Chair of Mission Advancement (CMA)
The ULI San Diego – Tijuana District Council has been binational since its conception in 1990. Local ULI leadership formed the Binational Initiative in recognition of the unique cross-border opportunities that exist in our region.
Gabriel GarzoGrupo LopontiBinational Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 757-0587
Daniel ReevesDowntown San Diego PartnershipBinational Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 234-0201
The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative is building on that work with a multifaceted program—including research and publications, convenings, and advisory activities—to leverage the power of the Institute’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.
Through the Building Healthy Places Initiative, which launched in July 2013, ULI is working to promote health across the globe. Locally, ULI San Diego-Tijuana has spearheaded the Healthy Places Awards in May 2016.
Local Product Councils
Product Councils provide opportunities for leadership and volunteer involvement in the ULI at the local level, by promoting excellence in programming and fostering a culture of openness and sharing of issues critical to the land use planning and real estate development industries.
CJ AmetranoToll Brothers, Inc. Residential Council Co-ChairEmail Me(858) 442-9981
Danny FitzgeraldREAL Development, LLCResidential Council Co-ChairEmail Me(858) 663-4576
Eric CrockettCity of Chula VistaRevitalization & Reuse Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 476-5341
Dan JohnsonSCS EngineersRevitalization & Reuse Co-ChairEmail Me(858) 571-5500
Lev GershmanTideline PartnersSSID Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 861-4504
Andrew MalickMalick Infill DevelopmentSSID Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 252-8465
The Membership committee strives to improve the quality of the ULI membership experience, improve retention, expand membership, increase membership diversity and understand the needs and wants of members.
Ryan BirdseyeBirdseye Planning GroupMembership Co-ChairEmail Me(760) 712-2199
Ben PriceRegents BankMembership Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 446-5595
The NEXT Initiative Council (NEXT) will serve to engage members of the ULI San Diego-Tijuana District Council that fall into the age range between a Young Leader and an Executive (i.e., age 35-45). Guided by the Co-Chairs, the NEXT will host meetings on a bi-monthly basis on the first Wednesday of that month, incorporating presentations, project tours, etc. of topical interest to its members for the purpose of promoting candid discussion from a diversity of perspectives.
Aruna DoddapaneniBRIDGE Housing CorporationNEXT Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 814-1285
Amber MauerThe Miller Hull Partnership, LLPNEXT Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 220-0984
The Programs committee facilitates relationship building and career advancement among ULI’s San Diego and Tijuana members through high-quality educational programs.
Peter DennehyMeyers Research LLCPrograms Co-ChairEmail Me(858) 381-4380
Giovanni PosillicoLatitude 33 Planning & EngineeringPrograms Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 818-0916
The Sponsorship committee raises sufficient sponsorship revenue to support District Council activities with minimal time and effort on the part of volunteers and staff.
Brian FishDentons USSponsorship Co-ChairEmail Me(619) 699-2424
Cecilia KucharskiBalfour Beatty ConstructionSponsorship Co-ChairEmail Me(858) 635-7469
Technical Assistance Panels
The Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) committee draws from ULI San Diego and Tijuana’s seasoned professional membership base to provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities facing complex land use and real estate issues in the binational area.
Women’s Leadership Initiative
The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was launched by ULI, nationally, in early 2012, with the mission of raising the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. The WLI Programs committee for the San Diego-Tijuan District Council delivers programs to help achieve that goal: programs that focus on leadership, that advance WLI’s ambitious objectives, and that ultimately achieve positive change in the industry. The WLI Programs Committee works with other committees within the District Council to ensure that the voices, experiences, and perspectives of women leaders are a regular part of the rich content of the programs that ULI delivers to its diverse membership.
Regina VanderWerffHEDWLI Co-ChairEmail Me619.398.3817
Ashley GosalBosa DevelopmentWLI Co-ChairEmail Me(619)643-9375
Young Leaders Group
The Young Leaders Group creates opportunities for young professionals under the age of 35 to develop skills and build relationships that will help advance their careers and foster an understanding of thoughtful development practices. Our seasoned members support and encourage the next generation of land use leaders by providing mentorship and insight into their career trajectory.