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 Company, LLC located in Waldorf, Maryland is a corporate strategist and senior acquisition consultant with more than10 years’ experience in real estate, property management, strategic business development, project management and most notably, her recent departure from the Federal Government as a Level III DAWIA Certified Contract Specialist with the Department of Defense in the 1102 career field. Samia is a 2007 graduate of Bowie State University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a 2012 graduate of the University of Maryland University College, with a Master of Science Degree in Management, Acquisition and Supply Chain Management and an aspiring commercial developer, residing in the Southern Maryland region for the past five years. She is excited about transitioning her focus to the commercial real estate industry and connecting with commercial developers in the collaborative coworking space sectors and being able to participate in the shift for the use and design of office space. Little Known Fact: Samia was introduced to commercial real estate when she purchased the June 2004 issue of Black Enterprise Magazine with the article highlighting real estate entrepreneur, Mr. R. Donohue Peebles as The Company of The Year. She has been a student of his via articles, interviews and books learning the skills necessary to build a sustainable and successful commercial development firm in her future.
Kimberly Burrowes is a research associate with the Policy Advisory Group at the Urban Institute, where she primarily supports the how housing matters and pay for success initiatives. Before joining Urban, Kimberly was a consultant with the urban development and disaster risk management unit at the World Bank, focusing on projects in the Caribbean and East Asia. Her work mostly involved technical assistance for affordable housing, community renewal, and urban resilience. She has a BA in geography and international development and an MA in community development and urban planning from Clark University. Originally from Jamaica, Kimberly considers herself an expert on white sand beaches and spicy food.
Wilson West, a native from Nashville, TN, graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2016 with a BA in Economics. Since graduation, he has been working as an Associate for Transwestern where he and his team specialize in representation for both tenants and landlords in the Northern Virginia market with a focus in office, flex, and industrial properties. Before joining Transwestern in 2016, Wilson interned at Marcus and Millichap’s New York office where he served as an investment sales analyst for the firm’s National Multi-Family Group. He also interned extensively in Washington, D.C., both on Capitol Hill and as a research analyst at the American Hotel & Lodging Association.