About Us

ULI is a ‘trusted idea place.’ It provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

About Us

The Mission
Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide, through:

  •  bringing leaders together
  •  facilitating collaboration
  •  exploring interdisciplinary land use and development issues
  •  serving as a trusted advisor
  •  sharing knowledge and best practices
  •  creating a global network with local impact

Who We Are
Connecting People – Sharing Knowledge

  • ULI Nashville is a trusted convener, collaborator and communicator/educator of best practices on all aspects of city building.
  • A member-driven organization, ULI Nashville brings together its over 550 members to share and exchange ideas, information and experiences to shape the way our community grows.
  • ULI Nashville represents the diverse industries, perspectives and expertise in its education, conversations, and network building.

What We Do
Through programming, initiatives and outreach activities, ULI Nashville and its members are able to inform, educate and collaborate with fellow community practitioners, stakeholders, decision makers and change agents. For example, ULI Nashville:

  • Hosts a wide variety of timely and relevant monthly programs such as networking socials, member-only programs, project tours, issue/content workshops, ULI road shows on Emerging Trends in Real Estate and on Infrastructure, and the ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Awards;
  • As ULI “at the local level,” is a conduit for ULI member benefits such as access to ULI Case Studies, complimentary member-only ULI webinars, discounts on ULI publications and the Urban Land magazine;
  • Facilitates conversations among different disciplines engaged in land use, real estate and development;
  • Provides member-only opportunities for engagement in ULI Nashville initiatives and on Action Councils;
  • Supports our next generation of leaders through Young Leaders initiatives including the Mentor Program and Development 101: The Series;
  • Supports the Women in Leadership Initiative;
  • Provides information for new members (and long-term members who need a refresher) on benefits and resources of ULI and ULI Nashville, and an introduction to fellow members at New Members ULI Nashville Connect offered several times during the year;
  • Facilitates, collaborates, leads and/or participates in community initiatives like Gear Up 2020, Urban Manufacturing, and Civic Leadership Forum;
  • Celebrates and reinforces best practices in development through the annual Excellence in Development Awards; and
  • Provides for member-only engagement on important issues of city building through Action Councils on Building Healthy Places, Capital Markets, Housing, Transportation and Urban Magnets/Creative Class.

ULI Nashville Leadership Team

The History of ULI