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ULI is Hiring!

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The San Francisco District Council is looking for a Senior Associate to join our staff! The ideal candidate will have 3-6 years of related professional experience and an interest in the issues that are important to the local membership and related subject areas of ULI. To see a full job description and instructions on how to apply please see the ULI Career Opportunities page.

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Event Recap: Zero-Energy Buildings Panel

Recent California legislation will require all new residential development to be zero energy by 2020 (for commercial development, the requirement will begin in 2030), and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)  has released its Zero Net Energy Action Plan, a market-driven framework for developers. In the midst of these important changes in real estate, ULIsf’s Sustainability Committee brought in a panel of experts on May 5, 2016 to discuss the opportunities and challenges of zero-energy buildings (ZEB) in commercial real estate. Why Build ZEB? Zero energy buildings produce as much … Read More

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YLG Mentor Program & Development 360

YLG’s Professional Development Programs are Open for Enrollment. ULI San Francisco’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) is proud to announce that the 2016-2017 Mentor Program and Development 360 applications are now available! About the Mentor Program: The Mentor Program promotes the mission of fostering an exchange of professional ideas, friendship and expertise among young real estate professionals and industry veterans. This program matches young professionals with experienced professionals to help guide and support them for a calendar year. Learn more About Development 360: Development 360 is an exciting new program now … Read More

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ULI Luminaries Interview: Teresa Ruiz

ULI Luminaries is a series created by the ULIsf Communications Committee. The series interviews leaders within ULIsf and the land use industry. For more information on the ULI Luminaries series contact Macy Leung ( or ULIsf Staff ( Meet Teresa Ruiz: + Vice President and Associate Principal, SB Architects + ULI Executive Committee Member + Former Programs Committee Co-Chair Teresa Ruiz is a Vice President and Associate Principal at SB Architects where she oversees the firm’s multifamily portfolio, project management and office operations. As an active ULI member, Teresa has … Read More

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Missed Emerging Trends 2016? Check out the Recap Video

Over 150 ULI members converged on Redwood City on December 9th to hear ULI’s Chief Content Officer, Kathleen Carey and a panel of local industry leaders discuss the findings from the Emerging Trends 2016 Report. They provided local insight into how the latest global and national real estate trends are affecting the San Francisco Bay Area market. For more on the event, check out the video below:  

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2016 Leadership Program

The 2016 Leadership Program is now accepting applications! The San Francisco District Council of the Urban Land Institute is strongly committed to providing leadership development opportunities for its members. This year, Carol Murray has graciously agreed to lead another five-session leadership training class.  Carol’s San Francisco District Council leadership program has been very well received over the last two years and she is now actively working with ULI at the national level. For those of you who don’t know, Carol is co-founder and principal of The Lifework Institute. She has … Read More

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Event Recap: Venture in the Vineyards

On Saturday, November 7th, fifty ULI members met in front of the Ferry building for the annual Venture in the Vineyards event. This event, which buses young professionals to Napa valley for a day of development and winery tours, has become a much anticipated tradition for ULI San Francisco’s YLG members. It’s a unique opportunity for urban professionals to visit rural resort and winery developments. The first stop was Artesa, a family-run winery with over 25 years in the Napa Valley.  The winery is on a hilltop surrounded by fountains … 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  

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UrbanPlan Volunteer 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 Learn more about UrbanPlan and what is means to be an UrbanPlan volunteer here.  

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Bay Area places Finalists for Global and Kemp Awards

ULI has announced finalists for two of its highest awards, the ULI Global Awards for Excellence and the Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awardswith. Bay Area projects top both coveted lists. Twenty-two international real estate developments are finalists for the ULI Global Awards for Excellence. “This diverse group of projects illustrates how the intersection of financial feasibility, design, and a vision for comprehensive development define essential qualities of life in the neighborhoods and areas they serve.” said jury chair Michael Covarrubias, chairman and chief executive officer of … Read More

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