ULI Washington News

Event Recap: Entrepreneurship 101: Started at the Bottom, Now We’re Here.

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On June 26, 2017, ULI’s Real Estate 101 Young Leader’s Group hosted a dynamic panel discussion consisting of three real estate entrepreneurs at varying stages in their careers. The speakers included: John Shooshan, CEO and President of the Shooshan Company Andrew Rubin, Principal of the Rubin Group Paul Grayson, Principal at Beckham-Gumbin Ventures The discussion was moderated by John Shooshan, who started his own development company more than three decades ago. John was accompanied by two younger developers, Andrew Rubin and Paul Grayson, who left larger firms to start their … Read More

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Case Study: West Broad Residences in Falls Church Event Recap

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On the evening of June 21st, ULI members gathered to learn how West Broad Residences’ made a game changing mark on the City of Falls Church development process. Most notably examples of how a collaborative community method can produce outstanding results. While this process involved over 30 rezoning, special exception and site plan meetings with the City Council, Boards, Commissions and Neighbors, the balance of input made substantial benefits for both public and private stakeholders. A mutual understanding of the value of time and the potential impact of this project … Read More

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Visualize2045 Survey

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The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is seeking public input for Visualize 2045, a new long-range transportation plan for metropolitan Washington. The input will help elected leaders and regional planners better understand public attitudes and opinion as they make decisions about the region’s transportation future. The survey asks respondents about their travel patterns, how key transportation issues affect them, and their ideas for improving the region’s transportation future. The Visualize 2045 survey will be available through July 31. Later this year, … Read More

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The Sustainable DC 2.0 Survey

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Just like our city, Sustainable DC is evolving! To reflect changes in the District since the initial release of the Sustainable DC plan five years ago, the Department of Energy and Environment launched a collaborative community engagement process – Sustainable DC 2.0 – to get public feedback from throughout the metropolitan Washington region on what the District’s sustainability priorities and goals should be for the plan update. Help shape the District’s sustainable future with this quick, 3-minute survey to share your ideas, needs, wants, and goals so that DC can … Read More

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2016-2017 ULI Washington Annual Report

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As FY 2017 ends, ULI Washington is pleased to present its Annual Report.  This district council has a robust program of work throughout the year and this report includes many highlights of significant events and programs from the past year.  We continue to remain a strong district council, and the third largest in the ULI Council system.  The engagement and commitment of members is crucial to the sustainability and vibrancy of ULI Washington.  From Young Leaders to real estate professionals with decades of experience, ULI Washington members bring passion and … Read More

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Yolanda Cole Named New Chair of ULI Washington

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Yolanda Cole, Senior Principal and owner of Hickok Cole Architects, has been named as the new Chair of the ULI Washington District Council starting on July 1, 2017. The organization is part of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global nonprofit research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use. As ULI Washington District Council Chair, Cole will serve on a voluntary basis for a 2-year term that ends on June 30, 2019.  “I am looking forward to guiding ULI Washington to achieve our strategic goals to create impact in … Read More

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Full Member Executive Conversation with Jodie McLean Recap – Authenticity, Creativity, Data and Capitalism at EDENS

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On June 7, Jodie McLean, Chief Executive Officer of EDENS, spoke with a group of about 20 ULI Full Members.  Jodie discussed the history and current operations of EDENS, and the disruption in the retail industry.  EDENS was founded in 1966 as a grocery store chain in South Carolina.  Jodie joined the company in 1990 and led the growth of the company until the present time.  The original funding for the company came from State of Michigan investment funds.  From 2011 to 2013 the company’s assets grew to $5 billion, … Read More

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Thinking about applying for the ULI Washington Leadership Institute?

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Join Us at an Information Session Learn more about the program! Hear from alumni! Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1725 DeSales Street 8 – 9:30 a.m. The event is free and rsvp is required. Please send an email to Jacqueline.canales@uli.org to let us know you will attend. See below for program details and application. Thinking about applying for the Leadership Institute? Join Us at an Information Session Learn more about the program! Hear from alumni! Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1725 DeSales Street 8 – 9:30 a.m. The event is free and … Read More

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ULI Washington Members, get Involved! Apply for a Committee or Initiative Council Today

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Apply for a COMMITTEE The district council is seeking members to get involved in our volunteer activities for the FY2017-2018 program year. There are many opportunities to serve on committees. The mission of each committee is described on the application that can be found by clicking the APPLY NOW button below. Committee commitments begin in the Fall, and are generally one year in length. Committee options range from planning events (Trends Committee) to helping attract and retain members (Membership Committee). This year, a new Sponsorship Committee is being formed and … Read More

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Congratulations to the 2017 Young Leaders Group Membership Scholarship Recipients!

Three scholarships for a one year membership to ULI were provided to deserving applicants by the ULI Washington Young Leader Scholarship Fund.  The three recipients learned more about ULI Washington Young Leader involvement opportunities at the 2017 Young Leaders Summit on Tuesday, May 16th at ULI Headquarters.  During the summit, the scholarship recipients also networked with about 100 other Young Leader attendees.  We hope Samia Bingham, Kimberly Burrowes, and Wilson West enjoy their first year as a member of ULI! Meet the impressive recipients below: Samia Bingham, President and CEO of The Bingham … Read More

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