Sarah Kirsch is the Executive Director of ULI Atlanta, one of the largest and most active district councils of the Urban Land Institute. The Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI is an independent global nonprofit supported by members representing the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use disciplines. Sarah began working with ULI Atlanta in 2012 as Director of the Center for Leadership and Director of the Livable Communities Council (LCC). Prior to joining ULI, Sarah spent twelve years with RCLCO (Robert Charles Lesser & Co.), the nation’s leading independent real estate advisory firm. For the last three years, she served as the senior principal of RCLCO’s Atlanta office and was responsible for leading the consulting practice and business development activities for the southeast.
Sarah is actively engaged in her community, currently serving on the City of Atlanta Zoning Review Board, the Morris Brandon Foundation Board, and as an elder at her church. Ms. Kirsch is a native of Atlanta and continues to live in the city where she and her husband are raising their three sons Sumner, Rand, and Quinn. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Duke University’s Terry Sanford School of Public Policy.