BOSTON– Matt Pullen, executive managing director at NKF Capital Markets, has been named Chair of the Boston/New England District Council of the Urban Land Institute.
Pullen will assume his role in January, just three months after ULI will host its signature Fall Meeting in Boston. The event will bring 7,000 real estate professionals to the city from all over the world. Pullen is looking forward to the timing of the new position and is prepared to showcase Boston as one of the top 10 markets in the world for investing in real estate.
“The Boston District Council of ULI has evolved its focus and expanded its depth over the past several years. Our role is to have a voice in how the city transforms itself over a period of time,” said Pullen. “Hosting Fall Meeting is a chance for us to showcase Boston as a global city. You can already feel the momentum around it.”
In his role with NKF Capital Markets, Pullen is responsible for leading the sales of industrial and mixed-use properties across the country. His team has sold upwards of $45 billion of office, industrial/flex, retail and multi-family investment properties in the northeast United States.
Pullen has been involved with ULI for 12 years, having served on the national Office Development Product Council, the local Boston Market Council and Young Leaders Group, and the Fall Meeting Host Committee.
Pullen will succeed Maura Moffatt, managing director of investments at Synergy Investments, who served as district chair for two years. Carlos Febres-Mazzei, director at Eastdil Secured, will assume the role of Vice-Chair and Daniel St. Clair, managing director at Spaulding & Slye Investments, will become ULI Boston/New England’s Chair of Mission Advancement.
“We are fortunate to have someone with Matt’s knowledge and passion taking over as District Chair,” said Michelle Landers, executive director of ULI Boston/New England. “Matt is committed to making sure ULI is a viable resource to industry professionals and policymakers so future decisions involving development and land use are balanced. We are thrilled to have such dedicated members and thought leaders heading the District Council.”