Category Archives: Event Recap

Case Study: Camden at Shady Grove Event Recap

On September 27, ULI Washington held a case study for members to learn about a residential development in the Life Sciences Center area of Montgomery County.  Camden Shady Grove is a model of the next generation of suburban-to-urban development: converting traditional suburban office parks into more urban and lively 24/7 mixed-use communities. By being located at the DANAC Stiles Corporate Campus, Camden Shady Grove is designed to evolve and accommodate the rapidly changing Montgomery County suburbs by providing horizontal integration of uses. The community is comprised of 457 apartment units, … Read More

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Event Recap: Entrepreneurship 101: Started at the Bottom, Now We’re Here.

On June 26, 2017, ULI’s Real Estate 101 Young Leader’s Group hosted a dynamic panel discussion consisting of three real estate entrepreneurs at varying stages in their careers. The speakers included: John Shooshan, CEO and President of the Shooshan Company Andrew Rubin, Principal of the Rubin Group Paul Grayson, Principal at Beckham-Gumbin Ventures The discussion was moderated by John Shooshan, who started his own development company more than three decades ago. John was accompanied by two younger developers, Andrew Rubin and Paul Grayson, who left larger firms to start their … Read More

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Case Study: West Broad Residences in Falls Church Event Recap

On the evening of June 21st, ULI members gathered to learn how West Broad Residences’ made a game changing mark on the City of Falls Church development process. Most notably examples of how a collaborative community method can produce outstanding results. While this process involved over 30 rezoning, special exception and site plan meetings with the City Council, Boards, Commissions and Neighbors, the balance of input made substantial benefits for both public and private stakeholders. A mutual understanding of the value of time and the potential impact of this project … Read More

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ULI Washington Welcomes New Members

On May 17th, 60 fellow ULI Washington new members, got together for a breakfast at The Hyatt Centric Arlington for The ULI Washington 2017 Spring New Member Meet & Greet hosted by ULI Washington to help new members get the most out of their ULI membership. At the breakfast, the Membership Committee and staff provided a brief overview of all the activities that take place under the auspices of ULI Washington. New members got the chance to meet and greet other ULI Washington members who have also joined in the last year, as well … Read More

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A Toast With UrbanLand Magazine’s 40 under 40 Winners from DC Event Recap

On Wednesday, may 10th, ULI Washington hosted a cocktail reception at the elegant Hepburn celebrating the four winners from our region included in UrbanLand Magazine’s 40 Under 40.  ULI Washington’s Women’s Leadership Initiative Chair, Julie Smith from Bozutto, moderated a discussion with this year’s winners.  The four winners from our region included in UrbanLand Magazine’s 40 Under 40 included: Kathryn Bucklew Vice President Development EDENS, Joe Carrol Senior Vice President Lowe Enterprises, Martin Ditto President Ditto Residential, and Anthony Greenberg Principal The JBG Companies.  During the discussion, the winners spoke about … Read More

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‘Union Market Talks’ Event Brings Together City and Business Leaders

On April 11, Senior Resident Fellow Tom Murphy, former Mayor of Pittsburgh, participated in an event called Union Market Talks at Union Market’s Dock 5.  The Talk was an opportunity to talk about inclusive prosperity in an open forum, and included a presentation from Richard Florida to celebrate the launch of his new book, The New Urban Crisis.  Besides Murphy and Florida, speakers included Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, The Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein, Economic Innovation Group’s Steve Glickman, EDENS’ CEO Jodie W. McLean, and CityLab’s Rob Bole. The program began with the first public discussion of the New Urban … Read More

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ULI Washington’s Young Leaders Group hosts the 6th annual Learn From The Best event

ULI Washington’s Young Leaders Group hosted the 6th annual Learn From The Best event on Wednesday, March 29th at office of Arent Fox. Over 100 young leaders joined 25 established industry leaders from all sectors of the industry for three rotations of small group conversations. Conversation topics included career advice, insights into current market trends, valuable lessons learned and personal anecdotes from the mentors.    At the end of the evening, mentees were able to connect with mentors that they did not have a chance to speak with during the … Read More

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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 Knight Frank’s managing director Sandy Paul. Sandy kicked-off … 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 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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