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A longtime ULI leader, LEVCOR’s Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer to serve as Houston District Council Chair for the real estate development and land use non-profit organization.
HOUSTON – August 12, 2022 – The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has appointed Justin Levine as the incoming Houston District Council Chair. Justin will serve a two-year term as the chair for ULI’s local district council and succeeds Cortney Cole, Senior Managing Director at JLL Capital Markets.
Justin has been a dedicated ULI member since 2015 and most recently served as the Chair for Mission Advancement for ULI Houston. He previously helped organize and recruit speakers for ULI Houston events as Programs Chair and helped re-design the Young Leaders Mentorship Program as a Young Leaders committee member. Justin has also served as a member of ULI America’s Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council (UDMUC) (Platinum flight) since 2018. Throughout his years with ULI, Justin has acted as bridge between ULI Houston and ULI, ensuring that ULI best practices, policies and programs are integrated and help advance ULI’s mission.
“We are thrilled to appoint Justin to lead ULI Houston as our newest District Council Chair,” said current ULI Houston District Council Chair, Cortney Cole. “Working closely with Justin over the last four years, I have experienced his dedication and I am confident his passion, strategic insight and leadership will guide our region and continue to advance the mission of ULI.”
Justin is Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for LEVCOR, where he is responsible for managing the firm’s developments, acquisition and disposition opportunities, financings, investor relations and overall strategic planning. As a privately held firm, Justin closely works with LEVCOR’s team members to advance the company’s real estate portfolio. In addition to his role at LEVCOR, Justin serves as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Justin holds a Master’s of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in economics and communication studies from Northwestern University.
ULI shapes the future of the built environment for transformative impact in 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.
High resolution headshot for Justin Levine can be downloaded using this link. Photo is courtesy of Levcor.
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 shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in 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.
A commercial real estate developer based in Houston, Texas since 1980, LEVCOR has developed, owned and managed over 25 million square feet of real estate across the United States. For over 40 years, the company has built its business by fostering relationships with financial institutions and developing real estate that resonates with retail, entertainment, office and restaurant partners. The entrepreneurial spirit of LEVCOR positions the company to quickly capitalize on emerging trends in real estate that enhance the local communities.