Women’s Leadership Initiative
ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative Formally launched in Charlotte at the ULI 2012 Spring Meeting, the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was formed in late 2010 and is now an active part of ULI’s Larson Leadership Initiative. ULI New York is excited to welcome WLI to our District Council.
The mission of the WLI is expressed in its four primary objectives:
- Promote the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry.
- Increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate industry and in ULI.
- Increase the visibility of women leaders in the real estate industry and in ULI.
- Increase the number of women who are active ULI Full members, and support the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions.
To date, the WLI has provided programming for the Spring and Fall meetings, sponsored networking events and helped women navigate within ULI.
Marina Trejo, Co-Chair
Two Trees Management
Marina Trejo is a Senior Project Manager at Two Trees Management, having joined the firm the day the company closed on the 11-acre Domino Sugar Factory site. Much of her role is related to the project’s large scale redevelopment including the entitlement process of securing four new building permits for the proposed high-rise mixed-use buildings and interim use programming on the site’s undeveloped waterfront acreage. Since joining the firm, Marina has overseen the build-out of the NYPD Horse Stables, a 35,000 sf precinct located on the ground floor of the Mercedes House, a 33-story mixed use building; established Certificates of Occupancies on existing and new buildings within the company’s DUMBO portfolio – most notably the Clocktower Apartment; producing Brooklyn’s highest residential condominium sale to date, and has managed a number of capital improvement projects within the company’s residential and commercial portfolio, ranging from landscaping to entire building transformations.
Marina has also worked for the Hudson Companies, the Related Companies, The Kessler Collection and John Simpson and Partners in London.
She holds three masters degrees: one from Columbia University in Real Estate Development, an MBA from Rollins College and a B. Arch and Masters in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame.