ULI Washington Initiative Council Member

ULI Washington Initiative Council Member

Applications for FY 21 are currently being reviewed. If opportunities remain available, we will accept applications on a rolling basis through July 31st at which time we will review and fill any remaining slots.


Initiative Councils are designed to engage members based on their expertise and passion within the land use industry. The goal is to create a topically focused, multidisciplinary group of mid and senior-level professionals involved in a specific facet of real estate who commit to meet on a regular basis, develop trusted connections and share best practices. Councils provide a forum for information exchange among peers. Our councils are based on the ULI Product Council program – at the local level.

Councils meet on a quarterly basis, and the membership of each council is in the range of 30-45 people. Membership in Initiative Councils are fee-based ($100 for private members, $50 for public/non-profit members) and application-based, but open only to ULI Members.

Expectations of the Council members:

  • Attend at least 3 out of the 4 meetings per year.
  • Actively participate in council meetings and the Council’s information exchange.
  • Attend any program and/or event that you are involved in planning.
  • Actively participate in District Council activities.
  • Must maintain an active ULI membership (Full or Associate).

ULI Washington has five initiative councils:

  • Housing Initiative Council – The Housing Initiative Council focuses on sharing best practices, emerging trends, and public and private approaches to producing and preserving all types of residential housing in the region. For FY 21, the Housing Initiative Council will focus on supporting the region’s housing goals including preservation of existing affordable units and production targets for new affordable and workforce housing approved by the Council of Governments and adopted by local jurisdictions. The council is seeking members who are interested to actively engage in an exchange of ideas between the public and private sectors to support these important regional goals.
  • Placemaking Initiative Council – The mission of the Placemaking Council is to provide a forum where the public and private sectors come together to share best practices in land use planning, urban design, and mixed use development to create and implement temporary and permanent placemaking projects. The underlying premise is that great places, whether urban or suburban, encourage inclusive social interaction, pride of place, comfortable living and working environments as well as being great stages for all manner of human activities.
  • Sustainability Initiative Council – This Council brings together land use industry leaders to discuss the broad role of sustainability in the built environment. With a forward-thinking approach, the Council helps build the business case for sustainability through the discussion of policy, capital markets, design, technology and specific case studies and projects. Discussions and presentations take a holistic view of sustainability that addresses all facets of sustainability including Human Health, Energy, Water, Resiliency and more. We also seek regular program collaboration with the other Initiative Councils and related organizations outside of ULI. Recent topics have included City Climate Plans, the economic impact of Federal sustainability policies, and sustainable placemaking.
  • Innovation + Technology Initiative Council – This Council brings together members working on or interested in learning more about innovation and technology in the real estate industry. Members will explore how innovation and technology are transforming planning and development as well as how companies find and integrate new technology.
  • Prince George’s County Initiative Council – This Council brings together members active in development in Prince Georges County from the public and private sector as well as members who want to learn more about the unique opportunities and challenges within the county and how they relate to the region at large.


Thank you for your interest in getting involved with ULI Washington. Please complete the form below to apply for a position on the committee for a one-year term concurrent with ULI’s 2021 fiscal year (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021). ULI Washington’s leadership will review your application, determine your eligibility. The application period closes on June 15, 2020.

The application pulls information from your ULI member profile. If any of the information is incorrect, please make sure to update the information in your profile here.


Members gain knowledge from their industry peers through shared best practices and case studies. Members develop trusted connections with other real estate professionals and experts.

Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

A key objective of ULI Washington is to increase diversity and inclusion in our organization and in the real estate and land use industries. We believe diversifying our membership, raising the profile of our diverse members, and welcoming their different perspectives allows us to better fulfill ULI’s mission of creating and sustaining thriving, resilient, and equitable communities.

Eligibility Score

Members only. Due to the limited number of spaces available, applying does not guarantee a spot on a council.

Financial Commitment
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