Category Archives: Mentorship

Mentor Group Tours the Historic Jefferson Hotel

Fall 2016, Mentor Britt Snider, a Pricipal at The JBG Companies,  arranged a tour of the Historic Jefferson Hotel for his group with the Director of Sales, Joan Esposito, who has been with the Jefferson since 2008 during the recent renovation. On the tour, she showed the group the award winning restaurant, common areas, and one of the suites, noting the great amount of detail that went not only in to the renovation and design, but also which goes into each guest’s visit.  During the renovations, the building’s skylight was uncovered … Read More

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ULI Young Leader Group’s Mentorship Program had a great turnout for a recent happy hour in the U-Street Corridor.  About 70 of this year’s participants, representing both Mentors and Mentees, attended.  The happy hour served as a forum for participants to network, share best practices and collaborate on future events.  For most attendees, this occasion marked their first-time visiting the venue Hawthorne, a recently opened restaurant and tavern.  Given the success of the event, the Mentorship Program Committee anticipates having another happy hour in the near future.  The Mentorship Program … Read More

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Young Leader Mentor Groups tour First Phase of Pike & Rose in White Flint, MD

By Erin Talkington A group of ULI Young Leaders gathered on Thursday May 8, 2014 to tour Federal Realty’s first phase of Pike & Rose in White Flint, MD.  Pike & Rose is a high-density mixed-use redevelopment of the Mid-Pike Plaza retail center, located only 1 block from the White Flint Metro, and is a major development within Montgomery County’s broader plans to densify and urbanize the White Flint area.  The tour was led by Tommy Mann, the development manager for the project and a participant in the mentor program. … Read More

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Young Leader Mentor Groups Tour 1200 17th Street

By Lin Mao On Friday, April 4, 2014, three ULI Washington Young Leaders mentorship groups joined to tour Akridge’s LEED Platinum office project in Dupont Circle at 1200 17th Street NW, Washington, DC. The project tour is hosted by Sean Flynn, Project Manager at Balfour Beatty, the general contractor, and Allen Beall,Associate Partner at ZGF Architects, the principal architect. A walk-through of a nearly-delivered core-and-shell building educates the mentees on multi-facted issues in construction and project management from the perspectives of both the general contractor and the architect, especially for … Read More

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2013 Mentorship Group: Dwyer Update

The Young Leader (YL) Mentorship Program in ULI is the most exciting and enduring program one can be a part of—as senior or young professional. The DC Council recently began its 2013—2014 program cycle with a volume of 35 mentorship groups—yes, that’s right, 35 seasoned real estate industry professionals have generously dedicated their time to mentor 150+ YL members. The program is coordinated by 35 YL members (one per group); 12 of which are on the mentorship committee; and the committee includes 2 veterans who are co-chairs. On the evening … Read More

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Mentor Groups Tour Union Market in Northeast D.C.

On the evening of March 20, two mentors and five mentees had an opportunity to tour the Union Market project in northeast DC.  Reynolds Allen, Development Manager at Edens, led the tour along with Katie Bucklew, an Investment Manager at Edens and coordinator of the Mentor program for ULI.  Reynolds gave the group a detailed history of the market and its current renaissance.  Union Terminal Market opened to the public in February 1931. The market featured large, airy, well lit indoor stalls for 700 vendors, cold storage vaults, elevators and … Read More

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YLG Mentorship Program in Action: Federal Office Building #8 Construction Tour

By Derek Meyers Boggs and Partners Architects and Turner Construction gave about fifteen ULI Young Leader Group members a close look at their operations during an afternoon tour of Federal Office Building #8 on 15 January. The construction tour, arranged by mentor John Sadlik of First Potomac Realty, included a walk of the 550,000 SF building which will turnover for occupancy in a few weeks. The project is a Class A renovation of a 1961 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratory building to accommodate 2,000 Department of Health and Human … Read More

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YLG Mentorship Program in Action: East of the River Tour

By Elizabeth Morrison A group of ULI Young Leaders participated in an East of the River Tour on December 6th led by representatives of the DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). The tour began with a stop at Barry Farm, a 26 acre public housing site that is a targeted site for the New Communities Initiative. DMPED is seeking a public/private partnership to transform the property into a mixed-income, mixed-use community through a multi-phase redevelopment project. Reyna Alorro and Rodney George, both of DMPED, … Read More

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YLG Mentorship Program in Action: Talking Career Paths

By Megan McCann A group of Young Leaders participating in the Mentorship Program gathered at The Eisen Group last night to discuss career paths. Mentor, Douglas Cooper from Union Realty asked some of his former mentees who he has stayed in touch with over the years to join his current group for the evening to talk about their professional journeys. Current mentees were asked to come prepared to talk about their 5-year plans and ask questions from the more “seasoned” professionals on how they recommend getting there. Everyone left getting … Read More

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