Randall K. Rowe is the global chairman of ULI. A longtime ULI member, ULI Trustee and ULI Foundation Governor, he is serving a two-year term from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017.
Rowe is Chairman of Green Courte Partners, LLC, a private equity real estate investment firm based in Chicago. The firm specializes in niche real estate strategies including the acquisition and development of manufactured housing communities, parking, and infill retail (mixed-use) assets.
As ULI Global Chairman, Rowe will focus on three areas: strengthening ULI’s capacity for knowledge sharing throughout all of its member-to-member networks; ensuring that ULI’s core programs have a steady source of funding; and growing the organization globally, all with the overarching goal of reaffirming ULI as the most trusted authority worldwide on creating communities that are highly livable, economically prosperous and environmentally sustainable.
In addition to his service as a ULI Board member and Trustee, he serves on the Operating Committee. He is a member of the ULI Foundation Board of Directors and has previously chaired several committees, including the ULI Audit Committee, Investment Committee, and ULI Global Awards for Excellence Jury. In addition, he served as the co-chair of the Host Committee for the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, and he has served on the Commercial and Retail Development Council, Urban Development-Mixed Use Council, and the Manufactured Housing Community Council. He has been actively involved in ULI Chicago, which serves ULI members in the Chicago metro area and throughout Illinois.
Rowe also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Steppenwolf Theatre; is a member of the Board of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Foundation; and is a member of the Board of Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE:SUI). He is an active member and a former Chairman of the Real Estate Roundtable.
Prior to establishing Green Courte Partners, Rowe was a Co-Founder and Chairman of Transwestern Investment Company, LLC and Chairman and Director of Transwestern Commercial Services, LLC. He also was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hometown America, LLC, a large owner of manufactured housing communities.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Denison University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan. Rowe is a former member of the advisory board of Harvard University’s Real Estate Academic Initiative and is a former member of the Board of the Primo Center for Women and Children.