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 April Sandifer, Senior Associate, by phone (213) 221-7827 or email email@example.com.
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.
Sandra KulliKulli MarketingCommunications Vice ChairEmail Me
Jack SkelleyJSPRCommunications 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) CrockettRCLCOMembership Co-ChairEmail Me
Rebecca MartinezCuningham 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.
Craig LawsonCraig Lawson & Co.Chair Programs CommitteeEmail Me
Kellie Kao MilesColdwell BankerProgram Committee Vice ChairEmail Me
Stephen W. AndersonGammage & BurnhamPrograms Committee Vice ChairEmail Me
Increase the involvement, programming, and membership of people of color to better reflect the “majority minority” demographics of the Los Angeles region by focusing on expanding audiences in new markets and increasing underrepresented members as participants, content providers, and leaders of ULI LA.
Seth MerewitzBest, Best & KriegerDiversity Initiative ChairEmail Me
David AbastaGaw CapitalDiversity Initiative Vice ChairEmail Me
Land Use Leadership
The Land Use Leadership Committee demonstrates 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.
David WaiteCox, Castle & Nicholson LLPChair Land Use LeadershipEmail Me
Kelli BernardAECOMLand Use Committee Vice ChairEmail Me
Paul KellerMack Real Estate GroupLand Use Leadership 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 AltoonAnderson Pacific, LLCTechnical Assistance Panels ChairEmail Me
Andrew FoggCox Castle Nicholson, LLPTechnical Assistance Panel Vice ChairEmail Me
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, AIAKillefer Flammang ArchitectsSustainability Committee ChairEmail Me
Melani SmithSustainability Committee Co-Vice ChairEmail Me
Lori TierneyTierney Management LLCSustainability Co-ChairEmail Me
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 BarotStudio One ElevenUrban Marketplace ChairEmail Me
Shmel GrahamCity of Los AngelesUrban Marketplace Vice ChairEmail Me
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 AbelAbel & AssociatesChair Future BuildEmail Mehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/verdexchange
Sara NeffKilroy RealtyFutureBuild Vice ChairEmail 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.
Nick SaponaraLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation AuthorityTransit Oriented Los Angeles ChairEmail Me
Leslie J. YoungSTIR ArchitectureTransit Oriented Los Angeles Vice ChairEmail Me
Housing Initiative Council
The Housing Initiative Council convenes leaders in housing development to exchange information and share best practices.
Allan AbshezLoeb & 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 ZoryanMorgan Stanley | Merchant BankingCapital Markets Product Council ChairEmail Me
David SonnenblickSonnenblick-Eichner CompanyCapital Markets Product Council Vice ChairEmail Me
Ryan SmithJLLCapital Markets Product Council Co-Vice ChairEmail Me
The goal of the Leadership Council is to create an environment for engaged sharing and learning to elevate each member’s leadership effectiveness in his or her business, community, and personal life. This increased awareness and insight into each member’s leadership capabilities will also affect how he or she performs on or in any team, project, endeavor or relationship.
Gina AnastasiGina Anastasi, Inc.Leadership Product Council Co-ChairEmail Me
John MenneTri-M Development CompanyMission Advancement Chair & Leadership Product Council Co-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 LynchWatt CompaniesWomen's Leadership Initiative ChairEmail Me
Elizabeth WendellWomen's Leadership Initiative Vice 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.
Marc NavarroDPI RetailYoung Leaders Group Co-ChairEmail Me
Andrew PersonsCobalt ConstructionYoung Leaders Group Co-ChairEmail Me