Category Archives: Young Leaders Group

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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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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