Monthly Archives: May 2014

WLI Profile: Merrie S. Frankel

By Andrea Bogar and Robyn Brown Merrie S. Frankel is a big believer in window periods: “In terms of career transitions,” she explains, “you have to take advantage of them, with thought of course, because that window might not open again.” For a woman who has had six careers, Merrie would know something about transitions. “I didn’t plan it; it was just evolutionary.” Merrie started out with a law degree and an MBA, and knew she wanted to be an attorney, but assumed she would eventually become a business person. … Read More

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Urban Ideas Awards Event Video

Thank you to our friends at Building Magazine for recording our Urban Ideas Competition Event.   To view the video please click this link. A reminder to all participants that Display Boards can be picked up at the ULI Office. Please email    

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Last Chance to Nominate for 40 Under 40 Competition

ULI Members have until June 1 to nominate outstanding leaders in real estate and land use for Urban Land magazine’s 40 Under 40 competition.  Winners will be recognized at the 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City. For more information and to register: Watch the YouTube video:

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Member Profile: Derek Goring

By Sean Lee Leaders in real estate and development converged on Vancouver in April for the Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting, and among their ranks was ULI Toronto veteran Derek Goring, who had the privilege of attending on the invitation of ULI National as one of 38 Emerging Leaders. Derek is currently Senior Vice President of Land Development with Infrastructure Ontario (IO), where he is tasked with adding value to province’s real estate portfolio, and formulates innovative deal structures to engage the private sector with public projects. Derek is also … Read More

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Urban Ideas Competition: “Reconnecting the Waterfront”

View Photos View Video View Attendees Media Coverage: Toronto Star City Nights: Toronto Star Photos Building Magazine Canadian Architect Canadian Consulting Engineer By Brennan Carroll, BLG LLP and Danny SC Tseng, Quadrangle Architects Ltd It seems like everyone has an opinion about Toronto’s waterfront, particularly the stretch between Bathurst and Parliament Streets. Only one opinion seems to have reached consensus: there is a significant disconnect between Toronto’s vibrant downtown and its enviable waterfront and significant improvement is needed — the sooner the better. However, this seems to be where … Read More

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Download Presentations from the 2014 Spring Meeting

The 2014 Spring Meeting attracted 3,000 of the top leaders from every sector of the real estate industry to Vancouver, British Columbia, for three days of exclusive programming. Videos of select presentations are now available at, as well as PDFs of the slideshow presentations from many of the Spring Meeting speakers. Watch the videos and download the presentations at

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