As a member-based organization, none of our work would be possible without the support of our volunteer committees. Our committees are composed of ULI members active in the field of land use and real estate and are chaired by dedicated ULI leaders that have been appointed by staff and our board.
Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved with ULI?
Through our members, we provide leadership in the responsible use of land to create and sustain thriving communities. Help us make an impact. Expand your professional network and increase your knowledge base by volunteering for a committee.
Want to sign up for a committee? Contact Jonathan Nettler, Director, by phone (213) 221-7827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us capture content and spread the word. The Communications Committee elevates ULI’s external visibility and fosters greater member engagement by implementing the best technologies to improve our email, website and blog, social media, and video communications.
Dafna ZilafroMATT ConstructionCommunications Co-ChairEmail Me(562) 903-2277
Jack SkelleyJSPRCommunications Co-ChairEmail Me(310) 490-4220
Welcome new members and engage your peers. The Membership Committee strives to improve the quality of the ULI membership experience, improve retention, expand membership, and increase membership diversity. The membership team hosts social events to connect members and works with all other committees to understand and serve the needs of ULI LA members.
Sara KramerRCLOMembership Co-ChairEmail Me424-239-5921
Rebecca MartinezCuningham Group Architecture, Inc. Membership Co-ChairEmail Me(310) 895-2200
Champion a program to facilitate thought leadership. The Program Committee strives to deliver timely, compelling and innovative content. In addition to the Steering Committee, there are four subcommittees, which include Case Studies & Site Tours, Meet & Greets/Movers & Shakers, Luminaries Receptions, and StimULI Breakfasts, that each coordinate regular monthly programming. Opportunities exist both at the Steering Committee level, as well as Subcommittee level.
Seth MerewitzBest, Best & KriegerProgram Co-ChairEmail Me(213) 787-2567
Craig LawsonCraig Lawson & Co.Programs Committee Co-chairEmail Me(310) 838-2400 ext. 104
Land Use Leadership
The Land Use Leadership Committee demonstrate leadership in addressing Southern California’s urban land use policy issues to benefit our cities, create thriving communities and improve our quality of life. This committee is by invitation only.
Jim SuhrJames Suhr & AssociatesLand Use Leadership Co-ChairEmail Me(310) 454-6446
Melani SmithLand Use Leadership Co-ChairEmail Me(213) 673-4400
Technical Assistance Panels
Provide expertise and support to nonprofit and public entities. The Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) Committee draws from ULI Los Angeles’ seasoned professional membership to provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to public agencies facing complex land use and real estate issues.
Ryan AltoonAnderson Pacific, LLCTAP Co-ChairEmail Me(213) 784-2688
Bob GardnerRCLCOTAP Co-ChairEmail Me(310) 203-3029
Building Healthy Places Initiative
Shape projects and places to improve the health of people and communities. The ULI LA Building Healthy Places Initiative is developing a multifaceted program—including research and publications, convenings, and advisory activities—to leverage the power of the Institute’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.
Jonathan V. Watts, AIAKillefer Flammang ArchitectsBuilding Healthy Places ChairEmail Me
Promote best practices with leaders at the forefront of revitalizing underserved communities. The Urban Marketplace Committee hosts Urban Marketplace, a unique event where attendees can meet with industry leaders to learn about the latest real estate trends and opportunities essential to the successful development of urban infill projects.
Renee BarotKTGY Architecture + PlanningUrban Marketplace Co-ChairEmail Me949-221-6265
Matt GouletCompany: Land Use Developers Corp.Urban Marketplace Co-ChairEmail Me818-274-2206
Explore the future of the built environment. The FutureBuild Committee hosts FutureBuild, a dynamic forum exploring the holistic approach to sustainable building and operations: financial feasibility, technology, design, construction, retrofits and policy.
David AbelAbel & AssociatesFuture Build Co-chairEmail Me(213) 629-9019
Ryan AubryGreenland USAFuture Build Co-ChairEmail Me(213) 417-3336
Transit Oriented Los Angeles
Help guide the expansion of transit through the promotion of active mobility choices. The Transit Oriented Los Angeles (ToLA) Committee organizes programming which emphasizes the connection between transportation and land use, and promotes active mobility opportunities to enhance livability in Los Angeles.
Jim AuldSTIR ArchitectureTransit Oriented LA Summit Co-ChairEmail Me(213) 225-900
Karl FieldingWSP | Parsons BrinckerhoffTransit Oriented LA Summit Co-ChairEmail Me(213) 896-5665
Housing Initiative Council
The Housing Initiative Council convenes leaders in housing development to exchange information and share best practices.
Allan AbshezLoeb & Loeb LLPChair Housing CouncilEmail Me
Capital Markets Initiative Council
The Capital Markets Initiative Council serves as a platform to discuss issues related to land use capital financing and to provides creative thought leadership around development financing in the Los Angeles region. This committee is by invitation only.
Kevork ZoryanMorgan Stanley | Merchant BankingCapital Markets Initiative Council ChairEmail Me(310) 788-2266
David SonnenblickSonnenblick-Eichner CompanyCapital Markets Initiative Council Co-ChairEmail Me
Women’s Leadership Initiative
Raise the visibility of women in ULI and the real estate industry. The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) works to increase the visibility of women in ULI Los Angeles, assist with career path advancement, and provide networking opportunities in the Los Angeles and Southern California region. WLI is comprised of three subcommittees which include Career Advancement, Engagement, and Liaison.
Nancy WilhiteCBREEmail Me(213) 613-3304
Young Leaders Group
Foster an understanding and connection to the ULI mission. The Young Leaders Group (YLG) provides an opportunity for young professionals to connect to and participate in the ULI mission through active involvement and leadership development opportunities that produce future leaders.
Bennett JohnsonCBRE, Inc. | Valuation & Advisory ServicesYLG Co-ChairEmail Me213 613 3081
Justin WoodhullEJM Development Co.YLG Co-ChairEmail Me310-228-3787