ULI Washington News

Recap- ULI Washington Career Happiness Workshop to Help You Dig Deeper for Greater Impact & Personal Fulfillment

By Hannah Untereiner, Lidl On November 16, 20 attendees gathered at ULI Headquarters to discuss career fulfillment during WLI’s “Satisfied at Work? A Career Happiness Workshop to Help You Dig Deeper for Greater Impact & Personal Fulfillment.” Denise Riebman, Career Happiness Coach and Director of Career Development & Alumni Services at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University, led an engaging four-hour workshop on strength building, values assessment, and purpose exploration. Denise kicked off the workshop with mindful breathing, and emphasized the importance … Read More

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Release: Ronald D. Paul Honored at ULI Washington 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner

This past Wednesday, November 15th ULI Washington honored Ronald D. Paul, Chairman, President, and CEO of Eagle Bancorp, Inc. and Chairman and CEO of EagleBank, with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in front of a crowd of over 750 business and civic leaders and real estate professionals at the National Building Museum. James “JB” Brown, a well-known sportscaster who presented Mr. Paul with the award remarked that there is “a common refrain that you hear from any and everyone who knows Ron Paul…that is he is in the hall of … Read More

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Recap- ULI NEXT Joint Event

ULI NEXT hosted its first joint flight event of the 2017-2018 program year at the POD DC in China Town on November 1st. The POD DC is an award-winning hotel by Modus Hotels which features “Pod” rooms (135 SF in size) at a fraction of the price of a traditional hotel room in the area. DCS Design Project Director Anita Sircar and Modus Hotels President and CEO Aaron Katz shared the inspiration for the micro hotel’s development and design on the narrow in-fill urban site with a group of 30+ … Read More

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ULI Washington Panel Provides Recommendations for Brainard Warner Adaptive Reuse in Kensington, MD

A Project Analysis Session (PAS) was held on November 3, 2017 at the Town of Kensington’s Town Hall.  The sponsor of the PAS was the Montgomery County Department of Parks (MNCPPC) which is the current steward of the 4.5-acre property.  The site includes two historic buildings that had been used as a nursing home facility for about 50 years.   The original house on the site was built in 1891 by Brainard Warner, the founder of the town of Kensington and a significant figure in the development of Montgomery County and … Read More

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ULI Hines Student Competition Open for Team Applications

Since 2002, the ULI Hines Student Competition has challenged students to collaborate across disciplines and imagine a better built environment. Groups of five students form teams to devise a development program for a real site in a North American city, providing designs, market-based financial data, and related narratives. This year’s host city and competition site will be announced when the competition begins on January 15, 2018.  Team application period for the 2018 competition is open and team applications are due December 4, 2017  This is an ideas competition; there is … Read More

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Event Recap – Liberty at Lorton Case Study

On Saturday, October 14th, ULI members headed to Lorton, Virginia for a free event that introduced them to the redevelopment of the Lorton Reformatory that housed prisoners from Washington, DC. Lorton was operated by the District Department of Corrections. Originally commissioned by Theodore Roosevelt in the early 20th century, the Lorton Reformatory defied prison norms from the beginning. Natural light, fresh air, and open green space were all items that Roosevelt felt were important in rehabilitation, leading to the dormitory-style buildings being constructed in a manner akin to a college … Read More

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Focus on Social Equity at the ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles

From October 23-26 in Los Angeles, over 6,000 leaders from every sector of the real estate industry gathered to attend the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting.  Attendees included developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers, and public officials.  Los Angeles was an exciting host city because it is a hotbed for experimentation in real estate.  Attendees toured innovative developments, built valuable relationships, and gained fresh perspectives about hot topics by attending a plethora of conference sessions.  Two outstanding sessions dealt with the issue of equitable development.    Two of … Read More

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Recap: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Career Pivots Conversation

By Kelly Whelan, Development Analyst, EYA On an unseasonably warm November morning, an all-star panel and 55 attendees convened at ULI Washington’s DC Headquarters for WLI’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go? Strategic Career Pivots Discussion”.  Michelle Beaman Chang of imby.com, Tony Greenberg of JBG SMITH, and Roberta Liss of Cushman & Wakefield joined moderator Wendy White of Goulston & Storrs and professional career coach Charlie Jones of BIG and Truepen Coaching for a morning of honest introspection, engaging stories, and invaluable career advice. The group discussed “inflection points” … Read More

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Recap: Leadership Institute Day 2, Infrastructure and Transportation

Day Two of the ULI Leadership Institute took place in Shady Grove, Maryland.  The day’s theme was Transportation and Infrastructure, and the setting was Montgomery County’s new Equipment Maintenance and Transit Center. The group began with a roleplaying game called “You’ll Pay for This”.  Breakout groups considered a scenario involving a large business relocating to the group’s city.  In order to lure the company, the city government agreed to fund some infrastructure improvements and needs to adjust an already-tight municipal budget and raise some additional revenue.  Each group presented their … Read More

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Recap: Housing Initiative Council Fall 2017 Kick-off

              ULI Washington Housing Initiative Council Meeting Summary (September 20, 2017) Welcome ULI Washington’s Housing Initiative Council kicked off its new season on Wednesday, September 20th with a welcome from incoming ULI Washington District Council Chair Yolanda Cole. Yolanda shared three impact themes from ULI Washington’s strategic plan: Housing affordability; Economic competitiveness; and Disruptive technologies. Ms. Cole is seeking way to connect other product councils and encouraged the group to focus on impacting the theme of housing affordability in our region.  She challenged us … Read More

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