REITs Investment Team at KORAMCO REITs and TRUST. Mr. Song has also worked at Woori Investment & Securities’ Investment Banking division as VP of Project Financing. Mr. Song started his career as an architect at Space Group, a renowned architectural firm in Korea.

    Mr. Song has a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from Harvard University, a master of Architecture from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, BSc in Architecture from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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    Shuji Tomikawa

    President, Mitsui Fudosan Investment Advisors, Inc.

    Shuji Tomikawa is President of Mitsui Fudosan Investment Advisors, Inc. (MFIA) and Group Officer at Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd. Prior to his current posts he served as Managing Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Real Estate Solution Services Division of Mitsui Fudosan. He was one of the founding members of MFIA, which was established in October of 1997, where he served as Managing Director in charge of Client Relations. Between 1989 and 1995 he was Vice President at Mitsui Fudosan’s New York subsidiary, Mitsui Fudosan (New York), Inc.  Tomikawa was Chairman of ULI Japan between 2016 and 2018, an adjunct lecturer at Keio University between 1998 and 2007, and a member of University of Cambridge’s Real Estate Finance Advisory Board between 2004 and 2007. Tomikawa received a B.A. in Economics in 1983 from Keio University and an MBA in 1988 from Harvard Business School.

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    Suzanne Mulvee

    Senior Vice President, Research and Strategy, GID

    Suzanne E. Mulvee, CFA Chief Strategy Officer Suzanne Mulvee serves as Chief Strategy Officer at GID, a vertically-integrated investor, operator, developer and fiduciary with more than $26B in assets under management, including more than 46,000 apartment units and 25 million SF of industrial space across the U.S. Mulvee is responsible for tracking economic drivers, capital market trends, and real estate fundamentals to identify relative value and maximize risk-adjusted returns across real estate cycles. Additionally, Mulvee leads the firm's business intelligence team which is tasked with mobilizing data into actionable insights for business leaders. Prior to joining GID, Mulvee was a Director and Real Estate Strategist at CoStar Portfolio Strategy and PPR. There, she was a consultant to some of the largest investment managers, life insurers, pension funds, banks, and private equity funds in the U.S., providing independent expertise in real estate market, portfolio, and mortgage risk analysis. She regularly speaks to industry organizations, is often quoted in the national press, and has appeared on CNBC. She earned a B.A. cum laude in Financial and Managerial Economics from the University of New Hampshire and holds the CFA designation.

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    Adam Weers

    Trammell Crow Company

    Adam Weers serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Trammell Crow Company. In this role, Adam administers TCC’s Investment Committee and Executive Committee processes, and oversees TCC’s Marketing, Communications, People, Legal/Risk Management and Digital & Technology activities. He a member of both the TCC Executive and Investment Committees and leads TCC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee.

     

    Prior to his appointment to COO in April 2021, Adam was a Principal in TCC’s MidAtlantic Business Unit. He played a valuable role in leading projects in Washington, DC, including the McMillan Healthcare Campus, a 1,000,000-SF component of the multi-phased, mixed-use redevelopment of the McMillan sand filtration site, and Northeast Heights, a 1,500,000-SF multi-phase, residential, retail, and office development.

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    Marilyn Taylor

    Professor of Architecture & Urban Design, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

    Marilyn Jordan Taylor is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design. She had a distinguished tenure as Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design from 2008 - 2016, having been a much admired practitioner. She is recognized worldwide as a thought leader in urban design, as well as a woman pioneer in the fields of architecture, planning, and construction. Her global stature is complemented by her down-to-earth demeanor and proven ability to interact easily with constituencies across communities, government, industry, and academia, both locally and internationally. She is a leader who exudes not only intellectual breadth, but also deep enthusiasm and compassion in her dedication to enhancing the vitality of urban communities through design. Marilyn Taylor was Partner in Charge of the Urban Design and Planning Practice at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP and the first woman to serve as Chairman of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, is internationally known for her distinguished and passionate involvement in the design of large-scale urban projects and civic initiatives. Over a 35-year career with Skidmore Owings & Merrill, she led many of the firm's largest and most complex projects around the world. She was also both the first architect and the first woman to serve as Global Chair (2005-07) of the Urban Land Institute, a non-profit research and educational institution, where she championed a renewed focus on cities, sustainable communities, and infrastructure investment. An expert in using public space and infrastructure to shape urban districts and civic places, Marilyn Taylor led Skidmore Owings & Merrill's practices in Transportation as well as Urban Design in such projects as Columbia University's Manhattanville Campus, the NYC's East River Waterfront, the reclamation of Con Ed's East River sites for mixed-use development, the new research building at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and the new urban campus for John Jay College. She also founded a

