28 Nov 22

Key Takeaways from ULI’s 2022 Fall Meeting in Dallas

ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas - group photo

Each year, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) celebrates its annual Fall Meeting, an event that brings together thousands of leaders from every sector of the real estate industry including developers, architects, planners, and civic officials from across the globe.

The event’s 2022 edition was held in Dallas, and members of Woods Bagot North America were onsite to contribute to the conversations shaping the future of the built environment. In attendance from New York were Principal and Studio Chair, Matt Stephenson, and Principal and Regional Design Leader, David Brown, from San Francisco, Principal and Studio Executive Director, Maureen Boyer, and from Los Angeles, Principal Christiana Kyrillou.

The themes of resiliency and wellbeing influenced many of the discussions, sparking deeper discourse on what tomorrow’s equitable and environmentally conscious cities might and should look like. With one of Dallas’s largest developments underway at the border of the city’s celebrated Katy Trail, Woods Bagot’s contribution to Trammell Crow Company’s 4-acre Knox Street project served as a relevant case study just north of where the meeting was held. Overseen by Principal-in-Charge, David Brown, Knox Street’s emphasis on walkability, public green spaces, the integration of art and culture, and centralized daily conveniences and amenity offerings, all demonstrate how to create vibrant communities through architecture, a core tenant of Woods Bagot’s overall practice.

Meanwhile, as the Incoming Chair of ULI’s Platinum Commercial and Retail Development Council (CRC), Maureen joined fellow CRC members for specialized council events. Alongside members like John M. Walsh, III, President and CEO of TIG Real Estate Services, Inc., and Joe Griffith, Managing Director of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Maureen took part in a breakfast and conversation with Ray Washburne, the Chairman and CEO of Dallas-based Charter Holdings, a private real estate investment company. The group then toured Charter Holding’s project, Highland Park Village, with Mr. Washburne. Like Knox Street, Highland Park Village reveals how thoughtful design is a catalyst for great public destination-making.  

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(Left to right) David Brown, Principal at Woods Bagot, Suzanne Clemmer, Associate Principal and Business Development Manager at DCI Engineers, and Kelly Conley, Director Of Business Development – Associate Principal at Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (front) Christiana Kyrillou, Principal at Woods Bagot.

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