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LAI in Europe Ely Chapter Examines
Choices in Shaping
he trip to the Lambda Alpha awards ceremony at the Reform Club in Communities
T International Biennial Congress
in London started out with a visit
to Buckingham Palace which
the St. James district. Larry Lund, Vice
President and Awards Chairman did an
outstanding job presenting the six interna-
By Helene Berlin
The Ely Chapter’s Symposium “Shaping
was open to visitors for a few days while tional awards including the Humanitarian
the Queen was away. It was a rare oppor- Award to Bill Brubaker which was Community: The Choices We Make,”
tunity to see the interior of this beautiful named in honor of Gerald D. Hines who focusing on how communities are seek-
structure, the grounds, the Queen’s art col- was also initiated at the meeting. The ing to conserve the past while defining
lection, the throne room and other lovely awards ceremony was followed by the tra- the future, featured speakers from all
rooms before lunch at Rules and a night at ditional President’s Dinner also at the facets of the process. Lambda Alpha
Phantom of the Opera. Reform Club. The event was hosted by members Susanne Cannon of DePaul
A reception for all arriving LAI mem- Vice President Roger Kallman and Past University and Howard Decker of DLK
bers was held at the Millennium Britannia Presidents Phil Boname and Gene Architects developed the November 12
in the Mayfair district on Grosvenor Stunnard were in attendance. They were program, which included the following
Square. We all found a restaurant within joined by then current President Frank presenters who discussed shaping com-
walking distance of the hotel and began Spink, Barbara Spink, Joan munities from the perspectives of tools
preparing ourselves for the all day Board of Stunnard, and incoming President Tom we use, processes we engage, and the
Grovernors meeting to follow the next day. Dyke and his wife Ann. products we develop and market:
Frank Spink, LAI President, chaired the The 33rd Biennial Congress, held the
meeting which turned out to be a produc- next day was hosted and organized by the Continued on page 10
tive session followed by cocktails and the growing London Chapter,
founded in 1992. About 130
persons attended the all day
sessions held at the
Britannia. Following the
enlightening and lively ses- LAI in Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
sion, the entire group Ely Chapter Symposium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
adjourned to their respective
Biennial Congress Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
residences to change into for-
mal wear for the cocktail Hines Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
cruise on the Thames to the Biennial Congress Pictoral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9
Royal Naval College. On the
Member-At-Large Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
way we saw the Millennium
Dome, still under construc- For the Good of the Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
tion and the new Ferris Almost Half a Century in LAI . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Wheel lying on its side in the
Board of Govenor’s Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
river waiting to be hoisted
into place. The college was Frank Spink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
designed by Sir Christopher
Wren as the Royal Naval
In Every Issue
Hospital and is considered to
be his baroque masterpiece. President’s Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Following an eloquent About Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
keynote address in the
Chapter Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
A view of the central core of Sony’s Painted Hall by U.S.
new European headquarters in Berlin.
Continued on page 7
century we could easily have 30 more Lyle Parks, Orange County
President’s chapters and have a membership of 5,000 Jeff Soule, Baltimore About Us Chapter News
with an average of 100 persons per chap- Roger Kallman, London
Letter ter. If we do, I hope we will continue to Kent Colwell, Golden Gate
by Thompson Dyke, President keep our entrance standards high as we ini- David Greenwood, Vancouver
tiate new members into the organization. Joe Egan, Philadelphia ALOHA CHAPTER
As I sit down to As we begin this year 2000, I will be Grant Austin, Ft. Lauderdale Thomas C. Leppert, trustee of the for Distinguished Community Service. The of the best real estate attorneys in
write my first letter setting up several new committees to move Peter Hall, San Deigo estate of James Campbell, has accept- Clopton Award recognizes a M¯ noa facul-
a Honolulu in the 1999 edition of The Best
to you as your ahead the strategic plan. Those commit- A preliminary draft was prepared and ed the position of Chairman and CEO of ty member who has accepted a socially sig- Lawyers in America.
President, I realize tees are as follows: reviewed by the committee in March of the Turner Corporation, a national con- nificant role as an intellectual leader and David L. Calles, Kudo Professor of
this is the last s Awards 1999. It was then revised and reviewed struction and development firm presently exemplar beyond the campus and who has Law, at the University of Hawaii at
month of the last s Dues Structure again by the committee and the Board of headquartered in New York City. applied academic expertise to the improve- a
M¯ noa and Scribe of Aloha Chapter of
year of the last cen- Governors prior to the September Board Dr. Kem Lowry, professor in the ment of the community. Lambda Alpha, has recently been elected
tury of the second meeting in London. The Board then Department of Urban and Regional Rosemary Fazio, Secretary of the a Life Fellow of Clare Hall (college) at the
Millennium. To me s Principles of Land Economics approved the plan at the London meeting. Planning, University of Hawaii at M¯ noa
a Aloha Chapter and partner in the firm of University of Cambridge.
that means it is a wonderful time to look s Website Development Our organization, as it moves into the received the Robert W. Clopton Award, Ashford and Wriston, was selected as one
into my crystal ball [I really have one] and s Chapter Manual Update future, does so with the strength of a com-
plan ahead for Lambda Alpha. The 33rd s Land Economics Foundation Goals mitted leadership and members. Lambda
Biennial Congress was an inspirational s Non Dues Revenue Alpha International is fortunate to have a
event which included the adoption of a large network of volunteers and elected
s Public Relations
new strategic plan. It provides a vision to
I hope the members of these commit-
leaders who care very much about its mis- BALTIMORE CITY TOUR
guide LAI into the next century with spe- sion and service both on the chapter and Lambda Alpha International and the Return Time: 3:30 pm Harbor to Tide Point (former Proctor and
cific long range and short range goals tees can willingly give of their time, experi- international level. I look forward to serv- Baltimore Chapter would like to invite all Departure Point: Inn at Henderson’s Gamble manufacturing plant) now being
which are realistic and can be accom- ence and wisdom to the work of the com- ing you and Lambda Alpha International Lambda Alpha International members to Wharf Hotel, Baltimore transformed into a waterside mixed-use
plished over the next two years. mittee. If you would like to be a member of during my term as President. consider attending a chapter sponsored The cost for the dinner and tour for office/retail project.
