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Congratulations to Elizabeth Morrison, Winner of WLI Prologis Scholarship to Fall Meeting 2018

ULI Washington congratulates Elizabeth Morrison of JBG Smith who was recently selected as one of 10 recipients nationwide for the Women’s Leadership Initiative Prologis Scholarship to attend the Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting in Boston this October. Since 2012, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has awarded scholarships to women members to participate in the Fall Meeting.  These scholarships are awarded in recognition of a member’s contributions to ULI and demonstrated commitment to real estate and land use issues.  Further selection criteria is a member’s ability to articulate the benefits … Read More

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Recap: 17-18 Leadership Institute, Day 7, Health and Livability

Day 5 of the Leadership Institute commenced with Diane Caslow, Vice President at Medstar Health, humbly recounting her leadership journey in an intimate interview conducted by Christina Sorrento, Associate General Counsel at M-NCPPC.  Being an extrovert in an introverted family and always doing things differently, she recognized herself as a leader early in life.  Diane played sports for first time in college (ice hockey no less) and became Vice President of a hospital by the age of 34.  Reminding the group how we exhibit or ‘try on’ leadership qualities every … Read More

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Recap: 17-18 Leadership Institute Day 5, Finance and Development Process

Day Five of the ULI Leadership Institute, hosted at ULI-Washington’s headquarters in downtown DC, focused on real estate finance and the development process. The day began with a presentation from Matt Hard, Development Manager at LCOR, who discussed the acquisition, construction, and leasing of the Edison apartments near Union Market. First, Matt outlined the schedule for developing the project was 42 months from acquisition to delivery. He emphasized how developers must make decisions on the market, such as potential rents, that won’t be tested for years until the project is … Read More

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Recap: Housing Initiative Council Fall 2017 Kick-off

              ULI Washington Housing Initiative Council Meeting Summary (September 20, 2017) Welcome ULI Washington’s Housing Initiative Council kicked off its new season on Wednesday, September 20th with a welcome from incoming ULI Washington District Council Chair Yolanda Cole. Yolanda shared three impact themes from ULI Washington’s strategic plan: Housing affordability; Economic competitiveness; and Disruptive technologies. Ms. Cole is seeking way to connect other product councils and encouraged the group to focus on impacting the theme of housing affordability in our region.  She challenged us … Read More

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Urban Land Institute helps Vienna take fresh look at potential of W&OD

The Town of Vienna may have unrealized, unique land-use and economic development opportunities related to the W&OD trail, the 45-mile linear, regional park that cuts through the heart of Vienna’s commercial area and connects to its Town Green. That was the conclusion of an eight-member panel of Washington-area real estate and land use professionals with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) who spent two days in September biking the W&OD trail in the rain, meeting with stakeholders, considering challenges and opportunities, and formulating recommendations to enhance the symbiotic relationship between the … Read More

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Recap: Leadership Institute Kick-off and Day 1, 17-18

ULI Washington kicked-off the 2017-2018 Regional Land Use Institute on September 11, 2017 with the Leadership Institutes’ opening dinner in downtown DC. Prior to sharpening their skills in the classroom, participants were able to sharpen their skills in kitchen. The opening dinner took place at CulinAerie in downtown DC where participants watched live as a professional chef demonstrated the cooking instruction and preparation of the three-course meal they were about to make. After the chef’s demonstration, participants were able to prepare and enjoy their tasty creations! After the opening dinner, … Read More

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