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                                                                                                                     February 2000




 Lambda Alpha International                                    Land Economics Society                                      WWW.LAI.ORG


                        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
                                                                                      Features
                                                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
                                                 s Members-At-Large
                         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
                                                                                                     Historian
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
                                                                                                     President
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
                                                                                                     International Headquarters,
     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
                                                                                                     e-mail lai@lai.org.
25 chapters, but by the end of the next               Jim Fawcett, Los Angeles                       website http://www.lai.org




2                  Lambda Alpha International                                                  KeyNotes /February 2000                                               KeyNotes /February 2000                             Lambda Alpha International                                             3
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Chapter.




                                                                                                                                                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
                                                 CHAPTER                                           CHAPTER
                                                 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.



4                Lambda Alpha International                                                  KeyNotes /February 2000                                      KeyNotes /February 2000                              Lambda Alpha International                                        5
                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in Berlin.
 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
                                                                              Greenwich.
                                                                                                                       U.S. Ambassador to the United
                                                                                                                       Kingdom, Philip Lader, providing the
                                                                                                                       Keynote address at the Great Dining
                                                                                                                       Hall at the Royal Naval College at
                                                                                                                       Greenwich.

                                                                                                                                                                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
Greenwich.
                                       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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         London.


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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
     David
Infrastructure
                    Schultz,
                    Technology
                                    Director,
                                    Institute,
                                               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-
Northwestern University
                                               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                                  91.41.66.29.41.72
Ill.
                                               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: urbninfo@erols.com                    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
Government
                                               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 &
Springs, Mich.
                                               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: sfuller2@gmu.edu                      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: norrisj@steefel.com                   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: david.lachoff@grubb-ellis.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: dgreenwoodwmc@compuserve.com
                                               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


I
    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,



12                Lambda Alpha International                                             KeyNotes /February 2000                                        KeyNotes /February 2000                                Lambda Alpha International                                               13
                                                                                                                                                                                          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.
                                                  P HONE312 751 1250 • FAX 312 951 8150
                                                                                                                                         congress of the 20th century! More impor-        s to allow our directory of current mem-          Donald Stabile with guidance of LAI
                                                        LUNDLARRY@MSN.COM
                                                  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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