Before discussing the short range anyone of the committees, please contact dinner cruise and a city tour on the fol- regular members of Lambda Alpha Noon Bus tour resumes with a visit to
goals, I would like to reiterate the major me or George Otto, Jr. I am hopeful that
Lambda Alpha International Officers lowing day. These two events will allow International and their guests will be the former sites of Baltimore’s high-rise
reasons why we all chose to join LAI and each committee will prepare a report and 2000-2001 Lambda Alpha International members to $110.00 per person inclusive. public housing projects. A stop at Pleasant
why we continue to be members. LAI is an recommendation for the approval of the President get to know Baltimore from the perspec- Please contact the Lambda Alpha View Gardens includes lunch and a pres-
honorary organization and we are invited Board at the fall 2000 meeting. Thompson Dyke ELY
First Vice President tive of Baltimore Chapter members and International office in Chicago, entation by HUD Deputy Assistant
to become members due to our own out- This is your organization and I invite Roger Kallman LONDON will also give you an opportunity to meet 312.201.0101, if you are interested in Secretary Elinor Bacon on “Transforming
standing achievement recognized by our your participation. If you have ideas on Vice President — Eastern Region fellow Lambda Alpha members. the tour or if you would like additional Public Housing: The Baltimore
peers who believe we should be recognized how to improve LAI, how to make it more Joesph Egan PHILADELPHIA
Vice President — Central Region Please note the following details: information with regard to details, hotel Experience.”
for that achievement. Along with the honor relevant, how to make the chapters better, Larry Lund ELY Baltimore Chapter Dinner Cruise arrangements, etc. 2:30 pm Bus tour of early 20th cen-
and recognition goes the prestige of being how to enlarge it, where we should have Vice President — Western Region and Chapter Meeting aboard the The Lambda Alpha International tury neighborhoods of North Baltimore —
a member and the opportunity of network- chapters, names of potential members, David Lachoff LOS ANGELES
Vice President — International Clipper City Ship of Baltimore: membership will be using the Olmstead-designed Roland Park, Guilford,
ing with others who have achieved similar names of potential sponsors for LAI Karen Sieracki London Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 Henderson’s Wharf Hotel of Baltimore. Homeland
distinction in their related profession. At awards or comments on our Website, Secretary Departure Time: 5:45 pm Tour details are as follows: 3:30 pm Return to Inn at
the same time your status and image has please take the time to express your views Lyle Parks ORANGE COUNTY
Assistant Secretary Departure Point: Inn at Henderson’s 9:00 am Bus leaves Inn at Henderson’s Wharf (arrangements will be
been enhanced and you are given the and let me know. James Fawcett LOS ANGELES Wharf Hotel, Baltimore Henderson’s Wharf for Canton made for those who have to return to the
opportunity to lead, to participate, to gain With this letter, I would like to thank all Treasurer Baltimore City Tour: Tour of American Can Company and Inn earlier)
new friends and to enjoy the camaraderie the outgoing officers who have been serv- Leslie Pollock ELY
Assistant Treasurer Date: Saturday, April 29, 2000 its Emerging Technology Center
that goes with the honor of membership. ing in the last two or more years. I would Larry Heglar ORANGE COUNTY Departure Time: 9:00 am 10:30 am Water Taxi across Inner
You are challenged to help others and also like to welcome the incoming officers Scribe
mentor individuals who are not as fortunate who have volunteered to serve during Stephen Fuller GEORGE WASHINGTON
as you but have promise to achieve in the 2000 and 2001. We thank you for your Alan Nevin SAN DIEGO
future. By meeting with your peers and fel- pledge of time, enthusiasm, wisdom and Immediate Past President
low LAI members you also have the oppor- support. Frank Spink GEORGE WASHINGTON
LAND ECONOMICS FOUNDATION
JERRY BROWN ADDRESSES GOLDEN GATE CHAPTER
tunity to learn more and to advance the When Frank Spink took office in By: Louis K. Loewenstein, Ph.D
principles of land economics. As I have 1998, he asked me to work on the updat- Jo-Ann Neuhaus GEORGE WASHINGTON
ing of the LAI Strategic Plan prepared in Vice President On October 12, 1999 former California tial candidate in 1992 and therefore he is crime; 3) to enhance the arts community
participated over the last 25 years in the
1992 by Roy Potter and his committee. I Virginia Solomon SIMCOE Governor Jerry Brown addressed the probably the first ex Governor and presi- and 4) to improve the city’s schools.
offices of LAI, the above reasons have Secretary
would like to thank the members of that Golden Gate Chapter on Oakland’s renais- dential aspirant to speak to a Lambda Calling himself California’s most popular
been expressed over and over again as Warren Gill VANCOUVER
committee who assisted me in drafting the Treasurer sance. Approximately 60 members attend- Alpha group. Brown stated that he had and unpopular Governor, Brown said he
benefits members have received due to
new document. They are as follows: Hawkins Stern GEORGE WASHINGTON ed. In addition to being the newly elected four objectives: 1) to bring people down- hoped to use in-fill to bring 10,000 new
their membership in LAI. Members have George M. Otto, Executive Director
Jo-Ann Neuhaus, George Mayor of this City, Brown was a presiden- town, both to live and work; 2) to reduce residents to his City.
also expressed how they receive more than George M. Otto, Jr., Executive Secretary
they give as members. Washington Alan R. Perry, General Counsel
It is fun to look ahead and try to visu- John Rutledge, Ely 104 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois
alize what the future holds. We now have Mike Ritz, Memphis 60603 (312) 201-0101 • Fax (312) 201-0214
25 chapters, but by the end of the next Jim Fawcett, Los Angeles website http://www.lai.org
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MINNESOTA CHAPTER INITIATES TEN NEW MEMBERS SAN DIEGO CHAPTER
On the evening of June 9, 1999, the Also recognized at the banquet were Thomas A. Musil, Director, Center In Memoriam — H. Jackson Pontius Realtors and the National Association of He was initiated into Lambda Alpha
Minnesota Chapter of Lambda Alpha Minnesota Chapter staff, Jacque Svärd for Real Estate Education, Graduate School Jack was active most all of his life in Realtors and was responsible for develop- International in 1957 and was a member
International held its First Annual Initiation and Judi Olson for their outstanding work of Business, University of St. Thomas the real estate industry as an executive ment of the education requirement and of the Ely Chapter in Chicago and the
Banquet to install new members. The event in organizing, promoting and coordinating Kathleen Nye-Relling, Principal of officer for the Pasadena Board of professional practice of the real estate San Diego Chapter.
was held at the Town & Country Club in chapter meetings. Towle Real Estate Realtors, the California Association of industry.
