Monthly Archives: May 2014

ULI Northwest Member Sarah Lewontin Receives Housing Development Consortium’s Carla Okigwe Leadership Award

From press release by Bellwether Housing: Seattle – May 14, 2014 – Sarah Rick Lewontin, Executive Director of Bellwether Housing, received the Carla Okigwe Leadership Award at Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County’s (HDC) annual luncheon on April 30th. This special award is given occasionally in honor of the vision and leadership of HDC’s founding Executive Director, Carla Okigwe. Recipients are chosen for their exemplary contributions to the affordable housing movement and a clear commitment to bettering the lives of those struggling and the communities in which they live. Ms. … 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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Event Recap – Cascadia Experience: Behind the Emerald Curtain

On April 8th ULI members from around the country convened in Seattle for a day of exploration prior to traveling to the 2014 Spring Meeting in Vancouver, BC. Following morning activities that included tours of the Cascade neighborhood and South Lake Union Discovery Center, the group attended a lunch program that focused on the evolution of Cascadia Cities.  After lunch guests were led on an exciting multi-modal tour of downtown Seattle.  The group visited several impressive projects, traveling both on foot as well as light rail.  The projects visited included … Read More

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CoreNet Luncheon: Engineering Serendipity – Tuesday, May 20

Please join CoreNet for Engineering Serendipity, an event with author and journalist Greg Lindsay at 11:30am on May 20, 2014, at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens.  During the program, Greg will share how cities, companies, and individuals can learn faster via impromptu conversation. About the Program: Innovation is fundamentally social. Case study after study has shown that the best ideas are more likely to arise from a casual chat around the water cooler than any scheduled meeting. They are the result of serendipity – a chance encounter at the … Read More

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ULI Northwest is Hiring – Administrative Assistant

Do you want to change the world?  Have you ever tamed a lion?  Do grammatical errors drive you nuts?  Can you embrace Helvetica font?  If you answered “yes” to all these questions, then this is the opportunity for you! ULI Northwest is searching for a member to join our small team of highly energetic professionals.  Our creative work group is the productive force behind an array of programs and initiatives in real estate development and land use in the Pacific Northwest.  As the local district council of the Urban Land … Read More

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Event Recap – YLG Leadership Forum with Clyde Holland

On April 16, about one dozen ULI Young Leaders sat down with Clyde Holland to learn about how Holland Partners Group has grown into a business with a $2.5 billion portfolio in just a little more than 13 years. Holland spoke about the company’s initiative to focus on ultra-urban high rises that play with the model of mixed-use development by expanding the range of amenities offered to tenants by ground floor retail.  Holland also raised topics of changing market conditions, wondering how factors like energy costs, micro units, and ride … Read More

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