Randall Lewis, an executive vice president and principal of Lewis Management Corp., donated $10 million to the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the largest single donation in the organization’s 86-year history, to fund ULI’s efforts to make the built environment more sustainable.

To honor the contribution, ULI has renamed the former Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance the ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate. The center focuses on creating healthy, resilient, and high-performance communities and houses ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, the Urban Resilience program, and the Greenprint Center for Building Performance.

“Synergy between the three parts of the center is important to me,” says Lewis. “Public health and climate action are very closely related, and many of the solutions will be linked as well. The gift is a way for me to make a personal impact upon one of the world’s most pressing problems and transform millions of lives, and I urge other real estate executives to consider supporting ULI’s far-reaching work.”

ULI Global CEO Ed Walter says the donation will provide near-term resources to accelerate ULI’s work on climate adaptation and mitigation while the organization continues its work to build healthy communities.

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