San José

Early Urbanists

Business Member Event

Business Member Event



2019 is set to be a momentous year for San Jose, ushering in a new wave of development and city-building opportunities. To help inspire our collective big thinking, please join SPUR in a reflection with two visionary leaders - Lew Wolff and Tom McEnery - who were instrumental in transforming San Jose’s city center and have valuable lessons to share as we enter a new period of significant transformation.

Moderated by Ben Mankiewicz, TCM Primetime Host

Studio 724 (724 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113)


Space is limited. Register today:

Member: $45

Non-member: $60


Lew Wolff is the founder of Wolff Urban Development, co-founder of Maritz-Wolff, owner of hotels and resorts worldwide, including the Fairmont Hotels in San Jose and San Francisco, and co-owner of the San Jose Earthquakes. Both as a sports buff and developer, Wolff has been a loyal advocate for development in San Jose.


Tom McEnery, a lifetime resident of San Jose, served as Mayor from 1983-1991 where his key goals were rebuilding a viable downtown and fostering economic development. McEnery served a primary catalyst of development of San Pedro Square by restoring and registering historic buildings in the area and advocating for a vibrant, revitalized downtown.


Ben Mankiewicz is the TCM Primetime Host. Originally from Washington, D.C. and a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Ben began his career as a producer at WJLA and a news reporter and anchor at WCSC before moving to Miami in 1998 as a reporter for WAMI-TV. Mankiewicz eventually landed in Los Angeles, where as a film critic, he co-hosted the series At the Moviesand currently co-hosts the online film review What the Flick?!


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Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to [email protected] or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.