Local Product Councils
A Local Product Council is a group of ULI members who are focused on a particular sector of the real estate development industry, and meet to exchange ideas, examine trends, and explore collaborative solutions to shared concerns.
Modeled after ULI’s highly successful National Product Councils which are open to Full Members Only, ULI Arizona’s Local Product Councils are open to both Associate and Full ULI Member levels, providing a forum for information exchange among peers on the “state of the art” within the development field.
Applications are closed for this year’s Local Product Council program but if you would like to be a guest at one of our upcoming local product council meetings, please contact [email protected] for more information.
Local Product Council Structure
Success of the Local Product Councils is built upon passionate leadership, participation, and creating the right mixture of expertise. Councils provide opportunities for leadership and volunteer involvement in ULI at the local level by fostering a culture of openness, promoting excellence in programming, and sharing of issues critical to the land use planning and real estate development industries.
Local Product Councils are led by a chair and vice-chairs who are responsible for content, guest speakers, schedule and membership of the council. In addition, each Local Product Council may have the opportunity to plan and execute one large program/event each year for the broader ULI Arizona District Council or smaller programs related to their priority area. Membership in Local Product Councils is application-based, open only to ULI Members, and will be in the range of 25-50 members. The Councils will determine their meeting frequency but will hold at least two meetings per year.
Basic Guidelines for ULI Arizona Local Product Councils:
- Must be a member of ULI to join a Local Product Council
- To be considered for participation on a Local Product Council, a member must apply (application window is open July/August)
- Member must have relevant subject matter knowledge
- Members can only participate in one Local Product Council at a time
- All members must actively participate in discussion and sharing information
- Local Product Councils meet regularly as determined by the group (at least two times per year)
- Council members must attend 50% of the meetings during the ULI fiscal year
- Non-ULI members may attend a meeting as a guest but must join ULI to attend future meetings
- Product Council size may range from 25-50 people, as determined by Council leadership
- Diversity of member expertise (service providers, developers, lenders, etc.)
- Diversity of membership by gender, ethnicity and age
- Limited number of guest seats for each meeting
- Local Product Council members agree to a participation fee of $200 for the year, payable upon acceptance
ULI Arizona Local Product Councils:
The Adaptive Reuse, Infill and Revitalization (AIR) Local Product Council is a forum to delve into the nuances and complexities of urban development and revitalization. AIR focuses on high quality infill development, adaptive use of historic and obsolete buildings, and creative, walkable environments.
Judie Scalise, ESI Corporation – Chair
Amy Malloy, Evolve Ventures – Vice Chair
David Newcombe, Launch Real Estate – Vice Chair
Nate Sonoskey, True North Studio – Vice Chair
David Scholl, Vintage Partners – Emeritus
The Capital Markets (CAP) Local Product Council focuses on short-term and long-range trends and opportunities that surround financial markets and how they influence and transform the business of real estate investment. CAP explores drivers influencing substantive transactions and shares best practice solutions to foster a healthy and productive local capital markets sector.
Charlie Williams, Bellwether Enterprise – Chair
Stan Johnson, Greenberg Traurig – Vice Chair
Jennifer Pescatore, BOK Financial – Vice Chair
Alisa Timm, Ryan Companies – Vice Chair
Gary Linhart, WestHawk Capital LLC – Emeritus
The Community and Residential Development (CaRD) Local Product Council studies market trends that impact the local and regional housing market and the drivers and challenges of Arizona’s community development cycles. CaRD launched in 2018 as ULI Arizona’s first LPC and has been sharing best practices, case studies, and lessons learned in the planning, financing, and development of housing communities. CaRD explores consumer and economic trends, product and land development, homebuilding and master planned communities, amenity development and strategic marketing.
Tim Brislin, Harvard Investments – Chair
Heather Davenport, William Ryan Homes – Vice Chair
Mark Hammons, Land Resources – Vice Chair
Jody Pokorski, Snell & Wilmer – Vice Chair
The Multifamily / Affordable / Senior Housing (MASH) Local Product Council convenes experts involved in the planning, design, financing and development of multifamily, affordable and workforce housing, mixed-use, missing middle, and age-targeted homes to explore creative opportunities and challenges. MASH shares best practices, emerging trends, and public and private approaches to producing and preserving quality housing for all throughout the region and state.
Bob Weston, Alliance Residential Company – Chair
Ashley Nye, Cortland – Vice Chair
Jim Pierson, Walker & Dunlop – Vice Chair
Silvia Urrutia – U Developing LLC – Vice Chair
Tyler Anderson, CBRE – Emeritus
For more information, contact [email protected]