The US-based Urban Land Institute has stepped up its commitment to Europe with the appointment of a European president and the creation of a European HQ. Currently 1,000 out of the ULIÃ¢â¬â¢s 20,000 members are based in Europe.
London-based Bill Kistler has been named as European president. The managing director of executive search firm Equinox Partners, Kistler has spent more than half of his 25-year career working in Europe. Prior to founding Equinox in 1996, he was responsible for the Val dÃ¢â¬â¢Europe development around Disneyland Paris and was vice president of new business development for DisneyÃ¢â¬â¢s operations throughout Europe
ULI President Richard Rosan said dedicating leadership to ULI Europe is a Ã¢â¬Ånatural progressionÃ¢â¬Â reflecting the increasing globalisation of the organisation, individual businesses and the land use industry in general. Ã¢â¬ÅOur success in Europe will serve as a benchmark for what we can accomplish worldwide,Ã¢â¬Â he said. Ã¢â¬ÅULI is a unique, international forum for exchanging urban development best practices.Ã¢â¬Â