Monthly Archives: January 2013

ULI to Conduct Advisory Services Panel on Buffalo’s HSBC Tower

The Urban Land Institute will begin an advisory services panel on Buffalo’s HSBC Tower beginning February 25th, 2013. Buffalo Business First covered the evaluation: A panel of urban development experts are expected to be in Buffalo, beginning Feb. 25, to take a hard look at the One HSBC Center and what the future may hold for downtown’s tallest office building. The panel, comprised of representatives from the Urban Land Institute, will spend several days looking at the 38-story, 851,000-square-foot tower to help map a future course for the building. The tower … Read More

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ULI NY Holds Expert Panel on Public Private Partnerships

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ULI NY hosted a unique panel of experts at a sold-out program titled “Public Private Partnerships: A Global Perspective.” Moderated by Dolly Mirchandani of Allen & Overy LLP, the panel explored the global history of the public private partnership (P3s) and identified strategies for implementation regionally. In the first session, panelists discussed the P3 from a macroeconomic perspective and compared the advantages and challenges presented by contemporary global models. The second session covered the debt and equity perspective. Speakers discussed typical bidders and motivations for investing and developing, exploring funding … Read More

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ULI NY Launches Women’s Leadership Initiative

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ULI NY held its first Women’s Leadership Initiative meeting on January 15th, 2013. Led by Bobbi Paley, women of all ages gathered to network and discuss the mission of WLI. The Women’s Leadership Initiative (the “WLI”) was formally launched in Charlotte, NC at the ULI 2012 Spring Meeting as a means of promoting the advancement of women in both ULI and the real estate industry. To get involved in this initiative please contact newyork@uli.org. Photos of the first meeting are below. Mission The mission of the WLI is expressed in … Read More

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Job Opportunity – Executive Director, ULI New York

ULI New York is excited to announce a new opportunity for an Executive Director. For more information and to apply, Click Here.  No phone calls, please.  

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Propose a Session for the 2013 Fall Meeting

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ULI’s next Fall Meeting will be held Nov. 5 to 8 in Chicago, and proposals are now being accepted for concurrent sessions and presentations. Do you have an idea for an engaging presentation or a case study to share with the ULI community? Submit your proposal online.

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The Commercial Observer Highlights Modular Building, Concurrent with Upcoming ULI New York Panel

The Commercial Observer recently highlighted Forest City Ratner’s B2 building at Atlantic Yards, soon to become the largest modular building in the world. The article discusses the cost and time-saving advantages of modular building, which real estate experts anticipate will become increasingly important as an alternative to on-site construction. ULI New York’s upcoming program, “Construction Technologies and Methodologies—Implications in Economics and Labor,” will feature a panel of experts including MaryAnne Gilmartin, Executive Vice President of Commercial & Residential Development at Forest City Ratner, who will examine issues of design, economics, … Read More

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ULI NY Presents Public Private Partnership – A Global Perspective

ULI New York presents a two-part panel on Public Private Partnerships, which will take place on the morning of Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Public Private Partnerships (P3s) have been successfully implemented globally in more than 40 countries including Australia, Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States as an alternative source of funding for public projects. The program will provide a historical background of P3s, which will lead into a presentation of global case studies highlighting trends in the emerging P3 sector. Panelists will draw from these case studies … Read More

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Dr. Mark Zandi Presents Optimistic Report at ULI New York’s 8th Annual Economic Forecast and Real Estate Outlook Luncheon

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Global thought leader Dr. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics and co-founder of Economy.com, presented the annual Economic Forecast and Real Estate Outlook on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. In his report, Dr. Zandi expressed great optimism for New York City commerce, which he said will have the potential for accelerated growth as emerging economies increase their demand for specialized services. Dr. Zandi also provided in-depth analysis of the national housing market, which he explained is well-positioned to drive growth not only in real estate, but in other key sectors … Read More

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Learn Online and On Demand: ULI Upcoming Webinars

Learn Online: Understanding Commercial Real Estate Cap Rates Real estate capitalization rates can have profound effects on investor returns, but the mechanics of why they change aren’t always well understood. In an online class on Jan. 15, ULI will explain the factors that determine cap rates and teach you how to track their movements to better inform your investments. Sign up for the webinar today. Learn on Demand: Basic Real Estate Finance Designed for those new to real estate finance, this online workshop introduces students to the basic principles. Watch … Read More

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10 Trends From This Month’s ULI Real Estate Business Barometer

Buyer appetite for commercial property softened a bit, according to the latest ULI Real Estate Business Barometer. The upward trajectory of permits and starts of all housing types is unabated, while economic indicators continue to reflect sustained moderate growth. Download the article here.

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