Monthly Archives: August 2016

Joint TAP for CalPolyPomona – SPADRA Farm

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

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 ( 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

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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