Category Archives: Young Leaders Group

2nd Annual Bike Tour de DC: Bridging the Anacostia River Event Recap

On June 18, the Young Leaders Group’s Programs Committee hosted a bike tour of development along the Anacostia River. Over 60 bikers met at the Yards Park on a beautiful Saturday morning and biked to the site of the future 11th Street Bridge Park where they met with Scott Kratz, Director for the project. Mr. Kratz showed exciting renderings of the future park and shared details about its inception, outreach and planning. The tours then crossed the bridge into Anacostia where they learned about the community including opportunities for development … Read More

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The ULI Washington Young Leaders Group depends on the volunteer activities of its members to carry out its robust work program. If you are interested in being part of a committee, please fill out the application here. Please submit this application by 6pm on Tuesday, June 14th 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 … Read More

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ULI HOSPITALITY 101 – DC Regional Hospitality Market and Trends Event Recap

ULI members and non-members gathered at Studio Theater on Monday, May 9th to discuss the dynamic new micro-hotel trend and how the new concept is quickly shaping the Washington, DC area. The intriguing discussion was led by Jim Abdo, President and CEO of Abdo Development, Michael Lastoria, CEO of &Pizza, and Vanessa Sinders, SVP and Head of Government Affairs for the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Each of the speakers brought a unique perspective and provided insightful, relevant feedback. Ms. Sinders, a lodging and hospitality industry expert, began the discussion … Read More

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Community Forklift Volunteer Event Recap

On Saturday, April 16th, a group of ULI Young Leaders spent the day volunteering at Community Forklift in Hyattsville, MD. Community Forklift is a non-profit reuse center that provides home improvement materials, appliances, and fixtures at a low and affordable cost to the public. These materials are procured through donations of unwanted and salvaged materials throughout the entire DC metropolitan area. Community Forklift provides a range of services to the local communities by making repairs affordable to low-income families, reducing construction industry waste, promoting reuse of recycled materials, and creating … Read More

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2016 Learn From The Best Event Recap

On Thursday, March 10th, more than 150 attendees gathered at the offices of Arent Fox in downtown DC to have small group discussions with three of 25 top real estate professionals in the DC Metro Area. Mentors represented a variety of fields within the industry, including architecture, law, investment, planning and development. Attendees and mentors alike were able to participate in engaging conversations that included topics such as career advice and insights into current market trends. Highlights from this year’s event include advice on becoming an effective leader and how … Read More

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Real Estate 101: P3 101 – You, Me, and D.C. Event Recap

In another successful outing of the highly educational Real Estate 101 series, ULI and Studio Theater were pleased to host “P3: You, Me and D.C.” Approximately 200 attendees gathered to hear from major leaders from Private and Public Industries about the formation, benefits and intangibles of the Public-Private Partnership model for Real Estate Development. Speakers Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development for the District of Columbia, and Sean Cahill, Vice President of Development at Property Group Partners, treated the audience to a candid conversation about their prospective motivations, goals … Read More

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Crystal City – How the Tech Sector is Reshaping a Neighborhood Event Recap

On February 2, 2016 ULI Washington hosted a panel discussion on the influx of technology and start-up companies that are reshaping the Crystal City submarket. Left with high vacancy rates and empty office buildings after BRAC and the recession, building owners and other stakeholders were forced into action to bring a new kind of vibrancy to the market. Before a sell-out crowd at 1776’s Crystal City campus, panelists from the tech sector and local government presented their reasons for coming to the neighborhood and what has them excited about staying … Read More

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The Suburban/Urban Exchange: How suburban and urban built environments are shaping each other Event Recap

On December 9, 2015, over 100 real estate professionals attended ULI’s panel discussion: The Suburban/Urban Exchange: How suburban and urban built environments are shaping each other. The expert panel offered keen insights on the twin trends of urbanization of the suburbs (e.g., mixed-use, TOD) and the suburbanization of the urban core (e.g., mini-big box stores). Panelists included moderator Erin Talkington (Vice President, RCLCO), Berkeley Shervin (President and Chief Operating Officer, The Wilkes Company), Asheel Shah (Senior Vice President for Real Estate Investments, Kettler), Dave Ward (President /Principal, H&R Retail), Abed Benzina (Principal, … Read More

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ULI Washington’s Inaugural Real Estate Trivia Night Event Recap

The ULI Washington Young Leaders Group hosted an exciting Trivia Night for networking between real estate professionals of all ages. Selling out within one week, the Trivia Night was a huge success and raised more than approximately $12,000 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 to the ULI YLG Scholarship Fund helps young leaders attend major annual ULI events. Several industry leaders played important roles in the night’s success and made the event a … Read More

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A Northend Shaw Walking Tour: Exploring the Developments Connecting Shaw to U Street Event Recap

On October 28, 2015, the ULI YLG Programs Committee hosted a sold out walking tour of “Northend Shaw.” Despite inclement weather, over 100 attendees excitedly trekked through the rain to learn about JBG, Howard University and MRP’s dramatic plans to transform the neighborhood surrounding the 9:30 Club. JBG’s Brian Moll led a tour of Atlantic Plumbing, including the project’s impressive rooftop. Attendees received a preview of a model unit and a sneak peak of the building’s numerous luxurious common areas and unparalleled amenities. The outstanding project just delivered and in … Read More

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