Author Archives: ULI Los Angeles

ULI Los Angeles Member Spotlight: Catherine Guentert Highlighted as Entrepreneur

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ULI Entrepreneur Profiles are conversations with real estate development professionals who, in most cases, have recently made the leap into the industry whether as young individuals fresh out of school or as mid-career transitions. With a focus on small-scale developers often doing incremental and transformative work, these are quick and easy to read profiles to raise awareness of these professionals. By telling their stories, the Urban Land Institute hopes to inspire the next generation of small scale entrepreneurs to transform their own communities. To read more and to see ULI … Read More

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FutureBuild Provides a Sneak Peek into a Transformed Los Angeles

The Los Angeles 2024 Olympics will transform the city and the region. Like a Silicon Valley startup, government must take the lead on climate change with tech-savvy, entrepreneurial strategies. The quality of our health is inextricably linked with our daily environments. A city needs resilience to adapt, survive, and thrive. These are just a few of the ideas explored in depth at FutureBuild 2017, the annual conference that brings together leading thinkers, innovators, and change makers of the built environment. FutureBuild, held on January 31, 2017 at LA Hotel Downtown, … Read More

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Panel Foresees Favorable Outlook for Real Estate in 2017

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The Urban Land Institute sees a favorable outlook for real estate in the U.S. All is calm, all is bright—with some necessary caveats. No one can predict how a new administration in Washington will affect the real estate business nationally. At times of uncertainty, however, investors gravitate toward hard assets like real estate. What can we expect in the coming year? On December 14, 2016, ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), convened its fourth annual Emerging Trends conference, held at Gensler in downtown Los … Read More

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ULI LA FY16 Annual Report

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ULI Los Angeles is pleased to announce the release of its Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report. The report documents the incredible program of work undertaken by our dedicated members and hard-working staff. By the numbers: we delivered 62 timely and relevant programs for 4,843 attendees, grew our total membership to 1,815 and added $83,962 to our financial reserve. More importantly, our members furthered our mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land through numerous programs, advisory services, leadership activities and special projects. We invite you to learn how … Read More

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ULI LA Featured in 2016 Local Impact Report

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During the past year, ULI’s district council network continued to grow and thrive while engaging more members at the local level. What is most exciting to see is the way members have undertaken bold initiatives and innovative programming that has made an impact not just in the real estate industry, but also in their communities. In this report, you will find 24 examples from the field illustrating how members are advancing ULI’s mission on everything from workforce housing and neighborhood revitalization to building regional networks. The Loop at Pine + … Read More

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Toolbox for Building Healthy Communities

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ULI Los Angeles is pleased to announce the publication of its Healthy Community Implementation Toolbox, a resource and guide for a wide variety of users that have the potential to address community health. Developed by ULI LA’s Building Healthy Places Committee, in partnership with Raimi + Associates, the Toolbox identifies 12 tools (including strategies, policies, and regulations) that are being used by local jurisdictions in the Los Angeles Region to create healthier and more equitable communities. Many of the tools identified in this report are used by jurisdictions on a … Read More

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Healthy Corridors Report Released

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ULI is pleased to announce the publication of Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places. Resulting from a two-year project that involved partnerships with four communities in the United States, including Los Angeles, this report explores strategies for transforming commercial corridors into places that support the health of the people who live, work, and travel along them. ULI LA’s involvement in this project culminated in the Pacoima Health Zone, which was held on March 6, 2016. This report and the supplemental materials found on the ULI Healthy … Read More

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WLI Fall Events…

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The ULI Los Angeles’ Women’s Leadership Initiative, along with hosts Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, held a book discussion event featuring a new work of nonfiction, “Believe It or Not: The Challenges Facing One Professional Woman a Half Century Ago,” by ULI pioneer Nina J. Gruen. The event was held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in BAML’s Los Angeles office. In her book, Ms. Gruen discusses the challenges she faced and overcame as a young professional woman in the real estate industry over the last fifty years. The robust discussion focused on … Read More

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The Transit-Oriented Vision for Los Angeles

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“Los Angeles is on the move,” both literally and figuratively, asserted City of Los Angeles Planning Director Vince Bertoni. What will be the transformational outcomes of L.A.’s significant and growing investment in multi-modal transportation? What are the conditions and concepts driving L.A.’s transit-oriented future?  ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), convened a group of top local and national experts in urban planning and design to address the revolutionary, rapid urban transformation that is taking place before our eyes in Los Angeles. “Planning for Transit” … Read More

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ULI Los Angeles Welcomes New Senior Associate

ULI Los Angeles is pleased to announce that April Sandifer has joined our staff as a Senior Associate. She will assist the Senior Director and Executive Director to continue to grow and promote ULI as a thought leader in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities throughout the Los Angeles region. April comes to ULI Los Angeles with a background in urban and environmental policy, community engagement, and a strong commitment to empowering underserved communities. Prior to joining ULI Los Angeles, April was the Operations … Read More

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