Category Archives: Event Recap

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Recap- ULI Washington/WLI Whiskey Business Tasting Event in Shaw

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ULI members and non-members braved the cold on Tuesday, February 2nd and gathered for a warming guided whiskey tasting at Southern Efficiency, a whiskey-centric bar in Shaw.  Southern Efficiency is a James Beard Award nominated bar by co-owners Derek Brown and Travis Croxton and specializes in Southern brown liquor with bar bites to match.  The bar is named for Kennedy’s description of Washington D.C. as a place of “Southern efficiency and Northern charm” and first opened for business in late 2013 as the younger sister bar of Mockingbird Hill and … Read More

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Interfaith Clothing Center Service Event Recap

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Last Saturday, February 6th, a group of ULI Young Leaders spent the morning volunteering at the Interfaith Works’ Clothing Center in Rockville, MD. Interfaith Works is a nonprofit agency that provides a range of services to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County. The Interfaith Clothing Center provides qualified, low-income families with clothing and home goods free of charge, allowing them to use more of their resources on food, rent, utilities, medicine, and other basic needs. The Clothing Center is in the process of moving to … Read More

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Crystal City – How the Tech Sector is Reshaping a Neighborhood Event Recap

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On February 2, 2016 ULI Washington hosted a panel discussion on the influx of technology and start-up companies that are reshaping the Crystal City submarket. Left with high vacancy rates and empty office buildings after BRAC and the recession, building owners and other stakeholders were forced into action to bring a new kind of vibrancy to the market. Before a sell-out crowd at 1776’s Crystal City campus, panelists from the tech sector and local government presented their reasons for coming to the neighborhood and what has them excited about staying … Read More

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Recap: Getting on the Right Escalator – ULI Washington/WLI Conversation with Julie Smith and Kathleen Matthews

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A conversation with two very intelligent, talented, and motivated women took place this morning at the offices of Morgan Lewis in Washington, DC.  The ULI Washington Women’s Leadership Institute hosted a group that was happy to get out of their houses after the recent blizzard, and were inspired to greatness when they left the event. Julie Smith is the Chief Administrative Officer at The Bozzuto Group and Kathleen Matthews is currently running for Congress from the 8th District of Maryland.  Kathleen’s two prior careers included a long stint as a … Read More

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