If you’re like us, you’re always on the hunt for interesting, networking events in the DMV that bring together business leaders, architects, and developers. We found an abundance of real estate networking events this quarter, and we hope to see you there!

2020 Shared-Use Mobility Center TRB Reception

  • Where: Baby Whale | 1124 9th St. NW
  • When: January 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Join the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) and reception sponsor Via for a private reception to kick off the Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting.

You’ll be treated to a few short speeches, as well as complimentary drinks and hors-d’oeuvres, as you network with colleagues from across the country and help set the future of transportation in motion.

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a nonprofit, public-interest partnership dedicated to creating a multimodal transportation system that is universal, affordable and sustainable by fostering collaboration in shared mobility (including bike-sharing, car-sharing, ride-sharing and more) and by helping to connect the growing industry with transit agencies, cities and communities across the nation. Through piloting programs, conducting new research and providing advice and expertise to cities and regions, SUMC hopes to extend the benefits of shared mobility to all.

Designing for Emotional Wellbeing

  • Where: Steelchase
  • When: January 14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Cost: $0-$25

A synthesis of research by Steelcase researchers has identified six dimensions of emotional wellbeing that can be impacted by the built environment. This course will explore the rising importance of emotional wellbeing and demonstrate that by creating a workplace that addresses the emotional wellbeing of people, architects and designers will be able to help organizations increase employee engagement and drive business performance. The course also shares thought starters and design principles that can be used by architects and designers to create environments where people will thrive.

ULI Washington: The Affordable Housing Development Toolkit: Case Studies from the DMV Region

  • Where: JBG Smith Offices
  • When: January 15, 8:30 – 10:00 am
  • Cost: $0 for members

Join ULI Washington for an in-depth discussion on the toolkit of programs, incentives, and mechanisms that are available to public, non-profit and for-profit developers for affordable housing production in the DMV region.

The event will highlight three developments in the DMV region that employed innovative development and financing strategies to preserve and create affordable housing. The case studies will analyze the circumstances that led to the development of the projects, the stakeholders and partnerships involved, and the tools and financing that made the projects work. A question and answer session following the case studies will explore lessons learned and how these case studies can serve as a model for future affordable housing developments in the DMV area.

Following the presentations, guests will be invited to tour one of the case studies, Harlow, a vibrant mixed-income, mixed-use community developed in a public-private venture by Urban Atlantic, Brookfield Properties and the DC Housing Authority as part of the Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public housing redevelopment. Harlow consists of 143 market-rate units, 36 affordable units and approximately 4,000 square feet of retail. The project was financed using a combination of DC Housing Production Trust Funds and LIHTC for the affordable units, and conventional financing coupled with EB-5 funding for the market-rate portion.

ULI Washington: New Member Meet & Greet

  • Where: Harlow – 1100 2nd Place SE
  • When: January 15, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Cost: $30 – $60

Join fellow new members at a networking breakfast designed to help you get the most out of your ULI membership. The Membership Committee and ULI Washington staff will be on hand to talk about the activities that take place under the auspices of ULI Washington. You will get a chance to meet other ULI Washington members who have also joined in recent months, as well as experienced members who will help you explore what you want to get out of your membership, and ways to meet those goals.

USGBC NCR Holiday Party & Member Appreciation GreenScene

  • Where: Steelcase Worklife Center Showroom  |  1000 F St. NW Suite 1000
  • When: January 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Cost: $0-$15

USGBC National Capital Region is kicking off 2020 by celebrating what makes our community great – YOU! We’re inviting everyone in the DMV (NCR, VA, and MD members plus the general public) to join us for a networking happy hour celebrating our volunteers and the successes we achieved together this past year. Light hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine will be provided.

Bisnow: Tysons 2020 Vision: Welcome to the Building Boom

  • Where: TBD
  • When: January 16, 8:00 – 11:00 am
  • Cost: $99+

You’ll learn: What does the approval of the 600 ft View at Tysons mean for the future of the market? How can developers incentivize residents to live in Tysons, rather than just to commute to work? Why are DC’s seniors bullish on Tysons and the surrounding Fairfax region? What will Google’s move to Reston mean for Tysons? What major developers are moving to Tysons to compete with the region’s best?

