It's a Brand New Day in DFW... and we've got an announcement to make!
Keep watch to see what's on the horizon for your local District Council!
One of the region’s leading real estate organizations, the North Texas District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced that its name is changing to ULI Dallas-Fort Worth, effective immediately.
In announcing this change to the local membership, current District Council chair Steve Modory of Champion Partners explained, “There was very strong feeling within our leadership team that this name is more recognizable both within the US and internationally. The airport name, Dallas/Fort Worth, has become synonymous with the region, especially for international companies and investors. With a very significant increase in international investment in our area, this name change will heighten our Council’s visibility to the international community.”
One of the founders of the local ULI District Council, John Walsh of TIG, emphasized that the organization will remain a regional entity, as was its goal when the District Council was created in 2004. He explained that “The revised name continues and strengthens our identification as a regional Council. All of our municipalities identify with being part of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.”
In its fifteen years of existence, ULI Dallas-Fort Worth has tripled in size and now has nearly 1500 members. As one of the leading District Councils within ULI’s global network, it will host ULI’s annual Fall Meeting in October of 2022. The organization anticipates that over 7000 commercial real estate industry leaders will attend the 2022 Fall Meeting.
While many of the District Council’s larger meetings will continue to be held in Dallas, it has added staff and programming in Fort Worth to make ULI’s valuable content more accessible to its Tarrant County members. This regional expansion structure could be replicated in Collin and Denton Counties in the future. ULI Dallas-Fort Worth is already active in Collin County and offers its popular Urban Plan program in several Frisco high schools.
For information on becoming a member of ULI Dallas-Fort Worth or attending local events, please feel free to reach out to us at DallasFortWorth@uli.org.
The Urban Land Institute is a non-profit, education and research institute, supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating, thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 47,000 members worldwide, including nearly 1,500 members in North Texas, representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
Pamela Stein, Executive Director, ULI Dallas-Fort Worth