New Chairman at ULI Foundation
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has named Douglas D. Abbey, Chairman of San Francisco-based Swift Real Estate Partners, as Chairman of the ULI Foundation.
The ULI Foundation provides philanthropic support for ULI’s mission-focused programs, including the UrbanPlan design and development course offered to high school and undergraduate students and public officials, and ULI’s Advisory Services Program, which assists communities worldwide with challenges related to urban growth and development. Abbey is a ULI Global Board member, Governing Trustee and ULI Foundation Governor, and serves on the advisory board of ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing and is a member of ULI’s Sharing Economy Council. He also teaches real estate at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
“I am excited to be leading the Foundation at such a pivotal time in ULI’s history,” Abbey said. “Our Strategic Plan takes ULI’s tradition of giving back to a new level. We are aiming to reinforce a philanthropic culture at ULI, with members contributing their time, talent and treasure to strengthen the Institute and its future throughout their careers. Enhancing support for mission-focused activities will equip more of our members to make a meaningful difference in more communities around the globe.”