2019 ULI Fall Meeting

When

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
to Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Where

Walter E. Washington Convention Center Will open in a new window 801 Mount Vernon Pl NW Washington, DC 20001-3614 UNITED STATES
Join leaders from every sector of real estate September 18-21 in Washington, D.C. for this premier industry event. Register now.

Agenda

September 16

8:30am - 5:00pm

The Basic Real Estate Development Process

September 16

8:30am - 5:00pm

Pro Forma Modeling with Excel

September 17

12:00pm - 4:00pm

ULI Foundation Board of Directors

September 17

2:00pm - 6:30pm

Asia Pacific Forum: Innovative City-Building in Asia's Mega Cities - What's Next

September 17

2:00pm - 5:00pm

District Council Staff Meeting

September 17

4:00pm - 6:30pm

Rose Center Celebration

September 17

4:00pm - 6:30pm

New Global Governing Trustees Orientation

September 17

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Center for Sustainability Happy Hour

September 17

6:00pm - 9:00pm

District Council Staff Dinner

September 17

8:30am - 5:00pm

Pro Forma Modeling with Excel

September 17

8:30am - 5:00pm

The Basic Real Estate Development Process

September 17

8:30am - 4:30pm

UrbanPlan

September 18

1:30pm - 3:30pm

ULI Global Governing Trustees Meeting

September 18

10:30am - 2:00pm

How an Alley Became D.C.’s Premiere Dining Destination

September 18

11:00am - 1:30pm

ULI Americas Executive Committee

September 18

11:15am - 1:30pm

ULI Key Leaders Real Estate Tour

September 18

11:30am - 1:00pm

District Council Chairs Lunch

September 18

11:30am - 1:00pm

Lunch & Conversation with WLI

September 18

2:00pm - 3:00pm

District Council Governance Chairs Meeting

September 18

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Networking Break

September 18

4:30pm - 6:00pm

WLI Content Before Cocktails

September 18

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Opening Reception at The Wharf

September 18

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Institutional Capital Providers Forum

September 18

6:00pm - 7:00pm

ULI Foundation Governors Reception

September 18

6:30pm - 8:30pm

UrbanPlan Social

September 18

6:30pm - 8:30pm

ULI Hines Student Competition Mix and Mingle

September 18

7:00pm - 9:00pm

California Reception

September 18

7:00pm - 9:30pm

ULI Global Governing Trustees and Leadership Dinner

September 18

7:30am - 11:00am

ULI Global Board of Directors

September 18

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Northeast Corridor Reception

September 18

8:00am - 3:00pm

Coffee Connections

September 18

8:00am - 5:00pm

Photography Exhibit - Greenland Glacial Melt & Building Resilience

September 18

8:30am - 2:30pm

Washington, D.C.’s Sports Venues: Vital Economic Catalyst or Field of Schemes?

September 18

8:30am - 4:30pm

Resilience Summit

September 18

8:30am - 1:00pm

Inside the Beltway: Talent Attracts the Country’s Most Wanted Company

September 18

8:30am - 2:30pm

Around the World: A Day of Cultural Exploration

September 18

8:30am - 1:30pm

Washington Drama: Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Theaters Changed the Nation’s Capital

September 18

8:30am - 2:00pm

First-Ring Suburb, Urban Vibe: Experience the Continued Resurgence in Downtown Bethesda, Maryland

September 18

8:45am - 2:00pm

Bethesda Row: A Vital Mixed-Use Community Asset Shaped by Decades of Public/Private Investment and Design Innovation

September 18

8:45am - 12:00pm

The Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor: A Walking Tour of a Great Street

September 18

8:45am - 12:45pm

Beat the Streetcar Walking Tour: H Street’s Post Riots Revival

September 18

9:00am - 1:00pm

Behind the Scenes at the National Building Museum

September 18

9:00am - 1:00pm

Expanding the Mixed-Use Paradigm: Incorporating Public Uses in New Projects

September 18

9:00am - 1:00pm

A New Waterfront Destination: National Harbor and the MGM Casino

September 18

9:00am - 12:30pm

The Rebirth of the Kennedy Center and the Watergate

September 18

9:00am - 2:00pm

Tysons, an Edge City: A Transformation from Suburban to Urban

September 18

9:00am - 2:00pm

The Yards and The Capitol Riverfront: D.C.'s Fastest Growing Neighborhood

September 18

9:00am - 3:30pm

Public/Private Partnerships In Action Forum

September 18

9:15am - 1:30pm

The District Wharf: Bringing the City Back to the Water’s Edge

September 18

9:45am - 2:00pm

NMAAHC: “The Building Will Sing for All of Us”

September 18 - September 18

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Redeveloping Surplus Federal Properties

September 18 - September 18

2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Life and Times of an Emergency Manager: Detroit Revisited-Lessons Learned

September 18 - September 18

3:00pm - 3:30pm

WLI-An Impact-Driven Initiative

September 18 - September 18

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Opening General Session: Drivers of Development in the D.C. Region: Amazon and Virginia Tech

September 19

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Americas Young Leader/NEXT Executive Committee Meeting

September 19

1:00pm - 2:30pm

WLI Steering Committee Meeting

September 19

10:00am - 12:00pm

WLI Executive Committee Meeting

September 19

10:00am - 12:00pm

PAS- DMV Advisory Services Panels Lookback

September 19

10:00am - 12:00pm

Project Analysis Session- WLI

September 19

10:00am - 12:00pm

Advisory Services- Project Analysis Session #3

September 19

10:00am - 10:30am

Networking Break

September 19

10:00am - 12:00pm

PAS- Gentrification Fishbowl

September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

Greenprint Innovation Roundtable

September 19

11:00am - 12:00pm

ULI Audit Committee

September 19

11:00am - 4:30pm

Large Landowners Forum

September 19

11:00am - 12:00pm

Press and Media Brunch

September 19

11:30am - 1:30pm

Center for Sustainability Open House

September 19

11:30am - 1:30pm

District Council Task Forces for Health and Equity

September 19

11:30am - 1:00pm

District Councils Best Practices Over Lunch: TAPs, Sponsorship, Membership, & Local Product Councils

September 19

11:30am - 1:30pm

Networking Lunch

September 19

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Real Estate Research Forum

September 19

12:15pm - 1:30pm

ULI Foundation Lunch

September 19

2:00pm - 4:00pm

PAS- DC Housing Advisory Services Panel

September 19

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Advisory Services- Project Analysis Session #1

September 19

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Advisory Services- Project Analysis Session #2

September 19

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Advisory Services- Project Analysis Session- Addison

September 19

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Networking Break

September 19

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Americas Young Leader/NEXT Steering Committee Meeting

September 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm

ULI Past Global Chairs Meeting

September 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Bringing Diversity to the Table in CRE

September 19

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Coastal Forum

September 19

3:30pm - 5:00pm

District Council Chairs for Mission Advancement Meeting

September 19

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Product Council Chairs Meeting and Cocktail Reception

September 19

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Capital Market Roundtable Discussions - Allen Matkins

September 19

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Networking Break

September 19

4:00pm - 5:00pm

District Council Chairs Meeting

September 19

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Cupcakes & Climate Change: Celebrate ULI Greenprint's 10 Year Anniversary

September 19

5:45pm - 9:00pm

Scene and Be Seen: A Walking Tour of 14th Street, D.C.’s Hottest Neighborhood

September 19

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Battle of the Boutiques: An Evening Enjoying D.C.’s Two Hippest Hotels

September 19

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Council Dinners

September 19

6:00pm - 7:30pm

WLI Speakeasy: An Evening of Curated Conversations

September 19

7:00am - 11:00am

Terwilliger Center National Advisory Board

September 19

7:00am - 8:30am

ULI Key Leaders Breakfast with José Andrés

September 19

7:30am - 9:00am

Greenprint Performance Committee Meeting

September 19

7:30am - 8:45am

District Council Treasurers Meeting

September 19

8:00am - 9:00am

Networking Break

September 19

8:00am - 12:00pm

Coffee Connections

September 19

8:00am - 7:00pm

Photography Exhibit - Greenland Glacial Melt & Building Resilience

September 19

8:00am - 9:30am

WLI Prologis Achievement Award Breakfast

September 19

8:00am - 9:30am

YLG/NEXT Chairs Breakfast

September 19

9:00am - 10:30am

Networking and Thought Leadership for District Council, Product Council, and Affinity Group Leaders

September 19 - September 20

9:00pm - 12:00am

Young Leaders Group Reception

September 19 - September 19

9:00am - 10:00am

ULI's Changing World Speaker Series: Migration Trends and Industry Impacts

September 19 - September 19

9:00am - 10:00am

Making It Big: Real Estate's Road to Riches

September 19 - September 19

9:00am - 10:00am

In Conversation with 2019 ULI J.C. Nichols Prize Laureate Alejandro Aravena

September 19 - September 19

9:00am - 10:00am

Chipping Away at the Housing Attainability Crisis

September 19 - September 19

9:00am - 10:00am

The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion: Concept, Practice, and Actionable Insights

September 19 - September 19

9:00am - 10:00am

Mobilizing the Private Sector for Public Good

September 19 - September 19

10:00am - 10:30am

Housing First: ULI Member Innovations in Housing the Homeless

September 19 - September 19

10:00am - 10:30am

Making Sustainability Work for Hotels and Resorts

September 19 - September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

Constructive Economic Development-The Intersection of Higher Education, Workforce Development, and Job Growth/Economic Development

September 19 - September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

The City in 2100: A View from the Mayor's Office

September 19 - September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

How Data Is Transforming Commercial Real Estate

September 19 - September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

Reinventing Social Nodes in the City

September 19 - September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

ULI's Changing World Speaker Series: Just Food-Mitigating Inequalities

September 19 - September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

The First Opportunity Zone Projects: From Regulations to Reality

September 19 - September 19

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2020

September 19 - September 19

2:30pm - 3:00pm

How Buildings Can Achieve D.C.'s New Aggressive Sustainability Goals AND Create Real Estate Value in D.C.

September 19 - September 19

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Shark Tank

September 19 - September 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Story of Washington's Waterfront Transformation

September 19 - September 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Entertainment Is the New Black

September 19 - September 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm

ULI's Changing World Speaker Series: Trust in Today's Economies

September 19 - September 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm

WLI View from the Top

September 19 - September 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm

FRAN & Ollie-AuthenTECH Connections in the Smart City

September 19 - September 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm

UrbanPlan Lightning Round

September 19 - September 19

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Leveraging ULI's Home Affordability Index to Educate and Advocate

September 19 - September 19

4:30pm - 5:30pm

The Lifecycle of Retail-How D.C.'s Retail Districts Are Evolving in Real Time

September 19 - September 19

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Future of Work: Creating a Great Experience to Optimize Performance

September 19 - September 19

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Global Awards for Excellence Winners Share Their Stories

September 19 - September 19

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Building a Multimodal Future: A ULI Playbook to Increase Density and Reduce Parking with TDM

September 19 - September 19

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Deal or No Deal: Multifamily Housing and Short-Term Rental Platforms and Regulations

September 19 - September 19

4:30pm - 5:30pm

$25 Million or Less: Small Deals, Big Impact.

September 20

10:00am - 10:30am

Networking Break

September 20

11:30am - 1:30pm

Networking Lunch

September 20

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Networking Break

September 20

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Thought Leadership for ULI Foundation Governors Developers, Sustainers, and Benefactors

September 20

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Networking Break

September 20

6:15pm - 9:15pm

Friday Night Networking at La Cosecha at Union Market

September 20

7:30am - 4:00pm

Council Day

September 20

8:00am - 10:00am

ULI Global and Regional Chairs/C-Suite

September 20

8:00am - 6:00pm

Photography Exhibit - Greenland Glacial Melt & Building Resilience

September 20

8:00am - 9:00am

Networking Break

September 20

8:00am - 12:00pm

Coffee Connections

September 20 - September 20

9:00am - 10:00am

Innovations in Affordable Housing: Sharing Global Best Practice to Improve Delivery and Management

September 20 - September 20

9:00am - 10:00am

High-IQ Workspaces: How Intelligent-Building Technologies Can Enhance Workplace Outcomes

September 20 - September 20

9:00am - 10:00am

An Undervalued Asset: Revealing the Role of Retail in Mixed-Use Environments

September 20 - September 20

9:00am - 10:00am

P3 for Climate: The Real Estate Sector and Cities Collaborating to Address Climate Change

September 20 - September 20

9:00am - 10:00am

The Clash of Responsible Economic Development and Gentrification in Gateway Cities

September 20 - September 20

9:00am - 10:00am

The Power of Wood: The Future Is Mass Timber

September 20 - September 20

10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting the Unique Housing and Equity Needs of Neuro-Diverse Populations

September 20 - September 20

10:00am - 10:30am

Beating the Heat-How Developers and Cities Are Mitigating Heat Island Impacts

September 20 - September 20

10:30am - 11:30am

The Huge Potential in Industrial Spaces for Sustainability, Social Equity, and Workforce Development

September 20 - September 20

10:30am - 11:30am

Urban Innovators and Smart Cities

September 20 - September 20

10:30am - 11:30am

Learning in Real Time: Experts Share Their Forecasts for Real Estate in '19, '20, and '21

September 20 - September 20

10:30am - 11:30am

Innovative Property Financing Tools and Methods

September 20 - September 20

10:30am - 11:30am

Remembrance Design: Culture and History as Catalysts for Urban Regeneration

September 20 - September 20

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Adaptive Reuse and Future Proofing in Urban Development: Understanding Trends, Drivers, and Impacts

September 20 - September 20

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Designing for Micro-Mobility: Beyond Bike Lanes

September 20 - September 20

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Seizing Opportunity: What's Next for Opportunity Zones?

September 20 - September 20

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Adapting Real Estate and Unlocking Value by Designing Human Experience

September 20 - September 20

1:30pm - 2:30pm

View from the Asia Pacific Region: Finding Value in the Shifting Tides of Geopolitics, Demographics, and User Demand

September 20 - September 20

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Taking Advantage of Real Estate Transactions to Embed Sustainability in (and Add Value to) the Deal

September 20 - September 20

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Smart Buildings 101

September 20 - September 20

3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Future of Real Estate Technology: How to Use What You Know and Stay Ahead of the Flow

September 20 - September 20

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Experience and Investment Strategies in Mexico

September 20 - September 20

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Pop-Up District: A Guide to Returning the Public Realm to the Public

September 20 - September 20

3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Value of Social Equity and Health in Real Estate: Numbers and Examples from the Market

September 20 - September 20

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Reducing Conflicts through Collaborative Land Use Easements (CLUEs)

September 20 - September 20

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Future Proofing the Suburbs: Lessons Learned from Three Smart Suburbs

September 20 - September 20

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Innovations in Parks and Open Spaces

September 20 - September 20

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Zero-Energy Districts: The Future of High-Performance Developments

September 20 - September 20

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Closing General Session: Nikki R. Haley

September 21

10:00am - 3:00pm

Bike D.C.: From Historic Georgetown to New Developments in Bethesda, with Exploration of the Capital Crescent Trail and the Hidden Gem of Rock Creek Park

September 21

10:00am - 3:00pm

Experience Waterfront Invigoration in the D.C. Region

September 21

10:00am - 3:00pm

The Grand Sites of Washington and the Most Current Neighborhood Developments—by Bike

September 21

8:00am - 3:00pm

A Rare Opportunity: Glenstone Museum

September 21

8:30am - 2:00pm

Paddle the Potomac River through the Eyes of George Washington

September 21

9:00am - 3:00pm

The Districts inside the District: Union Market and the NoMa Neighborhood

September 21

9:30am - 2:30pm

New Fruit Meets Old Steel: Apple Store and the D.C. History Center co-locate in the historic Carnegie Library

Meet the people making the most important development deals of the year. Learn from deal-makers who are on the forefront of transforming D.C. from government town to innovation hub. Build valuable professional relationships with partners and clients. Tour groundbreaking projects with the visionaries who created them.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Pl NW Washington, DC 20001-3614 UNITED STATES

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Speakers

Speaker

Debby Ratner Salzberg

Chairman, Brookfield Properties

Deborah Ratner Salzberg is president of Forest City Washington and a director of Forest City Realty Trust, a national real estate firm active in property ownership, development, management and acquisition. Ratner Salzberg began her career with Forest City in 1985 and has worked on the development of retail, residential, commercial and multi-use projects. Her responsibilities for the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast regions are varied and include redevelopment of Ballston Common Mall, adaptive reuse warehouse projects, ground up office and multifamily construction, development of the Yards, a public private 6 million square foot mixed use development at the former Southeast Federal Center and oversight of the Forest City Science +Technology Group projects in Baltimore and Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition to her duties at Forest City, Ratner Salzberg is a board member of CubeSmart, a self-storage NYSE REIT and Capital Bank, a community bank in the Washington, DC Metro area. Prior to joining Forest City, she was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and is a member of the California Bar. Ratner Salzberg is associated with numerous community, charitable and business organizations. Current Affiliations include: • District of Columbia Building Industry Council (DCBIA) –Board Member, Vice President • Foundation for the National Archives – Board Member • Gallaudet University Foundation - Board Member • Kenyon College – Board of Trustees • Meyer Foundation - Board Member and Chair • Urban Land Institute – Member Board of Trustees and Board of Directors

Speaker

Dan Mathews

U.S. Public Buildings Commissioner, General Services Administration

Mr. Mathews oversees GSA’s real estate portfolio which includes over 370 million square feet in 8,600 active assets across the country. He previously served for 14 years as Staff Director for the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

Speaker

Christopher Bledsoe

Co-Founder & CEO, Ollie

Chris is Co-founder and CEO of Ollie (www.ollie.co), a leading coliving operator whose mission is to "humanize housing." Chris' prior experience as both an institutional investor and an angel investor in the consumer sector fuel his perspective of insight-driven segmentation strategies, and in turn, his determination to re-imagine the multi-family housing sector. Before making the entrepreneurial leap into coliving, Chris was a consumer staples analyst with Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel Investment Group, which he joined in 2009 following six years in New York as a sell-side equity research analyst initially covering the packaged food industry for JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers, then as the Senior Agribusiness Analyst for Barclays Capital. Chris was an initial seed investor in the organic baby food manufacturer Happy Family, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for healthy snacks startup Ruby's Naturals. He is also an active member of ULI and a graduate of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Speaker

Ben Myers

Sustainability Director, Boston Properties

Ben Myers is the Director of Sustainability at Boston Properties, one of the largest owners, managers and developers of first-class office and mixed-use properties in the United States. He is an engineer and non-routine project manager with a passion for resource efficiency, healthy workspaces and urban ecosystems. His primary responsibilities include enterprise energy and water management, green building development strategy, distributed generation and storage, energy conservation measure implementation, resiliency planning, sustainability education, communication and public reporting. Prior to joining Boston Properties, Ben was a green building services coordinator at Harvard University and construction project manager. He is a LEED AP BD+C and a Certified Energy Manager. He holds an M.A. in Urban Environmental Leadership from Lesley University and a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

Speaker

Jeff Spiritos

Principal, Spiritos Properties LLC

Jeff Spiritos is the principal of Spiritos Properties, LLC, a commercial and residential developer and development manager that participates in ground-up development projects in New York and the Northeast. Spiritos worked for 25 years with Hines before starting his firm in 2004 and for the past few years has focused on projects that will utilize mass timber as their structural system, with three projects currently in design. Mass timber buildings have the characteristics to reduce carbon emissions, build more efficiently, safely and less expensively and to improve the quality of the living experience for their users and inhabitants. Spiritos presented as part of a mass timber panel at the ULI Washington DC Trends Conference in 2017

Speaker

Don Edwards

CEO, Principal, Justice and Sustainability Associates

Mencer Donahue "Don" Edwards is the founding CEO and a principal of Justice and Sustainability Associates, LLC (JSA). JSA is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Engagement firm founded in Washington, DC in 1999. Don is considered one of the most deft process designers, facilitator-mediators and engagement strategists in practice today.

