Get Involved

Make the most of your ULI Membership

ULI Membership is much more than attending a few programs each year. There are dozens of opportunities to increase your involvement and elevate your visibility among real estate professionals. As a member-driven organization, we are always looking to our members to serve on initiative councils, technical assistance panels, serve as speakers and panelists, and expand our reach by spreading the ULI message.

To find out how you can get involved please contact ULI Tampa Bay today.

Get Involved

Expand your professional network and increase your knowledge base by volunteering for a committee.

Help us make an impact

ULI Tampa Bay has a number of committees that further the district council’s program of work. Our committees are composed of ULI members active in the field of land use and real estate and are chaired by dedicated ULI leaders.

To inquire about getting involved, please contact ULI Tampa Bay today.

Membership Committee

Welcome new members and engage your peers. The Membership Committee strives to improve the quality of the ULI membership experience, improve retention, expand membership, and increase membership diversity. The membership team hosts social events to connect members and works with all other committees to understand and serve the needs of ULI Tampa Bay members.

Rhonda Nelson, Chair
Vice President, Construction, Strategic Property Partners

Sponsorship Committee

Build relationships with industry leaders. The Sponsorship Committee develops and implements the annual sponsorship campaign and builds relationships with ULI Tampa Bay supporters. Annual sponsorships are critical to fund ULI Tampa Bay events, community outreach efforts, initiatives and YLG/WLI scholarships.

Stew Gibbons, Chair
President, Gibbons Group

Programs Committee

Champion a program to facilitate thought leadership. The Program Committee strives to deliver timely, compelling and innovative content, which includes StimULI Breakfasts, Case Studies & Site Tours.

Keith Greminger, Program Chair
Senior Planning & Urban Design Manager, Kimley- Horn & Associates

David Conner, Program Vice Chair
President, Conner + Associates

Real Estate Trends Conference Committee

Be a part of Tampa Bay’s signature event. The Trends Committee works on the annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate program, an event that recognizes the national and local trends impacting the land use and development industry.

Truett Gardner, Trends Chair
Partner, Gardner Brewer Martinez-Monfort PA

Michael Maguire, Trends Vice Chair
Partner, Gardner Brewer Martinez-Monfort PA

J.R. Kozera, Trends Sponsorship Chair

Communications/Marketing Committee

Help us capture content and spread the word. The Communications Committee elevates ULI’s external visibility by supporting the external communications needs of the organization to achieve overall awareness and understanding of events, issues, and initiatives among members, prospects, the community, and media.

Kyle Parks, Chair
Principal, B2 Communications

Women’s Leadership Initiative

Raise the visibility of women in ULI and the real estate industry. The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) works to increase the visibility of women in ULI Tampa Bay, assist with career path advancement, and provide networking opportunities in Tampa Bay region. WLI is comprised of three subcommittees which include Career Advancement, Engagement, and Liaison.

Nancy Surak, Chair
Managing Broker, Land Advisors Organization

Young Leaders Group

Foster an understanding and connection to the ULI mission. The Young Leaders Group (YLG) provides an opportunity for young professionals to connect to and participate in the ULI mission through active involvement and leadership development opportunities that produce future leaders.

Jack Koehler
Eshenbaugh Land Company

Alex Schaler
Kimley Horn

Policy and Practice Committee

Provide expertise and support to nonprofit and public entities. The Policy & Practice committee identifies best practices for addressing land use challenges facing the Tampa Bay region and works with public officials, agencies and non-profits to implement pragmatic solutions. Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) and national Advisory Service Panels (ASPs) draw from ULI’s seasoned professional membership base to provide impartial and multidisciplinary expert advice.

Geri Lopez, Chair
Director of Redevelopment & Economic Opportunity, Manatee County

Stuart Rogel, Vice Chair
Partner, ProspEquity Partners

Sustainability Initiative

Drive the conversation on the importance of building sustainable buildings and communities. A working group for ULI members to make the business case for, promote understanding and foster action by the real estate industry for creating more sustainable buildings and communities that are resilient, healthy, and high performing. This initiative will offer participants an opportunity to actively further ULI’s mission and to create peer networks to contribute to the understanding of sustainability issues.

Taylor Ralph, Sustainability Chair
President & Founder, REAL Building Consultants

ULI Florida Transportation representative

Serves as ULI Florida’s representative on Florida DOT’s policy committee.

Stew Gibbons
President, Gibbons Group