St. Paul and featured the architects, Jon The following new members were rec- Whitney E. Peyton, Senior
Pickard and William Chilton as speak- ognized for their contributions and initiated Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis
ers. into the Minnesota Chapter: Bernard G. Rice, Jr., Principal of
Russell Nelson, Minnesota Chapter Michael J. Bettendorf, Principal of the Rice Company VANCOUVER CHAPTER
President, presided over the meeting and Bettendorf Rohrer Knoche Wall, Inc. Robert J. Strachota, President of
The Vancouver Chapter held its tenth International President and Past President
was nominated as Chapter Member of the Sam W. Grabarski, President & Shenehon Company
anniversary celebration at the Vancouver of the Vancouver Chapter for his work in
Year for the Minnesota Chapter. Russ’ CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Blair Tremere, Principal of Public
club on November 17, 1999. At the meet- establishing the chapter.
many achievements and contributions to Council Affairs Consulting/Administrator of House
ing, the Chapter recognized their oldest The meeting was attended by over
the Minnesota Chapter of Lambda Alpha Patrick Loonan, Director of of Representatives Committee and Local
member, Mr. Harold Spence-Sales with sixty members and guests and 15 new
were recognized by the committee endors- Development of Capital City Partnership Government and Metropolitan Affairs
the presentation of a glass sculpture and members were inducted into the chapter.
ing his nomination as Chapter Member of James R. Miller, Principal of James
recognized Phil Boname, Past
the Year. Miller Investment Realty Company
LOS ANGELES CHAPTER Tyke Babalos and Jim Whitehead a
new member of the Vancouver
Mr. Harold Spence-Sales and Mrs. Vancouver Chapter members, Alan
Harold Spence-Sales at the Vancouver Artibise, Oberto Oberti and Eva
Officers and new members of the Los Angeles Chapter for 1999 pictured from Chapter dinner. Matsuzaki enjoying the Vancouver
left to right James Fawcett, Past President, Fereydoon Ghaffari, Vice President Chapter’s tenth anniversary celebra-
Membership, Jairo Isaza, Mexico Chapter, John G. Cruz, Mexico Chapter, tion.
Samuel Wu, Janet Robinson, Nelson Algaze, Peter Adams, Robert Shaffer,
Patricia Tubert, Joseph Vanderhorst, Vince Maher, Secretary and David Los Angeles Chapter members,
Lachoff, President. David Lachoff, President (left) and
James Fawcett, Past President
(right) presenting Vince Maher (cen-
ter) with a Chapter Member of the Vancouver Chapter members, Nora
Year Award for 1999. Curry, Graeme Stamp, Tim Pringle
and Darlene Marzari.
NEW DELHI ORANGE COUNTY
The New Delhi Chapter has recently elect- The Chapter hosted a meeting featuring a
ed new officers which include President, presentation by Ken Agid, Vice President
Mr. J.R. Bhalla, Vice President Programs of Marketing for Playa Capital LLC, devel-
Mr. R.L. Bawa, Vice President oper of Playa Vista, the largest planned
Membership Mr. Om Prakash Matur, community underway in the west Los
Secretary Mr. A.G.K. Mennon, Treasurer Angeles area. Located south of Marina del
Mr. S. Auluck, Scribe Professor R.C. Ray, Playa Vista totals 1,087 acres. The Vancouver contingent at the Reform Club awards reception London,
Gupta and Immediate Past President, Mr. Formerly home to Hughes Aircraft, England from left to right are Chapter President, David Greenwood, Mr. & Mrs.
Oberto Oberti, Philip Boname, Mr. & Mrs. John D’Eathe and Francis Donaldson.
B.G. Fernandes. the development plan for Playa Vista
In addition to electing new officers, the includes a wetlands restoration area, a Vancouver Chapter members, Bob
New Delhi Chapter is planning a series of residential community and an advanced Thompson, Hilda Symonds and Jim
Cox enjoy the anniversary dinner.
meetings throughout the year and will pro- technology/multimedia business park.
vide information for publication in future
issues of Keynotes.
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Europe (continued from page 1) thing in view. All seemed gilt-edged. Some food and local beer. Karl had arranged for
LAMBDA ALPHA INTERNATIONAL 33rd BIENNIAL CONGRESS AWARDS PROGRAM of us spent our free time on the left bank, a German speaking guide whom he inter-
Ambassador to the United Kingdom where our hotels were located, or visiting preted and who took us to the grim area
The Lambda Alpha International Awards International Member of the International Fellow Philip Lader, Frank Spink, President, the Vaux La Vicomte Chateau and formal where 55,000 Russian troops were housed
Reception at the Biennial Congress was Year The International Fellow Award was pre- “passed the gavel” to Tom Dyke, First gardens which were designed by Andre Le in 1945 during their occupation of Berlin.
