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Event Recap – Quest for Talent: Recruit (+Keep) Diverse Leaders in Real Estate

On January 16, 2019, ULI Northwest Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted Quest for Talent: Recruit (+Keep) Diverse Leaders in Real Estate. The event took place at Union Stables and was co-sponsored by Lease Crutcher Lewis and the Runstad Department for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington.  The program featured a keynote presentation from Dan Pulver, a Principal at KornFerry, a recruiting and strategy firm based in Los Angeles. Following Dan’s presentation, a panel of senior real estate leaders including Ada Healey, Chief Real Estate Officer, Vulcan, and Jonas Sylvester, … Read More

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Tom Parsons with Holland Partner Group Named New ULI Northwest Chair for WA

          ULI Northwest is pleased to announce that Tom Parsons with Holland Partner Group will Chair ULI Northwest in Washington, starting in July 2019. Tom will succeed our current Chair, Bill Pollard with Talon Private Capital (Chair 2017-2019). ULI Northwest had a chance to talk with Tom about his role with Holland Partner Group and commercial real estate. Here are a few highlights from our conversation: What’s your favorite thing about being in CRE? The opportunity to work with many great people in the industry and build great projects. What’s your favorite project you’ve done … Read More

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Seattle Women’s Leadership Initiative Wins ELEVATE Award

                        The members of the Seattle Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) were proud to accept the Association Ally Award at the 1st Annual ELEVATE Awards Gala. The event, hosted by CREW and The Registry, honored diversity and women’s leadership in commercial real estate.  The ULI Northwest chapter of WLI was established in 2016 with the mission to raise the visibility and number of women leaders both within ULI and the real estate industry. The WLI Executive Committee has been chaired … Read More

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NEW! YLG Partnership Forum Groups

Call for Applications If you have ever attended one of the YLG Leadership Forums, you know how valuable they can be. Interacting with leaders from the development community in a small group setting is the best way to learn and stay connected. Want to get even more out of your ULI membership? Starting in 2019, the Leadership Forums will be transitioning to a new format called Partnership Forum Groups. This program will place you in a group of 10-20 YLG members with similar interests, where you will attend a series … Read More

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ULI Northwest in Portland is Hiring

Contract Coordinator at Urban Land Institute Know all the trendy growth zones? Savvy with both people and projects? Enjoy herding cats? Passionate about environmental sustainability and urban planning? If you answer “Yes!” to all these questions, then we should talk! ULI Northwest is looking for a member to join our small team of energetic professionals. Our 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 Institute, we carry … Read More

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Center for Leadership | Alum Testimonial

ULI Northwest Center for Leadership Provides Clearer Vision for Professional Goals and Expanded Network By John Hoey, Senior Policy Analyst, Seattle Planning Commission When I was accepted to participate in the inaugural class of the Center for Leadership in 2012, I did not know what to expect from the program. Would it be like going back to school? Would we be sitting through hours and hours of seminars and lectures? Was I in over my head as a newcomer to the world of ULI Northwest? To my pleasant surprise, it … Read More

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Community Event: December 14th Spark Training

Join BetterBricks to learn about the building renewal strategy and how to use the Spark Tool to assess if your building is ready for a deep energy retrofit. This in-person training will focus on how to leverage Spark’s integrated technical and financial reports to communicate the business case for building renewal projects. The training will include an overview of the building renewal strategy, a live demonstration of the Spark Tool, and a look at the customized integrated measure packages the Tool can create. This Spark training provides 1 Continuing Education … Read More

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2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate Event Recap (Portland, OR)

By Chad Encinas, Holland Partner Group. Early in the morning on Thursday, November 16, hundreds of real estate professionals from throughout the Portland Metropolitan gathered at the ballroom of the The Nines Hotel to hear insights from ULI’s annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report. Price Waterhouse Cooper’s annual report captures the responses from over 500 real estate professionals in topics ranging from investment opportunities, market sector trends, capital markets and development. The theme for 2018’s report is “Navigating at Altitude”, and was presented by ULI Global CEO Patrick Phillips. … Read More

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Seattle is Top Market for Investment, Development in 2018: Emerging Trends in Real Estate®

The Urban Land Institute Northwest is getting ready to host Emerging Trends 2018, to highlight Seattle as the nation’s top market, attributed to its job opportunities, diverse economy, and educated workforce on Wednesday, November 15 from 7:30 – 9 AM at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. ULI Northwest’s signature event, Emerging Trends 2018 features Patrick Phillips, global chief executive officer of the Urban Land Institute, who will compare markets across the country and highlight real estate trends. The event launches ULI Northwest’s 2018 program theme: Tech & Innovation with Mike Sievert, Chief … Read More

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Partner Event: First Real Estate Social Hour

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