[LIVE] Leading with Impact: Becoming a Force for Good in Commercial Real Estate

Developed for those working in real estate development, finance and investment, or related industries, this course provides insight and guidance into how to conduct yourself more ethically and provides skills and tools to empower better decision making. Through a series of subject-specific lectures, activities, and case studies, you will develop your capacity to become a stronger and more ethical leader in your field, no matter what level you are at. This course starts with an evening happy hour and panel discussion where you will network with fellow course attendees and hear from a panel of experts in real estate industries who exhibit the qualities this course aims to instill. For more information about the course and its format, please visit the Overview tab. 

Dates

  • Networking session: Friday, June 11 from 5:00-7:00 PM EST
  • Course: Saturday, June 12 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM EST

Pricing

  • ULI Members: $395.00
  • ULI Members (Government/NonProfit/Academic): $350.00
  • Non-Members: $525.00

Ethics for Real Estate Professionals

Developed for those working in real estate development, finance and investment, or related industries, this course provides insight and guidance into how to conduct yourself more ethically and provides skills and tools to empower better decision making.

Overview

Through a series of subject-specific lectures, activities, and case studies, you will develop your capacity to become a stronger and more ethical leader in your field, no matter what level you are at. This course starts with an evening happy hour and panel discussion where you will network with fellow course attendees and hear from a panel of experts in real estate industries who exhibit the qualities this course aims to instill.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the origins of conflicts of interest.
  • Recognize types of ethical behavior.
  • Learn how to increase office diversity.
  • Understand the skill of leading from the middle.

Course Format

Module 1 – Origins of ethical conflicts

This module will examine the two chief origins of ethical conflicts, namely greed and self-preservation. Key concepts of ethics, conflicts of interest and ethical framework tests will be discussed. Case study: The selection of a politically connected general contractor.

Module 2 – Types of unethical behaviors 

This module will use examples from the HBO series, “The Sopranos,” to explore different types of unethical behavior including fraud, blackmail, and extortion. Participants will learn how to identify these behaviors and develop strategies to counteract them.

Module 3 - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

The increasing demand for triple bottom line value creation thru a CSR strategy will be discussed. This module will also identify the clear difference between CSR and philanthropy.

Module 4 – Diversity and Inclusion

This module will examine the importance of having a diverse and inclusive workplace. Case study: The hiring a project manager.

Module 5 – Leading from the middle

Using video examples from Lebron James and Steve Kerr, participants will learn strategies on how to become more effective ethical leaders within their organization, regardless of where they are within the hierarchical structure. Universal principles of ethical leadership will be examined.

 

Each Module will be 50 minutes with a 10-minute break in between.


All content is available for 90 days from first access. For extension inquiries, please email learning@uli.org.

ULI Learning is provided by the Urban Land Institute.

Topics

Ethics

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Experience Level

This course is designed for all experience levels.


Career Stage

This course is designed for all career stages.

Course Format

This course is an all-day course on Saturday, June 12 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM EST, with an introductory networking session on Friday, June 11 from 5:00-7:00 PM EST.

Howard Ways

Chief Operating Officer

District Department of Transportation, District of Columbia

Howard Ways has over 20 years of urban planning and real estate development experience and has managed over $900 million of real estate and public facilities projects. Currently he is the COO for a local transportation agency of 1,100 employees. With nearly 660 employees under his authority, Howard is responsible for the maintenance of the infrastructure in the nation’s capital.

Previously he served as an Associate Professor and Program Director for the MS in Real Estate Development at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of Prince George's County, Maryland, the principal development agency for a metropolitan county of 900,000 residents with a specific focus on mixed income, public private partnership development projects totaling more than $774 million which will produce nearly 2,500 mixed income housing units and 100,000 square feet of retail, resulting in nearly $6 million in new property tax revenue and 1,900 new jobs. During his first ten years in District of Columbia government, Howard worked on various policy initiatives, including housing policy, helping to rewrite the city’s condemnation law, targeted public investments and workforce development. He completed the city's first green collar jobs demand analysis. He led the Home Again Initiative to acquire vacant and abandoned property and repurpose it for mixed income housing. He also led the planning effort on reuse of excess school facility space and managed the vacant property acquisition and disposition process.  He also served as the director of Planning and Sustainability for the University of the District of Columbia where he completed the university's first Strategic Sustainability Plan.

Howard attended the John F. Kennedy School for Government's Senior, State and Local Government Officials Program in 2006. He has extensive higher education experience, including as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in the Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate program. He also served as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture at Catholic University of America and the City and Regional Planning Program in the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University and in the Urban Studies Program at the University of the District of Columbia. He has also lectured at the Howard University School of Architecture. Additionally, he has extensive international experience, serving as the Washington DC representative for the German Marshall Fund's Transatlantic Cities Network, a collaboration of 20 American and European public policy practitioners and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences.

Todd Lieberman

Executive Vice President

Brinshore Development

Todd Lieberman is the head of the Kansas City office of Brinshore Development and oversees several major initiatives in Denver, Omaha and Kansas City including the Highlander Development in Omaha, NE and the Paseo Gateway CHOICE Neighborhoods Initiative.  Since joining Brinshore in 2010, Mr. Lieberman has built 906 mixed-income units and 65,000 sf of commercial space in 16 transactions and spearheaded three successful CHOICE neighborhoods implementation grant applications.


Prior to joining Brinshore, Todd was a Development Manager for CityInterests, a Washington, DC based real estate development company focused on the revitalization of underutilized commercial and transit-oriented urban properties. For the company, he sourced several development projects including a non-profit primary care facility and an early childhood education center. In addition, Todd managed predevelopment activities for the mixed-use redevelopment of two aging strip shopping centers, a 112-unit townhouse project, and the Parkside master development, which is a three million square foot mixed-use, mixed-income transit-oriented development on the northern Anacostia Waterfront.

Before joining CityInterests, Todd was a Vice President with Bank of America Community Development Banking’s Real Estate Development Group, where he managed the Centerpoint development in Baltimore, an $85 million mixed-use development that featured both historic adaptive re-use and new construction.

Todd is a member of the Advisory Board of the Urban Land Institute of Kansas City, Neighborhood Legal Support and the Mattie Rhodes Center.
A past Fellow at the Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania, Todd also received a Masters in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania

Previously, he was honored as one of the “Top 35: Tomorrow’s Newsmakers Under 35 Years Old” by Real Estate Forum in 2007.

Marcus Goodwin

Vice President of Investments & Special Projects

Redbrick LMD

Mr. Goodwin is Vice President of Investments & Special Projects at Redbrick LMD where he oversees financial underwriting for Colombian Quater, Saint Elizabeth’s and leads the firm’s efforts to secure project financing.

Mr. Goodwin was previously a Director for Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) where he focused on acquisitions and pre-development. Prior to working at NDC, he managed the development of retail centers, apartments, condominiums, office buildings and hotels. Marcus has also worked on building financial models, securing retail leases, structuring tax increment financing bonds, responding to RFPs/RFQs and negotiating community benefits agreements.

Previously he worked at Four Points where he built financial models and investment memorandums for projects in the firm’s ground-up development pipeline. Mr. Goodwin also worked at The JBG Rosenfeld (now part of JBG Smith) in retail acquisitions & development, Morgan Stanley in fixed income, UBS in fixed income trading and interned in the office of the DC Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED).

Mr. Goodwin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Urban Studies and an MDes in Real Estate from the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Pricing

  • ULI Members: $395.00
  • ULI Members (Government/NonProfit/Academic): $350.00
  • Non-Members: $525.00
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