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Rice Partners with Urban Land Institute Houston District Council to Host Conference April 6

HOUSTON, March 28, 2006—On Thursday, April 6, Rice University and the Urban Land Institute Houston District Council will host the Rice/ULI Houston Real Estate Conference.  The conference marks a the new partnership of the Rice University Real Estate Club and the ULI HoustonUrban Land Institute (ULI) Houston District Council.  The half-day conference will become an annual event, focusing each year on a different topic of interest and importance to the Houston real estate community.
 
The Urban Land Institute of the Houston District is an non-profit organization committed to providing responsible leadership in the use of land in order to enhance the total environment. Worldwide there are over 285,000 members, representing every segment of the real estate development community.
 
This year’s conference focus is on “Making Transit Oriented Development Work.”  The keynote speaker is Maureen McAvey, a senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C.  McAvey is the co-author of the recently released ULI publication, Developing Around Transit Strategies and Solutions That Work.
 
Discussion panelists include Rice University’s Dr. Stephen Klineberg; Todd A. Mason with the Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority; Ty Puckett with Transwestern Commercial Services in Austin; Kenneth H. Hughes with Hughes Development in Dallas; and Daniel A. Rosenfeld with Urban Partners, in Los Angeles.
 
Participants in the conference will be welcomed in the Rice Memorial Center by Scott W. Wise, the Vice President for Investments and Treasurer for Rice University.  Following the luncheon with the keynote speaker, the conference will have two sessions in the Shell Auditorium in the Janice and Robert McNair Hall, home of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management.  The first session will be on “Demographics Driving the Need for Transit Oriented Development (TOD)” and the second will be on “TOD Projects- A Tale of Three Cities.”
 
A networking reception in the Anderson Family Commons in McNair Hall will follow.
 
On-site registration for the conference begins at 11:30 in the Grand Ballroom of the Rice Memorial Center.

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Networking Reception following Urban Land Institute/Rice Real Estate Conference

Thursday, April 6 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Anderson Family Commons, McNair Hall
 
Conference attendees, Rice alumni, and MBA Council of Houston members are invited to a networking reception, concluding the day’s program.  Dr. Christopher Downing, Assistant Professor of Management and Gerald D. Hines Professor of Real Estate, Rice University, will offer brief remarks.