ULI–the Urban Land Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, the Institute has more than 36,000 members worldwide representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service.
As the preeminent, multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among local, national, and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
The Institute executes its program through a number of vehicles: marquee industry meetings; research centers and initiatives; a network of local, national, and global councils; an advisory services program; periodic conferences and forums; and publication of a bimonthly magazine, an online magazine, and various reports and books.
ULI’s governance structure consists of 125 Trustees and a 15-member Board of Directors. The executive staff works with a five-member Operating Committee. Members participate in the global program and in ULI’s District Councils, which are active in 51 U.S. metropolitan areas, and National Councils, which operate throughout Europe and in the Asia Pacific region. ULI’s organizational structure also includes the ULI Foundation, which raises financial support for ULI’s program of work. The total budget of the organization is $60 million, and the staff totals approximately 170 in locations around the world. ULI has its headquarters in Washington, D.C. – less