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.


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 jonathan.nettler@uli.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 Zilafro

MATT ConstructionCommunications Co-ChairEmail Me(562) 903-2277

Jack Skelley

JSPRCommunications ChairEmail Me


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 Kramer

RCLOMembership Co-ChairEmail Me

Rebecca Martinez

Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. Membership Co-Chair Email Me


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 Merewitz

Best, Best & KriegerStrategic Partnership ChairEmail Me

Craig Lawson

Craig Lawson & Co.Chair Programs CommitteeEmail Me


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 Suhr

James Suhr & AssociatesLand Use Leadership Co-ChairEmail Me(310) 454-6446

Melani Smith

Sustainability Committee Co-Vice ChairEmail Me

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 Altoon

Anderson Pacific, LLCTechnical Assistance Panels ChairEmail Me

Bob Gardner

RCLCOTAP 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, AIA

Killefer Flammang ArchitectsSustainability Committee ChairEmail Me

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.

Renee Barot

KTGY Architecture + PlanningUrban Marketplace Co-ChairEmail Me

Matt Goulet

Company: 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 Abel

Abel & AssociatesChair Future BuildEmail Mehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/verdexchange

Ryan Aubry

Greenland USAEmail Me


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 Auld

STIR ArchitectureEmail Me(213) 225-900

Karl Fielding

WSP | 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 Abshez

Loeb & Loeb LLPHousing Product Council ChairEmail 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 Zoryan

Morgan Stanley | Merchant BankingCapital Markets Product Council ChairEmail Me

David Sonnenblick

Sonnenblick-Eichner CompanyCapital Markets Product Council Vice 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.

Allison Lynch

Watt CompaniesWomen's Leadership Initiative ChairEmail Me

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 Johnson

CBRE, Inc. | Valuation & Advisory ServicesYLG Co-ChairEmail Me213 613 3081

Justin Woodhull

EJM Development Co.YLG Co-ChairEmail Me310-228-3787