ULI is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members and devoted to its mission commitments, which include: connecting a global network of interdisciplinary real estate professionals to solve land use challenges and prepare for a resilient future; knowledge sharing and education to create best practices for equitable and sustainable land use; and driving impact in communities through philanthropic engagement.
As co-CEO of Gensler, alongside Andy Cohen, Hoskins oversees Gensler’s global platform and its day-to-day operations, with a focus on the firm’s global talent strategies, performance, and organizational development. Hoskins is a registered architect and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. She has received awards such as an Outstanding Impact Award from the Council of Real Estate Women, and is both a Regent of the American Architectural Foundation and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
“I cannot think of a more trusted and accomplished leader to assume the role of global chair and build on ULI’s rich 87-year-old legacy,” said Peter Ballon, global head of real estate for CPP Investments and current global chair of ULI, in a press release. “During my tenure as global chair of ULI and as the demands of cities were already rapidly evolving, I saw the pandemic continue to upend daily life in cities and around the world, but I also saw our members step up to meet the challenge, placing a renewed emphasis on ULI’s goals that enable diverse communities to flourish. Diane’s role as the global chair coupled with her extraordinary leadership at Gensler, her diverse background in real estate, sustainable design, and focus on climate action will position ULI to further enhance its work and positively impact the places we live, work, and play.”
“The Urban Land Institute represents the finest thought leadership and best practice in the real estate industry, and I am honored to serve as the next global chair,” Hoskins added in a statement. “As members of ULI, we know that we are stronger together — and it is with this strength that we will pursue and achieve our vision of a strong real estate sector, decarbonizing the built environment, attainable housing, and growing a talent pipeline of diverse, bright young minds. We will work together to meet the moment and lead our industry forward.”
Hoskins will succeed Ballon, who has served as in the role since 2021. She will assume the position in July and will serve in the role for two years.