ULI New York Alice Connell WLI Scholarship
The ULI New York Alice Connell WLI Scholarship is designed to promote the participation of women at ULI’s annual Fall Meeting and to promote overall leadership among younger women in the realm of ULI-related industries. The scholarship includes one complimentary registration to the annual ULI Fall Meeting as well as reimbursement for pre-approved travel expenses, up to $1,000.
ULI female members who are under the age of 35 and who are active in the ULI New York District Council are encouraged to apply. The recipient is selected annually based on the member’s ability to articulate how her involvement with ULI New York – and her attendance at the year’s Fall Meeting – will advance her professional interest and pursuits, as well as her likely future involvement with ULI, globally or at the District Council level.
Learn about this year’s winner here!
Find out more about 2017’s winner here!
About Alice Connell
Ms. Connell joined ULI in 1991, and she remained highly engaged as a 20-year member of the Urban Development/Mixed Use Council, a founding member of ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, and a three-term ULI trustee. She served on ULI’s audit committee and the Women’s Leadership Initiative Steering Committee, and she chaired the District Council Chairmen’s Advisory Group. At the local level, she chaired ULI New York from 1999-2001, and she served as on ULI New York’s Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee, Communications Committee, Advisory Board and Governance Committee.
During Ms. Connell’s nearly 40 years of service leading the commercial mortgage lending practice and real estate equity group at TIAA-CREF, she developed the company’s private equity portfolio and helped construct the first strategic plan for its commercial debt portfolio. In addition to her involvement in ULI, she served on the board of Empire State Realty Trust, the Real Estate Advisory Board of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the Investment Advisory Board of CBRE Global Investors, the board of RREEF America III, the Investment Committee of QS REP, and the Advisory Committees of Parmenter Realty Partners and Park Madison Partners. She was a past board member of the Pension Real Estate Association and WX (New York Women Executives in Real Estate). She is a past member of the executive committee of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2003, she was honored by WX as its Real Estate Woman of the Year.