USGBC NCR: Women in Green Session 3

  • Where: USGBC | 2101 L Street NW #500
  • When: January 30, 2:30 – 5:00
  • Cost: $25-$35

Join us for Networking, a High Tea and panel Discussion of “Building Leadership”. Don’t miss the third and final event in our 3-session Women in Green Culture of Courage Series.

This signature breakfast celebrates women in the local green building community through engaging and enlightening conversation. Culture of Courage, the series overarching theme was explored via deeper dives with Session One: Authenticity, Diversity, & Solidarity and Session Two: Speaking Up.

This midafternoon high tea will serve as a bookend to the series covering the final topic, Building Leadership. The panel discussion will offer unique insights into how women can level the playing field and intentionally cultivate intergenerational cohorts and communities which support one another.

Bisnow: Greater DC Senior Housing Summit (Are Developers Ready for the Record Number of Boomers Ready to Retire?)

  • Where: TBD
  • When: January 30, 8:00 – 11:00 am
  • Cost: $104+

You’ll learn: Why are seniors looking to live in hipsturbia hotbeds? What regions of the DMV are seeing the most movement in terms of senior housing? What amenities are essential for today’s senior housing, and how can developers look ahead to future-proof these projects? How can developers strike the balance of affordable, senior housing that the region so desperately needs? What type of technology should developers be integrating within senior housing?

NAIOP Advocacy Committee: A Seat At the Table with Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz

  • Where: Lerch, Early & Brewer  |  7600 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 700
  • When: February 5, 8:00 – 9:30 am
  • Cost: Members $25, Guests $40

Councilmember Katz was recently elected Council President.  Come hear Councilmember Katz’s priorities for the coming years and be part of a dialogue regarding how we can work together to enhance economic development in the County.   Councilmember Katz is serving his second term on the County Council, Chairs the Council’s Public Safety Committee and is a member of the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee.

ENERGY STAR 101: Navigating Building Energy Performance Standards

  • Where: District Architecture Center
  • When: February 11, 8:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Cost: $0-$25

In January 2019, the District passed the most ambitious clean energy legislation in the nation, which launched in March as the Clean Energy Act. The bill aims to transition DC to run on 100% renewable electricity and reduce carbon emissions by 2032. By 2021, all DC-owned buildings of 10,000+ square feet and private buildings of 50,000+ square feet will need to meet the new energy standard or face a penalty.

Join AIA|DC and GHT’s Operations and Energy Services team for an overview of the ENERGY STAR program and how it relates to the new Building Energy Performance Standards to achieve these sustainability goals. The session will include an introduction to the ENERGY STAR program, explaining topics like GSA lease requirements, benchmarking, and ENERGY STAR rated buildings. It will also incorporate recent program changes based on Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) data and how each market sector was impacted. Attendees will walk away with a basic understanding of ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and Target Finder, how to register projects in the platform, potential pitfalls across building types, and strategies to increase ENERGY STAR scores.

Demystifying Density: Designing Solutions to the Region’s Housing Crisis

  • Where: District Architecture Center
  • When: February 20, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Cost: $50 – $110

The Washington, DC metropolitan region needs to add over 300,000 housing units by 2030 to meet its current demand. Most proposed solutions have focused on high-rise, high-density development in transit-oriented business centers.  Left out of the discussion is the potential contribution of more affordable low-to-midrise development in traditionally single-family neighborhoods that use most of the region’s land, often referred to as “missing middle” housing.

During this seminar organized by AIA|DC and the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship of the George Mason School of Business, join architects, planners, and developers to explore design solutions for introducing missing middle housing into the city, suburbs, and exurbs where high-rises won’t work.

Multifamily Owners and Investors Summit

  • Where: University of District of Columbia | 4200 Connecticut Ave NW
  • When: March 21, 10:00 – 3:30
  • Cost: $50

Calling all Washington DC Small Multifamily Owners and Investors, Real Estate Professionals, Mortgage Bankers, Attorneys, Property Managers and anyone else active or interested in the DC small multifamily market. (4-50 units).

This conference will focus on the legislative and regulatory issues that affect small apartment building owners in the District of Columbia. The event will also highlight new developments and best practices in property management for owners. It will examine clean energy, maximizing the tenant experience, utility audits and more.

Are you interested in networking with our Seattle area team? Here are the networking events coming to Seattle, WA in Q1

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