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. Want to get involved? Contact our Los Angeles office at (213) 542-4694 to learn more about each committee and opportunities available.

Communications

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.

jack-pic-feb-092

Jack Skelley

JSPR

Communications Chair

jackskelley@jsprla.com

310.490.4220



Membership

The Membership Committeestrives to improve the quality of the ULI membership experience, improve retention, expand membership, increase membership diversity and understand the needs and wants of members.

Lev Gershman

Lev Gershman

Tideline Partners

Membership Chair

levgershman@tidelinepartners.com

(619) 861-4504



Programs

The Program Committee coordinates regular monthly programs to deliver timely, relevant and innovative content.

Seth_Merewitz_08272010

Seth Merewitz

Best, Best & Krieger

Program Co-Chair

Seth.Merewitz@bbklaw.com

213.787.2567

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

The Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) Committee draws from ULI Los Angeles’s seasoned professional membership base to provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities facing complex land use and real estate issues in greater Los Angeles County.

ryan-altoon

Ryan Altoon

Anderson Pacific, LLC

TAP Co-Chair

raltoon@andersonpacificllc.com

310.417.1605

Bob Gardner

Bob Gardner

RCLCO

TAP Co-Chair



Urban Marketplace

The Urban Marketplace Committee hosts Urban Marketplace, a ‘unique to real estate’ event where attendees can meet in-person with industry leaders to learn about the latest real estate trends and opportunities essential to the successful development of urban infill projects.

bio-ryan

Ryan Aubry

Greenland USA

Urban Marketplace Co-Chair

rpaubry@gmail.com

0a017b0

Lauren Hanson

ValleyCrest Landscape Development

Urban Marketplace Co-Chair

lhanson@valleycrest.com

818.223.8500

1891286_10203181912218151_1838559134_n

Dafna Zilafro

MATT Construction

Urban Marketplace Co-Chair

dzilafro@mattconstruction.com

213.749.1182

View My Profile on LInkedIn


FutureBuild

The FutureBuild Committee hosts FutureBuild, a dynamic forum exploring the holistic approach to sustainable building and operations: financial feasibility, design, construction, retrofits and policy.

Silvia Saucedo

Silvia Saucedo

The Saucedo Group

Futurebuild Chair

silviasaucedo@gmail.com



TOD Summit

The TOD Summit Committee organizes the toLA Summit which advances the transportation land use connection by making the adjustments needed to get more projects with transit orientation done – with two essential strategies: transit corridors and adaptive reuse – that offer vast opportunities for more livable communities.

jamesauld

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.

mouchly-photo-03-09-09

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.

Zoryan-Picture

Kevork Zoryan

Morgan Stanley | Merchant Banking

Capital Markets Initiative Council Chair

Kevork.Zoryan@morganstanley.com

310 788-2266

Women’s Leadership Initiative

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.

Charmaine-BankOfAmerica-4x5

Charmaine Atherton

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Women's Leadership Initiative Chair

charmaine.atherton@baml.com

213.621.4816

Young Leaders Group

The Young Leaders Group (YLG) Steering Committee fosters an understanding and connection to the ULI mission by enabling Young Leaders to be actively involved and facilitate leadership training opportunities and produce future leaders.

NEWMARK_LA_062_Edit

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