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Thomas Named ULI Officer

Owen Thomas

Washington – Owen D. Thomas, chief executive officer of Boston Properties, a national publicly traded developer and owner of Class A office properties, has been elected as the new global chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization with more than 44,000 members dedicated to leadership in responsible land use and creating thriving, sustainable communities worldwide.

Thomas, a longtime ULI member, governing trustee and foundation governor, will serve a two-year term.

As global chairman, Thomas will guide the institute’s delivery of member value and mission-oriented work, with an overarching goal of positioning ULI as the leading global real estate organization that attracts and retains top industry leaders; the leading authority on real estate and the “go-to” place for industry information and expertise; and the provider of solutions to the most complex real estate and urban development problems faced by cities around the world.