Category Archives: Event Recap

Repositioning and Placemaking – DC’s Suburban Office Renaissance Event Recap


No longer a question, the suburban office renaissance is happening. The DC metro area’s suburban office market’s pulse beats stronger than ever with recent big leases signed by marquee tenants in Montgomery County and Northern Virginia. New trophy mixed-use projects are attracting interest from across the region, while older properties are being thoughtfully repositioned to attract tenants. On February 28, 2017, the ULI Washington Young Leaders Group’s Education Committee hosted a vibrant discussion on the region’s suburban office market, moderated by Newmark Grubb Frank Knight’s managing director Sandy Paul. Sandy … Read More

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


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


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; 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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2nd Annual Bike Tour de DC: Bridging the Anacostia River Event Recap


On June 18, the Young Leaders Group’s Programs Committee hosted a bike tour of development along the Anacostia River. Over 60 bikers met at the Yards Park on a beautiful Saturday morning and biked to the site of the future 11th Street Bridge Park where they met with Scott Kratz, Director for the project. Mr. Kratz showed exciting renderings of the future park and shared details about its inception, outreach and planning. The tours then crossed the bridge into Anacostia where they learned about the community including opportunities for development … Read More

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Earning Green for Going Green: Revisiting the Business Case for Sustainable Residential Development Event Recap


On May 11, 2016, real estate professionals from across the region attended ULI’s panel discussion entitled: Earning Green for Going Green: Revisiting the Business Case for Sustainable Residential Development. A panel of experts from the federal, local and private sectors offered insights on available incentives for sustainable residential development. Panelists included Pete Zadoretzky (Director of Sustainability, Bozzuto Management), Pam Askew (Senior Vice President, WC Smith), Shane Pollin (Director of Development, The Duffie Companies), Rebecca Hudson (ENERGY STAR Residential Program Environmental Protection Specialist, US Environmental Protection Agency) and Jay Wilson, LEED … Read More

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Case Study: The Hecht Warehouse at Ivy City Event Recap


Over 50 attendees gathered in the “Cellar” at the Hecht Warehouse on the evening of May 18. The unique venue, complete with pinball machines, pool tables, SkeeBall, a bridge, fancy bar, canoe, comfy couches and chairs and many other eclectic elements, is one of the common spaces available to tenants of the 340 unit Hecht Warehouse. The development also includes 250,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and a 1,250 space parking garage. The warehouse was built between 1937 and 1948; it was acquired by Douglas Development in 2011 … Read More

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2016 Learn From The Best Event Recap

On Thursday, March 10th, more than 150 attendees gathered at the offices of Arent Fox in downtown DC to have small group discussions with three of 25 top real estate professionals in the DC Metro Area. Mentors represented a variety of fields within the industry, including architecture, law, investment, planning and development. Attendees and mentors alike were able to participate in engaging conversations that included topics such as career advice and insights into current market trends. Highlights from this year’s event include advice on becoming an effective leader and how … Read More

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Recap of “Gender Balance Series – ULI Washington Getting to the C-Suite” Event

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On April 6th WLI Washington hosted the second installment of a three-part Gender Balance Series; a program aimed at achieving gender parity in the commercial real estate industry.  This event was held at the offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP and showcased several women real estate leaders who have made it to the “C-Suite” in their respective firms.  The panel was moderated by David Mayhood, President of The Mayhood Company and included Kathy Allgier, Executive Vice President with MRP Realty, Yolanda Cole, Senior Principal of Hickok Cole Architects, Stephanie … Read More

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WLI’s Womens Leadership Series, Session One Recap


On March 15, almost 50 women, representing a broad cross-sector of professions and companies in the commercial real estate world,gathered at the offices of Arent Fox to attend the first seminar in a WLI Leadership Series.  This first of three seminars led by Rebecca Shambaugh focused on Building Your Personal Brand.  Ms. Shambaugh explained to the attendees that everyone has a brand whether they specifically cultivate it or not.  This brand is based on the impression you leave with others and unless you consciously attend to  the brand, these impressions … Read More

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Real Estate 101: P3 101 – You, Me, and D.C. Event Recap


In another successful outing of the highly educational Real Estate 101 series, ULI and Studio Theater were pleased to host “P3: You, Me and D.C.” Approximately 200 attendees gathered to hear from major leaders from Private and Public Industries about the formation, benefits and intangibles of the Public-Private Partnership model for Real Estate Development. Speakers Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development for the District of Columbia, and Sean Cahill, Vice President of Development at Property Group Partners, treated the audience to a candid conversation about their prospective motivations, goals … Read More

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