Category Archives: Event Recap

Recap- WLI Holiday Luncheon with Dr. Rachel Brem

By Yukiko Nakayama, Puma Investment On December 4, ULI Washington’s WLI holiday lunch event, 82 attendees got together for the holiday season to reflect on this year and hear stories from Dr. Rachel Brem.  Dr. Brem is a leading breast cancer doctor in the country and the Director of the Breast Imaging and Intervention Center and the Vice Chairman of Radiology at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associated.  She received her medical degree from Columbia University. She raised three daughters including Alisa Brem Rosenberg, who introduced Dr. Brem.  This … Read More

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Recap- ULI Washington Career Happiness Workshop to Help You Dig Deeper for Greater Impact & Personal Fulfillment

By Hannah Untereiner, Lidl On November 16, 20 attendees gathered at ULI Headquarters to discuss career fulfillment during WLI’s “Satisfied at Work? A Career Happiness Workshop to Help You Dig Deeper for Greater Impact & Personal Fulfillment.” Denise Riebman, Career Happiness Coach and Director of Career Development & Alumni Services at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University, led an engaging four-hour workshop on strength building, values assessment, and purpose exploration. Denise kicked off the workshop with mindful breathing, and emphasized the importance … Read More

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Recap- ULI NEXT Joint Event

ULI NEXT hosted its first joint flight event of the 2017-2018 program year at the POD DC in China Town on November 1st. The POD DC is an award-winning hotel by Modus Hotels which features “Pod” rooms (135 SF in size) at a fraction of the price of a traditional hotel room in the area. DCS Design Project Director Anita Sircar and Modus Hotels President and CEO Aaron Katz shared the inspiration for the micro hotel’s development and design on the narrow in-fill urban site with a group of 30+ … Read More

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ULI Washington Panel Provides Recommendations for Brainard Warner Adaptive Reuse in Kensington, MD

A Project Analysis Session (PAS) was held on November 3, 2017 at the Town of Kensington’s Town Hall.  The sponsor of the PAS was the Montgomery County Department of Parks (MNCPPC) which is the current steward of the 4.5-acre property.  The site includes two historic buildings that had been used as a nursing home facility for about 50 years.   The original house on the site was built in 1891 by Brainard Warner, the founder of the town of Kensington and a significant figure in the development of Montgomery County and … 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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Recap: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Career Pivots Conversation

By Kelly Whelan, Development Analyst, EYA On an unseasonably warm November morning, an all-star panel and 55 attendees convened at ULI Washington’s DC Headquarters for WLI’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go? Strategic Career Pivots Discussion”.  Michelle Beaman Chang of imby.com, Tony Greenberg of JBG SMITH, and Roberta Liss of Cushman & Wakefield joined moderator Wendy White of Goulston & Storrs and professional career coach Charlie Jones of BIG and Truepen Coaching for a morning of honest introspection, engaging stories, and invaluable career advice. The group discussed “inflection points” … Read More

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Case Study: Camden at Shady Grove Event Recap

On September 27, ULI Washington held a case study for members to learn about a residential development in the Life Sciences Center area of Montgomery County.  Camden Shady Grove is a model of the next generation of suburban-to-urban development: converting traditional suburban office parks into more urban and lively 24/7 mixed-use communities. By being located at the DANAC Stiles Corporate Campus, Camden Shady Grove is designed to evolve and accommodate the rapidly changing Montgomery County suburbs by providing horizontal integration of uses. The community is comprised of 457 apartment units, … Read More

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

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

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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ULI Washington Welcomes New Members

On May 17th, 60 fellow ULI Washington new members, got together for a breakfast at The Hyatt Centric Arlington for The ULI Washington 2017 Spring New Member Meet & Greet hosted by ULI Washington to help new members get the most out of their ULI membership. At the breakfast, the Membership Committee and staff provided a brief overview of all the activities that take place under the auspices of ULI Washington. New members got the chance to meet and greet other ULI Washington members who have also joined in the last year, as well … Read More

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