Nov. 20, 2008
-- ULI Atlanta, a district council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), received top honors from ULI National earlier this month. The local council was awarded a $25,000 Community Action Grant (CAG) to launch the "Center for Regional Leadership Development"
, an annual program that will cultivate real estate talent that shares an appreciation of critical issues and opportunities for helping guide metropolitan Atlanta toward a more sustainable urban environment. The organization also received the top award for its matchless attendance and distinguished content of its programs, the second consecutive year that ULI Atlanta has won this award.
Through the Center for Regional Leadership Development, participants will gain insights and life-management skills that will improve their ability to collaborate with their classmates and other leaders in the world of real estate. The program will start with a small class of 16 and expand to a total of 36 over a three-year period. Participants will be drawn from the regional real estate industry, regulatory agencies, environmental and arts-oriented nongovernmental groups, the design professions, the construction industry and financial organizations. This CAG was selected from 25 applications and is the third CAG awarded to ULI Atlanta over the past two years.
In the last year, ULI Atlanta achieved the highest program attendance in a single year among any of ULI’s 66 District Councils worldwide; attracting close to 5,000 people to its many programs, including the Excellence in Development Awards Dinner, Monopoly Night, Urban Marketplace, Emerging Trends in Real Estate and many others.
"We are a member-driven organization, and we can could not have accomplished all that we do without our ULI Atlanta volunteers and members,” said ULI Atlanta Executive Director Jeff DuFresne. “These recognitions are a testament to the year-round dedication of our network of volunteers and members.”
ULI Atlanta brings together real estate experts, land use professionals and other stakeholders to support community building by addressing land use issues, identifying challenges to better land use and development, highlighting best practices from across the country, and developing new solutions to improve land use patterns.
As a district council of the Urban Land Institute, ULI Atlanta advances responsible land use policy and real estate development practice throughout greater Atlanta. The nonprofit group is supported by its members. They examine land use issues, impartially report their findings and convene forums to find solutions to complex land use problems. For more information on ULI Atlanta, call 770-951-8500 or visit www.ULIatlanta.org.