Our Stories

Place matters when its story is told

Culture, Canvas and Conversation

EDENS places are rich with stories— from our own team, from retailers and restaurateurs, from the artists who infuse our properties with life, color and originality.

We lead with our people, who create our culture. Places are the canvas in which we design and curate meaningful experiences. We engage through conversation: a compelling collection of visuals, words and creative intellect.

Tune In: Key Ingredients to Retail Success

In March 2023, Urban Land Institute (ULI) hosted a live discussion about brick-and-mortar retail that was refreshingly upbeat as well as informative.

EDENS’ Coast-to-Coast Expansion: Interview with Jodie W. McLean

With the purchase of eight grocery-anchored retail centers in Seattle, Northern California ad Southern California, Washington, D.C.-based retail owner, operator and developer EDENS is heading west.

Urban Alliance: Hire an Intern, Change a Life

For more than 25 years, Urban Alliance has been building a diverse next-generation workforce.

Go Green

Though we are 100% carbon neutral at all EDENS’ public spaces, we are still committed to doing even more for our people, places and planet. As stewards of our communities, we are responsible for ensuring the future. Our efforts today leave a lasting impact.

Union Market District: A Gem in the Heart of DC

Union Market District is absolutely buzzing with excitement, and the media can't stop talking about it.

Rise + Thrive: Caring for Ourselves and Each Other

As we reach across the internet divide, there’s no way to really know how a genuine message of goodwill might be received by someone who is struggling with health issues, personal stress or feelings of loneliness.

We all smile in the same language.

At a time when cohesive, supportive communities are so important, we feel our places serve as the canvas for meaningful experiences that inspire curiosity and wonder.

Holiday Shopping 2023: What to Expect This Season

It’s not at all the time for retailers to hit the brakes or for shoppers to abandon their wish lists.

Social Connection: The Key to Building Healthy Communities

The value of genuine human connection cannot be overstated. We live in an era where virtual communities have become the norm, but what has been lost in the process?

OPEN: New Pathways to Human Engagement

It is through genuine personal interactions and sustained engagement that we have the best chance for our people, retailers and communities to succeed together and thrive.

Words We Love

Inspiring books and music


How to Do Nothing
By Jenny Odell


101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think
By Brianna Wiest


Stay True
By Hua Hsu


Inciting Joy: Essay

By Ross Gay

EDENS Playlist

VOLUME UP: these are the songs that speak to us and keep us moving.