Category Archives: Women’s Leadership Initiative

Event Recap: Oakland’s Development Through Rachel Flynn’s Eyes

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ULI San Francisco was honored to welcome Rachel Flynn, Director of the Planning and Building Department in Oakland, to commence the 3rd annual Boardroom After Dark series on July 12, 2016. Boardroom After Dark brings together a small group of ULI members for an intimate dinner with some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most influential real estate industry professionals and leaders. ULI members enjoyed getting to know Ms. Flynn in an informal setting—learning about her path to the planning department in Oakland, which grew from her training and early … Read More

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ULIsf Welcomes Two New Staff

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ULI San Francisco welcomes two Bay Area natives to our District Council staff. Julie Luu joined us in May as our Administrative Assistant and Cali Slepin joined us in June as an Associate. Julie hails from the South Bay and received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Urban Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. While studying, she worked in historic preservation at the SF Planning Department and in economic development at the City of Palo Alto, which spurred her interest in urban planning in the Bay Area. Prior to … Read More

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New WLI Study: Women in Leadership in the Real Estate and Land Use Industry

The Women’s Leadership Initiative released its first comprehensive research study entitled Women in Leadership in the Real Estate and Land Use Industry. WLI wanted to fill a void in existing research on women in the workplace, which has until now primarily analyzed employees of Fortune 500 companies and has not looked at the nuances in real estate specifically. Read the full report at womenincre.uli.org  

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ULI San Francisco Announces Local WLI Scholarship Winners

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ULIsf is pleased to announce the recipients of the WLI Fall Meeting Scholarship. Eight outstanding women who have shown leadership within ULIsf will receive complimentary registration and be matched with a local mentor and WLI Ambassador. Funded by the ULIsf District Council, the scholarships complement the ten that were awarded by WLI Global. The WLI scholarships were offered to promote the participation of San Francisco women at the Fall Meeting and to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. Meet our scholarship … Read More

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ULIsf & WLI Announce Fall Meeting Scholarships

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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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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: 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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ULIsf Welcomes New Manager: Renée van Staveren

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ULI San Francisco is excited to welcome our newest manager, Renée van Staveren. A Northern California native, prior to attending college she was an AmeriCorps public health volunteer in San Mateo, followed by work in the e-waste recycling sector in Los Angeles. Renée attended Prescott College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Community Development, followed by a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona. While studying, Renée worked with AMMA Transit Planning in the specialized transportation sector, spurring her interest in transportation infrastructure, multimodal transit … Read More

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