Advisory Group

The Building Healthy Places Advisory Group, comprised of leaders and experts from the fields of real estate, health, and advocacy, provides strategic guidance to ULI and to the Building Healthy Places Initiative. Meet the members of the Building Healthy Places Advisory Group.

Margaret Wylde, Chair
President and CEO, ProMatura Group, LLC
Oxford, MS

Margaret Wylde is the President and CEO of ProMatura Group, LLC. She serves on the board of directors of the American Seniors Housing Association and has served on the boards of the American Society on Aging, National Association of Senior Living Industries, and Seniors Housing Council of the National Association of Home Builders.


Peter Rummell (past chair)
Principal, RummellMunz Partners
Jacksonville, FL

Peter Rummell is the principal of RummellMunz Partners and has been active in the real estate development industry for over 40 years. He previously served as CEO of Nicklaus Companies in Palm Beach, Florida, CEO of St. Joe Company (NYSE:JOE), Chairman of Walt Disney Imagineering, and Vice-chairman of Rockefeller Center Management Corporation.



Marice Ashe
Founder and CEO, ChangeLab Solutions
Oakland, CA

As founder and Chief Executive Officer of ChangeLab Solutions, Marice Ashe has launched a number of groundbreaking efforts to improve public health through the use of law and policy and build the capacity of leaders across the nation to address a range of chronic diseases through practical policy solutions. She consults with federal and state agencies on how best to incorporate legal and policy tools into public health strategies.


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President, The Cornerstone Group
Minneapolis, MN

Colleen Carey is the president and founder of The Cornerstone Group, a real estate company whose mission is to create great places for people to live, work and play. The Cornerstone Group is exploring the ways that they can build stronger communities and better development projects. Colleen brings nearly 30 years of experience in the field of real estate development and finance. She currently serves as a National Trustee for the Urban Land Institute as well as the Past Chair of the Minnesota District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). She also serves on the Transit Oriented Development Product Council.


Clare De Briere
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, The Ratkovich Company
Los Angeles, CA

Clare De Briere is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ratkovich Company, whose mission is to profitably produce developments that improve the quality of urban life. In her career with the company she has overseen the acquisition, entitlement, planning development and/or disposition of millions of square feet of development. Clare is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, has been named on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women Making a Difference list, and has been on the Real Estate – Southern California’s Women of Influence list every year since 2003.


Bert Gregory
Chairman and CEO, Mithun
Seattle, WA

As Chairman and CEO of Mithun, Bert Gregory has led Mithun to national recognition for concept-based, environmentally intelligent design. He plays an active design leadership role in projects with a focus on work in the urban realm including mixed use housing, workplace, transit oriented development and urban design. Bert serves as an international leader, speaker and advocate for sustainable building and urbanism.



Dr. Richard Jackson
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Richard Jackson is Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has served in many leadership positions in both environmental health and infectious disease with the California Health Department, including State Health Officer. He previously served as Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta.



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Khanh Nguyen
Portfolio Director, Healthy Living, Colorado Health Foundation
Denver, CO

Khanh Nguyen is the portfolio director for the Colorado Health Foundation. In this role, she leads the Healthy Living philanthropy team that focuses on reducing Colorado’s obesity rate by investing in nonprofits throughout the state. Previously, Nguyen served as a consultant for various local foundations including the Denver Foundation, Piton Foundation, and Caring for Colorado Foundation. Prior to consulting, she served as a program officer and director of the Colorado Grants Program for the Daniels Fund.



Jim Murley
Executive Director, South Florida Regional Planning Council
Hollywood, FL

As the Executive Director of the South Florida Regional Planning Council, Jim Murley is leading an effort to develop a vision and blueprint for Economic Prosperity for seven counties in Southeast Florida. He is a member of the South Florida Water Management District’s Water Resources Advisory Commission, and was previously secretary of the Department of Community Affairs in Florida, working on comprehensive planning, economic development, energy, and emergency management issues. He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration.


Jared Oakes
Partner,Thompson Hine’s Real Estate and Corporate Transactions and Securities practice groups
Cleveland, OH

Jared Oakes is a commercial real estate lawyer representing investors and developers, with a particular focus on large scale development and redevelopment projects. He advises on the acquisition and sale of commercial properties, development, leasing, entity planning, asset management, commercial lending, public incentive projects, and debt restructuring.



Wendy Rowden
President, 42nd Street Development Corporation
New York, NY

Wendy Rowden is the President of the 42nd Street Development Corporation in New York City and an adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, where she teaches Real Estate Development. She is the former Managing Director of Jonathan Rose Companies’ investment practice, Rose Investments, where she was responsible for all aspects of the firm’s investment management business. Wendy has more than 25 years of institutional real estate experience.


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Vice President of Community Development, Rancho Sahuarita Company
Tucson, AZ

As the Vice President of Community Development for the Rancho Sahuarita Company, Jeremy Sharpe is responsible for overseeing business operations, manages community and resident relations, and also guides the company’s marketing efforts. As a part of the Urban Land Institute, Sharpe serves on the National Programming Committee; Co-Chair, Communications of ULI NEXT Global Leadership Initiative, and serves on Leadership for Community Development Council – Green. He serves on ULI Southern Arizona Leadership and speaks frequently at ULI national meetings.