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ULI Survey: D.C.’s Millennial Cohort Both Earning and Owning More

Millennials living in the nation’s capital and its close-in suburbs can be characterized as “committed urbanists,” according to a just-released ULI Washington survey. In a panel discussion, ULI Washington chair Yolanda Cole, senior principal and owner of Hickok Cole Architects, noted that “we want to keep our millennials in the city, and this study shows that we are not at imminent risk of losing them.” This new study, which updated a 2015 survey, included more households with children—an increase from 12 to 20 percent. Almost half (49 percent) of respondents … Read More

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ULI Washington Looks Forward to Amazon HQ Future in the Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2018 CONTACT: Lisa Rother Lisa.rother@uli.org 202-506-0482 ULI Washington is pleased and excited that the Washington region has been selected for the new Amazon headquarters. The Washington region is a place where people expect big things from life and aspire to do work that matters. When Amazon comes to town, they will have access to bio-health scientists, culinary innovators, computing revolutionaries, policy shapers and world class artists. Arlington County, Alexandria, and JBG Smith, a leading ULI Washington member, have all been setting trends for the future … Read More

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Lessons Learned from ULI Fall Meeting: Authenticity is key to great places

In October, I was fortunate to attend the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston as a recipient of a scholarship for local public officials from the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. The conference attracted over 6,000 industry leaders in real estate and land use and was a wonderful opportunity to get out of the day-to-day bubble of planning and land use in Montgomery County and learn about trends in other parts of the country to inform our work. Particularly valuable were the site tours and sessions offered by the ULI … Read More

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DC-area Members Participate in ULI Health Leaders Network

We’re excited to announce that DC-area ULI members Rachel Cluett with Fannie Mae, Beth Resetco with Kimley-Horn, and Lida Lewis were selected to participate in the second cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network. They join several DC-area Cohort 1 Health Leaders: Diane Caslow with MedStar Health, Stephen Gyor with the DC Office of Planning, and Chuck Schilke with Johns Hopkins University. This program, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and ULI Trustee Randall Lewis, facilitates creative collaborations between land use sectors and empowers participants … Read More

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Sponsorship Campaign Now Open!

ULI Washington is now in the process of taking pledges and securing sponsorship for FY19. Please take a moment to consider becoming a sponsor or renewing your commitment to support the district council. ULI Washington depends on sponsorships to provide the necessary resources for it to carry out its robust program of work.  There are several categories of sponsorship including Annual (supports the ongoing work of the district council) and Trends (supports the region’s premier real estate conference). Both categories give your company amazing visibility within the local commercial real … Read More

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A Year-end Note from the Chair

IMPACT UPDATE ULI Washington has had a terrific year and the level of engagement from the members is critical to the success of the district council.  As we are nearing the end of the fiscal year, we are pleased to announce that we are working our way through our primary strategic IMPACT goals under the themes of:  Housing Affordability, Economic Competitiveness and Disruptive Technologies.  Housing Affordability The ULI Washington Impact Task Force has contracted with two consultants to undertake a research study on the time, cost and effort of by-right … Read More

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Kasita Tours in Navy Yard (June 22-23)

Kasita, a manufacturer of modular micro-units, is bringing one of their award-winning homes on tour to DC and we’d love for you to visit. Based out of Austin, Kasita makes high-design, modern homes that can stand alone or be stacked up for projects varying from a backyard guest house to a dense multi-story apartment building. We were just the presenting sponsor at ULI’s Spring Meeting in Detroit and had great feedback, so we’re excited to share our product with the DC ULI community. We’ll be giving tours and answering questions across … Read More

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Regional Cooperation Successes Celebrated by Coalition – 2030 Group and Partners Take Action

Bob Buchanan, leader of the 2030 Group, started the group’s third annual Roadmap event on April 30th by stating “What a difference a year makes!”  There was a feeling of excitement as the attendees celebrated the success of full funding for Metrorail in Maryland, Virginia, and DC this year, and having three sites in contention for Amazon’s HQ2 selection. ULI Washington has participated in the regional efforts over the past five years, and the positive movement is heartening and motivating. The 2030 Group is an organization of Washington Metropolitan area … Read More

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ULI Washington to Analyze Barriers to Housing Affordability in the Region: Impact Task Force will address factors related to land use approval processes and their impact on the supply and cost of homes across the region

ULI Washington has convened a Housing Impact Task Force to address the housing affordability crisis facing the greater Metropolitan Washington Region. Two experienced consultants have been retained to work with the ULI member task force; the task force will advise and oversee research that will address factors related to the region’s optional method entitlement processes.  Of particular interest to the research team is the nexus between community engagement and the development process, and its impact on the supply of homes that are attainable to a wide range of income levels.  … Read More

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Calling all millennials inside the beltway… ULI Washington is conducting a survey and needs your help

ULI Washington conducted a 2015 Millennial Study to find out the influence that the Millennial generation is having on the underlying fundamental values in Washington and our close-in suburbs.  While it is difficult to predict whether their presence will truly shift our ways of living, working, and collaborating, this survey sought to examine how the generation might influence trends in housing, entertainment, retail and transportation because of their entrepreneurial spirit and the rise of the sharing economy.  There is also interest in how their needs will change as they grow older and … Read More

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