ULI Northwest offers a full-day tour of Portland and travel by Amtrak Cascade train into Seattle before the 2017 ULI Spring Meeting begins.
Water defines so much of Seattle’s character and pattern of development. Climb into a kayak and paddle your way through an exciting mix of history, transformative megaprojects, and innovative solutions to living with water.
Explore the varied facets of the “City of Destiny” by learning how Tacoma is balancing development with historic preservation to best connect people to its unique identity.
A short drive across the lake from Seattle is the booming “Eastside,” where Redmond and Bellevue have grown from bedroom communities into cities in their own right. Our tour will start with Microsoft’s global headquarters, home to some 40,000 employees and where participants will experience the Microsoft Envisioning Center, previewing ways that technology will be embedded in our homes and offices.
Seattle’s current growth boom is reminiscent of the Alaskan gold rush days. Now, it’s the organic growth of local firms, the opening and expansion of global tech leaders, and corporate headquarters returning from suburban environments to their downtown roots.
Retrace Seattle's legacy of streetcar suburbs on this modern light rail and streetcar-oriented tour of vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. Get in the mix where new transit options leverage residential choices, addressing explosive growth, economic, and social shifts.
Enjoy a leisurely ferry ride from downtown Seattle to explore Bainbridge Island. Tour the Bainbridge Art Museum, powered by geothermal and solar, and stroll through Winslow and learn about the redesigned streetscape built to enhance the island’s main street vitality.
Pioneer Square offers a rich layering of history, innovation, and reinvention, weaving Native American culture with architectural heritage, legacy, and new global commerce into a robust cultural scene that also hosts professional sports and the community’s social services.
Known for its diversity and active street scene, Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s destination neighborhoods. “The Hill” offers breweries and bars, some of the best coffee roasters in the city, and interesting local shops.
With support from the Rose Center for Public Leadership, a joint program of ULI and the National League of Cities, city leaders are identifying opportunities to rethink land use in ways that both support existing communities and transform the city for the better.
On this walking tour, see and experience several projects underway and nearing completion, including Pike Place Market’s newly completed MarketFront development.
In the heart of an increasingly dense urban core, the Space Needle on Seattle Center’s 74-acre campus is the region’s top visitor destination and neighbor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Seattle headquarters, where initiatives with global impact begin.
As sustainable building techniques become standard practices, Seattle’s leadership continues with green technologies that make both dollars and sense. This tour features two of the city’s best and brightest examples: a cutting-edge energy-sharing project and the greenest commercial building on the planet.
Join this exclusive tour and get an up-close waterside view of the Port of Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal, home to the North Pacific Fishing Fleet, including many vessels of Deadliest Catch fame.
Did you know that a simple 10 -step process can help you reduce energy usage by nearly 50%? ULI’s new Tenant Energy Optimization Program provides free resources that creates value for both tenant and landlords. At this…
Maximizing Project Success through Best Practices in Creative Placemaking Join ULI Senior Visiting Fellow Juanita Hardy and other ULI members who are passionate about creative placemaking for a special lunch! Juanita Hardy will share findings from her…
Visit the Microsoft HoloLens demonstration space to explore 3D building models in a whole new way and learn how this cutting-edge technology can transform your work.
Join us as William Ferguson sits down with Alaska Airlines CEO Bradley Tilden to discuss his thoughts on the keys to successful leadership, building a successful company, and meeting customers’ expectations.
Join us as we provide a stimulating overview of the economic opportunities, including real estate investment, presented by smart cities now and in the near future.
Major corporate relocations to highly urbanized environments have been occurring on an unprecedented scale. Join us for a panel discussion that delves deeper into the real deal. How did these companies make the decision to go “all in” on urban? What factors did they consider?
Why is it that many of the cities with the fastest-growing economies, including San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York City, and Austin, suffer from a growing imbalance between job growth and housing supply…
Join us to learn how small-scale developers are leading the charge with outstanding adaptive re-use projects. Learn how the deals are put together from the wet stack to the capital stack.
Directed toward beginners and veterans alike, this lively session will outline a commonsense approach—and a winning strategy—to successful rezoning.
Join the Advisory Services panelists and Seattle staff members as they discuss the panel experience, the impact of the recommendations on the South Park and Georgetown neighborhoods, and the city’s future plans for environmental and economic resilience in the Duwamish River Valley.
The semiannual ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, a survey of leading industry experts, was just released. Where will the real estate industry be at the end of 2017? Will 2017 be a turning point for the industry—or will it be 2018?
Explore the new dynamics of successful master-planned development in contrasting urban infill and greenfield communities. You won’t want to miss this discussion of the latest thinking on MPC land acquisition, entitlement, infrastructure, amenities, and capitalization.
Hear from industry investors, operators and legal experts on the state of the commercialized cannabis business and opportunities being created in the sector.
This panel will provide insights into major shifts in the retail industry and trends that are fueling its transformation. Come hear about new and exciting ideas in retail design, technology, and amenities emerging in this changing retail landscape.
Learn about 100 years of history that made it possible for Amazon to create an urban campus that has transformed the office market, including accidents, vision, and chance, along with very high-level strategic planning by the players involved, including Clise Properties and Vulcan.
Join us as Mr. Biden shares his thoughts on leadership, foreign affairs, and diplomacy in a time when it matters most.
Seattle’s Young Leaders Group presents a night out in Seattle’s densest and liveliest neighborhood, Capitol Hill. Explore Capitol Hill's Night Market, Auto Row, and view award-winning architecture.
Full-day meetings of ULI Product Councils.
Learn from industry veterans in development, architecture, and other real estate sectors about the best approaches to modernizing existing office buildings for today’s discerning tenants.
Listen to a team of experts address issues in our capital markets that can affect your business.
You’ve heard of virtual reality, but what about “mixed” reality? Microsoft HoloLens, a fully self-contained holographic computer, blends people, places, and objects from the physical world with the virtual one to create a completely new…
Attend this session to hear the perspectives of a domestic investor, a foreign investor, and a public sector professional.
Find out how strategic real estate decisions foster a sense of community and galvanize collaborative partnerships that help key organizations develop groundbreaking innovations to improve health and transform lives.
This session will explore how a new vision for Seattle’s waterfront spawned diverse partnerships that are reknitting the city’s landscape to create a great public place.
Come hear an influential philanthropic leader share an inspiring story of leadership and philanthropy that is driving change in the world.
Join a dynamic discussion with thought leaders as they explore the transformative impact and opportunity that technology will have in the next decade.
Daniel James Brown will share the remarkable story from his New York Times bestselling book, The Boys in The Boat, and the lessons of resilience, beating the odds, and finding hope in the most desperate of times.
This is a meeting for Sovereign Wealth Funds, Endowments, Foundations, Public or Private Pensions, etc. that provide the capital for real estate investments whether directly or through separate accounts or commingled funds. The purpose is…
Join your peers at the new Amazon headquarters – Doppler. This state-of-the-art building will provide a unique backdrop for you to catch up with colleagues and share lessons learned at the meeting. For those attending the…
Join Seattle’s Young Leaders Group in a self-guided tour and pub crawl in the rapidly changing Pioneer Square neighborhood.