ULI 2017 Annual Report


We are individuals bound to one another. Members connected to communities. Leaders linked to the world.


  • Innovation / Americas

    Reimagining an Industrial Corridor

    A University of Texas at Austin team proposes a new neighborhood along the Chicago River that taps into the city’s industrial roots.

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  • Connections / Europe

    UrbanPlan Expands across Europe

    Students in Poland, Ireland, and Germany are participating in an immersive educational workshop that illustrates the fundamental forces of urban development.

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  • Innovation / Asia Pacific

    Staying Globally Competitive

    An Advisory Services panel urges Hong Kong leaders to retool urban design guidelines to encourage livability, thereby increasing the region’s competitive advantage.

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  • “We’re actually tackling the social aspects, the economic aspects [of cities]. We’re making better cities around the globe. And that’s exciting at this stage in my career.”
    – Tom Toomey, ULI Global Chairman
  • “Over your career, some of your closest friendships are in ULI because you have all those shared experiences. If you've worked together on panels, if you've worked together on juries, it builds strong friendships.”
    – Randy Rowe, Immediate Past ULI Global Chairman
  • “FY 2017’s many achievements were based in large part on listening—listening to our members and adjusting the organization’s offerings based on their feedback. The feedback from each listening exercise points to one overarching conclusion: members want to do more with ULI. ”
    – Patrick L. Phillips, ULI Global CEO
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Tom Toomey and Michael Spies

  • Michael Spies
    ULI Global Governing Trustee
  • Tom Toomey
    ULI Global Chairman
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Trish Healy and
Alex Rose

  • Trish Healy
    ULI Americas Chairman
  • Alex Rose
    ULI Foundation
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ULI’s greater purpose is to engage and empower members to make an impact—to make a difference in how communities grow and thrive.

– Stephen R. Quazzo, ULI Foundation Chairman


  • 40,000+

    ULI members representing all aspects of the real estate and land use industry in 82 countries

  • 7,400+

    Opportunities available in Navigator, ULI’s main portal for member engagement

  • 1,100+

    Advisory Services panels and technical assistance panels delivered by ULI members to communities since 1947.

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