ULI Welcomes Ron Pressman as Global CEO
Welcome to Ron Pressman, who joins Urban Land Institute as the Global CEO.
November 9, 2022
The Urban Land Institute Foundation (ULIF) announced today the public launch of Our Cities, Our Future: The Campaign for the Urban Land Institute, the Foundation’s first capital campaign. This historic effort aims to raise $100 million to further ULI’s global mission of shaping the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide.
“Right now, communities are facing some of the most pressing land use challenges of our time: climate change, affordable housing shortages, a lack of restorative infrastructure investments, and much more. The campaign will allow ULI to work toward scalable solutions—leveraging the unique combination of industry knowledge, experience, and vision possessed by ULI’s diverse membership of land use professionals,” said Ron Pressman, ULI’s global CEO.
Conceived in 2019, Our Cities, Our Future will fuel ULI’s efforts to promote the decarbonization of the built environment, educate the next generation of diverse real estate industry leaders, and make housing more attainable.
“ULI’s work to improve communities around the world has never been more necessary, and the campaign is integral to expanding our reach and impact,” said Tom Toomey, campaign co-chair and Chairman and CEO of UDR, Inc. “Our Cities, Our Future allows ULI to pursue its mission in a way like never before. I have no doubt its influence and positive change in the places we live and work will be felt for generations to come.”
To date, the campaign has reached 70% of its fundraising goal, and campaign gifts are already creating an impact. Highlights of the work that has been started include:
“This campaign is a demonstration of the extraordinary generosity of our donors – and a testament to the great work ULI does,” said Doug Abbey, campaign co-chair, and Partner at IHP Capital Partners. “The funds we raise through Our Cities, Our Future, will power real, lasting change in cities big and small. When we come together, we can make a monumental difference across the globe.”
“I’m awed by the generosity of our member donors — and the immense progress we’ve made in such a short time,” said Janice Periquet, president of the Urban Land Institute Foundation. “I’m proud to work with icons and giants from all sectors of the real estate community as we implement the principles of our mission. I can’t wait to see the collective impact we will make in cities worldwide.”
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