The Jury

Members of the ULI awards jury are selected to represent several facets of development expertise, including finance, architecture, land planning and development, public affairs, design, and professional services.

Jury members rotate through a maximum three-year service period, which guarantees a diverse and different jury each cycle with new points of view and experiences that reflect the broad expertise of the membership.

2014 Jury

James D. Klingbeil

Jury Chair
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Klingbeil Capital Management
San Francisco, California

James Klingbeil, chairman and CEO of Klingbeil Capital Management, has over 50 years of development experience with multifamily and residential product types. He built his first 19-unit garden apartment property in Columbus, Ohio, while attending Ohio State University. Over the next five decades, Klingbeil and entities with which he was affiliated developed, acquired, renovated, repositioned, managed, and/or sold an aggregate of 185 apartment communities, including a wide variety of apartment product types containing over 43,000 units in 47 metropolitan markets. Klingbeil Capital Management is now focused on asset management and institutional investment.

Klingbeil currently is chairman and chief executive officer of Klingbeil Capital Management, which acts as the investment manager for multifamily value-added investment funds as well as other Klingbeil family investments. He also is chairman of the Klingbeil Company, which he founded in 1961. The Klingbeil Company has engaged in nearly every aspect of residential real estate investment, development, construction, and management since its formation. Klingbeil has also participated in the development of sales housing, as a cofounder and chairman of the Anden Group from 1975 to 1985, which built about $1 billion of sales housing not only in the United States, but also in Paris and London.

Klingbeil has been active throughout his career in real estate and business organizations, as well as national and community activities. The bulk of his industry involvement has revolved around the Urban Land Institute, for which he has served on various committees and as a trustee for over 30 years.

John Bucksbaum

Founder, Bucksbaum Retail Properties
Chicago, Illinois

John Bucksbaum is founder of Bucksbaum Retail Properties LLC. Bucksbaum previously served as chairman and CEO of General Growth Properties Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that had ownership and management interest in over 200 regional and super regional shopping malls in 44 states. The company portfolio totaled about 200 million square feet of space.

Bucksbaum received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, in 1978. Professional affiliations include past worldwide chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); trustee and member of the Executive Committee of ICSC; past chairman of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School; and trustee of the Urban Land Institute.

Mark Johnson

President, Civitas Inc.
Denver, Colorado

Mark Johnson is a leading landscape architect, designer of public space, and strategist for the regeneration of core cities. He is currently leading the regeneration planning for the decayed Northside of downtown St. Louis, the design of the North Embarcadero in San Diego, and a master plan for the waterfront on the Harlem River in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan.

Johnson is a core member of the Working Group for Sustainable Cities at Harvard, an arm of the Harvard Center for the Environment; lecturer with the Institute of Design and Health, Stockholm; and a regular lecturer and participant in urban vision and community-building strategies with the Urban Land Institute and several universities.

Johnson has led many complex projects that have had a transformative impact on cities: three riverfront parks in Denver; a master plan for Balboa Park in San Diego; a waterfront plan for Memphis; and a corridor plan to connect historic neighborhoods along Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue. He recently completed the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, a project that immediately gained national recognition for its economic, social, and environmental impact to revive economic, environmental, and social health over the length of this 32-mile, forgotten resource.

Johnson has been deeply involved in the redevelopment of the Stapleton International Airport in Denver continuously since 1988 and is a primary author of the highly acclaimed Stapleton Redevelopment Plan. His 22 years of experience on the project includes participation in negotiating the airport planning, deal structure, governance, development process, development standards, and zoning.

Johnson is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture/urban design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has received numerous awards from the ASLA, AIA, APA, ULI, and Waterfront Center and recently the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the regents of the University of Colorado.

Sir Stuart Lipton

Founder, Lipton Rogers Developments LLP
London, England

Sir Stuart Lipton has been a commercial developer since the late 1960s. He is responsible for over 30 million square feet of development that has made significant changes to London, including major campus projects at Broadgate in the City of London; Stockley Park Heathrow; Chiswick Park, Chiswick, and H.M. Treasury. Typical projects are large and complex involving major infrastructure changes, complicated engineering solutions, and high-rise buildings. His residential experience over many years currently includes Hollandgreen, Kensington; the Silvertown, a 50-acre mixed-use, 7 million-square-foot project in East London; and Elizabeth House, Waterloo, a 1.4 million-square-foot mixed-use project.

Lipton was the founding chairman of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, a U.K. government initiative, and a member of the Royal Fine Art Commission. He has been a board member of the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House and has been involved in many other public buildings.

Marilyn Taylor

Dean of the University of Pennsylvania
School of Design

Marilyn Taylor became dean of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 after spending more than 30 years as partner, architect, and urban designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where she led the firm’s practices in airports, transportation, and urban design and served as its first woman chairman. She is internationally known for her distinguished and passionate involvement in the design of large-scale urban projects and civic initiatives.

Taylor is distinguished as well for her civic and professional leadership, having served as a member and Rockefeller Fellow of the Partnership for New York City, president of the American Institute of Architects (New York City chapter), visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, chairman of the New York Building Congress, founding (2001) member of New York New Visions, and chairman of ULI Worldwide (2005−2007). Taylor attended Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate School of Architecture, and the University of California at Berkeley, where she received her master’s degree in architecture.

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