Less than a month before U.S. voters choose the next president, former President George W. Bush will briefly return to the spotlight in front of an audience of real estate investors and urban planners to give a keynote address at the Urban Land Institute's fall meeting.
Mr. Bush will be speaking about leadership at the conference to be held Oct. 24-27 in Dallas, said Trisha Riggs, vice president of communications for the Urban Land Institute, a Washington based research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and sustainable communities worldwide, in an e-mail.
This is the first time in 12 years that a former president has spoken at the annual conference. Former President Bill Clinton spoke at ULI's fall meeting in 2004, Ms. Riggs said.
Other keynote speakers this year include Roger Staubach, executive chairman of real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Inc. and former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys; Greta Guggenheim, CEO, partner and member of the investment review committee of private equity firm TPG Capital's real estate credit arm TPG Real Estate Finance Trust; and Matthew Khourie, CEO of real estate development firm Trammell Crow Co., a subsidiary of CBRE Group Inc.