Our Stories

Designing Places Where Story Matters

Culture, Canvas & Conversation

Bigger than real estate, we explore the people who infuse our places with energy—the retailers, the chefs, the artists. Here is where we delve into the vibrant narratives that breathe life into EDENS’ properties 

Tune In: Key Ingredients to Retail Success

Three esteemed leaders in the real estate industry convene for a refreshingly upbeat and informative conversation about brick-and-mortar retail.

The Washington Post Interviews Jodie W. McLean

EDENS’ CEO Jodie W. McLean and deputy editorial page editor of The Washington Post, Karen Tumulty, discuss retail recovery and the post-COVID consumer landscape.

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.

Nothing Stops Sprouts Farmers Market Fans, Including a Blizzard

Nothing draws a crowd quite like the grand opening of a grocery store.

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.

We all smile in the same language.

Our places serve as the canvas for meaningful experiences that inspire curiosity and wonder.

What Does It Mean to be Genuinely Engaged In Life?

Encounters with ‘consequential strangers’—those impromptu conversation collisions—have a lasting impact, far beyond social media likes.

Social Connection: The Key to Building Healthy Communities

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 to succeed together and thrive.

Words We Love

Inspiring books and music


Encounterism: The Neglected Joys of Being In Person
By Andy Field


Think Like a Horse
By Grant Golliher


How to Know a Person
By David Brooks


Inciting Joy: Essay

By Ross Gay

EDENS Playlist

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