ULI Washington News

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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ULI Washington Empowers Public Sector Leaders through Regional Fellows Program

The Metropolitan Washington Region is comprised of 24 independent municipal jurisdictions spread across Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The region spans over 6,000 square miles and is home to over 5 million people and over 3 million jobs. A strong region depends on the collaboration of local public and private sector leaders to make the regional economy competitive with other metropolitan areas. ULI Washington is dedicated to playing a key role in maintaining and sustaining the strength of the region, which is why ULI Washington hosted in 2017 … Read More

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ULI Washington Played Ball! with the Miracle League of Alexandria

The Young Leaders’ Community Service Service Committee hit a home run on Saturday, October 20th volunteering with the Miracle League of Alexandria. Roughly 20 volunteers from a wide array of ULI’s membership helped developmentally disabled participates play an exciting baseball game. Volunteers were used in the field, on the base paths, as cheerleaders, and to MC the festive event. In addition to the action on the field, volunteers and participants provided entertainment by dancing between innings – a Miracle League tradition. After the game, participants and volunteers enjoyed a cookout … Read More

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Advisory: Panel to Discuss Report on Survey of Millennials Inside the Beltway

On November 1st, ULI Washington will release a survey report titled Millennials Inside the Beltway: Committed Urbanists.  A panel of Millennials will discuss their lifestyle choices and their experience living in the Washington, DC region.  Copies of the report will be available at the event. WHO: ULI Washington WHAT: Report Release and Panel on 2018 survey of Millennials living inside the Beltway in the Washington D.C. region. WHERE: WeWork, 777 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2018; 6:00 – 9:00 pm This Spring, ULI Washington commissioned an … Read More

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DC-area Members Participate in ULI Health Leaders Network

We’re excited to announce that DC-area ULI members Rachel Cluett with Fannie Mae, Beth Resetco with Kimley-Horn, and Lida Lewis were selected to participate in the second cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network. They join several DC-area Cohort 1 Health Leaders: Diane Caslow with MedStar Health, Stephen Gyor with the DC Office of Planning, and Chuck Schilke with Johns Hopkins University. This program, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and ULI Trustee Randall Lewis, facilitates creative collaborations between land use sectors and empowers participants … Read More

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