ULI’s Urban Land Magazine names Six Europeans as Winners of Inaugural 40 Under 40 Competition

LONDON (October 21, 2014) — Urban Land magazine, the flagship publication of the Urban Land Institute, has named six Europeans among the winners of its first-ever 40 Under 40 competition, which recognizes the best and brightest young land use professionals from around the globe as determined by a jury of leading ULI members.  The winners from Europe are Kate Brown, Grosvenor Group, London; Bjarke Ingels, BIG, Copenhagen; Dmitry Mints, O1 Properties, Moscow; Nico Rottke, EBS University, Wiesbaden; Martijn Vlasveld, CBRE Dutch Retail Fund, Amsterdam; and Sophie Walker, JLL, London.

The winners were recognised today by ULI Global Chairman Lynn Thurber during an address to attendees at the institute’s 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City. “These professionals are already making an impact on the industry,” Thurber said. “They are demonstrating outstanding leadership in all areas of real estate — design, development, finance, planning, sustainability, public policy, and academia. Their work is helping to keep ULI at the forefront of community building in the 21st century.”

The other winners of the 40 Under 40 competition are: Brian Abernathy, Philadelphia Redevelopment, Philadelphia; Mariela Alfonzo, State of Place, New York City; Ryan Botjer, Tishman Speyer, Shanghai; Karen Brennan, LaSalle, Chicago; J. Keith Brown, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, Fla.; Hector Calderon, Encore Housing Opportunity Fund, San Francisco; Bryan K. Chan, Shui on Land, Shanghai; Youngmin Chang, CityNet, Seoul; Aruna Doddapaneni, Bridge Housing Corporation, San Diego; Rukiya Eaddy, MARTA, Atlanta; Carlos Febres-Mazzei, CBRE, Boston; Alfred Fraijo Jr., Sheppard Mullin, Los Angeles; Kyrus L. Freeman, Holland & Knight, Washington, D.C.; Michael Grove, Sasaki, Boston; Carla Guerrera, Stantec, Vancouver; Jeremy Hudson, Specialized Real Estate Group, Fayetteville, Ark.; Sai Tan Jason Hui, Shimao, Hong Kong; Erin Christensen Ishizaki, Mithun, Seattle;Douglass Karp, New England Development, Boston; James Lu, Perkins and Will, Shanghai; Kaye Matheny, HR&A Advisors, New York City; William O’Donnell, Prologis, San Francisco; Thomas Pacello, Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, Memphis, Tenn.; Karima Patricia Palafox, Palafox Associates, Manila, Philippines; Mehul Patel, Empire State Development, New York City; Craig Robinson, Colliers, New York City; Clare Sowden, PWC, Sydney; Byron Stigge, LEVEL Agency for Infrastructure, New York City;Christopher Tynan, Morgan Stanley, Sydney; David van der Leer, Van Alen Institute, New York City; Jed Walentas, Two Trees Development, New York City; Michael Ward, Grosvenor, Vancouver; Adam Weers, Trammell Crow, Washington, D.C.; and Serena Wolfe, EY, New York City.

“Celebrating excellence, in projects and professionals alike, is one of the key objectives we pursue at ULI, and we designed this program as one more way of showing the best of ULI to the world – and drawing the best in the world to ULI,” said ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. “These leaders represent those who are pushing the envelope, who are embracing new approaches to improve the built environment.”

The winners were selected from more than 400 nominations submitted by ULI members from around the world. Jury members were Toby Bozzuto, president, The Bozzuto Group, Greenbelt, Md; Simon H.T. Clark, Head of European Real Estate, Linklaters LLP, London; Jill S. Hatton, director, University of Wisconsin Foundation Board, Boston, Mass.; Tyler W. Higgins, managing partner, Orchard Partners, Lafayette, Calif.; Kari Pitkin, managing director, real estate, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London; Kenneth Rhee, chief executive officer, Huhan Business Advisory (Shanghai) Company Limited, Shanghai; former ULI Chairman Marilyn Jordan Taylor, dean and Paley Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Philadelphia, Pa.; and former ULI Chairman J. Ronald Terwilliger, chairman emeritus, Trammell Crow Residential, Dallas.

The winners are being recognised at several events at the Fall Meeting, including an Urban Land reception, and each one will be profiled in a special section in the magazine’s November-December issue. Their profiles are available at 40under40.uli.org.

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The Urban Land Institute is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has nearly 33,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.