A Word From Our Chair
Thank you for your interest in ULI Minnesota and its mission to create thriving resilient communities. We are excited about ULI MN’s growing position in the marketplace and the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead to make our region a better place to live, work and play. ULI Minnesota is uniquely positioned to convene and engage public and private sector leaders to share knowledge, exchange ideas and create opportunities for positive impact in our region. We create momentum from possibility.
We do this in a number of ways, including:
- The nationally recognized Regional Council of Mayors (RCM), supported by ULI Minnesota, was formed in 2004 as a voluntary opportunity for regional mayors to convene and focus on issues of regional significance. The RCM provides a nonpartisan platform for networking, learning, collaboration, and action that supports the region’s overall economic competitiveness, prosperity and quality of life.
- ULI MN’s Advisory Services programs connect real estate professionals who volunteer their time and talent with public officials in interactive workshops geared towards strategies to improve competitiveness.
- Our local Product Councils offer invitation-only, confidential conversation among industry leaders. The Community Development Council, Housing Council, Market Council, and Resilient Communities Council take participants backstage on projects in our market with the people that are creating them to share best practices and lessons learned.
- The Young Leaders Group and NEXT offers young professionals, who are and will be creating the cities and developing the region for years to come, networking, mentorship, and leadership opportunities.
I believe in ULI Minnesota’s philosophy of “What can I do? What can we do together?” ULI MN is about exchanging ideas to create opportunity for positive action. Our motivated ULI members work collaboratively toward healthy and sustainable communities. We celebrate each other’s diversity of thought and talent which provide us the opportunity to be truly innovative.
Please join me in ULI MN’s goal of creating a culture of impact. Our inspiration grows when we are able to quickly and thoroughly solve a problem as a cohesive group.
If you want to get involved, please call ULI Minnesota or call me. We will help you make an impact.
CEO, Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul, ULI Minnesota Chair
Get Involved as a ULI Minnesota Leader
ULI Minnesota actively engages public and private sector leaders in land use planning and real estate development to learn, network and join in meaningful, strategic action. The future holds many challenges and opportunities; we need the diversity of ULI Minnesota’s professional community to meet them wisely.
ULI Minnesota’s Committees serve as the local leadership for the Urban Land Institute, and are made up of leading real estate and land use professionals who volunteer their time to build a strong Minnesota presence for ULI.