held at the Reform Club in London, The International Member of the Year sented to the following persons: vice-president to begin the next century. Notre, the famous French landscape archi- It was a 10 square mile area where Hitler
England on September 30, 1999. The Award was presented to Frank H. Spink Dr. Alan F. J. Artibise of the For those who survived the pomp and had kept his troops during WWII and the
Reform Club was once one of the head- of the George Washington Chapter. Mr. Cascadia Planning Group. Dr. Artibise has circumstance at the Royal Naval College place where Kaiser Wilhelm kept his troops
quarters of one of the two great British Spink was International President of been a member of the Vancouver Chapter and the return cruise from Greenwich back in WWI. It was good to see the rehabilita-
political parties of the 19th century. The Lambda Alpha during 1998-99 and has since 1989. down the Thames to Big Ben, a tour of tion and conversion of the site to subsidized
club is now not aligned with any political been a member of Lambda Alpha Albert C. Martin of AC Martin Canary Wharf ensued the next morning housing for the Germans. We visited the
group. The Reform Club was established in International since 1976. Partners. Mr. Martin has been a member of followed by an evening of leisure in still emerging Potsdamer Platz, the pervi-
1836, and its club house was designed by the Los Angeles Chapter since 1957. London. ous heart of the city. Here in the Red Box,
architect Charles Berry and built in 1841. International Public Official Russell C. Nelson of Nelson, Tietz & On Sunday morning, the second leg of it was explained to us how the east/west
Famous members of the Reform Club were Gery J. Chico is Chairman of the Hoye, Inc. Mr. Nelson has been a member the 33rd Congress journey began with a and north/south railroads are being inter-
Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, Chicago Public Schools and has been a of the Minnesota Chapter since 1994 “chunnel ride to Paris”. About 24 mem- connected with a new 20 billion dollar
James Buchanan and E.M. Forester. member of the Ely Chapter of Chicago bers, spouses, and significant others con- multi-level station in the center of the Platz.
The Lambda Alpha Awards Reception since 1993. Gerald D. Hines International tinued on to see what was happening in Thanks to Helmut Jahn, the outstanding
was held in the Library of the club and was Humanitarian Award Looking northwest at Potsdamer Platz
France to meet some potential LAI mem- Chicago architect, we toured the new Sony
attending by over 100 members and International Urban Affairs C. William Brubaker, Perkins and on Friday, October 8, 1999.
bers who could help us get a Paris Chapter Center adjacent to the Platz and the new
guests. Dr. Walter G. Hardwick, University of Will Architects. Mr. Brubaker has been a started. Daimler Chrysler office and shopping cen-
The following awards were presented British Columbia. Mr. Hardwick has been a member of the Ely Chapter of Lambda A tour of La Defense had been organ- tect, who also designed Versailles shortly
by Leslie Pollock, President of the Land member of the Vancouver Chapter since Alpha since 1976. ized by George Otto who became our thereafter. On the return trip to Paris, there
Economics Foundation of Lambda Alpha, 1989. The Lambda Alpha International official tour guide for Paris and Berlin. was time to take a quick peek at
and Larry Lund, Chairman of the Awards Committee 1999 members are Perhaps George had missed his calling as Fontainbleu and lunch at a little Relais &
International Awards Committee. Richard T. Ely, Educator Larry Lund, Chairman, Thompson he proved to be exactly what the group Chateau hotel in Barbizon.
Dr. Harry G. Robinson III is a professor Dyke, Ely Chapter, Lyle Parks, Orange was looking for in terms of a guide with The last stop on the extended tour was
at Howard University and has been a mem- County Chapter. humor and the professional manner in the resurrected capital of Berlin where we
ber of the George Washington Chapter of
which he handled his group of travelers. all checked into the Grand Hotel
Lambda Alpha since 1996.
We saw a new French town, Cergy- Esplanade. At first sight we could see that
Pontoise, northwest of the city where we the city was on the move. Berlin is under
initiated Ingrid Nappi-Choulet who construction as Germany, in its 128th year
helped George tour us around Paris. We as a modern nation state is frantically
Gerald D. Hines International Humanitarian Award visited the new development next to the endeavoring to reunite, rebuild and heal
The Lambda Alpha International plexes in Berlin; 145 single family homes ian Award was presented to C. William new Paris library on the Seine and then itself from WWII, the Cold War and the ter-
Humanitarian Award, presented at the in Prague; a major office and a hotel ren- Brubaker of Perkins and Will Architects Lambda Alpha Ely Chapter members,
33rd Biennial Congress in London, ovation in Paris; and a large office and of Chicago. William Brubaker has been a from left to right: Leslie and Sharon
England on September 30, 1999 was residential complex in Mexico City. member of the Ely Chapter of Lambda Pollock and Mary and Larry Lund, on
named in honor of Gerald D. Hines, The 1999 International Humanitar- Alpha since 1976. Mr. Brubaker is cur- the east side of the Brandenburg Gate
Founder and Chairman of Hines, the rently Chairman Emeritus at Perkins and
international real estate firm headquar- Will and he was instrumental in the plan- ter complex next to the Marlene Deitrich
tered in Houston, Texas. ning and building of the Bank One Tower Platz in front of the auditorium and casino.
Gerald D. Hines Founder and in Chicago, [formerly the First National We also visited Mitte, a changing upscale
Chairman of Hines was in attendance at Bank of Chicago], and many important business district composed of new galleries,
the Reform Club in London, England for and award winning designs for school restaurants, adjacent to the Reichstag and
presentation of this important award. Mr. buildings throughout the world. He was located on both sides of Unter Den Linden.
Hines is co-owner and chief executive offi- also instrumental in the Greater North We were fortunate to see the classical
cer responsible for directing policy and Michigan Avenue Association, the Bright beauty of several of Karl Friedrich
procedure at Hines as well as participating New City organization, the Metropolitan Schinkel’s 19th century buildings, such as
in major new business ventures and culti- Planning Council and the Friends of the Schauspielhaus [now a concert hall.
Lambda Alpha members visiting the Inter-Homes model home park at
vating new and existing investor relations. Downtown all important Chicago commu- Konigswuster-hausen east of Berlin. Schinkel is considered to be Germany’s
Hines is perhaps best known as the devel- Pictured from left to right are Mr. nity organizations. greatest architect. We had a chance to see
oper of landmark office buildings in major Gerald Hines, sponsor of the Lambda The Gerald D. Hines Humanitarian
Alpha International Hines Humani- elevated up to the top of the 100 year old rible effects of the Berlin Wall. Twenty four the Reichstag, now open to the public,
cities throughout the United States. Hines tarian award, International President Award will be presented every other year freshly painted Eiffel Tower to see the city of us began our tour of the East German Alexander Platz, Brandenburg Gate,
entered the international real estate mar- Thompson Dyke and International in conjunction with Lambda Alpha and watch the sun go down. We then countryside to see Interhomes where Karl Checkpoint Charlie, the Tiergarten, and
ket in 1974. Since that time, Hines has Past President Frank Spink. International’s Biennial Congress. walked to the river to board a bateau for a Grabbe, our only German member at the remains of the Wall. Our final night
completed three major mixed use com- scenic dinner cruise on the Seine with large, showed us his residential develop- together was celebrated at a dinner pre-
excellent food and romantic entertainment. ments to house the working population ceding the show at the Wintergarten.
