Author Archives: ULI Washington

Advisory: Panel to Explore How Landlords are Landing Tech Tenants as the D.C. Region Transforms into a New Tech Capital

On Tuesday, December 5th ULI Washington will host a panel of real estate and economic development professionals to discuss how landlords are landing tech tenants as the D.C. region transforms into a new tech capital. The event will present three case studies of projects that are representative of the success in attracting tech tenants in the District, Maryland and Virginia. Panelists will share their insights on how they were able to attract and retain tech-oriented tenants. WHO: ULI Washington, Terrell Place, 2U, North District WHAT: From Amazon to Zillow- How … Read More

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Release: Ronald D. Paul Honored at ULI Washington 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner

This past Wednesday, November 15th ULI Washington honored Ronald D. Paul, Chairman, President, and CEO of Eagle Bancorp, Inc. and Chairman and CEO of EagleBank, with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in front of a crowd of over 750 business and civic leaders and real estate professionals at the National Building Museum. James “JB” Brown, a well-known sportscaster who presented Mr. Paul with the award remarked that there is “a common refrain that you hear from any and everyone who knows Ron Paul…that is he is in the hall of … Read More

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ULI Hines Student Competition Open for Team Applications

Since 2002, the ULI Hines Student Competition has challenged students to collaborate across disciplines and imagine a better built environment. Groups of five students form teams to devise a development program for a real site in a North American city, providing designs, market-based financial data, and related narratives. This year’s host city and competition site will be announced when the competition begins on January 15, 2018.  Team application period for the 2018 competition is open and team applications are due December 4, 2017  This is an ideas competition; there is … Read More

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Event Recap – Liberty at Lorton Case Study

On Saturday, October 14th, ULI members headed to Lorton, Virginia for a free event that introduced them to the redevelopment of the Lorton Reformatory that housed prisoners from Washington, DC. Lorton was operated by the District Department of Corrections. Originally commissioned by Theodore Roosevelt in the early 20th century, the Lorton Reformatory defied prison norms from the beginning. Natural light, fresh air, and open green space were all items that Roosevelt felt were important in rehabilitation, leading to the dormitory-style buildings being constructed in a manner akin to a college … Read More

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Focus on Social Equity at the ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles

From October 23-26 in Los Angeles, over 6,000 leaders from every sector of the real estate industry gathered to attend the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting.  Attendees included developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers, and public officials.  Los Angeles was an exciting host city because it is a hotbed for experimentation in real estate.  Attendees toured innovative developments, built valuable relationships, and gained fresh perspectives about hot topics by attending a plethora of conference sessions.  Two outstanding sessions dealt with the issue of equitable development.    Two of … Read More

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Recap: Leadership Institute Day 2, Infrastructure and Transportation

Day Two of the ULI Leadership Institute took place in Shady Grove, Maryland.  The day’s theme was Transportation and Infrastructure, and the setting was Montgomery County’s new Equipment Maintenance and Transit Center. The group began with a roleplaying game called “You’ll Pay for This”.  Breakout groups considered a scenario involving a large business relocating to the group’s city.  In order to lure the company, the city government agreed to fund some infrastructure improvements and needs to adjust an already-tight municipal budget and raise some additional revenue.  Each group presented their … Read More

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Recap: Housing Initiative Council Fall 2017 Kick-off

              ULI Washington Housing Initiative Council Meeting Summary (September 20, 2017) Welcome ULI Washington’s Housing Initiative Council kicked off its new season on Wednesday, September 20th with a welcome from incoming ULI Washington District Council Chair Yolanda Cole. Yolanda shared three impact themes from ULI Washington’s strategic plan: Housing affordability; Economic competitiveness; and Disruptive technologies. Ms. Cole is seeking way to connect other product councils and encouraged the group to focus on impacting the theme of housing affordability in our region.  She challenged us … Read More

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Advisory: Panel to Deliver Recommendations on Revitalizing and Activating Chinatown Park

On October 17th and 18th, the DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) are sponsoring an independent Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) in conjunction with ULI Washington. The purpose is to develop recommendations for revitalizing and activating Chinatown Park After a tour of the study area and various interviews, the panel will provide an open press initial presentation of their findings, the details of which can be found below: WHO: ULI Washington, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, DC Mayor’s Office for … Read More

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Neighborhood Design Center Seeks Nominations to its Board of Directors

The Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) is seeking nominations to its Board of Directors.  Founded in 1968, the Neighborhood Design Center is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the development of healthy, equitable neighborhoods through community-engaged design and planning services. By providing the tools, expertise, and partnerships necessary to realize neighborhood visions, they support broad participation in the evolution of the built environment.    NDC provides access to pro bono design services in underserved communities in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, MD. In collaboration with neighborhood groups, local government agencies and fellow … Read More

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DCBIA 25th Annual Community Improvement Day Event Recap

On Saturday, September 23rd, approximately 10 ULI Washington Young Leaders volunteered at DCBIA’s 25th Community Improvement Day at DHCA’s Benning Terrace Community Center in Southeast DC.  DCBIA’s vision is to help make Washington, DC a vibrant city that is meeting significant challenges to be a livable, competitive and thriving community for all.  ULI Washington helped improve the site for Benning Terrace residents by shoveling mulch, planting new shrubs, and weaving ribbon designs into the fence (using the Benning Terrace Football team colors).  This year’s DCBIA Community Improvement Day had over … Read More

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