Get Involved

ULI Arizona is a member-led organization committed to providing high-quality programs and projects for Arizona’s land use and real estate professionals. Members can get involved by attending local events or by becoming active with one of our local committees.

Get Involved

Ever wondered how you can get more involved in the local ULI Arizona District Council, or how to make the most of your ULI membership?  Join us for a Member Orientation Breakfast at Fennemore Craig, 2394 East Camelback Road, Suite 600, from 7:30 am to 9:00 am on August 18, November 10, February 9, and May 10.

AzTAP (Arizona Technical Assistance Panel)

The Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) committee draws from ULI Arizona’s seasoned professional membership base to provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities facing complex land use and real estate issues throughout Arizona.

 Lance Ross, Chair
Ross Property Advisors
Amy Malloy, Vice Chair 


Community Plan is a public pfficials educational curriculum for planning, zoning, real estate development, housing, public finance and infrastructure, transportation, and economic development. Click through the pages below to learn more about the Community Plan collaborative partners.


The Community Initiatives Committee is under development. Stay tuned for more information.

Marty Schultz, Chair
Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck LLP


The Marketing and Communications committee creates awareness of ULI Arizona, enhances membership retention and brand-identity, and communicates member benefits our members, sponsors, and Arizona real estate professionals and policy makers. We achieve these goals by elevating ULI’s external visibility in the press and by seeking out the best technologies to improve our email, website and blog, social media, and video communications.

Michelle McGinty, Chair
DRA Strategic Communications
Eva Voorhees, Vice Chair
Talking Rock/Tiny Advertising


The Membership committee strives to improve the quality of ULI membership experience, improve retention, expand membership, increase membership diversity and understand the needs and wants of members.

Heather Personne, Chair 
Evergreen Devco
Carolyn Oberholtzer, Vice Chair

Bergin, Frakes, Smalley & Oberholtzer PLLC


The mission of ULI NEXT Arizona is to provide high-value, relationship-driven small groups to connect mid-career professionals committed to intentional long-term leadership and support for peers. 

Erik Marsh, Chair
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank


The Programs committee facilitates relationship building and career advancement among  members through high-quality educational programs. We offer over 30 programs per year, which are developed and coordinated by our committees.

Steve Lindley, Chair
Cushman & Wakefield
Carl Perrone, Vice-Chair
Sunbelt Holdings


Stan Shafer, Chair
Holualoa Companies
Heidi Kimball, Vice-Chair
Sunbelt Holdings
Charley Freericks, Vice-Chair
DMB Associates 


UrbanPlan is an academically challenging classroom-based curriculum that gives high school and university students and opportunity to discover how market and non-market forces in their community effect what can be approved, financed, built and tenanted. The UrbanPlan committee enables the success of the program by working closely with high school educators, growing the volunteer base, and evaluating and improving the curriculum.

Jeff Mongan, Chair
 The Athens Group
Christine McRight, Vice Chair
City of Phoenix


The Arizona Women’s Leadership Initiative mission is to further the visibility and advancement of women throughout ULI and the real estate industry.

Jennifer Understahl, Chair 
Perkins Coie LLP


The Young Leaders Group creates opportunities for young professionals under the age of 35 to develop skills and build relationships that will help advance their careers and foster an understanding of thoughtful development practices. Our seasoned members support and encourage the next generation of land use leaders by providing mentorship and insight into their career plan.

Byron Sarhangian, Chair
Snell & Wilmer