The city had prepared for the millennium east of Berlin. Karl entertained us for lunch I wish you all could have been with us.
by cleaning, shining and polishing every- where we sampled typically good German
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Lambda Alpha International’s 33rd Biennial Congress
Mari and Goeffrey Mc Morrough The Biennial Congress sessions were Mr. & Mrs. Albert C. Martin (center)
Kavanagh at the awards reception in opened by The Earl of Lytton. and their daughters enjoying the fes-
the Reform Club. tivities at the Royal Naval College at
U.S. Ambassador to the United
Kingdom, Philip Lader, providing the
Keynote address at the Great Dining
Hall at the Royal Naval College at
A view of London from the 50th floor of the Canary Wharf Tower.
Virginia and Carl Solomon of the
Simcoe Chapter, enjoying the recep-
tion at the Royal Naval College at
A group of Lambda Alpha members visiting the new Jubilee Line Underground
Station at Canary Wharf.
Pictured from left to right are Josef U.S. Ambassador to the United
Nathanson, President of the Kingdom of Great Britain and
Baltimore Chapter and Blanche and Northern Ireland Philip Lader left,
Eugene Morris of the New York Dr. Derek Nicholls of Cambridge
International Land Institute offered London Chapter member Harold
Chapter at the Royal Naval College at Melzak and Mrs. Melzak, center and
Greenwich. an historical prospective for the
luncheon session. London Chapter President Roger
Kallman, right. At the reception at the
Royal Naval College at Greenwich.
Frank Spink, outgoing International
President of Lambda Alpha (center)
receiving a commemorative plaque
Ely Chapter members of Chicago from left to right Michael Shymanski, Ann Dyke
from representatives of English
Lambda Alpha members on an excursion and land economics tour at Cergy-Pontoise, north of Paris, France. Tom Dyke, International President, and Sharon Pollock and Leslie Pollock enjoy-
Partnerships at the Royal Docks in
ing the reception at the Royal Naval College at Greenwich.
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Ely Chapter (continued from page 1) transit as the answer for anyone but them- design. Both are redevelopments of former Privatopia: Homeowner Associations
selves, and championing the “flavor of the
day” such as conservation communities,
naval bases, in Orlando, Florida and
Glenview, Illinois. “Both cities had suffered
and the Rise of Residential Private
Government, talked about the prolifera- Chapter Roster
said Schultz. “What’s wrong with sound from unthoughtful development in the tion and implications of homeowner asso-
growth?” he asked, pointing out that past, and so they were both motivated to ciations in the U.S. over the past 30 years.
G. Tracy Cross, real estate analyst of Aloha New Delhi
opposing all development in one commu- come up with good answers,” said Enquist. Fully one-eighth of the housing market is
Tracy Cross and Associates, Schaumburg, John P. Whalen Boniface G. Fernandes
nity only means it will happen somewhere now under homeowner associations. But 808.521.9418 188.8.131.52.41.72
else, often right next door. associations are facing challenges and Meeting Date…Four meetings per year. Meeting Date…Contact Chapter President.
Jack Guthman, real estate and zon-
Real estate analyst Cross provided a crises different from those they faced earli- Baltimore New York
ing attorney, of Shefsky and Froelich Ltd., In our universal searching
portrait of a uniquely strong and growing er on. Associations often cannot pay for Josef Nathanson D. Kenneth Patton
Chicago for “home,” we are looking
residential real estate market in the maintenance because they haven’t taxed 410.464.6368 212.790.1613
Philip Enquist, AIA, Partner in in the wrong places; square e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Meeting Date…Contact Chapter President.
Chicago area and explained why the city is themselves sufficiently, and they are expe-
Charge of Planning at Skidmore, Owings Meeting Date…3rd Wed. in Feb., Apr., Orange County
& Merrill, Chicago
enjoying a residential boom. Drawing a cir- footage is not where home riencing increasingly adversarial relation-
June, Sept., Nov., & annual meeting in Fall Alfred J. Gobar
cle around the center the Chicago area’s resides. ships with local governments as well as an
Evan McKenzie, attorney and Bombay 714.524.1000
center of employment, one finds the city of increased litigation with residents. “Such
Associate Professor, of Political Science, Girdhari Kishinchand Menda Meeting Date…2nd Wed. except July &
Chicago now closer to the center than issues lead people to start rethinking the 287.4851 Aug.
University of Illinois at Chicago; author of
many exurban communities. Chicago’s Both cities took strong roles in the plan- idea of community,” McKenzie noted. Meeting Date…Contact Chapter President. Ottawa
Privatopia: Homeowner Associations
town home and condo sales accounted for ning process, imposed strong design prin- Alexander Stuart, the developer of Boston Robert Currie Wood
and the Rise of Residential Private
one-third of all such sales in the entire ciples, and brought the public into the plan- a Chicago north shore guideline communi- Daniel V. Calano, Jr., CRE 613.239.5134
region, and 18 percent of the whole ning process. ty, Conway Farms, talked about working 617.923.4777, Ext. 24 Meeting Date…Contact Chapter President.
Sarah Susanka, architect and author
region’s sales activity is in the city. The symposium’s luncheon speaker, within a controlled environment, with tight Meeting Date…Contact Chapter President. Philadelphia
of The Not So Big House.
