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Regional Branding Campaign Kickoff

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Over 150 regional leaders gathered at the Hay Adams Hotel on March 30 to hear an update on the progress that has been made to advance the Roadmap for Greater Washington’s Economic Future.  The Roadmap is a research effort that began in 2015 to identify the challenges facing the region and action items to jump start the region’s economic pivot away from federal government dependence into a diverse, sustainable economy.  At the briefing, speakers addressed the progress being made on each of the Roadmap’s action items, including transportation, housing affordability, … Read More

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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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Redevelopment of St. Elizabeths East Campus Creates Opportunities for Economic Mobility in D.C.’s Ward 8, According to Rose Center Panel

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The District of Columbia has a unique opportunity to improve access to economic mobility in the Congress Heights neighborhood from the long-planned redevelopment of the St. Elizabeths East Campus, according to an inter-disciplinary panel of experts visiting Washington, D.C. from February 28-March 3 assembled by the Rose Center for Public Leadership—a joint program of ULI and the National League of Cities (NLC). Washington, D.C. is one of four cities—along with Anchorage, Alaska; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and San José, California – in the 2017 Daniel Rose Fellowship. Now in its eighth … Read More

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Peer Exchange Group Program (PEG) Kickoff a Success

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In mid-February, ULI Washington began a new program of Peer Exchange Groups (PEGs) to create opportunities for more meaningful networking among our members. A Peer Exchange Group (PEG) is a unique opportunity to make meaningful connections with real estate professionals like yourself. Each PEG is composed of 8-10 non-competing members who all commit to a shared set of meeting processes and language protocols. The experience provides a safe haven where individuals faced with similar personal and professional challenges gather to share experiences and consult each other in absolute confidence. In … 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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ULI Washington Adopts New Strategic Plan for 2016-2020

During a year-long process, members and staff from ULI Washington worked together to update the district council’s strategic plan.  A group of 10 members including former district council chairs, and current committee chairs drafted the original plan.  The key objectives of this  committee were to 1) Set the direction and goals for the district council for one, two and five years; 2) Determine the program of work to achieve the organization’s strategic goals and objectives; and 3)  Align the budget, staffing, and governance with the plan to implement desired outcomes.    … Read More

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Release: New Report Finds Public-Private Partnerships Crucial to Moving Indian Head Forward

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A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – released by ULI Washington has found that public private partnerships can be used catalyze redevelopment and set the Town of Indian Head on a path to economic vitality and growth. The report, titled “Economic Development Opportunities in Indian Head” documents the findings of a panel of a panel of eight ULI members who were convened September 20-21, 2016 to address barriers to economic growth that have resulted in a significant decline in commercial and residential development in the Town of Indian … Read More

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ULI Washington Member Spotlight: Jamie Weinbaum Highlighted as Entrepreneur

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ULI Entrepreneur Profiles are conversations with real estate development professionals who, in most cases, have recently made the leap into the industry whether as young individuals fresh out of school or as mid-career transitions. With a focus on small-scale developers often doing incremental and transformative work, these are quick and easy to read profiles to raise awareness of these professionals. By telling their stories, the Urban Land Institute hopes to inspire the next generation of small scale entrepreneurs to transform their own communities. To read more and to see ULI … Read More

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ULI Washington Sponsorship

As you finalize your year-end budgets, please take a moment to consider becoming a sponsor of the district council. The district council depends on sponsorships to provide the necessary resources for it to carry out its robust program of work.  There are several categories of sponsorship including Annual (supports the ongoing work of the district council) and Trends (supports the region’s premier real estate conference). Both categories give your company amazing visibility within the local commercial real estate community and identify you as a company that supports the mission of … Read More

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ULI Parklet for PARK(ing) Day 2016

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The ULI- the Urban Land Institute Parklet for PARK(ing) Day 2016 will be located at 1919 M Street NW, between 20th and 19th street on M Street NW. The 2016 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Park(ing) Day parklet aims to exemplify the transformation of auto-oriented space into space for other types of users. The mission of ULI is to create thriving places, and this parklet will turn an ordinary parking spot into an engaging and active public space. Inspired by our Building Healthy Places Initiative, which works to shape places in … Read More

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