Local Member Councils, modeled after the ULI Americas Product Councils, are small groups of ULI members focused on exploring and discussing land-use trends and challenges that affect Central Texas.
Local Member Councils are designed to engage members based on their expertise and passion within the land use industry. Local Member Councils are topically focused, multidisciplinary groups that meet regularly to exchange ideas, examine industry trends, and share information and best practices in a collaborative manner.
Applications to join a local member council are accepted twice annually, in June and December.
Local Member Council Structure
Local Member Councils are member-driven and led by co-chairs. Each council determines its program content, guest speakers, and meeting schedule. Meetings are discussion-focused even when seeded by a guest speaker. Abbreviated takeaways are shared with the greater ULI Austin membership.
The success of the Local Member Council is dependent upon active participation and meaningful contribution by all members. ULI members who serve on a Local Member Council are expected to attend regularly (minimum 75% annually) to fully participate in the exchange of information and advance the goals of the Local Member Council.
Membership on each Local Member Council is limited to 30 people maximum and is determined by application. The application process is designed to ensure an engaging experience that includes diverse, multidisciplinary perspectives on each Local Member Council. Once on a council, members may remain as long as they wish (no term limits), provided they meet the participation guidelines. When a Local Member Council reaches maximum capacity, councils are split into smaller “flights,” thereby opening seats for additional participants. At the discretion of the Local Member Council co-chairs, a limited number of guests may be invited to select meetings.
For more information contact:
Chair: Sara Ibarra, Page
Staff Liaison: Molly Harvey
ULI Austin currently has eleven councils:
|Local Member Council (LMC)||Description||Meeting Frequency|
|Commercial||The Commercial LMC discusses best practices, challenges and other market issues for retail and office related development in Central Texas.||Monthly|
|Housing Innovations||The Housing Innovations LMC provides a forum to discuss housing trends and strategies in Central Texas, focusing on the regulatory environment and market conditions that affect and influence housing in the City of Austin and across the region.||Monthly|
|Industrial||The Industrial LMC focuses on best practices for planning and development of industrial properties.||Monthly|
|Master-Planned Communities||The Master-Planned Communities LMC shares best practices in the planning, financing and development of both traditional and non-traditional master-planned communities.||Monthly|
|Multi-Family Housing||The Multi-Family LMC shares best practices in the planning and development for multi-family housing products.||Monthly|
|Public-Private Partnerships (P3)||The P3 LMC explores the nuances of P3 development, provides educational resources, and establishes a forum to discuss the challenges and benefits of theP3 model, with the goal of promoting sustainable growth in local communities.||Monthly|
|Regional Growth||The Regional Growth LMC collaborates with local and regional leaders to examine opportunities and challenges associated with growth in the region with the purpose of encouraging innovative, sustaining and economically viable land use solutions for Central Texas.||Monthly|
|Resilience & Sustainability||The Resilience & Sustainability LMC focuses on best practices for implementing sustainability, resiliency, and health across the real estate industry.||Monthly|
|Small Scale Development||The Small Scale Development LMC provides an opportunity for ULI members to share understandings of best practices, challenges specific to small scale developments.||Monthly|
|Technology||The Technology LMC informs and discusses topics about current and emerging technologies that improve the efficiencies to develop, build or manage the “built environment” and make an impactful change in our communities.|
|Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)||The TOD LMC focuses on promoting best practices for high quality development in and around transit corridors.||Monthly|
|Urban||The Urban LMC discusses topics, trends, challenges and success stories related to urban development in Austin.||Bi-Monthly|