Speaker

Ilana Preuss

Founder & CEO, Recast City

Ilana Preuss is the Founder of Recast City LLC, a boutique consulting firm that works with real estate developers, city and other civic leaders to integrate space for small-scale manufacturing into redevelopment projects and place-based economic development. She is passionate about making great places and sees that small-scale manufacturers are a missing piece in today's mixed-use development and commercial property repositioning. Ms. Preuss co-authored, Made in PLACE: Small-scale manufacturing and placemaking, in partnership with Smart Growth America and funded by a grant from U.S. EDA, and Discovering Your City's Maker Economy, for National League of Cities, in partnership with Etsy and UMA, and a featured TEDx speaker with, "The Economic Power of Great Places." Previously, Ilana was Vice President & Chief of Staff at Smart Growth America, and worked in the US EPA Smart Growth Division.

Speaker

Marta Schantz

Senior Vice President, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance , Urban Land Institute

Marta Schantz is the Senior Vice President for the Greenprint Center for Building Performance at the Urban Land Institute, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, and strategic partners committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry. Through measurement, benchmarking, knowledge sharing, and implementation of best practices, Marta leads Greenprint and its members strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2030. Marta brings deep experience in the real estate sustainability market to lead and collaborate across organizations and stakeholders to achieve program goals and successes. Prior to her time at the Urban Land Institute, Marta worked at Waypoint Energy providing energy efficiency consulting and program management services to utilities and real estate, and before that worked at Booz Allen Hamilton on the federal energy consulting team on projects ranging from commercial building efficiency to nuclear energy finance. Her early career started as a cost analyst with the US Department of Energy. Marta is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador. She holds a B.S. in Biological Engineering with a minor in Science Technology and Society from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Speaker

Marta Schantz

Senior Vice President, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance , Urban Land Institute

Marta Schantz is the Senior Vice President for the Greenprint Center for Building Performance at the Urban Land Institute, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, and strategic partners committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry. Through measurement, benchmarking, knowledge sharing, and implementation of best practices, Marta leads Greenprint and its members strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2030. Marta brings deep experience in the real estate sustainability market to lead and collaborate across organizations and stakeholders to achieve program goals and successes. Prior to her time at the Urban Land Institute, Marta worked at Waypoint Energy providing energy efficiency consulting and program management services to utilities and real estate, and before that worked at Booz Allen Hamilton on the federal energy consulting team on projects ranging from commercial building efficiency to nuclear energy finance. Her early career started as a cost analyst with the US Department of Energy. Marta is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador. She holds a B.S. in Biological Engineering with a minor in Science Technology and Society from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Speaker

Jess Zimbabwe

Founder, Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use

Jess Zimbabwe is the Principal of Plot Strategies. She served until recently for ten years as the founding Director of the Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership-a partnership the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The Center's flagship program was the Daniel Rose Fellowship, which brought the mayors and senior leadership teams of 4 cities together for a year-long program of learning from land use experts, technical assistance, study tours, leadership development, and peer-to-peer exchange. The Rose Center also convened thought leaders, conducted research, and delivered educational programs on topics of public/private interest in real estate development, design, planning, economic development, and land use strategy. Jess was also a member of the senior management teams at both ULI and NLC. Previously, Jess was the Director of the Mayors' Institute on City Design. In that capacity she worked with over 125 American mayors and cities to help local leaders better understand issues of urban design so that they could advocate for better built environments in their own communities. During her time at the Mayors' Institute, she also served as Vice President for Programs at the American Architectural Foundation, overseeing that organization's Great Schools by Design program and developing the Sustainable Cities Design Academy. Prior to that, Jess served as the Community Design Director at Urban Ecology, providing pro bono community planning and design assistance to low-income neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her primary project was the design and development of a community cultural center in the San Antonio district of East Oakland. Jess is a member of the urban planning faculty at Georgetown University, teaching courses in urban revitalization, ethics, and urban design. She earned a Master of Architecture and Master of City Planning from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in Architecture from Columbia University. Jess was an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow, an Urban and Regional Policy Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and a Fellow of the Women's Policy Institute of the Women's Foundation of California. She served from 2012 to 2017 as Chair of the Board of Directors of Next City, and also serves on the boards of Colloqate and the National Main Street Center. She has held a mayoral appointment to the Washington, DC Green Building Advisory Council for seven years. She is a licensed architect and a LEED-Accredited professional.

Speaker

Tom Murphy

Senior Resident Fellow, Joseph C. Canizaro/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development, Urban Land Institute

Tom Murphy Senior Resident Fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development ULI – the Urban Land Institute Washington, DC Tom Murphy is a senior resident fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for urban development. Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh, joins other ULI senior resident fellows who specialize in public policy, retail/urban entertainment, transportation/infrastructure, housing, real estate finance and environmental issues. His extensive experience in urban revitalization-what drives investment, what ensures long-lasting commitment-is a key addition to the senior resident fellows' areas of expertise. Prior to his appointment as senior resident fellow, Murphy had served as ULI's Gulf Coast liaison, helping to coordinate with the leadership of New Orleans and the public to advance the implementation of rebuilding recommendations made by ULI's advisory services panel last fall. In addition, he worked with the Louisiana state leadership, as well as with leadership in hurricane-impacted areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to identify areas appropriate for ULI involvement. Prior to his service as the ULI Gulf Coast liaison, Murphy served three terms as the mayor of Pittsburgh, from January 1994 through December 2005. During that time, he initiated a public-private partnership strategy that leveraged more than $4.5 billion in economic development in Pittsburgh. Murphy led efforts to secure and oversee $1 billion in funding for the development of two professional sports facilities, and a new convention center that is the largest certified green building in the United States. He developed strategic partnerships to transform more than 1,000 acres of blighted, abandoned industrial properties into new commercial, residential, retail and public uses; and he oversaw the development of more than 25 miles of new riverfront trails and urban green space. From 1979 through 1993, Murphy served eight terms in the Pennsylvania State General Assembly House of Representatives. He focused legislative activities on changing Western Pennsylvania's economy from industrial to entrepreneurial, and authored legislation requiring the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pension fund to invest in venture capital. In addition, he authored legislation created the Ben Franklin Technology Partnership, which is dedicated to advancing Pennsylvania's focus on technology in the economy; and he authored legislation to encourage industrial land reuse and to transform abandoned rail right-of-ways into trails and green space. Murphy served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay from 1970 through 1972. He is a 1993 graduate of the New Mayors Program offered by Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He holds a masters of science degree in urban studies from Hunter College, and a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry from John Carroll University. He is an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects; a board member of the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities; and a board member of the National Rails to Trails Conservancy. He received the 2002 Outstanding Achievement of City Livability Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and was selected as the 2001 Pittsburgh Man of the Year Award by Vectors Pittsburgh. Updated March 2014

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Nick Egelanian

Founder and President, Siteworks, LLC

Nick A Egelanian BIO February 15, 2019 Considered a leading expert on retail and the shopping center industry, Nick A. Egelanian pioneered the segmentation of retail into Commodity & Specialty sub-groups as the author of the retail chapter of the Urban Land Institute's Professional Real Estate Development: The ULI Guide to the Business, 3rd Edition in 2012. Mr. Egelanian served as VP of Real Estate & New Store Development for Crown Books and FAO Inc/Zany Brainy before forming SiteWorks Retail Real Estate Services in 1992. As President of SiteWorks, Nick has worked with a wide array of retail clients including Stuart Weitzman, Balducci's, Jos. A. Bank, Starbucks, Justice, Lane Bryant, & Zoës Kitchen. He also advises owners & developers throughout North America, including Vornado Realty Trust, Cadillac Fairview, Madison Marquette, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust & Bayer Properties, with whom he partnered in the development of two shopping center totaling nearly 1.5 Million SF of retail space. In 2018, he completed a 2 ½ year assignment as chief retail advisor (with master planning firm Elkus Manfreddi) to Sagamore Development, the developer of Port Covington, a nearly 250 acres of waterfront property in Baltimore, MD planned to house Under Armour's future 4 Million sq ft headquarters facility & up to 1.5M sq ft of retail in a 10 Million sq ft mixed-use development. He also developed a comprehensive new merchandising plan (with Gensler as chief architect) for Amtrak's Philadelphia 30th Street Station and its planned West Underground Extension in 2018. Mr. Egelanian is an active speaker & writer on retail trends & the evolution of the retail industry, & has coined the phrases "Post-Department Store Era", "Department Store Deconstruction" and "Convergence Era" in his numerous articles & editorials in publications including Retail Dive, Globe Street, Shopping Centers Today, Chain Store Age, Shopping Center Business & the ULI's Urban Land Magazine. He was recently retained by the Urban Land Institute to update the retail chapter of its Harvard Professor Richard Peisor's Professional Real Estate Development: The ULI Guide to the Business, 4th Edition, scheduled for release in 2022. In 2019, Nick began his fifth year as Adjunct Professor in the Colvin Real Estate Development graduate program within the UMD's School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation in College Park, MD teaching retail and shopping center development. He also serves as a faculty member at the ICSC's John T Riordon School. He earned a Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree at the George Washington University National Law Center in 1982 & a BS degree in Finance from the University of Maryland in 1979.

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Dan Kinkead

SmithGroup

As an architect and co-leader for SmithGroup's national urban design practice, Dan brings 20 years of experience in urban design, including all scales of mixed-use development, adaptive reuse and strategic planning. Before joining SmithGroup, Dan was the founding director for Detroit Future City, a non-profit think tank formed in 2013 after the release of the seminal Detroit Future City Strategic Framework Plan, for which Dan was the technical leader. Dan's work includes ongoing design and strategy development with cities, institutions, and private developers. His work is informed by his contributions to international advisory roles with the US State Department, participation with the German Marshall Fund, and contributing chapter authorship in research books including Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe, published by Carnegie Mellon and Routledge, UK (2016), as well as Why Detroit Matters: Decline, renewal and hope in a divided city, published by Policy Press (2017). Dan is a member ULI and the ULI Michigan Small Scale Development Council.

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Alfonso Costa

Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Alfonso Costa Jr. currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary Ben Carson at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In his role, Mr. Costa is responsible for advising the Secretary and overseeing all policy (including regarding Opportunity Zones) carried out by the Department. Mr. Costa represents and leads HUD on the Federal government's Opportunity Zone Council ("White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council") chaired by Secretary Carson. The Council focuses on inter-agency collaboration, targeting of existing resources and programs, and external stakeholder engagement. 

Prior to his time at HUD, Mr. Costa served as Senior Vice President for a private real estate investment firm, Director of Policy for the USA First Political Action Committee, and Teach for America (TFA) corps member. Mr. Costa earned his juris doctor from Harvard Law School, master's degree from the University of Oxford, and bachelor's degree from Yale University.

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Martin Zurauskas

Managing Director, nFusion

Martin Zurauskas is the Managing Director for nFusion (formerly Nassal ACM), where he leads the project management services group with vision and focus into new markets and is responsible for its global efforts. With over 30 years of experience, Martin provides leadership to nFusion’s entertainment and leisure destination project teams, implementing innovative project delivery solutions with the ‘big picture’ in mind, and his finger on the pulse of each project. Formally trained as an architect, Martin brings a strategic and uniquely qualified approach to nFusion worldwide program management offerings, notably as the former VP of Development at LEGOLAND Global Family Attractions. His stellar portfolio of attractions development spans over thirteen countries. Martin is an active member of ULI (also serving on ULI’s Entertainment Development Council), the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), and the International Society of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He holds a Bachelor of Architecture (with honors) from University of Adelaide in Australia.

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Evan Goldman

VP, Land Acquisition & Development, EYA

Evan is Executive Vice President of Acquisition and Development at EYA, LLC. He brings a decade of mixed-use and multi-family experience to the EYA development team and works on sourcing new deals as well as shepherding projects through the development process. Prior to joining EYA, Evan was Vice President of Development at Federal Realty Investment Trust, where he was primarily responsible for managing the development of Pike & Rose. Evan regularly guest lectures about real estate, planning, and development at local universities. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Urban Land Institute Washington and is a Trustee of the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation's Capital. In 2012, Evan received the Livable Communities Leadership Award from the Washington, DC based Coalition for Smarter Growth. Evan earned a BS in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University and a MBA in Real Estate and Finance from the Wharton Business School. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and three young children. -

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Wes Guckert

President and CEO, The Traffic Group, Inc.

WES GUCKERT, PTP President & CEO “A Leader in Sustainable Transportation Solutions” Wes Guckert, is a certified Professional Transportation Planner (PTP), a Fellow with the Institute of Transportation Engineers, a member of the American Planning Association, and provides consultation to the Urban Land Institute’s Public Development and Infrastructure Council. Mr. Guckert is an expert in traffic engineering and transportation planning. He is a technical adviser in transit planning, traffic impact analysis, traffic signal design, traffic circulation and access studies, he has played a major role in urban and suburban area projects in the mid-Atlantic and has consulted on projects throughout the United States and internationally. Mr. Guckert is the President of The Traffic Group, Inc., a traffic engineering and transportation planning specialty firm he founded in 1985, after his five years working in the Maryland State Highway Administration’s Traffic Division. With over 6,000 projects under his belt, Wes has learned the value of patience, plainspoken explanations and precise questions in winning over skeptical citizens on even the most controversial projects. Wes has traveled the world in search of innovative, best-in-class solutions, developing niche expertise in Rapid Transit Systems, Roundabouts and Diverging Diamond Interchange designs. Job History 1985 - Present President, The Traffic Group, Inc. 1977-1985 Traffic and Transportation Planning Consultant 1972-1977 Assistant Regional Traffic Engineer Maryland State Highway Administration-Traffic Division Educational Background • Bachelor of Science University of the State of New York • Civil Engineering Preparation Johns Hopkins University Towson State University Essex Community College • Traffic Engineering Courses Northwestern University Traffic Institute University of Tennessee Transportation Center University of Maryland Affiliations – Past & Present Memberships • American Planning Association (A.P.A.) • Essex Community College Foundation Former Board of Directors • Carson Scholars Fund – Chairman, VP, Secretary • Community Ambassadors’ Program – Member • Mad Hatter’s Charity Foundation – Co-chair • Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation – Member • Home Builders Association of Maryland (HBAM) • Institute of Transportation Engineers (I.T.E.) - Fellow • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) • Subcommittee on Planning of the Smart Growth Comm. appointed by Governor Parris N. Glendening • Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance (SMTA) • The M.U.S.E. Foundation – Former Board Member • Transportation Research Board (T.R.B.) • Urban Land Institute (U.L.I.)

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Ralph Boyd

Senior Resident Leadership Fellow, Urban Land Institute

Ralph Boyd is the Senior Resident Leadership Fellow at ULI. Boyd’s “people-first” leadership style has served him well at three very different organizations. At the American Red Cross, where Boyd has served since 2014, he was responsible for overseeing institutional advancement as well as diverse and recurring revenue channels and operations, including the training of volunteers to provide disaster preparation and recovery services to nearly 7 million people in more than 350 communities throughout the Massachusetts region. From 2012 to 2013, Boyd was interim president and CEO of the Center City Public Charter Schools in Washington, D.C., an organization he cofounded in 2008. There, he was responsible for the oversight of academic programs, finance, overall operations, and community outreach functions of a charter management organization operating six excellent inner-city public charter schools. Prior to that, Boyd held several positions at Freddie Mac, including service as the executive vice president for public affairs, general counsel, and corporate secretary from 2004 to 2012; and from 2005 to 2012, he served as corporate executive vice president for community relations and chairman of the Freddie Mac Foundation (the largest corporate philanthropy in the D.C. area). After 2006, his service at the foundation was expanded to include the positions of president and CEO. At the foundation, he was responsible for deploying and investing up to $30 million annually in charitable, educational, and community-based organizations, and he was responsible for overseeing an additional $30 million in annual corporate expenditures in connection with payments to nonprofit organizations as part of Freddie Mac’s corporate philanthropy and business operations, particularly in the multifamily and community development sectors. Boyd’s experience as a nonprofit CEO follows a distinguished legal career spanning 20 years, culminating in service as an assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice from 2001 through 2003. During that time, he twice presented the U.S. case before a Geneva-based United Nations human rights treaty compliance commission, a treaty compliance body on which he subsequently served as a U.S. representative from 2004 to 2007. Also while at the Justice Department, Boyd prosecuted hate crimes following 9/11; and he was the lead prosecutor on cases of alleged voting improprieties in Florida filed after the 2000 presidential election.

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George Casey

President & CEO, Stockbridge Associates

GEORGE E. CASEY, JR. is the Chief Executive Officer of Stockbridge Associates LLC; a consultancy based in Freeport, ME (www.stockbridgeassoc.com). Stockbridge helps residential builders, developers and investors to strategically position or reposition their company and/or assets for higher productivity and profitability. He additionally serves as the Chair of a Vistage CEO Private Peer Advisory Board for large company CEOs, owners, and senior executives in the Portland, ME area (www.vistage.com) and as the Chair of the Housing Innovation Alliance (www.housinginnovationalliance.com). An active member of the Urban Land Institute, he has twice served as the Chair of its Residential Neighborhood Development Council and as a Council Counselor. He is also a Governor of the Urban Land Foundation and is currently a member of the Community Development Council.

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Stefani Pashman

Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Before joining the Conference, Stefani served as CEO of Partner4Work and its predecessor, the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, for seven years. She transformed the organization from a $1.5 million research-based group to a $20 million public-private system that educates the region on labor market dynamics, funds public and private workforce programs and connects local employers with qualified talent. Prior to Partner4Work, Stefani served in Governor Rendell’s Administration for nearly seven years at the PA Department of Human Services as Director of Policy and as Special Assistant to the Secretary. She also worked in private consulting at Avalere Health and Navigant and as an analyst in the White House Office of Management and Budget. Stefani holds an M.B.A. and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. She is active in national and local organizations and is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh. She resides in Squirrel Hill with her husband and three children.

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Jonathan Geanakos

JLL-Capital Markets

Jonathan Geanakos is President, Americas, of JLL Capital Markets. Based in New York, he has primary responsibility for leading the firm’s Capital Markets platform across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, including the growth of its Investment Sales and Finance functions. He also leads the firm's Office Capital Markets practice. Jonathan, in partnership with other senior leaders, also focuses on maintaining and enhancing major client relationships across JLL's entire global Capital Markets business. He is a member of JLL’s Global Capital Markets Executive Board which oversees the firm’s 2,000 employee Capital Markets staff. Jonathan is nationally recognized in the U.S. real estate industry with over 30 years of experience in real estate finance and investment. Jonathan's energy, passion and experience complements JLL's existing leadership team and his expertise across multiple disciplines including acquisitions, asset management, dispositions, finance and investment banking is critical in helping shape the firm’s global Capital Markets strategy and interactions with its clients. He has advised institutional, corporate, and private owners and investors in structuring and executing capital market transactions and advisory assignments throughout the United States and Mexico. Jonathan has also assisted clients in executing acquisition, recapitalization and repositioning strategies with particular expertise assisting family and or closely-held companies in the areas of brand expansion, capital raising, strategic growth, and succession planning.​

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Larry Falkin

Director, City of Cincinnati Office of Environment & Sustainability

Larry Falkin has served since 2007 as Director of the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environment and Sustainability. In that position, Larry leads the development and implementation of sustainability programs; ensures the City’s compliance with environmental regulations; and oversees recycling services for City residents. Larry has more than 25 years of experience as an environmental professional, including positions with the City of Kansas City Missouri and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Larry holds a B.A. from Binghamton University and a J.D. from Pace University.

