ULI Washington News

ULI Washington Welcomes Our New Associate- Bria Burke

ULI Washington has a new Associate, named Bria Burke.  Bria most recently was an intern at the National League of Cities.  She graduated from the University  of Baltimore in 2017 and currently lives in Baltimore.  She is interested in sustainability and loves dogs and spinning.

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Terwiliger Center Housing Conference scheduled for February 4-6, 2019 in Newport Beach, CA

Join leaders in the affordable housing development, lending, investing, and policy communities as the Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Housing marks 10 years of progress. Sessions will explore homelessness, tools for preserving affordable housing, homeownership trends, the latest on Opportunity Zones, housing options for an aging population, and more. Click Here for more information. Register Here.  

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Recap- Living with Amazon- How Developing the Missing Middle Can Address the Region’s Housing Needs

The sold-out event “Living with Amazon: How Developing the ‘Missing Middle’ Can Address the Region’s Housing Needs” explored Amazon’s looming impact on the Greater DC area and how the city can best equip itself for their arrival. We would like to extend a large shout-out to our panelists for their hard work and insightful dialogue: Vicki Davis, Patricia Harris, Bo Menkiti, Michelle Winters, and moderator Yolanda Cole. Yolanda delivered a concise educational summary on the growing “Missing Middle” dilemma and why citizens should care as their city thrives. The panel … Read More

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Spreading Some Cheer: ULI Washington Volunteered at Community of Hope Holiday Market

On Saturday, December 8th, over 35 ULI Washington Young Leaders and ULI members volunteered at Community of Hope’s Holiday Market Event at the organization’s Conway Health Center in Southwest DC.  While local entrepreneurs were selling their wares, ULI Washington volunteers helped children design gingerbread cookies, build arts and crafts, and make holiday cards. Santa Claus made an appearance, giving toys to the children, while ULI volunteers handed out hot chocolate and cookies baked by Mrs. Claus. The ULI Young Leaders Group was excited to continue its partnership with Community of … Read More

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From Alexa to WhyHotel: The New Ways of Living in the Multifamily Market Event Recap

On November 29th, 2018, the ULI Young Leaders Group Programs Committee hosted “From Alexa to WhyHotel: The New Ways of Living in the Multifamily Market.” The goal of the event was to showcase the different ways in which developers, apartment owners, and real estate professionals are staying relevant in a competitive apartment landscape. The event was hosted at 100K (100 K ST NE), an Equity Residential development in NoMa. The event kicked off at the elegant ground floor amenity space of 100K, where guests networked and led self-guided tours of … Read More

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Recap- Leveraging Your Digital Platform to Drive Value Event

By: Waad Tammaa, Urban Specialist, World Bank More than ever connecting people with the physical world occurs in the digital space. From virtual reality to “influencers,” what are the necessary ingredients and pioneering approaches to developing a curated brand and digital platform that generates value – drives sales, leasing velocity, business leads, and community engagement – and what’s just static?  How should your digital strategy leverage and intersect with your physical image? On November 27, ULI Washington’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) program probed these questions with a provocative panel discussion, “Leveraging Your Digital Platform to Drive Value,” at the ULI … Read More

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RELEASE: Survey of Millennials Inside the Belltway Report Released by ULI Washington

ULI Washington released a survey report titled Millennials Inside the Beltway: Committed Urbanists.  This report was discussed at an event in early November by a panel of Millennials who discussed their lifestyle choices and their experience living in the Washington, DC region.  Copies of the report are now available at this link. The survey reports on the ULI Washington update of its survey of Millennials living inside the Beltway that was originally conducted in 2015.  The question this time is:  how much difference does three years make in the lifestyles … Read More

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UrbanPlan: Engaging Students to Create Better Communities

ULI Washington’s FY19 UrbanPlan season is off to a great start, with 12 new UrbanPlan volunteers trained, a partnership with ULI – Baltimore, and a facilitation at George Mason University. On October 26th, ULI members Mansur Abdul-Malik (NHP Foundation), Ralph Bell (Roadside Development), Samia Byrd (Arlington County), Bianca Cole (Chicago Title Insurance Co.), Melanie Graf (ATCS) and Nancy Voorhees joined with ULI staffers Anita Kramer, Rosie Hepner, Gretchen Sweeney and Alex Schroeder to pledge their talents to teaching students how to meaningfully engage in shaping their communities by volunteering with … Read More

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Learning to Share: The Future of Co-working and Co-Living Event Recap

On October 30, 2018, over 100 real estate professionals gathered at ULI’s headquarters to observe an engaging panel discussion: Learning to Share: The Future of Co-Working and Co-Living. The expert panel discussed key elements of co-working and co-living space and about the future of the shared-space model. Moderated by Adam Glaser (Planning and Strategies Leader, Perkins+Will), the distinguished panel included Robert Summers (President/CEO, Pantera Management Group), Revathi Greenwood (Head of Americas Research, Cushman & Wakefield), Martin Ditto (CEO, Ditto Residential), and Jeff Chod (Managing Regional Director, Tishman Speyer). The panel … Read More

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ULI 2019 Fall meeting scheduled for Washington, DC on September 18-21, 2019

Mark your calendars to be sure to attend the national ULI Fall Meeting in DC next year.  The meeting is scheduled for September 18-21.  Four outstanding Host Committee Co-Chairs have been selected:  Matt Kelly, Jodie W. Mclean, CEO, EDENS;   W. Matthew Kelly, CEO, JBGSmith; Deborah Ratner Salzberg, EVP, Forest City Washington, and Raymond A. Ritchey, Senior EVP, Boston Properties.  The meeting next year is expected to attract over 6,000 visitors to the Washington, DC region, and will include content sessions, networking events, and tours throughout the area.  ULI Washington is … Read More

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