Silicon Valley

Whether enjoying an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of Google’s sustainable campus, exploring public-private development trends with the VTA, BART, and SamTrans, or evaluating the state of the homebuilding market, ULI Silicon Valley provides content-rich programming throughout the South Bay and the Peninsula. Leveraging the energy of the Young Leaders Group and the expertise of our esteemed sponsors and longtime members, ULI Silicon Valley endeavors to enhance ULI’s position as a long-term player in the South Bay community.

Silicon Valley

Capital Markets: Gauging the Commercial Real Estate Debt Market

On October 5th ULI members gathered at Cushman and Wakefield’s Santana Row office in San Jose, for a discussion on capital markets and current conditions surrounding raising capital for commercial real estate projects. With regulatory complexity increasing post-recession and risk at the forefront of deals, dynamic investment strategies have become a necessity in today’s market. Moderator Mike Jameson, Managing Director at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company set the stage with some broad observations of the market before diving in to some more pointed questions for the panelists. The panelists, with decades … Read More

November 2016: Bay Area Election Recap

Despite the uncertainty brought on by the recent national election, the Bay Area has a clear voice on housing. They want more, they want it affordable, and they want it transit friendly. Below are the outcomes of the key land use and transportation ballot initiatives. San Francisco: Measure C: allows the remaining $260 million of the SSLP bond to go towards increasing the amount of affordable housing Measure M: overturned a proposal to create a new Housing and Development Commission Measure RR: authorizes a $3.5 billion bond to upgrade BART’s system. … Read More

A Look Inside Downtown San Mateo’s TAP Report

ULIsf’s latest Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) Report has been released! Last year, the City of San Mateo looked to ULI San Francisco for guidance on the redevelopment of two important downtown sites. The two sites — a former Kinkos store now used for surface parking and a parking lot with several temporary buildings including a local Worker Resource Center — were transferred to the city from its former Redevelopment Agency. The sites lie in a key area of the downtown that spans both the east and west sides of the Caltrain tracks; their … Read More

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

YLG Mentor Program & Development 360

YLG’s Professional Development Programs are Open for Enrollment. ULI San Francisco’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) is proud to announce that the 2016-2017 Mentor Program and Development 360 applications are now available! About the Mentor Program: 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. Learn more About Development 360: Development 360 is an exciting new program now … Read More