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Recap- Leveraging Your Digital Platform to Drive Value Event

By: Waad Tammaa, Urban Specialist, World Bank More than ever connecting people with the physical world occurs in the digital space. From virtual reality to “influencers,” what are the necessary ingredients and pioneering approaches to developing a curated brand and digital platform that generates value – drives sales, leasing velocity, business leads, and community engagement – and what’s just static?  How should your digital strategy leverage and intersect with your physical image? On November 27, ULI Washington’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) program probed these questions with a provocative panel discussion, “Leveraging Your Digital Platform to Drive Value,” at the ULI … Read More

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UrbanPlan: Engaging Students to Create Better Communities

ULI Washington’s FY19 UrbanPlan season is off to a great start, with 12 new UrbanPlan volunteers trained, a partnership with ULI – Baltimore, and a facilitation at George Mason University. On October 26th, ULI members Mansur Abdul-Malik (NHP Foundation), Ralph Bell (Roadside Development), Samia Byrd (Arlington County), Bianca Cole (Chicago Title Insurance Co.), Melanie Graf (ATCS) and Nancy Voorhees joined with ULI staffers Anita Kramer, Rosie Hepner, Gretchen Sweeney and Alex Schroeder to pledge their talents to teaching students how to meaningfully engage in shaping their communities by volunteering with … Read More

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Recap- Welcome Back to WLI event at Republic Restoratives

More than 75 attendees packed into the tasting room and distillery of Republic Restoratives in Ivy City on October 3rd to network and celebrate the new programming year for the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) of ULI Washington. Beverages were provided by Republic Restoratives, the largest crowd-funded, women-owned distillery in the world.  This community driven business was founded by Pia and Rachel and we were able to hear their remarkable origin story while sipping craft cocktails made with their signature vodka, bourbon, rye and apple brandy.  Appetizers and desserts were provided … Read More

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ULI Washington is Hiring!

We are hiring!  ULI Washington is seeking an entry-level professional to work with our fast-paced, dynamic team.  The Associate position requires a BA and a minimum of one year of work experience in an office environment.  Interest in real estate and land use planning is preferred.  For more information and to apply, click here.  

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Release: ULI Washington Fills Three Key Leadership Positions

WASHINGTON, DC (August 24, 2018) – ULI Washington has filled three Leadership Positions at the District Council level.  The three new leaders are: Jamie Weinbaum, Vice Chair (Executive Vice President, MidCity Financial); Julie Smith, Chair of Mission Advancement (Chief Administrative Officer, The Bozzuto Group); and Sarah Goss O’Rielly, Treasurer (Senior Policy Analyst, DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer). These new appointees join Chair, Yolanda Cole (Partner, Hickok Cole Architects), Chair of the Governance Committee, Bob Youngentob (President and CEO, EYA), and Treasurer, Mark Sharer (Bank of America). Together these … Read More

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Morrison, Winner of WLI Prologis Scholarship to Fall Meeting 2018

ULI Washington congratulates Elizabeth Morrison of JBG Smith who was recently selected as one of 10 recipients nationwide for the Women’s Leadership Initiative Prologis Scholarship to attend the Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting in Boston this October. Since 2012, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has awarded scholarships to women members to participate in the Fall Meeting.  These scholarships are awarded in recognition of a member’s contributions to ULI and demonstrated commitment to real estate and land use issues.  Further selection criteria is a member’s ability to articulate the benefits … Read More

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Young Leaders Mentorship Program Registration is OPEN

ULI Washington Young Leaders: 2018 – 2019 Mentorship Program Deadline: Friday, July 20, 2018 Members Only Introduction Registration is now open for the program’s 13th program year, which will begin in September 2018 and run through Summer 2019. Please complete the application process by July 20th to be considered for the program. Applicants admitted to the program will be sent a separate link to pay the $75 registration fee. The ULI Washington Mentorship program pairs small groups of young leaders with industry veterans, for the purpose of building relationships and … Read More

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WLI Prologis Fall Meeting Scholarship Application Period Open

WLI Prologis Fall Meeting Scholarship Application Period Open Ten scholarships are awarded to female applicants who have seven or more years in the industry and have taken leadership roles in their District Council or at the national level. The scholarship covers expenses and registration to the Fall Meeting. Recipients are assigned a mentor active with WLI who takes the winner to her Product Council events at the meeting. This scholarship has been generously funded by Prologis since 2015. Only female members can apply, however, you do not need to be … Read More

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Now is the Time! Apply for 2018-19 Member Opportunities at ULI Washington

Get Involved!  Apply for a Committee,  Initiative Council, or NEXT Group Today ULI Washington is offering opportunities through this email to get involved in three different types of activities.       PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY. Click on the links below to find the application for the committee or council for which you wish to apply.  The application forms inlcude detailed information about each group. If you are currently on a Committee, Initiative Council or NEXT group and would like to remain, please indicate this on your application.   The … Read More

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Recap- WLI Cultivating Wellness in the Built Environment and in Life

On April 25th, ULI Washington’s WLI hosted their 5th annual Signature Event: “Breathe Better, Work Better, Live Better: Cultivating Wellness in the Built Environment and in Life” to benefit Suited for Change, a DC non-profit. The networking event held on the rooftop of One Franklin Square drew more than 90 attendees for an in-depth conversation about wellness. Rachel Gutter, the Chief Product Officer at International WELL Building Institute, and Tama Duffy Day, the Health & Wellness Practice Area Leader at Gensler, shared how to strategically create healthier spaces and the … Read More

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