Americas Leadership


Thomas W. Toomey
Acting Americas Chairman
ULI Global Chairman

Thomas Toomey is the global chairman of ULI. A longtime ULI member, ULI Global Governing Trustee, and ULI Foundation Governor, he is serving a two-year term from July 1, 2017,  to June 30, 2019.

Mr. Toomey is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of UDR, Inc., a $15 billion S&P 500 company; having served in these capacities since joining the Company sixteen years ago.  Over his tenure, Mr. Toomey has been instrumental in repositioning the Company’s portfolio, including the acquisition and disposition of over $17 billion in multifamily communities, which has led to an above average annual return of 13% for the Company’s shareholders.  As of December 2016, the Company owned or had an ownership interest in 49,907 apartment homes in select markets across the U.S.

Prior to heading UDR, Mr. Toomey held various senior positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, with AIMCO, a multifamily REIT peer.  At AIMCO, Mr. Toomey was instrumental in transforming the company into the largest apartment owner in the U.S.; growing its portfolio ten-fold over his tenure.  Prior to AIMCO, Mr. Toomey served as a Senior Vice President with Lincoln Property Company, a multifaceted, national real estate firm, for five years.

As a leader in the real estate industry, Mr. Toomey is a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), is on the Executive Committee of the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), is a member of The Real Estate Roundtable, and is Chair-Elect and a Trustee of the Oregon State University Foundation.

ULI Americas Executive Committee

John R. Chandler

Chair
Founder
Majesteka Investments Holdings LLC
Winnetka
IL
United States

Thomas W. Toomey

Chair
Chairman, CEO & President
UDR, Inc.
Highlands Ranch
CO
United States

Patricia R. Healy

Immediate Past Chairman
Principal
Hyde Street Holdings, LLC
Raleigh
NC
United States

W. Edward Walter

Ex Officio
Global Chief Executive Officer
Urban Land Institute
Washington
DC
United States

David B. Allman

Member
Chairman
Regent Partners
Atlanta
GA
United States

Jonathan H. Brinsden

Member
CEO
Midway Companies
Houston
TX
United States

Patrick Callahan

Member
CEO
Urban Renaissance Group
Seattle
WA
United States

Franz Colloredo-Mansfeld

Member
President and CEO
Cabot Properties
Boston
MA
United States

Clare De Briere

Member
Executive Vice President, Regional Managing Partner
Skanska USA Commercial Development
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Lizanne Galbreath

Member
Managing Director
Galbreath & Company
Norwalk
CT
United States

Mark D. Gibson

Member
Chief Executive Officer
HFF
Dallas
TX
United States

Marty Jones

Member
Principal
MLJ Insights
Winchester
MA
United States

Sharmil Modi

Member
Modi Adventureprises
Boston
MA
United States

Daniel M. Neidich

Member
CEO
Dune Real Estate Partners LP
New York
NY
United States

James A. Ratner

Member
Chairman of the Board
Forest City Realty Trust
Cleveland
OH
United States

Bret R. Wilkerson

Member
Managing Director
Hawkeye Partners, LP
Austin
TX
United States

Leslie Woo

Member
Chief Planning & Development Officer
Metrolinx
Toronto
ON
Canada