ULI Washington News

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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ULI Survey: D.C.’s Millennial Cohort Both Earning and Owning More

Millennials living in the nation’s capital and its close-in suburbs can be characterized as “committed urbanists,” according to a just-released ULI Washington survey. In a panel discussion, ULI Washington chair Yolanda Cole, senior principal and owner of Hickok Cole Architects, noted that “we want to keep our millennials in the city, and this study shows that we are not at imminent risk of losing them.” This new study, which updated a 2015 survey, included more households with children—an increase from 12 to 20 percent. Almost half (49 percent) of respondents … Read More

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ULI Washington Looks Forward to Amazon HQ Future in the Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2018 CONTACT: Lisa Rother Lisa.rother@uli.org 202-506-0482 ULI Washington is pleased and excited that the Washington region has been selected for the new Amazon headquarters. The Washington region is a place where people expect big things from life and aspire to do work that matters. When Amazon comes to town, they will have access to bio-health scientists, culinary innovators, computing revolutionaries, policy shapers and world class artists. Arlington County, Alexandria, and JBG Smith, a leading ULI Washington member, have all been setting trends for the future … Read More

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Lessons Learned from ULI Fall Meeting: Authenticity is key to great places

In October, I was fortunate to attend the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston as a recipient of a scholarship for local public officials from the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. The conference attracted over 6,000 industry leaders in real estate and land use and was a wonderful opportunity to get out of the day-to-day bubble of planning and land use in Montgomery County and learn about trends in other parts of the country to inform our work. Particularly valuable were the site tours and sessions offered by the ULI … Read More

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