BALTIMORE, MD (June 25, 2019) – The Urban Land Institute District Council (ULI) of Baltimore announced their new leadership team. Effective July 1, 2019, the new ULI Baltimore Chair will be Josh Halbedel, the new Chair for Mission Advancement will be Kristian Spannhake, and the new Treasurer will be Julie Natoli.
After serving as treasurer for ULI Baltimore, Josh Halbedel is stepping into the role of Chair for a two-year term. A graduate of the Real Estate and Economic Development program at the University of Baltimore, Josh has been deeply involved in the real estate industry since completing his enlistment with the United States Army. In 2011, Josh became actively involved with ULI Baltimore and focused his work in commercial real estate brokerage at NAI KLNB. Four years later, he left KNLB to help build the EA Realty family of companies (EA Commercial, PraiseBuildings, and Maryland Land Advisors) with colleagues Stephen Ferrandi and Barb Bindon. Josh is both a volunteer and donor for the St Francis Neighborhood Center in the Reservoir Hill community of West Baltimore with a passion for ending violence and poverty in Baltimore.
A Project Director for Brightview Senior Living Development, Kristian Spannhake will become the Chair for Mission Advancement, ensuring that ULI Baltimore programs align with the mission and objectives of ULI. Kristian has been an active member of ULI – he is a former Chair of the ULI Baltimore Young Leaders Committee and currently serves on the ULI National YLG/Next Executive Committee as well as the ULI Baltimore Wavemaker Awards Committee. In 2016 ULI Baltimore recognized Kristian as their annual Distinguished Leader. Kristian has a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, a Master’s in Business from Loyola University is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Kristian is also a member of USGBC Maryland and a Board Member of the Fells Prospect Community Association.
Chief Investment Officer and Principal of The Brick Companies, Julie Natoli will assume the role of Treasurer. Since 1994 she has served in several roles at TBC including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. She graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in 1991 with a major in Accounting. She currently serves as Treasurer of The Providence Center in Arnold, Maryland. She is a past member of TEC, an international organization for CEO’s, and recipient of the 2003 TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry) Award. She was selected as one of the Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for 2003 which recognizes outstanding business leaders in that age group.