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ULI SF Welcome Sam Mori

ULI SF continues to grow, and we’re pleased to have hired Sam Mori as the newest addition to the ULI SF staff. Sam is excited to join ULI SF as the new Administrative Assistant and hopes to learn more about real estate, land use planning, and nonprofit work.  Sam, who started as ULI SF’s new Administrative Assistant in October, has a background in historic preservation work at various organizations including the Los Angeles Conservancy, Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources, and the National Park Service. Originally from Southern California, Sam received his B.A. … Read More

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ULI SF Releases Latest TAP Report for the City of Orinda!

An ongoing initiative of ULI, Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) provides strategic advice on complex land use and real estate development issues for local clients, such as municipalities, public agencies, and non-profit developers. In early 2017, the City of Orinda reached out to ULI SF to assemble a multidisciplinary panel of experts who could aid in its efforts to initiate planning work for the community’s downtown district, asking the panel to provide “concrete and actionable” next steps. Drawing from our seasoned professional membership base of 2,300, ULI SF composed a panel … Read More

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ULI SF is Proud to Support the 10-Minute Walk Campaign Launch!

On October 10, at 10:10 a.m., The Trust for Public Land, along with the National Recreation and Park Association and the Urban Land Institute, is launching a 10-minute walk to a park campaign along with more than 130 supportive mayors from across the country. This unprecedented initiative will improve access to quality parks and green spaces for all Americans: because everyone deserves a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home. The more than 130 mayors are from across America, cities large and small. They have joined this national campaign, … Read More

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In Memory of Nina Gruen

It is with a sincere sense of loss that we share the news of the passing of Nina Gruen, a longtime ULI San Francisco leader. Nina served on the ULI SF board for decades and was a dedicated champion of our District Council’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. Most recently, she was the guest of honor at one of our Boardroom after Dark dinners, where she shared her knowledge and experiences with the next generation of Bay Area land use leaders. Beyond her externally facing involvement with ULI SF, Nina was also … Read More

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ULI SF is Hiring an Associate!

ULI San Francisco is looking for an Associate to work closely with ULI SF’s Executive Director, ULI SF staff, and committee members to implement the organization’s strategic plan, coordinate member-based committees, execute program and event logistics, and support the overall operations of the organization. To see a full job description and instructions on how to apply please see the position posting on the ULI Career Opportunities page.

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Gloria Gil, Managing Director for UC Regents, Answers ULI Member Questions at Latest Boardroom After Dark Dinner

On August 8, 2017, ULI San Francisco had the pleasure of hosting Gloria Gil as a guest at the perennially popular Boardroom After Dark series. Boardroom After Dark allows ULI members to get to know influential real estate professionals over dinner in an informal setting. Ms. Gil is currently the Managing Director of Real Estate for UC Regents. In addition, she serves as an Advisory Board member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, is a Plan Sponsor Council member of the Pension Real Estate Association, and a guest lecturer … Read More

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Committee Opportunities with ULI SF!

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Are you looking for ways to get more involved with ULI SF? Consider pursuing a spot on a ULI SF committee, where you can deepen your involvement, give back, and connect with peers from across the land use industry. Two ULI SF Committees are actively recruiting: The Marketing and Communications Committee is currently seeking new members to serve on the Social Media Team. If you’re an active participant on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and want to be more involved with ULI San Francisco, join us. Social media team members cover … Read More

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1028 Market Street: A Case Study in Successful Community Engagement

ULI SF Sponsorship Luncheon

When the development team for Tidewater Capital started internal talks about their community engagement process for the recently purchased 1028 Market Street project, they knew they wanted to break the mold. These first-time San Francisco home builders had heard about the painful experiences of past developers fighting with neighborhood community organizations and individuals Tidewater knew that to have a successful project they needed to engage with current residents, listen to their desires and concerns, and then deliver a great project for all stakeholders. As part of ULI’s Housing The Bay … Read More

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ULI SF Remembers and Pays Tribute to Bob Thompson

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of long-time member and former ULI SF Chair Robert Thompson on July 29th. He was 74. Bob’s intellect and calm resolve facilitated his steely devotion to the public interest, which led to projects and accomplishments that went beyond the bottom line to strengthen the fabric of our communities. As conveyed beautifully in the tribute released by Sheppard Mullin, Bob personified the values and dedication of ULI SF to responsible land use and development of great cities that … Read More

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Modular Construction in the Bay Area: The Future is Now

After years of abstract discussions and false starts, modular building may finally be gaining the momentum it needs to make an impact in the Bay Area. Why now? And why here? On Tuesday, July 18, the San Francisco District Council of the Urban Land Institute hosted “Modular Construction in the Bay Area: The Future is Now”, an event moderated by Terner Center for Housing Innovation Faculty Director Carol Galante. The panel discussion featured four leaders committed to bringing this innovative housing method to scale in the Bay Area: Developers Rick … Read More

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