Category Archives: Young Leaders Group

Event Recap: YLG Real Estate Panel

On February 18, the ULI Northwest Young Leaders Group and the Real Estate Club at the University of Washington co-hosted a well-attended networking event and panel discussion for young professionals and current students. The event was held at Anthony’s Forum, in the Foster School of Business on the University of Washington campus. Panelists included April Mackoff, an attorney with the law firm of McCullough Hill Leary; Joe Polito, Senior Development Manager with Touchstone; Janel Charlton, Associate Broker with Real Retail; and David Otis, Vice President of Capital Markets at JLL. … Read More

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Event Recap | YLG Leadership Forum with Bob McCleskey

The most recent ULI Northwest Leadership Forum was an opportunity for the Young Leaders Group to understand what it takes to build, grow, and maintain a successful business in our industry. The guest was Bob McCleskey, CEO of Sellen Construction, who shared valuable insight into his personal background and what his company is doing to set itself apart in the local market. Sellen’s track record is impressive. During Bob’s 35 years with the company, Sellen has grown rapidly and established a breadth of large clients in a diverse array of … Read More

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Calling All Urbanist Photographers! Enter the ULI Northwest Photo Essay Contest!

You know all those photos you take with your phone of cool urban settings and interesting street art? Put them to work and possibly earn some cool, hard cash in the ULI Northwest Photo Essay Contest. All participants 18 and over are welcome to enter. Entries require 2-4 photographs and an accompanying statement of up to 300 words. This year our contest will examine ACCESS in the urban environment: What critical issues of access face our urban communities, and how are cities and neighborhoods overcoming challenges of access in creative … Read More

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Event Recap – Housing Trends for Millennials

  On April 29, the ULI Northwest Housing Task Force hosted a sold-out event on millennial housing trends. Keynote speaker Dr. Ali Modarres, Director of Urban Studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma, challenged traditional demographic assumptions pertaining to housing preferences and offered an explanation for the geography of the regional, economic landscape. Presenting findings from his own studies, Dr. Modarres explained how historic transportation decisions, particularly the alignment of the I-5 corridor and lack of regional rail systems, contributed to the establishment of only a few primary employment centers. … Read More

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Event Preview: Young Leaders Group 2015 Real Estate Panel

The Seattle ULI Young Leaders Group is proud to present a panel discussion and networking event for young professionals and current students on February 26 at Startup Hall on the University of Washington Campus from 5:30-7:30pm. This annual networking event will provide an opportunity for students that are interested in the real estate industry to mingle with young professionals. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. Bob MacMillan of MacMillan Associates Consulting will kick off the event by providing insight on the current employment market and recruitment, and will share with … Read More

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Event Preview – Urbanism Geek Out: Brainstorming For a Better Seattle

The Seattle Young Leaders Group is proud to present a workshop on January 21 at Friends of Waterfront Seattle that will tackle the growing issue of density in Seattle and will provide the city with recommendations to alleviate the problem. As a rapidly growing city, Seattle needs creative solutions to address issues such as affordable housing, adequate parking, and maintaining neighborhood character. This session will bring together many stake holders, including professionals from the design and real estate fields, and have them work alongside community activists and City of Seattle … Read More

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Event Recap – Waterfront Seawall Tour, Seattle

The Waterfront Seawall Tour was a unique experience to see the Seawall project from the engineer’s and Project Manager’s eyes.  A preliminary PowerPoint of the project showed the progress, the challenges, the existing conditions, and the engineering plan and goals of the project.  The existing seawall has been compromised by microscopic organisms, and needs to be replaces to maintain the integrity of downtown Seattle.  The new seawall will be stronger, last longer, and also creates a better marine ecosystem along the shoreline that the past seawall.  The seawall is being … Read More

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Seattle’s Via6 and Portland’s Brewery Blocks Announced as Finalists in ULI 2014 Global Awards for Excellence Competition

SEATTLE (June 23, 2014) — Seattle’s Via6 development project and Portland’s Brewery Blocks have been announced as finalists in the 2014 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program.   Twenty-three outstanding developments from around the globe, including 11 in North America, seven in Asia, and five in Europe, have been selected as finalists. From this select group, a jury representing the many fields of real estate development expertise will choose a group of winners that will be announced in October at … Read More

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Event Recap – City as Campus: Tech Office in Seattle’s Urban Core

On June 10, a large group of ULI members and non-members alike gathered at Zillow headquarters in downtown Seattle to listen to a panel discussion regarding urban tech campuses and Seattle’s continued development as a leading technology market. The visitors had a guided tour of Zillow’s offices, located on floors 29-33 of the Russell Investment Center, and observed on the open office layout of the business while enjoying the panoramic views of Seattle. After the tour, moderator Paul Owen of Owen Media asked the panelists a range of questions from … Read More

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2014 ULI Northwest Photo Essay Contest

ULI Northwest is hosting a photo essay contest in conjunction with the 2014 Cascadia Regional Conference, which will be held on July 18 & 19 in Portland, Oregon. Competition participants will address these concepts through a photo essay consisting of two to four images and a written statement of up to 300 words. The photo essay should aim to address the theme while answering the following question: “What ingredients or elements make up successful urban neighborhoods, and which of these will be most important as our world moves rapidly toward … Read More

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