ULI Washington: Learn from the Best- Part 1


2021-04-14T17:30:00 - 2021-04-14T19:30:00

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    ULI Washington invites you to attend the 10th Annual "Learn From the Best" event. We have assembled an all-star cast of real estate, land use, and design executives. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with these mentors in a small group setting!
    Similar to last year, LFTB will be virtual, with different mentors featured at two different sessions. We will kick things off with short introductions of the mentors and Q&A. We will then breakout into small group discussions, which will pair a mentor with several mentees for an open-ended dialogue about real estate careers and lessons learned. The result is a mutually rewarding experience that allows attendees of all ages and experience levels to learn from recognized industry leaders.

    • Nina Albert, Director of Real Estate and Station Planning - WMATA (Transportation sector) 
    • Matthew Hoffman, Managing Partner - HousingTech Ventures (Venture Capital sector) 
    • Alex Iams, Executive Vice President - Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (Economic Development sector) 
    • Brian McLaughlin, President and CEO - Enterprise Community Development (Affordable Housing sector)
    • Kelly Nagel, Senior Vice President - Stoltz Real Estate Partners ( Development sector) 
    • Maria Thompson, Executive Vice President - Hoffman & Associates (Construction sector) 
    • Jamie Weinbaum, Executive Vice President - MidCity (Development sector) 
    • Bob Youngentob, CEO - EYA (Development sector) 



    Nina Albert

    Vice President, Real Estate and Parking, WMATA

    Nina Albert uses her expertise in real estate, economic development, and public-private partnerships to accelerate transit-oriented development for Metro. She heads up Metro's office of real estate and parking and manages Metro real estate to maximize transit flexibility and high-quality communities centered around transit. Prior to joining Metro, Nina worked for Walmart, the Government of the District of Columbia, Hammes Company, and Verizon. Nina is also a veteran and served as an officer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. She has a Master of Business Administration, Master of Regional Planning, and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She is also a proud member of the Board of Directors for the Anacostia Watershed Society.


    Jamie Weinbaum

    Executive Vice President, MidCity Development

    Mr. Weinbaum manages development activity at MidCity, including overseeing the development of RIA, a 20-acre mixed-income, mixed-use redevelopment. Prior to joining MidCity, he served as COO of Ditto Residential, where he led all development and construction-related activities as well as long-term strategic growth initiatives. Before joining Ditto, Mr. Weinbaum managed large-scale, mixed-use residential and retail projects at The JBG Companies. He also previously worked in the public sector as the former Director of the DC Office of Zoning, and on behalf of the DC Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Mr. Weinbaum holds a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law and a B.A. from Wake Forest University.


    Brian McLaughlin

    President and CEO, Enterprise Community Development, Inc.

    Brian McLaughlin is president, Communities Division, for Enterprise Community Development, Inc. As president, Brian is charged with leading the overall strategic direction of both organizations, as well as Enterprise Residential, Enterprise Community Development’s property management company. He oversees a team serving the Mid-Atlantic region with expertise in community planning, land development, design, construction, asset management, property management and award-winning resident services. Brian has 22 years of diverse experience managing real estate business lines across the nonprofit, public and for-profit sectors. He began his career working in the nonprofit community development field in Boston and later in York, Pennsylvania, where he developed a mixed use commercial center and helped build Low-Income Housing Tax Credit- and Historic Tax Credit-supported housing. He later served as assistant secretary of Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development where he led the state’s largest and primary division of government responsible for neighborhood revitalization programs and investments. In addition, Brian has held various positions at Fannie Mae, from multifamily underwriting, to leading the company’s short sale product line, to special assistant to the company’s president and CEO. He is also the founding CEO of Lantian Development, a Maryland-based private equity, real estate investment and development company. An honors graduate of Duke University, Brian also holds a master’s degree in City Planning from MIT and a master’s degree in Economics from American University


    Matthew Hoffman

    HousingTech Ventures

    Matt leads HousingTech Ventures’ work to invest in and advise early-stage companies with tech-enabled solutions that have the prospect at scale to increase housing affordability. He is also a co-founder of HEALTH+, a startup company providing healthcare to residents of affordable housing through telehealth. With over 25 years’ experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors as a social and business entrepreneur, he most recently served as Vice President of Innovation for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., a national organization working to deliver capital, policy, and solutions to the affordable housing sector. In that role, he built an investment portfolio of HousingTech companies and led the launch of an online brokerage for social impact investing called ImpactUs. His previous experiences include serving as a policy advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and running a federal interagency taskforce on e-commerce; providing business strategy and policy consulting to high-tech and startup companies as Vice President of E-commerce at Infotech Strategies; and co-founding and running a real estate development company in Baltimore, Maryland. He currently serves as an UrbanTech advisor to Dreamit Ventures, an Ivory Innovations Fellow, and member of the Multifamily Operating Standards Assessment & Improvement Council. Matt has served on numerous non-profit boards and currently chairs the board of Integrated Living Opportunities, which builds community for young adults with autism seeking to live independently. He is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (MPP) and Brown University (BA).


