About Us

The Urban Land Institute is an international, membership-based nonprofit research and education organization. Founded in 1936, the Institute now has over 45,000 members worldwide representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service. As the preeminent, multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among local, national, and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

Across Asia Pacific, the Institute has more than 2,500 members, with a particularly strong presence in Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney), China Mainland (Beijing and Shanghai), Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea. The regional office is headquartered in Hong Kong.

ULI brings together industry leaders with a common commitment to improving professional standards, seeking the best use of land, and following excellent practices. By engaging experts from various disciplines, the Institute can arrive at responsible answers to problems that would be difficult to achieve independently. ULI shares its knowledge through various discussion forums, research, publications, and electronic media. ULI’s activities in the region are aimed at providing information that is practical, down to earth, and useful so that on-the-ground changes can be made. By building and sustaining a diverse network of local experts in the region, the Institute is able to address the current and future challenges facing Asia’s cities.