Bay Area Development Wins ULI Americas Awards for Excellence
ULI San Francisco is proud to announce that the HomeKey LifeMoves project in Mountain View won a 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence.
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.
Courtney Trunnell, Young Leaders Group
Director, Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield
Q. How did you first get involved with ULI and your committee?
I got involved in 2016 when the Young Leaders Group hosted an event to introduce new and younger members to the Fall meeting, which was coming to San Francisco that year. I met some of the YLG committee and shared with them that that I love planning events and wanted to get more involved. I was introduced to Miles Garber who at the time was chairing the social committee for YLG, and he brought me into the fold.
Q. What’s a memorable connection you’ve made through ULI?
I have made many memorable personal connections through my involvement with ULI, but a memorable technical connection is putting the pieces together on the development process. In college I learned a bit about urban planning and GIS, but learning so much more in real life applications, from some of the best and brightest in the business, has been inspiring.
Q. What keeps you engaged with ULI SF and what are you most excited about in the near future?
First and foremost, what keeps me engaged are the high caliber people I continue to meet and make meaningful connections with. It’s also the fantastic and cutting-edge educational content that ULI programing provides. I am most excited about looking at a YLG calendar full of both our signature programs and new exciting ways to bring people together.
Q. What do you hope to accomplish in the next year?
I’d like to continue to try and establish a new norm; balancing a hybrid work model and home life, while still engaging with colleagues and attending professional networking and educational events. It feels like more of a juggling act than ever before.
Q. What’s your leadership philosophy/style?
My leadership style is helping people find the right tools and setting them up for success. Thorough communication with clear expectations and understanding we’re all human and need a little extra help sometimes. Kindness and empathy go a long way.
Q. If you could have any career in another profession, what would it be?
When I was young, I always thought I would end up in fashion or maybe interior design. I love art, color, textures. I love how clothes can make you feel, and similarly how the design of a space elicits certain emotions.
Q. What’s at the top of your ‘bucket list’?
Traveling to every continent. I was a Geography major, and I love “nerding out” over maps, traveling, meeting new people, experiencing different places, foods, and cultures.