Thirty-Two World Renowned Land Use Leaders Named Trustees for ULI

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WASHINGTON (May 22, 2012) — Thirty-two of the world’s foremost land use and real estate industry professionals have been named to serve as Urban Land Institute (ULI) trustees for terms beginning July 1, 2012. The trustees provide leadership in advancing ULI’s mission, which is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

The newly elected trustees were announced earlier this month during ULI’s Spring Meeting in Charlotte, N.C. They were nominated by the ULI Board of Directors Governance Committee and subsequently elected by the institute’s full members. Each candidate’s ULI activity and participation, in addition to industry leadership, were among the criteria considered for the nominations. The addition of the new trustees brings the total number of ULI trustees to 123.

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

The following trustees have been elected for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2016: Jeff T. Blau, President, The Related Companies, L.P., New York, N.Y.; Jonathan H. Brinsden, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Midway Companies, Houston, Texas; Colleen M. Carey, President, The Cornerstone Group, Bloomington, Minn.; J. Christopher Chaffin, Vice President, Development, Chaffin Light Management, Okatie, S.C.; Frank Cohen, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, New York, N.Y.; Michael Foust, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Realty Trust, San Francisco, Calif.; Thomas Garbutt, Head of Global Real Estate, TIAA-CREF, New York, N.Y.; Mark D. Gibson, Executive Managing Director, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, Dallas, Texas; Richard M. Gollis, Principal, The Concord Group, LLC, Newport Beach, Calif.; Dorine Holsey Streeter, Executive Vice President, James Campbell Company, LLC, San Francisco, Calif.; Kirk Humphreys, Chairman, The Humphreys Company, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Chaim Katzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gazit Group USA, Inc., Miami, Fla.; Barbara Knoflach, Chief Executive Officer, SEB Asset Management AG, Frankfurt, Germany; Jeffrey S. Kott, Managing Partner, Bristol Group, San Francisco, Calif.; Steven R. LeBlanc, Senior Managing Director, Teachers Retirement System of Texas, Austin, Texas; Mary K. Ludgin, Managing Director, Heitman, Chicago, Ill.; Robert B. McLeod, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Newland Real Estate Group, San Diego, Calif.; Robert R. Merck, Senior Managing Director, MetLife Real Estate, Morristown, N.J.; Gerald Mooney, General Manager, Global Smarter Cities, IBM, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; Robert O’Brien, Partner, Deloitte, Chicago, Ill.; Richard L. Perlmutter, Managing Partner, Foulgar Pratt, Rockville, Md.; Richard T.G. Price, Chief Executive-Asia Pacific, CBRE Global Investors, Central, Hong Kong; Diana Reid, Executive Vice President, PNC Real Estate, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Philip A. Riordan, Senior Managing Director, GE Asset Management, Stamford, Conn.; Struan Robertson, Global Co-Head Real Estate Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley, London, United Kingdom; Deborah Ratner Salzberg, President, Forest City Washington, Washington, D.C.; J. Allen Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Real Estate Investors, Parsippany, N.J.; Michael P.M. Spies, Senior Managing Director, Tishman Speyer, London, United Kingdom; Van J. Stults, Managing Director, Orion Capital Managers, London, United Kingdom; Simon M. Turner, President, Global Development, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, White Plains, N.Y.; and Ronald Weidner, Founding Partner, PLB Capital Partners, San Francisco, Calif.

Naoto Aiba, Senior Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Estates, Tokyo, Japan, has been elected to serve as a trustee for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013.

About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has nearly 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.