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Urban Land Institute Houston Chapter Appoints Transwestern Development Co. President Carleton Riser as Council Chair

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HOUSTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transwestern Development Co. today announces the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has appointed President Carleton Riser as its Houston District Council Chair, effective July 1, 2014. Riser succeeds Greg Erwin, who served as District Council Chair from 2011 to 2013.

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Riser has been a ULI member since 1996 and serves on a national ULI product council on urban and mixed-use development. He previously served as ULI Houston sponsorship co-chair for the Houston district which led the nation in fundraising efforts.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to work more closely with Ann Taylor and the local ULI staff, as well as other District Council Chairs across the country and internationally," said Riser. "We want ULI to continue to provide an open forum for discussion on development and land use policies during this time of phenomenal growth in Houston. We also look forward to hosting national and international leaders of the real estate industry during the ULI Spring convention to be held in Houston in May of 2015." 

ULI's 2014 initiatives include the 8th Annual Development of Distinction Awards, recognizing and rewarding best practices in real estate development in the greater Houston area; the Energy Efficiency in Buildings Laboratory, in partnership with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development; mentorship programs to build future industry leaders; scholarships for graduate real estate students at University of Houston and Texas A&M University; implementation of the ULI Foundation Urban Innovation Grant on Building Healthy Places; the ULI Women's Leadership Initiative; and ongoing programs presenting thought leadership on relevant topics affecting real estate development and land use.

The 2015 ULI Spring Meeting, a gathering of 3,000 of the highest-ranking ULI members from around the world, will be hosted on May 13-14 in Houston – the first time the meeting has been back since 1992.

ABOUT TRANSWESTERN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
Transwestern Development Company is a diversified business with expertise and experience in all commercial property types. The firm executes projects through a variety of venture and contract structures and has been creating commercial landmarks for itself, its partners and valued customers throughout the U.S. since 1978. Transwestern Development Co. operates as a principal, investing capital alongside its institutional equity partners in the development of speculative and build-to-suit projects, and as a fee developer for clients and user-owners. The company has amassed valuable experience in construction, design, sustainability, leasing, acquisitions, finance and asset management. As a member of the Transwestern family of companies, the firm capitalizes on the market insights and operational expertise of its affiliates, which include a diversified real estate services firm with 34 U.S. offices and a real estate investment management company. For more information, please visit transwesterndevelopment.net.

ABOUT THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a global nonprofit education and research Institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 32,000 members representing all aspects of land use. The Houston District Council is ULI at the local level, facilitating the exchange of ideas and the transmission of ULI best practices. ULI Houston has more than 1,000 members, who come together at educational programs and other events to share experiences and learn from each other.

Media Contact:
Stefanie Lewis
713.272.1266
stefanie.lewis@transwestern.com

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