Monthly Archives: August 2016

Joint TAP for CalPolyPomona – SPADRA Farm

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By Sandra Kulli, President, Kulli Marketing, Co-Chair joint ULI Orange County/Inland Empire and ULI Los Angeles TAP Fresh watermelon, picked hours earlier from the Spadra farm at Cal Poly Pomona, was in attendance along with 13 hard-working ULI/OC/IE/LA members when they presented their findings for the August Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) in Pomona.  Food, farms, legacy and prophecy were centerpieces of the report.  Team members included two farmer/ULI members— Daron Joffe aka Farmer D with The Leichtag Foundation and John Menne with Vista Grove LLC! TAP Co-Chairs Melani Smith with … Read More

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YLG Spotlight – Aaron Tofani

Aaron Tofani Founder/Owner ATE Real Estate & Rance’s Chicago Pizza Office & Commercial Initiative Council ULI Street Team Mentorship Program Participant How did you find your way into the industry? My first job in real estate happened by chance when I went to work digging ditches and laying geo-fabric for my father’s geotechnical and environmental engineering firm during my undergraduate studies at Cal State Fullerton. The biggest personalities I met during that time where developers, they drove the coolest cars and they seemed to have the most fun, so naturally … Read More

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Office and Commercial Council Members Hear Presentation on Dana Point Harbor Revitalization

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By Jake Phuc Mai, Student Representative, ULI Office and Commercial Initiative Council   Dana Point Harbor has been the focal point of what defines the coastal city, ranked as #1 on the to-do list by Trip Advisor (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g32279-Activities-Dana_Point_California.html). The Harbor consists of a variety of local activities such as shopping, dining, fishing, whale watching, kayaking, and of course, the Ocean institute, which provides an educational experience on a pirate ship. For several decades, since its inception in 1971, the Harbor has not only provided a great place to spend time … Read More

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Amanda Tropiano Appointed to ULI National Young Leaders Committee

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Eleven ULI members, representing District Councils throughout North America, have been appointed to serve on a new national committee that will focus on the under-35 Young Leaders membership designation for ULI.  Amanda Tropiano, a Senior Associate with PlaceWorks, was nominated and confirmed to be a member of the ULI National Young Leaders Coordinating Committee, representing the ULI Orange County/Inland Empire. Tropiano has capably and passionately volunteered her time to serve in many leadership roles over the past nine years for the ULI Orange County/Inland Empire Young Leaders Group. “I have … Read More

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