Meet the 2017 Awards for Excellence Jury Members
Members of the ULI Columbus Awards for Excellence jury are selected from outside of the state of Ohio and represent several facets of development expertise, including finance, architecture, land planning and development, public affairs, design, and professional services.
Lizanne Galbreath is the Managing Director of Galbreath & Company with real estate investments and private equity holdings in the US. She received a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College. She currently serves on the boards of Interval Leisure Group (NASDAQ: IILG), Paramount Group (NYSE: PGRE), the Urban Land Institute and the Fairfield County Community Foundation, where she chairs the Board. She formally served on the boards of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), Grosvenor, North America (The Duke of Westminster’s North American real estate investment company), Stew Leonard’s (a regional food and wine company in third generation of ownership) and was the past chair of The Wharton School’s Real Estate Advisory Board.
Jane Jenkins is President and CEO of Downtown Oklahoma City, Incorporated. With over 30 years of experience in downtown revitalization and management, Jane is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on urban issues. She is a former Chairman for the International Downtown Association Board of Directors and is also active in the International Economic Development Council, Urban Land Institute, and the American Institute of Architects. In 2014, Jane earned accreditation from the Congress for New Urbanism and she was recently named a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Place Management in Manchester, England. A former high school educator, Jane was named 1982 Teacher of the Year at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas in Denton.
Daniel Galbreath Nichols
Daniel Nichols is currently a project manager for Nichols Partnership, a real estate development company out of Denver, Colorado. His focus is on urban infill projects spanning from hotel to office to multifamily. Previously he worked as a commercial broker for NAI Shames Makovsky. As a member of the Corporate Services team, he focused on tenant representation, facilitating both commercial leases as well as investment sales. Prior to NAI, Daniel worked at Woodspear Properties as an investment analyst concentrating on value-add residential properties.
Daniel holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Denison University in Granville Ohio.
Richard F. Tomlinson, II
Richard F. Tomlinson, II is an architect and urbanist practicing globally, writing, speaking and advising on value creation at the intersection of design, technology and entrepreneurialism as well as other contemporary issues of architecture, planning and real estate. He was previously a Managing Partner in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP. During his 42-year tenure at the firm, Tomlinson orchestrated design assignments for real estate projects of various scales, complexities and typologies for private, public, institutional and commercial clients. These projects ranged from large-scale complex urban developments and super-tall mixed-use buildings to strategic plans and corporate interiors. Educated as an architect and architectural engineer, Tomlinson received a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois and a Bachelors of Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Currently, he is a Research Sponsor and Member of the Zell Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania, a Member of the Urban Land Institute, a Board and Executive Committee member of the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, an Advisory Board Member of Optimo Hats and a Member of the Facilities Committee at the Field Museum of Natural History.
The jurors apply the highest standards of evaluation and professional practice as reflected in the code of ethics of the Urban Land Institute.