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Release: ULI Washington Announces 2017 Real Estate Trends Conference Award Program Winners

ULI Washington today announced the winners of its third annual Real Estate Trends Conference Awards Program, a conference component that highlights innovative development under way in the Metropolitan Washington Region. The six distinctive award categories recognize innovative projects, policies, and initiatives that contribute to the enhancement of vibrant neighborhoods, exemplify creative problem solving, and celebrate visionary thinking. The winners of each category are as follows: Excellence in Office Development 5600 Fishers Lane; Rockville, MD Excellence in Housing Development The John & Jill Ker Conway Residence; Washington, D.C.  Excellence in Mixed-Use … Read More

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Advisory: Panel to Develop Community Engagement Plan for Fairfax County

WASHINGTON, DC (April 20, 2017) – On April 26-27, ULI Washington will host its first Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) as part of its new Regional Fellows Program. The purpose is to assist Fairfax County in the development of a community engagement process and communications plan in order to effectively engage local stakeholders on land use issues, and to include recommendations that can be used as a template for future community outreach and engagement.    After interviews with various stakeholders and a strategy and brainstorming session, the fellowship team, led by Honorary Fellow … Read More

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

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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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UrbanPlan Spring Update: Student Testimonial, Keychain Prizes and New Volunteer Training

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ULI Washington continues to impact area youth as proven by former UrbanPlan teacher and current UrbanPlan Committee member, Wendy Taylor recent message by an alum of the program as seen below: “I wanted to reach out to you to let you know how much taking your class has impacted my life. You may remember when we spent a few weeks doing an Urban Plan project in class. It is because of that project that I learned about urban planning. It is the reason that I pursued a degree in geography … Read More

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ADVISORY: 2017 Real Estate Trends Conference Final Agenda Released

ULI Washington has released the final agenda and speak list for the 20th Annual Real Estate Trends Conference. Who: Urban Land Institute Washington (ULI Washington) What: 2017 Real Estate Trends Conference and Awards Program Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC When: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, 8:00am-6:00pm Click here to view the full agenda. To request media credentials please e-mail ULIPress@millennialdc.com.  The full day conference, ULI Washington’s signature event, features local and national speakers and provides a crash course on where the real … Read More

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Release: New Report Recommends Transforming Westfields From Business Park Into a Community Within a Park

A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – report sponsored by the Westfields Business Owners Association (WBOA) and released by ULI Washington has concluded that Westfields has a niche position in the office marketplace and with the right redevelopment holds a promising future in the Washington DC region. The report, titled “What’s Next for Westfields?, <insert hyperlink>” documents the findings of a panel of ten ULI members who were convened December 5-6, 2016 to offer recommendations on how Westfields can – once again – thrive as best in class. … Read More

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What’s Next for Westfields? ULI Washington Panel Explores Future for Office Park in Fairfax County


ULI Washington recently released a Technical Assistance Panel report documenting existing challenges and recommendations for the future of The Westfields International Corporate Center (Westfields) at Dulles. Westfields is a 1,100 acre Class A corporate office park. Located at the intersection of Route 28 and Westfields Boulevard in Chantilly, Virginia, it is conveniently located in the heart of Fairfax County, approximately seven miles south of Washington Dulles International Airport. Technical Assistance Panels, or TAPs, provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to public agencies and private sector clients facing complex land use and real estate issues in … Read More

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Regional Branding Campaign Kickoff


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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Leadership Institute Day 6 Recap: Demographics & Housing

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The theme of Day 6 in the ULI Washington Leadership Institute kicked off with a passionate talk about leadership by Patrina Clark, the president and founder of Pivotal Practices Consulting. She deftly navigated around some initial technical difficulties with her powerpoint by speaking from the heart and drawing on her 25 plus years of experience as a Federal careerist. Having worked across multiple agencies such as the IRS, Naval Command Washington, the Federal Elections Commissions, and the GAO, she shared great lessons with the group along every one of her … 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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