ULI 2019 Annual Report


Our members sharing expertise to create thriving communities for the future


Sustainability and Economic Performance

Demonstrating the Value of Sustainable Development

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Tackling the Affordability Crisis

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Capital Markets and Real Estate

Exploring Trends Affecting Future Investment and Development

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Advisory Services

Creating Solutions for Urban Challenges

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Attracting Diverse Talent to Real Estate

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Sharing Best Practices

Providing Leadership in Building Better Communities

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  • “Everything ULI does is centered around building better communities for current and future generations.”
    – Global Chairman Owen D. Thomas
  • “ULI’s utmost purpose is to inspire the creation of great communities. As ULI members, that is our legacy, and we must carry that forward.”
    – Immediate Past Global Chairman Thomas W. Toomey

ULI Global CEO W. Edward Walter discusses how the Institute is expanding its reach and impact around the world.


Enhanced support from the Foundation will help more members reach more people in more communities around the globe. It’s an exciting time for all of us who are passionate about leadership in land use and who believe in ULI’s ability to turn our hopes and vision into reality.

– Douglas D. Abbey, ULI Foundation Chairman


  • 45,000+

    ULI members representing the real estate and land use industry across 82 countries

  • 10,000+

    Volunteer and leadership opportunities in Navigator for members to participate worldwide

  • 1,100+

    Advisory Service Panels and Technical Assistance Panels delivered by ULI members to communities since 1947

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Our members are leaders in the responsible use of land and in the creation of thriving, sustainable communities. From serving on an expert panel to contributing to Urban Land magazine, from hosting a conference to mentoring the next generation, your contribution and leadership make a difference. Learn more.

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