ULI Alberta

District Councils represent ULI at the local level, organized in 52 North American communities and 13 European communities serving more than 34,000 members. District Councils support best practices in land use through Smart Growth programs, networking events, and project tours. By offering nonpartisan, unbiased expertise to community leaders, District Councils positively influence such issues as compact development, transportation, urban design and workforce housing. With nearly 100 members, ULI Alberta is growing and working to become one of ULI’s newest District Councils.

ULI Alberta seeks to facilitate non-partisan, collaborative thinking, education and networking amongst industry sub-sectors, organizations and government. We seek to expand the knowledge and network of Alberta based members, providing opportunity to interact and learn from the international community, building career and lifelong relationships. Furthermore, ULI Alberta will offer a global lens to the broader ULI membership, showcasing successful Alberta real estate initiatives and their positive impact with a rapidly growing market.

ULI ALBERTA PURPOSE STATEMENT

We believe in creating thriving, livable environments through global thought leadership, education and collaboration.

UPCOMING  EVENTS

ULI ALBERTA PRESENTS…
2014 INAUGURAL FIRESIDE CHAT: GOVERNING CITIES AND FORGING PARTNERSHIPS WITH CALGARY MAYOR NAHEED NENSHI AND ULI FELLOW TOM MURPHY

Date: May 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Category: 2014 Fireside Chat: Governing Cities and Forging Partnerships
Venue: Hotel Arts Calgary
Address: 119 – 12Th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

CALGARY IS AT A CROSSROADS.
Calgary is a city unable to continue growth patterns accepted in previous decades. Due to the continued rising costs of infrastructure, changing market conditions, and a continued interest in reducing the reliance on automobiles as the primary mode of transportation, Calgary must look for new and creative ways to build communities for the future.  Rising land costs, lengthy and difficult approvals processes, shortage of suitable land, land assembly, lack of up-to-date infrastructure, and increased concerns by residents in existing areas require that every effort concerning development must be examined in ways to work effectively and efficiently.

Along with these complex issues are combined with Calgary’s continued rapid population growth and resulting construction boom which place a burden on the availability of affordable housing options, continue to limit the supply of housing choices, and further drive up the price of all forms of development in the city.

Join the Urban Land Institute at our Inaugural Fireside Chat on Tuesday May 20, 2014 to listen to Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and ULI Fellow Tom Murphy discuss the challenges and opportunities of governing cities with transformative issues.  Mr. Murphy and Mayor Nenshi will discuss what city leadership can do to help facilitate partnerships with the development industry and other organizations in order to work towards solutions for unique problems and the risks and rewards associated with them.

Tom Murphy is the former mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA with extensive experience in urban revitalization.  Serving three terms as mayor of Pittsburgh, Murphy initiated a public/private partnership strategy that leveraged more than $4.5 billion in economic development in the city.  Murphy led efforts to secure and oversee $1 billion in funding for the development of two professional sports facilities, and a new convention center that is the largest certified green building in the United States.  He developed strategic partnerships to transform more than 1,000 acres of blighted, abandoned industrial properties into new commercial, residential, retail and public uses.

Moderator: Jack Mintz
Keynote Speakers:
Naheed Nenshi
 – Mayor – City of Calgary
Tom Murphy – Fellow – Urban Land Institute

- AGENDA -
6:00- 7:00PM:            Registration and Networking/Cocktail Reception
7:00- 8:00PM:            Fireside Chat
8:00- 8:30PM:            Moderated Q&A

Please register online via the registration button below. You may also mail, phone, or fax your registration by downloading the Event Registration Form.

