Los Angeles, California

09/10/2020 - 10/08/2020

Association Profile


Event Overview

The Urban Marketplace (UM) is a signature event for ULI Los Angeles. This year marks the 20th anniversary with the theme “A Reflection on Progress and a Vision for the Future.” Urban Marketplace’s purpose is to promote real estate investment opportunities and development strategies for investment in underserved communities. Urban Marketplace attracts real estate industry leaders, elected officials, policymakers, developers, planners, and dealmakers to “Make a Deal, Make a Difference.”

This year, UM will be held on five consecutive Thursdays from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm PST from September 10th to October 8th with three days dedicated to stellar speakers and panelists on focused topics and two days dedicated to roundtable discussions and breakouts on select topics.

As an added value, the first thirty minutes of each session will feature select cities presenting and showcasing recent planning efforts and/or areas that are ready for new investment. This is a great opportunity for developers and other deal makers to connect virtually with these city leaders.

Registration coming soon!




Thursday, September 10
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PST

A Reflection of Progress – 20 Years of Making a Deal, Making a Difference

  1. Fireside Chat: Michael Banner and Manuel Pastor

  2. PanelDiscussion with Moderator Manuel Pastor:
    Charisse Bremond (Brotherhood Crusade)
    Don Peebles (The Peebles Corporation)
    Mehrsa Baradaran (UCI School of Law)
    Steven Lewis (NOMAC, FAIA, LEED AP, ZGF)

Thursday, September 17
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PST

Capital Today – Money Talks in the World of Progress

  1. Panel Discussion with Moderator Jen McElyea (Watt Investment Partners):
    Max Levine (Neighbor Investment Company)

  2. Recap with David Rosen 

Thursday, September 24
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PST

Building a Healthy Present – Robust Communities with Access to Resources

  1. Roundtable Discussions – rotating breakout room sessions 




Thursday, October 1
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PST

Housing Now – Building Shelter Beyond Zoning

  1. Roundtable Discussions – rotating breakout room sessions

Thursday, October 8
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PST

A Vision For the Future – Action for the Next 20 Years

  1. Closing Fireside Chat with Richard Green and Thomas Mitchel

  2. Panel Discussion with Moderator Natasha Reid Rice (Habitat for Humanity):
    AJ Jackson, (JBG Smith Properties)
    Dan Tagherlini (Emerson Collective)
    Jason Foster (Destination Crenshaw and River LA)
    Joss Tillard-Gates (Enterprise Partners)


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