Conference Schedule

Tue, October 13

Oct 13

General Session: State of the Industry: What We’ve Learned and What’s Next

Six months into the pandemic and in light of the issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion, the real estate industry is at a crossroads. The opening general session will look at how the markets are…

October 13, 2020 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM General Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 13

Evolution of Live/Work/Play: 3 Tech Campuses Vie to Be Best/Happiest Workplaces on Earth

Tech campuses are the litmus test of urban planning and placemaking, amid recruiting wars that virtually all firms face today. In the Bay Area, arguably an office-campus epicenter dating from the early days of Silicon…

October 13, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Office - Buildings Placemaking and Placekeeping
Oct 13

Trends and Outlooks: Where Are We Now and What’s Next for the Resort and Hotel Sector?

This has been a challenging year for everyone, and there are no comparables from which to learn. What have the pandemic and economic downturn meant for the resort and hotel sector? This panel will discuss…

October 13, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Real Estate Trends
Oct 13

Vibrant Retail Streets in the Age of E-tail and COVID-19: Is It Time for “Retail First” City Policies?

San Francisco has always been proud of its unique and vibrant neighborhood retail streets. As magnets for the millennials who call San Francisco home, these streets attract a mix of local, national, and direct-to-consumer brands…

October 13, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Food and Real Estate Regulations and Zoning Retail
Oct 13

Access to Capital: Challenges Facing People of Color—Part 1 of 3: Acknowledging the Issue

Access to capital in many communities continues to be limited for real estate developers of color. Panelists will share their stories with the goal of helping members understand how this is still a problem that…

October 13, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Capital Markets Diversity Leadership
Oct 13

Learning in Real Time: Experts Share Their Forecasts for Real Estate in ’20, ’21, and ’22

The "ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast" is a semiannual survey of industry experts, the latest completed October 9. According to their forecasts for a broad spectrum of 27 metrics, where will the economy and real…

October 13, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Capital Markets Economy Real Estate Trends
Oct 13

General Session: Education, Civil Rights and Equality: Cornerstones For Our Future

In this presentation, Bakari asks participants two questions: “How far have we come?” and “Where do we go from here?” Using historical context to answer the first and his life’s story to answer the second, he takes the audience on a journey. The goal is to make an America better than we were and better […]

October 13, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM General Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 13

Trends and Outlooks: Where Are We Now and What’s Next for the Housing Industry?

This has been a challenging year for everyone, and there are no comparables from which to learn. What have the pandemic and economic downturn meant for the housing industry? This panel will discuss the current…

October 13, 2020 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Housing – Multifamily Housing – Single-Family Real Estate Trends
Oct 13

Scaling Up: How Regional Planning Informs Infrastructure Delivery and Catalyzes Real Estate

Three leading regional planning non-government organizations—New York's Regional Plan Association (RPA), San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR), and the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) of Chicago—will share their best practices and how their work is…

October 13, 2020 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Cross-Border Investment and Development Equitable Development Urban and Regional Planning
Oct 13

COVID-19: Where Do We Stand?

In this session, Dr. Amesh Adalja will discuss multiple facets of the COVID-19 pandemic. First setting the historical context of coronaviruses, he will discuss the early days—and mistakes—in dealing with the pandemic. He then will…

October 13, 2020 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Healthcare and Medical Leadership
Oct 13

WLI View from the Top

Join the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative for View From the Top. Learn from a diverse panel of leading women developers in the Bay Area who have worked to develop a vibrant, high-density, transit-oriented community in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. Speakers include: • Terezia Nemeth, Executive Vice President – Regional Market Director, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, […]

October 13, 2020 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Diversity Leadership
Oct 13

Tales of a Resilient City

Washington, D.C., is leading the way to a more sustainable future with plans that foster neighborhood resilience. New projects by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are shoring up civic infrastructure and fulfilling…

October 13, 2020 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Innovation Corridors and Districts Resilience Sustainable Development
Oct 13

General Session: State of the Industry: What We’ve Learned and What’s Next Rebroadcast

Six months into the pandemic and in light of the issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion, the real estate industry is at a crossroads. The opening general session will look at how the markets are…

October 13, 2020 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM General Session
Open to All Attendees

Wed, October 14

Oct 14

General Session: Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2021

October 14, 2020 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM General Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 14

The Power of Together: Reimagining the Future Office

With our seemingly overnight shift to working from home in March, the ways colleagues interact with one another changed forever, accelerating remote work while revealing the necessity of being physically together. This session will explore…

October 14, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Adaptive Use and Building Reuse Office - Buildings
Oct 14

$25 Million or Less: Small Deals, Big Impact.

This session spotlights the creative, inspiring EastPoint project, a new small-scale retail and office development in Oklahoma City. EastPoint illustrates best practices in high-impact development, including community engagement and reinvestment. In pulling together financing for…

October 14, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Diversity Structures, Deals, and Vehicles
Oct 14

In The Wake of Pandemic: How the Networked Economy is Reshaping Offices and Redefining Flex

How can offices be the place that offers this depth? How can we create experiences, spaces and synergies that enable people to connect in informal, spontaneous ways that spark innovation and aren’t available to us online? How can we give people space for community and the opportunity to be part of something greater while also […]

October 14, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Economy Leadership
Oct 14

Trends and Outlooks: Where Are We Now and What’s Next for the Mixed-Use and Retail Sectors?

