EVP Centers & Initiatives; Exec. Dir. Center for Sustainability in Real Estate
Urban Land Institute
Billy Grayson is the Executive Vice President of Centers and Initiatives and the Executive Director for the Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate at the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research organization that focuses on land use, real estate and urban development.
As Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability, Mr. Grayson manages a team leading programs on climate risk and resilience, health and wellness, and building energy and environmental performance. ULI works with members, community leaders, coalition partners, and other key stakeholders to build awareness around sustainability issues in the built environment, and to provide our members with the tools and resources they need to cost-effectively drive sustainability into their projects and operations. As the EVP for Centers and Initiatives, Mr. Grayson also oversees ULI’s Housing, Infrastructure, and Real Estate Economics and Capital Markets programs.
Mr. Grayson’s previous experience includes leading sustainability and ESG efforts in real estate (Liberty Property Trust), the industrial supply chain (WESCO), and the electronics industry (the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition). He has a BA from Claremont McKenna College and a MBA from the Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and is a LEED AP.