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October 2020

October 28 @ 11:39 am
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June 2020

Virtual Walkthrough: City Ridge

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Known as a "Northwest icon for a new generation" nestled above Glover-Archibold Park's trails and bike paths, Join DCBIA on Wednesday, June 17, for a premier virtual tour of the city's new urban village, City Ridge, coming in 2022.  Led by Richard Lake of Roadside Development, learn more on the safety efforts taking place during the construction process of this vibrant 1.15 million sq. ft. mixed use development. The project showcases 690 residential units, 159,000 sq. ft of office space,…

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DCBIA Young Leaders Presents: Recruiting and Retaining Talent in the Building Industry

June 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Young Leaders Committee invites you to the next event in our professional development series. The first webinar provided valuable strategies for seeking job opportunities and networking. Let's build off those conversations while shifting the perspective to  senior leadership directly involved in the hiring, promotions, and staffing processes. Join the committe for a virtual discussion with our expert panelists, revealing their  approach for recruiting and retaining talent, and how COVID-19 has impacted staffing and workload in their respective disciplines Moderated…

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Updates on DCRA’s Accelerated Digital Transformation

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

On Wednesday, June 24, hear from the Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Director, Ernest Chrappah, about DCRA's virtual operations during the pandemic and learn about the agency's accelerated digital transformation. Please send us your questions in advance.  

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Virtual Happy Hour

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We had such a great time connecting with our industry friends while discussing vacation destinations and phased reopening during our premier virtual happy hour. If you missed out on the first one, you're in luck! Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 25, from 4:00pm - 5:00pm for our next virtual happy hour! Whether you'd like to grab a drink at the amenity center bar, enjoy rooftop views of Penn Quarter, or relax in the cabanas? You decide with one of…

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July 2020

DCBIA Commercial Office Retail Committee presents: Perspectives on the Office and Retail Markets Amidst Uncertainty

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The markets have been greatly affected by the public health pandemic and civic unrest. Join DCBIA for an update from CBRE leaders on the local and national commercial retail and office markets. We have lots of questions about the local and national CRE markets amid the public health pandemic and unrest.  Which types of retailers have suffered most? What concessions are now being considered? What are the new consumer spending and buying patterns? What were the office vacancy and absorption rates…

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DCBIA Young Leaders Virtual Happy Hour

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Since going virtual, we still have the usual stress-free networking with those in our peer group, but we’re also introducing new speakers with a point of view to kick things off. This month, we're excited to present DPR Construction's National Talent Advocate, Guy Sanders. Grab a drink and get ready to network with other emerging leaders and our industry expert, this Thursday, July 23, from 5:00pm-6:30pm. We will have breakout rooms, casual and meaningful exchanges, and good times!   Join us.…

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Briefing on DC Water Proposed Rates

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

DC Water is proposing rate changes for fiscal year 2021 and fiscal year 2022, beginning Oct. 1, 2020 and Oct. 1, 2021, respectively. To help ensure that costs are being properly recovered (water costs are recovered through the water rates, for example), DC Water conducts regular Cost of Service Studies.  Previously the studies were done every three years, but this year DC Water began conducting two year Cost of Service Studies to fully align the study with the two year rate…

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DCBIA Housing Committee: Update on Expanded IZ & Comprehensive Plan

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

DCBIA Housing Committee Co-Chairs Clint Mann, President of Urban Pace and Charles Warren, Principal of Teass | Warren Architects invite you to hear from Jeff C. Utz, Director, Goulston & Storrs and DCBIA Board member and Co-Chair of the DCBIA Public Policy & Regulation Committee. Hear from Jeff on DCBIA's work on the following housing-related initiatives:  Inclusionary Zoning Plus In January, the Mayor has announced the Expanded Inclusionary Zoning proposal, which would increase the IZ set-aside requirement to up to 20% for zoning map…

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August 2020

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How Can We Now Make It Happen?

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

There has been much discussion lately about increasing diversity in the real estate industry prompted by the tragic events witnessed by all in our nation. We know that people of color are under-represented, particularly African Americans who comprise less than 1% of the real estate industry in Washington, DC. If not now, when? Join us for the first conversation in our diversity series. Hear concrete ideas and a call-to-action from an expert group of leaders in the field.   Presenters: Ernie…

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DCBIA Small Business Advocacy Briefing

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Many people think DCBIA only represents large businesses when in fact we advocate for businesses of all sizes and have a diverse membership - from small developers and architectural firms to art organizations, law firms and more. A little known fact that I want to shout from rooftops is that 1/3 of DCBIA's membership are small businesses.  Over the last several years, DCBIA has led advocacy efforts to ensure that taxes and regulations are supportive of businesses to ensure the business…

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