Sunday Drive - May 31st Edition
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The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has appointed Cortney Cole as the incoming Houston District Council Chair effective July 1, 2020. Ms. Cole will serve a two-year term as the chair for ULI’s local council, and succeeds Abbey Roberson, Vice President of Planning for TMC.
Ms. Cole has been a dedicated member of ULI since 2003, and previously served in leadership roles as Treasurer and Partnership Chair. She was recognized with a ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative award in 2019 and has participated in the Young Mentors mentorship program as a mentor and a volunteer in the UrbanPlan program. Throughout her years with ULI, Ms. Cole has served on countless committees, advancing ULI’s mission.
Ms. Cole is a Managing Director in the Houston office of JLL Capital Markets with 23 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. She is primarily responsible for originating debt and equity placement transactions throughout the United States across all property types and is a team leader for the Midwest and Texas division of JLL’s Equity Placement Group. During the course of her career, Ms. Cole has completed in excess of $7 billion in commercial real estate transactions.
ULI provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Initiatives include the annual Development of Distinction Awards, recognizing and rewarding best practices in real estate development in the greater Houston area; mentorship programs to build future industry leaders; scholarships for graduate real estate students at University of Houston and Texas A&M University; the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative; and ongoing programs presenting thought leadership on relevant topics affecting real estate development and land use.
About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a global nonprofit education and research Institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has nearly 40,000 members representing all aspects of land use. The Houston District Council is ULI at the local level, facilitating the exchange of ideas and the transmission of ULI best practices. ULI Houston has nearly 900 members, who come together at educational programs and other events to share experiences and learn from each other
ULI Houston is excited to welcome our new 2020-2022 Management Committee!