History & Mission
The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
Founded in 1936, the institute now has members in 95 countries worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service.
As the preeminent, multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information and experience among local, national and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places.
ULI Tampa Bay was founded in 1997 by a committed group of business professionals who saw its value in Florida and in our community as real estate and land use needs were continuing to grow and change. Today, the local District Council is comprised of over 400 active, engaged members and a host of regular participants who believe in the positive future of Tampa Bay.