Six European Real Estate Leaders Among ULI’s Newly Elected Governing Trustees

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Twenty-three of the world’s foremost real estate industry leaders, six of whom are based in Europe, have been elected to serve as new ULI governing trustees for terms that begin July 1, 2017. The governing trustees, who frame ULI’s broad direction and agenda, provide leadership in member advancement of the Institute’s mission. The addition of the 23 elected governing trustees brings the total number of elected ULI governing trustees to 139.

The newly elected governing trustees reflect the global composition of ULI’s membership, with representatives from each of the three regions in which ULI has a presence: the Americas, the Asia Pacific region, and Europe. They were nominated by the ULI 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 addition of these extraordinary land use leaders to our roster of governing trustees is strengthening ULI’s knowledge base and broadening its global reach,” said ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. “As ULI continues to expand, the expertise of our governing trustees is invaluable in guiding our work and expanding our impact.”

The following ULI leaders have been elected to a four-year term beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2021: Gero Bergmann, member of the board, Berlin Hyp AG, Berlin,; Lucy C. Billingsley, partner, Billingsley Company, Dallas,; Robert G. Byron, chairman and cofounder, Blue Vista Capital Management LLC, Chicago; Daniel M. Cashdan, president, HFF Securities, Westlake Village, California; Nathalie Charles, regional head of asset management and transactions, head of southern Europe, AXA IM Real Assets, Puteaux, France; Christopher Choa, principal/design director, AECOM, London; Clare De Briere, founder, C+C Ventures, Los Angeles; David Faulkner, managing director, valuation and advisory services Asia, Colliers International, Hong Kong; Marnix Galle, executive chairman of the board, IMMOBEL SA, Brussels; George Hongchoy, CEO, Link Asset Management Limited, Hong Kong; Brad M. Hutensky, CEO, Hutensky Capital Partners, Hartford, Connecticut; Henrie W. Kötter, chief investment officer, ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Company KG, Hamburg, Germany; Keith M. Locker, CEO and president, Inlet Capital LLC, New York City; William C. MacDonald, president and chief investment officer, Mill Creek Residential Trust, Bethesda, Maryland; Steven Marsh, managing director, MIT Investment Management Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Sharmil Modi, principal, the Baupost Group, Boston; Blake G. Olafson, managing partner, Asia Capital Real Estate Pte. Ltd., Singapore; Amy G. Price, president and chief investment officer, Bentall Kennedy LP, San Francisco; Alan F. Riffkin, managing director, Lazard Freres & Company LLC, New York City; Dr. N.H. Seek, chairman, Global Logistics Properties Limited, Singapore; K.K. So, Asia Pacific real estate tax leader, PwC, Hong Kong; Bob van der Zande, director, residential markets, city of Amsterdam, department of city development, Amsterdam; and K. Jay Weaver, cofounder and managing principal, Walton Street Capital LLC, Chicago.

The following governing trustees were elected to serve an additional four-year term that extends from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2021: Naoto Aiba, representative director and executive vice president, Mitsubishi Estate Company Ltd., Tokyo; John R. Chandler, chairman of global real estate, BlackRock, New York City; Sigrid Duhamel, president, CBRE Global Investors, Paris; Rosemary Feenan, head of global research programs, JLL, London; Hiroo Mori, director and executive vice president, Mori Building Investment Management Company Ltd., Tokyo; and Jon H. Zehner, global cohead of Client Capital Group, LaSalle Investment Management, London.