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Chip Crawford, FASLA, Named ULI St. Louis Chair

Chip Crawford

Chip Crawford, FASLA, senior principal at BatesForum,the design practice of Clayco, has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute – St. Louis District Council(ULI St. Louis). Active in ULI locally and nationally for more than 10 years, Crawford has helped advance the organization’s responsible land use mission in the St. Louis region.  He has served as the chair for mission advancement, chair and participant of several area Technical Assistance Panels (TAP), and co-chair of the ULI St. Louis Equitable Communitiesinitiative. On a national level, Chip is a member of … Read More

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ULI Member, Melissa Hopkins, Leads WashU Team to National Recognition

Washington University School of Medicine

Washington University School of Medicine achieved national recognition after setting a record in facility management professional development with 81 staff members earning the Facility Management Professional (FMP®) credential in less than 4 months. The FMP® designation is a knowledge-based credential for Facility Management professionals seeking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the foundational skills deemed critical by industry leaders. Attaining the FMP® credential certifies the recipient has undertaken a prescribed course of study and exams covering four areas: operations and maintenance, project management, finance and business, and leadership and strategy. ULI member … Read More

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All Access – all the time

ULI All Access app

ULI’s handy new app for your smartphone and tablet will put you in touch with ULI and the markets you care about most. The customizable and shareable design of the new ULI Access mobile app makes it easy to search local and global news, programs and events, and Urban Land magazine all in one place. Download the free app at: The new app allows users to: Subscribe to updates from multiple sources, including District Councils, National Councils, Urban Land magazine, ULI centers and initiatives, and more. View just the … Read More

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Building Healthy Places – STL to visit Indianapolis

Trailnet ULI St. Louis Building Healthy Places

In the spirit of the ULI Building Healthy Places initiative, ULI St. Louis is sharing news of another healthy venture. Trailnet and Great Rivers Greenway District are helping build healthier places in our region by taking St. Louis leaders to Indianapolis. From June 12 -13, trip participants will tour Indianapolis’ world-class bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Participants will also meet with the Mayor of Indianapolis and other city leaders to learn about the significant economic impacts of their infrastructure and how they have created strong partnerships for a multi-modal region. If … Read More

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What to do with that piece of land? ULI TAP panels can help.

Midwest Real Estate News REJ Blog

Midwest Real Estate News recently interviewed ULI member and City of Maryland Heights Administrator Mark Levin about the ULI St. Louis Technical Assistance Program or TAP as it is commonly called. “Dorsett Road is a busy one as it cuts through the city of Maryland Heights in Missouri. One end of the road is filled with typical suburban strip malls and shopping centers. The other end is surrounded by residential development. Interstate-270 cuts through its middle. As Mark Levin, city administrator for Maryland Heights, said, the road already features some … Read More

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Ron Johnson Selected to Chair ULI St. Louis

ULI St. Louis is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Johnson to Chair of the St. Louis District Council. Ron, Associate Principal at Forum Studio, most recently served ULI St. Louis as Treasurer and worked with and led the Programs Committee for a number of years. “ULI is one of the few organizations that it is comprehensive in its mission,” said Ron. “This holistic approach to real estate development and land use provides members with insights and perspective which make us all more effective in our respective professions.” Through … Read More

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Leadership Insights – Mark Brandom

Mark Brandom

For Mark Brandom, Managing Director for Commercial Real Estate at The Private Bank, his involvement with ULI St. Louis began in 2005. Since that time, Mark has grown steadily more involved with the organization, most recently serving as Chair of the Young Leaders Group (YLG). The YLG, a ULI committee comprised of members 35 years of age and younger, has given Mark the platform for encouraging others to get more involved in the growth and development of St. Louis. This May, Mark attended the ULI Spring Meeting in Charlotte and … Read More

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Sponsor Spotlight

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, IMPACT Strategies is a full service commercial builder focused on positively impacting the communities in which it works. As a sponsor of ULI St. Louis, the leadership team at IMPACT Strategies found that their goal of “positively impacting communities” was very much in line with the mission of ULI and thus chose to sponsor the organization on a local level. With active projects in Illinois and Missouri, IMPACT Strategies understands the importance of working closely with their clients to build lasting relationships. Andy Barnes, Director of … Read More

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Get Involved!

At the heart of ULI are our members. The shared wisdom and experience of our members is what makes ULI unique. Member involvement and information resources have set the standard of excellence in the practice of real estate development. The Institute’s members represent the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service. Membership: Interested in learning more about becomming a member of ULI? Visit the Membership page on the ULI website or contact ULI St. Louis Membership Chair Andy Barnes. Under … Read More

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Leadership Insights – Laura Radcliff

Having attended ULI programs over the years, Laura Radcliff, Senior Vice President for Public Finance at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, finally joined ULI in January of 2011. “I finally realized that so many of the people that I come into contact with on a daily basis are ULI members,” reflected Laura. “It was a natural fit.” In just a short amount of time, Laura has become an active member in the St. Louis District Council, speaking at a Candid Conversation at the new Peabody Opera House, joining the newly‐formed ULI … Read More

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