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    Jeanne Gang

    Founding Principal & Partner , Studio Gang

    Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is the founding principal and partner of Studio Gang, an international architecture and urban design practice headquartered in Chicago. Known for an inquisitive, forward-looking approach to design that unfolds new technical and material possibilities and expands the active role of designers in society, she creates striking places that connect people with each other, their communities, and the environment. Jeanne’s approach has produced award-winning projects across scales and typologies, from cultural and community buildings such as the Chicago River Boathouses, Writers Theatre, and Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, to structurally dynamic towers like Aqua, Solar Carve (40 Tenth Ave), and MIRA. Ongoing work includes major cultural and civic projects throughout the Americas and Europe, such as the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History in New York; a new United States Embassy in Brasília; the University of Chicago’s European hub for study and research in Paris; and a new Global Terminal for O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Intertwined with built work, Jeanne and the Studio also develop research, publications, and exhibitions that push design’s ability to create public awareness and give rise to change—a practice Jeanne calls “actionable idealism.” A monograph of her Studio’s work, Studio Gang: Architecture, was published last year by Phaidon. A MacArthur Fellow and a Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Jeanne has been honored with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and been named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine.

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    Michael Friebele

    Perkins Eastman

    Michael is a Senior Associate with Perkins Eastman based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dallas, Texas. He has been practicing for more than 10 years working on a diverse range of project types across the globe. Across a range of program and scale, Michael focuses on the connections that design can make through informed contextual and community cues, finding inspiration in legacies of design thinking as well as places where there is a constant questioning and embrace of social, economic, and political influences. He strives to mutually root projects into place and condition in order to create intentional impact upon the built environment. Michael's work on the pro-bono revisioning of Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas to leading a study of ATT's relocation to the Field District in Downtown Dallas are noted examples. Michael's approach is further informed through his experience contributing to publications such as The Architects Newspaper, Texas Architect, and D Magazine. He also values the role academics can play in practice, continuing to serve as a lecturer in the Master of Arts in Design and Innovation Program at SMU and through his tenure on the Dean's Advisory Council at his alma mater Kansas State University.

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    Jarred Howard

    Project Advisor, Sable Brands

    Jarred Howard is project advisor for Sable Brands, LLC. A Fort Worth native, Jarred holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Dallas Baptist University. Jarred launched his career in JP Morgan-Chase's consumer banking division and later spent time in marketing at DaimlerChrysler Financial Services. In 2006, Jarred commenced a 12-year stay at BNSF Railway, where he led a team in the Consumer Products business unit before assuming leadership of their economic development initiatives. In 2018, Jarred assumed the role of small business department head at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and in 2020, Jarred was recruited to lead external affairs at Bell Textron. Jarred's work in the development space is a culmination of a career highlighted by his leadership on the National Juneteenth Museum project in Fort Worth. Jarred spends most of his personal time with his wife, son, and daughter, and enjoys brand-building, volunteering, and the Dallas Cowboys.

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    Jennifer Sanders

    Dallas Innovation Alliance

    Jennifer Sanders is Cofounder and Executive Director of the North Texas Innovation Alliance, a 501c3 public-private partnership which will be the largest such initiative in the U.S., with the mission of creating the most connected, smart and resilient region in the country. In 2015, she cofounded the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) a 501c3 public-private partnership dedicated to supporting Dallas’ smart cities strategy and currently serves as its Executive Director. DIA’s Smart Cities Living Lab is the fastest-to-market smart cities initiative in the country.

     

    She is community-driven, serving as Past-President of the Mayor’s Star Council, board member of the Suicide & Crisis Center, Vice Chairman of Better Block, among others. In 2019, she received the UN Day Global Leadership Award for SDG 9, has been named to Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Top Women in Technology, State Scoop’s Top Women in Technology, and Tech Week 100. She graduated from the University of Virginia.