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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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ULI LA FY16 Annual Report


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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Toolbox for Building Healthy Communities


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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WLI Fall Events…


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


“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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Planning and Development Principles Statement for the City of Los Angeles

In advance of the ballot initiative forum being co-hosted with the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate on April 27th, the ULI Los Angeles Planning and Development Reform Task Force has released the following Planning and Development Principles Statement for the City of Los Angeles. The Issue at Hand The planning and development process in the City of Los Angeles is broken. There is little to no comprehensive planning to set a clear vision for the future of our city. The promise of the City’s General Plan Framework element, the … Read More

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ULI Los Angeles 2016 GROW Program Update


We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2016 GROW Program. Spearheaded by our Women’s Leadership Initiative both women and men participate in this program to provide leadership and career advancement opportunities to mid-level professionals. The participants will be able to develop their goals and work with the mentors to excel in their careers. GROW members will also be able to build on their network through interactive discussions on current real estate trends and issues with other members. The program selects members who bring diversity to the group to … Read More

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Trail-Oriented Development: New ULI Report Looks at Projects Tailored to Those Who Prefer Cycling and Walking Over Driving

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For more information, contact Trish Riggs at 202-624-7086 WASHINGTON (March 29, 2016) — Cyclists, take note: real estate developers and cities are becoming more responsive to your needs by creating an increasing number of communities tailored to those who would rather bike than drive. A new Urban Land Institute (ULI) publication, Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier identifies this trend as “trail-oriented development,” the latest phase in the evolution of urban development from car-centric to people-friendly design. Similar to transit-oriented development, trail-oriented development takes advantage of and leverages … Read More

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ULI Los Angeles to Hold Urban Marketplace at the Reef

Los Angeles, CA – The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles will be holding its annual Urban Marketplace event on Wednesday, April 13th from 7:15 AM to 12:00 PM at the Reef. Highlighting this year’s theme ‘Make a Deal, Make a Difference’, the event is ideal for those involved with urban development and redevelopment projects throughout Los Angeles County. Urban Marketplace convenes the leaders, senior city staff, elected officials and deal makers who contribute to the vitality of our urban fabric. It is a conference and expo designed to promote … Read More

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