College of Art & Architecture
San Franciscio, CA
Founder and President, UrbanGreen™
With UI Since 2011
MS Real Estate Development, MIT
BLarch, University of Idaho
New community development and Urban regeneration in inner ring suburbs
Jim Heid is a strategic real estate advisor, development consultant and urban designer with a passion for realizing a more sustainable built environment. His pioneering work in sustainable community design began in 1996 as the principal author for several Urban Land Institute courses and publications on Sustainable Community Development. His leadership continues today as a member of ULI’s Climate, Land Use and Energy (CLUE) Committee, as a founding member of the Responsible Property Investing Council and expert advisor to BioRegional’s One Planet Living programme.
Known for his practical but aspirational approach to sustainable real estate estate, he works with proven tools and best practices as a way to better communicate the value of better forms of development. Jim is sought out for his ability to effectively resolve the complex layers of sustainable community design and real estate development. He works with clients and stakeholders to achieve implementable projects without compromising environmental, economic or design objectives. His firm – UrbanGreen – advises governments, real estate developers and capital market providers seeking tangible answers to the rapidly evolving discussion surrounding sustainable real estate.
Trained as a landscape architect, he received his masters in real estate development from MIT as way to more effectively integrate the realms of economics, development and design.
- The Evolution of the Planned Community, Urban Land Institute 2011.
- Chair – Blue Ribbon Panel advising Moscow Russia Leadership on Expansion and Agglomeration strategies
- SepaJuror – Gerald D. Hines/ ULI Urban Design Prize 2010, 2011rate items in a bulleted list...