Category Archives: ULI National

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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San Francisco’s Benchmarking Ordinance Shows Major Reduction In Energy Use

Energy consumption by commercial properties in San Francisco has declined significantly since 2011 after the implementation of San Francisco’s Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, according to a new report released today from the Urban Land Institute Greenprint Center for Building Performance (Greenprint). The report is the result of a collaboration between Greenprint and the San Francisco Department of the Environment. The San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Performance Report shows a 7.9-percent reduction in energy use across a cohort of 176 properties consistently tracked since 2010. A review of a … Read More

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Urban Land Institute 2014 Annual Report

    2014 Annual Report: Developing for Humanity ULI has published its 2014 Annual Report in a digital-first format now available at Not to be confused with the ULIsf Annual Report, this stand-alone website covers ULI’s entire global operations. It gives ULI members, supporters, partners, and the public a comprehensive overview of the Institute’s impacts, accomplishments, and programs during the 2014 fiscal year, which extended from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. The 2014 Annual Report tells stories of ULI members making a positive impact every day in … Read More

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ULI and MacArthur Foundation Launch Online Housing Portal

How Housing Matters

When looking for a place to live or a site to develop, each of us intuitively knows that housing can build well-being, connections, and opportunities for people and neighborhoods. ULI’s new How Housing Matters website takes that knowledge and builds it out with clear research and compelling stories from ULI and a growing list of external partners. Produced by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing with funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, How Housing Matters is a new online resource with rigorous research, daily news, practical … Read More

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Real Estate Entrepreneur Program

Real Estate Entrepreneur Program

Strategic Planning and Implementation for the Real Estate Entrepreneur Smaller real estate entrepreneurs often tend to be more nimble, able to move more quickly to identify opportunities and execute on deals. At the same time, their size can mean fewer operational resources to draw upon and less occasion for reflective consideration. The result can be a chase for the next deal without careful assessment for its fit with the firm’s expertise or resources. Through instructive lectures, case studies, panel discussions, and leadership exercises, this new Real Estate Entrepreneur Program from ULI will … Read More

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Accepting Nominations for ULI’s 2015 Awards

Now Accepting Nominations for ULI’s 2015 Awards The official 2015 ULI awards season is upon us! Act now to nominate an exceptional project or program that you think is deserving of recognition. Nominations for the following four awards programs are due March 16. Visit for applications or more information. These awards are open to all, not just ULI members. The ULI Global Awards for Excellence define the standard for real estate development practice worldwide. In its 37th year, the program is the centerpiece of ULI’s efforts to identify and … Read More

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Local projects & firms named Fall Meeting winners

Congratulations to the teams of the Exploratorium, Emerald Vista and Guthrie Green! At New York’s ULI Fall Meeting these projects rounded up industry awards and honors at the annual real estate conference. The Exploratorium was named a winner of the ULI Global Awards. The waterfront museum was one of thirteen international real estate projects achieving a high standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning and management. The development was headed by Wilson Meany, and designed by EHDD Architecture. Emerald Vista was one of two winners of the Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable … Read More

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ULI Resilience Highlights SF Bayview

Bayview, San Francisco

The latest Urban Land magazine addresses a local concern — community survival after a major earthquake. In the article “San Francisco’s Bayview Plans for Resilience at the Neighborhood Level”, church administrator G.L. Hodge shares the ongoing emergency preparedness at Providence Baptist Church and their plan to serve San Francisco Bayview residents after a catastrophe. Drawing from his experiences in the Loma Prieta Earthquake and the Los Angeles riots, Hodge explains the initiative Resilient Bayview, a community-led effort of neighborhood leaders and city agencies to develop and implement an action plan. Read the full … Read More

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ULI 2013 National Annual Report Now Available

At ULI, it is not just the buildings, neighborhoods, and cities we develop that inspire us, it is the people and the lives they create in these places every day. Our Annual Report reviews the work of ULI over the past financial year, but, more importantly, recognizes the impact our members have made on their communities.​ 2013 was a busy year for ULI – even by ULI’s standards. We expanded our partnerships with organizations outside the industry that share our commitment to excellence in community building. Our centers reinforced ULI’s tradition … Read More

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Sign Up for the April 1 ULI/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast

Be the first to get the latest projections for key economic and industry indicators from the new ULI/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast, sponsored by EY. Experts including Anita Kramer, vice president of ULI’s Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, will present the findings in an April 1 webinar that is only available to ULI members and the media. The ULI/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast semiannual report based on a survey of 39 of the nation’s leading real estate economists and analysts. Webinar participants will get candid, objective, consensus forecast data, as well as … Read More

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