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ULI SF Technical Assistance Panel Brings Members’ Expertise to Downtown Mountain View

An all-star group of ULI San Francisco members brought their considerable expertise to advise the City of Mountain View as it develops its vision for Downtown Mountain View and Castro Street and its role as the gateway to Caltrain’s third busiest station. Chaired by Amy Neches of TMG Partners, the TAP conducted stakeholder interviews, identified key assets and potential opportunities, and explored policies and programs that the City of Mountain View could implement in the community’s downtown district. Other TAP panelists included City of Oakland Planning Director Bill Gilchrist, Harmonie … Read More

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Apply for ULI SF’s New Innovation Council

Apply today to join ULI SF’s brand new Innovation Council. Modeled after our existing local product councils, the Innovation Council will be the premier bi-annual forum for executives from the real estate and technology industries to gather and learn more about how technology and innovation are changing the world of real estate. Co-chaired by Matt Field of TMG Partners and Will O’Donnell of Prologis Ventures, the Innovation Council is assembling the best leaders in the business. Deadline for applications: April 15th Questions? Contact: nathaniel.hanson@uli.org

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Take the 2019 ULI SF Member Survey

What are your top land use priorities for the Bay Area? What kinds of programs would you like to see ULI SF offer? How can ULI SF help boost its members’ professional development? Let us know by taking our 2019 member survey. Complete this survey by the close of business on Friday, February 15th and know that your priorities are being heard as we plan our programs for the coming year. Please share with your fellow ULI contacts as well!

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The CASA Compact: A Grand Bargain or No Bargain?

Can Bay Area leaders who represent diverse interests across the Bay develop a compact of actionable policy solutions to address the region’s housing crisis? While housing is one of the most pressing issues facing communities across the Bay Area, the housing crisis is increasingly understood to be a multi-jurisdictional issue that requires policy solutions designed to be implemented at the state and regional levels. The massive demand for housing is propelled by the Bay Area’s historical and forecasted job growth. An estimated 2.4 million more people and 1.3 million additional jobs … Read More

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Two ULI San Francisco District Council Members Selected for ULI Health Leaders Network

We’re excited to announce that San Francisco-based ULI members Ellen Donovan with Ramboll and Todd Kohli with SmithGroup were selected to participate in the second cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network. This program, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and ULI Trustee Randall Lewis, facilitates creative collaborations between land use sectors and empowers participants with actionable knowledge on development and design strategies that improve health. Twenty-six professionals from the fields of real estate development, real estate finance and investment, urban planning, design, land use consulting, engineering, and public health are taking part in this cohort, which includes … Read More

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ULI SF YLG Raises Over $10k Funding Rebuilding of Santa Rosa High School Farm in Wake of 2017 Wildfires

Almost a year later the devastating North Bay fires, the community’s long-term recovery and redevelopment efforts are just beginning. With entire neighborhoods destroyed, Sonoma County has been left to rebuild its shops, homes, and public buildings. In one of the hardest hit Sonoma communities, the Santa Rosa School District is working to rebuild the Santa Rosa High School Farm at Alba Lane, a central piece of the district’s robust agricultural program. The loss included a barn, a caretaker residence, vehicles, livestock trailers, tools, and the farm’s irrigation system and water … Read More

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Congratulations to our 2018 Chamberlin & Debra Stein Fellows!

ULI SF is pleased to announce the four individuals selected for the 2018 Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellowships, Debra Stein Fellowship, and Chamberlin YLG Public & Non-profit Sector Fellowship. ULI San Francisco is pleased to help advance the careers of Bay Area graduate students and Young Leaders through three prestigious fellowships: the Debra Stein and Stephen Chamberlin Graduate Student and Public Sector/Non-Profit  Fellowships. Each year, two UC Berkeley graduate students, one female graduate student from a Bay Area academic institution, and one Young Leader working in the Public/Non-Profit sector are selected through a … Read More

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ULI SF Welcomes Adrian Garcia Hernandez to the Team!

We are pleased to introduce Adrian Garcia Hernandez as the newest addition to the ULI SF staff. Adrian is happy to join ULI SF as the new Administrative Assistant and looks forward to gaining experience in the world of non-profits while continuing to explore his passion for sustainability and equity. Adrian recently graduated from UC Berkeley where he received simultaneous degrees in Sustainable Environmental Design, Forestry and Natural Resource Management. While at Berkeley, Adrian was selected as a Haas Scholar and received funding to perform an independent research project exploring the … Read More

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WLI’s Boardroom After Dark 2018-2019

Please email Julie Luu at julie.luu@uli.org to receive an application. ULI San Francisco’s Boardroom After Dark dinner series continues into its fourth season!  We invite you to get up-close-and-personal with some of the most dynamic and engaging real estate and land use leaders who are making things happen in the San Francisco Bay Area. Join these leaders for an intimate dinner with only eleven other ULI members. This event is open to both men and women! Dinners are held between 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in a private dining room at … Read More

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ULI SF Governance Committee Member Doug Abbey Named Chairman of ULI Foundation

This article is reposted from UrbanLand Magazine.  Longtime Urban Land Institute leader and acclaimed real estate expert Douglas D. Abbey, chairman of Swift Real Estate Partners in San Francisco, has been named chairman of the ULI Foundation. Abbey, whose membership with ULI spans 37 years, began his term as Foundation chairman July 1. The ULI Foundation, now in its 48th year, provides philanthropic support for ULI’s mission-focused programs, including UrbanPlan, the Institute’s popular urban design and development course offered to high school and undergraduate students, as well as public officials; and ULI’s Advisory Services … Read More

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