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San Francisco

As the professional hub for more than half of our membership base, San Francisco is home to the majority of our high-quality, content-rich programs. We offer several signature events throughout the year, including Emerging Trends in Real Estate, Icon Series and the Capital Markets Update. Additionally, we provide members with an opportunity to tour and investigate the latest San Francisco deals, discuss current hot topics in real estate and land use, and build critical skills and advance their careers.

San Francisco

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

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

Marlow Hits a Home Run in Russian Hill

Marlow

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

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

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