Attorney Jack Guthman talked about architect Sarah Susanka, has enjoyed a building and design guidelines, but also Carolinas Harvey Levin
Alexander Stuart, President and Bill McCoy 215.564.2070
how zoning and other regulations impact significant success with her book, The Not establishing a positive relationship with the
Chief Executive of Conway Farms in Lake 704.547.2307 Meeting Date…Contact Chapter President.
the shape of a community and its econom- So Big House, whose thesis is that there is local municipality. “The critical question we
Forest, Ill. Meeting Date…March, May, Sept. & Nov. Phoenix
ic well-being. Community groups some- a market for smaller, but well designed and wrestled with – and the question under dis-
Philip Bess, Professor of Ely Edward A Villanueva
times operate on the greed factor in zoning higher quality homes. “In our universal cussion in this symposium — is how much
Architecture, Andrews University, Berrien Susanne Cannon 602.235.9414
— I’ve got mine —you can’t have yours, he searching for “home,” we are looking in control is reasonable to exercise?” said 312.362.5127 Meeting Date…2nd Fri. except July &
said. “That attitude clouds development the wrong places; square footage is not Meeting Date…3rd Wed. except July, Aug. Aug.
Decker launched the symposium by
potential and threatens the tax base.” This where home resides. Rather, it’s in the way & Dec. Puget Sound
outlining a series of issues citizens are
scenario, Guthman believes, also plays out we personalize a home and help make it an George Washington Daniel Fulton
increasingly talking about:
1. Growing traffic problems.
in commercial zones. “The feeling is that if expression of who we are,” Susanka told “Since World War II … we Stephen S. Fuller 206.264.2240
buildings are not as dense or as tall, we’ll be the symposium. 703.993.3186 Meeting Date…3rd Thurs. except June,
2. The desire for a certain community have lost the habit of e-mail: email@example.com July, Aug. & Dec.
better off for it, but we forget that down- Susanka is interested in revitalizing
character. making human settlements” Meeting Date…3rd Thurs. or Fri. except Sacramento
town office buildings are the tax engine for architectural input into mass market
3. Decisions and dilemmas about how July, Aug. & Dec. Roberta Burke
the city, while residential development homes. “I am hoping that this new desire
land is to be used. Golden Gate 916.552.7900
costs the city money.” to create community — to have a place
4. How we save the old as we move Janet C. Norris, Esq. Meeting Date…4th Tues. except July,
Architect Philip Enquist is enthusias- that really feels like home both at the indi- Stuart. “Our conclusion was to exercise 415.788.0900 Aug. & Dec.
into the future.
tic about cities at the beginning of the 21st vidual house level and at the neighborhood control over the exterior of the house and e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org San Diego
5. How to balance the need for green
century. “Now is a great time for the level — can re-inspire architects to look at to protect open vistas to ensure that the Meeting Date…2nd Tues. except May, Lynne L. Heidel
space with the need for development.
American city and an exciting time in how we go about helping people get better landscape always dominates over the struc- Aug. & Dec. 619.233.1888
6. Rising taxes and how they are
Chicago.” Enquist pointed out that in homes. ture.” Conway Farm’s main control tool is London Meeting Date…2nd Tue. except July &
spent. Roger Kallman Aug.
1980, only 8,000 people lived in The market seems to be asking for big- its architectural review board. From
7. Changing patterns of where we live 171.798.1000
Chicago’s central ger houses, as Tracy Cross asserted, but $85,000 to $90,000 per year is spent on Simcoe
and how we work. Meeting Date…Contact Chapter President. Virginia A. Solomon
area, while today Susanka believes that’s because an impor- consultants for the board,” Stuart
People, how- Los Angeles 416.935.0166
the area is home to tant segment of the market – those she explained, “an investment we are prepared
ever, are not com- David Lachoff Meeting Date…Selected Tues. or Thurs.
close to 200,000 calls “cultural creatives” — doesn’t know to make because we want to maintain the
plaining about ris- 310.235.2932 except July & Aug.
Now is a great time for the people. “You can the alternatives. Looking for quality over quality standards we set.” e-mail: email@example.com
ing land values and South Florida
land prices, said American city and an see reinvestments quantity, they want a high craft level in In summarizing the day’s presenta- Meeting Date…3rd Wed. except July & Richard M. Langhorne
exciting time in Chicago. everywhere in their homes as well as good design. The tions, architecture professor Philip Bess Aug. 305-536-1000
Decker. “They are
Chicago,” noted appraisal industry doesn’t recognize that a characterized the symposium as an exami- Memphis Meeting Date…Four meetings per year.
quite certain that
Enquist. “We’re smaller house that costs as much or more nation of the culture and the market and Michael E. Harris Vancouver
the best thing that 901.683.2444
even seeing this in per square foot as a larger house will main- the relationship between the two. Another David Greenwood
could happen is that their homes continue Meeting Date…1st Wed. except June, July 604.684.9344
Detroit — and you couldn’t mention a city tain its value, said Susanka. “This thinking important theme is the role civil society
to increase in price.” & Aug. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
more abandoned by the American public continues to push us into more square feet takes in shaping communities. Since World
Faced with continued growth, commu- Mexico City Meeting Date…1st Thurs. every other
than Detroit. But, he cautioned, at the and fewer dollars per square foot. We need War II, Bess said, we have lost the habit of
nities tend to exhibit ill-advised, knee-jerk Contact Lambda Alpha. month.
same time that central areas are being res- to have gradations of value that reflect dif- making human settlements, something that
reactions, including opposing any new Minnesota
urrected, there is tremendous sprawl. ferent views.” has significant implications today.
development, supporting blanket down- Russell C. Nelson
Enquist discussed two large projects Evan McKenzie, author of 612.344.1500
zoning, attacking road building, embracing
plans that attempt to counter sprawl-like Meeting Date…Contact Chapter President.
