Maureen McAvey

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. She is also a senior staff adviser to ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative.

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Recent Writing and Speaking Engagements

Publications

GenerationY_coverGeneration Y: Shopping and Entertainment in the Digital Age (May 2013)
This report explores the shopping preferences of Gen Yers, who associate shopping with socializing, and who place a high value on living close to retail. It notes that while Gen Yers enjoy shopping and dining out, they tend to bore easily, compelling retailers to constantly update their merchandise and find new ways to engage these consumers

 

 

 

 

 

What's Next: Getting Ahead of ChangeWhat’s Next? Getting Ahead of Change (October 2012)

The publication What’s Next? Getting Ahead of Change explores how individuals, organizations, and communities are striking out in new directions to embrace real estate market realities, leverage new trends, and sustain thriving communities. The report responds to What’s Next? Real Estate in the New Economy, a series of questions posed by ULI at its 2011 Fall Meeting about the next era of urban development and economics.

 

 

 

 

WhatsNextWhat’s Next? Real Estate in the New Economy (October 2011)

The Urban Land Institute kicked off its 75th birthday celebration during its 2011 Fall Meeting with an ambitious plan to bridge the market realities of today with the land use outcomes of tomorrow. To start the conversation, ULI released What’s Next? Real Estate in the New Economy, a publication that posed the questions the nonprofit organization would seek to answer over the course of the year at national and international events.

 

 

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Biography

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. She is also a senior staff adviser to ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative.

Maureen McAvey has worked in various senior research positions since joining ULI in 2001 as the ULI/Klingbeil Family Senior Resident Fellow for Urban Development and 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.

McAvey is currently developing a report, Retail in Underserved Communities, in cooperation with the Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. The report will be published in 2014.

McAvey has an extensive array of experience in real estate development and land use. From 1998 to 2001, she was director, business development, for Federal Realty Investment Trust, an owner and manager of retail developments and mixed-use developments. McAvey also has served as the director of development for the City of St. Louis, a cabinet-level position in the mayor’s office, and was executive director of the St. Louis Development Corporation. Prior to working for the City of St. Louis, McAvey led the real estate consulting practices in Boston for Deloitte & Touche and Coopers & Lybrand. She has directed the West Coast operations of Carley Capital Group, a national development firm, and also has experience as a private developer.

McAvey holds two master’s degrees: one from the University of Minnesota and the other from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

McAvey is a frequent national and international speaker and has engaged in dialogues in India and France as well as participated in conferences in China and Japan and throughout the United States.

Contact

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Maureen McAvey
Senior Resident Fellow
Bucksbaum Family Chair for Retail

Phone
202-624-7089
E-mail
Maureen.McAvey@uli.org
Press Inquiries
priggs@uli.org

Areas of Expertise

  • Urban retail and office space
  • Demographics
  • Mixed-use development
  • Health and the built environment

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