Sonoma County Advisory Services Panel Report
The focus of this ASP was to create a comprehensive strategy to plan, fund, and implement effective responses to wildfires in Sonoma County.
Get to know some of the ULI San Francisco members who work hard behind the scenes to develop the events and initiatives our District Council is known for. These industry leaders come from a variety of real estate land use sectors and lend their expertise and time to drive the work of our committees. We’ve asked these committee co-chairs to answer questions around their involvement with ULI San Francisco.
Scott Bohrer, Young Leaders Group
Vice President of Development, CenterCal
Q. How did you first get involved with ULI?
I first got involved with ULI in San Diego during the great recession, when I was trying to break into the industry. It provided the bridge in both knowledge and relationships that I needed, and led to my first role in the industry working on the IDEA District in Downtown San Diego with David Malmuth.
Q. What’s a memorable connection you’ve made through ULI?
There are MANY, but a few come to mind. Chris White: met through ULI San Diego; was my only contact in the Bay when I moved up; connected me with Browman Development which has been my home for the last 9 years; also introduced me to Burning Man culture. Also Scott Zengel: former YLG Co-Chair; first person I met at a ULI-SF event (Learn from the Best 2012); inspired me to pursue role as Co-Chair; also got me into mountain biking. Both still some of my closest friends.
Q. What keeps you engaged with ULI SF and what are you most excited about in the near future?
I’m soon rolling off of YLG and spend a lot of time thinking about legacy planning, ensuring that the community and program offering our committee has built will continue to live on and grow after I move on. Luckily I am surrounded by peers filled with a common passion for urbanism, a willingness to try new things, and an incredible energy to push exciting initiatives forward.
Q. What’s your leadership philosophy/style?
Show up, lead by example, empower, let go. I’ve been very lucky to have many leaders that showed me the way, then trusted me to execute on the vision as well as make my own mistakes; that gave me opportunities to learn through experience and provided me with support rather than criticism. I humbly hope to offer the same.
Q. What do you hope to achieve in the next year?
Starting in the New Year, I will be joining the team at CenterCal where I’ll help run the Pacific Northwest and Bay Area markets, including the execution of their Bay Street redevelopment in Emeryville. Creating unique places and spaces is what drives me, and I’m excited to channel that energy into such a high impact project close to home here in the Bay Area.
Q. Outside of work and ULI, what do you enjoy doing?
The Bay Area is such a beautiful natural landscape, and I try to enjoy it as much as possible be it hiking Muir Woods or mountain biking in Marin. My partner Stephanie and I travel quite a bit (BIG Mexico fans) and love spending time with our puppy Leo. I also teach yoga weekly here in the City, and love to attend a lot of live music concerts and events. There is a constant lineup of artists that make SF their destination on tours so it’s easy to catch my favorites and discover new talent.
Q. If you could have any career in another profession, what would it be?
Hands down: Movie producer. Creating a vision, bringing together the right team, executing, and sharing the finished product with the world. Thankfully there are a lot of similarities between that and the job of a real estate developer and in my opinion a similar opportunity to inspire the world to think different, and to create memorable experiences.