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Small Homes, Big Benefit: Lessons from Three West Coast Cities

Press Release: As housing costs keep rising and the demand for new housing continues to outpace supply, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are an innovative way to create more homes, with fewer resources. A new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Texas at Austin explores how three cities have helped to stimulate production of ADUs to help ease housing pressures in their high-cost regions. “How did Portland go from seeing two ADUs constructed per month in 2009 to one per day today?  What is … Read More

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ULIsf Welcomes New Executive Director: Michelle Malanca Frey

Michelle Malanca Frey Head Shot

The ULI San Francisco executive board announced the appointment of Michelle Malanca Frey as its new Executive Director effective June 27, stepping into the role of Elliot Stein who is retiring in July 2016. The former Vice President at the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), Frey has two decades of built environment experience working with numerous organizations around the globe to drive the development of healthy, livable, and sustainable communities and buildings. She is a long time member of ULI San Francisco and has served as the organization’s Sustainability Committee … Read More

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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

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FY15 Annual Report Released

  ULI San Francisco is pleased to announce the release of the FY15 Annual Report. The report highlights the impact our district council has made in connecting and convening through noteworthy programming; service to the community via UrbanPlan and the Young Leaders Group Philanthropy Day; thought leadership in suburban growth and density, the San Francisco affordability crisis, Proposition M, and Tackling Sea-Level Rise. ULI San Francisco provided professional growth opportunities via the YLG Mentor Program, Development 360, YLG Peer-to-Peer, the Student Trek, the Women’s Leadership Initiative, and our Roadmap to Leadership … Read More

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ULI Calls on CA Leaders to Fill the Void Created by Demise of RDA

ULI, the Urban Land Institute, Calls on California’s Leaders to Fill the Void Created by the Demise of Redevelopment Non-profit Land-use Group Offers Four Areas of Tools and Strategies to Promote Economic Development, Build Affordable Housing. San Francisco and Los Angeles (December 12, 2013) – The San Francisco District Council of the Urban Land Institute, in conjunction with the ULI district councils in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Orange County and San Diego, today issued a 22-page report recommending a comprehensive set of tools to promote economic development and build sustainable and … Read More

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Emerging Trends in SF & SV: SF Named Top U.S. City in 2014 Forecast Per ULI and PwC

Emerging Trends Events in San Francisco & Silicon Valley: San Francisco Named Top U.S. City in 2014 Forecast Per Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers East Palo Alto conference Dec. 4 & San Francisco conference Dec. 5 Real Estate forecasts give early insights to 2014 deal market San Francisco (11.27.13) – Northern California regions capture the number one and three rankings of top “Markets to Watch” in the highly regarded national industry report, “Emerging Trend in Real Estate” from the Urban Land Institute, which will be unveiled and discussed in presentations … Read More

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ULIsf Names Elliot R. Stein Executive Director

The Urban Land Institute-San Francisco Names Elliot R. Stein Executive Director Leading Global Real Estate Association’s Second Largest Chapter. The Urban Land Institute-San Francisco, the non-profit organization of land-use professionals, announced today the appointment of Elliot R. Stein as Executive Director effective May 7, 2012. Established in 1936, the Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute with nearly 28,000 members worldwide, dedicated to providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities. With over 1,800 members across the Bay Area, ULI … Read More

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Bill Clinton Congratulates ULI for Honor Award

This week the National Building Museum (NBM) presented ULI with its annual Honor Award, recognizing the institute’s 75 years of leadership in urban planning, land use, and development. Former President Clinton and AOL founder Steve Case both congratulated ULI for its dedication to building sustainable communities worldwide. The business of real estate and community building will be permanently transformed by the evolution of the “sharing economy,” an era in which non-personal items such as cars and office space will be shared with increasing frequency by urban residents, according to internationally … Read More

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Recap: Redefining Oakland’s Broadway Corridor

The City of Oakland received a boost from ULI’s national expertise in re-visioning the Broadway corridor. The March 1st presentation at City Hall Council of Chambers culminated the City Study Visit, one component of the year-long program for the Oakland ULI Rose Center Fellows, four Oakland officials, Deanna Santana, Gregory Hunter, Aliza Gallo and Mayor Jean Quan. The ULI Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use assembled a national panel of professionals to visit the fellowship city of Oakland, learn about their land use challenges and advise the Fellow … Read More

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ULI networking…works.

We can’t celebrate all ULIer’s interesting new jobs and promotions, but ULI Board member Amy Neches’ move to TMG Partners is extra-notable with the San Francisco Business Times giving some credit to the unparalleled Urban Land Institute’s relationship-building: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/03/01/redevelopment-amy-neches-tmg-partners.html. Join our upcoming relationship and career events including: Excelling at the Game with Rick Dishnica on March 5, ULI Speed Networking on March 6, or Central Market and the Rebirth of a Neighbhorhood on March 8.

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