ULI Baltimore Bulletin

WLI Dinner Series Recap

Written by Ghadeer Mansour – ULI Members filled Blue Hill Tavern overlooking the city for the 4th Women’s Leadership Initiative Dinner Speaker Series hosted by ULI Baltimore. Cathie Bryant, Janet Meyer, and Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire are three women in the professions of architecture and real estate development. They reflected on their journeys thus far in a panel discussion moderated by Ann Tyler of BCT Architects. The women shared their definitions of success and their means of navigating career transitions. They drew on their experiences ranging from corporate leadership to entrepreneurship … Read More

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Content Before Cocktails: 414 Light Street

Written by Ghadeer Mansour – September 20, 2018 – During a late summer sunset, members of ULI Baltimore gathered at the outdoor terrace of 414 Light Street. As the newest addition to the Baltimore skyline, 414 Light Street is the city’s first luxury mixed-use development consisting of apartments, garage spaces, and retail units. At the podium were Stephen Gorn and his son Zachary Gorn, developers of family-owned Questar Properties. They began the evening by acknowledging those who brought the project to life: the lenders, architects, civil engineering team, designers, legal team, contractor, jurisdictional agencies in planning, licensing, transportation, … Read More

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Application Deadline Extended! 2018 Etkin Johnson Student Scholar Program

The application period for the 2018 Etkin Johnson Student Scholarship program is now open!  Interested candidates must submit applications by October 5th, 2018 to Danielle.Dunlap@uli.org.  Learn more and find the application HERE. About the Program The Urban Land Institute Foundation (ULIF) received a generous contribution from ULIF Governor Bruce Etkin to support undergraduate and graduate students in real estate-related programs at four District Councils. ULI Baltimore used the grant funding in 2017 to develop its first Student Scholarship program that provides a unique professional development opportunity for local university students and … Read More

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YLG Opportunity: TOD Product Council

The ULI Baltimore and Washington Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Product Council is currently seeking Young Leader members to join our collection of passionate and dedicated professionals. The product council currently has 40+ invited professionals from Baltimore and Washington DC who meet on a bi-annual basis in the spring and fall for a half/full day series of discussions on a variety of TOD topics and projects in the region. Only 2-3 Young Leaders will be invited to join the TOD Product Council. This opportunity is for Young Leader Members Only. To Apply, … Read More

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Grant Opportunity: Urban Innovation Grants

ULI Baltimore Urban Innovation Grants ULI Baltimore is proud to announce the launch of its Urban Innovation Grants. The District Council will award a limited number of grants up to $5,000.00 to support innovative projects that address land-related issues in the District Council territory.   Eligible Projects Innovative projects that will accelerate solutions to a local real estate-related problem.   Size of Grants: $1,000-$5,000.00 Eligible Applicants: Nonprofit, community organization, or public agency. Private businesses or property owners may apply if they can demonstrate a strong partnership with a public, nonprofit, or … Read More

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Content Before Cocktails: Merritt Clubs – Canton

On July 18th, ULI Baltimore hosted its signature monthly event, Content Before Cocktails, at the newly expanded Merritt Clubs 24-hour Canton location.  The event began with a courtside presentation by several Merritt team members. Guests then separated into groups that completed the tour on the new rooftop for sunset cocktails and appetizers. Speakers: Josh Asbury Merritt Construction Senior Project Manager Patrick Huhra Merritt Construction Project Manager Steve Roop Merritt Clubs Director of Food & Beverage   Completed in Spring 2018, the Canton Redevelopment consists of an 8-Story expansion with 6 floors … Read More

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Content Before Cocktails: 500 Park

On June 28th, the ULI Baltimore Content Before Cocktails took place at the new 500 Park mixed-use development.  Speakers included Dominick Wiker, VP & Director of Development of Washington Place Equities and designer Charles Alexander, Principal at Alexander Design Studios.  After the brief presentation and project tours, guests enjoyed a poolside open bar tended by TAPS Fill Station of the Mt. Vernon Marketplace. About 500 Park Completed in Fall 2017, 500 Park is the latest project in Washington Place Equities master-planned Mount Vernon Centre project. 500 Park consists of 153 market-rate rental apartments and … Read More

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Call for Entries: WaveMaker Awards 2018

The ULI Baltimore District Council is now accepting applications for the 2018 WaveMaker Awards. Projects must be located within the following Maryland counties: Allegheny, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Fredrick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, or Worcester. Applications shall include: The applicant’s name, address, phone number, and email address All of the companies/individuals that were involved in the project A brief description of how the project meets the Judging Criteria outlined below When the project was completed or will be complete … Read More

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YLG Giving Back: Adelaide Bentley Park Beautification

On Saturday, June 2nd, 15 volunteers from ULI’s Young Leaders Group gathered at Adelaide Bentley Park in Towson, MD to participate in a day of Giving Back. In partnership with Blue Water Baltimore, ULI assisted with the beautification and restoration of a small park that had recently been designated a land trust. The park benefits a small community where a lot of the residents are elderly and thus not as able to help with maintenance. Further, these land trusts are an important part of Greater Baltimore’s efforts to deal with … Read More

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Tour & Tales of the Port of Baltimore

On June 7th, the ULI Baltimore Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted an evening boat tour of the Port of Baltimore lead by two of WLI’s own committee members, Kimberly Clark and Caroline Hecker.  There’s no better way to understand Baltimore’s history and experience the city’s transformations than by water.  ULI members took part in a sunset cruise on the top deck of the Annapolitan II with a starboard view of the evolving harbor-front development.  The tour provided insight into the complex waterfront history as well as particulars contributing to the continual … Read More

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