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Kelly Nagel

Regional Vice President of Development, Aimco

KELLY SEWELL NAGEL WORK HISTORY AIMCO APARTMENT HOMES (www.aimco.com), Bethesda, MD 2016-present Regional Vice President - Development. Regional development executive for Denver-based apartment REIT. Manages all investments (including development and redevelopment) efforts for Aimco's east coast holdings from Philadelphia to Miami. This includes major redevelopment projects in Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, and Miami FL markets, as well as covering the Nashville TN and Atlanta GA markets. SKANSKA USA COMMERCIAL DEVLOPMENT (www.skanska.com/cdus), Arlington, VA 2014-2016 Senior Manager – Development. Lead development team for $120M+ multifamily project in $1.0B development pipeline of multifamily and office product in the Washington DC market for a publicly traded Swedish developer. AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES (www.avalonbay.com), Arlington, VA 2013-2014 Development Manager. Lead development teams for $400M+ of projects in $1.0B development pipeline in the Washington DC market for a publicly traded apartment REIT. ARCHSTONE (www.archstoneapartments.com), Alexandria, VA 2012-2013 Development Manager. Lead development teams for $600M+ of projects in $1.2B development pipeline in the Washington DC market for a premier national luxury apartment owner, operator, and developer. REGENCY CENTERS (www.regencycenters.com), Vienna, VA 2008-2012 Manager, Financial Services. Led team that built all pro forma and financial analyses for acquisitions, development pipeline, in-process construction, and 150 operating shopping centers in the east coast portfolio. Directly supported development officers responsible for new developments and redevelopments in the Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, Boston MA, Raleigh NC, and Atlanta GA markets. WOOD PARTNERS (www.woodpartners.com), Vienna, VA Summer 2007 MBA Development Intern. Participated in all facets of multi-family residential real estate development process. DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, US DEPT OF DEFENSE (www.dia.mil), Washington, DC 2005-2006 Senior Program Manager, Office of the Chief Financial Executive. Developed and executed strategic planning and change management activities. IBM BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES (www.ibm.com), Fairfax, VA 2003-2005 Manager. Directly supported director of resource management for DoD agency, including planning system integration strategies and day-to-day planning, budgeting, and operations. ACCENTURE (www.accenture.com), Reston, VA 2000-2003 Consultant. Directly supported engagement manager on contracting and sales activities. EDUCATION THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA Chapel Hill, NC KENAN-FLAGLER BUSINESS SCHOOL (www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu) Master of Business Administration, May 2008. Kenan-Flagler Graduate Judicial System, Honor Court Chair. Wine Club President. Career Services Peer Counselor. WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (www.wlu.edu) Lexington, VA Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Accounting Special Attainments in Commerce, June 2000. Honor System Review Committee. Student Recruitment Vice Chair. CIVIC ACTIVITIES *UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School - Wood Center for Real Estate Development - Advisory Board Member (2017-present) *W&L Williams School of Commerce - Advisory Board Member (2018-present) - W&L Real Estate Forum Steering Committee Chair (2017-18) *Good Shepherd Housing - Board Member (2016-present) * Urban Land Institute (ULI) o Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) former National Treasurer, Vice Chair and Executive Committee (2012-present) o WLI – former WLI Washington Chair and Steering Committee member (2013-present) o ULI Washington Regional Land Use Leadership Institute Graduate (2013-2014) o Selected for District Council Exchange for a guest seat on the Multifamily Silver Product Council (2012) o ULI Washington Membership Committee (2012-present) o ULI Washington UrbanPlan Volunteer (2009-present) o Young Leaders Group Mentoring Committee (2009-2012) * International Council of Shopping Centers o NextGen Program Sub-committee Co-chair (2008-2012) * Junior League of Northern Virginia o Sustaining member (2013-present) o Fund Development Director (2012-2013) * Managed, developed, and mentored 7 direct reports and approximately 30 indirect reports in all fund development efforts for non-profit organization (approximately $200k annual revenues) o Various roles as committee chair and board member (2002-2013) * Managed, developed, and mentored 5-10 direct reports on various committees

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Rushabh Desai

Allianz Real Estate GmbH

Rush Desai heads the Asia-Pacific hub at Allianz Real Estate GmbH. He is a member of the Allianz Real Estate Executive Committee. Rush is leading the expansion of the Allianz Real Estate in the region. In focus are fund investments, club deals, joint ventures, senior lending and direct real estate investments across key markets like China, India, South East Asia, Tiger Economies , Australia and Japan. Rush Desai joined Allianz Real Estate in 2016. He has worked for Lone Star Funds since 2015 focusing on real estate investments in the South Asian region. Prior to that, he had 12+ years of diverse global experience with General Electric Company (“GE”) in positions of increasing leadership and management responsibilities. During his tenure at GE Capital Real Estate Asia-Pacific, in roles such as Head of Strategy & Planning, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development, Rush led over USD $10 billion of transactions across a range of equity and debt assets and sub-markets (Japan, Australia & New Zealand, South Korea, China, and Southeast Asia). He graduated from St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata and completed an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai.

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Trish Healy

Principal, Hyde Street Holdings, LLC

Co-Founder and Principal-Hyde Street Holdings, LLC, (est. 1996). HSH operates as an investment and advisory company specializing in real estate; technology and the nexus of the two. Prior to HSH, Ms. Healy was Co-Founder and CEO of Hanford/Healy Companies (1988-1996), sold to GMAC Commercial Mortgage. Board membership include Independent Director for RREEF America III (2011-2016) and M&F Bank Holding Company. Other boards include The Green Chair Project (chair); Catholic Charities of Raleigh (Nominating and Governance Chair); North Carolina Symphony (Assistant Treasurer/Audit Chair); the Contemporary Art Museum Foundation; ArtSpace and CoRe Museum. Membership in professional associations include: Lambda Alpha; the American Society of Real Estate Councilors (CRE) and Urban Land Institute (ULI), in which she serves as a Trustee and is a Governor. Within ULI, Trish has chaired two different product councils, the Annual Fund, sat on ULI’s Global Executive Committee, served as ULI Chair of the Americas and sits on the ULI Global Board of Directors. She has undergraduate (BA) from Tulane University and graduate degrees from Southern Methodist University (MBA) and The American Graduate School of International Management (MIM).

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Chase Garbarino

CEO and co-founder, HqO

Chase Garbarino is the CEO and co-founder of HqO, a tenant engagement platform that helps landlords optimize their property and create a workplace experience that tenants will love. Chase’s background and expertise lies in building and implementing technology that connects professionals to real-world communities. Prior to HqO, Chase founded VentureApp, a business community platform, and Streetwise Media, which was acquired by American City Business Journals in 2012. Chase is also an angel investor in companies such as Drizly, Jobble, Tablelist, Notarize and lovepop.

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Monty Hoffman

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, PN Hoffman

Monty Hoffman formed PN Hoffman in 1993 with a single townhouse conversion, and has since then transformed the company into a market leader of real estate development in the Washington, DC, metro area. With more than 30 years of experience, Hoffman actively leads the company’s business development and market strategy, as well as the design initiatives for every PN Hoffman project. Hoffman is listed in Washington’s SmartCEO’s Future 50 list and the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100. He is a founding board member of the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation, which provides educational and apprenticeship opportunities for District students interested in design, engineering, and construction; a member of DC Public Schools Engineering Advisory Board; and a member of the Federal City Council. Hoffman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Structural Engineering Technology. He is married with three children and lives in Potomac, MD.

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Bill Kenworthey

HOK

William Kenworthey, AIA, is the regional planning leader for HOK's Northeast practice and is as an urban designer and registered architect. With 21 years of experience, Kenworthey has worked with government agencies, private developers, Fortune 500 Companies, major universities, and medical centers on transformational projects. His recent work includes the Hartford Capital Gateway Master Plan, the New LaGuardia Airport Master Plan, Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus Development Plan, and the campus design for Royal Caribbean Cruises' Headquarters in Miami. He has experience with the long-term resiliency of coastal cities and applying those lessons learned to urban design efforts throughout the country. Kenworthey frequently presents at university and industry events about urban waterfront design and resiliency. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Wentworth Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.

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Jeffrey Hermann

Section Chief - Site Analysis, Fairfax County

Jeffrey Hermann, AICP is the Chief of the Site Analysis Section in the Fairfax County Department of Transportation. Jeff's career has included transportation planning and GIS work in a variety of settings including military and civil aviation, as well as local government entities in Pennsylvania and Virginia. During his time with Fairfax County, Jeff has worked on bicycle and pedestrian planning, capital project implementation, Transportation Demand Management, and most recently, development review. His team of planners and engineers review development applications and site plans across Fairfax County.

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Joan Floura

Floura Teeter Landscape Architects

FlouraTeeter co-founder, Joan Floura, has nearly 30 years of experience as a landscape architect on a wide variety of projects including mixed use/retail development, campus planning and design, urban and streetscape design, and park masterplanning and design, frequently serving as principal in charge of design. Her experience includes the redesign of Lexington Market in Baltimore City, 250 W. Pratt Plaza and the masterplan for Canton Park. Joan holds a Bachelors of landscape Architecture from North Dakota State University and is the current chair of the NDSU Architecture/Landscape Architecture Alumni Board and is a graduate of Leadership Maryland, 2014.

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Steve Leeper

President & CEO, 3CDC - Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation

Stephen Leeper was appointed President & CEO of Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) in April 2004. Over the past 14 years, Leeper has managed 3CDC's investment of over $1.4 billion in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine, resulting in the transformation of four of Cincinnati's premier civic spaces, the redevelopment of major downtown landmarks, the renovation of the historic Music Hall, and the construction of a new headquarters building for 84.51°in the heart of downtown. Prior to joining 3CDC, Leeper served as executive director of the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) from September 1998 to April 2004. Leeper has also served as director of development for the City of Pittsburgh and director of the Department of Housing for Pittsburgh's Urban Redevelopment Authority.

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Ira Schulman

Co-Founder, Walton Street Capital, L.L.C.

August 2004 I am a co-founder and a senior Principal of Walton Street Capital, L.L.C. which is a Chicago-based manager of opportunistic and value-added funds. Since starting the firm in 1995, we have raised over $1.8 billion of equity in four closed-end funds. I am a member of the general partner of our funds and the Investment and Management Committee. I oversee Asset Management, Financial Reporting and all aspects of the operations of our funds. From 1983 to 1995, I was an Executive Vice President with JMB Realty Corporation in the Acquisitions group. From 1980 to 1983, I was a Vice President in the Real Estate Lending Group of the First National Bank of Chicago. From 1978 to 1980, I was an associate at Mellon Bank. I have a BA from Washington and Jefferson College and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Megan Walters

JLL-SINGAPORE

Dr Megan Walters is an International Director at JLL and head of research, leading a team of 170 researchers in Asia Pacific, part of a team of 300 researchers globally. The team is provides research thought leadership, data collection and analysis across the markets, including JLL’s Real Estate Intelligence Service, considered the industry’s leading market research service for real estate. Dr Walters, is a Fellow of RICS with a PhD from the University of Hong Kong in institutional economics of real estate. Megan has an interest in the issues of multiple ownership property (strata title) and property rights on urban environments and city development. Megan joined JLL in 2010 as Head of Research, Asia Pacific Capital Markets, a role responsible for advising investor clients and generating publications on office, retail and industrial real estate trends in capital markets. She is also a member of the JLL Global Research Executive with responsibility for the global office leasing group. Megan sits on the research committees of ANREV and APREA and is the ULI Women’s Leadership representative for Asia Pacific on the WLI Global Committee. Megan held an Adjunct Associate Professor position at National University of Singapore and served on the RICS International Governing Council for 2009 to 2015.

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Adam Williamowsky

Director of Restaurants, Streetsense

As the Director of Restaurants at Streetsense, Adam brings his financial expertise and passion for the restaurant business to offer insight and strategy for the company's roster of food & beverage clients. Prior to joining Streetsense in 2013, Adam co-founded Financial Foods, where he did business and concept development, branding, operational consulting, project management, and revenue forecasting for clients like Dolcezza Gelato and Hill Country BBQ. An Associate Member of the Board of Directors for the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, Adam is also a licensed real estate agent in both Washington, DC and Maryland, a member of the Court of Master Sommeliers and a proud father of 4.

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Marley Dominguez

Sonder

Marley serves as the Managing Director of Real Estate at Sonder. Prior to Sonder, Marley led the acquisitions and asset management for a JV fund led by the Kuwait Pension Fund focused on value add and opportunistic deals throughout the US and Western Europe. He also lead acquisitions for the Royal  Family of Abu Dhabi and was a Development Manager for John Laing Homes prior to its merger with Emaar.

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Alan Razak

Principal, AthenianRazak LLC

Alan Razak is Principal of AthenianRazak LLC, a Philadelphia-based real estate services and development company that consults on, creates, and manages real property. Alan has more than 40 years of commercial real estate experience, encompassing development and project management, finance, architectural design, and consulting. His diverse real estate background includes managing the development process, both as owner and on a consulting basis as owner’s representative, and project types including residential, office and commercial, as well as specialized expertise in data centers and other highly technical facilities. AthenianRazak was formed in 2011 from the merger of Athenian Properties and Razak Company, and has been responsible for the development of projects such as Main Line Jaguar Land Rover, Pembroke North Condominium, 5035 Ritter Road for the AOPC, the Curtis Institute of Music’s Lenfest Hall, 833 Chestnut Street, the 76ers training and HQ complex and the Ruby Match Factory in Camden. Consulting clients include Children’s Hospital, Montgomery County, Swarthmore College, Digital Realty, Drexel University, Citadel Investments, Vanguard and many others. Prior to forming Razak Company in 2003, Alan was a Principal with Radnor Advisors, Inc., which was subsequently purchased by Insignia/ESG. In this role, he coordinated marketing and service delivery to data center and high technology clients worldwide and managed the Philadelphia office’s real estate consulting group. During the early 1990s, Alan focused on international real estate and technical consulting services for government and domestic financial institutions. For much of the 1980s, he was a Partner at Rouse and Associates (now Liberty Property Trust), where he managed urban development projects in Washington and the Philadelphia region. Alan began his career as an architect, and for purely sentimental reasons maintains his status as a registered architect in Pennsylvania. Alan has served on the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation’s Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Board of the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, Chair of its Responsible Property Investment Council, Chair of Mission Advancement of the Philadelphia District Council, and for over 20 years has written and taught several ULI professional education workshops for real estate practitioners internationally. He holds a B.S. in Arts and Design from MIT, a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington, and an MBA with a concentration in real estate from Wharton.

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Howard Kozloff

Founder and Principal, Agora Partners

Howard Kozloff is the Founder and Managing Partner of Agora Partners, a real estate development and investment company in Southern California. Agora Partners also includes a national advisory practice providing investment strategy for municipalities, banks, investment funds and family offices. Founded in 2006, Agora's primary focus is on identifying and creating value-add opportunities in emerging urban environments across scales and asset types. Howard is also Co-Founder and Managing Partner for HATCHspaces, a life science-focused development company that develops, owns and operates purpose-built lab and office facilities throughout Southern California. Working in partnership with science companies, academic institutions, local officials, community stakeholders and industry trade groups, HATCHspaces provides a suite of lab-centric product types to mirror the growth of start-ups and fully-funded R&D organizations. Prior to founding Agora Partners and HATCHspaces, Howard worked in both development and consulting, managing opportunities ranging in scales, geographies and asset types on behalf of small entrepreneurial firms, large public REITs and multi-billion dollar institutional funds. Positions that Howard held include Director of HH Development Strategies and Director of Operations at Hart Howerton, an international planning, design and development advisory firm. In that role, he oversaw business, implementation and alternative investment strategies for international and domestic projects, including mixed-use infill sites, mountain villages and coastal resorts. Prior to Hart Howerton, Howard was Development Manager at Santa Monica-based The Martin Group and, before that, at Macerich, a retail REIT. Howard was actively involved in the acquisition, planning and entitlements of urban infill and retail properties, respectively. Previous to Macerich, he was Project Manager at New York-based BRV Corp., focusing on urban neighborhood turnarounds through public/private partnerships. Howard holds a Master of Urban Planning from Harvard University, a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Design of the Environment from the University of Pennsylvania. Howard also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and the University of Southern California, where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning and real estate development. In addition, he is widely published and is a frequent speaker in the areas of opportunistic urban redevelopment and planning.

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Justin Schor

Principal, Wells + Associates, Inc.

Justin Schor is a skilled and well-rounded transportation consultant with over two decades of forward-thinking Transportation Demand Management (TDM) experience in communities all over the United States. His skills span planning, developing, and implementing award winning transportation solutions. He is co author of ULI's recently published book called "Building a Multimodal Future: Connecting Real Estate Development and Transportation Demand Management to Ease Gridlock". Justin is recognized for his ability to manage outreach efforts that build awareness of and participation in sustainable transportation programs – and that demonstrate measurable change in travel behavior. He combines his first-hand marketing and outreach experience with extensive training and experience in transportation planning at the development, downtown, regional, and state levels. These skills and expertise give Justin a unique ability to confidently plan and recommend transportation strategies that are grounded in reality, and that are practical, achievable, and measurable. Justin excels in TDM program development and management, employer outreach and implementation, residential outreach and commuter support, development based trip reduction, local and regional transportation planning, LEED, alternative transportation, and much more.

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Michelle Beaman Chang

Imby Community, Inc.

Michelle Beaman Chang is Founder and CEO of Imby (In My Backyard) Community, a one-stop online and offline platform for information and engagement on all real estate development in a neighborhood from concept through construction. Imby is a proud DC-based startup with the stated public purpose to support and create responsive, sustainable development. Michelle originally hails from a farming town turned blue-collar suburb of Kansas City, where over the course of her childhood she witnessed the suburbanization of her family’s hometown. This ignited a curiosity and passion to understand the role of the built environment in the lives of individuals and their communities, and the ways people influence development in their own neighborhoods. Michelle became the first member of her family to graduate from college and subsequently earned a law degree from the University of Kansas, where she learned 1) to navigate opaque and sometimes quite old laws and regulations and 2) that she never wanted to practice to law. While her classmates were studying for their bar exams, Michelle moved in 2003 to the East Coast to pursue her love for vibrant cities and to impact communities through real estate development. While in Philadelphia she developed residential, educational, and retail projects for Razak Companies (now Athenian Razak) and sat on the board of the Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) Community Development Corporation. She subsequently moved to New York City to develop affordable housing for Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples (POP) Development, and continued to develop affordable and mixed-income communities in the Washington, D.C. area for AHC, Inc. Michelle then stayed home with her two young children for nearly a year - the most difficult job she’s ever had - before returning to real estate development, this time at Vornado/Charles E. Smith. Capping her 15 years in real estate Michelle graduated from Seed Spot’s social impact incubator to launch Imby as a solution to the communication breakdown between citizens and real estate developers that impact the livability and economic well-being of all U.S. cities and their citizens. You can find out more about Michelle Beaman Chang (there’s only one!) on LinkedIn and Imby Community at www.Imby.Community.

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Lynn Thurber

LaSalle Investment Management

Lynn Thurber LaSalle Investment Management Chicago, IL Lynn Thurber is the past Chairman of LaSalle Investment Management (2007-2017), a global real estate money management firm with approximately $60 billion of assets under management, investing in private real estate as well as publicly-traded real estate companies on behalf of institutional and individual investors. Ms. Thurber is Chairman of the board of Jones Lang LaSalle Income Property Trust, an SEC registered, non-traded REIT. Ms. Thurber is a member of the Board of Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) and a Trustee of Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR). Ms Thurber was also a member of the Board of Investa Property Group, an Australian based real estate owner, developer and fund manager from 2008 to 2016. Ms. Thurber was the Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Investment Management from March 2000 to December 2006 and Co-President from December 1994 to March 2000. Prior to Alex Brown, Kleinwort Benson (ABKB) Realty Advisors’ merger with LaSalle Partners in 1994, Ms. Thurber was Chief Executive Officer of that company. Before joining ABKB in 1992, she was a Principal at Morgan Stanley & Co. Ms. Thurber earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. from Wellesley College. Ms. Thurber is a Trustee of ULI-Urban Land Institute and was Global Chairman from July, 2013-June 2015. Ms. Thurber is the current Chair of ULI's Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. She formerly chaired the Pension Real Estate Association, and is also a past member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate and the Board of the Toigo Foundation. updated July 2013 March 2007 Lynn Thurber is the non-Executive Chairman of LaSalle Investment Management, a global real estate money management firm. As CEO, she grew the firm's assets from $9 billion to $40 billion with investments in 24 countries. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an AB from Wellesley College. Lynn serves on the ULI Executive Committee.

