Contact: Lisa Harlow
ULI Baltimore Women’s Leadership Initiative Hosts Successful Program for Female Students Interested in Design, Construction, and Real Estate Careers
BALTIMORE, June 13, 2017 — On Thursday, June 8, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Baltimore Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) hosted “Focus on the Female Perspective: Support Baltimore Women in Design, Construction, and Real Estate Education.” This interactive, behind-the-scenes tour and the day-long event helped bring together students from local community colleges enrolled in construction-related programs and professional women in their field. The program was held in collaboration with the CCBC Interior Design, CAD & Construction Management Programs.
Forty-two students and mentors representing seven colleges, including Community College of Baltimore County, Morgan State University, University of Baltimore, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, American University, and the University of Maryland participated in the program.
Students toured two of the most prestigious new developments in town. At Harbor Point, the city’s largest downtown waterfront site currently under development, they heard from a team from Beatty Development, which included Cathie Bryant, Vice President – Asset Management; Bob Gentry, CFO; and Jonathan Flesher, Sr. Development Director.
At Stadium Square, a redefining mixed-use development located in historic South Baltimore, Denise Sullivan, Principal, Urban Green Environmental, and Arsh Mirmiran, Partner, Caves Valley Partners, spoke to the students. The day concluded with a panel discussion and networking with representatives from real estate-related programs in Maryland’s four-year schools.
The Baltimore District Council of ULI was awarded the 2016 WLI Grant from the ULI National Council for Focus on the Female Perspective at the ULI Fall Meeting in November. The grant is awarded annually to innovative programs that increase the visibility and number of women leaders in the real estate and land use fields.
View photos from the event HERE
ABOUT ULI BALTIMORE
The “go to” organization for unbiased strategic visioning, ULI comprises an international community of development experts who take on today’s issues in the context of a livable tomorrow. The local component of the Urban Land Institute, the Baltimore District Council coordinates monthly program events and a leadership forum addressing land use, development and financing issues facing our region. A committee made up of local ULI members identifies topics and speakers for our programs and special events throughout the year. For more information about ULI Baltimore, visit www.baltimore.uli.org.
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