Author Archives: ULI Los Angeles

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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ULI TAP Guides Historic USC Village Project

A recent article in Urban Land highlights the role that a 2006 ULI Los Angeles Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) played in guiding the vision for the recently completed USC Village project in South Los Angeles. “Described as the biggest project in south Los Angeles history,” writes Kevin Brass, “USC Village provides a direct link between the university and the neighborhood, while tackling issues of gentrification, education environments, and the university’s role in the broader community.” “The underlying theme of the TAP was the notion to make [the project] connected to … Read More

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ULI LA Assists with Arts Incubator Planning in Pacoima

Thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ULI Los Angeles is pleased to continue assisting our local partners in Pacoima in creating a healthier Van Nuys Boulevard, under the auspices of ULI’s national Healthy Corridors program. Following on the Pacoima Health Zone, a demonstration project and health fair hosted last year, ULI LA and its member-experts are working with the City of LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs, environmental justice organization Pacoima Beautiful, and several other partners on the development of an Arts Incubator in the Pacoima neighborhood. … Read More

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New ULI Los Angeles Chair Clare DeBriere to Focus on Core Urban Issues

Former Ratkovich Company COO Commits Land-Use Group to Advancing Solutions for Housing, Planning and Transportation ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), has named Clare DeBriere its new Chair. DeBriere is former Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of The Ratkovich Company. In 2017 she founded neighborhood development firm C+C Ventures. DeBriere will lead ULI Los Angeles for a two-year period, succeeding Bank of America Senior V.P. Charmaine Atherton. DeBriere will direct ULI Los Angeles towards the city’s core challenges, from planning, homelessness and … Read More

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Local Project Selected as Finalist for ULI Housing Award

We are pleased to announce that the Veo project in Carson, California, has been selected as a finalist for this year’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. The Award honors exemplary developments that meet affordable and workforce housing needs and help to create mixed-income communities of opportunity. Developments competing for the Kemp Award may be fully affordable, with all units designated for low-to-moderate income residents; or they may contain a mix of affordable units and market-rate units. Veo serves as a mixed-income, mixed-use walkable community of for-sale … Read More

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ULI Fall Meeting is coming to LA!

In case you haven’t heard, ULI’s largest annual gathering is coming to Los Angeles in 2017. Connect with the world of real estate at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting, to be held October 23-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Join your peers for candid discussions with thought leaders on the most important topics and trends in real estate. Save the date now, registration will be opening soon! To learn more, visit

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ULI is its Members

You deliver on our mission. You enhance our communities. You shape the future of our industry. We wanted to know how we could make an even greater impact and provide an even better experience for members. You told us how important ULI is to you and what could be improved. We have listened and we have made substantial changes. Fundamentally, this means more opportunities for more members. Watch the full video to see how we are improving the ULI experience. Our work is not finished. We are just getting started. … Read More

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