Real Estate Industry’s Premier Event Set for September 18-21 in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON (July 29, 2019) – Internationally renowned architect Alejandro Aravena, known for his ability to synthesize design challenges into solutions that channel people’s capacity to create vibrant communities, will be among the featured speakers at the Urban Land Institute’s Fall Meeting, scheduled for September 18-21 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Aravena will discuss his architectural philosophy, breaking down professional barriers, and his commitment to deep community engagement at a session taking place on September 19 in Room 202AB at the Convention Center. He is the 20th recipient of the prize, which honors the legacy of Kansas City, Missouri, developer J.C. Nichols, a founding ULI member considered to be one of America’s most creative entrepreneurs in land use during the first half of the 20th century. The award recognizes an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to community building globally, who has established visionary standards of excellence in the land use and development field, and whose commitment to creating the highest-quality built environment has led to the betterment of society.
Other sessions now on the Fall Meeting schedule include:
- Building a multimodal future: Moderated by Gabriela Canamar Clark, principal, LandDesign, and featuring Irena Savakova, director of design and vice president, Leo A. Daly, panelists at this session will discuss new ways of activating social nodes such as libraries, urban markets and bank cafes, and how these can evolve the social infrastructure of cities.
- Reinvinting social nodes in the city : Moderated by Andrea Jang, growth lead, JLL Spark Americas, JLL-Corporate Solutions, and featuring Chase Garbarino, chief executive officer and co-found of HqO, This panel will discuss how commercial real estate investors can make highly leveraged decisions that make the most out of their capital and space utilization by using proptech.
- Building a Multimodal Future: A ULI Playbook to Increase Density and Reduce Parking with TDM: This session will expand on the recently released ULI publication, “Building a Multimodal Future: Connecting Real Estate Development and Transportation Demand Management to Ease Gridlock.” Moderated by Justin Schor, principal, Wells + Associates, Inc., one of the authors of the study, and joined by Rebecca Snyder, senior vice president, Strategic Property Partners along with Jeffrey Hermann, section chief – site analysis, Fairfax County, Virginia, the panelists will discuss real world examples of urban, suburban and small town communities that have enacted transportation demand policies and how it affected their communities.
ULI’s Fall Meeting is the place to get new story ideas, new perspectives, new information and new sources on all the latest issues affecting the industry. As always, registration is complimentary for the media. Please join us in Washington D.C.!
The 2019 Fall Meeting is made possible with generous support from numerous sponsors, including icon sponsors Boston Properties and JBG Smith; principal sponsors Newmark Knight Frank, EDENS, Madison Marquette and PN Hoffman; platinum sponsors Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HFF; as well as UDR, AvalonBay Communities, Marcus & Millichap and RealPage.