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ULI Welcomes New Members of the Global Board of Directors and Governing Trustees

ULI Atlanta is so pleased to share the appointment of three members to significant leadership positions in the Americas and globally for the Urban Land Institute.

All three of these individuals have provided remarkable leadership to ULI Atlanta and ULI more broadly over the years in the advancement of ULI’s mission to “Shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide”. Highlights of their leadership include:

  • Lisa Gordon, CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, has been appointed as a Global Governing Trustee. Lisa is immediate past chair of ULI Atlanta and currently serves as Governance Chair. She serves on the Americas Executive Committee and is Co-chair of the DEI Committee nationally;
  • Faron Hill, President, Peregrine Oak, has been appointed incoming Chair of the ULI Foundation and a Global Governing Trustee. He is the co-founder and immediate past co-chair of the ULI Atlanta Capital Markets Council. He currently serves on the ULI Atlanta Advisory Board; and
  • Tyrone Rachal, President of Urban Key Capital Partners, has been appointed as Global Governing Trustee. Tyrone is currently serving as Vice-Chair for ULI Atlanta and is past chair of the Public-Private Partnership Council nationally. Tyrone has been deeply engaged in advisory services panels, most recently serving on a panel to help advise the U.S. Virgin Islands on rebuilding its critical affordable housing stock after two category 5 hurricanes hit in 2017.
  • Both Faron and Tyrone are graduates of the inaugural class of the ULI Atlanta Center for Leadership (2010).

The Global Governing Trustees serve as the high-level leadership group of ULI, responsible for representing and serving as the voice of the broad and diverse membership in substantive matters facing ULI in the execution of its mission, including:

  • Electing the Global Chairman, the Global Board of Directors, Life Trustees, the ULI Foundation Board of Directors, and the Foundation Chairman.
  • Framing the broad direction and agenda of ULI.
  • Providing intellectual capital for the organization and for creating vibrant connections to organizational issues and initiatives.

Here’s the full announcement from the Urban Land Institute:

WASHINGTON D.C. (July 6, 2021) – Five internationally renowned real estate industry leaders have joined ULI’s Global Board of Directors, and 34 additional industry luminaries have been added to the roster of the Institute’s Global Governing Trustees. Both the Global Board members and Global Governing Trustees will serve on a voluntary basis beginning on July 1, 2021.

The Global Board of Directors, which is the Institute’s global governing body, provides strategic direction for ULI in conjunction with the executive committees of each region in which ULI has a presence: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and the Asia Pacific region.

Working with ULI’s regional leadership, the Global Board continues to implement the Institute’s Global Strategic Plan, a multiyear strategy to improve member engagement and expand member impact worldwide, while taking into consideration the wider industry response to COVID-19. The plan seeks to improve member-to-member connections; strengthen and broaden ULI’s member networks; and encourage more philanthropic giving to support the Institute’s mission-oriented work.

The new Global Board members are incoming ULI Foundation Chair Faron Hill, president, Peregrine Oak, Atlanta, Georgia; incoming ULI Asia Pacific Chair Khoo Teng Chye, professor at National University of Singapore, Singapore; Benjamin Cha, chief executive, Grosvenor, Hong Kong; Jon Geanakos, executive managing director, global co-head/investor relations, JLL–Capital Markets, Boston, Massachusetts; and Kavindi Wickremage, managing director, real estate, Bain Capital, Boston, Massachusetts.

They join current board members and ULI leaders Peter Ballon, the incoming ULI Global Chair and global head of real estate, CPPIB, Toronto, Canada;  Owen Thomas, the Institute’s immediate past global chair and chief executive officer, Boston Properties, Boston, Massachusetts; incoming ULI Secretary Anne Kavanagh, CIO, PATRIZIA, London, United Kingdom; incoming ULI Treasurer Amy Price, president and chief investment officer, BentallGreenOak, San Francisco, California; ULI Americas Chair Jonathan Brinsden, president, Irvine Company Office Properties, Newport Beach, California; ULI Europe Chair Marnix Galle, executive chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer, Immobel SA/NV, Brussels, Belgium; and at-large members Goodwin Gaw, chairman and managing principal, Gaw Capital Partners, Hong Kong; Diane Hoskins, co–chief executive officer, Gensler, Washington, D.C.; Roy March, chief executive officer, Eastdil Secured, New York, New York; Kristina Raspe, vice president, real estate development and facilities operation, Apple Inc., Cupertino, California; François X. Trausch, chief executive officer, Allianz Real Estate, Munich, Germany; and W. Edward Walter, ULI global chief executive officer.