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Kenneth Luker

Perkins+Will

Kenneth Luker is a Design Principal for the North Carolina Practice of global architecture and design firm Perkins and Will. With nearly 25 years of experience, he is an award-winning designer, mentor, and thought leader in applying cultural awareness to the planning and design of projects large and small. Kenneth leads the studio's design process on many project types including museums, libraries, higher education, and cultural landscapes. His work has garnered numerous design awards and often featured in publications for its thoughtful compositions that elevate the human experience by connecting architecture with its cultural context. Kenneth is keenly aware of the role quality design can play in championing client values. This understanding is at the root of his commitment to bringing clarity to the inherent complexities of all projects in support of design expressions that are meaningful and unique to each client. Kenneth's recently completed projects include Emancipation Park in Houston. He is currently leading design for Destination Crenshaw, a 1.3 mile art and culture experience in South Central LA that celebrates the countless contributions of Black LA to American and World culture. Kenneth is active at the NC State College of Design where he serves on the Design Leadership Council and occasionally teaches design studios in architecture. Kenneth lectures frequently on design, participates in design award juries and supports his local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Kenneth earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University's College of Architecture. He studied design at the University of Cambridge in England and earned his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

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Cia Buckley Marakovits

Chief Investment Officer, Partner, Managing Director and Member of the Investment Committee, Dune Real Estate Partners LP

With a breadth of experience in finance, fund management, and real estate investing through multiple market cycles over a nearly 30 year career, Ms. Cia Buckley Marakovits is one of the most accomplished women in institutional real estate investing. Prior to joining Dune in 2007, Ms. Buckley Marakovits was the President of the U.S. Fund Business for JER Partners, an affiliate of the J.E. Robert Companies. Ms. Buckley Marakovits joined JER in 1997 and held a variety of positions there, including Chief Financial Officer, Head of Asset Management, Head of Acquisitions and President of the U.S. Fund Business. During her tenure at JER, Ms. Buckley Marakovits also served on the JER Global Investment Committee, the European Investment Committee, as well as the Investment Committee for the JRT public debt vehicle. Before joining JER, Ms. Buckley Marakovits spent nine years in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Bankers Trust, where she successfully sourced and managed a variety of assets, including distressed mortgage portfolios, operating company investments and structured debt investments. Ms. Buckley Marakovits is a member of the Urban Land Institute where she is a Trustee and a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the ULI Foundation. She is Chair of the Investment Committee for ULI and ULIF, a member of the Audit Committee of ULIF and active in the Women’s Leadership Initiative at ULI. Ms. Buckley Marakovits is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, serves as a member of Columbia Business School’s MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School. She is a member of Women Executives in Real Estate (“WX”) and was honored as the WX Woman of the Year in 2011. Ms. Buckley Marakovits was selected by PERE as one of the Top Ten Women in Real Estate Private Equity in 2012 and received an award recognizing leadership and achievement in capital markets from the Association of Real Estate Women in 2013. Ms. Buckley Marakovits is a member of the Board of Directors of Taubman Centers, Inc., a Real Estate Investment Trust currently engaged in the ownership, management and leasing of 26 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Collegiate School in New York City. Ms. Buckley Marakovits received an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1993 and a B.A. from Lafayette College in 1988.

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John McNellis

Principal, McNellis Partners, LLC

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Hastings College of The Law, John practiced law until he co-founded McNellis Partners, a Northern California based shopping center development firm in 1982. A member of the ULI since 1984, John was a founding member of both its Environmental Task Force and Environmental Coordinating Committee. He is a ULI Governor and has served as a Trustee, Council Councilor and is now chairing his ULI Council, SSDC Black. He is an active member of the ICSC and has served on the board of directors for Lambda Alpha International (Golden Gate Chapter). A frequent lecturer and writer, John regularly gives presentations to the ULI, other industry groups and real estate schools throughout the country. He also writes a monthly real estate column for the Registry magazine and is the author of “Making it in Real Estate: Starting out as a Developer”, a critically-acclaimed book that sets out the basics of real estate development in a straightforward and amusing way. John is actively involved with Outward Bound, having served on its national board of directors. He is a past president of the board of directors of Rebuilding Together Peninsula and is a board member emeritus. He has also served on the board of directors for the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center and is a long-time volunteer at the Palo Alto Downtown Streets Team’s Food Closet. John and his wife, Michele, have been together nearly forty years and live in Atherton, Ca.

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Laura Mask

Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Rexford Industrial

Laura is Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at Rexford Industrial Realty, where she advises the Operations and Acquisitions teams on legal and business strategy concerning Rexford’s portfolio, which is entirely comprised of industrial infill properties in Southern California. She also serves as chair of Rexford’s Sustainability Committee, leading the development of Rexford’s Sustainability policy and platform. Laura has significant experience in commercial real estate finance and transactions. Prior to Rexford, she worked in large and mid-size law firms specializing in corporate and real estate transactions. Laura received her JD from the University of Texas School of Law and her BMA in Piano Performance from the University of Oklahoma.

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Adam Weers

Principal, Trammell Crow Company

Adam Weers is a Principal at Trammell Crow Company with over a decade of commercial real estate development and finance experience.  Adam currently manages the Shops at Dakota Crossing project, a 430,000 SF shopping center located in Washington, DC with high-profile tenants including Costco, Lowe’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, PetSmart and Marshall’s; as well as the McMillan Healthcare Campus, a 1,000,000 SF component of the multi-phased, mixed-use redevelopment of the former McMillan sand filtration site in Washington, DC. Adam has worked on a variety of projects and product types including the St. Matthew’s redevelopment in Southwest, Washington, DC, The Gateway Grand condominium in Ocean City, MD, Shirlington Village condominium in Arlington, VA, and the acquisition and development of the 96-acre South Kitchener Industrial Park outside of Toronto, ON. In addition, Adam manages the company’s New Market Tax Credit platform which has received eight NMTC allocations from the CDFI Fund since 2004 totaling $650 million, and has placed approximately $600 million of these tax credits into real estate projects across the country. Adam serves on Trammell Crow Company’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Steering Committee which is tasked with advising the firm’s Executive Committee on matters related  to diversity and  inclusion and  assisting  in the creation  of programs to attract more  diverse pools of professionals, capital and  projects to the firm.

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Zena Howard

Principal, Managing Director, Perkins&Will

Zena Howard, FAIA is a Principal and Managing Director of the North Carolina practice of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will. An award-winning architect, strategist, mentor and team builder, Zena is known for her success leading visionary, complex, and culturally-significant projects. In her architecture career, Zena adopted the view that great design should be accessible to everyone. More than creating a beautiful space, Zena leads projects that successfully navigate social issues of equity and justice—honoring history and memory and restoring lost cultural connections.

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Mark Grinis

Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader, Ernst & Young, LLP

Mr. Grinis is the Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader. Prior to this role, Mr. Grinis led the firm’s global Real Estate Private Equity practice and was the lead audit Partner for the firm’s largest global accounts overseeing the firm’s 10,000 professionals globally that provide lead advisory, M&A and restructuring services to investors, creditors and sponsors for EY’s real estate equity clients. Mr. Grinis also served as the Central Region Real Estate, Hospitality, and Construction (RHC) Market Segment Leader and led the firm’s Transaction Real Estate Group. Mr. Grinis has over 30 years of experience, has served as a lead advisor on over $50 billion of transactions, and currently is the audit partner for real estate funds with an aggregate of $100 billion of AUM. While living in Japan for seven years, Mr. Grinis was the managing partner for EY’s Asian Real Estate practice. His clients included the leading securities firms, the Japanese government and the largest city banks and insurance companies. He has advised various ministries of finance and central banks for eight countries on strategies to address non-performing assets and the banking sector. He also was asked to present to the Japanese congress as a subject matter expert on distressed real estate in the country’s financial institutions. Mr. Grinis is also a sought-after speaker for all forms of media, including Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox News and NBC Nightly News. He also has authored numerous articles on various real estate topics. Mr. Grinis received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College. He is a licensed CPA in the state of New York, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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A.J. Jackson

EVP, Social Impact Investing, JBG SMITH Properties

AJ Jackson serves as the Executive Vice President, Social Impact Investing, of JBG SMITH where he leads the Washington Housing Initiative and manages the Impact Pool, an investment vehicle that provides secondary financing for affordable workforce housing. Prior to joining JBG SMITH, Mr. Jackson was a partner with EYA, a Washington, DC-based urban infill development company. At EYA, he led EYA's participation in more than $1B of double and triple bottom line social impact projects. Mr. Jackson has extensive experience in the creation of programs and policies supporting mixed-income housing. He played a key role in the creation of a nationally recognized workforce housing program and was called upon to advise local governments, public institutions, and the National Association of Homebuilders on mixed-income housing policy. Mr. Jackson is an active member of ULI, serving as a Global Governing Trustee, and formerly as Chairman of the Public Private Partnership Council. He holds a LEED Green Associate credential from the US Green Building Council and is a member of the African-American Real Estate Professionals Association. Mr. Jackson received a B.A. with honors from the University of Alabama and an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.

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Tommy Wells

Director, DOEE, Washington DC

Tommy Wells is the director of the District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE). Appointed January 2015, he is chiefly responsible for protecting the environment and conserving the natural resources of the District of Columbia. Tommy’s team is comprised of approximately 300 environmental professionals collectively working to improve the quality of life for residents and the natural inhabitants of the Nation’s Capital.

Most recently, Tommy served as the DC Councilmember representing Ward 6—a position he held since 2006. During his time on Council, he garnered broad support for his efforts to make the District livable and walkable for all. Tommy worked with the City’s leadership and, in particular, residents of Ward 6 to create a shared and respected place where drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, and exercise enthusiasts can co-exist safely. Known for his neighborhood-focused development, Tommy championed efforts to ensure availability of public transit, including the construction of new streetcar lines and the expansion of the DC Circulator. As Chair of the DC Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment, he worked to double the city’s Capital Bikeshare program.

In 2009, Tommy crafted The Anacostia River Clean Up and Protection Act of 2009, to implement $0.05 fee on disposable bags. This landmark legislation prompted thousands of District residents to curb use of plastic bags and instead opt for reusable, green alternatives. Seventy-five percent of DC residents reported a decrease in their use of disposable bags once the bill took effect on January 1, 2010. The legislation also established a fund to restore District water bodies, including the Anacostia River; support the distribution of reusable bags in the District; install trash traps; and provide environmental education for District students. These and other efforts, championed by Tommy, have helped position the District as a model for sustainable green living for jurisdictions nationwide.

With a career in public service that spans 32 years, Tommy’s commitment to District residents--particularly children--is unwavering. In 1996, he led a successful class action lawsuit, LaShawn v. Barry, to address the city’s failure to protect children in its care. In 1991, he took the helm of the DC Consortium for Child Welfare, where he helped to create neighborhood-based family service collaboratives to coordinate the delivery of city and nonprofit resources to underserved District residents. He was the architect of a groundbreaking program to match foster families with children affected by HIV/AIDS and he led the drive to create the DC Family Court,–resulting in a 300 percent increase in the number of foster children adopted into permanent homes each year.

A passionate innovator and student of cutting edge solutions, Tommy earned his law degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in 1991 and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota in 1983. He and his wife, Barbara, a writer and arts enthusiast, are residents of Ward 6 in the District.

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Sam Stiebel

VP Investments, RegencyCenters

Sam Stiebel is Vice President of Investments for Regency Centers. He is responsible for identifying, evaluating, structuring, and executing development opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic and Boston. Current projects include mixed-use developments in Arlington, Virginia; Bethesda, Maryland; and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sam joined Regency in 2017 as Vice President. He has over 10 years of experience in commercial development, entitlement, planning, and financing on the East Coast. Sam has been involved in the development of over two-million square feet of multifamily and retail during his career. Previously, Sam served as Vice President for the JBG Companies, overseeing multiple mixed-use development projects and joint ventures. He also worked in New York City as an Investment Banking Associate for RBC Capital Markets, coordinating transactions for clients. Sam earned a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning degree from the University of Virginia and went on to achieve an MBA from New York University. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and ICSC as well as a Harvard Square Business Association Board Member and a past Rebuilding Together Montgomery County Secretary of the Board. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two daughters.

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Alfonso Munk

Managing Director, Americas Chief Investment Officer, PGIM Real Estate

Alfonso Munk is a managing director, Americas chief investment officer and head of Latin America at PGIM Real Estate. Based in Miami and New York, he oversees PGIM Real Estate’s Americas transactions activities and real estate debt strategies. Alfonso is also responsible for the development and implementation of the strategy, and oversight of the operations in Latin America. Alfonso is a member of the Americas Executive Council, the Global Management Council, the Global Investment Committee, the U.S. and Latin America Investment Committees and the Global Product Committee.  Alfonso joined PGIM Real Estate in 2012 to help lead the Latin America business before taking on the additional role of Americas chief investment officer in 2015.   Prior to joining PGIM Real Estate, Alfonso was a managing director at Morgan Stanley Real Estate, where he held various roles in Europe and South America for more than 10 years. Most recently, he was responsible for Morgan Stanley’s real estate investing activities in France and southern Europe, as well as pan-European hospitality investments.  Earlier, he also served as regional head for South America, based in Sao Paulo. Alfonso currently serves on the Board of Directors of Terrafina in Mexico (BMV:TERRA13) and has served on the Board of Directors of Paz Corp S.A. (Chile), Grupo Lar (Spain), Icade (France), Eurosic (France), FEL (France), Abyara (Brazil) and Bracor (Brazil).  He also served as Chairman of Compagnie La Lucette in France. Alfonso has a bachelor’s degree in business and hospitality administration from Cornell University and master of business administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in finance and real estate. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Exchange Council. Alfonso is a Spanish citizen and speaks Spanish, English, French and Portuguese fluently. Alfonso serves on the Executive Committee of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; the Advisory Board at the Center for Real Estate Finance at the Hotel School, Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business; the Advisory Board at the University of Miami School of Business Administration’s Real Estate programs; and the Board of Trustees at Gulliver Schools.

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Marta Schantz

Senior Vice President, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance , Urban Land Institute

Marta Schantz is the Senior Vice President for the Greenprint Center for Building Performance at the Urban Land Institute. She brings deep experience in the real estate sustainability market to lead and collaborate across organizations and stakeholders to achieve program goals and successes. Marta has strengths in project management and market analysis, concentrated in both qualitative and quantitative energy and policy analysis. She has deep experience in sustainability, energy efficiency, and large-scale program management. Marta is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador. She holds a B.S. in Biological Engineering with a minor in Science Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Dave Segal

Senior Vice President, TriState Capital Bank

David Segal is responsible for building and maintaining banking relationships with commercial real estate clients, including business development, portfolio management and promoting TriState Capital's Treasury Management Services. With over 13 years of banking experience, David most recently served as Vice President, Commercial Real Estate at a large Eastern-region bank. While there, he was responsible for originating commercial loans and maintaining banking relationships. Some of his areas of expertise include commercial real estate underwriting, commercial mortgages and construction finance. David has also served as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer at an International Financial Institution where he was responsible for the lending needs of commercial clients. He has also worked in various capacities with multiple banks and financial institutions over his career. David is a board member, and treasurer for the William Jeanes Memorial Library. He is also a member of the Risk Management Association of Philadelphia, as well as the Urban Land Institute. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from The University of Pittsburgh.

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Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2019), United Nations

Nikki R. Haley is the former United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She served as a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet and the National Security Council. At the United Nations, Ambassador Haley ensured the American people saw value for their investment, introducing reforms that made the organization more efficient, transparent, and accountable. In a two year period, she negotiated over $1.3 billion in savings, including rightsizing UN peacekeeping missions to make them more effective and targeted while improving their ability to protect civilians. In the UN Security Council, Ambassador Haley worked to defend Americans' interests and keep our country safe. She spearheaded negotiations for the passage of the strongest set of sanctions ever placed on North Korea for its nuclear weapons program, cutting off the regime's exports by 90 percent and its access to oil by 30 percent. As UN Ambassador Haley championed human rights. She challenged human rights violators across the globe, standing up to oppressive regimes in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and Russia. During the U.S presidency of the UN Security Council, she hosted the first-ever session devoted solely to promoting human rights. She traveled the world visiting people oppressed by their own governments to see firsthand the challenges they face and to work with them directly on life-improving solutions—from Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey, to internally displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan, to Venezuelan migrants walking miles every day to cross the Colombian border for food and medicine. During her time as ambassador, the United States stood proudly with its allies, repeatedly taking a strong and principled stand against the chronic anti-Israel bias at the United Nations. In the UN Security Council, she proudly issued the first American veto in six years defending the United States’ sovereign right to move our Embassy to Jerusalem—Israel’s true capital. Prior to becoming the twenty-ninth U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Haley was elected in 2010 as the first female and first minority Governor of South Carolina. Reelected in 2014, she served as Governor until confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in January of 2017. Under Governor Haley’s leadership, South Carolina was a national leader in economic development. Known as the “Beast of the Southeast,” South Carolina’s unemployment rate hit a 15 year low, it saw over $20 billion in new capital investment, and her administration announced new jobs in every county in the state, over 85,000 total. Governor Haley also ushered in the state's largest education reform in decades—making education funding more equitable for schools in the state's poorest communities, prioritizing reading in early grades, and equipping classrooms with the latest technology. Born in Bamberg, South Carolina, she is the daughter of Indian immigrants and a proud graduate of Clemson University. In her first job, Ambassador Haley kept the books for her family's clothing store—at the age of 13. Ambassador Haley and her husband, Michael, a Captain in the South Carolina Army National Guard and combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan's Helmand Province, have two children, Rena, 20, and Nalin, 17

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Carlos Aiza

Senior Partner, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C

Carlos Aiza is a senior partner of Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez in Mexico City, where he heads the banking and finance and capital markets practice groups and is a member of the Executive Committee. He has worked on the most innovative capital markets, finance and securitization transactions in Mexican history, including the first and second-ever (and to date only) Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) IPOs, the first, second and third-ever Master Limited Partnership (FIBRA E) IPOs, the first, second and third-ever international CERPI listings, the three largest Real Estate Investments Trust (FIBRA) IPOs, the first-ever public listing of equity development certificates known as CKDs, the first-ever Mexican cross-border whole loan, domestic mortgage-backed and domestic auto loan securitizations, the first asset-backed commercial paper conduit, and two of the largest Mexican workouts in recent history. In 2018, the Financial Times recognized Mr. Aiza as one of the "10 Most Innovative Lawyers in North America", the only Mexican lawyer to ever be so recognized. Best Lawyers named Mr. Aiza "Lawyer of the Year" in Mexico for Structured Finance in 2018, 2014 and 2010, for Capital Markets in 2015 and for Banking and Finance in 2012. In 2014, Lawyer Monthly Magazine recognized him as one of the "World's 100 Leading Capital Markets Lawyers" in its Leading Lawyer 100-Capital Markets, also the only Mexican lawyer to have received such distinction. In 2010, Latin Business Chronicle, published by Latin Trade Group, named Mr. Aiza one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Latin America. For over a decade, Mr. Aiza has also been featured as a top-tier and leading practitioner in the fields of banking and finance, capital markets and workouts by various international publications, including Chambers & Partners, International Financial Law Review, Practical Law Company, LatinLawyer, CNN Expansion, Corporate Intl Magazine and Who's Who Legal. Mr. Aiza obtained his law degree (JD) from the Universidad Iberoamericana School of Law in 1991, and his Masters in Law from Georgetown University Law Center in 1993. He worked as Foreign Associate in the International Banking Group in the New York office of Coudert Brothers during 1993 and 1994, he joined the firm in 1995 and became partner in 1998.

