Leading Voices with ULI

Leading Voices with ULI

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Leading Voices with ULI hosted by Urban Land Institute
Gadi Kaufmann
Aug 8 • 45 min
After growing up in Israel and serving in the army, Gadi Kaufmann came to the U.S. on a scholarship to Brigham Young University. His drive led him to an interview with RCLCO during college; and now, after 38 years and four careers at RCLCO, he has…
Ellen Winkler
Jul 25 • 46 min
Ellen Winkler became an accidental developer when she moved her video production firm to Denver and failed to find a fun, yet collaborative work environment. Now she is creating coworking spaces all around the city.
Jonathan Rose
Jul 11 • 27 min
Jonathan Rose left his family’s multigenerational real estate company to start his own for-profit mission-driven development firm. His passion for creating communities of opportunity is strengthened through the belief that we all share a compassion that…
Phil Freelon
Jun 27 • 44 min
Leaving a legacy is easy for Phil Freelon, who founded one of the largest African American–owned architecture firms. With numerous cultural institutions under his belt, including the newest Smithsonian museum, he is motivated to design places where the…
Mary Ann Tighe
Jun 13 • 45 min
Mary Ann Tighe didn’t know what commercial real estate was until she was 36 years old. With a successful career in the Carter/Mondale White House before launching the A&E network, she recognized her knack for deal making and is now one of the country’s…
Chip Conley
May 30 • 59 min
Chip Conley started one of the country’s first boutique hotel chains, Joie de Vivre, when he was just 26 years old. After selling the company, he joined the startup Airbnb at age 52, despite the fact that the young founders were primed to disrupt his…
Tom Geddes
May 16 • 38 min
A chance meeting on a playground led Kevin Plank, Under Armour’s founder, to ask Tom Geddes to oversee his private investments. Tom’s leadership is enhancing Baltimore’s waterfront and how the public experiences the city.
Janet Marie Smith
May 2 • 39 min
Janet Marie Smith had a homerun vision for Camden Yards, the first baseball stadium in 70 years that was built within the existing urban fabric of any U.S. city. With stadium work in Boston and Atlanta also under her belt, she is now enhancing 55-year-old…
Andres Duany
Apr 19 • 40 min
Following the advice of his grandfather, Andrés Duany knows he can either be popular or indispensable, and he’s chosen the latter. Made famous by his traditional neighborhood design of Seaside, Florida, Duany has led the charge in creating new urbanist…
Scott Cowen
Apr 5 • 41 min
How does one prepare for an unexpected crisis? Scott Cowen managed to lead Tulane University through Hurricane Katrina, strengthening the student body and city of New Orleans in the process by strategically integrating the two.
MaryAnne Gilmartin
Mar 22 • 48 min
MaryAnne Gilmartin defies many conventions in the real estate world. She wears high heels to construction sites of major New York City projects and has achieved the top leadership position in a family business where she has no relation.
Toby Bozzuto
Mar 8 • 46 min
Growing up, Toby Bozzuto did not want to work in the family business—yet now he is the CEO. Toby began his career in the music industry but was drawn into the real estate world because of the foundational values his father set for the Bozzuto Group.
Alex Gilliam
Feb 21 • 37 min
Teens using power tools? That’s the foundation for Alex Gilliam’s two nonprofits. He brings together youth to physically build amenities in their struggling neighborhoods. These students learn how to engage civically while changing the urban landscape.
Kimber Lanning
Feb 7 • 38 min
Kimber Lanning has operated an independent record store in downtown Phoenix for 30 years. Her experience as a small business owner led her to start Local First Arizona, advocating for self-reliant, unique downtowns that can support the little guy.
Steve Leeper
Jan 31 • 48 min
Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood was one of the most blighted in the country, impeding on the city’s economic development. Leveraging creative financing as well as civic and corporate partnerships, Steve Leeper has led 3CDC in the transformation…
Egbert Perry
Jan 24 • 41 min
Egbert Perry of the Integral Group developed the national model for mixed-income housing. He has since been changing the notion of which industry sectors people of color are accepted, and successfully forging into market-rate commercial projects.
Alicia Glen
Jan 24 • 38 min
A lifelong New Yorker, Alicia Glen serves as the city’s deputy mayor for housing and economic development. Why did she leave the private sector for public service, and what are the challenges for New York given one of its own is entering the White House?
Steve Wilson
Jan 17
Steve Wilson founded 21c Museum Hotels, a boutique brand in midsized cities that brings contemporary art to the masses. His desire to curb suburban sprawl prompted his purchase of a downtown Louisville building for the first of his many hotels.
Honorable Marilyn Strickland
Jan 17 • 49 min
As an African American and Asian American woman in office, Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma challenges notions of what makes a strong leader. She talks about the journey that has led her to earning the top post of this international port city.
Introducing Leading Voices
Jan 10 • 3 min
Leading Voices explores the personal stories of leaders in real estate, land use, and policy. Podcast host Matt Slepin takes a candid look at leaders’ career journeys, including obstacles they have overcome, and reflections on their pathways to success.