Category Archives: San Francisco

UC Berkeley Graduate Students! Stephen Chamberlin 2014 Fellowship Now Open

New Steve Chamberlin

ULI is now accepting applications for the Stephen Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellowship Program for 2014. This specialized fellowship provides the highest level exposure to the ULI experience for exemplary graduate students of real estate and design programs at UC Berkeley, while seeding ULI with tomorrow’s industry leaders. One student pursuing an MBA with a Certificate in Real Estate from the Haas School of Business and one student pursuing a Masters Degree from the College of Environmental Design will be selected each year for a two-year appointment, starting in the second … Read More

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ULIsf Welcomes New Associate: John Means

John Means

ULI San Francisco is excited to welcome our newest associate, John Means. John hails from Philomath, Oregon and received a bachelor of science from Cornell University while also pursuing an interest in Spanish language and culture through research opportunities in Spain, Venezuela and Honduras. He moved back to the west coast to begin work in community planning with Berkeley-based, MIG Inc. With a focus on engaging Title VI communities, particularly San Francisco Bay Area’s Latino population, John worked extensively on community plans for MTC, ACTC, and Samtrans. In 2013, John … Read More

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Women Grad Students! 2014 Deb Stein Fellowship Application Now Available

Debra Stein

ULI is now accepting applications for the Debra Stein “YIMBY” (Yes In My Backyard) Graduate Student Fellowship for 2014! This specialized fellowship supports promising young women in their pursuit of responsible land use and urban development. One female student pursuing a graduate degree in a land use-related field in Northern California is selected each year for a two-year appointment, starting in her final year of study, by the Debra Stein Graduate Student Fellowship Selection Committee. Fellowship Details: In addition to receiving the opportunity to be integrated into the vast ULI network of real … Read More

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Marlow Hits a Home Run in Russian Hill


On Tuesday, March 25, over 70 ULI members toured Marlow, a new 98-unit residential project located in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood.  The tour was led by Mike McCone, Vice President of Development at Oyster Development, and Garrett Frakes, Principal at Polaris Pacific. Mike McCone started the tour with a discussion on the property’s history. According to Mike, Dean Givas, the head of Oyster Development, purchased the land for Marlow in 2010. Initially entitled for 62 senior housing units, the Oyster Development team re-entitled the property over a 15-month period … Read More

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Leading Change: Men + Women = Higher Returns

WLI Leading Change

If the packed room was any indication, ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative’s sold-out March 13, 2014 inaugural event, Leading Change: Men + Women = Higher Returns was a smashing success.  The diverse audience of men and women highlighted that gender diversity is a business issue, rather than an issue that only impacts women. Dr. Kellie McElhaney, the Faculty Director of the Center for Responsible Business at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, kicked off the evening with an engaging presentation focused on the business case for diversity in leadership and how … Read More

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ULIsf Presents Opportunities for Engagement

My ULI Night 2014

Members and non-members alike ascended to One Kearney Club, 11th floor, on the evening of March 11 to learn about the myriad ways to engage with ULI San Francisco. The 7th annual My ULI Night 2014 was well attended and began with a welcome message by ULIsf Membership Co-Chairs Becky Zegar and Kim May. Notable amongst the presenters, Jordan McCarthy presented the newly formed Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), aimed at bringing the discussion of women in leadership roles to the forefront. Following the presenters was a reception in which committee representatives … Read More

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YLG Talks Starting Your Own Fund

YLG Peer-to-Peer Entrepreneurship 101

At the YLG Peer to Peer: Real Estate Entrepreneurship 101 workshop on March 6, 2014,  a crowd of young leaders filled a conference room to capacity to hear two of the founders of Calvera Partners, David Saxe and Brian Milovich, discuss their experience as start-up real estate investors.  Saxe, with a family history in real estate development, and Brian, whose background is in banking, met as students at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and they both gained experience in the urban investing model while working for CIM.  This is … Read More

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Bay Area Residential Update

Residential Market Update

ULI San Francisco held its annual residential panel at The Omni Hotel in Downtown San Francisco on February 27th, with approximately 200 guests in attendance. Paul Zeger of Polaris Pacific kicked off the event with an economic overview of the Bay Area’s major residential markets. His talk focused on how San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Oakland/Emeryville have all experienced impressive price and rent growth over the past year. This increase has been fueled by job growth, particularly in the tech sector. At the same time, interest rates have remained low, … Read More

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Rene Cazenave Apartments: A Model of Permanent Supportive Housing

Rene Cazenave Tour

Rene Cazenave Apartments is located on Block 11A of San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment Area. The development was awarded to a joint team of BRIDGE Housing and California Housing Partnership through a competitive selection process in 2008. The 120 units of permanently affordable supportive housing serves a diverse resident group of formerly chronically homeless individuals who have physical and mental disabilities. Onsite services include: healthcare, educational and job counseling and substance abuse counseling. Key Design Features: Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic systems for electricity and hot water generation. Separate Grey Water plumbing … Read More

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ULIsf Welcomes New Manager: Megan McAtee

Megan McAtee

ULI San Francisco is pleased to welcome our new manager, Megan McAtee. Born and raised in the Midwest, Megan attended Wichita State University where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Sociology. After college, she moved to Kansas City where she served as student liaison at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Four years later, Megan headed East to pursue her passion for communications at a start-up housing policy nonprofit in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Megan went to work at the nonprofit intermediary Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). She … Read More

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