This has been a challenging year for everyone, and there are no comparables from which to learn. What have the pandemic and economic downturn meant for the mixed-use and retail sectors? This panel will discuss the current transaction and investment environment, as well as provide outlooks and prognostications for opportunities in 2021.

October 14, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Mixed Use and Multi-Use Real Estate Trends Retail
Oct 14

Deconstructing Segregation: Understanding Local History as a Basis for Equitable Development

While a general understanding of the public policy roots of residential segregation in the United States is growing rapidly among both development stakeholders and the public, the history of segregation in individual cities is not as well understood. Panelists will share strategies and tools to enable developers and other stakeholders to educate themselves regarding the […]

October 14, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Diversity Equitable Development
Oct 14

General Session: A Future View: Global Leadership and the Global Economy after COVID-19

What will be the short- and long-term geopolitical and economic consequences of the global pandemic? Zanny Minton Beddoes examines the scale of the damage and the impact on government finances, trade and globalization, and the role of the state. As business and factories reopen, what does the future of business look like? What trends have […]

October 14, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM General Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 14

Access to Capital: Challenges Facing People of Color—Part 2 of 3: Analyzing the Impact

To gain a full understanding of the impact limited availably of capital has on real estate developers of color, we will hear from those who have had to face this challenge and what it has…

October 14, 2020 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Capital Markets Diversity Leadership
Oct 14

Trends and Outlooks: Where Are We Now and What’s Next for Industrial Development?

This has been a challenging year for everyone, and there are no past comparables from which to learn. What have the pandemic and economic downturn meant for industrial development? This panel will discuss the current…

October 14, 2020 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Industrial - Parks Industrial - Warehouses Real Estate Trends
Oct 14

The Future of Real Estate Transformed: Technology, Innovation and Convergence

Our panel of thought leaders will discuss how to drive value creation for stakeholders in the real estate industry, in both the short and long term, through the ongoing adoption of technology and changing uses of space.

October 14, 2020 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
New and Disruptive Technology
Oct 14

Where to Next? Climate Migration and the Cities and Neighborhoods of the Future

As regions become hotter, stormier, and wetter, climate change is likely to lead to migration and shifting economic development patterns, both worldwide and in the United States. Accordingly, as some cities and regions invest in…

October 14, 2020 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Regulations and Zoning Resilience Waterfront
Oct 14

Legislating Density as a Solution to the Housing Crisis: What’s Working and Why

The housing crisis has reached epic proportions. In response, California's leaders have introduced a slew of legislative measures to compel cities to accept more residential development, encourage production of "missing middle" housing, and curb local…

October 14, 2020 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Housing – Multifamily Real Estate Trends
Oct 14

General Session: Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2021 Rebroadcast

October 14, 2020 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM General Session
Open to All Attendees

Thu, October 15

Oct 15

General Session: Climate Change Will Wreck Your Spreadsheets

Do you know what's coming? Just as important, do you know how to think about what's coming? Contemporary investment tools and frameworks are spectacularly ill-suited to the challenges and risks posed to society and institutions…

October 15, 2020 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM General Session
Open to All Attendees
Oct 15

Public Health and Real Estate: Scenarios for 2050

Over the past few years, health and well-being have emerged as a material consideration for the real estate industry. Industry leaders are incorporating health and well-being as an explicit component of broader ESG (environmental, social, governance) strategies in order to stay on top of trends while taking advantage of new opportunities to create value and […]

October 15, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Asset and Portfolio Management Healthy Places Real Estate Trends
Oct 15

Found Urban Land: Reclaiming Infrastructure for Placemaking

Urban freeways across America are aging and in disrepair. Reconceptualizing freeways and focusing the much-needed inevitable investment with a "people first" approach results in a multilayered return for the physical, social, environmental, and economic health…

October 15, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Economic Development Placemaking and Placekeeping Urban Design
Oct 15

Beyond Amenity Status: Demand for Sustainability and Health in Multifamily Buildings

With a new generation of renters caring more deeply about their climate impacts and the COVID-19 pandemic catalyzing more consumer interest in health, the multifamily sector is ripe to be a leader in sustainability and…

October 15, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Healthy Places Housing – Multifamily Sustainable Development
Oct 15

Trends and Outlooks: Where are We Now and What’s Next for the Office Development?

This has been a challenging year for everyone, and there are no comparables from which to learn. What have the pandemic and economic downturn meant for office development? This panel will discuss the current transaction and investment environment, as well as provide outlooks and prognostications for opportunities in 2021.

October 15, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Office - Buildings Office - Parks Real Estate Trends
Oct 15

Access to Capital: Challenges Facing People of Color—Part 3 of 3: Actions to Move Forward

Financial institutions and other funders play a key role in driving capital towards those projects and developers who have been systematically shut out. Compelling new models are evolving to facilitate this important work. Inclusive policies…

October 15, 2020 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Capital Markets Diversity Leadership