“The Global Board of Directors plays an incredibly important role in guiding the work of ULI and increasing the positive impact our members are making in communities around the world,” says W. Edward Walter, ULI’s chief executive officer. “The thoughtful direction of these new board members will help bring fresh new energy as we seek to advance our mission globally.”

The newly elected Global Governing Trustees reflect the global composition of ULI’s membership, with representatives from the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. 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 nominations.

The new Global Governing Trustees are Tim Blackburn, chief executive officer – China Mainland, Swire Properties, Beijing, China; Maggie Coleman, managing partner, private capital advisory, BFIN, Chicago, Illinois; Michael Collins, managing director, public finance & healthcare, JE Dunn Capital Markets, Kansas City, Missouri; Matthew Cypher, director, Steers Center for Global Real Estate; Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; Stephan de Fay, directeur general, Grand Paris Amenagement, Bordeaux Cedex, France; Bradford Dockser, CEO, Green Generation, Bethesda, Maryland; Hala el Akl, director, PLP Architecture, London, U.K.; Collete English Dixon, executive director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois; Carlos Febres-Mazzei, managing principal, Quaker Lane Capital, Boston, Massachusetts; Marnix Galle, executive chairman, Immobel SA/NV, Brussels, Belgium; Lisa Gordon, president and CEO, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta, Georgia; Mark Grinis, global real estate, hospitality & construction leader, Ernst & Young LLP, New York, New York; Beatrice Guedj, directrice de la Recherche et de l’innovation, Swiss Life Asset Managers France, Paris, France; Karim Habra, head of Europe and Asia Pacific, Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc, Paris, France; Faron Hill, president, Peregrine Oak, Peachtree Corners, Georgia; Robert Ivanhoe, senior chairman, global real estate practice, Greenberg Traurig, New York, New York; London Kemp, director, global real estate and facilities, Amazon, Los Angeles, California; Tassos Kotzanastassis, managing director, 8G Capital Partners Limited, Nicosia, Cyprus; Carola Laven, CEO and board member, Besqab AB, Danderyd, Sweden; Ashley Lawrence, managing director, head of Canada real estate, Brookfield Asset Management, Toronto, Canada; Kristine Li, acting general manager, Henderson Land Development Co Ltd, Hong Kong; Carrie Liu, general manager, China Life Asset Management Co Ltd, Shanghai, China; Stephanie Lo, executive director, Shui On Land, Hong Kong; Hiroo Mori, director and executive vice president, Mori Building Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan; Steve O’Connell, CEO, Grosvenor, San Francisco, California; Thomas Poulis-Leinberger, executive director / head of asset management and development logistics Europe, AEW Capital Management LP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Amy Price, managing partner, co-head of U.S., BentallGreenOak, San Francisco, California; Sara Queen, assistant professor (adjunct), Columbia University, New York, New York; Tyrone Rachal, president, Urban Key Capital Partners, Atlanta, Georgia; Alan Razak, principal, AthenianRazak LLC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Giancarlo Scotti, CEO, Reale Compagnia Italiana SpA, Milan, Italy; Benett Theseira, managing director, head of Asia Pacific, PGIM Real Estate, Singapore; Andrew Vaughan, CEO, Redevco B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Stephanie Williams, president, Bozzuto Management Company, The Bozzuto Group, Greenbelt, Maryland.

“We are delighted to welcome these leaders as Global Governing Trustees, who are responsible for representing and serving as the voice of our broad and diverse membership,” Walter says. “The addition of these industry luminaries will bring expertise and commitment to ULI as we work to improve the member experience and expand ULI’s reach worldwide.”


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