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.
Founder, Bucksbaum Retail Properties LLC
John Bucksbaum is founder of Bucksbaum Retail Properties. 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 more than 200 regional and super-regional shopping malls across 44 states. The company portfolio totaled approximately 200 million square feet of space.
Bucksbaum received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Denver in 1978. His professional affiliations include the following: past worldwide chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); trustee and member of the executive committee of the ICSC; past chairman of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School; and trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). In addition, Bucksbaum serves on the boards of the University of Chicago Hospitals, the Field Museum, the Chicago Sports Commission, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team, USA Cycling, the Paralympics Advisory Committee to the U.S. Olympic Committee, Young Presidents Organization, and the advisory board of the Chicago chapter of the American Jewish Committee.
Ronald A. Altoon
Founder and Partner, Altoon Partners LLP
Ronald A. Altoon is founding design partner of Altoon Partners, a 27-year Los Angeles−, Amsterdam-, and Shanghai-based planning, urban design, and architectural consulting firm. With commercial mixed-use, transit-oriented, higher education, and historic preservation projects in 43 countries, his contextual design approach responds to environmental, regional, and cultural issues that build community. His projects have received over 75 awards for design excellence internationally.
Altoon lectures globally and is the author of seven books, including Urban Transformation: Transit-Oriented Development and the Sustainable City, which highlights many TOD public/private partnerships.
A former national president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Altoon is the current chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles District Council, a current member of the ULI Program Committee and the Public/Private Partnerships Council, a past member of the ULI Policy and Practice Committee, and a past member of the ULI Awards of Excellence Jury; he has also served on committees in support of the past two ULI Fall Meetings in Los Angeles. He served as well on the ULI New York/New Jersey World Trade Center Blue Ribbon Task Force.
A trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Altoon previously organized and chaired the 1989 AIA Armenian Earthquake Urban Design Assistance Task Force.
He holds a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Southern California and a master of architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been married for 44 years to his wife, Alice, a retired state of California Superior Court judge. They have three children: Eric, a real estate attorney; Ryan, a real estate developer; and Emily, an interior design, communications, and marketing professional. They have four grandchildren and enjoy travel, classical music, opera, contemporary art, photography, and cooking.
F. Barton Harvey III
Retired, Chairman and CEO, Enterprise Community Partners
Bart Harvey is the immediate past chairman and CEO of Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit organization that has raised and invested, along with partners, more than $10 billion of private resources that have helped produce over 250,000 homes for low-income households. Under Harvey’s leadership, Enterprise brought together leaders from the environmental and community development fields to create the Green Communities initiative in 2004. This $555 million initiative exceeded by 50 percent its five-year goal of building more than 8,500 affordable homes that promote health, conserve energy and natural resources, and promote easy access to jobs, schools, and services.
Harvey serves on Fannie Mae’s board as well as a number of nonprofit boards. He was appointed by the U.S. Congress to the Millennium Housing Commission from 2000 to 2002 and has been a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, in addition to participating on the advisory boards for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He has served on numerous boards including the Baltimore Education Scholarship Trust, Center Stage, the National Housing Conference, National Housing Trust, and Shepherd’s Clinic.
Most recently, Harvey was chosen as the 2008 recipient of the Urban Land Institute J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, as well as the National Housing Conference’s 2008 Housing Person of the Year.
James D. Klingbeil
Chairman and CEO, Klingbeil Capital Management
James Klingbeil, chairman and CEO of Klingbeil Capital Management, has more than 50 years of development experience with multifamily and residential product types. He built his first 19-unit garden apartment property in Columbus while attending the 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 more than 43,000 units across 47 metropolitan markets. Klingbeil Capital Management is now focused on asset management and institutional investment.
Klingbeil serves as 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 serves as 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 approximately $1 billion worth 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 ULI, for which he has served on various committees and as a trustee for more than 30 years. He served as president of ULI from 1991 to 1993 and was chairman of the ULI Foundation until July 2012. Klingbeil also serves as chairman of the board of UDR Inc., a publicly traded real estate development trust. He serves as trustee and executive committee member of the Ohio State Foundation.
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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