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Board of Govenors Meeting Los Angeles
MEMBER-AT-LARGE ELECTIONS — 1999
The Lambda Alpha International Member- chapters to build the member-at-large net- Local Plan PTY. Ltd, Gwynneville, AUS-
At-Large program during 1999, asked all work throughout the world. TRALIA
Lambda Alpha members to consider nom- The newly elected members-at-large Ethan Seltzer, Director, Institute of
inating perspective members-at-large for for 1999 are as follows: Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland
consideration by the Executive Committee Ingrid Nappi-Choulet, Associate State University, Portland, OREGON
of Lambda Alpha. Nomination forms were Professor, Department of the Environment Mark Viets, Westwood, KANSAS
distributed, and returned forms were Essec School of Management, Cergy-
reviewed by the Executive Committee for Pontoise, FRANCE The Lambda Alpha International
possible membership. Gerald D. Hines, Founder and member-at-large program is ongoing and
All members of Lambda Alpha Chairman, Hines, London, ENGLAND all members are eligible to nominate per-
International are eligible to nominate mem- Carlos Medeiros, Lisbon, spective members-at-large. Please contact Pictured from left to right are Jo-Ann
Neuhaus, George Washington Chapter
bers-at-large. The Lambda Alpha PORTUGAL Lambda Alpha International if you would David Lachoff, President Los Angeles
International Board of Governors encour- Marilee Ann Utter, President, City like to receive nomination information or Chapter and James Fawcett, Los
ages member-at-large development and Venture Associates, Denver, CO visit Lambda Alpha’s website at LAI.org. Angeles Chapter at the Lambda Alpha Lambda Alpha members on a city tour of Los Angeles during the Lambda Alpha
works closely with individual members and David Winterbottom, Director, Board of Governors President’s Board of Governors’ meeting.
Reception in Los Angeles.
“Almost Half a Century of Memberships in Lambda Alpha”
FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER By Eugene J. Morris
By: Donald Pehrson ‘88-’89 President of LAI
have been a member of Lambda Alpha taking on an entirely new aura. Due to the I attended the meeting in one of the hotels
recently had the privilege to attend the
Board of Governors meeting in Santa
Monica, California on April 23rd,
This is not meant to give you a full
report of the Board’s actions. President
Frank Spink and your Chapter President
does for the Membership and put to rest
that nagging question that has been around
too long. My personal thanks to Tom and
I for what is now closing in on half a cen-
tury—since the early nineteen fifties.
The circumstances under which I joined are
intense pressure in the field, resulting from
almost two decades of Depression (in the
1930’s), and War (during the 1940’s), the
in New York. I was amazed to see, sitting
around a large oval table, about forty peo-
ple. Most of them were officials of the
1999. I say privilege because I did not have can do that. However, there are a couple of probably quite typical, but to me, at the need for the development of all forms of agencies that handled the processing under
to prepare an agenda, write or make a items I would like to cover, at least from a time, they seemed exceptional. real estate was overwhelming. the new urban renewal and housing legisla-
report, just be an observant listener. I must historical standpoint. I had, shortly As a result, the new concept of gov- tion that was just getting under way. The
say I was impressed In 1988 the Regional Vice President before, completed ernment aid to the development of all President of the New York chapter, who
Reading this plan will surely two and a half years forms of real estate, which had been initi- presided over the meeting, was Paul
by the large turnout concept was started (East, Central, West)
and was elated to with a fourth (International) added later. show what LAI does for the of service as a G.I. ated under the New Deal in the Roosevelt O’Keefe, then the Deputy Mayor in the
see how our finan- The idea was to use these offices as a con- Membership in World War II and era, grew into a major force in the industry. O’Duyer administration of the city of New
cial picture had duit between International and the had formed my new I thereupon latched on to it as a means of York.
improved. I attend- Chapters. During my two years as law firm Demov & developing my law firm into becoming a I, immediately felt that at last, I had
ed my first Board President in 1988-1989, I was constantly his committee for their work on this proj- Morris. The firm significant participant in this new field. It found a home where I would be able to
meeting in 1981. asked what does LAI do for me and why do ect. It says it all. Be sure you read it from started in 1946 with required not only knowing conventional make the contacts I needed to process the
As I recall, we were I have to pay dues to them. These ques- beginning to end when it is published. only three lawyers but was destined to real estate law but also becoming familiar projects I was interested in handling.
struggling to surpass $50,000 in assets. tions still show up repeatedly in Lyle Parks’ And so on behalf of all former and become one of the two largest real estate with the complexities of the new statutes The contact worked! I became a mem-
The Land Economics Foundation had report. I thought I had answered those present Board of Governors, I wish to con- law firms in New York City, consisting of and procedures generated by the aid given ber of Lambda Alpha and soon came to
about $25,000 in the bank. Today, LAI, questions in the issues of KEYNOTES and vey to our distinguished membership that 70 lawyers until its dissolution over four at federal, state and municipal levels. It also know the right people by their first names.
has assets of over $150,000 and the foun- President’s letters published back then. whatever the Board suggests, plans or decades later. became necessary to get to know the gov- This enabled me to find my way through
dation has more than $200,000. A Perhaps we need to “beat the drum” again. implements, they do so “FOR THE GOOD My partner, Jack Demov, had been ernment officials who administered these these new uncharted areas, through the
remarkable In 1988, OF THE ORDER”. practicing law for thirty-five years before I programs. next decades and successfully build my law
i m p ro v e m e n t , through the efforts Editor’s Note: After leaving the joined him after the war, but he only One of the first contacts made was firm.
especially when of then First Vice- Presidency, Mr. Pehrson continued to believed in having one partner. The idea of with Walter Fried, a lawyer, who was a Since that initial meeting I have con-
you learn LAI was I was constantly asked what President Roy write articles for KEYNOTES under the a large firm was anathema to him. I decid- fellow veteran of the war. He was the tinued my membership in Lambda Alpha
practically defunct Potter, a strategic title “A Voice From the Balcony”. When ed, however, that the days of the small firm Regional Administrator for the Federal (up to the present time) through the presi-
does LAI do for me and why
in the mid 70’s. In were numbered and undertook to use his Housing and Home Finances Agency and dencies of a long line of outstanding indi-
do I have to pay dues to plan was drafted, he moved to Carefree, AZ. he changed
long years of practice and experience as a he guided me in maneuvering my way viduals. In 1990 I became President of the
the ten years I was finalized and imple- the title to “A Voice From the Patio”. He
on the Board we them mented a couple of has since returned to Southern jumping off point for the development of through the bewildering new complex of New York Chapter for three years and an
always had won- years later, revised California and advises his next article, if the kind of firm I envisioned. agencies that I needed to process a project. officer of the International as well.
