Category Archives: Young Leaders Group

Why not grow your own food! ULI Washington Young Leaders get hands on with 11th Street Park Bridge Plots and DC Housing Authority residents

About 40 volunteers came out to build an urban farm plot, in a DC Housing Authority owned site, located near Capitol Hill. Volunteers included ULI members and their friends, 11th Street Park Bridge Plots organizers and their affiliates and some local residents. Everyone worked side-by-side. Volunteers worked hard and enjoyed each other’s company in the process. As a result, the event organizers reported that 34 raised beds were built and filled, 20 trees were planted, and about 15 of the beds with seedlings were built as well. We were happy … Read More

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Want to be a part of a ULI Washington Young Leaders Group Committee?

The ULI Washington Young Leaders Group is looking for candidates for the following committees: Community Service Education Mentorship Programs Real Estate 101 Special Events If you are interested in a committee, please fill out the application here.  Please submit this application by 6pm on Friday, June 1st in order to be considered. All applicants must be ULI Members. If you are already on a committee and wish to remain, please fill out the application to let us know of your continued interest. For more information on committees, their mission and target … Read More

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Once Again, ULI Washington Young Leaders Get their Hands Dirty with City Blossoms!

ULI flexed its muscles this past weekend, teaming up with City Blossoms to rehabilitate a garden at the Eagle Academy PCS in Southeast DC. With only three hours to complete this project, it was all hands on deck from the start as the City Blossoms team split the volunteers into a few groups, each focused on a different phase of the project. One group was responsible for removing the overgrown vegetation, another relocated the existing planter box, while the last group utilized power tools (yes, power tools) to create new … Read More

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ULI Washington Holiday Service Opportunity: Community of Hope Holiday Market Event Recap

On Saturday, December 9th, over 35 ULI Washington Young Leaders volunteered at Community of Hope’s Holiday Market Event at the organizations Conway Health Center in Southwest DC.  ULI Washington volunteers helped children build gingerbread houses and with arts and crafts, along with making holiday cards, distributing toys and helping with handing out hot chocolate and cookies. The event was in conjunction with the funds raised at the Inaugural ULI Washington Young Leaders Trivia Night this past November which raised $10,000 for Community of Hope and its mission of helping the … Read More

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Construction 101: From Plans to Punchlist Event Recap

On Monday, November 20, the Young Leaders Group hosted its first Real Estate 101 discussion of the season, this focused on “Construction 101.”  The event combined a strong theoretical foundation with real-world insight to give attendees a complete picture of the challenges and opportunities in constructing a building. The event, which sold out, brought together a dynamic mix of local real estate professionals.  First, Steve Teitelbaum from American University and WMATA sketched out four reoccurring themes in construction projects.  First, collaboration is key. While the traditional design-bid-build process can introduce inefficient … Read More

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Sirens, Squash, and Stacks: A Tour of Westlight and Square 50

On November 8th, 2017, the Young Leaders Group Programs Committee hosted “Sirens, Squash, and Stacks” with a tour of Westlight and the Square 50 project in the West End neighborhood of Washington, DC. The Westlight (2301 L Street NW) and Square 50 (2233 M Street NW) were developed by EastBanc and JBG Smith through a unique joint public/private partnership with the District. Designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Enrique Norten, the Westlight features a dramatic cantilevered glass building façade and prominent architectural features that highlight the project’s floor to ceiling windows. Participants … Read More

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DCBIA 25th Annual Community Improvement Day Event Recap

On Saturday, September 23rd, approximately 10 ULI Washington Young Leaders volunteered at DCBIA’s 25th Community Improvement Day at DHCA’s Benning Terrace Community Center in Southeast DC.  DCBIA’s vision is to help make Washington, DC a vibrant city that is meeting significant challenges to be a livable, competitive and thriving community for all.  ULI Washington helped improve the site for Benning Terrace residents by shoveling mulch, planting new shrubs, and weaving ribbon designs into the fence (using the Benning Terrace Football team colors).  This year’s DCBIA Community Improvement Day had over … 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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Congratulations to the 2017 Young Leaders Group Membership Scholarship Recipients!

Three scholarships for a one year membership to ULI were provided to deserving applicants by the ULI Washington Young Leader Scholarship Fund.  The three recipients learned more about ULI Washington Young Leader involvement opportunities at the 2017 Young Leaders Summit on Tuesday, May 16th at ULI Headquarters.  During the summit, the scholarship recipients also networked with about 100 other Young Leader attendees.  We hope Samia Bingham, Kimberly Burrowes, and Wilson West enjoy their first year as a member of ULI! Meet the impressive recipients below: Samia Bingham, President and CEO of The Bingham … Read More

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ULI Washington Young Leaders Get their Hands Dirty with City Blossoms!

On Saturday, April 29th, the ULI Young Leaders held a volunteer event with City Blossoms, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering healthy communities by developing creative, kid-driven green spaces. The weather was great and the turnout was fantastic. About 25 ULI members provided volunteer service at an outdoor vegetable garden located at a local public charter school located in Northeast DC. Volunteer activities included weeding, mulching, planting, painting signs and other general cleanup duties. The event was a huge success and expedited the preparation/cleanup time normally required in getting the vegetable … Read More

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