Author: Ed Walter

W. Edward “Ed” Walter, a widely renowned real estate industry leader and most recently the Steers Chair in Real Estate at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is ULI's global chief executive officer.

Articles by Ed Walter

  • CEO Perspective: A Very Different Fall Meeting
    Published on October 02, 2020 in Fall Meeting
    ULI Global CEO Ed Walter discusses how the Fall Meeting will proceed in a new virtual format, which promises to provide our members with a world-class experience that we hope will be talked about for many years to come.
  • CEO Perspective: Supporting Our Members and Working toward Change
    Published on August 03, 2020 in Inside ULI
    The last few months have been some of the most challenging in many of our careers, with the outbreak of COVID-19 disrupting all aspects of our lives, writes ULI Global CEO W. Edward Walter. The effects on the real estate industry have been significant.
  • ULI CEO Ed Walter: About the 2020 Spring Meeting
    Published on March 20, 2020 in Inside ULI
    Over the past week, the disruption caused to everyday life by COVID-19 has increased significantly, and it is apparent that limiting contact with other people for an extended period will be required to arrest the spread of the virus. Following the latest guidance from U.S. and Canadian health agencies, our Global Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the Spring Meeting.
  • CEO Perspective: ULI’s Contributions to Our Fall Meeting City, Washington, D.C.
    Published on September 16, 2019 in Inside ULI
    Over the past 10 years, Washington, D.C., has reversed years of population decline and has evolved into a highly sought-after place in which to live and work. It is a place defined by neighborhoods teeming with activity, with high appeal to both younger and older generations. It is gratifying to recognize that ULI and its members have played a key role in this change.
  • CEO Perspective: Positioning ULI in the Lead
    Published on April 14, 2019 in Inside ULI
    As we head to Nashville for our 2019 Spring Meeting, I am encouraged and enthused about the progress being made at ULI to improve the member experience. Our initial efforts will be on display at the meeting, with more member-informed, interactive programming designed to foster a broader exchange of ideas and knowledge as well as more member-to-member connections. The event, which follows a highly successful Midwinter Trustees Meeting, Europe Conference, and Asia Pacific Convivium held this winter, will serve as additional confirmation of ULI’s status as the gold standard for real estate organizations.
  • Amazon’s New Locations Reflect Ongoing Evolution of Urban Areas
    Published on November 13, 2018 in Inside ULI
    The redevelopment spurred by Amazon’s decision to open headquarters sites in Northern Virginia and Long Island City, New York, will reflect an ongoing evolution of urban areas that we at ULI believe will continue for decades to come.
  • A Message from ULI Global Chief Executive Officer W. Edward Walter
    Published on September 19, 2018 in Inside ULI
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people in the Carolinas, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and China, and to those who are responding with rescue and relief aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut.