Maureen McAvey is the Bucksbaum Family Chair for Retail at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, D.C. She concentrates on urban retail and has led several special projects around demographics and future urban development. In this role, McAvey has cowritten a number of annual reports on current strategic issues, most notably What’s Next? Real Estate in the New Economy and What’s Next? Getting Ahead of Change. Other recent efforts have highlighted the potential solutions for and best practices in infrastructure development and finance, and she edited the popular report Generation Y: Shopping and Entertainment in the Digital Age. She is also a senior staff adviser to ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative.
Prior to moving into her current roles, McAvey was executive vice president for ULI’s Initiatives Group, a position she had held since 2006; before that, she was the ULI/Klingbeil Family Senior Resident Fellow for Urban Development from 2001 to 2006.
McAvey is a frequent national and international speaker and has engaged in dialogues in India and France and has participated in conferences in China and Japan and throughout the United States.