For more than 50 years, the dominant development model in the United States has been the familiar ‘driveable suburban’ approach. Today however, a structural shift is underway in the real estate market as demand increases for walkable urban development – and the D.C. region is leading the way.
Now, LOCUS, in collaboration with the George Washington University School of Business and ULI Washington, is proud to announce a five-day executive education course this summer aimed at providing real estate professionals the tools they need to take advantage of this of this market transformation. The course, which will be held from June 10th to 14th in Washington D.C., features an impressive line up of developers, elected officials, place managers and others at the forefront of transforming Washington D.C. into the nation’s leading market for walkable urban development.
Participants include Deborah Ratner Salzberg, Director, Forest City Enterprises Inc., Shelley R. Poticha, Director, Office of Sustainable Housing & Communities, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Victor Hoskins, Deputy Mayor, District of Columbia, Henry Cisneros, Founder & Chairman, CityView and Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and Chris Leinberger, President, LOCUS, and Director, Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis at George Washington University. A full list of the speakers, as well as the schedule for the four-day course, can be found here.
This first of its kind, five-day certificate program, featuring speakers, walking tours, field visits, and panel discussions, is an excellent opportunity for developers, real estate executives, public officials and others to learn directly from the people leading D.C.’s boom in walkable development and how to take advantage of these trends in their own work.