Theaster Gates

Join a record number of your peers October 8–11 in Boston for thought-provoking sessions during the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting.

Featured speakers will include the following:
– Artist and opening keynote speaker Theaster Gates, whose work focuses on space theory and land development, will explore creative ways to reclaim spaces that have been left behind.
– Panelists Hessam Nadji of Marcus & Millichap, Gayle Starr of Prologis, Owen Thomas of Boston Properties, Andrew Warren of PwC, and moderator Mitchell Roschelle of PwC will discuss what is next for real estate markets during a session on the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019 report, which will be released at the meeting.
– Scott Galloway, a marketing professor at the NYU Stern School of Business; founder of digital intelligence firm L2; and author of The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, will share his thoughts on why breaking up the big tech companies would create a more prosperous society.

Through engaging presentations from global thought leaders, the ULI Changing World Speaker Series will address topics including water scarcity, the role of culture in city building, and institutional bias.

Scott Galloway

Speakers include Camille Renshaw, chief executive officer and cofounder of B+E; Tiffany Jana, chief executive officer of TMI Consulting; Julian Petrin of Urbanista and NextHamburg; Ryan Gravel, author of Where We Want to Live; Ken Surrittee, founder of Water Is Life; and Bhagwati Agrawal, executive director of Sustainable Innovations.

Equitable development will be the focus of two additional speakers:
– Jenna Hornstock, executive officer of Los Angeles’s Transit-Oriented Communities, and manager of Metro’s Joint Development, First/Last Mile Planning, and Systemwide Design programs, will be speaking on the “Citywide Planning for Equitable Development: Innovations in Imagine Boston 2030” panel. Along with other panelists, Hornstock will be discussing how Imagine Boston 2030’s programs can be a departure point for innovations in citywide planning and their implications for the real estate sector.
– David Reifman, commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development, will speak on “Developing for the Common Good.” This panel will focus on how developers can create spaces that enhance the fabric of their communities.