ULI Washington Presents: The Real Estate of K-12 Education in the DC Metro Area


Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm EST




Standard Pricing Until December 8 Members Non-Members
Private $15.00 $25.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit $10.00 $25.00
Retired $15.00 N/A
Student $10.00 $25.00
Under Age 35 $10.00 $25.00
Please join ULI Washington for an in-depth virtual discussion on the real estate needs for K-12 schools in DC, and how school renovation and construction projects are planned and funded.
The event will bring together experts in K-12 education planning, design and development to discuss current and future demands on DC’s school inventory and how the region’s population growth and demographic shifts impact the sector. The event will explore the steps within the K-12 education real estate development process, including site location, stakeholder engagement, financing, design, and approvals. The event will highlight challenges and opportunities that are unique to school facility projects and innovative trends in K-12 school development, such as public-private partnerships, COVID-responsiveness, co-location of services, and energy efficiency goals.
The event will spotlight recent K-12 education projects in the DC Metro Area, the circumstances that led to their development, the stakeholders and partnerships involved, and the tools and financing that made the projects work. A question and answer session and networking breakout will follow the discussion.
Andrea Swiatocha, Deputy Chief of Facilities, DC Public Schools
Sean O'Donnell, Principal & K12 Practice Area Leader, Perkins Eastman
LeighAnne Daly, Director of Real Estate, Building Hope
Reeve Johnson, Project Executive, MCN Build
Alex Cross, Development Manager, DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development (Moderator)
  • District of Columbia’s population growth and demographic shifts in the present and future, and the impact on the real estate needs of DC schools
  • The Real Estate and Capital Improvement needs for two primary K-12 Education providers in the District of Columbia area – DC Public Schools (DCPS) and DC public charter schools. 
  • The development process for a K-12 school, and an exploration of the unique opportunities and challenges that come with the education real estate life cycle (site sourcing, feasibility analysis, financing, design, entitlements, construction and operations).
  • Innovative design, development and financing strategies such as co-location of schools with recreational facilities and housing, environmentally sustainable schools, and  public-private partnerships.
  • Opportunities to preserve and expand education facilities in the DC Metro Area though redevelopment and adaptive reuse of legacy real estate.