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Program Presentation: Columbia’s 50th

Celebrate Columbia’s 50th Anniversary by examining the development patterns and trends over the first 50 years and looking at the future development on several key parcels including Columbia Gateway, Downtown Columbia, Long Reach Village and Howard Community College. Introduction: Josh Olsen (Monument Realty), author of a biography of James Rouse, Better Places, Better Lives, will give a 15-20 minute overview of the history of Columbia and James Rouse’s vision First Panel: Columbia’s History Moderator: Josh Olsen, Executive President, Monument Realty, author of Better Places, Better Lives a biography of James Rouse … Read More

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Neighborhood Design Center Seeks Nominations to its Board of Directors

The Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) is seeking nominations to its Board of Directors.  Founded in 1968, the Neighborhood Design Center is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the development of healthy, equitable neighborhoods through community-engaged design and planning services. By providing the tools, expertise, and partnerships necessary to realize neighborhood visions, they support broad participation in the evolution of the built environment. NDC provides access to pro bono design services in underserved communities in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, MD. In collaboration with neighborhood groups, local government agencies, and fellow nonprofits, … Read More

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Bill Struever’s Acceptance Speech

An Apology, 3 Blessings, and a Challenge An Apology— In 2008, the world fell down around our heads with 15 million in our active development pipeline. Our attempt at a global restructure failed and after a frenetic 4 days preparing for a bankruptcy filing, I couldn’t face abandoning ship. In 2009, a bankruptcy would be a total wipeout for all. We joined with partners, lenders, vendors, and communities that believed in us, to get projects completed as best we could, working through our travails and learning humility at a massive … Read More

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WaveMaker Awards 2017 Recap

As an international nonprofit research and education organization, ULI recognizes outstanding “wavemaking” real estate developments, related programs, and visionaries in worldwide urban development. On Thursday, October 5th, a record 400+ industry professionals gathered at the Monument City Brewing Company Building in East Baltimore to celebrate ULI Baltimore’s Ninth Annual Wavemaker Awards, a distinguished event where exceptional local development projects are honored. In June, ULI Baltimore issued a “Call for Entry” and received 35 outstanding nominations, which featured a diversity of developments in the local region including adaptive reuse, renovation, and … Read More

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Event Photos: 9th Annual WaveMaker Awards

Thank you for attending the 9th Annual WaveMaker Awards of 2017 at the Monument City Brewing Company Building!  This year, we had more than 450 attendees! To view photos from the event, click HERE.    

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Press Release: The Urban Land Institute District Council of Baltimore Announces WaveMaker Award Winners Local Real Estate Development Projects and Influencers Recognized

CONTACT: Lisa Harlow lisa@clappcommunications.com 443-992-8642 The Urban Land Institute District Council of Baltimore Announces WaveMaker Award Winners, Local Real Estate Development Projects and Influencers Recognized BALTIMORE, October 10, 2017 – The Baltimore District Council of The Urban Land Institute (ULI) held its ninth annual WaveMaker Awards on October 9 at the Monument City Brewing building in Baltimore. ULI Baltimore’s annual WaveMaker Awards recognize outstanding local real estate development projects, as well as Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Award winners. The projects were selected based on the following criteria: Completeness; a Sense … Read More

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Young Leaders Tour Ellicott City

Written by Katie Fink, Lorax Partnerships LLC– On Thursday, August 31, 2017, the ULI Baltimore Young Leaders met at the Phoenix Emporium on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City to take a walking tour and learn about the revitalization efforts following the devastating flood of 2016. While at the Phoenix Emporium, representatives from Howard County Economic Development Authority recapped the events of the flooding, the companies and properties that were damaged, and how the community rallied together to rebuild. Impressively, Ellicott City has retained nearly all of the original businesses … Read More

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Content Before Cocktails: Highland Haus Recap

ULI Baltimore’s Content Before Cocktails took place on September 28th at Highland Haus. This 80,000 square foot new building has been developed by Garver Development with Taylor Properties. The project involved razing the former Haussner’s restaurant, a longstanding Baltimore institution that had closed and remained vacant for 17 years. The new structure includes a two-story podium including structured parking, 800 square feet of retail on Eastern Avenue and the apartment lobby. On top of this is 5 stories of stick built apartments. The 65 units include (12) studios, (47) 1-bedrooms, … Read More

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The New Experience: The Transformation of Retail Settings into Unique Places

On Thursday, September 14th, industry experts gathered to discuss the state of retail, the industry’s response, and what defines the new ‘third place’ in this evolving landscape. This ULI/ABC/AIA program was held at Tabrizi’s Restaurant and drew more than 80 guests. Maureen McAvey, Senior Resident Fellow, ULI Washington, moderated the discussion and introduced the program by defining this third place as safe, accessible, casual, social, walkable and pedestrian/bike /car friendly. Jim Agliata, Vice President of Development, Westfield, one of the world’s largest owners of retail centers, stated that Westfield is … Read More

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Program Presentation: Creating Successful Gathering Places in Today’s Evolving Landscape

Presentation slides used during Joint Program with ABC Baltimore & AIA Baltimore Keynote Speaker & Moderator: Maureen McAvey, Senior Resident Fellow, ULI Washington Panelists: Jim Agliata, Vice President of Development, Westfield, LLC Nick Egelanian, President, Siteworks Retail Grant Ehat, Managing Partner, Willard Retail Bryce Turner, President & CEO, BCT Architects & Chairman, DDG  

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