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What Do Affluent Communities Need? More Workforce Housing

An affluent community dominated by luxury homes and high-end resorts, Collier County has struggled to meet demand for workforce housing. A ULI Advisory Service program panel recommended practical strategies for addressing this shortage.

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Leading the Future of Global Development: ULI Announces 23 New Governing Trustees

Twenty-three of the world’s foremost real estate industry leaders have been elected to serve as new ULI governing trustees for terms that began on July 1, 2017. The governing trustees, who frame ULI’s broad direction and agenda, provide leadership in member advancement of the Institute’s mission. The addition of the 23 elected governing trustees brings the total number of elected ULI governing trustees to 139.

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Thomas W Toomey speaks at the ULI Europe Conference 2017, 7-8 February 2017

UL Interview: Thomas W. Toomey, Incoming ULI Global Chairman

The chairman and chief executive officer of multifamily real estate investment trust UDR becomes ULI global chairman in July. He discusses ULI’s evolving global structure—and the virtue of constant self-improvement for individuals and organizations alike.

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Thomas W. Toomey Is New ULI Global Chairman

Thomas W. Toomey, chief executive officer, president, and a director of UDR Inc., a $16 billion multifamily real estate investment trust based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, has been named the new ULI global chairman. Toomey, a longtime ULI member, ULI trustee, and ULI Foundation governor, will serve a two-year term that ends June 30, 2019.

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Recent Articles

  • ULI to Partner with 100 Resilient Cities to Help Improve Resilience of Urban Areas Globally

    June 22, 2017

    ULI has announced a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, becoming part of its Platform of Partners. In this capacity, ULI will offer expertise on building for resilience to a select group of 100RC cities as they design and implement their comprehensive resilience strategies. “In an increasingly complex and challenging world, cities need partnerships with organizations such as ULI to withstand the shocks and stresses of the 21st century,” said Michael Berkowitz, president of 100 Resilient Cities.

  • New Executive Director Named for the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance

    June 13, 2017

    Billy Grayson, an expert in sustainability program development for companies and organizations, has been selected to serve as the executive director of the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance.

  • CEO Perspective: On Sustainability

    June 12, 2017

    ULI has long supported and promoted sustainable development that conserves energy, land, and other natural resources. Our leadership in sustainability has never been driven by government regulations or policies. It has always been a market-driven, value-creating response to the changing environment, and nothing will change that. The forces that have shaped the institutionalization of sustainability and its wide adoption are not going away. In fact, they are going to become stronger and more prevalent in the years ahead.

  • ULI Names Ralph Boyd as CEO for the Americas

    June 5, 2017

    We are delighted to announce that Ralph Boyd, an outstanding individual who is currently the chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Red Cross’s Massachusetts region, has accepted our offer to serve as ULI’s CEO for the Americas. He brings to ULI nonprofit CEO experience and membership-based organizational experience, familiarity with a decentralized organizational structure, financial leadership, gravitas, and the ability to act both strategically and tactically.

  • Inspiring More Careers in Development through ULI’s UrbanPlan

    May 25, 2017

    In 2003, Andrew B. Turner was a senior at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California, when a new interactive program that challenged students to create a development scenario for a local neighborhood made its debut. Nearly 15 years later, Turner is now a project director at Argent LLP, one of London’s most respected developers.

  • CEO Perspective: ULI at Its Best—Advisory Services

    May 15, 2017

    Of all of the Institute’s many offerings, perhaps the one that best delivers an ideal combination of member value and mission advancement is our Advisory Services program.

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