Category Archives: Real Estate 101

Housing Affordability 101: How to Compete in a Market-Rate World Event Summary

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In a high-cost region like Washington’s, how do you even begin to put together an affordable housing deal? Which local programs help make those deals a reality? And what are the local, regional, and national political dynamics that affect affordable housing? Those questions and more were posed on Monday, November 21, when the Real Estate 101 Committee of ULI Washington’s Young Leaders Group hosted Housing Affordability 101: How to Compete in a Market-Rate World. The Committee sought a panel of speakers who represented different perspectives in affordable housing and could … Read More

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ULI HOSPITALITY 101 – DC Regional Hospitality Market and Trends Event Recap

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ULI members and non-members gathered at Studio Theater on Monday, May 9th to discuss the dynamic new micro-hotel trend and how the new concept is quickly shaping the Washington, DC area. The intriguing discussion was led by Jim Abdo, President and CEO of Abdo Development, Michael Lastoria, CEO of &Pizza, and Vanessa Sinders, SVP and Head of Government Affairs for the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Each of the speakers brought a unique perspective and provided insightful, relevant feedback. Ms. Sinders, a lodging and hospitality industry expert, began the discussion … 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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Residential Development 101: Creating Value After the Buy Event Recap

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  This past Monday, the ULI RE 101 Team, hosted a lively panel at Studio Theater on Design and Development in DC entitled “Residential Development 101: Creating Value After the Buy”.  It featured Martin Ditto, President and CEO of Ditto Residential, who opened up the panel with an inspirational speech on the importance and interconnectedness of design and development.  Other panelists included Marisa Kashino, Senior Editor at Washingtonian Magazine, and Mark Welborn, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of UrbanTurf who also shared their knowledge and expertise on the DC development landscape, especially … Read More

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Career Trajectory 101 Event Recap

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In a highly interactive exclamation point to Real Estate 101’s 2015 event series, Studio Theater was host to “Career Trajectory 101,” in which over 100 attendees gathered to discuss best practices for career advancement in today’s dynamic and diverse real estate industry.  Speakers Mitch Bonnano, Director of Development at Vornado, and Matt Metro, founder of real estate executive search firm The Maison Group, shared their individual stories and insights into the real meaning of professional growth. The discussion opened with an overview of each panelist’s story, which included a risky … Read More

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Real Estate 101: Demystifying Entitlements Event Recap

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Nearly 200 real estate professionals packed the Studio Theatre on 14th Street last night for Real Estate 101’s Demystifying Entitlements event. Goulston & Storrs legal experts Phil Feola and Christine Roddy spoke at length about the regulatory, political, and economic factors that arise as real estate development projects move through the entitlement process in Washington, DC.  The discussion started with an overview of the government’s jurisdiction over land use, or, as Mr. Feola joked, “civics class.” While cities and municipalities differ in their regulatory structures, many legal principles involved in … Read More

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Construction 101 – What Will $100 Million Build You These Days Event Recap

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A sold-out crowd of more than 100 attendees enjoyed an exciting Young Leaders Group Real Estate 101 discussion about construction on Monday, November 10 at Bingham’s downtown DC office. Mike Schlegel, President of Bozzuto Construction Company and Steve Strazzella, President of Bozzuto Development Company, humorously educated the attendees on a wide variety of construction topics including the pros and cons of different structural materials, economic margins of construction companies and their subcontractors, and even explained why a tower crane doesn’t fall over. Steve and Mike alternated speaking throughout the presentation, … Read More

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Real Estate 101 Series: Underwriting for Millennials Event Recap

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Young Leaders Real Estate 101 held another sold-out event at CoStar Group’s headquarters in downtown DC. Over 120 attendees got the chance to learn about how real estate developers and architects work hand-in-hand to reduce risk and create value in their projects. Stanley Sloter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Paradigm Development, and Faik Tugberk, Principal of Architects Collaborative Incorporated, shared their experiences working together on Block 19, a residential tower in Alexandria.  Stanley kicked off the evening discussing fundamental metrics that are key to understanding the feasibility of real … Read More

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