Stephanie Baden Appointed as New ULI Germany Executive Director

FRANKFURT (31 August 2017) – Stephanie Baden; former Head of Marketing and Communications, Real Estate at Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen; has been appointed as the new Executive Director of ULI Germany. She will start in her new role on 1 September 2017 and will report to Lisette van Doorn, Chief Executive of ULI Europe.

As Executive Director of ULI Germany, Baden plans to raise ULI’s public profile in Germany, emphasising the work ULI does outside the boundaries of traditional real estate.

“ULI’s body of work extends well beyond the borders of commercial real estate,” said Baden. “From education programmes like UrbanPlan, to advisory services and workshops designed to solve pressing issues in cities, to our commitment to creating healthier places in Germany, our work touches every aspect of the built environment.  Our mission and work are socially relevant, because the way we plan and build affects all of us.

“While ULI is well known in German real estate circles, we are relatively unknown outside of the industry. As Executive Director, I hope to expand our presence in other sectors and raise our public profile through increased media activity, exciting membership campaigns, and new partnerships.”

Baden has nearly 10 years of experience in the real estate industry and has held a variety of positions at Helaba and Lazard & Co. GmbH. She has been an active member of ULI for the past three years and has served on ULI Germany’s Building Healthy Places Committee since 2015.

“Stephanie’s experience, her commitment to ULI’s mission, and her enthusiasm for strengthening ULI’s presence in Germany make her ideal for this role,” said Lisette van Doorn, Chief Executive of ULI Europe. “I look forward to working with Stephanie to create even more valuable opportunities for ULI in Germany.”

“Having worked with Stephanie for many years, I have seen first-hand her passion for the built environment,” said Juergen Fenk, Chairman of ULI Germany. “With this passion and her extensive industry experience, I am confident that she will help ULI Germany provide even more value for its members.”

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