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Recap- Living with Amazon- How Developing the Missing Middle Can Address the Region’s Housing Needs

The sold-out event “Living with Amazon: How Developing the ‘Missing Middle’ Can Address the Region’s Housing Needs” explored Amazon’s looming impact on the Greater DC area and how the city can best equip itself for their arrival. We would like to extend a large shout-out to our panelists for their hard work and insightful dialogue: Vicki Davis, Patricia Harris, Bo Menkiti, Michelle Winters, and moderator Yolanda Cole. Yolanda delivered a concise educational summary on the growing “Missing Middle” dilemma and why citizens should care as their city thrives. The panel … Read More

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Spreading Some Cheer: ULI Washington Volunteered at Community of Hope Holiday Market

On Saturday, December 8th, over 35 ULI Washington Young Leaders and ULI members volunteered at Community of Hope’s Holiday Market Event at the organization’s Conway Health Center in Southwest DC.  While local entrepreneurs were selling their wares, ULI Washington volunteers helped children design gingerbread cookies, build arts and crafts, and make holiday cards. Santa Claus made an appearance, giving toys to the children, while ULI volunteers handed out hot chocolate and cookies baked by Mrs. Claus. The ULI Young Leaders Group was excited to continue its partnership with Community of … Read More

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From Alexa to WhyHotel: The New Ways of Living in the Multifamily Market Event Recap

On November 29th, 2018, the ULI Young Leaders Group Programs Committee hosted “From Alexa to WhyHotel: The New Ways of Living in the Multifamily Market.” The goal of the event was to showcase the different ways in which developers, apartment owners, and real estate professionals are staying relevant in a competitive apartment landscape. The event was hosted at 100K (100 K ST NE), an Equity Residential development in NoMa. The event kicked off at the elegant ground floor amenity space of 100K, where guests networked and led self-guided tours of … Read More

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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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Learning to Share: The Future of Co-working and Co-Living Event Recap

On October 30, 2018, over 100 real estate professionals gathered at ULI’s headquarters to observe an engaging panel discussion: Learning to Share: The Future of Co-Working and Co-Living. The expert panel discussed key elements of co-working and co-living space and about the future of the shared-space model. Moderated by Adam Glaser (Planning and Strategies Leader, Perkins+Will), the distinguished panel included Robert Summers (President/CEO, Pantera Management Group), Revathi Greenwood (Head of Americas Research, Cushman & Wakefield), Martin Ditto (CEO, Ditto Residential), and Jeff Chod (Managing Regional Director, Tishman Speyer). The panel … 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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Urban Agriculture with 11th Street Bridge Park Plots Service Opportunity Event Recap

ULI kicked off fall in style this past weekend, teaming up with 11th Street Bridge Park Plots to rejuvenate a garden in Wayne Place. Wayne Place, a transitional housing complex for foster youth in Southeast, incorporates gardening into their community, which helps eliminate food insecurity for the foster system graduates. Dawning shiny new ULI vests and spurred on by some bumping beats, the volunteers prepared the existing garden plots for the fall planting season. This included clearing the existing overgrown vegetation, dodging massive spiders, aerating the soil, and then installing … 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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Full Member Conversation with David Alpert Recap

David Alpert is the Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington (https://ggwash.org/), an organization and platform that seeks to build informed and civically engaged communities who believe in a growing and inclusive Washington region was a facilitator for a Full Member conversation on March 29th.  Greater Greater Washington has always been a largely volunteer-driven organization since its founding in 2008. Some volunteers participate by writing and talking about ways the Washington metro region can reflect a shared vision. Others help edit, advise, moderate comments, handle social media, and more. The biggest … Read More

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Event Recap: CRE Disruptors: The Rapid Evolution of Transportation

On March 6, 2018, over 100 real estate professionals crowded into ULI’s headquarters at 2001 L Street, NW to hear an exciting panel discussion: CRE Disruptors: The Rapid Evolution of Transportation. The expert panel brought a wide variety of perspectives on both the public policy side of transportation infrastructure and the emerging technologies disrupting the urban transportation landscape in Washington, DC. Moderated by Mitch Roschelle (Partner and Business Development Leader, PwC), the panel included Aaron Landry (GM, car2go), Leif Dormsjo (SVP of Infrastructure Asset Management, Louis Berger), Dan Emerine (Manager … Read More

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