Regional Land Use Leadership Institute

The Mission of ULI Washington’s Regional Land Use Leadership Institute is to provide a powerful local resource to raise awareness and strengthen collaboration among real estate industry and business leaders from all sectors to tackle the region’s complex land use issues.

Regional Land Use Leadership Institute

Why Participate?

This is a leadership program for mid-career professionals in the public, private and nonprofit real estate and planning professions, primarily for professionals who are poised to assume leadership positions in their organization or profession in the near future. In addition to learning about real estate, there is a leadership component to the program, with presentations and interaction with top leadership consultants in the area to help participants recognize and strengthen their leadership skills.

It will help build a network of other professionals in a cohort of 30 professionals as well as 150 alumni who have completed the program.

2018-2019 Leadership Institute Schedule

The program is a nine-month program organized around nine-full day sessions. The program is held throughout the Metropolitan Washington Region, taking participants to places they might not have been before, to help them explore and understand this region’s complexities. As part of the program, participants work in teams to assist a non-profit or governmental organization through a mini Technical Assistance Panel (mTAP) that focuses on a specific issue facing a local community or organization.

Below are the scheduled dates for this year.

Opening Dinner (precedes Day 1) September 12, 2018
Day 1: The Region in Context September 13, 2018
Day 2: Transportation + Infrastructure October 4, 2018
Day 3: Finance + Development Process November 8, 2018
Day 4: Housing + Affordability December 13, 2018
Day 5: Trends + Innovation January 10, 2019
Day 6: Health + Livability February 14, 2019
Day 7: Placemaking + Design March 14, 2019
Day 8: Resiliency + The Built Environment April 11, 2019
Graduation May 16, 2019


This is a tuition-based program. Tuition is $3,500 for members of ULI and $4,000 for non-members.

The selection committee strives to create a diverse class with representation from a variety of sectors. If those in the public or non-profit sector are not able to pay the full tuition amount, tuition assistance may be available based upon their agency’s ability to pay. All financial arrangements will remain confidential.

If you have any questions please contact Becca Hertz,


Leadership Institute Co-Chairs

Miti Figueredo

Montgomery County Planning Board

Regional Land Use Leadership Institute Co-Chair

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Christina Sorrento


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Ben Cohen

DAVIS Construction

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ULI Washington Staff

Becca Hertz

ULI Washington


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