ULI South Carolina: YLG Dinner With a Leader


Thursday, October 17th, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT


The Library at Edmund's Oast Will open in a new window 1081 Morrison DR Charleston, SC 29403-3117 UNITED STATES
ULI SC Coastal YLGs present “Dinner with a Leader”—a networking event designed to connect emerging leaders with experienced leaders in the real estate profession. Based on the concept of speed dating, by the end of the night, emerging leaders will have had a chance to listen and talk to each leader in the room.
This group of professionals represent nationally-recognized leaders in the real estate industry, ULI members who operationalize the ULI Mission—providing leadership in the responsible use of land. Join them as they share their years of land use and real estate development experience and insights on how to be a good, responsible land use professional in times of serious community & economic change.
This is a unique opportunity to network with industry leaders and learn how they have built their careers.  Tickets are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Don’t miss this chance to network with this impressive group of leaders!  
The list of esteemed professionals include:

William Cogswell
Principal, Wecco 
Mr. Cogswell has been in the real estate business since 1997. His extensive background includes work in development, construction, brokerage, and asset management. His detailed and forward thinking approach to design and investment is well known and has resulted in many award winning projects including the Cigar Factory, Garco Mill, One Cool Blow, Frogtown and Starland. Mr. Cogswell is a Charleston native and a graduate of the University of the South. He also holds a Masters degree from Columbia University where he received high honors for his thesis on sustainable building envelopes using concrete construction. He is actively involved in Urban Land Institute and the Downtown Task Force, and has served on multiple boards such as the Coastal Conservation League, Historic Charleston Foundation, GrowFood Carolina and the Library Society.  


Thomas Hund, AIA
Principal, McMillan Pazdan Smith
   Tom has practiced planning and architecture for more than thirty years, working with both public agencies and private sector clients. Projects include the development and redevelopment of communities throughout the southeast and his extensive experience ranges from advanced planning strategies and urban design to implementing details that bring a uniquely responsive architectural theme and scale to each project. Application of a well thought out project strategy, building and maintaining the best team for the effort, and managing for results drive Tom’s passion to work closely with clients to produce successful projects. Tom is a graduate of Clemson University and has served as an officer and managing principal for multi-disciplinary firms providing architectural, interior architecture, and planning services to clients throughout the southeast. Company leadership activities have included participation in the long range strategic planning, office wide operational and staff management, and in various advisory roles. Tom is a principal and managing principal of McMillan Pazdan Smith, Architecture’s Charleston office. MPS is a South Eastern regional firm with six offices in the Carolinas and Georgia. MPS is community based serving multiple market sectors. Tom’s focus has been providing strategy and design for real estate developers and other community planning and development activities in making great places for life. Tom’s Professional activities include leadership roles in The Urban Land Institute and The American Institute of Architects. Tom also serves the Community and the industry through service on the Board of governors for The Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, as a trustee for Clemson University’s Real Estate Program and as a member of the tri-county Council of Government’s Regional Land Use Committee.  

Susan Watts
Principal, Susan Watts Consulting

   Susan Watts is President of Susan Watts Consulting, using her creative experience with a variety of very successful communities in Arizona, California, Florida and South Carolina, to help developers with both small and large challenges.  Susan has been in the business for over 25 years addressing acquisitions, entitlements, environmental challenges, market and development strategy, planning, design, architecture, landscape architecture, HOA/clubs and club operations. A skilled problem solver, she brings common sense, a long-term perspective, community creation and profits to the project.  

Steve Zoukis
Principal, Raven Cliff Company
   Stephen Zoukis was born in Montpelier, Vermont and describes himself as an Army brat, attending a dozen different public schools before graduating with honors from the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering in 1971 and Columbia University’s School of Law in 1974. He practiced law in Atlanta for 20 years, then led the U.S. operations of a large European real estate investment company, Jamestown, as a partner for a dozen years before moving to the Charleston area in 2006. His company is called Raven Cliff Company, named after Raven Cliff Falls in South Carolina’s Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. The company redevelops industrial properties on the peninsula above the Crosstown, primarily as office space, but also for food and beverage use. The company has approximately 220,000 square feet of space in the Half Mile North and Pacific Box + Crate projects. Steve serves on the boards of the Coastal Conservation League and the Coldwater Conservation Foundation of Trout Unlimited. In the past he was the chairman of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, an organization whose members control three trillion dollars of property world-wide. He previously served on the boards of the Midtown (Atlanta) Business Association, Charleston Moves and the Sullivan’s Island Parks Foundation. Steve lives on Sullivan’s Island with his wife Suzan and grandson James.   

This is a YLG Member-only event. Registration fee is $50.

Thank You to Our Supporting Sponsors


The Library at Edmund's Oast 1081 Morrison DR Charleston, SC 29403-3117 UNITED STATES

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