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Congratulations to ULI WLI for Another Successful Year of Celebrating its Championship Team!

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By Vivian Kwok, Manulife            This is the third year I helped organize the Championship Team celebration as a part of the WLI Communications Team. I believe that WLI has, once again, put forward an incredible effort in assembling our biggest annual signature event. This year we added 15 more champions to our already astonishing list. When I look at the list this year, it reminds me of how many bright talents we have cherished over these four years when our inaugural team was established in … Read More

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Member Profile: Chandran Fernando, Ambassador for Change and Progression

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By Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate                 Gender parity is the new norm that many industries are striving towards. The real estate and development industry is no exception. The focus on people is integral and is the core to any successful business. ULI Toronto’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) launched in 2012 and built the foundation for a conversation to spotlight the importance of gender parity. As a result, in 2015 a new campaign was born: SheWithHe, co-founded by Toni Rossi, President, Real … Read More

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Congratulations to the participants of the 2017 Urban Leadership Program!

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                Over the last eight-month program, participants of the Urban Leadership Program have been working in teams and sharing their expertise and advice to develop recommendations.  The program has been developed by a multidisciplinary expert team led by former City of Toronto Chief Planner Paul Bedford. Leaders had the opportunity to collaborate with top industry peers from various real estate disciplines, to engage in solving real land use challenges within a defined region of Toronto District involving key stakeholders from the private, public, … Read More

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WLI’s second “Women on Boards” event zeros in on importance of public boards

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By: Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate             On the evening of May 8th, 2017, the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) and ULI Toronto assembled a panel of representatives from the three orders of government (municipal, provincial, and federal) to consider how professional women in the multi-sector real estate industry can put themselves forward for service on public boards. It was the second “Women on Boards” event that WLI has held with the objective of increasing gender diversity and the presence of women on boards and … Read More

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ULI Is Its Members!

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            ULI is its members. You deliver on our mission, you shape the future of our industry, and you enhance our communities. You asked to make even more of an impact, and we listened to you. Click Here to Watch Learn more at uli.org

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Commercial Real Estate Podcast chats with Richard Joy

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          Real estate associations are an integral part of the commercial real estate world. They connect professionals to each other, provide advocacy and education, as well as acting as a hub between the different disciplines within the industry.  Richard Joy joins us to discuss the role of the Urban Land Institute Toronto (ULI) but we couldn’t resist the opportunity to also dive deep into a variety of land development topics. Listen Here: Real Estate Associations with Richard Joy of the Urban Land Institute Real Estate associations are … Read More

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Registration Open: Summer Social!

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It’s that time of year again! Join us for ULI Toronto’s 7th Annual Summer Social!       

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Member Profile: Kendra FitzRandolph, Development Coordinator, Hullmark Developments Ltd.

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By Seemal Saif, Regional Municipality of York           Kendra FitzRandolph is not your typical city builder (in the making). Her diverse educational background and career has given her the ability to view development from a unique lens, breaking the traditional silos and integrating the various elements of placemaking into a comprehensive vision. While Kendra is a planner, she did not craft or plan her entry into the field in a conventional sense. “I just fell into planning,” she candidly admits. Her first role as a summer … Read More

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Gabe Klein on bringing a collaborative startup mentality to city building

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By Janani Mahendran, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Ministry of Housing         This post is part of a series covering ULI Toronto’s Electric Cities Spring 2017 Symposium which took place on April 24 and 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. ULI Toronto’s second city building symposium saw over 1,000 industry professionals gather to learn and engage on topics revolving around placemaking, mobility and technology. “How did we get here, and how are we going to dig ourselves out?” – Gabe Klein The public and private sectors need … Read More

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