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Release: ULI Washington Announces 2017 Real Estate Trends Conference Award Program Winners

ULI Washington today announced the winners of its third 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 Office Development

  • 5600 Fishers Lane; Rockville, MD

Excellence in Housing Development

  • The John & Jill Ker Conway Residence; Washington, D.C.

 Excellence in Mixed-Use Development

  • Lot 31; Bethesda, MD

Excellence in Institutional Development

  • Dunbar Senior High School; Washington, D.C.

Excellence in Adaptive Reuse (New Category)

  • Octave 1320; Silver Spring, MD

 Impact Award

  • The Wharf; Washington, D.C.

An additional special presentation also awarded Hotel Hive; Washington, DC, with the 2017 Juror’s Choice Award. The award recognizes the project team’s dedication to creative placemaking – employing art and culture, in tandem with great design – to deliver a refreshing, affordable, creative new face to a project in the heart of Washington, D.C.

For more information on the awards program, including a full description of each award category and a description of the criteria used to determine the awards, please visit: http://washington.uli.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/04/ULI_AwardCards_041017-1.pdf.

Regarding the Trends Awards Bob Peck, Principal at Gensler and Jury Foreman for the Trends Conference Awards remarked:

“This year’s 54 applications for the Trends Awards reflect the best of the Washington real estate community’s creativity and dedication to creating livable, sustainable places. The jury did not find it easy to narrow the field, but we are sure that the finalists are the best in their categories, providing models for vibrant housing, commercial and mixed-use development in our region’s communities.”

The Real Estate Trends Conference, ULI Washington’s signature event, features local and national speakers and provides a crash course on where the real estate industry is now and where it is headed. The theme for the 2017 conference was “Dynamic Decades: Past and Future.”

You can learn more about the 2017 ULI Washington Real Estate Trends Conference at: http://washingtontrends.uli.org/.

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