ULI PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON (July 1, 2013) – Lynn Thurber, chairman of LaSalle Investment Management in Chicago, has been named the new chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global non-profit research and education institute dedicated to leadership in land use and creating thriving communities worldwide. Thurber, a ULI leader and former treasurer of the institute, will serve on a voluntary basis for a two-year term that ends June 30, 2015.
A member of ULI since 2004, Thurber plans to emphasize building on the progress made by the institute in recent years to solidify its reputation as a trusted global authority on issues related to the planning, design and development of communities that foster a high quality of life, and which are economically competitive and environmentally sustainable. “ULI is the leading organization for studying and capturing industry knowledge related to the built environment, and for determining and sharing best practices. No other organization comes close to ULI’s ability to aggregate and share expertise on a global level,” Thurber said.