ULI Sacramento’s Advisory Board is made up of a diverse group of leading real estate and land use professionals who volunteer their time to build a strong presence for ULI in our region. There are various councils and committees that ULI members can choose to participate in at a local level.
Our members represent the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines. Members include developers, public officials, property owners, investors, financial institutions, architects, planners, brokers, appraisers, attorneys, accountants, engineers, academicians and students.
The local leadership for ULI Sacramento is made up a diverse group of leading real estate and land use professionals who volunteer their time to advance the ULI mission throughout the Sacramento region. Members say that ULI is a trusted-idea place where leaders come to grow professionally and personally through sharing, mentoring, and problem solving.
Chair, ULI Sacramento
Jose serves as Chair of ULI Sacramento for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2019. As a member of ULI Sacramento’s Advisory Board, Jose has been involved in our district council’s leadership team for the last eight years, and a ULI member for fifteen years. Under his leadership, he has been instrumental with our housing committee, and most recently as Incoming Chair has coordinated many successful programs at the local level including a recent Corridor Series. Jose is an active member of the ULI National Public Development Infrastructure Council and he has served as panelist on two Advisory Services Panels in other regions in Indiana and Colorado respectively. In addition, Jose was a member of the Sacramento District Council’s first Young Leaders Group cohort, a group that he eventually chaired in 2007.
Jose is the Director of Sustainable Communities for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and has a background in environmental planning. He has led environmental planning efforts for development projects throughout California including greenfield specific plan developments, high rise infill developments, site feasibility analyses, wind and solar energy projects, and electric infrastructure improvement projects. Jose is active in the community as serving as past board member of the Sacramento Planning and Design Commission, Next Move Sacramento, American River Parkway Foundation, Coro San Francisco, and the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program. He currently sits on the board for the Center for Fathers and Families. Jose received his bachelors degree from UC Berkeley and MBA from Drexel University.
Marq Truscott, FASLA
Immediate Past Chair
As a member of ULI Sacramento’s Advisory Board, Marq has been involved in our district for the last 10 years, and a ULI member for 15 years. Under his leadership, he has been instrumental with our UrbanPlan program, which has been active for 14 years with our district council. He has served on the ULI Sacramento Governance Committee, and the Management Committee as well as involvement with our three priority areas on the Policy & Planning Committee. In addition, he has co-chaired our annual Game Night event over the years.
Marq is a Principal at Altas Lab, with over 35 years of professional experience. He has contributed tirelessly and effectively to his profession and is the quintessential representative of landscape architects in his outside activities as well. He is a volunteer leader, and in those capacities educates key decision makers on the value of landscape architecture and design. He also contributes his expert insight to students, emerging professionals, and colleagues alike, and routinely lectures within the landscape architecture program at University of California, Davis. Active in the community, Marq has served on Community Advisory Panels, Parks and Recreation Commissions and Planning Commissions. Further, his American Society of Landscape Architects leadership is very nearly unmatched. As a landscape architect, Marq thrives on complicated projects that are highly political. He is comfortable speaking within board rooms or in front of hundreds of concerned neighbors. He enjoys the collaborative processes involved with integrated project delivery methods. Marq believes that a successful project is elegantly designed, highly constructible, and looks great ten years later.