Monthly Archives: September 2011

Leadership Insights – Ron Johnson

With an architectural background, Ron Johnson was familiar with ULI St. Louis and had attended a number of ULI programs. In 2004, however, a casual discussion with Lewis Levey soon turned Ron’s peripheral involvement with the organization into a direct connection. Within 10 minutes, Lewis had recruited Ron to join the ULI committee responsible for creating the programs Ron had been attending. Today, after serving a number of roles within ULI, including organizing the programs for four years, Ron serves as ULI St. Louis Treasurer, managing the financial health of … Read More

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Sponsor Spotlight – Ameren

For Ameren, a partnership with ULI St. Louis is a natural fit: as the people and infrastructure behind the region’s energy, Ameren companies are committed to the economic health and vitality of area communities; and ULI St. Louis serves as a central point for bringing together professionals from both the public and private sectors who affect economic change in the region through land use planning, real estate development and business facility location/expansion. While Ameren has been a ULI member for several years, the company has recently stepped up its involvement … Read More

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Young Leaders Group Taps New Executive Committee

The ULI Young Leaders Group (YLG) is full of energetic professionals, under the age of 35, from all aspects of the real estate industry – developers, investors, bankers, attorneys, architects, engineers, brokers, general contractors, and graduate students. An active group, the St. Louis YLG meets regularly, hosting monthly events designed to offer members ample opportunities to network and learn from more seasoned professionals in the industry. Looking forward, the St. Louis YLG recently selected its next round of executive leadership. Check out the ULI St. Louis website for a listing … Read More

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Economic Development Program Builds Expertise

A great deal of pressure lies on cities, counties, and development entities to manage costs and still find ways to grow. The national award-winning Certificate Program in Economic Development, presented by St. Louis County Economic Council, Saint Louis University, ULI St. Louis, and St. Louis Development Corporation, addresses these issues in a high-impact, eight-week course. The Certificate Program is an introductory training course designed to help elected officials, municipal staffs, and key volunteer board members understand and apply the intricate concepts of economic development. Instructors integrate practical perspectives on job … Read More

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Urban Land – “Adapting Cities for the Future”

A recent article in Urban Land brought to mind St. Louis and inspired thoughts on how we might best position our city for success in the future. Penned by Tom Murphy, a ULI senior resident fellow and the ULI/Kingbell Family Chair for Urban Development, the article takes a look at steps cities might take to “harness the strengths of their communities” and details three assumptions which Murphy believes will determine the success of cities in the 21st century. While articles from Urban Land are typically available to ULI members only, … Read More

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ULI St. Louis Wants YOU!

Members lead ULI St. Louis and are the driving force behind the programs and events you have likely attended. So what does this mean to you? If you’re not a member of ULI St. Louis, visit the ULI Membership Page and join now! If you’re a member, but not really involved, consider joining a ULI St. Louis Committee. Become a part of the mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide – starting with St. Louis. A member-led organization is … Read More

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