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Jason Miller

CEO, Greater Washington Partnership

Jason Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Washington Partnership, taking the helm of the new organization in April 2017. The Partnership is comprised of a group of leading, civic-minded CEOs and entrepreneurs from the Greater Washington region—from Baltimore to Richmond—who’ve come together to address the critical economic issues facing the region and ensure it remains one of the world’s best places to live, work and build a business. It will advance inclusive, actionable solutions that strengthen the regional economy and position Greater Washington as a leading global region and center for commerce and innovation.

Prior to this role, Mr. Miller was the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council in the White House, joining the Obama Administration in 2010.  Mr. Miller led the Obama Administration’s economic policy development and coordination on manufacturing and innovation, transportation and infrastructure, tax policy, energy, entrepreneurship, and Puerto Rico. Some of his efforts include the creation of the Manufacturing USA institutes, the passage of legislation to address the crisis in Puerto Rico, the launch of SelectUSA – the first-ever federal effort to bring investment to the United States, and the release of the first-ever federal policy on automated vehicles. 

Previously, Mr. Miller was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco and with Marakon Associates in Chicago.  Mr. Miller received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  Mr. Miller currently resides with his wife and two children in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

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Erin Christensen Ishizaki

Partner, Mithun

Erin Christensen Ishizaki, AIA, AICP, is a Partner at Mithun – an integrated design firm. An urban designer, planner, and architect, Erin is nationally recognized for advancing sustainable, healthy development. Her areas of expertise include urban revitalization, EcoDistrict planning, and human outcomes-oriented design. In her nearly 20 years of experience, Erin has managed the design of award winning mixed-use, transit-oriented projects for private and public sector clients resulting in over 4,000 units of new housing across the U.S. Erin's collaborative, listening approach yields projects that build physical and social community and maximize investment. Erin's work on the Mariposa Healthy Living Initiative has been published widely as a best practice, and she has served as a Technical Advisor shaping the EcoDistricts Protocol and Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. In 2014, the Urban Land Institute recognized Erin as a Global 40 Under 40 Professional.

Mithun is an integrated design firm dedicated to creating positive change in people’s lives. As a national practice with offices in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, we are a unified design studio with an open and collaborative spirit founded on a process of inquiry and listening. 

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Kristina Crawley

Commercial Practice Leader, Leo A. Daly

Kristina provides leadership for the commercial market sector, the core of which includes guiding and contributing market strategy both in Washington, DC and collaborating across the company, overseeing and managing a team of professionals and executing management as a practice leader. Expertise includes business development efforts, financial management for multiple simultaneous projects, market building, contract negotiations, encouraging and leading the success and development of the team, and providing leadership cross-platform for multi-sector pursuits. Charged with focusing, leading, and broadening the commercial practice - which is centered on the design and evolution of placemaking for commercial, mixed-use, tech and retail, and workplace environments. She holds a commitment to the next generation of commercial design and placemaking- including the advancement of the intersection of design and technology.

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Kelley Coyner

Senior Principal, Transportation, Stantec

A smart mobility pioneer, Kelley is known for her ability to plan for and integrate disruptive technologies and her planning and policy expertise in automated vehicle (AV) deployment. As mobility innovation leader, she establishes the partnerships and products needed to launch new smart mobility strategies, programs, and deployments.

Kelley’s technical and policy expertise has been honed and applied through her work at MIT, Harvard, the Coast Guard Academy, the National Academy of Sciences, CityTech, and the Volpe Transportation Center. She also served as the Senate-confirmed CEO for Research and Special Program Administration at the United States Department of Transportation, and she recently led her own business, Mobility e3. Kelley was also a member of the 2008 presidential transition team.

Kelley sees a future that brings together smart mobility systems that are accessible, automated, connected, electric, shared, and safe for our communities.

Speaker

Jodie McLean

Chief Executive Officer, EDENS

Jodie W. McLean is Chief Executive Officer of EDENS, one of the nation’s leading private owners, operators and developers of retail real estate. With a more than 25-year tenure at EDENS, she has established herself as a key player in the company’s growth and expansion to its current marketplace leadership, capitalized by blue chip investors and assets valued at $6.5 billion. McLean is responsible for EDENS’ strategy to move the portfolio to major urban centers, creating a portfolio of assets that are the center of community life. She was named Chief Investment Officer in 1997, President in 2002 and CEO in 2015. Overall, she has been responsible for the development, redevelopment, acquisition and disposition of more than $12 billion in retail assets. McLean passionately believes that retail should evolve beyond a shopping experience, and advocates for connectivity to the communities surrounding the company’s retail centers. To ensure this, each EDENS development is crafted to serve as an authentic gathering place, including a unique merchandising mix and welcoming design elements, fostering a sense of engagement with its neighbors. A native of Chicago, IL, McLean holds a B.S. in Finance and Management from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina and a degree from South Carolina Honors College. McLean serves as Trustee and Executive Board Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Trustee of Urban Land Institute. She serves on the boards of Cushman & Wakefield, The Real Estate Round Table, Wofford College and Extended Stay America, as well as boards of several other institutions and charities. McLean is a member of the Liberty Fellowship (Aspen Institute) Class of 2009.

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Limor Schafman

Senior Director, Smart Buildings Conference, TIA (Telecom Industry Assoc.)

Limor Schafman Senior Director Smart Buildings Program TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) Limor is an international corporate attorney, market strategist, entrepreneur and public speaker. She leads TIA's Smart Building Program, which is creating a marketplace for the ICT and real property ecosystems which together are developing best practices, specifications and standards for the smart built environment. Limor is also Co-chair of the NIST Global Cities Teams Challenge Smart Buildings Super Cluster. In addition to her work in the legal, theme park, video game and technology industries, Limor was former President of the World Future Society DC Chapter; Co-founder, Chair Emeritus of the IPv6 Forum Local Chapter. Limor received her Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law; Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania; and Executive Program Business Degree from UCLA's Anderson School of Management.

Speaker

Brad Davis

Alta Planning + Design

Brad's leadership with urban mobility and city design has benefited from his planning experience in the public and private sectors, having worked at the regional level for the Atlanta Regional Commission and at the local level with the City of Atlanta Department of Planning. Now one of Alta's experts in navigating the challenges of placemaking and change management, Brad is committed to building healthier communities through better policy, design, and implementation. He is currently a Principal with Alta Planning + Design and manages the firm's West Palm Beach, FL office.

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Michael Spotts

Neighborhood Fundamentals LLC

Michael A. Spotts is the founder and President of Neighborhood Fundamentals, LLC. He has over a decade of experience providing research and technical assistance to on-the-ground practitioners in both the public and private sectors, at every level of government, and in urban, suburban and rural areas. Prior to founding Neighborhood Fundamentals, he worked for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. from 2009-2017 as part of the Public Policy team. During this time, he conducted research and analysis of affordable housing and community development policies. He managed Enterprise's federal transit-oriented development (TOD) policy activities and Expanding the Supply of Affordable Homes program. Michael serves as a member of the board of directors for the Arlington (Va.) Partnership for Affordable Housing and the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance. He also serves on the policy committee for Arlington's Alliance for Housing Solutions and the Urban Land Institute's Baltimore-DC TOD Product Council. He previously served as a member of the Arlington County Community Development Citizen's Advisory Committee. From 2013 – 2015, he served as vice-chair of the Arlington County Affordable Housing Study working group, which assisted in developing the county's Affordable Housing Master Plan and Implementation Framework. In 2017, he was named as one of "40 under 40" honorees for the Washington, DC region by the Leadership Center for Excellence. Prior experience in the community development field includes work with the Housing Assistance Council, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Allegheny County (Pa.) Economic Development, and the Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Michael received a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. He graduated summa cum laude from Dickinson College in 2006, and received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Community and Economic Development from the Pennsylvania State University in 2008.

Speaker

Melissa Kroskey

Technical Expert, WoodWorks - Wood Products Council

As a national technical expert for WoodWorks, Melissa educates developers and design professionals about innovative applications of mass timber and best practices in traditional wood-framed projects. Her knowledge includes lessons learned from assisting on wood projects throughout the country and current wood building research in North America. She is familiar with the future tall wood building code provisions that will increase allowable wood structure heights up to 18 stories as well as innovative wood building systems that offer benefits such as increased construction speed and a lighter carbon footprint. These tall wood provisions have been approved for the future 2021 IBC, already adopted in the states of Washington and Oregon, and some other local jurisdictions are considering early adoption. A licensed Architect and Structural Engineer in the state of California, Melissa has over fifteen years of professional experience spanning architectural design, structural engineering, digital fabrication and public relations. She has a broad perspective on the industry and technical design expertise from seismic to hurricane regions. Melissa has worked on a variety of building types, including civic, commercial, educational, hospitality, multi-family residential, luxury single-family residential, military, museums, and transportation facilities. Melissa has a BS in Architectural Engineering and a BS in Civil Engineering from Drexel University and also studied architecture at SCI-Arc. As a ULI Greenprint Innovation Partner, WoodWorks provides free project assistance and education to developers, architects, engineers and contractors on non-residential and multi-family wood projects throughout the U.S. Interested in collaborating with others in ULI on: - embodied energy reporting & benchmarking - value of healthy building materials - wildfire resiliency - ESG reporting on benefits of wood buildings (carbon sequestration, low embodied energy, strengthening rural economies, etc.)

Speaker

Carl Knutson

Perkins&Will

As Principal, Carl Knutson has led the design of various hospitality, commercial and civic projects both locally and abroad for the Washington DC Studio of Perkins and Will. Recent work in the region includes the Southwest DC Community Library and the Floris Conservatory for Arts and Music. These two unique projects will have a lasting impact on architecture and placemaking in the region including the first use of a dowel laminated timber structure in Washington DC. Other commercial projects include Old Ivy Office Building – Charlottesville, Rosewood Resort - Sanya, Grand Hyatt Bogota and the Mondrian Condominium - Houston. Each of the projects are unique responses to complex programs that incorporate design innovation that is economically sustainable. Recent AIA awards include Case Western Reserve Student Center, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistical Systems and the Net-Zero office tower - DC. In addition to leading design teams, Carl has authored various presentations including "Where is the Middle of Higher Education?", the inaugural issue of Perkins+Will: Ideas and Buildings, and AIA International Facades Conference 2019.

Speaker

Will Craig

Senior Associate, Kasian Architecture

Will is Senior Associate, Commercial Sector Lead Architect and Chair of Kasian's Lifescape team globally, which currently operates in four cities in Canada (Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton) and in Doha, Qatar. He oversees teams for significant mixed-use, commercial, community, cultural and adaptive re-use projects. Lifescape, is an original way of curating experiences in our urban environment. Through this approach, we use the human dimension as a starting point to curate both the hardware and software of place, integrating street to street experiences holistically, inside and out for new and existing spaces. He is active with the Urban Land Institute, spearheading initiatives at both the national and local levels - Chair of ULI Alberta District Council; Member of the Redevelopment and Re-Use Product Council, Co-founder and Steering Committee Member of ULI Canada's City Catalysts Initiative Council (CCC).

Speaker

Andrea Jang

Growth Lead, JLL Spark Americas, JLL-Corporate Solutions

Andrea Jang leads Growth for the Americas at JLL Spark, a $100M strategic Global Venture Fund focused on investing in proptech for the commercial real estate sector. Previously, Andrea was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at JLL. She was responsible for driving revenue and margin growth through corporate acquisitions in capital markets, brokerage, and property management for JLL Americas. Andrea has held previous roles in business development and capital markets with key institutional real estate investors. Andrea holds her MS in Real Estate from the Cornell Hotel School, her MBA from the Ivey Business School, and her BS Econ from the Wharton School.

Speaker

Sean Burton

CEO, CityView

Sean Burton is Chief Executive Officer of Cityview and a member of Cityview's Board of Directors and Investment Committees. Cityview is a real estate investment firm that uses institutional capital to build urban mixed use and multifamily assets. Cityview has invested in and developed over $4 billion of urban assets across more than 100 projects in Western U.S., Colorado and Texas. Mr. Burton currently serves as the President of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, which oversees LAX and Van Nuys airports and is a board member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). He previously served on the Los Angeles City Planning Commission where he chaired the subcommittee overseeing approval of the proposed National Football League stadium. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and the Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Burton also served in the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Commander Third Fleet Units of the United States Navy Reserve. Prior to joining Cityview in 2003, Mr. Burton was an executive in the Corporate Business Development and Strategy Division for Warner Bros., where he was responsible for strategic investments. His other professional experience includes serving as a transactional attorney at O'Melveny & Myers, LLP and in the White House during the Clinton Administration. Mr. Burton is a graduate (cum laude) of the New York University School of Law and the University of California, Irvine. He and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Russell (19) and Grace (17).

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Tom Murphy

Senior Resident Fellow, Joseph C. Canizaro/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development, Urban Land Institute

Tom Murphy Senior Resident Fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development ULI – the Urban Land Institute Washington, DC Tom Murphy is a senior resident fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for urban development. Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh, joins other ULI senior resident fellows who specialize in public policy, retail/urban entertainment, transportation/infrastructure, housing, real estate finance and environmental issues. His extensive experience in urban revitalization-what drives investment, what ensures long-lasting commitment-is a key addition to the senior resident fellows' areas of expertise. Prior to his appointment as senior resident fellow, Murphy had served as ULI's Gulf Coast liaison, helping to coordinate with the leadership of New Orleans and the public to advance the implementation of rebuilding recommendations made by ULI's advisory services panel last fall. In addition, he worked with the Louisiana state leadership, as well as with leadership in hurricane-impacted areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to identify areas appropriate for ULI involvement. Prior to his service as the ULI Gulf Coast liaison, Murphy served three terms as the mayor of Pittsburgh, from January 1994 through December 2005. During that time, he initiated a public-private partnership strategy that leveraged more than $4.5 billion in economic development in Pittsburgh. Murphy led efforts to secure and oversee $1 billion in funding for the development of two professional sports facilities, and a new convention center that is the largest certified green building in the United States. He developed strategic partnerships to transform more than 1,000 acres of blighted, abandoned industrial properties into new commercial, residential, retail and public uses; and he oversaw the development of more than 25 miles of new riverfront trails and urban green space. From 1979 through 1993, Murphy served eight terms in the Pennsylvania State General Assembly House of Representatives. He focused legislative activities on changing Western Pennsylvania's economy from industrial to entrepreneurial, and authored legislation requiring the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pension fund to invest in venture capital. In addition, he authored legislation created the Ben Franklin Technology Partnership, which is dedicated to advancing Pennsylvania's focus on technology in the economy; and he authored legislation to encourage industrial land reuse and to transform abandoned rail right-of-ways into trails and green space. Murphy served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay from 1970 through 1972. He is a 1993 graduate of the New Mayors Program offered by Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He holds a masters of science degree in urban studies from Hunter College, and a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry from John Carroll University. He is an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects; a board member of the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities; and a board member of the National Rails to Trails Conservancy. He received the 2002 Outstanding Achievement of City Livability Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and was selected as the 2001 Pittsburgh Man of the Year Award by Vectors Pittsburgh. Updated March 2014

Speaker

John Coe

Principal, Coe Enterprises

Coe Enterprises is an independent firm led by a 40 year real estate finance executive who provides strategic advice to development/investment and operating real estate companies in financial and operating decisions as a coach, advisor and placement agent. He brings a broad experience base in all income producing property types in financial structuring and transactions in all sectors and property cycles. Responsible for over $3.5B of financing and development transactions in mortgage banking, investment sales brokerage, acquisitions and development.

Speaker

Rebecca Snyder

Senior Vice President, Strategic Property Partners

Rebecca Snyder serves as the Senior Vice President of Residential Asset Strategy for Strategic Property Partners (SPP), where she oversees the positioning, design and asset strategy for Water Street Tampa's multifamily platform and portfolio. Integrating principles of walkability, sustainability, connectivity, design quality, and wellness, Water Street Tampa is a $3 billion, 9 million square feet, mixed-use waterfront development that is owned and developed by SPP. Within Water Street Tampa, Snyder leads the asset strategy for all three of the residential offerings in the neighborhood's first phase, which includes 1,300 units. At completion, Water Street Tampa will be home to 3,500 total residential units. Snyder joined SPP from Insight Property Group in Arlington, VA where she served as a Partner responsible for all facets of multifamily development from acquisition through disposition. She oversaw and led Insight's holistic project vision, design, and asset management strategy for multiple multifamily and mixed-use urban development projects. Prior to Insight Property Group, Snyder worked at Archstone where she was involved in the development of multifamily and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. region. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Brown University and her Master of Urban and Environmental Planning and Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia School of Architecture.

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Geoffrey Etnire

Counsel, Venable LLP

Geoff assists clients throughout the US in dealing with the regulatory overlay on real estate at the federal, state, regional and local levels. Geoff represents owners and developers in the development, acquisition, and sale of real estate, particularly in those matters where government approvals are required for infrastructure, development, zoning, changes in use, environmental clearances, and resolution of conflicting land uses. Lenders, capital partners and buyers regularly retain Geoff for land use due diligence and analysis based on his three decades of experience in the trenches.

Speaker

Christopher Ptomey

Executive Director, Terwilliger Center for Housing, Urban Land Institute

Christopher Ptomey has served as Executive Director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing since 2018. The Center leverages the knowledge and experience of ULI's membership to advance residential development and housing affordability through research, local and national convenings and consultations, and the Jack Kemp and Robert Larson awards programs, which highlight innovative and best practices for improving housing affordability. In addition to his work at ULI, Ptomey currently serves the boards of the Grounded Solutions Network and the National Housing Conference. Prior to joining the Center, Ptomey led Habitat for Humanity International's US government relations and advocacy team for more than a decade. He previously served as Federal Liaison for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and as a senior legislative adviser to Rep. Michael ("Mac") Collins of Georgia. Ptomey holds degrees from Haverford College (BA) and George Mason University (JD), as well as a Tennessee law license.

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Kevyn Orr

Partner-in-Charge Washington, Jones Day

Kevyn Orr provides strategic crisis management advice, identifying creative approaches to novel or first impression situations with an eye toward developing cost-efficient, business-oriented solutions. He has practiced in the areas of business restructuring, financial institution regulation, and commercial litigation for three decades and has experience handling all aspects of complex and precedent-setting matters. Kevyn's recent representation includes counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Toys "R" Us Property Company I chapter 11 cases. Prior to rejoining Jones Day, Kevyn served as Emergency Manager of the City of Detroit and was charged with restructuring the city's finances and operations. During his tenure, he oversaw the largest and most complicated municipal bankruptcy proceeding in the nation's history, and the city successfully restructured $18 billion in debt, reduced overall debt by $7 billion, developed and implemented a multiyear $1.7 billion revitalization plan for city services and operations, streamlined key city operations, helped improve public safety, put the city's art in a perpetual public trust, and avoided drastic cuts to pension and related retiree benefits. Kevyn received Turnaround Management Association's Mega Transaction of the Year Award for the City of Detroit, Michigan in October 2015. At Jones Day, Kevyn has advised Chrysler on its bankruptcy, National Century Financial Enterprises in its bankruptcy and asserting its claims in the health care provider bankruptcies of PhyAmerica Corporation and DCHC/Greater Southeast Hospital, and Laidlaw Corporation in its defense of a $1 billion claim by the purchaser of its environmental cleanup division. Kevyn is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute and recent appointee to board of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Speaker

Rutt Bridges

Author, Driverless Car Revolution

Rutt Bridges earned degrees in physics and geophysics from Georgia Tech and was named their 2017 Alumnus of the Year in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He serves on Georgia Tech’s College of Sciences Advisory Board, the Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) Autonomous Vehicle Task Force, and the mobilityNext Expert Advisory Committee. Rutt is a past president of the 30,000-member Society of Exploration Geophysicists, a past chairman of Colorado Public Radio, and was once a candidate for U.S. Senate.  He has founded or invested in approximately twenty-five startups. Since selling a predictive analytics software company, Rutt has focused on exploring the positive and negative economic, environmental, and social impacts of disruptive innovations. His 2015 e-book, Driverless Car Revolution, reached #1 in sales for Robotics and Automotive on Amazon. His second book, Our Driverless Future: Heaven or Hell? was published in 2018 in eBook and softcover versions on Amazon and was their #1 New Release in Mass Transit. He is currently focused on micro-mobility, new models for rural, urban, and suburban Affordable Living, and climate change.

