Originally scheduled to be held in October of 2020, our biggest night of the year was just one of countless celebrations that had to be postponed due to the global pandemic. Thankfully, ULI Dallas-Fort Worth will be holding our 6th Annual Impact Awards Gala on October 20th, 2021, at the Dallas Renaissance Hotel. Celebrating the best and brightest of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, awards will be given in four competitive categories: Innovation, Influence, Public Places, and The Next Big Idea.
As with years prior, proceeds of the Gala will support ULI Dallas-Fort Worth in furthering the ULI Mission via our education programs and volunteer outreach to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in our local communities and worldwide. These efforts include our UrbanPlan and UP4PO (Urban Plan for Public Officials) programs, Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) for municipalities, and our Building Industry Leaders career mentoring program offered in cooperation with the Boys and Girls Clubs in Dallas and Fort Worth.
THE VISION AWARD
Our prestigious Vision Award for 2021
honors the career and community involvement of:
Steve Van Amburgh
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Van Amburgh is known for having a passion for developing not just impressive buildings, but also a company culture of trust and empathy. For 20 years, Steve has led KDC as CEO, and prior to that spent 10 years in leadership with its predecessor, the Koll Company. Under his leadership, KDC has been named the NAIOP North Texas Developer of the Year six times and has received numerous Best Real Estate Deal awards from the Dallas Business Journal and DCEO. Named Best Boss in the Business by Real Estate Forum in 2016, his stated philosophy is “…surround yourself with the best people you can, get out of their way, and then let them do their job!” As a native North Texan, Steve has focused much of KDC’s work on transformative projects in the region, including CityLine in Richardson, the Toyota Motor North American Headquarters at Legacy in Plano, and The Epic in Deep Ellum. Outside of work, Steve invests his time in his “three F’s – Family, Faith and Friends.” Steve hopes to continue growing his philanthropic and faith-based endeavors in the years to come.