Patrick L. Phillips
Global Chief Executive Officer, Urban Land Institute
Patrick L. Phillips is the global chief executive officer for the Urban Land Institute, a research and education organization dedicated to the responsible use of land and the creation of thriving, sustainable communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 35,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
Under Phillips’s leadership, ULI’s program of work has grown steadily to encompass a variety of economic, demographic, societal, and environmental issues that are reshaping urban development worldwide in the 21st century.
Phillips has a career in the economic analysis of real estate and land use that spans more than 20 years. Prior to becoming ULI’s global chief executive in 2009, he was president and chief executive officer of ERA AECOM (formerly Economics Research Associates). In that role, he coordinated all aspects of ERA’s organization, strategy, business development, and service delivery. His own consulting practice focused specifically on the intersection of private investment and public policy. Phillips is a frequent speaker on urban development issues and is the author or coauthor of eight books and numerous articles.