ULI names global CEO

Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced the appointment of Ron Pressman as the global CEO, effective October 10, 2022.

Pressman comes to ULI with more than 35 years of global leadership experience in the financial services, real estate, and energy industries. He will succeed W. Ed Walter, who led ULI for the past four years.
 
Pressman most recently served as CEO of TIAA Institutional Financial Services, leading the company’s long-term vision for delivering financial security for institutional clients. Prior to TIAA, Pressman served in various leadership roles across GE’s financial services and industrial business, including roles as CEO of GE Capital Real Estate and GE Energy in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia, based in London.
 
‘Working with a global team of passionate real estate and land use experts who are collectively using their skills to make a difference every day has been the gift of a lifetime,’ said Ed Walter, ULI’s outgoing CEO. ‘Despite the many challenges, including a global pandemic, we have built a truly global organization where the well-being of our communities is central to everything we do. And this is just the beginning.’
 
‘There is no better time to join ULI,’ said Pressman. ‘I have long admired the organization as a catalyst for transforming cities into thriving urban centers. I am excited to advance ULI’s impact and build on the work that Ed Walter and others have done to accelerate our work and mission. Having led several organizations through change by leveraging the power of diverse members and stakeholders, I deeply appreciate what it takes to scale an organization like this and deliver an impact we can all be proud of.  I look forward to working with the real estate community globally, the ULI board, and the dedicated ULI team to advance ULI’s next chapter of growth and success.’

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