Podcast: Leading Voices with ULI

uli-show-art_final_500x500The Leading Voices with ULI podcast series finds inspiration from professionals around the globe who are passionate about improving the places where we live, work, and play. The podcasts feature innovative leaders in the real estate, land use, and policy space, and explore the compelling personal stories that fuel their work. Interviews tap into the successes, failures, and pivot points in the guests’ lives to reveal the leadership lessons learned along the way.

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Featured Podcasts

ANDRÉS DUANY

PARTNER, DUANY PLATER-ZYBERTK & COMPANY

Following the advice of his grandfather, Andrés Duany knows he can either be popular or indispensable, and he’s chosen the latter. Made famous by his traditional neighborhood design of Seaside, Florida, Duany has led the charge in creating new urbanist communities.

SCOTT COWEN
PRESIDENT EMERITUS, TULANE UNIVERSITY

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How does one prepare for an unexpected crisis? Scott Cowen managed to lead Tulane University through Hurricane Katrina, strengthening the student body and city of New Orleans in the process by strategically integrating the two.

MARYANNE GILMARTIN
PRESIDENT & CEO, FOREST CITY RATNER COMPANIES

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MaryAnne Gilmartin defies many conventions in the real estate world. She wears high heels to construction sites of major New York City projects and has achieved the top leadership position in a family business where she has no relation.

 

TOBY BOZZUTO
PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE BOZZUTO GROUP

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Growing up, Toby Bozzuto did not want to work in the family business—yet now he is the CEO. Toby began his career in the music industry but was drawn into the real estate world because of the foundational values his father set for the Bozzuto Group.

ALEX GILLIAM
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC WORKSHOP

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Teens using power tools? That’s the foundation for Alex Gilliam’s two nonprofits. He brings together youth to physically build amenities in their struggling neighborhoods. These students learn how to engage civically while changing the urban landscape.

KIMBER LANNING

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF
LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA

Kimber Lanning has operated an independent record store in downtown Phoenix for 30 years. Her experience as a small business owner led her to start Local First Arizona, advocating for self-reliant, unique downtowns that can support the little guy.

STEVE LEEPER
PRESIDENT AND CEO OF CINCINNATI CENTER CITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (3CDC)

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Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood was one of the most blighted in the country, impeding on the city’s economic development. Leveraging creative financing as well as civic and corporate partnerships, Steve Leeper has led 3CDC in the transformation of this historic neighborhood.

ALICIA GLEN
DEPUTY MAYOR FOR HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, CITY OF NEW YORK

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A lifelong New Yorker, Alicia Glen serves as the city’s deputy mayor for housing and economic development. Why did she leave the private sector for public service, and what are the challenges for New York given one of its own is entering the White House?

EGBERT PERRY
CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF
THE INTEGRAL GROUP

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Egbert Perry of the Integral Group developed the national model for mixed-income housing. He has since been changing the notion of which industry sectors people of color are accepted, and successfully forging into market-rate commercial projects

HONORABLE MARILYN STRICKLAND
MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TACOMA

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As the first African American, first Asian American, and second woman elected to Tacoma, Washington’s highest office, Mayor Marilyn Strickland challenges notions of what makes a strong leader. She talks about the journey from business school to the corporate marketing world that has led her to earning the top post of this international port city.

STEVE WILSON
CO-FOUNDER, 21C HOTELS

Steve Wilson founded 21c Museum Hotels, a boutique brand in midsized cities that brings contemporary art to the masses. His desire to curb suburban sprawl prompted his purchase of a downtown Louisville building for the first of his many hotels.

Meet the Host

 

matt-slepin-headshotMatt Slepin founded Terra Search Partners in 2006 to provide a highly consultative and both a client- and candidate-centric approach to the real estate search. He is a Governor of the Urban Land Institute Foundation, a member of the board of ULI’s San Francisco District Council, and a member of the Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council. Learn more about Matt here.

 

Contact Us

Questions about the Leading Voices podcast, or want to recommend a future guest? Contact us at leadingvoices@uli.org.