Local leaders in the real estate and land use industry will take part in the selective eight-month program including an assignment with the Downtown Investment Authority.
ULI North Florida, the local council of the Urban Land Institute, the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world, is pleased to announce the Class of 2021 for its esteemed Center for Leadership program.
The ULI Center for Leadership, which runs from March 2021 through October 2021, is comprised of eight full-day classes that provide participants with exclusive industry education, collaboration and networking opportunities, property tours, hands-on leadership opportunities, and access to industry leaders, experts and elected officials. Sessions are focused on land use issues in north Florida and will cover topics including trends in infrastructure and regionalism, community development, public policy, building healthy places, entrepreneurship, urban design, affordable housing, and capital markets. The class tackles land use issues in north Florida that are presented in a report at the culmination of the Center for Leadership. This year’s class will focus on the adaptive reuse of older structures within the National Historical District in Downtown Jacksonville for the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA).
“DIA applauds the value and expertise ULI brings not only to Jacksonville, but to downtown.” Said DIA CEO, Lori Boyer. “ULI’s mission closely aligns with that of DIA, and we very much appreciate our relationship with the North Florida Chapter and their interest in our adaptive reuse programs and initiatives. We are thrilled to be included in this year’s technical assistance panel and look forward to the research, insights and ideas that will come out of this important effort.”
The class is comprised of real estate leaders in land use, real estate and related fields with a minimum of five years of real estate experience, a commitment to community service and civic engagement, and a vision for the future of north Florida.
The members of the ULI Center for Leadership Class of 2021 are:
Dwayne Alexander, President and CEO, Jacksonville Housing Authority
Whitney Anderson, Traffic Engineer, Peters and Yaffee
Richard Clark, Director of Economic Development, Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Angela Coker, Senior Manager, Financial Services, Regency Centers
Patricia Davenport-Jacobs, Historic Preservation Group Manager, Terracon
Rebecca Davis, Founder and President, R.E.S.T.O.R.E.
John Ellis, III, Director of Operations & Strategy, Legacy Engineering
Olivia Frick, Manager, Business Development, CPPI
Charles Garrison, Manager, Business Development, Carlton Construction
Bob Hervey, A.V.P. Real Estate and Facilities, UF Health
Maggie Howell, Attorney, Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow, PLLC
Andrea Johansson, Special Projects/Sales Associate, Sleiman Enterprises
Tia Keitt, Project Coordinator, City of Jax-Kids Hope and Alliance/Eastside CDC
Jessica Ligator, Director of Capital Projects, Jacksonville University
Joe Loretta, Director of Landscape Architecture/Team Leader, Halff
Eric Miller, VP, District Services, Downtown Vision, Inc.
Katherine Ruttell, Director of Marketing, Live Oak Contracting
Blake Weatherly, Associate, Finance, GreenPointe Holdings
Rob Whitmire, Managing Director ‑ Real Estate & Development, Concept Companies
Morgan Williams, Director, Apprise by Walker Dunlop
Valerie Williams, Controller, CSI Geo, Inc.
The founding sponsor for the Center for Leadership is GreenPointe, and session sponsors include Balch & Bingham; Carlton Construction; Fidelity National Title; Terracon; TLG Real Estate and Mathews Design Group.