Speaker

Abraham Leitner

Partner, Goulston & Storrs

Abe Leitner is a tax lawyer who handles complex domestic and cross-border transactions for clients doing business in the U.S. and internationally, including in Canada, Europe and China, as well as in the Middle East.  In doing so, he often counsels multinational corporations on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

He also frequently structures international joint ventures involving real estate investments in the United States and abroad, and advises real estate investment trusts (REITS) on their tax matters. 

Abe also advises private equity funds and other real estate investors in connection with Section 1031 and other efficient exit strategies.

He is particularly experienced in advising foreign governments, insurance companies, hedge funds, real estate developers, assisted living providers, manufacturers and high net worth individuals.

Prior to joining Goulston & Storrs, Abe was a Partner at a leading Canadian law firm recognized for its focus on business law, and was based in that firm's New York office. He is also the former Chair of the Young IFA Network Committee, IFA USA

Speaker

Jill Homan

Javelin 19

Jill Homan is President of Javelin 19 Investments, a Washington, DC-based real estate development, investment, and advisory firm and a leader in the new Opportunity Zone ("OZ") area.  Ms. Homan has more than fifteen years' experience in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing, asset management and leasing totaling almost $500 million in total capitalization.  Since January 2018, Ms. Homan has worked with legislative and Administrative members to develop a comprehensive understanding of the OZ program and advocate for regulations that allow for the real estate industry to participate in the OZ program. She has helped working groups of attorneys and accountants develop real estate deal structures to fit into the program guidelines and advocated for issues of importance to the real estate industry. Further, Ms. Homan has testified at the first IRS Opportunity Zone hearing in February 2019 and the second IRS Opportunity Zone hearing in July 2019. Ms. Homan is co-developing a $52 million multifamily project in an Opportunity Zone and raised OZ capital for the project. Ms. Homan has applied her knowledge of emerging communities and her expertise in policy and real estate to advise investors and developers on the OZ program. She has been a featured panelist on numerous past and future OZ programs. Ms. Homan previously worked as vice president for Perseus Realty, where she was responsible for acquisitions, underwriting, assisting in the capitalization of ongoing projects, and managing due diligence processes.  Additionally, Ms. Homan assisted in the formation and structure of a discretionary GP investment partnership and managed its investor relations.  She has extensive political and policy experience, having worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant and press secretary. Currently, she holds elective office and senior political party leadership positions. Further, she was one of eight members of the site selection committees for the 2016 and 2020 national conventions for one of the two major political parties.  Ms. Homan earned both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy degrees from Duke University, focusing on finance and authoring a thesis on urban revitalization.  Further, Ms. Homan holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Dayton--a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in German.  She is LEED® AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) and a member of Commercial Real Estate Women DC (CREW DC). She formerly served on the Board of Visitors for Duke University's School of Public Policy and currently co-chairs DukeDC, the organization serving the 13,000 Duke University alumni in metro Washington, DC. Ms. Homan resides in Washington, DC.

Speaker

Garett Bjorkman

First Vice President, Portfolio Oversight, CIM Group

Mr. Bjorkman leads Portfolio Oversight for CIM’s private real estate debt and Opportunity Zone investment strategies. He works closely with global institutional investors including sovereign wealth funds, public & private pension plans, family offices, endowments & foundations, and other strategic investors on structuring equity investments in CIM vehicles.

Mr. Bjorkman is also responsible for portfolio construction and coordination among internal teams to source, underwrite, close and execute new investment opportunities.

Mr. Bjorkman previously worked at real estate private equity firms holding positions in investments, capital markets, and investor relations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Real Estate and International Business from Denver University.

Speaker

Leanne Lachman

Executive in Residence, Columbia Business School

Leanne Lachman is President of Lachman Associates, an independent real estate consulting firm serving private and institutional investors. She is an Executive-in-Residence at Columbia University’s Graduate Business School, working closely with the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, and serves on the board of Lincoln National Corporation. After an early career in market analysis with Real Estate Research Corporation, where she served as President and CEO and initiated the Emerging Trends in Real Estate publication, Ms. Lachman moved into portfolio management for pension funds. She spent 13 years as a Partner with Schroder Real Estate Associates. Ms. Lachman’s research interests range from low- and moderate-income housing policy and the importance of the underground economy to long-term demographic patterns and urban redevelopment. Her two-year publication, Global Demographics: Shaping Real Estate’s Future, is co-authored with Deborah L. Brett and is published by the Urban Land Institute. They also co-authored ULI’s monographs titled Generation Y and Housing; Generation Y: Shopping and Entertainment in the Digital Age; and Millennials Inside the Beltway: Urban Optimists (2015 and 2018). Ms. Lachman is widely published and is a frequent speaker. She is a ULI Governor; is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, and The World Who’s Who of Women; and received the James Graaskamp Award for pragmatic real estate research in 1997 from the Pension Real Estate Association. She was awarded her B.A. from the University of Southern California and her M.A. from Claremont Graduate University.

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Alejandro Aravena

Elemental

Alejandro Aravena (Santiago, Chile 1967), graduated as an architect from Catholic University of Chile in 1992. He continued his studies of Theory and Art History in IUAV in Venice. In 1994 he established his own practice, Alejandro Aravena Architects. From 2000 until 2005, he taught at Harvard University, where he founded the Do Tank ELEMENTAL with Andrés Iacobelli. In 2010 he was granted membership as an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He also curated the 15th Venice Biennale, and in 2016 he received the Pritzker Prize. Since 2001 he has remained principal director of ELEMENTAL*.

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Eleni Reed

Head of Sustainability – Americas, LendLease Americas

Eleni Reed, Head of Sustainability, Americas leads the strategic implementation of Lendlease's Sustainability Framework across the Americas region lines of business to deliver project and portfolio-level environmental and social outcomes. Eleni spearheads the region's social impact initiatives focusing on workforce development and mental health promotion in the construction industry. She's a member of ULI's Advisory Group assessing health and social equity in real estate practice and serves as a board member on the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Prior to joining Lendlease, Eleni was Chief Greening Officer at the US General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service, where she led the integration of sustainability practices in real estate operations to create healthy, productive and environmentally high-performing workplaces across GSA's portfolio. Past roles have included leading sustainability programs at Cushman & Wakefield and the Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination at the City of New York.

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Karla Ballard Williams

Founder & CEO, YING

Karla Ballard Williams is Founder and CEO of YING, a peer to peer skill sharing and global time sharing platform (IOS /Android App) engaging members and organizations in a complimentary currency that supports community and individual benefits. YING helps groups and communities to facilitate on demand skill exchanges to assist with tasks between members. The platform has a b2b enterprise engagement for NGO's and Corporations as well creating a plug in play sharing ecosystem for any affinity group.

Ms. Ballard Williams was formerly SVP of Participant Media’s TAG division, a social-action agency working with brands, foundations and the public sector to ignite compelling campaigns that drove impact in vulnerable communities. Prior to joining Participant Media she was with Ogilvy & Mather as the SVP and lead for The IMPACT Studio working on projects that ranged from the State of California to Sony Pictures Television. Previously Karla worked at One Economy Corporation where she led a vital division of a $51 million BTOP grant focused broadband adoption and became and appointee to the Federal Communication's Committee on Diversity in Media. In addition, she created and led corporate relationships with partners such as Comcast/NBC, Verizon, Participant Media, Sprint, City Year and others. She is a current board member of Alliance for Women in Media and Co-Chair of the Gracie’s Awards Gala, the Marcus Graham Project, Hashtaglunchbag, A Sense of Home, and USC’s Next Gen Council for Stephen Spielberg’s SHOAH Foundation. She's been a visiting speaker at Harvard, UCLA and Georgetown University and is a former board member of the nation’s second largest Community College, Northern Virginia Community College. Karla is also the co-founder of the first Urban League in the state of Delaware, The Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, and served as the first female national president of the National Urban League Young Professionals.

In 2012 Karla was awarded in NYC the Keeper’s of the Dream award from the National Action Network.

Speaker

Robert McCartney

Senior Regional Correspondent, The Washington Post

Robert McCartney is Senior Regional Correspondent and Associate Editor of The Washington Post, where he covers the greater Washington region. Recently, he's written about Amazon HQ2, Metro and economic development. Bob does a weekly radio analysis of top local stories on WAMU (88.5 FM) on Fridays at 8:50 a.m., and has been a TV commentator on numerous stations. Previously, Bob was the top editor of The Post's Metro section from 2005 to 2009. In that position, he supervised coverage of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, for which the newspaper's staff received the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting. In a 37-year career at The Post, Bob served in other jobs including Foreign Editor, foreign correspondent, New York financial writer, and Managing Editor of The International Herald Tribune in Paris. As a reporter, Bob covered the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and civil wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua in the mid-1980s.

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Wendy White

Goulston & Storrs

Work History

Goulston & Storrs, PC

August 2016 - Present

Ms. White is Chair of the firm’s D.C. Real Estate transactional group. She concentrates her practice in development, joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions and financings of commercial properties in the DC metropolitan region as well as nationally. Her practice includes transactions involving office, hotel, retail, multi-family and mixed use properties. She has experience in all kinds of financings, including construction, term, and mezzanine loans, secured and unsecured lines of credit, and ground leases. Her clients include listed real estate investment trusts, public and private local, national and international companies with investments in the US, and nonprofits. 

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

April 2014 - August 2016

Ms. White founded the real estate practice group in DC for MMM and was the co-managing partner of the DC office.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP – March 1981-April 2014

Ms. White started her legal career in Washington at Shaw Pittman Potts & Trowbridge, where she started as an associate out of law school, was elected a partner, and eventually rose to chair the DC real estate practice and to serve for 5 years on the Managing Board of the merged firm, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. 

Ms. White sits on the Boards of Directors of Chevy Chase Trust Company (a private trust company with over $30 billion of assets under management), the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  She also sits on the DC Steering Committee of 2020 Women on Boards and the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) of ULI Washington.  She served as the General Counsel of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., for 10 years, ending in 2018, and currently serves on its Board.  She is a past President of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Washington, D.C., and a past officer and board member of the International Women’s Forum (Washington, D.C. chapter).  Ms. White also served on the Board of Trustees of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, the oldest public REIT in the country, for 8 years, ending in August 2016, and chaired the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee for 6. 

Bar Admissions & Other Affiliations

District of Columbia Bar Association; Florida Bar Association; The Economic Club of Washington D.C.; District of Columbia Building Industry Association; ULI (and WLI); Commercial Real Estate Women, DC; International Women’s Forum – DC; and Women Corporate Directors.

Community Involvement

Ms. White’s current community involvement includes service on the Board of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital.  She has served on the luncheon steering committee for the Youth in Real Estate Awards Luncheon benefitting the BGCGW since its founding in 2005, served as Chair of the event in 2013 and 2014, was an honoree in 2016, served on the Board of BGCGW until 2018, and also has provided pro bono legal services to the BGCGW.

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA, Real Estate—DC (2007-2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2006-2019)
  • Super Lawyers, Real Estate (2007-2019)
  • Washington’s Top Lawyers, Real Estate, Washingtonian (2007-2019)
  • Washington Business Journal – Outstanding Director Award (2014)
  • Impact Award, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), DC Chapter (2009)
  • Top Real Estate Transactional Lawyer in the Region, Washington Business Journal (2005)

Personal

Ms. White is married to a retired NASA satellite electronics engineer and freelance photojournalist and has 28-year-old twin daughters.  She grew up in Miami, FL, with 5 brothers. 

Education

  • BA, Sweet Briar College (1974)
  • Junior year at University of Virginia [transferred in; transferred out]
  • MFA, University of California, Irvine (1977)
  • JD, University of Miami (1981)

Speaker

Irena Savakova

Director of Design, Vice President, Leo A Daly

Irena Savakova, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C is global design principal for international planning, architecture, engineering and interiors firm LEO A DALY, and director of design for the firm's Washington D.C. studio. She is an award-winning design architect with 30 years of experience leading the design of new signature freestanding administrative facilities for a variety of educational, corporate, commercial and government clients. She began her design career in Bulgaria, and has practiced the European Union and the United States. Savakova teaches and mentors architecture students at her alma mater, the University of Maryland, and serves as a peer reviewer for the General Services Administration's Design Excellence program. She sits on the ULI Washington Placemaking Initiative Council.

Speaker

Holly Sullivan

Director of World Wide Economic Development, Amazon

Holly Sullivan is the Director of World Wide Economic Development at Amazon. She leads the economic development team for Amazon’s global investments including fulfillment operations, corporate offices, air cargo, studios and customer service centers. When Amazon decided in 2017 to create a $5 billion second corporate headquarters with 50,000 jobs, Holly was the person entrusted with leading the team that shaped Amazon's evaluation of the 238 bids received from cities, counties, and states across North America. She has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, most recently as President and CEO of the Montgomery Business Development Corporation in Maryland. She also formerly led economic development organizations in the Nashville region. Holly received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Tennessee.

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James Grunke

President and CEO, Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

James Grunke came to Erie and the position as President/CEO of the Erie Regional Chamber in September of last year. James brings more than 25 years of experience in economic development leadership roles to the position. James has had key roles at a number of economic development organizations, and at chambers of commerce. During his 6-year tenure at the Missoula Economic Partnership in Missoula, Mont., the community gained 10,000 new jobs while attracting nearly $1 billion in capital investment. The partnership assisted more than 100 new start-up companies and helped to attract more than 30 companies that relocated from other areas. Before moving to Montana, James worked as Project Director for Atlanta-based National Community Development Services, where he led successful campaigns that raised nearly $20 million for community and economic development priorities in several communities. He created and led chapters of the Keiretsu Forum, a network of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate investors, in Boise and Sun Valley, Idaho. He also held leadership roles with Idaho's Boise Valley Economic Partnership, Washington County Economic Development Commission and Orofino Chamber of Commerce James holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Policy degrees from Boise State University. He also is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute – widely regarded as the nation's premier economic development educational program – and the Northwest Community Development Institute, an intensive three-year training program for economic development professionals, community leaders and elected officials.

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George Karayannis

CityNOW, Panasonic USA

George Karayannis has 30 years of emerging technology and complex solution leadership experience at Fortune 100 firms & high-tech startups. Mr. Karayannis currently leads Panasonic's CityNOW Connected and Resilient Communities team focused on serving utilities and real estate developers, and also serves on the City of San Jose's Smart City Advisory Board. Mr. Karayannis previously held leadership positions at AT&T, Lockheed Martin and Schneider Electric. He co-founded a non-profit organization to define policies to achieve US energy independence, was elected a town councilman, and served on a US Air Force ICBM launch crew. Mr. Karayannis has authored a book on the ISO 37120 standard for Smart City indicators, is restoring a 100-year old opera house, has an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, a BA from the University of Dayton, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

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Bruce Rasher

Redevelopment Manager, RACER Trust

Bruce Rasher serves as the Redevelopment Manager of RACER Trust, an environmental response trust established as a qualified settlement fund, created by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in 2011 to assume title to, clean up, reposition and sell the properties abandoned by GM in its 2009 bankruptcy. The portfolio consisted of: 44 MM SF in 66 buildings on 7,000 acres of land in 89 locations in 14 states. The Trust's mandate, as stipulated in a 2010 Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement entered into by the U.S., the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the 14 states, is to sell these properties to buyers who will invest in new development, restore tax base and create jobs to help the communities hurt by GM's bankruptcy. Mr. Rasher is responsible for managing the marketing and sale of the Trust's properties, in consultation with the Administrative Trustee and Federal, state and local officials, as well as governmental affairs and communications. To date, RACER Trust has completed more than 70 sales resulting in pledges of more than $2.3 billion in private investment and 16,400 jobs. Prior to joining RACER Trust, Mr. Rasher was a Vice President with CBRE based in Detroit. He is the former mayor of Marshall, Michigan.

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Adam Ruggiero

Head of Client Solutions, Real Estate, MetLife Investment Management

Adam Ruggiero is the head of client solutions for MetLife Investment Management (MIM) Real Estate. Working with key stakeholders across MIM, Adam is tasked with developing real estate debt and equity solutions that meet the individual and collective needs of MIM's U.S. and non-U.S. clients. He actively monitors global markets, oversees the strategy development and structuring of new investment vehicles, and serves as a member of the Equity Investment Committee. Prior to his current position, Adam served as MIM's Global Head of Real Estate Research. In this role he worked with MIM Real Estate's regional offices, portfolio managers, and senior leaders to develop investment strategies for a broad range of real estate debt and equity products. Prior to joining MIM in 2015, Adam spent eight years with PGIM Real Estate occupying roles in strategy development, asset management, and portfolio management.

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Chandler Hogue

Gemdale USA Corporation

Chandler is passionate about creating human experiences through development that focus on community and resiliency. At Gemdale USA, he is responsible for sourcing and managing the firm's Southern California projects which includes approximately 900K sf of ground up office development. Prior to Gemdale he worked in structured finance and investment banking. An active member of ULI, he is the Co-Chair of Young Leaders Group, Los Angeles and sits on ULI Los Angeles Advisory Board. As Co-Chair he is responsible for for the strategic direction and leadership of the Young Leader cohort representing approximately 450+ members.

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Karen Washington

Founder, Rise & Root Farm

Karen Washington has lived in New York City all her life and has spent decades promoting urban farming as a way for all New Yorkers to access to fresh, locally grown food.  Karen has been a resident of the Bronx for over 26 years, although in 2015 she began living part time in Orange County, NY near the farm. Since 1985 Karen has been a community activist, striving to make New York City a better place to live. As a community gardener and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens, Karen worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens. As an advocate, she stood up and spoken out for garden protection and preservation. As a member of the La Familia Verde Community Garden Coalition, she helped launched a City Farms Market, bringing garden fresh vegetables to her neighbors. Karen is a Just Food board member and Just Food Trainer, leading workshops on food growing and food justice for community gardeners all over the city. Karen is a board member and former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, a group that was founded to preserve community gardens. She also co-founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS), an organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. In 2012 Ebony magazine voted her one of their 100 most influential African Americans in the country, and in 2014 she was awarded with the James Beard Leadership Award. Professionally Karen was a Physical Therapist for over 30 years, and she "retired" in April 2014 to start Rise & Root Farm.

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Cynthia Lau

Implementation Lead, City of Vancouver

Cynthia is an accomplished urban planner whose work at the City of Vancouver focuses on land use planning, development and implementation for large-scale mixed-use sites. Through her work on the Northeast False Creek Plan, Cynthia has facilitated many conversations involving complex and diverse community groups and voices. Her advocacy for equity in city building continues to influence policy development and engagement practices within her organization.

