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ULI Real Estate Panel – Positioning Real Estate in San Diego for the Next Generation of Prosperity

January 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

2015 kicks off with a panel of real estate professionals who will share their thoughts on how the dynamics of demographics, economic development, amenities, and globalization will impact San Diego’s 21st Century real estate.

Mary M. Lydon, Executive Director  – ULI San Diego-Tijuana

The Urban Land Institute is an international nonprofit organization focused on developing leaders in the responsible use of land and promoting the creation of sustainable thriving communities worldwide. ULI is a member-based organization with 33,000 members. Ms. Lydon is expert in Smart Growth, land use planning, real estate markets, community and stakeholder participation, and economic development strategies. She has worked with private-sector developers, public-sector agencies, and nonprofit organizations. She is a former Planning Commissioner for the City of San Diego and has held leadership roles within the Downtown San Diego Partnership and several nonprofit boards over her career. She also has her own consulting business and has helped organize and run a large range of conferences, workshops, studies, charrettes, and panels focused around land use issues. Ms. Lydon attended Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and completed the Executive Leadership Program in 2010. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

William Anderson, FAICP Principal/Vice-President

Mr. Anderson, FAICP, is a Principal/Vice-President at AECOM, overseeing the Economics + Planning practice in the US, currently directing planning assignments with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; Dona Ana County, New Mexico; the City of Indianapolis; the Southern California Association of Governments; the Port of San Diego; and the San Diego Association of Governments. Previously, he was Director of City Planning & Community Investment for the City of San Diego, and Deputy Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, he directed the update to San Diego’s General Plan, which received the American Planning Association’s Daniel Burnham Award for Excellence in Comprehensive Planning. Prior to his tenure at the City of San Diego, he was a Senior Vice-President with Economics Research Associates, where he worked on almost 300 assignments in twenty states and eight countries. From 1995-2003, he was a member and chair of the City of San Diego Planning Commission. He currently serves as President of the 38,000-member American Planning Association, co-chaired APA’s “Sustaining Places” initiative, was former Chair of APA’s Economic Development Division, and is a member of the California Planning Roundtable. He was inducted into APA’s College of Fellows in 2004 and is a frequent speaker on Planning for Economic Development & Sustainability throughout the US and internationally. Mr. Anderson is a Full Member of ULI’s Urban Revitalization Council, and a founding Board member of the San Diego-Tijuana District Council, and is an inductee of the Lambda Alpha land economics honorary society. Mr. Anderson’s community leadership in San Diego includes service as President of C-3, San Diego’s oldest local planning and conservation advocacy group, and membership on the Board of the City Heights Community Development Corporation. He has a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, and a Masters in City & Regional Planning from Harvard University.

Kelly Cunningham, Senior Fellow and Economist
National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR)

The Institute is a non-partisan organization with the goal to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public and private sectors in San Diego County. Cunningham has closely monitored San Diego’s economy over the past three decades. His analysis and views of the local economy are regularly sought by local, state, national, and international businesses, government, and media. He is one of the economists and business leaders featured each Sunday in the “Econometer” business column of the U-T San Diego newspaper. He is also a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).


January 15, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Liberty Station Conference Center
2600 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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