Natalie Sandoval

Position

MBA, Sustainable Solutions

Bio

Natalie is Senior Director at the Urban Land Institute San Francisco (ULI SF) and has over 10 years of experience in real estate, economic development, urban planning, and landscape architecture. At ULI SF, she oversees Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs), which provide multidisciplinary advice to local governments, public agencies, and nonprofits facing complex land use issues. Collaborating with ULI SF members, she also manages ULI SF’s Housing the Bay initiative, which is tackling the root causes of the Bay Area’s housing crisis. Natalie also oversees all ULI SF’s public sector initiatives including UrbanPlan for Communities, City Development Partnership Training, and City Council Study Sessions.

In 2020 Natalie helped to launch ULI SF’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative with a focus on increasing membership diversity, building the pipeline of diverse industry professionals, and supporting the creation of more equitable communities. Additionally, she served on the ULI America’s DEI Staff Task Force and co-chaired the subcommittee on how to increase the diversity of membership.

Prior to joining ULI, Natalie worked in the New York office of HR&A Advisors, an economic development and real estate consulting firm as the Director of Marketing and Business Development. Prior to HR&A, she lived in Los Angeles and was the Marketing and Business Development Manager at SWA Group, an international landscape architecture and urban design firm.

Natalie received her MBA from the Presidio Graduate School and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College. In addition, she also studied Landscape Architecture at UCLA Extension.