ULI Orange County/Inland Empire What’s New?

Housing for Veterans

The ULI Young Leaders Group completed their 8th Annual Pro Bono Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) for a charitable organization.  This year, the panel focused on transitional and affordable housing for veterans in the City of Tustin.

It was through the vision of the Orange County Rescue Mission President, Jim Palmer, that the TAP Panel sought a solution to help positively impact the growing homeless veterans issue in Orange County.

Throughout the latter half of 2015, a panel of eight professionals, who are ULI members under the age of 35, conducted research and due diligence to prepare a presentation with recommendations for the OCRM on building a proposed housing project in the City of Tustin with supportive services for homeless veterans, known as the Tustin Veterans Transitional & Affordable Housing Community. The panel toured veteran and affordable housing models throughout Southern California to explore the projects and speak with owners, stakeholders, and residents to gain insights into architecture, interior design, programming, and financial strategy.

This year’s ULI Pro Bono TAP also boasts the highest number of female panelists since the YLG Program’s inception in 2007, comprised of five women and three men.

Click here and select the report titled, “Housing for Veterans” to download a PDF.

Special Recognition Goes to
the 2015 ULI YLG Pro Bono TAP Participants

Christine Geronaga Obnial, Co-Chair, Designer at Architects Orange

Brian Moncrief, Co-Chair, Senior VP at Kosmont Companies

Dmitry Galkin, Associate at RSG, Inc.

Amy Martz, Designer, Associate Partner at MVE + Partners

Jenifer Murillo, Director of Real Estate at Costco Wholesale

Yoshi Nagata, Landscape Designer at Forma Design Group

Christina Nguyen, Senior Associate at David Taussig & Associates

Vickie Oshima, Report Writer, Marketing Director at MVE + Partners

Sheri Vander Dussen, TAP Advisor


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