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Release: ULI Washington Announces Winners of 2018 Real Estate Trends Conference Awards Program

ULI Washington today announced the winners of its fourth annual Real Estate Trends Conference Awards Program, a conference component that highlights innovative development under way in the Metropolitan Washington Region. The six distinctive award categories recognize innovative projects, policies, and initiatives that contribute to the enhancement of vibrant neighborhoods, exemplify creative problem solving, and celebrate visionary thinking. The winners of each category are as follows: Excellence in Housing Development Ten @ Clarendon; Arlington, VA Excellence in Mixed-Use Development Mosaic; Merrifield, VA Excellence in Institutional Development District Department of Transportation Car Barn; … Read More

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Recap: 17-18 Leadership Institute, Day 7, Health and Livability

Day 5 of the Leadership Institute commenced with Diane Caslow, Vice President at Medstar Health, humbly recounting her leadership journey in an intimate interview conducted by Christina Sorrento, Associate General Counsel at M-NCPPC.  Being an extrovert in an introverted family and always doing things differently, she recognized herself as a leader early in life.  Diane played sports for first time in college (ice hockey no less) and became Vice President of a hospital by the age of 34.  Reminding the group how we exhibit or ‘try on’ leadership qualities every … Read More

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Realizing a New Vision for Chinatown Park—ULI Washington Panel Makes Recommendations for Improving the Park in Downtown Washington

ULI Washington recently released a Technical Assistance Panel Report analyzing challenges and opportunities for improving Chinatown Park, a small and underutilized National Park Service (NPS) park within the Chinatown area of downtown Washington. Chinatown Park is located in the northeast corner of Chinatown, at the intersection of Fifth and Sixth Streets and Massachusetts Avenue, within the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID). The Park is similar to many National Park Service properties within the District of Columbia in its simplicity, with a large lawn panel as the main element, as well … Read More

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Release: New Report Provides Recommendations for Revitalizing Chinatown Park – Changes Would Enhance Public Realm of City

A new Technical Assistance Panel – or TAP – report sponsored by the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) has concluded that with the support of MOAPIA and partner organizations, new design and physical improvements, and a more active programming effort, Chinatown Park can be transformed into space that will serve as an important neighborhood asset that can enhance the public realm of Washington, D.C. The report, titled “Realizing a New Vision for Chinatown Park” documents the findings … Read More

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Event Recap: CRE Disruptors: The Rapid Evolution of Transportation

On March 6, 2018, over 100 real estate professionals crowded into ULI’s headquarters at 2001 L Street, NW to hear an exciting panel discussion: CRE Disruptors: The Rapid Evolution of Transportation. The expert panel brought a wide variety of perspectives on both the public policy side of transportation infrastructure and the emerging technologies disrupting the urban transportation landscape in Washington, DC. Moderated by Mitch Roschelle (Partner and Business Development Leader, PwC), the panel included Aaron Landry (GM, car2go), Leif Dormsjo (SVP of Infrastructure Asset Management, Louis Berger), Dan Emerine (Manager … Read More

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ADVISORY: 2018 Real Estate Trends Conference Awards Finalists Announced

ULI Washington has announced the finalists for the its annual Real Estate Trends Conference Awards program:   Who: Urban Land Institute: Washington What: 2018 Real Estate Trends Conference and Awards Program Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC When: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, 8:00am-6:00pm Now entering its fourth year, the Trends Conference Awards Program highlights innovative and outstanding development in the Metropolitan Washington Region. There are  six distinctive award categories that recognize innovative projects, policies, and initiatives that contribute to the enhancement of … Read More

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2017-2018 ULI Washington Young Leaders Group Mentorship Program – Tour of the Wharf by Madison Marquette CIO David Brainerd

David Brainerd, CIO of Madison Marquette and retail/commercial partner of PN Hoffman, took 75 ULI Washington Young Leaders/Mentees on a two-hour tour of The Wharf  December of last year. David presented the trendy restaurants along the Waterfront Promenade,  entertainment attractions such as the industrial chic  Anthem rock concert hall,  and a review of the waterfront park,   ice skating rink, marina, water taxis and kayaks.  David explained The Wharf’s development required an “Act of Congress”, and had to clarify to the Young Leaders he meant this literally, not as a developer … Read More

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Recap: 17-18 Leadership Institute, Day 6, Placemaking and Design

Day 6 of the Leadership Institute convened at the Bonifant Affordable Senior Living Apartments in downtown Silver Spring.   Before springing into the day’s program on creative placemaking, staff at the Bonifant provided a snapshot of the property’s development and operations which was rounded out by cohort member Stephanie Roodman of the Montgomery Housing Partnership, who related her organization’s relationship and experience with the Bonifant. The first session, and leadership component of the program, featured Jess Zimbabwe of the National League of Cities.  Ms. Zimbabwe’s presentation on better community engagement for … Read More

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ULI, with COG, Accepting applications for Technical Assistance Panels

From Feb. 1 – Apr. 2, ULI Washington will be accepting applications to conduct Technical Assistance Panels in COG-Designated Activity Centers. Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) are one of ULI Washington’s signature programs, where a panel of 10-12 senior-level experts work over a concentrated timeline to evaluate and provide market-based feedback on a local development or land use challenge. Panelists are selected from over 2,200 ULI Washington members in the Metropolitan Washington Area based on needed skillsets and expertise to address the problem at hand. Panel member expertise typically includes developers, … Read More

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Recap: 17-18 Leadership Institute Day 5, Finance and Development Process

Day Five of the ULI Leadership Institute, hosted at ULI-Washington’s headquarters in downtown DC, focused on real estate finance and the development process. The day began with a presentation from Matt Hard, Development Manager at LCOR, who discussed the acquisition, construction, and leasing of the Edison apartments near Union Market. First, Matt outlined the schedule for developing the project was 42 months from acquisition to delivery. He emphasized how developers must make decisions on the market, such as potential rents, that won’t be tested for years until the project is … Read More

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