Real Estate Trends Conference

The Trends Conference has been ULI Washington’s signature event for the past 20 years. This full-day conference features local and national speakers and provides a crash course on where the real estate industry is now and where it is headed.


Real Estate Trends Conference

On Tuesday, April 17th, over 600 real estate professionals convened at the Ronald Reagan Building for ULI Washington’s 21st Annual Washington Real Estate Trends Conference. The conference, themed, Transformational Change: Communities at the Crossroads was jam-packed with high quality content and speakers. The below e-blast contains panel recaps, conference audio and video recordings, and other important information from the day.

ULI Washington 2018 Real Estate Trends PowerPoint Presentations

Keynote Presentation: Economic & Commercial Real Estate Outlook: Growth, Anxiety and DC CRE
Kevin Thorpe, Global Chief Economist, Cushman & Wakefield

The Brave New World of Parking
Joint Presentation (All Speakers)
Roamy Valera, Chairman, International Parking Institute
Jeff Farner, Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning, City of Alexandria
Omar Abdul-Baki, Galena Capital Partners
Stephen Rebora, CEO, Desman

Reinventing the Suburban White Elephant
Adam Ducker, RCLCO
Ellen Dunham-Jones, Georgia Tech School of Architecture
Mike Majestic, Partner, Willard Retail
Larry Hentz, Business Development Specialist, Prince George’s County Economic  Development Corporation

Let’s Do It Live!
Amy Rice, Vice President, Retail Leasing, JBG SMITH Properties
Donna Westmoreland, Chief Operating Officer, I.M.P. (Operator of 9:30 Club, Anthem, Lincoln Theater)
Ruth Hoang, Vice President, Development, The Howard Hughes Corporation
Mary-Claire Burick, President, Rosslyn BID

Getting Affordable Housing Deals Done in an Uncertain Time
Ray Skinner, President and Chief Executive Officer, East Baltimore Development, Inc.
Victoria S. Davis, President, Urban Atlantic Development
Brian Robinson, Baker Tilly
David Cristeal, Director, Arlington County Housing Division

Quick Hits
Food and Real Estate

Ed McMahon, Senior Fellow for Sustainable Development, ULI–the Urban Land Institute
Blockchain: Transforming Commercial Real Estate
S. Tien Wong, CEO, Opus8, Inc.
Trends Jurors Choice Award Presentation
Bob Peck, Gensler and Chair of the 2018 Trends Awards, Jury

Emerging Technology
Moderator: Jayne Shister, Executive Managing Director, Cushman Wakefield
Zak Schwarzman, Partner, MetaProp Ventures
Jordan Goldstein, Co-Regional Managing Principal & Managing Director, Gensler
 Karen Hollinger, Vice President, Corporate Initiatives, AvalonBay Communities

Diversity In Building Resilient Real Estate Companies
Alan S. Gregerman, President and Chief Innovation Officer of VENTURE WORKS Inc.         Jodie McLean, Chief Executive Officer, EDENS
Julie A. Smith, Chief Administrative Officer, The Bozzuto Group
Usha Chaudhary, President and Chief Operating Officer, Kettler

2018 Trends Awards Presentation