The Urban Land Institute Welcomes Distinguished Real Estate Leaders to its Global Board of Directors and Roster of Global Governing Trustees

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – Five internationally renowned real estate industry leaders have been added to the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Board of Directors, and 23 additional industry luminaries have been added to the roster of ULI’s Global Governing Trustees. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization with more than 44,000 members dedicated to leadership in responsible land use and creating thriving, sustainable communities worldwide.

The Global Board of Directors, which is the global governing body of the Institute, provides strategic direction for ULI in conjunction with the executive committees of each of the regions in which ULI has a presence: the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Working with ULI’s regional leadership, the Global Board has guided the development and implementation of ULI’s global strategic plan, a multiyear strategy to improve member engagement and expand member impact worldwide. The plan seeks to improve member-to-member connections; strengthen and broaden ULI’s member networks; and encourage more philanthropic giving to support ULI’s mission-oriented work.

The new Global Board members are newly appointed ULI Global Chairman Owen Thomas, chief executive officer, Boston Properties, LLC, Boston, Massachusetts; Goodwin Gaw, chairman and managing principal, Gaw Capital Partners, Hong Kong; Anne Kavanaugh, member of the board and chief investment officer, PATRIZIA Immobilien AG, London, United Kingdom; Roy Hilton March, chief executive officer, Eastdil Secured, New York, New York; and Amy Price, president and chief investment officer, Bentall Kennedy, San Francisco, California.

They join current board members and ULI leaders Thomas W. Toomey, ULI’s immediate past global chairman, and the chairman, chief executive officer and president of UDR in Highlands Ranch, Colorado; ULI Foundation Chairman Douglas Abbey, chairman, Swift Real Estate Partners, San Francisco, California; ULI Americas Chairman John R. “Jack” Chandler, founder, Majesteka Investments Holding, Winnetka, Illinois; ULI Secretary Peter Ballon, managing director and head of investments – real estate, CPPIB, Toronto, Canada; ULI Treasurer Thomas R. Arnold, Global Head of Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Abu Dhabi; ULI Europe Chairman Jürgen Fenk, chief executive officer, SIGNA Holding GmbH, Berlin, Germany; ULI Asia Pacific Chairman Nicholas Brooke, chairman, Professional Property Services Limited, Hong Kong; and at-large members Patricia R. “Trish” Healy, principal, Hyde Street Holdings, LLC, Raleigh, North Carolina; Wayne Ratkovitch, president, The Ratkovich Company, Los Angeles, California; Ralph Rosenberg, global head of real estate, KKR, New York, New York; Marty Burger, chief executive officer, Silverstein Properties, New York, New York; Constance B. Moore, corporate director and investor, San Francisco, California; Francois X. Trausch, chief executive officer, Allianz Real Estate, Munich, Germany; and W. Edward Walter, ULI global chief executive officer.

“As we continue to implement our Global Strategic Plan, the thoughtful direction of these new board members will be invaluable in guiding our work and increasing the positive impact our members are making in communities around the globe,” Walter said.

Both the Global Board members and Global Governing Trustees are serving terms that began July 1. The newly elected Global Governing Trustees reflect the global composition of ULI’s membership, with representatives from the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. They were nominated by the Global Board of Directors and subsequently elected by the Institute’s full members. Each candidate’s ULI activity and participation, in addition to industry leadership, were among the criteria considered for the nominations.

The new Global Governing trustees are Tetsuji Arimori, executive vice president, Mitsubishi Estate Co., LTD, Tokyo, Japan; Patricia Barrigan, managing partner and co-founder, Benson Elliot Capital Management, London, United Kingdom; Prof. Dr. Stephan Bone-Winkel, managing partners, ceos Investment GmbH, Berlin, Germany; Hei Ming Cheng, chairman, Kailong Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, Shanghai, China; Frank Cohen, senior managing director, Blackstone CRE, New York, New York; Sarah Cooper, managing director and global head of real estate equity sales, BAML, Hong Kong; Xavier Denis, chief development officer, AG Real Estate, Brussels, Belgium; Goodwin Gaw, chairman and managing principal, Gaw Capital Partners, Hong Kong; Lars Huber, chief executive officer Hines Europe Region, senior managing director, Hines Europe, London, United Kingdom; Alexander Gebauer, chief executive officer and member of the executive committee, Allianz Real Estate West Europe, Munich, Germany; Karen Horstmann, portfolio manager, Norges Bank Investment Management, New York, New York; Bryan J. Koop, executive vice president, Boston Region, Boston Properties, Boston, Massachusetts; Ian Mackie, Brisbane, Australia; Roy Hilton March, chief executive officer, Eastdil Secured, New York, New York; Kelly Sewell Nagel, regional vice president, development, AIMCO, Bethesda, Maryland; Sophie van Oosterom, chief executive officer and chief investment officer, CBRE Global Investors, the Netherlands; Jon Tanaka, head of Japan real estate, Angelo Gordon Int’l, LLC, Tokyo, Japan; Edward Siskind, founder and chief executive officer, Cale Street Partners, LLP, London, United Kingdom; Dr. Megan Walters, executive managing director, head of research Asia Pacific, JLL-Singapore, Singapore; Lin Wang, director of city planning, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Mainland China; Kavindi Wickremage, managing director, Bain Capital Real Estate, Boston, Massachusetts; Takashi Yamamoto, managing director, senior executive managing officer, chief operating officer, international division, Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd, Japan; and Kevork A. Zoryan, managing director, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, Los Angeles, California.

“We are delighted to welcome these leaders as Global Governing Trustees,” Walter said. “Their industry expertise and commitment to ULI will be invaluable as we work to improve the member experience and expand ULI’s reach worldwide.”