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Timothy Sands

President, Virginia Tech

Timothy D. Sands is the 16th president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, joining the university in June of 2014. A scientist, educator, and inventor, he has dedicated much of his career to advancing the impact of research and innovation in public education. As president, he has engaged the university community in a visionary plan called “Beyond Boundaries” to advance Virginia Tech’s role as a global land-grant institution. His foundational projects include: leveraging signature strengths to attract talent and generate cross-disciplinary creative energy, reimagining the residential Blacksburg campus to provide robust and adaptable infrastructure, expanding the Virginia Tech Carilion Academic Health Center to drive economic opportunity and NIH-funded research in the Blacksburg-Roanoke Region, and launching a 1-million-square-foot foot Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia to support the commonwealth’s economy with leading programs in computer science, software engineering, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Before coming to Virginia Tech, President Sands was executive vice president for academic affairs and provost of Purdue University, serving as acting president in 2012. He earned a bachelor's degree with highest honors in engineering physics and a master's degree and doctorate in materials science from the University of California. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Materials Research Society, and the National Academy of Inventors, and a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. President Sands is joined at Virginia Tech by his wife, Dr. Laura Sands, a professor of gerontology in the Department of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Follow President Sands on Twitter and Instagram at @VTSandsman.

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Bao Vuong

President, WhyHotel

Bao Vuong is the President and Co-Founder of WhyHotel. Prior to WhyHotel, Bao was the VP of Development at PN Hoffman where he led acquisitions and developments of over 1 million square feet of mixed use projects. Prior to PN Hoffman, Bao was a Managing Consultant in IBM's Global Business Services division and was responsible for managing and implementing finance solutions for Fortune 500 companies across the U.S. He has his B.S. from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and his M.B.A. with honors from U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

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Marty Burger

Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties

Marty Burger Chief Executive Officer Silverstein Properties, Inc. Marty Burger is Chief Executive Officer of Silverstein Properties, Inc. He leads the company’s day to day activities, and focuses on its acquisition, development and financing efforts in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining Silverstein, Mr. Burger was President and Chief Executive Officer of Artisan Real Estate Ventures, a company he founded in 2006. Prior to Artisan, Mr. Burger spent 15 years at Related, including serving as President of Related Las Vegas and Executive Vice President of The Related Companies, L.P. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Burger was a Vice President at The Blackstone Group working on acquisitions for its first three real estate opportunity funds. From 1993 to 1994, he worked for Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Real Estate funds, also on the acquisition side. Prior to that, Mr. Burger spent five years at The Related Companies where he was a Vice President of Development and Acquisitions. Mr. Burger received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Trustee and a Governor of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the Executive Committee of the Americas, the former Chairman of his Urban Development Mixed-Use Council nationally, and is the current Chairman of the New York District Council. Mr. Burger is on the Executive Committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an Advisory Board Member of the Center for Real Estate and Finance at Cornell University, and on the Advisory Board of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate. He is an active member of the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington, DC, and is on the Directors’ Advisory Council and the New York City Mortgage Committee of the M&T Bank. Mr. Burger is involved with Habitat for Humanity in Westchester with his sons, helping to create quality housing for those in need. He is a board member of The Catalog for Giving, a charitable organization providing funds to multiple programs benefitting underprivileged inner city children. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Battery Conservancy, is on the Lincoln Center Real Estate and Construction Council, and is a board member of the Partnership for New York City. In addition, Mr. Burger helps oversee the activities of the Downtown Division of the UJA Federation.

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Jennifer Coogen

Director, Corporate Initiatives & Innovation, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Navigator of digital disruption and connector of technology and business strategy. Extensive experience in strategic initiatives focused on emerging technology, and recently hyper-focused in smart building IoT. Jennifer Coogen has been with AvalonBay for nine years with prior experience in hospitality, education and government industries. She believes real-estate will benefit from a flexibility mindset to capture and deliver on things like momentary markets.

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Dawn Mottram

Director, Strategic Initiatives, Jonathan Rose Companies

Ms. Mottram joined Rose Companies in 2017 as Chief of Staff and now directs the Firm's strategic initiatives. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Mottram served as Head of Development for Southern Housing Group, a U.K.-based not-for-profit housing organization. While there, she directed a large and complex housing development program focused on the delivery of affordable, energy efficient, sustainable housing. Ms. Mottram received her M.A. in Sociology from the University of Glasgow.

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Chris French

Founding Member, Council on Open Building

Chris is an entrepreneur, inventor, and urban futurist based in Washington, DC. He is the founder of District Homes, a prefab urban housing startup with patented technology to create building blocks for sustainable, entrepreneurial and adaptable "missing middle" scale communities. A founding board member of the Council on Open Building, Chris is working to increase the capacity of the building industry to create flexible buildings and communities optimized for future adaptive reuse, in the belief that adaptability is a necessary foundation for the aspirations of our industry, including sustainability, affordability, walkability, and resilience. Without adaptability, we are "locking in" current decisions at the expense of the long-term life of a building or community. In addition to his work at District Homes, Chris is an in-house consultant to Hickok Cole Architects, working to redefine the process of multifamily design in preparation for the coming prefab and computational design revolutions.

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David Crabtree

Practice Leader | Design Leader, Perkins&Will

Fostering design excellence focused on positive impacts for the greater social, cultural, and community value through a collaborative research based process is my passion. I am very fortunate to currently serve as a Corporate, Commercial, and Civic Practice and Design Leader for Perkins + Will - NC. Design leadership experience with leading global design firms, as well as, regional firms has provided a foundation of over 17 years of Award Winning Design Experience that spans Workplace, Corporate Headquarters, Urban Mixed Use, Urban Design, Public Safety Headquarters, Municipal Planning, Transit, and other Health and Community project types, in addition to a construction background. Who I am and what I do: Creative Leadership – Leads the Vision, Discover, and Create process for Large Scale Urban Mixed Use, Corporate, Commercial, Civic, and other diverse markets Visible Expert – Develops research and thought leadership highlighting Holistic and Human Centered Design Think Beyond – Global firm practice leadership, team building, and market growth What drives my passion: • Community involved leadership including Local ULI Chapter Programs Board and ULI Regional Council • Leveraging our global Perkins+Will research database and developing thought leadership topics • Helping uncover the vision and design drivers for clients and their projects • Continued growth of a Diverse Award Winning Design Experience • Passion for Networking, Community Outreach, and Continued Professional Development Speaking and Research Initiatives: • ULI Fall 2019 Session Designer and Speaker • Gensler Workplace of the Future Research – Human Element – Multiple Intelligences and Workplace Design • World of Workplace 2015 Speaker: Return on Innovation – Maximizing Your Largest Investment • EDRA 2016 Presenter – Value of Design in Workplace Environments • 2016 ULI Carolinas' Speaker: Why Design Matters • 2016 Architecture Exchange East Speaker: Return on Innovation • 2016 Architecture Exchange East Speaker: Human Element • 2017 ULI Carolinas' Speaker: TOD Urban Idea Design Competition – Return to Nature • 2017 Charlotte Chamber Panelist: The Future of Smart Building in Charlotte • ULI Charlotte Program Committee, Regional Council member and Local Speaker • 2017 Architecture Exchange East Speaker: Innovation and Disruption • 2017 Architecture Exchange East Speaker: Living Machines • University of Florida GSoA Professional Practice Lecture 2013-Present – Purpose, Passion, and Perseverance • ULI Philadelphia Design Excellence Awards Juror (2016 | 2017 | 2018) Most importantly, I like to live life to the fullest and enjoy new experiences!

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Brian Swett

Arup

Brian Swett is a Principal in Arup's Boston office and serves as Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate. In this role, Brian leads the work of Arup in the Americas to integrate its advisory services with its key strengths in design, engineering and planning, delivered in the city context. He is a nationally recognized leader in resilience, climate change and sustainability strategy with over a decade of leadership experience in municipal government, real estate development, federal government, and non-profit sectors. Brian brings a breadth of experience on the government and private sides of sustainable urban development and management that allows him to deliver integrated and actionable strategies and solutions for major clients. Brian is a long-time and active member of ULI, and serves on the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance Advisory Board, the Sustainable Development Product Council, and the ULI Boston Program Oversight Committee.

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Nathan Hommel

Director of Planning and Design, University City District

Nate Hommel joined UCD in 2012, and has served as the Director of Planning and Design since Summer 2015. Nate uses his urban design expertise and dedicated enthusiasm to further enhance urban quality of life issues throughout University City. Nate was instrumental in launching Green City Works, UCD’s new landscaping social venture, and serves as a quality and design consultant for all landscaping projects that the venture executes. Before UCD, Nate worked as a landscape architect/urban designer for two firms in Philadelphia, and from 2010-2015, he served as an adjunct professor of landscape architecture at Philadelphia University, heading the urban design and community design studios. Nate is also one of the founding members of Open Streets PHL and has served as the External Communications Director for the organization. Nate holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. 

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Chris VanArsdale

President, VNV Development

Chris has more than 18 years of real estate development, legal, tax credit finance, and project management experience and has developed and/or owned approximately 400 multi-family and single-family dwellings in the Washington metro region. From 2008-2013 he served as Executive Director of the Canal Park Development Association, Inc. (a non-profit, public-private development agency affiliated with WC Smith & Co.). He directed the $27 million development of the Washington Canal Park and surrounding infrastructure and continues to serve on its Board of Directors. The public park is surrounded by mixed-use buildings, contains a LEED Gold certified restaurant, seasonal ice-rink, and is an innovative demonstration model for neighborhood-scale stormwater and green building systems. Chris was a founder and served for eight years as President of GreenHOME, Inc., now known as Greenspace, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to make affordable housing and neighborhoods green. He was an appointee to DC's Department of Energy and Environment Deep Green for Affordable Housing Technical Advisory Group. He was also a mayoral appointee to the DC Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board and has served as an advisor to the DC Property Assessed Clean Energy Program. He was an attorney in the Washington DC offices of Arent Fox, Greenberg Traurig, and Akin Gump, specializing in environmental law and brownfields redevelopment. In 2018, the City First Foundation awarded Chris its Community Builder Award for work to create and preserve quality affordable housing. He has a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, a master's in environmental management and resource economics from Duke University, and a law degree from Cornell Law School.

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Jee Mee Kim

Principal, HR&A Advisors, Inc.

Jee Mee Kim is a Principal with HR&A Advisors and brings 20 years of experience in managing complex urban development and transportation projects across the United States. As a leader in HR&A's Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and Transportation Practice, Jee Mee works with clients to develop funding strategies, create corridor and station-area plans, and build public support for TOD. Jee Mee shapes strategies for investment in urban downtowns that attract residents, workers, employers, and visitors. Her urban revitalization approach relies on market studies, catalytic project identification, and financial feasibility analyses. Prior to joining HR&A, Jee Mee was a Principal and Director of Planning at Sam Schwartz Engineering where she led transportation studies, environmental reviews, and land use approvals for major projects in New York City. Jee Mee began her career as a social justice leader, whose work ranged from organizing New York City's Asian immigrant communities around workers' rights and housing issues.

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Eric Quick

Chief Executive Officer, The Town Kitchen PBC

Eric has over twenty-five years experience in operations management in the industries of foodservice, retail, e-commerce and fresh food manufacturing. Eric has held senior leadership positions with start-up ventures and notable companies including McDonald’s, Disney, Safeway and Revolution Foods. Eric has a passion for recruiting and developing high caliber emotionally intelligent teams who successfully tackle hyper growth business opportunities. His track record demonstrates his ability to grow big ideas from inception to multi-year growth opportunities in the foodservice, retail and food technology segments. Eric currently holds the role of Chief Executive Officer of The Town Kitchen PBC, a Social Mission Food Technology Company focused on the B2B Food Delivery Segment. He also is the Founder & Chief Exploration Officer at Cloud 9 Fresh where his teams guide emerging and established companies pursue game changing strategic initiatives that focus on the convergence of fresh foods, technology and wellness. Eric previously held the role of Vice President of Commercial Operations at Juicero, a Food Technology Company, where he established the national sales, distribution and operations footprint to scale the company. Prior roles included Vice President of Culinary Operations at Eat Club and Senior Vice President of Operations for Revolution Foods where he established national supply chain and distribution footprint while evolving the manufacturing operations for growth. During his time with Revolution Foods, he improved revenues from $4M to $30M, expanded operations into four US markets and grew daily meal production from 12,000 to over 60,000. Eric’s passion for health, nutrition and innovation has been recognized with numerous retail, operational, design and training awards including Nation's Restaurant News' Hot Concepts! Visual Merchandising & Store Design (VM&SD) “1st Place-Retail Design” and Technology Training Magazine “Most Innovative Training Technology” Awards. Eric also holds a patent for design and manufacturing process for the first “Seatbelt Ready Takeout Bag” from the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). Currently, Eric is pursuing a Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology from University of Southern California. He has previously earned an MBA from The University of Redlands and Bachelor of Science in Resort and Lodging Management from California State University, Chico.

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Kyle Mangum

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Kyle Mangum is a regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  His research focuses on spatial economies and their dynamics - how people choose where to locate economic activities, how locations are priced, and how different markets evolve over time.  In particular, he studies labor migration and real estate dynamics with an emphasis on U.S. metropolitan areas, and he regularly briefs Federal Reserve staff on associated policy matters.  At the fall meeting, he will be offering a perspective from his research on the long run causes and consequences of regional migration.

He received his Ph.D. in economics from Duke University in 2012.  He previously taught at Georgia State University before joining the Federal Reserve System.

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Kofi Boone

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, NCSU, College of Design

Kofi Boone, ASLA is Professor of Landscape Architecture at NC State University in the College of Design. Kofi is a Detroit native and a graduate of the University of Michigan (BSNR 1992, MLA 1995). His work is in landscape architecture and environmental justice with a focus on democratic design and cultural landscapes. He is a University Faculty Scholar and a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers. His teaching and professional work has earned student and professional ASLA awards. Kofi is Vice President of Education and a Board Director of The Landscape Architecture Foundation. He is a founding member of the ASLA Environmental Justice Professional Practice Network and serves on the Editorial Advisory Committee for Landscape Architecture Magazine.

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David Winstead

Counsel, Ballard Spahr LLP

March 2008 David L. Winstead was appointed as Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the United States General Services Administration (GSA) on October 3, 2005. As head of PBS, Mr. Winstead is in charge of asset management and design, construction, leasing, operations and disposal for a real estate portfolio of more than 340 million square feet in 8,000 public and private buildings accommodating over one million Federal workers. PBS owns or leases nearly all civilian Federal office space, courthouses and border stations and many laboratories and storage facilities. The PBS annual budget is approximately $8 billion, more than 90 percent of which is contracted out to the private sector. Mr. Winstead has over 30 years of experience in the private and public sector in dealing with legal, real estate, transportation and public policy matters, in addition to serving in two branches of the Federal Government. He began his career as staff member to Senator Charles McMathias of Maryland, served as Executive Director of the Washington/ Baltimore Regional Association and as Secretary of Transportation for the State of Maryland. Prior to coming to GSA, Mr. Winstead was a partner in the law firm of Holland and Knight. His expertise with the firm focused on real estate, public law, government and transportation representation. He has been active, often in a leadership role, in numerous professional organizations, including former president and counsel to the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (DC/Suburban Maryland), member of the Johns Hopkins University Real Estate Advisory Board, member of the Urban Land Institute and the Greater Washington Board of Trade’s Transportation Committee. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Winstead has a law degree from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University in New York. He and his wife, Page, reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and have three children.

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Cary Kadlecek

Goulston & Storrs

Cary Kadlecek is a real estate attorney who focuses his practice in land use, entitlement, zoning, development, historic preservation and municipal law throughout the District of Columbia. He represents clients in a variety of land use and zoning matters relating to the development of mixed-use, residential, commercial, and institutional projects. Cary works with private developers, universities and educational institutions, and non-governmental organizations. Clients look to Cary for land use advice and certain entitlements for properties to be used in the education, institutional, residential, sports and entertainment, retail and office industries. Cary represents clients in front of virtually every land use regulatory and governing agency in the District, including the Zoning Commission, the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the Historic Preservation Review Board, the Public Space Committee, the Board for the Condemnation of Insanitary Buildings, the Office of Administrative Hearings, the National Capital Planning Commission, the Commission of Fine Arts, and a wide range of neighborhood and community organizations.

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Emeka Moneme

Senior VP; Managing Director, MG Capital, Menkiti Group

Emeka Moneme serves as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of MG Capital for The Menkiti Group, an integrated real estate services company headquartered in the District of Columbia, founded in 2004 with a mission to transform lives, careers, and communities through real estate. The company is dedicated to enhancing the fabric of life in America's urban neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and sale of residential and commercial property. Mr. Moneme brings his many years of experience as a leader across the public, private and non-profit sectors with a track record of leadership, innovation, and forging public-private partnerships. Emeka will use that experience to build out the company's investment and social impact platform. Most recently, Emeka served as Deputy Executive Director of the Federal City Council (FC2). Other notable public positions include serving as Chief Administrative Officer for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Director of the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT), as well as serving on the Boards of the regional Transportation Planning Board and WMATA. In addition to these public roles, Emeka was trained as an urban planner and financial analyst. During his private career, he has managed financial and managing consulting teams for both public and private sector clients on a wide range of management issues, major projects, and financings. Emeka has been active in ULI-Washington's Regional Inititiaves Council, including serving as Council Chair. Emeka and his wife reside in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC with their 4 children.

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Kevin Clausen-Quiroz

Project Manager, City of Anaheim Community Development Department

Kevin Clausen-Quiroz is an urban thinker and doer. Born, raised and still living in Anaheim, California, Kevin guides a more sustainable, equitable and economically thriving future as a Project Manager in the City of Anaheim's Community & Economic Development Department. By leveraging community assets, property holdings and infrastructure funding sources, Kevin facilitates catalytic public-private development projects, most notably a free microtransit service called FRAN (Free Rides Around the Neighborhood). Kevin's working on a wide array of commercial and hospitality developments, long-range planning efforts, mobility planning and storytelling programs for the diverse communities and destinations in the City. Most importantly, Kevin loves exploring cities with his wife on their journey to find the best ice cream in the world. As a former member of a boyband, Kevin's not one to turn down a microphone and a karaoke stage.

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Chris Roth

COO, Public Institutions, JLL

Mr. Roth is Chief Operating Officer for the Public Institutions’ practice at JLL (Jones Lange Lasalle). JLL is a Fortune 500 company providing global real estate services with a workforce of 91,000 individuals and annual revenues of $ 16.3 billion.

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Clara Brenner

Managing Partner, Urban Innovation Fund

Clara is co-founder and Managing Partner of the Urban Innovation Fund, a venture capital firm that invests in the future of cities. The fund provides seed capital and regulatory support to entrepreneurs solving our toughest urban challenges – helping them grow into tomorrow's most valued companies. Previously, she co-founded Tumml, a startup hub for urban tech. The organization has provided 38 startups with seed funding and mentorship, and hosts thought leadership events around urban innovation. In 2014, Forbes listed her as one of its "30 Under 30" for Social Entrepreneurship. Clara's work energizing urban entrepreneurship has been featured in numerous press outlets, including MSNBC and TechCrunch, among others. She serves on the Board of Tumml, as well as the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Bay Area Local Advisory Committee. Clara earned her MBA from MIT Sloan and BA from NYU.

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Adam Ducker

RCLCO

Adam Ducker is a Senior Managing Director at RCLCO, a real estate advisory firm, where he leads the firm’s Real Estate Economics practice area. RCLCO also provides management consulting and investment advisory services to organizations across the spectrum of land use. Real Estate Economics provides cutting edge market and financial analysis; entitlement and litigation support including fiscal, economic and other impact analysis; consumer research; product innovation; partner selection and public/private partnership formation. At ULI Adam is a vice chair of the Redevelopment and Reuse council; frequent speaker and moderator; is active in the Washington, D.C., district council; and has completed research with the Terwilliger Center and other thought leadership areas. A native New Yorker, Adam received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Columbia University and lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Michael Stevenson, FAIA

Perkins&Will

Michael Stevenson, FAIA is the Urban Design practice leader for the North Carolina practice of Perkins+Will. For over 30 years, Michael has designed award-winning projects for businesses, government, universities, and private institutions. Combining expertise in architecture and urban design, he excels in integrating master planning and architecture, emphasizing public space as a fundamental element of architectural design. Michael’s design philosophy is founded in urbanism and modernism, in that architecture must reflect history as a continuum with a future as well as a past.

