Amy Barrett

Board of Directors 

Amy Barrett has been the Executive Director of ULI South Carolina since September 2016. She is responsible for directing the South Carolina District Council’s program of work, retaining and expanding membership and sponsorships and fostering opportunities to promote industry best practices that positively impact local and regional land use policies. 

Before joining ULI, Amy served as the Director of Business and Neighborhood Services for the City Charleston where she headed various economic development initiatives under former Mayor Joe Riley and current Mayor John Tecklenburg. Prior to her work at the City, Amy directed research and feasibility studies for a variety of high profile projects and clients throughout the southeast, both as an independent consultant and as Vice President at Permar Inc., a real estate advisory services firm located in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Amy has over 20 years of experience in land use planning and real estate development. She has master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Urban Studies from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She has served on several ULI advisory services panels both locally and nationally, has held positions on various boards and nonprofits and is a former Peace Corps volunteer. She currently serves on the board of the Charleston Local Development Corporation and on the Deans Advisory Panel at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina. 

About ULI South Carolina 

ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. With over 40,000 members worldwide, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. As a nonpartisan organization, ULI has long been recognized as one of America’s most respected and widely-quoted sources of objective information on urban planning, growth and development. 

ULI South Carolina District Council was formed in 2005 to encourage dialogue on land use and planning throughout the state. With approximately 600 members, ULI South Carolina is committed to bringing together leaders from across the fields of real estate and land use policy to exchange best practices.