Conference Schedule

Day 1: April 25

Apr 25

Economic Trends Keynote Presentation: Anirban Basu

This presentation provides a detailed, data-driven update of the performance of the global, national, and relevant regional economy.  Special attention is given to key aspects of economic life, including trends characterizing financial, real estate, energy…

April 25, 2017 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Hall Keynote
Apr 25

Exhibit Break

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April 25, 2017 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Atrium Exhibit Break
Apr 25

Concurrent Session- Construction Innovation: Mass Timber 101 and Beyond

The barriers are coming down for mass timber’s entry as a mainstream building material for commercial and residential buildings.  Around the world developers are using wood to build tall structures because it’s renewable, sustainable, beautiful…

April 25, 2017 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Ballroom A Concurrent Sessions
Apr 25

Concurrent Session- The Transportation Revolution: Driverless Vehicles and Beyond

Autonomous (computer driven) vehicles may be available for purchase within five years – bringing in the largest change in transit since the internal combustion engine replaced the horse. What are the real estate implications of…

April 25, 2017 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Ballroom B Concurrent Sessions
Apr 25

Exhibit Break

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April 25, 2017 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Atrium Exhibit Break
Apr 25

Concurrent Session- Housing for the Missing Middle

Over the past two decades, millennials entering the workforce have absorbed tens of thousands of new apartments in the DC Metro area’s downtowns and commercial corridors.  As this age cohort couples up and starts families…

April 25, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ballroom B Concurrent Sessions
Apr 25

Concurrent Session- Sustainability and Urban Resilience: Making a Business Case for all Stakeholders

Sustainability is the new norm and part of the development “ethos” in real estate, and its principles and practices go hand in hand with efforts towards urban resilience.  Governmental regulations are on the rise with…

April 25, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ballroom A Concurrent Sessions
Apr 25

Exhibit Break

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April 25, 2017 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Atrium Exhibit Break
Apr 25

Lunch

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April 25, 2017 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Hall Lunch
Apr 25

20th Anniversary “Decades” Panel- Where We Come From…Where We’re Going

Whether you are in an urban neighborhood or an edge community of the Washington Region, national, international, and regional trends have affected your business over the past two decades. Global and local political and economic…

April 25, 2017 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Hall Panel
Apr 25

Exhibit Break

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April 25, 2017 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Atrium Exhibit Break
Apr 25

Concurrent Session- Curating Community: Intentional Placemaking

Adaptive reuse and creative placemaking maximize the value of existing resources by enhancing local character and enabling multi-generational, walkable, active, supportive communities sustainably. Artists have the pulse of the community, keenly observing its needs and…

April 25, 2017 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Ballroom A Concurrent Sessions
Apr 25

Concurrent Session- Real Estate Investment Strategies of the Past, Present and Future

Several of the most influential people in real estate offer their views on investment and capitalization strategies in real estate development and investment spanning back 20 years, comparing them to strategies implemented today, and forecasting…

April 25, 2017 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Ballroom B Concurrent Sessions
Apr 25

Exhibit Break

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April 25, 2017 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Atrium Exhibit Break
Apr 25

The Trends Awards- ULI Washington’s Project Awards Program

Our region has an amazing number of vibrant and innovative commercial real estate developments being brought to the market.  The Trends Awards Program was conceived to recognize and celebrate the fantastic work of developers, engineers…

April 25, 2017 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Hall Trends Awards
Apr 25

Networking Cocktail Reception

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April 25, 2017 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Atrium Networking Reception