Local Member Council Structure
Local Member Councils, modeled after the ULI Americas Product Councils, are small groups of ULI members focused on exploring and discussing land-use trends and challenges that affect San Antonio.
ULI San Antonio Local Member Councils (LMCs) are designed to engage members based on their expertise and passion within the real estate development industry. LMCs are topically focused, multidisciplinary groups that meet regularly to exchange ideas, examine industry trends, and share information and best practices in a collaborative manner. Each council determines its program content, guest speakers, and meeting schedule. Meetings are discussion focused even when seeded by a guest speaker.
2023 LMC applications are still open for rolling admission on a few of the LMCs, including Commercial, Mobility, Neighborhood Development and Sustainability.
Local Member Councils are member-driven and led by co-chairs. Each council determines its program content, guest speakers, and meeting schedule. Meetings should be discussion-focused even when seeded by a guest speaker. Meetings should be discussion-focused even when seeded by a guest speaker. Limited takeaways can be shared with the ULI San Antonio membership.
The success of the Local Member Council is dependent upon active participation and meaningful contribution by all members. ULI members who serve on a Local Member Council are expected to attend regularly (minimum 75% annually) to fully participate in the exchange of information and advance the goals of the Local Member Council.
Membership on each Local Member Council is limited (20-30 people maximum each) and is determined by application. The application process is designed to ensure an engaging experience that includes diverse, multidisciplinary perspectives on each Local Member Council. Once on a council, members may remain as long as they wish (no term limits), provided they meet the participation guidelines. When a Local Member Council reaches maximum capacity, councils may be split into smaller “flights,” thereby opening seats for additional participants. At the discretion of the Local Member Council co-chairs, a limited number of guests may be invited to select meetings.
For more information contact:
LOCAL MEMBER COUNCIL CHAIR:
Karl Baker / Jackson Walker
LOCAL MEMBER COUNCIL CO-CHAIR:
Kara Hill / Port San Antonio
ULI San Antonio Senior Director: Janis Ploetz
ULI San Antonio Senior Manager: Cody Shown
ULI San Antonio has seven 2023 Local Member Councils:
|Local Member Council (LMC)||Description||Meeting Frequency|
|COMMERCIAL||NEW LAUNCH! The Commercial LMC discusses best practices, challenges and other market issues for commercial related development in San Antonio and the surrounding area.||Monthly|
|HOUSING||The Housing LMC focuses on issues and best practices that influence the housing projects and products in our market that stand out, whether the topic is single family vs. multifamily; own vs. rent; market rate vs. affordable, suburban vs. urban. With housing being a broad question our LMC looks to target the interests of the group and share best practices to solve the issues, educate, and share these success stories.||Monthly|
|MOBILITY||The Mobility LMC is a space where engaging conversations and the exchange of information and ideas about the important connections between mobility, economic development and land use take place. Members will have the opportunity learn from others and to share experiences through events such a lunch & learns, field tours, and more.||Monthly|
|NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT||The Neighborhood Development LMC is focused on improving the livability of our urban neighborhoods. We are an action-oriented group that seeks to understand the policies that facilitate or inhibit quality development, study best practices and case studies of developments in great urban neighborhoods, and identify methods and specific interventions that result in great places and spaces throughout San Antonio. We seek to engage both our members and local stakeholders in projects that are both transformative and implementable across a variety of contexts.||Monthly|
|PLACEMAKING||The Placemaking LMC is focused on the art of Placemaking, which is a multifaceted approach to the planning, design and management of public and private spaces with the ultimate goal of creating memorable places that promote health, happiness and well-being. The Placemaking LMC strives to understand best-practices as they relate to our local San Antonio community. Our monthly meetings feature a combination of outside speakers, local experts, and small-group engagement on specific projects.||Monthly|
|SUSTAINABILITY||NEW LAUNCH! The Sustainability LMC focuses on best practices for implementing sustainability, resiliency, and health across the real estate industry.||Monthly|
|URBAN CORE||The Urban Core LMC is focused on challenges that face developers and investors in the urban core and will work to develop ideas to overcome those challenges. We believe that great cities have great downtowns, and therefore we must protect and strengthen the unique elements that make downtown San Antonio special, while fostering growth in a thoughtful way.||Monthly|