ULI Washington News

Sponsorship Campaign Now Open!

ULI Washington is now in the process of taking pledges and securing sponsorship for FY19. Please take a moment to consider becoming a sponsor or renewing your commitment to support the district council. ULI Washington depends on sponsorships to provide the necessary resources for it to carry out its robust program of work.  There are several categories of sponsorship including Annual (supports the ongoing work of the district council) and Trends (supports the region’s premier real estate conference). Both categories give your company amazing visibility within the local commercial real … Read More

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Release: ULI Washington Fills Three Key Leadership Positions

WASHINGTON, DC (August 24, 2018) – ULI Washington has filled three Leadership Positions at the District Council level.  The three new leaders are: Jamie Weinbaum, Vice Chair (Executive Vice President, MidCity Financial); Julie Smith, Chair of Mission Advancement (Chief Administrative Officer, The Bozzuto Group); and Sarah Goss O’Rielly, Treasurer (Senior Policy Analyst, DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer). These new appointees join Chair, Yolanda Cole (Partner, Hickok Cole Architects), Chair of the Governance Committee, Bob Youngentob (President and CEO, EYA), and Treasurer, Mark Sharer (Bank of America). Together these … Read More

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Morrison, Winner of WLI Prologis Scholarship to Fall Meeting 2018

ULI Washington congratulates Elizabeth Morrison of JBG Smith who was recently selected as one of 10 recipients nationwide for the Women’s Leadership Initiative Prologis Scholarship to attend the Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting in Boston this October. Since 2012, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has awarded scholarships to women members to participate in the Fall Meeting.  These scholarships are awarded in recognition of a member’s contributions to ULI and demonstrated commitment to real estate and land use issues.  Further selection criteria is a member’s ability to articulate the benefits … Read More

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A Year-end Note from the Chair

IMPACT UPDATE ULI Washington has had a terrific year and the level of engagement from the members is critical to the success of the district council.  As we are nearing the end of the fiscal year, we are pleased to announce that we are working our way through our primary strategic IMPACT goals under the themes of:  Housing Affordability, Economic Competitiveness and Disruptive Technologies.  Housing Affordability The ULI Washington Impact Task Force has contracted with two consultants to undertake a research study on the time, cost and effort of by-right … Read More

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Young Leaders Mentorship Program Registration is OPEN

ULI Washington Young Leaders: 2018 – 2019 Mentorship Program Deadline: Friday, July 20, 2018 Members Only Introduction Registration is now open for the program’s 13th program year, which will begin in September 2018 and run through Summer 2019. Please complete the application process by July 20th to be considered for the program. Applicants admitted to the program will be sent a separate link to pay the $75 registration fee. The ULI Washington Mentorship program pairs small groups of young leaders with industry veterans, for the purpose of building relationships and … Read More

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WLI Prologis Fall Meeting Scholarship Application Period Open

WLI Prologis Fall Meeting Scholarship Application Period Open Ten scholarships are awarded to female applicants who have seven or more years in the industry and have taken leadership roles in their District Council or at the national level. The scholarship covers expenses and registration to the Fall Meeting. Recipients are assigned a mentor active with WLI who takes the winner to her Product Council events at the meeting. This scholarship has been generously funded by Prologis since 2015. Only female members can apply, however, you do not need to be … Read More

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Building Bridges Across the River: ULI Mini Technical Assistance Panel

Six members from the latest graduating class of Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Regional Land Use Leadership Institute joined the 11th Street Bridge Park for a Mini Technical Assistance Panel (mTAP) to focus on a specific issue facing a local community or organization as part of their nine-month leadership program. With the 11th Street Bridge Park team, the ULI fellows focused on mapping strategies to develop and manage long-term affordable housing in Wards 7 and 8 through the creation of a Community Land Trust (CLT). The purpose of this mTAP was … Read More

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Kasita Tours in Navy Yard (June 22-23)

Kasita, a manufacturer of modular micro-units, is bringing one of their award-winning homes on tour to DC and we’d love for you to visit. Based out of Austin, Kasita makes high-design, modern homes that can stand alone or be stacked up for projects varying from a backyard guest house to a dense multi-story apartment building. We were just the presenting sponsor at ULI’s Spring Meeting in Detroit and had great feedback, so we’re excited to share our product with the DC ULI community. We’ll be giving tours and answering questions across … Read More

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Now is the Time! Apply for 2018-19 Member Opportunities at ULI Washington

Get Involved!  Apply for a Committee,  Initiative Council, or NEXT Group Today ULI Washington is offering opportunities through this email to get involved in three different types of activities.       PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY. Click on the links below to find the application for the committee or council for which you wish to apply.  The application forms inlcude detailed information about each group. If you are currently on a Committee, Initiative Council or NEXT group and would like to remain, please indicate this on your application.   The … Read More

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Recruitment of Nontraditional Candidates Can Boost Industry Diversity

Panelists at the ULI Washington Trends Conference in April said having a more diverse staff benefits the bottom line and addressed some of the ways they are trying to attract talent to the industry. “If everyone around the table looks the same, it’s hard to get outside of that box,” said Jodie McLean, chief executive officer of EDENS, a real estate developer, operator, and owner. “Many people at EDENS do not have what we call the right résumé. They’re the right people.” McLean is also a ULI Governing Trustee. Julie Smith, … Read More

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