Our members, Bay Area real estate professionals, policy makers and peer organizations often look to ULI San Francisco as one of the premier resources for pragmatic land use expertise and education. We aim to elevate ULI San Francisco’s reputation and brand, as we become a more influential vehicle for disseminating best practices in land use policy and development trends, by fostering our relationships with the press and experts in the field and by leveraging social media.


California housing crisis podcast: Bay Area mayors discuss end of single-family-only zoning
May 16, 2019 – Los Angeles Times

Study supports branding Napa’s Oxbow district, showcasing river
January 16, 2019 – Napa Valley Register

Napa City Council to look into branding, improving Oxbow district for greater attention
January 14, 2019 – Napa Valley Register

Ideas Abound at Pro-Housing Meeting, but NIMBYs Are Nowhere to be Found
April 2, 2018 – The Frisc

ULI Talk: Breaking Through the Housing Deadlock
March 23, 2018 – StreetsBlogSF

Experts say this is what’s wrong with Bay Area housing – and how it can be fixed
March 23, 2018 – San Francisco Business Times

ULI Talk: The Bay Area’s Transportation Future
February 28, 2018 – StreetsBlogSF

These 5 Trends Will Impact San Francisco CRE In 2018
November 27, 2017 – Bisnow

Policy Partly to Blame for Supply Crisis
November 17, 2017 –

A changing San Francisco? This pair of photos suggests that’s not always the case
November 16, 2017 – San Francisco Chronicle

Commercial real estate investors bypass San Francisco, flock to San Jose, Seattle and Oakland
October 27, 2017 – San Francisco Business Times

ULISF Appoints New Chair, Land Use Industry Veteran Kim Diamond
July 21, 2017 – The Registry

California Today: A Housing Fix That’s Close to Home
May 16, 2017 – New York Times

Guest opinion: We could add thousands of units to existing properties if regulators and banks cooperate
May 12, 2017 – San Francisco Business Times

What’s Behind The Influx Of Accessory Dwelling Units?
May 1, 2017 – GlobeSt.Com

Accessory Dwelling Units Becoming Increasingly More Popular Across Pacific Northwest
April 25, 2017 – The Registry Puget Sound

Video Interview: Accessory dwelling units: Housing shortage solution?
April 20, 2017 – KTVU FOX 2 News

Orindans Eager to Hear Urban Land Institute’s Initial Thoughts on City’s Downtown Development Plans
April 19, 2017- Lamorinda Weekly

Rose Center for Public Leadership Offers Planning Strategies for San Jose
February 16, 2017 – The Registry

Movers and Shakers – Michelle Malanca Frey
July 3, 2016 – San Francisco Chronicle

ULISF Appoints Michelle Malanca Frey as Executive Director
June 29, 2016 – The Registry

Younger Bay Area Residents are more supportive of new housing, signaling generational divide
April 28, 2016 – San Francisco Business Times

Richmond: Urban Land Institute discusses future of Point Molate
March 11, 2016 – Contra Costa Times

Bay Area housing squeeze: millennials hurt the worst
February 9, 2016 – San Jose Mercury News

Housing forum: Climate right for development in Berkeley
January 25, 2016 – Berkeleyside

SF developers: Supervisor’s affordable housing plan will kill residential projects
January 21, 2016 – San Francisco Business Times

Why This Real Estate Billionaire Says Housing Shortage is a Plus
November 16, 2015 – San Francisco Business Times

Local Millennials Worry About Affording The Home They Want
October 21, 2015 – Curbed SF

Why Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Wishes Nation had a ‘Chief Growth Officer’
October 8, 2015 – San Francisco Business Times

Google Exec Talks Real Estate Moves, Housing Crisis and Oakland Rumors
October 8, 2015 – San Francisco Business Times

What was your #whatitcosts-to-live-in-San Francisco Moment?
October 8, 2015 – San Francisco Business Times

SF Fed Chief Williams Says Short-term Rate Should Go Up this Year
October 7, 2015 – San Francisco Chronicle

Governor Brown Shrugs Off Real Estate Trifecta Fueling Skyrocketing Housing Costs
October 7, 2015 – San Francisco Business Times

S.F. Commercial Buildings Becoming More Efficient
October 5, 2015 – San Francisco Chronicle

ULIsf and ULI/Northwest Report Highlights Five Strategies for Promoting Healthy Lifesyles Through Improved Design of the Built Environment
August 19, 2015 – The Registry

Could a Prop. M ‘grand bargain’ help save office developers’ big bets?”
July 2, 2015 – San Francisco Business Times

Transit Access, Amenities Key Parts of Today’s Corporate Office Campuses
July 1, 2015 – The Registry

Bay fill may be defense as sea levels rise, many concede
June 5, 2015 – San Francisco Chronicle

As Suburbs Become More Urban, Smart Growth is Key
June 1, 2015 – The Registry

Bay Area Industry Experts Set Sights on Strong 2015
December 12, 2014 – The Registry

Walnut Creek Housing Feeling Bay Area Boom
November 24, 2014 – The Registry

ULI-SF Tackles Region’s Tough Issues, Says Jeff Smith
November 13, 2014 –

People on the Move – McAtee
People on the Move – Means
People on the Move – van Staveren
November 6, 2014 – San Francisco Business Times

