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ULIsf Women's Leadership Initiative
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Women’s Leadership Initiative

The mission of the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative is to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. The efforts of the Women’s Leadership Initiative are expressed in promoting the advancement of women throughout their careers as leaders in the real estate industry.

Women’s Leadership Initiative

The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was launched by ULI, nationally, in early 2012, with the mission of raising the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. The WLI Programs committee for the San Francisco District Council delivers programs to help achieve that goal: programs that focus on leadership, that advance WLI’s ambitious objectives, and that ultimately achieve positive change in the industry. The WLI Programs Committee works with other committees within the District Council to ensure that the voices, experiences, and perspectives of women leaders are a regular part of the rich content of the programs that ULI delivers to its diverse membership.

Corie Edwards

Corie A. Edwards

Reuben, Junius, & Rose, LLP

WLI Co-Chair


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Jordan McCarthy

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

WLI Co-Chair


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Kathleen Burgi Sandell, WLI

Kathleen Burgi-Sandell

James Capbell Co

WLI Vice-Chair


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Women's Leadership Initiative Posts

Missed Emerging Trends 2016? Check out the Recap Video

Over 150 ULI members converged on Redwood City on December 9th to hear ULI’s Chief Content Officer, Kathleen Carey and a panel of local industry leaders discuss the findings from the Emerging Trends 2016 Report. They provided local insight into how the latest global and national real estate trends are affecting the San Francisco Bay Area market. For more on the event, check out the video below:  

Just Released: ULI Market Square Case Study

For years, San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood has been known for its edge and grit. It’s had little new development activity and considerable disinvestment. After sitting vacant for almost a decade, the development of Market Square was a risky bet in a bad neighborhood. Now the world headquarters for one of the most dynamic and well-known tech firms on the planet, the project is making this transitional neighborhood a desirable place to live, work and play. ULI members who are interested in learning more about this unusual and historic site, can … Read More

Missed the Meeting? Videos of the 2014 Fall Meeting are here

Almost 7,000 attendees converged on New York last week to hear from a myriad of world experts in business, land use, and technology. In case you didn’t get a chance to join us in New York or just want to remember or share an interesting session, many of the marquee panel discussions and speeches are now online. Check out the entire selection here: http://fall.uli.org/general/featured-videos/. Or browse through a sample of some of our favorites below:  

ULI Technical Assistance Builds Momentum for Brisbane and Concord

Concord TAP 2014

Cities today are facing many challenges. Strained budgets, tense political environments, and limited staff capacity are just a few of the obstacles jurisdictions must contend with during the community planning process. In the last three months, ULI San Francisco held two Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) for the City of Brisbane and, most recently, the City of Concord, to provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to these cities facing complex land use and real estate issues. The following video is a summation of the TAP program and process based on the Panel work … Read More

ULIsf Video Recap: Highlights of 2 Day Emerging Trends Conference

Last month’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2012 conference, hosted by ULIsf over the course of two days, brought into focus the most pertinent issues facing industry players in the coming twelve month. The session commenced in San Francisco, with key notes from Gary Schlossberg, Senior Economist of Wells Fargo, and Charles DiRocco, Director of Real Estate Research at Price Waterhouse Cooper. Overall, 2012 appears to bring a slow improvement or stabilization nationally, but with markedly higher prospects for the Bay Area. DiRocco’s market research concluded San Francisco, “was really … Read More