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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 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

San Francisco’s Benchmarking Ordinance Shows Major Reduction In Energy Use


Energy consumption by commercial properties in San Francisco has declined significantly since 2011 after the implementation of San Francisco’s Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, according to a new report released today from the Urban Land Institute Greenprint Center for Building Performance (Greenprint). The report is the result of a collaboration between Greenprint and the San Francisco Department of the Environment. The San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Performance Report shows a 7.9-percent reduction in energy use across a cohort of 176 properties consistently tracked since 2010. A review of a … Read More

UrbanPlan Volunteer Training

UrbanPlan Training

October 16th, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Become an UrbanPlan volunteer! Sign up to attend the volunteer training session this Oct. 16th. To register email Marisita Jarvis at marisita.jarvis@uli.org Learn more about UrbanPlan and what is means to be an UrbanPlan volunteer here.  

Just Released: ULI Market Square Case Study

For years, San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood has been known for its edge and grit. It’s had little new development activity and considerable disinvestment. After sitting vacant for almost a decade, the development of Market Square was a risky bet in a bad neighborhood. Now the world headquarters for one of the most dynamic and well-known tech firms on the planet, the project is making this transitional neighborhood a desirable place to live, work and play. ULI members who are interested in learning more about this unusual and historic site, can … Read More

ULI San Francisco Announces Local WLI Scholarship Winners


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