Global real estate network the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has appointed Sabine Georgi as executive director of the ULI Dach countries national council, covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Georgi replaces Stephanie Baden, who left the organisation to pursue other opportunities. She joins from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), where she worked as country manager Germany and will start her new role in May 2021.
The Dach group of countries represents ULI’s second largest European national council, with over 900 members from both the private and public sectors, representing all disciplines within the commercial and residential property market. Georgi plans to continue the work already done locally and further raise ULI’s public profile in the German, Austrian and Swiss real estate markets.
Georgi will be working closely with the ULI Germany executive committee and the chair of ULI Germany, Gero Bergmann.
'This is an exciting time for Sabine to join ULI,' Bergmann said. 'Accelerated by Covid-19, our towns and cities are facing major challenges and opportunities, with climate change, social inequality, and changes in how we work, play and live.
'As there is no silver bullet, the sharing of knowledge and best practice is absolutely crucial. Sabine’s extensive experience in the property industry, and relationships with key players in the market, will help us to leverage the expertise of our members to inspire innovative solutions.'
Georgi added: 'I am a big believer in the concept of thinking globally and acting locally.
'With the help and influence of ULI’s membership network from around the world, we can shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in local communities. The value of sharing ideas in the real estate profession and learning from best practice from around the world cannot be underestimated.'
Lisette van Doorn, CEO of ULI Europe, said: 'Coming from a membership organisation background, Sabine understands the importance of putting our members at the forefront of everything we do.
'She will play a critical role in further advancing the efforts of ULI Germany/Austria/Switzerland to add value to our members, by providing them with unique opportunities to make a positive difference to the industry and in local communities. In a post-pandemic world, this is more important than ever.'
Georgi has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, with senior positions at prominent membership organisations. Prior to RICS Germany, Georgi worked for the German Property Federation (ZIA) as head of the real estate and capital markets department. She was responsible for real estate valuation, financing, market transparency as well as office properties.