    Kelly Nagel

    Senior Vice President, Stoltz Real Estate Partners

    KELLY SEWELL NAGEL WORK HISTORY AIMCO APARTMENT HOMES (www.aimco.com), Bethesda, MD 2016-present Regional Vice President - Development. Regional development executive for Denver-based apartment REIT. Manages all investments (including development and redevelopment) efforts for Aimco's east coast holdings from Philadelphia to Miami. This includes major redevelopment projects in Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, and Miami FL markets, as well as covering the Nashville TN and Atlanta GA markets. SKANSKA USA COMMERCIAL DEVLOPMENT (www.skanska.com/cdus), Arlington, VA Senior Manager – Development. Lead development team for $120M+ multifamily project in $1.0B development pipeline of multifamily and office product in the Washington DC market for a publicly-traded Swedish developer. AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES (www.avalonbay.com), Arlington, VA Development Manager. Lead development teams for $400M+ of projects in $1.0B development pipeline in the Washington DC market for a publicly traded apartment REIT. ARCHSTONE (www.archstoneapartments.com), Alexandria, VA Development Manager. Lead development teams for $600M+ of projects in $1.2B development pipeline in the Washington DC market for a premier national luxury apartment owner, operator, and developer. REGENCY CENTERS (www.regencycenters.com), Vienna, VA Manager, Financial Services. Led team that built all pro forma and financial analyses for acquisitions, development pipeline, in-process construction, and 150 operating shopping centers in the east coast portfolio. Directly supported development officers responsible for new developments and redevelopments in the Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, Boston MA, Raleigh NC, and Atlanta GA markets. WOOD PARTNERS (www.woodpartners.com), Vienna, VA MBA Development Intern. Participated in all facets of multi-family residential real estate development process. DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, US DEPT OF DEFENSE (www.dia.mil), Washington, DC Senior Program Manager, Office of the Chief Financial Executive. Developed and executed strategic planning and change management activities. IBM BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES (www.ibm.com), Fairfax, VA Manager. Directly supported director of resource management for DoD agency, including planning system integration strategies and day-to-day planning, budgeting, and operations. ACCENTURE (www.accenture.com), Reston, VA Consultant. Directly supported engagement manager on contracting and sales activities. EDUCATION THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA Chapel Hill, NC KENAN-FLAGLER BUSINESS SCHOOL (www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu) Master of Business Administration. Kenan-Flagler Graduate Judicial System, Honor Court Chair. Wine Club President. Career Services Peer Counselor. WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (www.wlu.edu) Lexington, VA Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Accounting Special Attainments in Commerce. Honor System Review Committee. Student Recruitment Vice Chair. CIVIC ACTIVITIES *UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School - Wood Center for Real Estate Development - Advisory Board Member (2017-present) *W&L Williams School of Commerce - Advisory Board Member (2018-present) - W&L Real Estate Forum Steering Committee Chair (2017-18) *Good Shepherd Housing - Board Member (2016-present) * Urban Land Institute (ULI) o Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) former National Treasurer, Vice Chair and Executive Committee (2012-present) o WLI – former WLI Washington Chair and Steering Committee member (2013-present) o ULI Washington Regional Land Use Leadership Institute Graduate (2013-2014) o Selected for District Council Exchange for a guest seat on the Multifamily Silver Product Council (2012) o ULI Washington Membership Committee (2012-present) o ULI Washington UrbanPlan Volunteer (2009-present) o Young Leaders Group Mentoring Committee (2009-2012) * International Council of Shopping Centers o NextGen Program Sub-committee Co-chair (2008-2012) * Junior League of Northern Virginia o Sustaining member (2013-present) o Fund Development Director (2012-2013) * Managed, developed, and mentored 7 direct reports and approximately 30 indirect reports in all fund development efforts for non-profit organization (approximately $200k annual revenues) o Various roles as committee chair and board member (2002-2013) * Managed, developed, and mentored 5-10 direct reports on various committees


    Bob Youngentob

    CEO, EYA

    March 2006 Robert Youngentob is President and Co-Founder of EYA, LLC formally Eakin/Youngentob Associates, Inc. EYA specializes in the development and construction of urban in-fill residential communities in the Washington, D.C. metro area. EYA delivers approximately 200 homes per year with gross sales of over $100,000,000. The firm has won numerous local and national awards for the designs and the marketing of its communities, including being a winner of the 1998 "ULI Award of Excellence" for best residential community in the country. The National Association of Home Builders and Builder Magazine awarded Eakin/Youngentob the prestigious America's Best Builder Award for the year 2000. In 1996, Mr. Youngentob and his partner were recognized as the Real Estate "Entrepreneur of the Year" for the Washington region. Since 2003, Mr. Youngentob has been serving on the ULI Washington Executive Committee. Mr. Youngentob grew up in the Washington area, graduated from Lehigh University and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School.


    Maria Thompson

    Executive Vice President of Construction, Hoffman & Associates

    Maria Thompson joined Hoffman & Associates in 2015 and as Executive Vice President of Construction oversees construction for all projects including The Wharf Phase 2, Waterfront Station, Seaboard Station, and West Falls Church, representing over $3B of Hoffman’s expanding portfolio With nearly three decades of industry experience, Maria has managed projects totaling nearly $4B in the DC Metro Area. She previously served as Vice President of Business Acquisition at Balfour Beatty and started her career as a Project Engineer at Clark Construction. Maria is an active member of DCBIA, currently serving on the executive board for DCBIA. Maria earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Morgan State University and M.S. in Management from the University of Maryland University College.


    Alex Iams

    Executive Vice President, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

    Alex Iams is the Assistant Director of Arlington Economic Development (AED). Prior to joining the Director’s Office Mr. Iams was part of the AED Real Estate Development Group. He is an elected member of the Arlington County Employee Retirement System Board of Trustees and a past board member of the Crystal City, Columbia Pike and Clarendon partnerships. Before coming to AED Mr. Iams was the Director of Research at the Council of Development Finance Agencies and held positions at the International Economic Development Council and the City of Dublin, Ohio. He has a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and American Government from the University of Washington.