Local Product Councils

Modeled after ULI’s national Product Councils, Local Product Councils provide opportunities for members in specific development disciplines to connect with peers, study issues in depth, share information, and network with industry leaders.

Local Product Councils

In addition to local meetings, ULI Houston Product Councils meet once a year with their counterparts from around the State at the annual ULI All-Texas Council Forum.


The goal of these local Houston Councils is to provide a forum for education, networking, and candid sharing of best practices in the following real estate areas:

  • Urban Development and Mixed Use
  • Housing & Community Development


(Houston Councils are available to ULI Members at the Associate or higher level only)
Participation as a Council Member will provide opportunities:

  • to connect peers who can exchange “state-of-the-art” information in parallel disciplines
  • to provide education from the deep resources of ULI locally, nationally and globally
  • to foster collaboration that maximizes impact on development challenges and opportunities


Council Members will be drawn from the full range of disciplines involved in the product type.  A maximum of sixteen (16) Council members will be selected to participate with balanced representation from the following:

  • Development Firms, including Real Estate Investment Trusts or Corporations,
  • Financial Institutions involved in lending, investment, or institutional sales,
  • Professional Service Firms, including planning, architecture, real estate economics, public finance, land use law, and real estate brokerage,
  • Government/Academic Institutions, including State, County, City or other public sector or non-profit entities (e.g., academic), and
  • Construction Firms


The local Council meets 2 – 3 times a year in addition to the annual statewide meeting, at the discretion of the council co-chairs.  Councils contribute content ideas for meetings to be presented to the full membership at a regular ULI luncheon event.

Because membership in the councils is limited and there are more applicants than available seats, we ask all council members if invited to join a council to make every reasonable effort to attend all council meetings.