Author Archives: ULI Los Angeles

ULI LA Assists with Arts Incubator Planning in Pacoima


Thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ULI Los Angeles is pleased to continue assisting our local partners in Pacoima in creating a healthier Van Nuys Boulevard, under the auspices of ULI’s national Healthy Corridors program. Following on the Pacoima Health Zone, a demonstration project and health fair hosted last year, ULI LA and its member-experts are working with the City of LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs, environmental justice organization Pacoima Beautiful, and several other partners on the development of an Arts Incubator in the Pacoima neighborhood. … Read More

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New ULI Los Angeles Chair Clare DeBriere to Focus on Core Urban Issues


Former Ratkovich Company COO Commits Land-Use Group to Advancing Solutions for Housing, Planning and Transportation ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), has named Clare DeBriere its new Chair. DeBriere is former Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of The Ratkovich Company. In 2017 she founded neighborhood development firm C+C Ventures. DeBriere will lead ULI Los Angeles for a two-year period, succeeding Bank of America Senior V.P. Charmaine Atherton. DeBriere will direct ULI Los Angeles towards the city’s core challenges, from planning, homelessness and … Read More

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Local Project Selected as Finalist for ULI Housing Award


We are pleased to announce that the Veo project in Carson, California, has been selected as a finalist for this year’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. The Award honors exemplary developments that meet affordable and workforce housing needs and help to create mixed-income communities of opportunity. Developments competing for the Kemp Award may be fully affordable, with all units designated for low-to-moderate income residents; or they may contain a mix of affordable units and market-rate units. Veo serves as a mixed-income, mixed-use walkable community of for-sale … Read More

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ULI Fall Meeting is coming to LA!


In case you haven’t heard, ULI’s largest annual gathering is coming to Los Angeles in 2017. Connect with the world of real estate at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting, to be held October 23-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Join your peers for candid discussions with thought leaders on the most important topics and trends in real estate. Save the date now, registration will be opening soon! To learn more, visit

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ULI is its Members

You deliver on our mission. You enhance our communities. You shape the future of our industry. We wanted to know how we could make an even greater impact and provide an even better experience for members. You told us how important ULI is to you and what could be improved. We have listened and we have made substantial changes. Fundamentally, this means more opportunities for more members. Watch the full video to see how we are improving the ULI experience. Our work is not finished. We are just getting started. … Read More

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Development without Displacement: ULI Urban Marketplace


“Development without displacement: How can LA grow ‘up’ without pushing people out?” was the question addressed by a keynote panel at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles’ 17th annual Urban Marketplace conference and expo held on April 12th, 2017 at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. Themed “Make a Deal, Make a Difference”, the event brought together urban leaders, municipal officials, investors and other stakeholders to examine and discuss the implications and consequences of multiplying urban development and redevelopment projects throughout Los Angeles County. Keynote moderator Dr. Raphael Bostic, … Read More

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“New Small Lot Standards Examined at Urban Marketplace”


ULI Los Angeles’ recent Urban Marketplace event included nearly 22 dynamic “Roundtable” conversations with key facilitators of Los Angeles urban development. One of the most-attended was “Evolution of L.A.’s Small Lot Ordinance: Tighter Regulations and New Design Standards,” led by Los Angeles Planning Department Senior City Planner Simon Pastucha and KTGY Architecture + Planning Principal Alan Scales. Scales has worked closely with the Planning Department to create and evolve its small-lot guidelines, so that the ordinance best serves its goals presenting neighborhood-friendly development alternatives. And KTGY has more than 900 … Read More

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ULI Los Angeles Member Spotlight: Catherine Guentert Highlighted as Entrepreneur


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


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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