Committee

Committees

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.

Committees

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 Matthew Severson, Senior Associate, by phone (213) 221-7827 or email matthew.severson@uli.org

Communications

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.

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Jack Skelley

JSPR

Communications Chair

jackskelley@jsprla.com

310.490.4220



Membership

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.

Lev Gershman

Lev Gershman

Tideline Partners

Membership Chair

levgershman@tidelinepartners.com

(619) 861-4504



Programs

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.

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Seth Merewitz

Best, Best & Krieger

Program Co-Chair

Seth.Merewitz@bbklaw.com

213.787.2567

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Jim Suhr

James Suhr & Associates

Program Co-Chair

jim@suhrandassociates.com

310.454.6446



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.

John Given

John Given

City Build Advisors

Land Use Leadership Co-Chair

Melani Smith

Melani Smith

Melendrez

Land Use Leadership Co-Chair

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.

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Ryan Altoon

Anderson Pacific, LLC

TAP Co-Chair

raltoon@andersonpacificllc.com

310.417.1605

Bob Gardner

Bob Gardner

RCLCO

TAP Co-Chair

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.

Urban Marketplace

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.

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Lauren Hanson

ValleyCrest Landscape Development

Urban Marketplace Co-Chair

lhanson@valleycrest.com

818.223.8500

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Dafna Zilafro

MATT Construction

Urban Marketplace Co-Chair

dzilafro@mattconstruction.com

213.749.1182

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FutureBuild

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.

Silvia Saucedo

Silvia Saucedo

The Saucedo Group

Futurebuild Chair

silviasaucedo@gmail.com



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.

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Jim Auld

Altoon Partners Architects

Transit Oriented LA Summit Co-Chair

jauld@altoonpartners.com

213.225.1900

Alexander Kalamaros

Alexander E. Kalamaros

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

TOD Summit Co-Chair

kalamarosa@metro.net

Housing Initiative Council

The Housing Initiative Council convenes leaders in housing development to exchange information and share best practices.

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Ehud Mouchly

READI, LLC

Housing Initiative Council Chair

emouchly@readi.com

310.289.1855



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.

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Kevork Zoryan

Morgan Stanley | Merchant Banking

Capital Markets Initiative Council Chair

Kevork.Zoryan@morganstanley.com

310 788-2266

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.

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Charmaine Atherton

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Women's Leadership Initiative Chair

charmaine.atherton@baml.com

213.621.4816

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.

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Peter Hillakas

Newmark Realty Capital

YLG Co-Chair

phillakas@newmarkrealtycapital.com

310.846.5315

Sara Kramer

Sara Kramer

Westfield

YLG Co-Chair

SKRAMER@us.westfield.com