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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

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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

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ULIsf & WLI Announce Fall Meeting Scholarships

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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Event Recap: Alternative Financing, Innovations in Real Estate

Alternative Financing: Innovations in Real Estate by Chris White, Veritas Investments On January 22, 2015 ULI held an event in Oakland focused on alternative financing methods for real estate projects. The panel of industry experts featured two individuals from the real estate crowdfunding space and two who are actively raising money for real estate projects using the federal EB-5 Visa program. Crowdfunding disrupts the traditional real estate finance model by using the internet to put real estate debt and equity investment opportunities in front of potential investors. There are approximately … 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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Call for Proposals: ULIsf Shark Tank Series

SHARK TANK

ULI San Francisco is pleased to announce the third event in our ongoing Shark Tank series. Tailored after the popular television show and following the huge success of our last two Shark Tank events, this marquee event brings together local real estate entrepreneurs and a panel of “sharks” to vet their proposals in the context of their decades of experience. The goal of the event is to offer the audience a look behind closed doors of an investment committee. The session will feature two interesting and diverse investment proposals presented … 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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2014-2015 Mentor Program Call for Applications!

The application process for this program is now closed.  ULI San Francisco’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) is proud to announce that the 2014-2015 Mentor Program application is now available. One of the most popular programs offered by the YLG, 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.  In addition, mentors have an opportunity to strengthen ties … Read More

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