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Providing Leadership in Creating Thriving Communities: Yaromir Steiner is the New Chairman of ULI Columbus

yaromir_photoCOLUMBUS (July 18, 2017) – Yaromir Steiner, Founder and CEO of Steiner + Associates, has been named Chairman of the Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Columbus). Steiner’s two-year term began July 1, 2017 and he succeeds Terry Foegler, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the city of Dublin, Ohio. ULI Columbus is a nine-year old District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a non-profit research and education institute with more than 40,000 multidisciplinary members dedicated to leadership in real estate and land use and creating thriving communities worldwide.

A longtime ULI member, Steiner was instrumental in helping form the District Council in Columbus in 2008. In addition to his service as a member of the ULI Columbus Governance Committee for seven years, he is also the chair of insight2050, a collaborative partnership between ULI Columbus, Columbus 2020, and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) ), designed to help communities proactively plan for development and population growth over the next 30+ years that is expected to be dramatically different from the past.

On a national level, Steiner has served as a judge for the ULI Hines Competition and a member of the Entertainment Development and Commercial and Retail Development Product Council. He has been a featured speaker at numerous ULI Fall and Spring Meetings.

“I believe strongly in the work of the Urban Land Institute,” said Steiner. “ULI Columbus has convened conversations and created initiatives that are having a significant positive impact on our city and region. Collaborating with other institutions that are driving innovation and economic development has helped leverage our work. I am looking forward to these ongoing partnerships and building upon ULI’s success on behalf of central Ohio.”

As ULI Columbus Chairman, Steiner intends to focus on strengthening ULI Columbus’s capacity for knowledge sharing, celebrate best practices, provide counsel and advocacy, and significantly expand the member network and engagement of sector leaders.

Yaromir Steiner is the Founder and CEO of Steiner + Associates, an early leader in the creation of sustainable town center destinations. Since 1993, the company has led the development of more than 7.4 million square feet of mixed-use space including retail, restaurant, residential, entertainment, hospitality and office uses. Steiner developments seamlessly integrate dining and leisure-time elements into inviting open-air mixed use environments and public spaces that encourage interaction and exploration. The roster of properties developed by Steiner + Associates include industry standard bearers such as Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio, CocoWalk in Miami, Florida, Liberty Center near Cincinnati, Ohio, Bayshore in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Zona Rosa in greater Kansas City, Missouri among others. Steiner + Associates has more than 200 employees and is headquartered in Columbus at Easton Town Center.

In addition to his role with ULI Columbus, Steiner has held a multitude of leadership positions with civic and professional organizations throughout his career. He is the current Regional Planning Management Task Force chair of Buckeye Lake 2030, a past Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers and former president of the Simon Kenton Boy Scout Council of Central Ohio. He is a previous board member of the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Foundation, and the New Albany Community Foundation.

About The Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

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