Hospitality Development Council

The Hospitality Development Council (HDC) is comprised of senior executives from a cross section of the hospitality industry.

The key goal and mission of the HDC is, through the sharing and exchanging of best practices offering industry leaders vital opportunities to further ULI’s mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide with a specific focus on hotel and resort developments throughout Asia Pacific.

ULI HDC members play a critical role in building lasting hotel and resort developments across the region, by bringing urban and rural areas to life in a sustaining way, by incorporating best practices in the creation of dynamic buildings and places that blend with their environment. More importantly, HDC is involved in designing forward-thinking projects that are part of our regions’ sustainable urban and rural living environments.

The goals of the HDC include:

  • Exchanging new ideas and opportunities
  • Sharing lessons-learned and best practices to correct mistakes and to ensure a prosperous future in hospitality for generations to come
  • Reviewing deal structures to better understand demand and improve investment returns
  • Serving as a repository of up to the minute industry statistics and other information to keep our members apprised of current market trends
  • Inviting unique guest speakers whose thoughts and ideas are often critical to the well-being of the industry
  • Networking and socializing within the Council to cross-pollinate ideas and advance the business objectives of the membership and to foster collegiality and true friendship among Council members
  • The Council provides its members with an engaging ‘”open forum” to discuss current trends and key issues impacting the industry which is specifically designed to enable and encourage members to contribute their energy and ideas

Eligibility Requirements*

  • Only ULI Full Members are eligible to participate
  • Members must have current ULI membership
  • Council is composed of 20 to 30 members
  • Council can hold a half/full day of private meetings at the annual AP Summit

*As Product Councils are still new in Asia Pacific, the criteria to join differs from US Councils

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Past Meetings (By Invitation-only):

Hospitality Development Council (HDC) Meeting @ HICAP
17 October 2018 – Hong Kong

Hospitality Development Council (HDC) Meeting @ 2018 ULI APAC Summit
5 June 2018 – Hong Kong

Hospitality Development Council (HDC) Meeting @ HICAP
18 October 2017 – Hong Kong

Hospitality Development Council (HDC) Meeting @ 2017 ULI APAC Summit
6 June 2017 – Singapore

Hospitality Development Council (HDC) Meeting @ 2016 ULI APAC Summit
15 June 15 2016 – Shanghai

Hospitality Development Council (HDC) Meeting @ HICAP
14 October 14 2015 – Hong Kong

Steering Committee

Dan Voellm (Chair)

Andrew MacGeoch (co-Chair)
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Kavin Bloomer (co-Chair)
Morgan Stanley

Yuval Tal

Jeffrey Green

Andrew Lo
Langham Hospitality Group

Julia Monk

Kristin Thorsteins

Paul Kitamura
CDL Hospitality REIT

Shunsuke Yamamoto
Fortress Investment Group

Rebecca Lee
Galaxy Entertainment