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  • Brian Vanneman

Already an out of the box thinker — now a “Real Estate Whisperer”

On September 25, Dave Leland received a “Leadership of Distinction” award from the Urban Land Institute’s Oregon / SW Washington Chapter. The awards honor people, places and programs that epitomize the group’s mission of “providing leadership in the responsible use of land an in creating and sustaining thriving communities.”

In presenting the award, committee leader John Hartsock stated that, “Dave Leland has proven to be a leader in the field and worthy of recognition. For many Dave is a role model who is living the ULI mission. He sends a consistent message and is an outside the box thinker with a unique set of skills – part real estate market whisperer, part designer, part story teller.”

Indeed, Dave has been involved in a number of developments throughout the Portland region that have set the standard for creative place making in a part of the country know for the quality of its built environment, including River Place, Tualatin Commons, Murrayhill, and Lake View Village. Through his career, Dave has also advised public and private development organizations throughout Oregon and the nation.

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