Category Archives: Young Leaders Group

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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ULI Washington’s Young Leaders Group hosts the 6th annual Learn From The Best event

ULI Washington’s Young Leaders Group hosted the 6th annual Learn From The Best event on Wednesday, March 29th at office of Arent Fox. Over 100 young leaders joined 25 established industry leaders from all sectors of the industry for three rotations of small group conversations. Conversation topics included career advice, insights into current market trends, valuable lessons learned and personal anecdotes from the mentors.    At the end of the evening, mentees were able to connect with mentors that they did not have a chance to speak with during the … Read More

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Capital Stacks 101: A Primer on Debt and Equity Event Recap

Hosted by ULI’s Real Estate 101 Young Leader’s Group, on March 13, 2017, many braved inclement weather for a panel discussion on one of commercial real estate’s fundamental questions: How do I get funding for my project? Given that there are two ways to finance a deal – debt and equity – and then the need to get all parties together, Real Estate 101 thought the best combination for this discussion would be a lender, an equity partner, and a broker. Fortunately, a capital dream-team answered the call: Anthony Balestrieri, … Read More

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Repositioning and Placemaking – DC’s Suburban Office Renaissance Event Recap

No longer a question, the suburban office renaissance is happening. The DC metro area’s suburban office market’s pulse beats stronger than ever with recent big leases signed by marquee tenants in Montgomery County and Northern Virginia. New trophy mixed-use projects are attracting interest from across the region, while older properties are being thoughtfully repositioned to attract tenants. On February 28, 2017, the ULI Washington Young Leaders Group’s Education Committee hosted a vibrant discussion on the region’s suburban office market, moderated by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s managing director Sandy Paul. Sandy kicked-off … Read More

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2nd Annual Trivia Night (2016) Event Recap

On November 15th, ULI Washington Young Leaders Group hosted their 2nd Annual Real Estate Trivia Night at 1800 K Street, NW. With participants from all over the Washington, DC real estate industry, this year’s numbers for both attendance and fundraising far surpassed that of the inaugural event held in 2015. The event, in partnership with the event’s supporting sponsors, raised more than $16,000 for Community of Hope and the ULI YLG Scholarship Fund. Community of Hope supports DC low-income and homeless families with healthcare, housing and education, and the ULI … Read More

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Housing Affordability 101: How to Compete in a Market-Rate World Event Summary

In a high-cost region like Washington’s, how do you even begin to put together an affordable housing deal? Which local programs help make those deals a reality? And what are the local, regional, and national political dynamics that affect affordable housing? Those questions and more were posed on Monday, November 21, when the Real Estate 101 Committee of ULI Washington’s Young Leaders Group hosted Housing Affordability 101: How to Compete in a Market-Rate World. The Committee sought a panel of speakers who represented different perspectives in affordable housing and could … Read More

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Fitness is the New Happy Hour Event Recap

On September 29, 2016, the Programs Committee for the Young Leaders Group hosted, “Fitness is the New Happy Hour” at MRP’s new mixed-use waterfront project, Dock79. The stylish 305-unit residential building located along the SE waterfront trail served as the perfect backdrop for the evening. Attendees toured the luxurious units and marveled at the numerous amenity spaces including a ground floor lounge, waterfront patio and state-of-the-art fitness center. The panel was held in one of the building’s waterfront retail spaces – which will soon be home to one of the … Read More

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