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Call for Entries – ULI Washington’s Trends Award Program

Nominate your outstanding project today in ULI Washington’s Real Estate Trends Conference Awards program. The submission deadline is February 19, 2016 at 5 PM.

Click here for the application.

The Awards, now in the second year will augment the annual ULI Washington Real Estate Trends conference by highlighting innovative development in the Metropolitan Washington region. The Awards recognize innovative projects, policies, and initiatives that contribute to the enhancement of vibrant neighborhoods, exemplify creative problem solving, and celebrate visionary thinking. The winners will be announced at the Trends Conference on April 27, 2016. Finalists for each category will be announced in advance.


Excellence in Housing Development: Includes all types of housing projects, such as multifamily rental, attached and detached for-sale, affordable, or subsidized housing. This award may include master planned developments.

Excellence in Office Development: Includes any project that is predominantly office and may include office buildings that are part of a larger mixed-use development.

Excellence in Mixed-Use Development: Includes projects that integrate a mixture of land uses and may include large tract land development, master planned communities and multi-phased projects.

Excellence in Institutional Development: Includes projects developed by public agencies or institutional entities, such as universities and hospitals, where the organization takes a meaningful leadership position developing the project. Projects may include developments such as performing arts venues, educational uses, transit-oriented development, or neighborhood revitalization.

Legacy Award: A development project that has had a transformational impact on its community or surrounding land uses for more than two decades in a manner aligned with ULI’s mission and core values. Award winners exemplify excellence in urban design, can be characterized as truly sustainable, and represent the best of what makes the Washington region unique.

Impact Award: A project, new policy, or an economic development initiative that represents great promise and forward thinking, with respect to “the responsible use of land.” Efforts may include a community initiative, a creative incubator space, a cultural district, or an individual project that served as a catalyst for neighborhood improvement and overall community enhancement.


The nomination process is open to all – not just to ULI members

The project must be in stable operation, financially viable, and worthy of emulation

The project must embody excellence in as many of the following categories as possible:

  • Innovation
  • Development Approach
  • Land Use Economics
  • Project Finance
  • Access and Mobility
  • Sustainability
  • Community and Culture
  • Design Excellence

Projects must be located within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region (see application for details).

With the exception of the Legacy and Impact Awards, all projects nominated must have been completed in calendar years 2013, 2014 or 2015.


February 19, 2016:               All submissions due.

March 8-10, 2016                  Finalist Site Visits

April 27, 2016:                       Winners announced –Trends Conference

Click here for more information about ULI Washington and the Awards Program.

Please direct questions to Paul Angelone at paul.angelone@uli.org.

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