Category Archives: San Francisco

ULIsf & WLI Announce Fall Meeting Scholarships

ULIsf Women's Leadership Initiative

Interested in receiving complimentary registration to the 2015 Fall Meeting? ULI women members (Full, Associate and Young Leader) who are active in ULI San Francisco are encouraged to apply for a 2015 Fall Meeting WLI San Francisco District Council Scholarship. Ten scholarships will be awarded to applicants who have a minimum of five years’ experience in the real estate or land use industries and have shown leadership roles within ULI San Francisco or on a global level. ULI San Francisco intends to award five of the ten scholarships to ULI … Read More

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Event Recap: Creating the Community Vision: The Revitalization for SF Shipyard & Candlestick Park

Lennar Shipyard 7/9

ULI’s first installment of Creating the Community Vision, a sold out program, focused on how innovative cities involve the community to attract high quality development. The second sold-out program held on June 9th explored how The Shipyard and Candlestick Park, two of San Francisco’s largest developments, navigated a myriad of obstacles on the journey from concept to reality. Sheryl McKibbin and Suheil Totah of Lennar Urban presented on both project’s complex entitlement history, compromises that were reached to develop and make real the community’s vision, and creative financing structures that were … Read More

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San Francisco City Hall goes Platinum!

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Urban Land Magazine recognizes the historic City Hall as the oldest building in the U.S. to achieve LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings: Operation & Maintenance. What a sustainability milestone here in San Francisco. The City Hall project represents an agreement between the city and the Clinton Global Initiative to create a showplace that pushes sustainability beyond a building to a neighborhood concept. Eight buildings will be brought up to sustainable standards in terms of energy and water efficiency and indoor air quality, including four historic Beaux-Arts structures in Civic Center. … Read More

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Back by Popular Demand: ULIsf Boardroom After Dark Dinner Series Continues

ULI San Francisco is pleased to announce its second installment of Boardroom After Dark: intimate dinner gatherings that bring together a small group of lucky ULI members with some of San Francisco’s most dynamic and engaging real estate leaders. This is a unique opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with some of the area’s real estate professionals who are making things happen and have a personal career path they are willing to share. July 14: Deborah Boyer, Executive Vice President, The Swig Company (SOLD OUT) August 11: Elizabeth Back, Partner, Brazos Group with … Read More

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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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