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Jeff Barber

Principal / Firmwide Design Experience Leader, Gensler

October 2007 Jeff Barber, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal and Managing Director of Gensler's Washington, D.C. office. A global architecture, design, and planning firm with more than 2800 people, Gensler's design network includes 32 offices in North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. A designer with particular expertise in sustainable design, Jeff's portfolio spans multiple LEED-certified projects for global clients including Toyota, PNC Bank and Vornado. His designs have garnered awards from the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association, and his work has been published in journals including Architecture, Domus, and Architectural Record. A frequent lecturer on sustainable design, Jeff has delivered presentations at conferences for organizations including the AIA, USGBC and CREW. Under Jeff's leadership on the sustainable design task force, Gensler's professional staff has grown to include 600 LEED accredited professionals, more than any other design firm. Jeff received both his M Arch and BS from Yale University.

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Jason Fudin

CEO and Co-Founder, WhyHotel

Jason Fudin is the CEO and Co-Founder of WhyHotel based in Washington D.C. WhyHotel is a venture-backed startup that operates "turn-key, pop-up hotels" out of the vacancy of newly built luxury apartments during the lease-up phase. Blurring the line between hospitality and home, WhyHotel's model provides the value and space of a home-share and the consistency and service of a luxury hotel. WhyHotel began operations in 2017 under Vornado Realty and after their first pop-up hotel they spun out of Vornado to become an independent, venture-backed company. They have 400 units across 3 buildings that they are taking reservations for today and have raised about $15M in venture investment. With a pipeline of over 2,000 units in new developments, WhyHotel is growing from the DC/Baltimore area to a national footprint. Prior to WhyHotel, Jason and his co-founder, Bao Vuong, spent most of their careers in high-rise multifamily development. In their previous professional lives, Jason was an executive at Vornado Realty Trust, and Bao was an executive at PN Hoffman. With extensive experience in development, acquisitions, and capital markets, Jason and Bao have collectively managed over $2 billion of commercial real estate developments. What started as an innovative solution to a real estate market inefficiency has grown into a successful company focused on offering a superior, differentiated hospitality experience for customers and an amenity for long-term residents. Jason has his B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University and his M.S. in Finance and Real Estate from American University.

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Joseph Euphrat

Managing Director, CleanFund

Joe Euphrat has been at CleanFund since 2014. Prior, Joe spent 25 years in healthcare finance and real estate. While at E.F. Hutton and Lehman Brothers, he advised hospitals and health systems on capital planning, strategy and tax-exempt bond financing of over $8 billion. As hospitals continued to own and lease real estate, Joe began focusing exclusively on healthcare real estate, serving both the needs of hospitals and healthcare real estate investors. He headed the U.S. Western Region healthcare capital markets for and healthcare real estate for Kaufman Hall, a national advisory firm for hospitals and health systems. Joe is an Honors Graduate of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Member of the Board of Directors for Marin General Hospital and also serves as Vice Chair of both the Finance and Investment Committee for the Hospital.

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John Fitzgerald

Chief Executive, Asia Pacific, Urban Land Institute

John opened the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong in 2007. As Chief Executive Officer of ULI Asia Pacific he is the Institute’s lead executive in the region responsible for ULI’s strategy, initiatives, and operations across Asia Pacific. John and his team in Asia Pacific engage the region’s public and private sectors leaders on issues of land use and real estate development with a focus on improving sustainability, affordability, mobility, and infrastructure. John is responsible for key ULI initiatives such as: ULI Asia Pacific Summit, ULI/PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific report, Awards for Excellence, Professional Development, Advisory Services, and strategic partnerships. Before relocating to Hong Kong, John directed ULI’s Global Study Tour program leading delegations of senior executives and public officials to visit numerous countries with the core mission to exchange best practices on critical land use and development issues. Prior to joining ULI in 1998, John worked for a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., developing leadership and education programs on Capitol Hill.

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Geraldine Gardner

Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Geraldine Ide Gardner is the Executive Director of Centralina Council of Governments, the regional planning and coordination body for the nine counties in the Greater Charlotte, NC area. She previously served as the Director of Urban and Regional Policy program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and is still affiliated with GMF as a senior non-resident fellow. Her expertise lies in the integrated policies and cross-sector partnerships needed to build sustainable and inclusive cities. Prior to joining GMF in 2012, Geraldine served in key leadership positions in the administration of three mayors of the District of Columbia. Gardner received her masters degree in urban planning from the University of the California, Los Angeles and her bachelors degree from New York University. She recently served as adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Urban Planning Department and is an AICP certified planner.

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John Williams

President and Chief Investment Officer, Avanath Capital Management

John R Williams is President and Chief Investment Officer of Avanath Capital Management ("Avanath") an investment manager of real estate and real estate-related investments, based in Irvine, California. Avanath focuses on generating attractive risk-adjusted returns through current income and capital appreciation from its investments. Avanath utilizes a differentiated investment strategy to pursue opportunities in the Affordable/Workforce Housing, and Urban Multifamily market sector. Since its inception in 2008, Avanath has raised over $1 billion of investment capital, primarily from Endowments, US Pension Funds, International Pension Funds, Foundations, Banks and Life Insurance Companies. Over the past ten years, Avanath has acquired in excess of $1.8 billion in Affordable/Workforce apartment communities' nationwide (78 assets/10,000 units). A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Williams received his BS degree in finance from Duquesne University and attended the Executive Education Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Mr. Williams is a Governor of the Urban Land Institute ("ULI"), Current Chairman of the ULI Orange County District Council, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Multi Housing Council ("NMHC") and a member of the Duquesne University Business School Advisory Board. He is a frequent speaker at national real estate conferences sponsored by the ULI, Harvard Business School, University of California-Berkeley, Stanford Business School, UCLA Real Estate Forum, USC Lusk Graduate School of Real Estate, Duquesne University and the Pension Real Estate Association ("PREA"),

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Jon Davis

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Davis Companies

In 1976, at the age of 23, Jonathan G. Davis undertook his first major real estate project, an 83-unit renovation of a turn-of-the century brownstone city block. With this high quality development, Jon set the tone for a career focused on leading-edge projects. During the early 1980’s, Davis was a leader in Boston’s historic redevelopment boom. His many noteworthy successes included the conversion of the Brimmer Street Garage into the nation’s first condominium for cars and the redevelopment of Newbury Street’s landmark Exeter Theater into retail and office space. In the early 1990’s, Jon’s company was one of the first in New England to embark upon the acquisition of distressed debt and commercial properties in that post crash period and was once again one of the most active distressed asset investors on the East Coast in the 2009-2012 market correction. In the past twenty-five years, the company has significantly broadened its geographic and product focus and has completed developments and acquisitions comprising over fifteen million square feet of space and 7,000 residential units, representing an investment of approximately $4 billion. Today these companies are owners, developers and managers of twelve million square feet of office, healthcare, hospitality, retail and industrial properties and 5,000 multi-family units in 12 states. Additionally, they own a portfolio of real estate debt and securities with a face value in excess of $300 million and manage three co-mingled funds with equity capital in excess of $1.15 billion. In 2000, Jon was chosen by Ernst and Young as New England Entrepreneur of the Year in the real estate and construction category. In 2003, Jon was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals with the “Leader in Philanthropy” award. In 2006, Jon’s company was named recipient of the Distinguished Real Estate Award by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP). In 2014, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay awarded Jon its Norman Leventhal/Edwin Sidman Community Leadership Award. In 2015, The Boston Preservation Alliance awarded Jon its President’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. A 1975 graduate of Brandeis University, Davis is a member of its Board of Trustees and Chair of its Institutional Advancement Committee; a Director and Past Board Chair of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston; a Director of WBUR public radio; Former Director of The Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston; and 2008 President/2009 Board Chair of the Massachusetts Chapter of NAIOP. The Davis Companies is an integrated real estate investment, development and management firm headquartered in Boston that has invested more than $4 billion in gross asset value through real estate equity, debt and fixed-income securities. A combination of capital markets, development and management expertise allows The Davis Companies to nimbly tackle complex opportunities. Directly, and with its valued partners, The Davis Companies currently owns a real estate portfolio of approximately 12 million square feet of office, multifamily, retail, hospitality, light industrial, healthcare and bioscience properties across the Eastern United States. For further information, visit www.thedaviscompanies.com.

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Derek Chollet

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Derek Chollet is Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for security and defense policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States. He served in senior positions during the Obama administration at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon, most recently as the U.S. assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. He is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy, where he coedits “Shadow Government,” and is a regular contributor to Defense One. He is also an advisor to Beacon Global Strategies, an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. His most recent book is The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World.

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Jason Miller

CEO, Greater Washington Partnership

Jason Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Washington Partnership, taking the helm of the new organization in April 2017. The Partnership is comprised of a group of leading, civic-minded CEOs and entrepreneurs from the Greater Washington region—from Baltimore to Richmond—who’ve come together to address the critical economic issues facing the region and ensure it remains one of the world’s best places to live, work and build a business. It will advance inclusive, actionable solutions that strengthen the regional economy and position Greater Washington as a leading global region and center for commerce and innovation.

Prior to this role, Mr. Miller was the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council in the White House, joining the Obama Administration in 2010.  Mr. Miller led the Obama Administration’s economic policy development and coordination on manufacturing and innovation, transportation and infrastructure, tax policy, energy, entrepreneurship, and Puerto Rico. Some of his efforts include the creation of the Manufacturing USA institutes, the passage of legislation to address the crisis in Puerto Rico, the launch of SelectUSA – the first-ever federal effort to bring investment to the United States, and the release of the first-ever federal policy on automated vehicles. 

Previously, Mr. Miller was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco and with Marakon Associates in Chicago.  Mr. Miller received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  Mr. Miller currently resides with his wife and two children in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

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Cindy McCleary

Vice President - Market Lead Public & Institutional practice, Leo A Daly

As leader of LEO A DALY’s Minneapolis studio, Cindy McCleary, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is dedicated to finding new ways to collaborate and empower underrepresented voices, which she believes is key to exceptional design. An expert in visioning and consensus building, Cindy has focused her 20-year career on guiding and facilitating special interest groups, public sector clients and multiple stakeholders to realize strategically driven results. Her experience as a programmer and planner has earned her a reputation for advanced thinking and strategically-driven design processes.

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June Williamson

The City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture

June Williamson, RA, is Associate Professor and Chair of Architecture at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York. She is author of "Designing Suburban Futures: New Models from Build a Better Burb" and co-author with Ellen Dunham-Jones of the award-winning "Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs." A follow-up volume "The Retrofitting Suburbia Case Studies," is forthcoming. A frequent speaker and consultant, her writing is published in the books "Retrofitting Sprawl," "Social Justice in Diverse Suburbs," "Independent for Life: Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America," and others, as well as numerous journals, magazines, and blogs. She organized the "Build a Better Burb: Be Bold" and "ParkingPLUS" urban design challenges for Long Island's Rauch Foundation (http://buildabetterburb.org/). Over a 30-year career, she has practiced and taught architecture and urban design in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and Boston. Williamson received a B.A. with Distinction in Architecture from Yale University, an M. Arch. from MIT, and an M.U.P. in Urban Design from The City College of New York.

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Shayna Goldsmith

Associate, UrbanPlan & Professional Development, Urban Land Institute

Shayna Goldsmith is the Associate for UrbanPlan and Professional Development at the Urban Land Institute where she supports the growth and operation of ULI's educational offerings. Working with ULI's District Councils, she works to bring UrbanPlan to public officials, local government staff, and community leaders. Shayna also works on professional development programs, including the Certificate in Commercial Pro Forma Modeling Fundamentals and the Real Estate Entrepreneur Program, as well as the expansion of new public-focused offerings. Given her passion for creative placemaking, and being an artist herself, Shayna also has experience working with several local arts organizations. Prior to ULI, she was on the consulting team for CulturalDC, where she helped connect developers and artists in order to bring new public art, art spaces, and art events to her native Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Shayna is currently pursuing her Master’s in Urban & Regional Planning program at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies. She also serves as the Georgetown University student representative to the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art, with minors in history and art history, from Indiana University in Bloomington.

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Choon Fah Ong

Chief Executive Officer, Edmund Tie & Company (SEA) Pte Ltd

With more than 25 years’ experience in real estate and academia, Ong Choon Fah heads the executive leadership team for Edmund Tie & Company in her role as CEO. On top of strategy and management, her vision is to create a firm that is committed to industry-leading real estate consultancy that adheres to the highest ethical principles, supporting the community for long-term sustainability. Choon Fah’s broad expertise in research and consulting in Singapore and beyond, in conjunction with her wide-ranging experience across commercial, government and non-profit organisations, give her an excellent overview of the industry. Choon Fah is the Chair of Singapore for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and a member of the APAC Executive Committee, Honorary Real Estate Consultancy Advisor to the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS), and member of the Council for Real Estate Agencies’ (CEA) Professional Development Committee. She is also a licensed valuer and salesperson, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (FSISV). Beyond real estate, Choon Fah’s wide-ranging interests include the arts, education and lifelong learning. She sits on the management board of the National University of Singapore Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies (NUS IREUS) and is a life member of the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

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Gabriela Canamar Clark

Partner, LandDesign

Gabriela joined LandDesign in 1998 with an architectural background, a passion for public spaces and extensive experience in mixed-use, urban infill, residential and commercial projects. As Partner and a senior lead designer in the Alexandria office, Gabriela is responsible for project VISIONING and storytelling through design, concept development and project management. She takes clients through successful project zoning entitlements, works with the design teams and municipal staff to convey the sense of place and the rationale behind the IDEA. She leads design teams through the preparation of full construction documents for large complex projects such as the downtown and waterfront at National Harbor, and the challenging re-development of Downtown Silver Spring. A Fulbright Scholar, Gabriela earned a degree in architecture from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York and is a registered landscape architect in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersay. She is also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute and also serves as a board member of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.

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Khushbu Sikaria

Vice President - Bozzuto Management Company, The Bozzuto Group

Khushbu Sikaria, Vice President of Innovation & Product Development, focuses on the long-term
innovation strategy and product development for Bozzuto. In her role, she works with start-ups, venture
capital firms and strategic partners to ensure the company remains at the forefront of the evolving real
estate technology environment. Khushbu has been integral to the growth and expansion of Bozzuto
Management Company, including increasing the company’s portfolio to 68,000 in FY17. Prior to her
current position, Khushbu was the Vice President of Advisory Services, where she was responsible for new
project acquisitions, client retention and implementing Bozzuto Management Company’s Strategic Plan.

She joined Bozzuto in 2011 as the company’s Social Marketing Strategist and subsequently served as a
Marketing Manager for a portfolio of stabilized and lease-up properties.

Prior to joining Bozzuto, Khushbu founded an e-commerce retail business that helped emerging luxury
designers reach consumers on a broad scale, worked at a boutique branding agency and practiced law in
Florida. Her diverse experience allows her to approach her job from both a creative and analytical
perspective. Khushbu holds a JD/MBA from the University of Baltimore and a BS in Marketing from the
University of Florida. Khushbu was recently awarded Multifamily Executive’s 2016 Rising Star award,
highlighting her diverse and exceptional work experience with Bozzuto.

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Tonia Ries

Executive Director of Intellectual Property, Edelman

Tonia E. Ries is Executive Director of intellectual property at Edelman, a role that includes stewardship of the Edelman Trust Barometer, now in its 19th year, the Earned Brand research into consumer relationships with brands, as well as the development of new research and thought leadership initiatives. She leads the firm’s global knowledge agenda across practices, geographies and clients, and acts as a catalyst for new thinking and discourse on business, communications and brands in a multi-stakeholder society.

Tonia has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, research, strategy and media. Before joining Edelman, she led Modern Media, the marketing and events agency she founded to help media companies and marketers innovate in a changing market. While leading Modern Media, she created and produced The Realtime Report and Conferences, focused on the business use of the social, mobile and real time web. Before founding Modern Media in 2002, Tonia served as a publishing and marketing executive for a series of business-to-business media brands, including Information Week and PC Magazine.

Tonia regularly speaks at industry events and has been quoted on topics such as trust and the business impact of media transformation by news outlets such as The New York Times and NPR.

You can follow Tonia on Twitter at twitter.com/tonia_ries.

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Matt Kelly

CEO, JBG SMITH Properties

Matt Kelly is the CEO of JBG SMITH and a member of the board of trustees. Prior to the formation of JBG SMITH, Matt served as a Managing Partner of the JBG Companies and a member of the Executive Committee and Investment Committee. He previously was co-head of the firm's Investments Group and was primarily responsible for JBG's investment strategy and the investment and acquisition activity of the JBG Investment Funds. Prior to joining the JBG Companies in 2004, he was a co-founder of ODAC Inc., a media software company, and worked in private equity and investment banking with Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston and Goldman Sachs, & Co in New York. Mr. Kelly currently serves as member of the NAREIT Advisory Board of Governors, Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council and Trustee and member of Executive Committee of the D.C. Policy Center. He is Vice-Chair of the Medstar Health Washington Hospital Center Board of Directors and Host Co-Chair of ULI Fall 2019 Meeting. He is board member of Greater Washington Partnership, Halcyon, and a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Ayuda, Inc., an immigrant focused non-profit organization in the D.C. metro area. He is also a member of The Urban Land Institute and has lectured at Georgetown University and The University of Notre Dame. Mr. Kelly holds a B.A. with honors from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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Jeannie Renne-Malone

Vice President, Sustainability , Prologis

Jeannie Renne-Malone, LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP, Vice President ESG at Prologis is responsible for developing, implementing and communicating a global Environmental Stewardship, Social Responsibility and Governance and Ethics (ESG) strategy for the company. She sets goals and objectives, establishes strategies, engages stakeholders, tracks progress and reports results for corporate operations and the global logistics portfolio. She communicates the company's ESG efforts throughout Prologis and to key stakeholders, including employees, customers and investors. She also oversees development of the annual carbon footprint and sustainability reporting to various organizations and leads various strategic ESG initiatives including a Customer Sustainability Advisory Council, the Community Workforce Initiative to address customers' labor pain-points, assessing design features that promote health and well-being, and setting Science Based Targets. She has over 15 years of experience in sustainable development, technology transfer, renewable energy, climate change, greenhouse gas accounting, green financing, and sustainability planning and reporting in the US and in Latin America. She has an MA in International Finance and Development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, a BA in Spanish from the University of Washington, and holds several sustainability certifications. She is fluent in Spanish.

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Mark Wilsmann

Managing Director & Head of Real Estate Equity Strategies, MetLife Investment Management

Mark Wilsmann #229157 July 22, 2002 Mark Wilsmann is Managing Director and Head of Equity Investments for MetLife Real Estate Investors. Named to this role in 2012 in conjunction with MetLife’s launch of its real estate asset management business, Wilsmann is responsible for leading MetLife’s $20 billion direct property investment platform, investing on behalf of the MetLife General Account as well as institutional investors including public and private pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. His team recently established a new flagship open-ended fund, the $2.8 billion MetLife Core Property Fund, as well as core/core-plus managed accounts. Annual acquisitions volume has exceeded $2 billion in each of the past three years. Between 2003 and 2012, Wilsmann led MetLife’s commercial mortgage lending business, directing product design, pricing, and origination activities and chairing the investment committee. Under his leadership, MetLife became recognized as the top life company portfolio lender, with annual lending volume averaging more than $10 billion. Over his 26-year real estate career with MetLife, Wilsmann held roles in asset management, acquisitions, loan production, portfolio management, regional operations, and merger integration. He served on the board of directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association and the leadership of the Commercial Mortgage Board of Governors of the MBA. He is a trustee and member of the Urban Land Institute, and is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, and the Capital Markets Committee of the Real Estate Roundtable. Wilsmann holds a BA and MBA from Wake Forest University.