Category Archives: San Francisco

Event Recap: The Mission Tour

ULI Mission Tour

The reaction to Maximus Development’s proposal for the 16th and Mission Bart Station Plaza has received significant media attention this year. Amidst the turmoil of the development debate, a group of ULI members gathered at The Chapel on Valencia Street to hear first-hand accounts from the trenches, real estate professionals who have recently built, or are preparing to build projects in San Francisco’s Mission District. The speaker’s panel included a range of real estate stakeholders: Tim Colen, Executive Director of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, and Bevan Dufty, Director … Read More

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Event Recap: An Engaging Dialogue with Lydia Tan

Lydia Tan, Senior Vice President of Development for Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) LP, was the honored guest at ULI San Francisco’s March 25, 2015 Boardroom After Dark program, a series of intimate dinner gatherings designed to bring a small group of ULI members together with some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most dynamic and engaging real estate leaders. The Boardroom After Dark attendees enjoyed learning about Ms. Tan’s background, including her decision – at the age of 12 – to pursue architecture. She developed her own architecture practice by age … Read More

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SOLD OUT: Boardroom After Dark Dinner Series

ULI San Francisco is pleased to announce Boardroom After Dark: a series of intimate dinner gatherings that will bring a small group of lucky ULI members together with some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most dynamic and engaging real estate leaders. This will be a unique opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with some of the area’s top real estate professionals who are making things happen and have a personal career path they are willing to share. Boardroom After Dark kicks off in March with Marijke Smit of Project Frog. We … Read More

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Written by Anushka Silva The second installment of WLI’s professional engagement and speaking workshop series, Beyond the Elevator Pitch, took place on Thursday, October 30th to a packed house eager to hear from keynote speaker Kristi Royse, the CEO of KLR Consulting and a nationally acclaimed speaker, facilitator, and executive coach. The event was centered on enhancing one’s presentation skills in order to harness the immense potential of public speaking to inform, inspire and ultimately influence outcomes. Kristi’s approach for delivering an effective presentation was divided into five segments: Define and Create … Read More

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Emerging Trends 2015: New & Renewing Member Promo

New and Renewing Members Receive Free Registration to Emerging Trends 2015 Take advantage of this new membership deal with ULIsf. All members who either join ULIsf for the first time or renew their membership between November 20th and December 9th will receive complimentary registration to Emerging Trends 2015, one of the most anticipated real estate events of the year. See other member benefits and found out how to join ULI on our Membership Page Attendees will also have the option of joining ULI or renewing their membership on-site at the event. Please contact John … Read More

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Crowdfunding for Real Estate

How it Works and What it Means for the Real Estate Capital Stack   What a lunch and learn!  Nav Athwal, Founder & CEO of RealtyShares, a crowdfunding platform, Zach Bonsall, Managing Principal of Cole Valley Partners (CVP) a real estate investor/sponsor, and Aaron Chan, an active real estate investor provided their insights and thoughts around crowdfunding for real estate. Nav kicked-off the discussion by noting what crowdfunding is and is not.   Nav Athwal noted crowdfunding is not changing how real estate sponsors capitalize projects; rather, it’s providing a new … Read More

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Head of Emerald Fund, Oz Erickson, Leads Panel Discussion on SF Affordability Crisis

SF Affordability Crisis

There’s widespread agreement that San Francisco has an affordability crisis. What we can’t agree on is what to do about it. On Tuesday September 16th ULI San Francisco hosted The San Francisco Affordability Crisis: How We Got Here and What We Can Do About It, a panel discussion of private, public and community representatives to discuss the herculean task to make our City more affordable. A diversity of opinions were shared among panelists Peter Cohen, Co-director for the Council of Community Housing Organizations; Sarah Dennis-Phillips, Project Manager SF Office of Economic and Workforce … Read More

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Jim Curtis sheds light on Bristol Group’s success: Lunching with Leaders Recap

Jim Curtis

By Alan Heck ULI San Francisco’s Young Leaders Group hosted another installment of the Lunching with Leaders series with Jim Curtis on Thursday, September 11, 2014.  Jim Curtis, Managing Partner and Founder of Bristol Group, was the featured speaker with a group of more than 30 young land use professionals. Curtis began his spirited discussion by sharing some of his background and highlighting the success of Bristol’s value-add and industrial investment strategies. The value-add strategy is exemplified through the recent acquisition of a historic property in the Bronx, New York … Read More

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Millwheel North Tour: Family Friendly Housing comes to the Dogpatch

Millwheel North

Millwheel North Condo Residence – Indiana Street between 24th/25th streets. Family Ready Homes with Size. By Robert Hindman If one were to imagine where the subjects for Richard Florida’s book, Rise of the Creative Class, would want to settle, it would likely be someplace like the recently completed four-story, 39 unit condo residence called Millwheel North in the vibrant, often sunny, and rapidly evolving Dogpatch District. It was here that developer and early Dogpatch trailblazer, Redmond Lyons, President of the R Group and Polaris Pacific Managing Director, Garrett Frakes met … Read More

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Call for Proposals: ULIsf Shark Tank Series


ULI San Francisco is pleased to announce the third event in our ongoing Shark Tank series. Tailored after the popular television show and following the huge success of our last two Shark Tank events, this marquee event brings together local real estate entrepreneurs and a panel of “sharks” to vet their proposals in the context of their decades of experience. The goal of the event is to offer the audience a look behind closed doors of an investment committee. The session will feature two interesting and diverse investment proposals presented … Read More

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