ULI Alberta

District Councils represent ULI at the local level, organized in 53 North American communities, 14 European communities, and 6 Asian 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.


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



“Shaping the Competitive City”
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7:30 – 9:30 am

The City of Calgary and development industry must look for creative ways to fund infrastructure projects and build communities for the future.

Please mark your calendars for ULI Alberta’s next major event taking place the morning of Wednesday, October 1st at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus. Join your fellow District Council Members and industry stakeholders for breakfast and a discussion on “Shaping the Competitive City”.

This breakfast session will comprise a short presentation of the findings from the ULI 2014 Infrastructure report followed by an engaging panel discussion on alternative and progressive funding ideas to support future infrastructure requirements in Calgary. Panel members include City of Calgary Manager Jeff Fielding, ULI Senior Vice President Rachel MacCleery and Ernst and Young Managing Director of Infrastructure Advisory Jim Wheeler with the session moderated by managing Principal of Quantum Place Chris Ollenberger.


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


Registration Fees:

Private sector $50 $70
Public sector/nonprofit $40 $60
Under 35 (Young Leader) $50 $70
Student $25 $35
Retired $35 n/a
Media $0 $0

Redeveloping Currie Barracks: From Vision to Implementation
Thursday, September 18, 2014
3:30 – 5:00 pm (tour)
5:00 – 7:00 pm (social)

$25 members
$20 members, Young Leaders Group
$35 nonmembers

(includes tour, beer and snacks)

Learn about the story of Currie Barracks and how the Canada Lands Company (CLC) is proposing to translate their vision into reality. The focus will be on the second stage of the redevelopment of the old CFB Calgary lands which proposes to create a new medium density neighbourhood centre with a broad range of land uses, housing types and servicing innovations resulting in a more complete and integrated community.

A representative from CLC will offer the developer’s perspective on redeveloping a brownfield site steeped in history and forming an important part of Calgary’s evolution as a city. A representative from the City will co-host the tour and offer insight into the collaborative process, design and mechanics of implementing an innovative plan which tested standard approaches to development in our city.

The tour will begin with a presentation by representatives of CLC and The City of Calgary followed by a question and answer session at the Sales Centre. From here, we will embark on the walking tour of the Stage 2 lands where key aspects of the plan will be highlighted on the ground. The tour will lead us to our final destination, the Wildrose Brewery where we will enjoy some local fare and good cheer!

Spots are limited so register soon.

Starting Location:
Currie Barracks Sales Centre
J5, 2953 Battleford Avenue SW, Calgary


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


Registration Fees:

MEMBER Non-members
Private sector $25 $35
Public sector/nonprofit $25 $35
Under 35 (Young Leader) $20 $30
Student $20 $30
Retired $20 $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 Tracy Bealing, tracy.bealing@norr.com or 403-451-1417. 



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

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


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?


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

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


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.


  • 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


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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.