ULI Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors and New Trustees

Denver skyline. Photographed during the Housing Opportunity 2014 conference.

Institute’s Leadership Reflects Global Reach, Interdisciplinary Nature of Organization

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WASHINGTON (June 30, 2014) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) welcomes new members to the ULI Board of Directors, ULI Foundation Board of Directors, ULI Operating Committee, and ULI Trustees, all of whom will start serving their terms July 1, 2014.

The ULI Board members oversee the development of ULI’s business strategy and business plan to guide the advancement of ULI’s mission, which is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. The ULI Operating Committee is responsible for implementing the business strategy and plan as determined by the Board of Directors, and the Trustees provide input and guidance on ULI’s areas of focus that define the Institute’s overall program of work. The ULI Foundation Board of Directors provides leadership for the Foundation, which serves as the philanthropic source for ULI by securing endowment funds, major gifts and ULI Annual Fund contributions to support the Institute’s key programs, activities and services.

The new ULI Board members are: ULI Foundation Chairman Geoffrey Stack, Managing Director, SARES-REGIS Group; Irvine, Calif.; Olivier Piani, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Real Estate Gmbh, Paris; and Deborah Ratner Salzberg, President, Forest City Enterprises, Inc., Washington, D.C. They are serving on the board with existing board members ULI Chairman Lynn Thurber, Chairman, LaSalle Investment Management, Chicago, Ill.; ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick Phillips; ULI Immediate Past Chairman Peter Rummell, Principal, The Rummell Company, Jacksonville, Fla.; ULI Treasurer Joseph Azrack, Managing Partner, Apollo Global Real Estate, New York, N.Y.; ULI Secretary Robert Lieber, Executive Managing Director, Island Capital Group, New York, N.Y.; ULI North Asia Chairman Raymond Chow, Executive Director, Hongkong Land Limited, Hong Kong; ULI Europe Chairman Roger Orf, Partner, Head of European Real Estate, Apollo Management International LLP, London; Jeremy Newsum, Executive Trustee, the Grosvenor Estate, Grosvenor Group, London, UK;  Hamid Moghadam, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Prologis, San Francisco, Calif.; Randall Rowe, Chairman, Green Courte Partners, LLC, Lake Forest, Ill.; Diana Reid, Executive Vice President, PNC Real Estate, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Stephen Navarro, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBRE/Furman Company, Greenville, S.C.; and Owen Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Properties, New York, N.Y.

The new ULI Foundation Board members are: ULI Foundation Annual Fund Chairman Michael Hayde, Chief Executive Officer, Western National Group, Irvine, Calif.; John Hagestad, Managing Director, SARES-REGIS Group; Irvine, Calif.; James Ratner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Forest City Enterprises, Cleveland; Melinda Masson, Chief Executive Officer, Masson Strategic Advisors, LLC, Laguna Beach, Calif.; and Michael Spies, Senior Managing Director for Europe and India, Tishman Speyer, London. They are serving on the board with existing board members ULI Foundation Chairman Geoffrey Stack, Managing Director, SARES-REGIS Group; Irvine, Calif.; ULI Chairman Lynn Thurber, Chairman, LaSalle Investment Management, Chicago, Ill.; ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick Phillips; ULI Immediate Past Chairman Peter Rummell, Principal, The Rummell Company, Jacksonville, Fla.; John Bucksbaum,Chief Executive Officer, Bucksbaum Retail Properties LLC, Chicago; Bruce Etkin, Manager, Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners, Denver; John Healy, Jr.,Principal, Hyde Street Holdings, LLC, Raleigh, N.C.; James Klingbeil, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Klingbeil Capital Management, San Francisco;and Randall Rowe, Chairman, Green Courte Partners, LLC, Lake Forest, Ill.

The new Operating Committee members are Anthony Chang, Vice President, Cassidy Turley, Tysons Corner, Va.; and Eric Swanson,Director of Real Estate Investment, Odebrecht USA, Coral Gables, Fla. They are serving on the committee with existing members ULI Chairman Lynn Thurber, Chairman, LaSalle Investment Management, Chicago, Ill.; ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick Phillips; Teri Frankiewicz, Vice President, Community Development, Crown Community Development, Naperville, Ill.; Gregory Johnson, President, Wright Runstad and Company, Seattle; and Lauralee Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer, HCP, Long Beach, Calif.

Twenty-one new ULI trustees are joining 116 existing trustees, bringing the total number of industry leaders in the distinguished group to 137. The broad representation by members from around the world who are involved in all aspects of the industry reflects the global reach and interdisciplinary nature of the institute.

The new trustees are: Thomas Arnold, Head of Americas, Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Abu Dhabi; Peter Ballon, Vice President and Head of Real Estate Investments – Americas, CCP Investment Board, Toronto, Ontario; Marty Burger, Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties, New York, N.Y.; Henry Cheng, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Chongbang Group, Shanghai; Bruce Etkin, Chairman, Etkin Johnson Real Estate Group, Denver, Colo.; Michael Franco, Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Acquisitions and Capital Markets, Vornado Realty Trust, New York, N.Y.; Calvin Gladney, Managing Partner, Mosaic Urban Partners, Washington, D.C.; Edward Glaeser, Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass.; Deborah Harmon, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Artemis Real Estate Partners, Chevy Chase, Md.; Michael Hayde, Chief Executive Officer, Western National Group, Irvine, Calif.; John Herbert, Global Head of Real Estate, HSBC Bank Plc, London; Glenda Hood, Founding Partner, TriSect, Orlando, Fla.; The Honorable Sly James, Mayor, City of Kansas City, Mo.; Steven Kohn, President, Equity, Debt and Structured Finance, Cushman and Wakefield, New York, N.Y.; Douglas Lyons, Managing Director, Pearlmark Real Estate Partners LLC, Chicago, Ill.; Robert Reidy, Vice President for Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.; Carlos Rufino, President, The Net Group, Manila, Philippines; Glenn Rufrano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, O’Connor Capital Partners, New York, N.Y.; Massimo Saletti, Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Real Estate Gaming and Lodging, Deutsche Bank, London; Eric Swanson, Director of Real Estate Investment, Odebrecht USA, Coral Gables, Fla.; and Serena Wolfe, Partner, Ernst and Young LLP, New York, N.Y.

In addition to the new trustees, eight leaders will be serving renewed terms as trustees: ULI North Asia Chairman Raymond Chow, Executive Director, Hong Kong Land Limited, Hong Kong; Gregory Johnson, President, Wright Runstad and Company, Seattle; Lauralee Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer, HCP, Long Beach, Calif.; Steve Navarro, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBRE/The Furman Company, Greenville, S.C.; Olivier Piani, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Real Estate Gmbh, Paris; Randall Rowe, Chairman, Green Courte Partners, Lake Forest, Ill.; Hitoshi Saito, Executive Managing Director, Mitsui Fudosan Company, Ltd., Tokyo; and Owen Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Properties, New York, N.Y.

“As ULI continues to grow and evolve, our leaders offer invaluable insights and expertise to guide our program of work and connect the real estate community in markets worldwide,” said ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. “These extraordinary individuals are strengthening ULI’s intellectual capital and reinforcing the institute’s impact globally and locally.”

About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (
www.uli.org) is a global nonprofit education and research Institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 32,000 members representing all aspects of land use.