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World's leading builders, investors & thinkers headed to Houston and the preview's already bringing buzz

World's leading city builders, investors & thinkers headed to Houston

3 William “Billy” Burge III, from left, Gerald D. Hines and Larry D. Johnson at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
William “Billy” Burge III, from left, Gerald Hines and Larry  Johnson. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto creative
44 Jonathan Brinsden, from left, Doug Goff, Ric Campo, Ryan McCord and Arturo Chavez at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
Jonathan Brinsden, from left, Doug Goff, Ric Campo, Ryan McCord and Arturo Chavez. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto creative
11 Patrick Phillips, from left, Ann Taylor and Roger Galatas at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
Patrick L. Phillips, from left, Ann Taylor and Roger Galatas. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto creative
43 Abbey Roberson and Jason Tramonte at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
Abbey Roberson and Jason Tramonte. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto creative
39 Tim Williamson, from left, Gary Hough and Gary Altergott at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
Tim Williamson, from left, Gary Hough and Gary Altergott. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto creative
41 Julie Peak and Michael Cox Sr. at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
Julie Peak and Michael Cox Sr. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto creative
33 Jonathan Brinsden at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
Jonathan Brinsden. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto creative
29 Carleton Riser at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
Carleton Riser. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto creative
5 Anna Autin and George Lancaster at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
Anna Autin and George Lancaster. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto creative
7 Cortney Cole and David Howard at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
Cortney Cole and David Howard. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto creative
6 Scott Wilkinson, from left, Jason Tramonte and Arturo Chavez at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014.
Scott Wilkinson, from left, Jason Tramonte and Arturo Chavez. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto creative
3 William “Billy” Burge III, from left, Gerald D. Hines and Larry D. Johnson at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
44 Jonathan Brinsden, from left, Doug Goff, Ric Campo, Ryan McCord and Arturo Chavez at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
11 Patrick Phillips, from left, Ann Taylor and Roger Galatas at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
43 Abbey Roberson and Jason Tramonte at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
39 Tim Williamson, from left, Gary Hough and Gary Altergott at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
41 Julie Peak and Michael Cox Sr. at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
33 Jonathan Brinsden at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
29 Carleton Riser at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
5 Anna Autin and George Lancaster at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
7 Cortney Cole and David Howard at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014
6 Scott Wilkinson, from left, Jason Tramonte and Arturo Chavez at the Urban Land Institute Houston mixer October 2014.

What: Urban Land Institute Mixer.

Where: Brennan's of Houston.

The 411: This VIP kickoff for the ULI's global spring meeting honored internationally renowned developer Gerald Hines. H-Town's leading real estate developers turned out for the gathering in which Hines urged support for the worldwide nonprofit that promotes leadership in responsible land use and sustainable development. Hines, the company, is on board as a $75,000 sponsor for the spring meeting that will be held at the Hilton Americas-Houston, May 13-14.

The Brennan's reception raised $250,000 of the $500,000 goal for the gathering that will bring 3,000 of the world's leading city builders, investors and influential thinkers to Houston. The conference was last held in Houston in 1992.

Who: The heavy-hitter gathering included ULI global CEO Patrick L. Phillips of Washington, D.C.; committee co-chairs Jonathan Brinsden, CEO of Midway, and Tom Owens, senior managing director, Hines; and ULI Houston chair Carleton Riser, president of Transwestern Development Co.; and host committee fundraising co-chairs Ric Campo, CEO of Camden and Doug Goff, COO of Johnson Development.

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