2019 ULI Austin Annual Report
February 26, 2019
An overview of the past year.
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a member-led organization providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI is a network of people in every profession and sector in real estate development and land use from all over the world and in every career stage. While global in scope, we are local in impact through sharing knowledge and making connections.
The Austin District Council was founded in 1994 and now includes over 900 Austin-area members. Our members are involved in all aspects of the development and city planning process – private, public, and non-profit. Membership in ULI Austin includes the research and resources of the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world.
Member Michael Wilt says, “There’s a reason I make ULI my number one priority when it comes to professional development and engagement, and it starts with the people you’re surrounded by. They are the best and brightest minds in the industry, and they are committed to creating and championing a built environment that promotes prosperity, inclusiveness and opportunities for all Austinites.”
Our real estate community is nationally recognized for innovation and resilience. In ULI Americas’ 2018 annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, ULI ranked Austin sixth out of U.S. markets to watch for overall real estate prospects. Since 2010, Austin has ranked seventh or higher in ULI’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate report. This year, Austin also ranked third in the report for homebuilding prospects.
The Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities. We have 17 committees, 14 member groups and several mentor opportunities.
In 2018 alone, ULI Austin hosted 12 breakfasts, 8 Young Leader events, 3 advisory board meetings, 3 special events and a Technical Assistance Panel.
In 2019, ULI Austin will expand ULI Austin’s regional engagement, add new Local Member Council options and establish the Creative Culture Strategic Council. We are excited to host the Texas Forum (a state-wide conference) May 8-10. We will proactively engage in the City of Austin code rewrite process to provide education and support. We will also introduce Urban Plan for Public Officials for public staff and officials to experience the fundamental forces shaping development.
The Austin District Council was founded locally in 1994 to serve the greater Austin Area. We have grown to over 850 members and 42,000 members internationally, as of March, 2019. We are a network of people in every profession and sector in real estate development and land use, from all over the world, in every career stage. ULI at global in scope, while local in impact, through sharing knowledge and making connections.
ULI is a trusted, independent convener of professionals in the planning, architecture, design, landscape, engineering, investor, lender, legal, construction, communication and government industries, involved in every sector of real estate development, from residential and retail to commercial and hospitality.
Our real estate community is national recognized for innovation and resilience. In ULI Americas’ annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, ULI ranked Austin second out of U.S. markets to watch for overall real estate prospects. Since 2010, Austin has ranked seventh or higher in ULI’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, predominately ranking in the top five markets.