Register

Registration Fees:

MEMBER NON-MEMBERS
Private sector $50 $70
Public sector/nonprofit $45 $60
Under 35 (Young Leader) $30 $40
Student $25 $35
Retired $25 $35
Media $0 $0

For any registration related questions, please contact ULI Customer Service: customerservice@uli.org, 1-800-321-5011. For any questions related to event content, agenda, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Craig Sklenar, craig.sklenar@calgary.ca 


RECENT EVENTS

ULI ALBERTA | EMERGING TRENDS 2014

Date: November 27, 2013
Time: 7:15 am – 930 am
Category: Emerging Trends 2014
Venue: Eighth Avenue Place, Mezzanine Level
Address: 525 Eighth Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
*Event is sold out; no onsite registration will be
provided

ULI Alberta, in partnership with PwC, is proud to announce Alberta’s first ever Emerging Trends event to be held at Eighth Avenue Place on November 27, 2013. Building on a 34-year publication history, distinguished keynote speaker, Andrew Warren from PwC will provide an in-depth look into the real estate trends and forecasts for the coming year. This is your opportunity to get “in the know” and stay ahead of driving factors in Alberta’s diverse and ever-changing real estate landscape. Following the presentation by PwC, ULI Alberta will host a live, engaging panel discussion regarding the topic of financing growth in Alberta’s booming real estate economy. The panel will address issues pertaining to:

  • Population growth: Its impact on supply + consumer choice
  • Housing affordability: The erosion of the “Alberta Advantage”
  • Public + Private Sector Collaboration: Making it Work
  • Long-term Development Infrastructure Costs: Who pays for what?
  • Development Financing Models of the Future: What’s possible?

PROGRAM AGENDA

7:15 am – 7:45 am | Registration and Networking Breakfast
7:45 am – 8:15 am | 2014 Emerging Trends Presentation by Keynote Speaker – Andrew Warren
8:15am – 9:30am | Moderated Panel Discussion: “Financing Growth” followed by Q&A

KEYNOTE SPEAKER– Andrew Warren, Director, Financial Instruments, Structured Products + Real Estate | PwC

LOCAL SPEAKERS
Rollin Stanley, General Manager, Planning, Development & Assessment | City of Calgary Mike Bucci, Vice President, Development | Bucci Developments Alan Norris, President & CEO | Brookfield Residential Darryl Schmidt, Vice President, National Leasing | Cadillac Fairview
MODERATOR Jim Dewald PhD, Dean, Haskayne School of Business

COST

Member Non-members
Private sector $45 $65
Public sector/nonprofit $45 $65
Under 35 (Young Leader) $30 $40
Student $25 $35


Thursday, October 24th
ULI Alberta Members Event – Happy Hour and District Council Kickoff!!
This Members-Only reception was a great success! Celebrating the launch of ULI’s new presence in Alberta, the membership of ULI Alberta are extremely excited to see their new District Council take form and are looking forward to accessing local educational programming and networking opportunities – beginning with our upcoming Emerging Trends breakfast on November 27th.


LOCAL LEADERSHIP

  • David Ford: Chair & Chair of Governance
    Ignite Strategic/Grey Rock Real Estate – Partner
  • Krystyn Gatto: Vice-Chair & Chair of Mission Advancement
    Colliers International – Associate Retail Brokerage
  • Chris Ollenberger: Treasurer & Chair of Sponsorship
    QuantumPlace Developments Ltd– Managing Principal
  • Trent Edwards: Chair of Outreach & Membership
    Brookfield Residential – COO Alberta
  • Jyoti Gondek: Co-Chair of Outreach & Membership
    Tick Consulting – Principal
  • Bruce McKenzie: Co-Chair of Programming
    NORR Architects Engineers Planners – VP Operations
  • Paul Battistella: Co-Chair of Programming
    Battistella Developments – Principle
  • Amy Vandervelde: Chair of Young Leaders Group
    GWL Realty Advisors – Manager, Portfolio Management
  • Jason Hardy: Chair of Communications
    Chatterson Drive – Managing Partner

MEMBERSHIP

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Contact ULI Alberta

We want to hear from you!  To get involved or for general questions and inquiries please email us at alberta@uli.org.