Rother: Our goal is to have a cadre
of real estate executives active
in the city.

WASHINGTON, DC-ULI Washington has selected the participants for its 2012-2013 Regional Land Use Leadership Institute class. Formed last year, the Institute brings together local mid-level leaders in the development, land use, legal, nonprofit, government and financial fields. Applicants must have at least five years of real estate experience and be involved in community service and civic groups.

“Our goal is to have an active alumni group that will continue to work on these issues even when their class is over–a cadre of real estate executives that are focused beyond their own jurisdictions and committed to making the entire Washington area the best region overall,” executive director Lisa Rother told last year when the inaugural class was selected.

The 30 people selected for the eight-day class will discuss how to accommodate growth in the nation’s Capital area in the coming decades. They will attend panel discussions, lectures and project tours and interact with public officials and industry leaders. They will also work in teams to help a nonprofit or government group work through land-use issues. The following are this year’s class participants:

  • Elizabeth Askew, Mission First HDC;
  • Anthony Balestrieri, Balestrieri Real Estate Group;
  • Jason Bonnet, Forest City Washington;
  • Jeff Bonvechio, DC Public Library;
  • James Buckler, Morris & Ritchie Associates Inc.;
  • Edward Chaglassian, The JBG Cos.;
  • Yum Yu Cheng, Linowes and Blocher LLP;
  • Sara Collins, Balfour Beatty Construction;
  • Martine Combal, DC Government;
  • Melanie Domres, Cafritz Interest LLC/Novus Residences LLC;
  • Robert D’Onofrio, U.S. Department of Justice;
  • Matthew Flis, Fairfax County – Office of Community Revitalization;
  • Cindy Gibson, Montgomery County Council;
  • William Herbig, National Capital Planning Commission;
  • Jeremy Hurlbutt, City of Rockville;
  • Kamarin Kraft, The Mayhood Cos.;
  • Sophie Lambert, US Green Building Council;
  • Charles Lancaster, Gould Property Co.;
  • Stephen Lawson, Baker Tilly;
  • Stephanie Leedom, US General Services Administration;
  • David Lieb, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission;
  • Manuel Ochoa, Latino Economic Development Corp.;
  • Stephanie Pankiewicz, LandDesign Inc.;
  • David Pearson, B.F. Saul Co.;
  • Lauren Pruss, City of Gaithersburg;
  • Lily Qi, Montgomery County Executive’s Office;
  • Noemi Riveira, Habitat for Humanity of Northern VA;
  • Marshall Rood, Rodgers Consulting Inc.;
  • Andrew Shuckra, Keane Enterprises Inc.; and
  • Duncan Slidell, The Bozzuto Group