ULI PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON (July 1, 2015) – Randall K. Rowe, Chairman of Green Courte Partners, LLC, a private equity real estate investment firm based in Chicago, has been named the new Global Chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a non-profit research and education institute with more than 35,000 members dedicated to leadership in real estate and land use and creating thriving communities worldwide. Rowe, a longtime ULI member, ULI Trustee and ULI Foundation Governor, will serve a two-year term that ends June 30, 2017.
As ULI Global Chairman, Rowe will focus on three areas: strengthening ULI’s capacity for knowledge sharing throughout all of its member-to-member networks; ensuring that ULI’s core programs have a steady source of funding; and growing the organization globally, all with the overarching goal of reaffirming ULI as the most trusted authority worldwide on creating communities that are highly livable, economically prosperous and environmentally sustainable.
Rowe’s leadership priorities reflect ULI’s evolution over the past several years from a highly centralized, primarily U.S. – focused organization into a much more decentralized one that is global in reach and influence. “ULI has this energy, this sense of possibility and strength that is very exciting. We are only beginning to realize the very real impact ULI can have around the world — the part our organization can play in creating communities that change people’s lives by making them better,” Rowe said. “We must keep the momentum going by offering new opportunities for engagement, to share lessons learned and exchange ideas about what works best.” Read Full Release