ULI Southeast Florida / Caribbean extends our heartfelt appreciation to outgoing Chair Greg West as his term as leader of the district council comes to a close at the end of this month.
Greg, CEO of ZOM Living, was appointed Chair of the district council in July of 2017 and focused his three-year term on advancing ULI’s efforts to improve resiliency, mobility, and housing affordability within the region.
“It is with much gratitude that we thank Greg for his excellent leadership over the past three years. His dedication and passion have advanced ULI to new levels within our communities and his commitment to finding unique new ways to carry out our mission has made us a better organization and greatly expanded our impact,” said Julie Medley, the organization’s Executive Director.
His work on climate resiliency elevated the dialogue among the real estate industry and the broader business and civic community and led to the execution of multiple resiliency-focused advisory services panels in Southeast Florida and the Caribbean with resiliency focus areas.
On his departure, Neisen Kasdin, Managing Partner of Akerman Miami and District Council Governance Committee Member said “Greg has a deep understanding and appreciation of ULI’s strengths and a genuine passion for driving progress on the key issues facing our region.”
“He is a leader who sets the bar high and his energy, commitment, and new ideas have inspired all those who have worked with him during the last three years. I am excited to congratulate him on being named to three global ULI leadership positions and look forward to his continued local leadership as the Chair of our district’s Governance Committee.”
Greg’s commitment to restructuring the leadership and operations of the District Council led to a vast expansion in the district’s local engagement and community outreach, as well as new engagement from many companies and top players in Southeast Florida’s real estate industry that had previously been uninvolved with ULI.
During his term, membership hit a record high of more than 1,250 members and the council saw its largest annual events flourish.
He leaves the chair position in the hands Scott MacLaren, President of Stiles, a Fort Lauderdale-based development and construction firm operating throughout the southeastern United States.
“I am extremely confident that Scott is an ideal leader to carry our District Council forward to the next and even more successful chapter. I am excited to lean in and offer him my support along with all of you.”