Urban Land Institute Announces Staff Additions
November 3, 2014 – The Registry

Oakland’s Brooklyn Basin Project Ready for Prime Time
October 3, 2014 – The Registry

Resilience Coming to Forefront of Real Estate Investment Planning
September 19, 2014 – The Registry

First-Time Funds Face Daunting Market
May 22, 2014 – The Registry

Opportunities and Challenges Persist in East Bay’s Retail ‘Golden Triangle’
April 29, 2014 – The Registry

Warriors’ SF Arena Move Leaves Waterfront Issues in Flux, Say ULI Panelists
April 28, 2014 – The Registry

South Bay Multifamily Development Segment Rides a ‘Perfect Storm’
March 13, 2014 – The Registry

ULI Panel: Is Sizzling Housing Market Reaching Its Limits?
February 28, 2014 – The Registry

Best ‘Chopisms’: ULIsf Titans Event Features Chop Keenan
January 22, 2014 – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Silicon Valley Construction Boom Not Without Problems
December 20, 2013 – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Solutions Corner: ULIsf Recommends New Tools for Redevelopment
December 13, 2013 – San Francisco Chronicle (scroll down)

Young Couples Want Urban Housing
December 12, 2013 – San Jose Mercury News

Dominant Trend: ULI Report Ranks San Francisco #1, San Jose #3
December 9, 2013 – San Francisco Chronicle (scroll down)

Five Real Estate Takeaways for 2014 from ULI/PwC Emerging Trends
December 6, 2013 – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Old and New in The Mission
July 29, 2013 – The Registry

Swimming With Sharks
June 28, 2013 – San Francisco Business Times

Expanding Beyond Traditional Markets
June 7, 2013 –

Hotel Rate Hikes of 30 Percent Anger Meeting Planners
May 24, 2013 – San Francisco Business Times

St. Regis San Francisco on Market for $140 million
May 23, 2013 – San Francisco Business Times

Boomers, Gen Y Drive RE Demand
May 16, 2013 –

City of East Palo Alto Wins Grassroots Initiative Award of Merit for Ravenswood Business District/4 Corners TOD Specific Plan
May 13, 2013 – The Registry

San Francisco City: Next 30 Years, SoMa Surges, Financial District Fades
March 4, 2013 – The Registry

Zero1 Breaks the Mold in Use of Ground-floor Space
February 15, 2013 – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Echo Boomers Ring Real Estate Investor Bells
December 6, 2012  – The Registry

Retail: The Valleys Biggest Redevelopment Loser?
December 5, 2012 – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Urban Land Institute Panel: Investment Demand Still Rising in Silicon Valley
December 5, 2012 – Silicon Valley Business Journal

San Francisco is No. 1 Real Estate Market Nationwide, but for How Long?
December 4, 2012 – San Francisco Business Times

Covarrubias Helps Reshape Region’s Policy Landscape
November 16, 2012 – San Francisco Business Times

ULI Group Learns About Palo Alto TOD near Caltrain
August 1, 2012 – The Registry

ULI Advisory Panel Encourages Fremont/BART Plans
June 14, 2012 – Fremont Argus

ULI Group Says Revitalized Downtown Will Take Cooperation
February 11, 2012 – Stockton Record

ULIsf Trends Panel Looks Beyond Redevelopment
December 21, 2011 – CPE TV

ULI Emerging Trends Event: Real Estate Recovery Likely to be Slow
December 13, 2011 – San Francisco Chronicle

The Return of a Mixed-Use Way of Life
December 14, 2011 – UrbanLand Magazine

Michael Jameson | Bay Area People
October 19, 2011 – San Francisco Business Times

Mayor Lee Calls PPPs Key to SF’s Economic Future
October 10, 2011 – UrbanLand Magazine

Off-the-Grid School Collaboration in Haiti
August 9, 2011 – UrbanLand Magazine

Strengthening Connections
August 3, 2011 – UrbanLand Magazine

Hospitals Create Healthy Demand for Medical Offices
June 30, 2011 – San Francisco Business Times

ULI Expert: Condo Pain, Rental Gain
June 23, 2011 – San Francisco Business Times

Real Estate Companies Start Hiring Again
May 13, 2011 – San Francisco Business Times

Building a House in this Market
April 7, 2011 – UrbanLand Magazine

Bay Area Land Grab and Capital Trends
April 5, 2011 – Multifamily Housing News

Replacing Redevelopment Easier Said than Done
March 11, 2011 – San Francisco Business Times

Redevelopment R.I.P.?
California’s Radical Proposal to Abolish RDA’s Could Derail Urban Infill Statewide

February 25, 2011 – UrbanLand Magazine

San Francisco Commercial Real Estate Looking Up
December 1, 2010 – San Francisco Chronicle

ULI Panel Notes Growing Deal Flow
December 1, 2010 – GlobeSt.Com

Commercial Lenders Nibbling at the Edges
November 21, 2010 – The Registry

Secrets to High-Speed Rail in CA Unveiled
September 30, 2010 – GlobeSt.Com

State’s High-speed Future – without Roadblocks
September 26, 2010 – San Francisco Chronicle

Urban Land Institute Backs Sprawl-Limiting Law
Thursday, June 4, 2010 – San Francisco Chronicle

Why Gen Y Delays Homebuying
Thursday, June 3, 2010 – San Francisco Business Times

ULI San Francisco Press Releases