Category Archives: Mentorship

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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