Category Archives: Women’s Leadership Initiative

ULIsf Welcomes New Director: Natalie Sandoval

Natalie Sandoval

We are pleased to welcome Natalie Sandoval as ULI San Francisco’s new Director. Natalie has over 8 years of experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies for organizations in the realm of real estate, economic development, urban planning, and landscape architecture. She joins us from the New York office of HR&A Advisors (HR&A), an economic development and real estate consulting firm. At HR&A, Natalie was the Director of Marketing and Business Development efforts in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Washington DC. Prior to working at HR&A, she lived in … 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

WLI

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

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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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

Renée van Staveren

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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WLI: Beyond the Elevator Pitch Recap

Beyond the Elevator Pitch, the professional engagement and speaking workshop put on by the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), took place on June 3. We were fortunate to have two ULI writers in attendance; Lauren Kohli, TRC and Lindsay Pincus, Studio Architecture, to capture their personal experiences from the sold-out event. On Tuesday, June 3, Holland & Knight hosted a sold-out crowd of women eager to learn about improving our “Elevator Pitches” and making positive lasting impressions on the people that we meet. The incredibly engaging and insightful Lisa Wentz, founder of the … Read More

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