derful ideas to improve the functioning of in 1992 and again updated by First Vice- there is a next, will be a continuation of My own experience in the law, since On one occasion, he asked me if I knew I am now retired and have discontin-
LAI, but were constantly stymied by the President Thompson Dyke this year. “For the Good of the Order” my admission to practice in 1935, had about Lambda Alpha. I said, “what the hell ued my membership in most of the organ-
lack of funds. Now this is changing. Reading this plan will surely show what LAI been largely oriented towards the teaching is Lambda Alpha?” He said, “Let me take izations I was affiliated with but I still remain
and practice of conventional real estate you to the next meeting as my guest and an active and engaged member of Lambda
law. However, in the years immediately fol- you will see.” Alpha International.
lowing the end of the War, real estate was Shortly thereafter, sometime in 1950,
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orary society is only as important as the Following the London meeting, a
LAI SERVICES DIRECTORY Status Report collective geographic breath and profes- group of members traveled to Paris and
sional stature of its members. Berlin; and it identified potential members
1998-1999 in both of those cities.
Real Estate Planning G roup by Frank Spink, Immediate Past Initiatives Under Way Finally, by the end of 2000, with fund-
President Jim Fawcett, Assistant Secretary, ing from our Land Economics Foundation
SERVICES FOR T HE P LANNING COMMUNITY Joe Nathanson, President, Baltimore and other sources, LAI will have accom-
Retail Market Studies On September 29, 1999 Lambda Chapter, myself and George Otto, Jr. plished the publication of its first book, a
GIS Marketing • Conjoint
Alpha International convened its XXXIII have finalized a strategy for updating and history of the homeowners association
Focus Group • Surveys
Public Food Markets Biennial Congress in London. The last LAI expanding our web page: movement, currently being written by Dr.
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congress of the 20th century! More impor- s to allow our directory of current mem- Donald Stabile with guidance of LAI
E- MAIL tantly it was the first congress held outside bership to be on the web along with, I member Byron Hanke and published by
1030 N S TATE ST • 18-L • CHICAGO IL 60610 North America; and, marked a new begin- Greenwood Publishing.
hope, a complete roster of everyone
ning for LAI as an who has ever been elected to Lambda
international organ- Alpha International; Thanks to Those Who Have
ization dedicated to s to allow students from all over the world Served
honoring individuals and in all the fields of land economics to I would be remiss if I did not thank and
of achievement in communicate through LAISA ONLINE acknowledge all the support I have had
the fields of land — at no cost to them; from the members of your International
economics world- Board 1998-1999 and the Chapter
s To allow what, again I hope with your
wide. Presidents or representatives who have so
support, will be a growing number of
Over the past generously given of their time and
members-at-large to have a VIRTUAL
two years, LAI has both remained the resources.
CHAPTER(s) ONLINE; and
same and changed substantially. We are
still a chapter based organization with the s to allow the members of our physical
majority of our chapters and members in based chapters to interact with fellow “It is my dream that when
professionals in other locations as the
North America. We have, however, make a we have moved ten years
commitment to expansion of our member- world moves increasingly toward and
international economy which, in turn, into the new millennium we
ship by forming new chapters as we always
will dramatically effect proactive in the will have nearly twice as
have; and, taken on a new strategy — the
promotion of our member-at-large catego- fields of land economics. many members as we have
ry, which will, if effective with the support We have already updated KeyNotes now.”
of our present membership, bring into and it is my expectation that it will be deliv-
VHB Lambda Alpha membership outstanding
professionals from all parts of the world
ered electronically to our soon to be more
widely scattered membership.
No amount of praise would be too
much for the efforts of George Otto, Jr.
and from cities and regions in North Our International President Tom on our behalf. LAI is but one of several
America where we do not currently have Dyke, and his committee have updated organizations for which George provides
chapters. LAI’s Long Range Plan and it was support; yet, his devotion to LAI is unstint-
approved at the London board meeting. ing. We are indeed fortunate.
This document will a the guide for our I look forward to entering the ranks of
“An honorary society is only future. LAI’s Past Presidents; and, will continue to
as important as the At my request, the regional vice presi- assist LAI’s leadership in any way I can.
collective breath and dents and other, under the leadership of
stature of its members.” Lyle Parks, Vice President West, reexam- Our Future
ined the pertinent sections of our constitu- We should not forget that Lambda
tion and bylaws to update our membership Alpha is an important organization which,
Advertise Your Services Here It is my dream that when we have
moved ten years into the new millennium
categories in response to: concerns about
keeping retiring members active, position-
by its existence and by the recognition it
bestows upon individuals of high achieve-
we will have nearly twice as many mem- ing of the member-at-large category, and ment in the fields of land economics by
The firms listed above are supporters of Lambda Alpha and should be contacted for information and services. bers as we have now, with a significant reconsideration to a five-year old sugges- election to membership and through its
number of those either form outside North tion that we create an honorary member- awards programs, encourages and recog-
The cost for listing in the directory is $240.00 per year for a standard size and $480.00 for a double size listing which includes one America or from cities and regions in ship category that would allow us to recog- nizes the highest standards in the practice
year/4 issues. For more information contact Lambda Alpha International at 312.201.0101. E-mail: LAI@LAI.org North America where we do not currently nize individuals who have made a major of land economics.
have nor may never have chapters as we contribution to land economics but would We must maintain and increase our
know them today. This will truly be a great not be otherwise eligible for membership in relevance internationally or fade into
challenge for an organization which has LAI. These changes were approved at the obscurity. That is the challenge to the
always been chapter based; and, where the London Board meeting, subject to the for- upcoming leadership. It is a challenge to
chapters are inwardly motivated. I hope mal submission and approval of amend- each member of LAI as well.
this is not a dream that will fail from indif- ments at or prior to the Spring Board
ference and self centeredness. An hon- meeting in Baltimore.
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