ULI Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors and New Trustees

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

For more information, contact: Trish Riggs at 202-624-7086; email: priggs@uli.org

WASHINGTON (July 9, 2013) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a globally respected authority on land use and urban development, has welcomed five industry leaders as new members of its board of directors and 34 leaders as new trustees for terms that began July 1, 2013. The board members and trustees provide guidance in advancing ULI’s mission, which is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI activity and participation, in addition to industry leadership, were among the criteria considered for the selection of the board members and trustees.

The new ULI board members are: ULI Europe Chairman Roger Orf, Managing Director, Apollo Management International, London, UK; Randall Rowe, Chairman, Greene Courte Partners, LLC, Lake Forest, Ill.; Diana Reid, Executive Vice President, PNC, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Steve Navarro, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBRE l The Furman Co., Greenville, S.C.; and Owen Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Properties, Bronxville, NY.  They are serving on the board with existing board members ULI Chairman Lynn Thurber, Chairman, LaSalle Investment Management, Chicago, Ill.; ULI Chief Executive Officer Patrick Phillips; ULI Immediate Past Chairman Peter Rummell, Principal, The Rummell Company, Jacksonville, Fla.; ULI Foundation Chairman James Curtis, III, Managing Partner, Bristol Group, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.; 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; Jeremy Newsum, Executive Trustee, the Grosvenor Estate, Grosvenor Group, London, UK; Michael Fascitelli, former President and Chief Executive Officer, Vornado Realty Trust, New York, N.Y.; Hamid Moghadam, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Prologis, San Francisco, Calif.;  and Jon Zehner, Global Head of Capital Markets, LaSalle Investment Management, London, UK.

The new ULI trustees are joining 108 existing trustees, bringing the total number of industry leaders in the distinguished group to 142. The diverse 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 following trustees have been elected for a four-year term that began July 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2017:  Naoto Aiba, Director and Senior Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; David Allman, Chairman, Regent Partners, LLC, Atlanta, Ga; Joseph Azrack, Managing Partner, Apollo Global Real Estate, New York, NY; Mary Borgia, President, The Borgia Company, Newport Beach, Calif.; Nicholas Brooke, Chairman, Professional Property Services , Hong Kong; John Bucksbaum, Chief Executive Officer, Bucksbaum Retail Properties LLC, Chicago, Ill; Susan Carter, Director – Real Estate Investments, North Carolina Department of State Treasurer, Raleigh, N.C.; Jack Chandler, Global Head of Real Estate, BlackRock, New York, N.Y.; Tobin Cobb,  Co-Chief Executive Officer, LNR Property LLC, Miami Beach, Fla.; Sigrid Duhamel, Group Corporate Real Estate Director, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Paris, France; Rosemary Feenan, Director, Global Research, Jones Lang LaSalle, London, UK; Teri Frankiewicz, Vice President, Community Development, Crown Community Development, Naperville, Ill.; Lev Gershman, Senior Portfolio Analyst and Asset Manager, GE Capital Real Estate, Los Angeles, Calif.; Sujata Govada, Managing Director, Urban Design & Planning Consultants, Ltd., Hong Kong; Bernhard Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, CA Immo, Frankfurt, Germany; John Healy, Principal, Hyde Street Holdings, LLC, Raleigh, N.C.; W. Dean Henry, Chief Executive Officer, Legacy Partners Residential, Foster City, Calif.; Gadi Kaufmann, Managing Director/CEO, RCLCO, Bethesda, Md.; Jeffrey Kelter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KTR Capital Partners, LLC, New York, N.Y.; Charles Leitner, Chairman, SVP Real Estate; Strategic Value Partners, Greenwich, Conn.; David Lentz, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Lend Lease, Inc., Clearwater, Fla.; Melinda Masson, Chief Executive Officer, Masson Investment, LLC, Laguna Beach, Calif.; Judith Mayhew-Jonas, Chairman, London+Partners, London, United Kingdom; Hiroo Mori, Senior Executive Managing Officer, Mori Building Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan; Mark Myers, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo & Co, San Francisco, Calif.; John O’Bryan, Chairman, CBRE, Toronto, Canada; Alexander Otto, Chief Executive Officer, ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co, Hamburg, Germany; Jonathan Pollack, Managing Director and Head of CRE Americas, Deutsche Bank Commercial Real Estate, New York, N.Y.; Stephen Brad Power, Director of Economic Development, City of Longmont Colorado, Longmont, Colo.; Wellington Reiter, Senior Vice President, Arizona State University Foundation, Tempe, Ariz.; Howard Roth, Global Real Estate Leader, Ernst and Young, LLP, New York, N.Y.; Adam Schwartz, Director, Angelo, Gordon & Company, New York, N.Y.; Harriet Tregoning, Director of Office Planning, District of Columbia Government, Washington, D.C.; and Jon Zehner, Global Head of Capital Markets, LaSalle Investment Management, London, UK.

“The addition of these extraordinary individuals to ULI’s leadership is strengthening ULI’s intellectual capital,” said ULI Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. “As ULI continues to expand globally, our board members and trustees offer invaluable insights and expertise to guide our program of work, and connect the real estate community in markets worldwide.”   

About the Urban Land Institute:
The Urban Land Institute (
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 nearly 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use.