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2010 ULI Houston Development of Distinction Award Winners Announced

On January 26, 2010, The Urban Land Institute (ULI) honored seven outstanding examples of best practices in real estate development:

Winner / For-Profit
One Park Place, Developed by The Finger Companies

High Fashion Home-3100 Travis, Developed by Crosspoint Properties
New Living Green Building + Home Store, Developed by Urban Deal
SYSCO Corporate Headquarters, Developed by Hines

Winner/ Not-for-Profit
Lake Plaza, Hermann Park, Developed by Hermann Park Conservancy

Clayton Library, Center for Genealogical Research, Developed by Houston Public Library

Williams Tower, Developed by Hines

"I've had the pleasure to serve on the national ULI Award juries," said Marilee Utter, President of Citiventure Associates in Denver, and a judge of the 2010 ULI Houston Award. "And seeing the program that's going on in Houston, as a feeder program for the national awards, is fabulous. The quality of the projects and the awards program is outstanding and a model for the entire country."

The Development of Distinction Award is the centerpiece of ULI's efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development. The Houston award can also serve as a springboard to send more local award entries to the ULI Americas competition in Washington, DC, such as last year's local winner and national finalist, Canal Street Apartments, developed by New Hope Housing.

The 2010 ULI Houston Awards Jury: Marilee Utter, President of Citiventure Associates, Denver; Ken Hughes, President of Hughes Development, Dallas; and Victor Mirontschuk, AIA, Chairman of EDI Architecture in New York.

A nominations panel of real estate leaders selected finalists from 22 entries. The 2010 ULI Houston Development of Distinction Award nominations panelists were: Jonathan Brinsden, Executive Vice President, Midway Companies; Kathleen English, Managing Principal, English + Associates Architects; Guy Hagstette, President, Discovery Green Conservancy; Joe Mashburn, Dean, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at University of Houston; Todd Mason, Vice President, METRO and Partner, McDade, Smith, Gould, Johnston, Mason + Company; John Nash, President, the Hanover Company; Larry Speck, Architecture Professor, University of Texas at Austin and Principal, PageSoutherlandPage; Jeff Taebel, Director of Community & Environmental Planning, Houston-Galveston Area Council; and Ed Wulfe, Founder and President, Wulfe & Co.

About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute ( is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. For more information about ULI Houston, visit