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 Emma C. Lalley, Associate, by phone (213) 221-7827 or email emma.lalley@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.

Dafna Zilafro

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

Jack Skelley

JSPRCommunications Co-ChairEmail Me(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.

Sara Kramer

WestfieldYLG Co-ChairEmail Me(310) 557-4252

Rebecca Martinez

Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. Email Me(310) 895-2200

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.

Seth Merewitz

Best, Best & KriegerProgram Co-ChairEmail Me(213) 787-2567

Craig Lawson

Craig Lawson & Co.Email 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 Suhr

James Suhr & AssociatesProgram Co-ChairEmail Me(310) 454-6446

Melani Smith

MelendrezLand Use 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 Altoon

Anderson Pacific, LLCTAP Co-ChairEmail Me(310) 417-1605

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.

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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.

Sherry Rudnak

BAE Urban EconomicsTreasurerEmail Me(213) 471-2666

Matt Goulet

Company: Land Use Developers Corp.Urban Marketplace Co-ChairEmail Me818-274-2206


 

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

The Saucedo GroupFuturebuild ChairEmail Me(323) 243-4556

Tom Neary

Aon Risk Solutions Email Me213.996.1715


 

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

Altoon Partners ArchitectsTransit Oriented LA Summit Co-ChairEmail 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.

Ehud Mouchly

READI, LLCHousing Initiative Council ChairEmail Me(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.

Kevork Zoryan

Morgan Stanley | Merchant BankingCapital Markets Initiative Council ChairEmail Me(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.

Nancy Wilhite

CBREEmail 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 Johnson

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

Justin Woodhull

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