Author Archives: ULI Los Angeles

Goodyear Tract TAP

ULI Los Angeles is pleased to announce the publication of its Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) report for the Goodyear Tract, a large industrial district in South Los Angeles. Under the guidance of the office of City of Los Angeles Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. (Council District 9), the ULI Los Angeles TAP was asked to create a set of recommendations for the retention, recruitment, and expansion of key industrial businesses, while improving the quality of life for those who live and work in and around the Goodyear Tract. The Goodyear … Read More

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ULI Recommends Actions to Address Homelessness in Los Angeles

Key recommendations from ULI’s report: Reduce the unsheltered homeless by 50 percent by end of 2018 with a major commitment to temporary shelters Establish 60 community housing solution centers throughout LA within two years Increase the overall housing supply – streamline approvals, incentivize development, encourage innovative design Reimagine leadership and accountability – build political will, expand responsibility for solutions Rising homelessness throughout Los Angeles can be stemmed only through bold, creative, collaborative actions by the public, private and non-profit sectors to increase access to shelters as well as transitional and … Read More

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ULI LA Inaugurates its Colorful New Home

ULI Los Angeles has a brand new home at the Bloc. After 4 years on the 14th floor, ULI LA has relocated 9 flights down to a space on the 5th floor overlooking the public plaza at 700 South Flower Street. Designed by the wonderful team at STIR Architecture in cooperation with Tierney Management, LLC, Suite 550 has an industrial flair with its concrete floors, exposed ceiling, and its semi-open plan. Interscape provided its construction services to build out the space. Our new spacious home has two private offices, five … Read More

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Policy, Partnerships, and Equity Examined at Urban Marketplace 2018

“Make a deal, make a difference” was the apt theme of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles’ 18th annual Urban Marketplace conference and expo, which featured a broad range of topics having to do with the convergence of policy, partnerships and equity. The conference, held on March 28th, 2018 at The MacArthur in Los Angeles, attracted a large crowd of city officials, architects, developers, and dealmakers to network and discuss real estate investment opportunities and development strategies for LA’s future. Urban Marketplace 2018 opened with a plenary session devoted … Read More

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Marty Borko Named New ULI Los Angeles Executive Director

ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), has named Marty Borko its new Executive Director. Borko will leave his post as Principal at Gensler in Los Angeles to command the day-to-day workings and long-range planning of one of ULI’s largest and most active regional chapters. The Los Angeles District Council recently presided over the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting which set attendance and fundraising records. Along with ULI Los Angeles Chair Clare DeBriere, Borko will pilot the organization as it confronts the most critical land-use challenges … Read More

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Building a Booming Future for Los Angeles and California

ULI LA FutureBuild 2018 Conference Highlights Livable and Sustainable Urban Solutions Optimism was in the air at the FutureBuild 2018 conference, hosted by the Urban Land Institute’s Los Angeles chapter (ULI LA) in partnership with VerdeXchange, and held on January 30 at the L.A. Downtown Hotel. The conference featured leading local and international thinkers and innovators in business, government, and the built environment, whose sessions focused on the theme “Resilient, Livable and Sustainable Urban Solutions for the 21st Century.” In the words of FutureBuild Co-Chair Sara Neff, senior VP of … Read More

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ULI LA FY17 Annual Report

ULI Los Angeles is pleased to announce the release of its Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report. The report documents the incredible program of work undertaken by our dedicated members and hard-working staff. By the numbers: we delivered 48 timely and relevant programs for 4,385 attendees, grew our total membership to 1,824 and added $47,994 to our financial reserve. More importantly, our members furthered our mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land through numerous programs, advisory services, leadership activities and special projects. We invite you to learn how … Read More

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ULI Helps Create a Healthier Lynwood

With the support of a grant awarded by the ULI Foundation, ULI LA’s Building Healthy Places (BHP) Committee has advanced an innovative multi-faceted work program 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. Under the leadership of committee Chair Jonathan Watts, AIA, Partner with KFA, the BHP Committee has been engaged in a partnership with the City of Lynwood since 2016 to assist in the development of a health-oriented Connectivity Plan. In August 2016, … Read More

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LA Provides the Ideal Venue for a Fall Meeting Full of Creative Energy

Today, LA is buzzing with the creativity, optimism, and ambition that have made the city a bridge between imagination and reality. Named one of this year’s top five cities in the United States for investment and development by Emerging Trends in Real Estate and led by a dynamic young mayor, LA is already deep into planning for its star turn on the global stage as host of the 2028 Summer Olympics. The international Olympics Committee said it had selected Los Angeles as a “futuristic, transformative, forward-looking, dynamic” world city. With forests of … Read More

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ULI Los Angeles Welcomes New Associate

ULI Los Angeles is pleased to welcome the newest addition to our team, Michael Parada, who joins the staff as an Associate. Michael will assist the Los Angeles District Council’s staff, members and committees in their mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities throughout the Los Angeles Region. Michael joins ULI with a background in the arts sector, having worked as an assistant at Gladstone Gallery in New York City, a graphic designer at Gibson Dunn, and an intern at … Read More

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