ULI Austin Updates

Carey Gunn Venditti

Carey Gunn Venditti


Carey-Venditti_149784.jpgIt is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Carey Gunn Venditti, the presiding District Council Chair and the first woman to serve in this role in our organization’s history.

We are grateful to have known Carey and for the lasting legacy that she leaves behind – one of friendship, dedication, volunteerism and leadership. She truly represented the very best of ULI Austin, and we will miss her greatly.

We will be keeping this website updated with information as it becomes available.

Memorial Service

January 26, 2019
2:00 pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church
301 E. 8th St, Austin, TX 78701


Dedications & Gifts

The family requests that memorial gifts in lieu of flowers be made to:

The Austin Symphony Orchestra
1101 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Pease Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 50065
Austin, TX 78763

Austin Achieve Public Schools
5908 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78723

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, Samburu, Kenya

ULI Austin
ULI Austin intends to memorialize Carey’s contribution to ULI Austin.  If you have ideas, please contact Paulette Gibbins, Paulette.Gibbins@uli.org


Additional Information on Carey’s Contribution to ULI and the Community

Carey was integral to ULI Austin’s growth and momentum with her unwavering energy and forward-looking vision. Carey first joined the ULI Austin board when she started our Women’s Leadership Initiative, which has since grown significantly. She was very passionate about increasing the number and visibility of female leaders in real estate. During her tenure as Chair of Mission Advancement, ULI Austin added the Strategic Councils to help ULI Austin impact local issues. As Chair, she envisioned engaging more non-traditional real estate organizations such as technology companies to advance ULI Austin’s mission.  The Management Committee is committed to continue working towards this goal.

Carey served as head of DLA Piper’s Austin Real Estate Practice and had been practicing for over 25 years in real estate finance, development and investments, acquisition, disposition and leasing transactions. She represented national and international investors and national, regional and local developers and owners in commercial, multifamily, office, retail, mixed-use, planned community and condominium projects.

Carey was a great community leader beyond ULI.  She served as a mentor and Advisory Council Member of The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business Real Estate Investment and Finance Center (REFIC).  She also was an active supporter of the arts including serving as a long-standing Board Member for the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Other Announcements

Tribute post by Jan Bucholtz to Carey Gunn Venditti  Click HERE

Vail Daily news memorial CLICK HERE

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