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Urban Land Institute Announces New Chair-Elect of ULI Atlanta

RangeWater Co-Founder Marc Pollack Begins Two-Year Term Leading the District Council 

Urban Land Institute (ULI) leader Marc Pollack, co-founder of RangeWater Real Estate – formerly, Pollack Shores Real Estate Group, has been selected as the new Chair-elect of ULI Atlanta, a vital role for delivering the Institute’s mission in the Atlanta metropolitan region, where it has 1,400-plus members. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization with more than 45,000 members dedicated to shaping the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. ULI Atlanta is part of ULI’s network of 52 District Councils in the Americas region.

As Chair-elect, Marc will work closely with the current chair, Lisa Gordon, President and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, to facilitate a smooth transition over the next few months before assuming office July 1, 2021. The Chair and Chair-elect will be working with the council’s Advisory Board and ULI staff to determine priorities and set out a member-driven program for his two-year term. ULI Atlanta focuses on delivering member value and mission-oriented work throughout its geography which includes the entire state of Georgia, Alabama, and Eastern Tennessee, with an overarching goal of shaping the future of the built environment for transformative impact in our communities. 

“During my time working alongside Atlanta’s real estate community and ULI, I’ve been proud to play a role in incredible developments and partnerships to address our great needs around affordable housing,” Pollack said. “However, the more we learn about these issues, the more we realize we still have a long way to go. Now, as we’re at an integral moment in Atlanta’s history, I don’t take lightly the honor nor responsibility ahead as I look forward to serving as ULI Atlanta Chair and advance ULI’s tradition of knowledge sharing. Together with the chapter, we will continue working to face these issues and keep Atlanta as one of the most sought-after cities in the country.”

Marc Pollack has been actively involved in ULI since 1997 and has an extensive track record of volunteerism at the Institute, including service on ULI Atlanta’s Livable Communities Council and ULI’s Multi-Family Council. In his civic leadership, Marc works to actively advance affordable housing and supportive housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness in Atlanta. He is involved with numerous organizations including the advisory boards of Mary Hall Freedom House, the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, and the Gateway Center. He is Chairman of the Board of the Partners for Home, the administrative arm of the Atlanta Continuum of Care for Homelessness. In early 2020 Marc co-founded the Atlanta Affordable Housing Fund; a $25M social impact gap financing fund designed to create and/or preserve affordable housing in the metro-Atlanta area.   

“ULI Atlanta has a long history of “doers” at our helm, and Marc is no different. His important work developing housing across the region combined with his current affordable housing work makes for a great Chair,” said ULI Atlanta Executive Director Sarah Kirsch. “The District Council Chair is an incredibly important position, not just to Atlanta and our region, but to ULI as a whole. Our chairs provide leadership in our communities and in land use practices, shaping the future for more sustainable and equitable outcomes. I am excited that Marc Pollack will be taking on the vital role of Chair at ULI Atlanta, and I look forward to working with him so that the District Council can make a meaningful, lasting difference in our region.”

An Atlantan for more than five decades, Marc enjoys spending time with his family in New Orleans, and with his “better half” – wife Robin. His other passions are cooking, travel and music.  He recently released his first cookbook entitled Chez Marc’s Quarantine Cookbook, in bookstores and available online now via www.marrofoundation.org.  All proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will go to the Gateway Center, an Atlanta-based homeless service center designed to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.

About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 45,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. For more information, please visit uli.org  or follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.

About ULI Atlanta

ULI Atlanta has over 1,400 members throughout the Atlanta region and broader geography which includes the entire state of Georgia, Alabama, and eastern Tennessee. ULI Atlanta is part of ULI’s network of 52 District Councils and is one of the largest and most active in the Americas region.


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