Category Archives: Young Leaders Group

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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2nd Annual Trivia Night (2016) Event Recap


On November 15th, ULI Washington Young Leaders Group hosted their 2nd Annual Real Estate Trivia Night at 1800 K Street, NW. With participants from all over the Washington, DC real estate industry, this year’s numbers for both attendance and fundraising far surpassed that of the inaugural event held in 2015. The event, in partnership with the event’s supporting sponsors, raised more than $16,000 for Community of Hope and the ULI YLG Scholarship Fund. Community of Hope supports DC low-income and homeless families with healthcare, housing and education, and the ULI … Read More

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


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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Fitness is the New Happy Hour Event Recap


On September 29, 2016, the Programs Committee for the Young Leaders Group hosted, “Fitness is the New Happy Hour” at MRP’s new mixed-use waterfront project, Dock79. The stylish 305-unit residential building located along the SE waterfront trail served as the perfect backdrop for the evening. Attendees toured the luxurious units and marveled at the numerous amenity spaces including a ground floor lounge, waterfront patio and state-of-the-art fitness center. The panel was held in one of the building’s waterfront retail spaces – which will soon be home to one of the … 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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The ULI Washington Young Leaders Group depends on the volunteer activities of its members to carry out its robust work program. If you are interested in being part of a committee, please fill out the application here. Please submit this application by 6pm on Tuesday, June 14th in order to be considered. All applicants must be ULI Members. If you are already on a committee and wish to remain, please fill out the application to let us know of your continued interest. For more information on committees, their mission and … Read More

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


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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Community Forklift Volunteer Event Recap

On Saturday, April 16th, a group of ULI Young Leaders spent the day volunteering at Community Forklift in Hyattsville, MD. Community Forklift is a non-profit reuse center that provides home improvement materials, appliances, and fixtures at a low and affordable cost to the public. These materials are procured through donations of unwanted and salvaged materials throughout the entire DC metropolitan area. Community Forklift provides a range of services to the local communities by making repairs affordable to low-income families, reducing construction industry waste, promoting reuse of recycled materials, and creating … 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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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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