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Urban Land Interests

The QTI Group is partnering with Urban Land Interests (ULI) to hire its next President.

About ULI:

Founded in 1974, Urban Land Interests (ULI) is a real estate management company providing comprehensive services to tenants and building owners from the perspective of long-term owners committed to improving the value of every building. ULI is owned by ULI Properties (ULIP), a closely held real estate portfolio company.  ULI manages properties owned by ULIP, properties owned by related parties, and properties owned by other third-party owners. 

ULI pioneered redevelopment in downtown Madison and currently manages over 1,650,000 rentable square feet of office and retail space, 2,400 parking stalls and 859 rental apartments. Properties owned by families of ULI founders represent the management company’s largest client. ULIP has a dominant share of class A office space located around Madison’s Capitol Square. The company has 65 full time, 44 part time employees and is governed by a fiduciary Board of Directors.  

ULI’s Vision, Mission and Values drive their work.

ULI Vision: ULI will create and sustain exceptional buildings and tenant relationships that strengthen our communities.

ULI Mission: ULI manages, operates and invests in real estate with the perspective of long-term owners committed to improving the value of every building.  We build long term relationships with our tenants by providing services that anticipate and meet their needs and exceed their expectations.  We create buildings of exceptional quality that provide attractive living and working environments by paying relentless attention to the details that separate good enough from outstanding.


  • Tenants are the most important stakeholders in our business. Only by satisfying tenants first do we have the opportunity to satisfy our other stakeholders.
  • Our employees are the fundamental strength of our company. We are a company that attracts, develops, retains, and provides opportunity for people who are committed to our shared vision and values. We will foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability.
  • We build trust by acting with integrity in everything we do.
  • We create value for the owners of the properties we manage and for our company by generating profit that allows us to do more for all of our stakeholders: tenants, owners, employees and our communities.
  • We improve the quality of the urban environment in the communities we are part of.
  • ULI will remain an independent privately held company responsible for long term management of our properties.

For more information and detail about ULI’s history, please visit our website

The President of Urban Land Interests (ULI) will lead a talented team to deliver on ULI’s Vision, Mission and Values by building long term relationships with tenants and employees and providing exceptional management services to the property portfolio.  The President will effectively work in collaboration with the ULIP Operating Manager of the core office portfolio, other property owners and will report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to ensure that the company and its properties prosper in the short and long term.  The President will oversee finance, people/talent/culture, marketing, commercial property management, enterprise co-working space, residential property management, and parking operations.  The successful candidate will be a real estate professional with strong leadership, management, communication, and financial skills.

Background and Experiences Desired

  • Real Estate management experience and industry knowledge.
  • Successful leadership experience with the ability to foster a healthy organizational culture, to encourage teamwork and collaboration with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Successful management experience across multiple disciplines. 
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors.
  • Financial and Operational acumen and experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. 

Key Characteristics

  • Leader: Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a team to align with and deliver on the vision/mission/values of ULI and to effectively manage conflict.
  • Team-Builder: Supports and respects the staff, fosters commitment, trust, and unified goals among all. Listens, supports, and encourages others to hold one another accountable for team successes.
  • Customer Service Focused: Embodies a high-level customer service philosophy. High emotional intelligence.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal. Acts with integrity and fosters trust at all levels.
  • Collaborative: Proven experience in utilizing a transparent, collaborative process in decision making that invites multiple perspectives. Seeks win-win solutions. 
  • Strong Communicator: Exceptional oral and written communication skills with and among key stakeholder groups (e.g. tenants, staff, leadership team, Board, local and regional government offices and community leaders).   Ability to communicate decisions in a clear and concise way. Good listener. 
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset: Adaptable.  Creates and embraces new ideas and strategies to grow the revenues and net income of the management company.
  • Decisive Management Skills: Demonstrates courage and good judgement. Ability to understand and create effective processes.  
  • Results Oriented: Committed to long term sustainable success.

Metrics for Success

  • Optimize value of managed assets
  • Sustained economic success of enterprise
  • Profitable revenue growth
  • Tenant Satisfaction
  • Staff retention and engagement 
  • Strong relationship and alignment with Operating Manager and Board