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ULI Washington Member Survey Results

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Last month, ULI Washington distributed a survey to its 2,100 members.  Over 260 responses were received.  The responses provided excellent input for understanding the experience of the members.  Thirty two percent of the respondents were women and 48 percent were under 35 years old.   A thorough analysis of the survey will be shared with members next month; below are selected results from the survey:   When asked how satisfied they are with the benefits received through their ULI membership, 36% said they were highly satisfied and 60% expressed satisfaction. … Read More

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Release: Real Estate Trends Conference Awards Program Announces The Finalists

ULI Washington today announced the finalists for its annual Real Estate Trends Conference Awards Program, a conference component that highlights innovative development under way in the Metropolitan Washington Region. The six distinctive award categories recognize innovative projects, policies, and initiatives that contribute to the enhancement of vibrant neighborhoods, exemplify creative problem solving, and celebrate visionary thinking. The finalists, in alphabetical order, are: Mixed Use Lot 31|Bethesda, MD Engine Company 13 and Hyatt Place Hotel| Washington, DC Office Maurice Electric at Union Market| Washington, DC 5600 Fishers Lane| Rockville, MD Adaptive Reuse … Read More

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Prince George’s County Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Update

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Prince George’s County has been working on a Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance rewrite for several years and the process is entering the home stretch. The current code is significantly outdated and overly complex, making the land-development process expensive, time-consuming, and unpredictable. Additionally, the current code is not reflective of the vision for future growth in the county. By updating the zoning ordinance, the County hopes to create an intuitive and modern set of development regulations for the 21st century that supports the county’s vision for quality growth and economic development, and … Read More

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Recap- WLI Event- Like a Boss: Building Your Professional Brand

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The evening event started at The Apollo Apartments with signature drinks and a tour of the beautifully designed common spaces and model unit.  The panel discussion was held in the community’s roof top space with a view of Capitol Hill on a warm 70 degree February evening.  The discussion was organized by the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) of ULI Washington and was moderated by Caroline Kenney of Urban Atlantic with panelists Stephanie Williams, President at Bozzuto Management Company, and Nan Tolbert, Executive Communication Coach at The Communication Center. The panelists … Read More

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Work of ULI Washington featured in COG Report- State of the Region: Human Capital Report

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Region’s ‘Human Capital’ is a key driver of economic growth Work of ULI Washington featured in new report by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments The future economic prosperity of metropolitan Washington will rely on the region’s investment in its residents and their collective knowledge, skills, and abilities, according to a new report released by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). According to the State of the Region: Human Capital Report, the region’s prosperity can be attributed to its enterprising residents who are attracted to the area for its rich … Read More

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Recap- WLI Washington Presents: Taking the Plunge- Insight into Action

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Is entrepreneurship for you? This is the question that drove the discussion amongst five emerging and experienced entrepreneurs at WLI Washington’s ‘Taking the Plunge: Insight into Action’ event. The panel was moderated by Wendelin White, Director at Goulston & Storrs, and included Elinor Bacon, President of ER Bacon Development; Melina Duggal, President and Owner of Duggal Real Estate Advisors; Ursula Mead, CEO and Founder of InHerSight.com; and Paola Moya, CEO and Principal at Marshall Moya Design.   A common theme surrounding the panelists’ first steps of starting their own businesses … Read More

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