Monthly Archives: February 2013

Making Room: Q&A with Sarah Watson, Deputy Director of Citizens Housing & Planning Council

After ULI New York’s tour of the Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, we caught up with Sarah Watson from the Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) to answer some questions about the exhibit, which will be on display at the museum through September 15th. What are the key demographic trends driving the need for alternative housing options such as micro-units in New York City? First, New York City is growing rapidly. We’re expecting an additional 600,000 residents by … Read More

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Housing Council Attends Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers at the Museum of the City of New York

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On February 20th, members of ULI New York’s Housing Council attended a private tour of the Museum of the City of New York’s new exhibit Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers.  The exhibit showcases innovative design solutions to better accommodate New York City’s changing, and sometimes surprising, demographics, including a rising number of single people.  Co-presented in partnership with the Citizen’s Housing & Planning Council (CHPC), Making Room showcases CHPC’s exploration of new housing ideas that can accommodate New York’s shifting demographics and increasing population as well as … Read More

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Stuart Brodsky Welcomed as Co-Chair of the Sustainable Building Council!

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Stuart Brodsky, visiting clinical professor at NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate will join Anne Fletcher, Principal, Zyscovich Architects as co-chair of ULI New York’s Sustainable Building Council.  Brodsky currently lectures on Sustainable Real Estate Development at NYU and is a long-time industry leader in Sustainable Real Estate. Stuart Brodsky, formerly senior manager of global sustainability for GE Capital’s $80 billion real estate investment portfolio, has been a central figure in the real estate industry’s transformation to sustainability. Prior to his position at GE, Stuart launched and led the US … Read More

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ULI Addresses Innovation for New York’s Developers and Contractors

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“Innovation” was a predominant theme at ULI New York’s Construction Technologies and Methodologies program held last Wednesday at Clifford Chance.  The discussion revolved around the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, currently being developed by Forest City Ratner.  FCR is innovating in the way it is constructing the residential portion of the project.  It has partnered with to develop Atlantic Yards utilizing modular construction.  FCR and Skanska have created a manufacturing facility in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where modular components will be assembled and then trucked to the development site. Panelist … Read More

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ULI NY Wins the National Membership Contest

The Urban Land Institute recently declared ULI New York the winner of the 1st Annual Membership Pays District Council Contest. Sharing the award with ULI Charlotte and ULI Columbus, our District Council recruited the most new members in 2012 utilizing a new easy-to-use, online tool.  For more information on Membership click here.

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ULI NY’s Expert Panel Provides Insight Into Latin America Real Estate Investments

ULI New York hosted a panel discussion sponsored by Park Madison Partners about the challenges and opportunities of real estate investment in Latin America’s emerging markets, including Colombia, Chile and Peru. Audience members and panelists were well represented and engaged across a wide spectrum of interest ranging from new development opportunities and real estate in the secondary market to economy of scale and socio-economical factors. Overall, all three panelists agree that socio-economical factors such as growing middle class, pro-business government, and economic independence are contributing to growth in Columbia, Chile, … Read More

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ULI NY Examines the Revolutionary Utilization of Modular Construction

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ULI New York hosted its “Construction Technologies & Methodologies: Implications in Economics & Labor,” event on February 13, 2013. The program provided an overview of modular building methods and other technologies that are transforming the construction industry in New York City, offering lower costs, more predictable results and shorter project durations. Richard T. Anderson, President of the New York Building Congress, moderated a panel of experts including MaryAnne Gilmartin, Executive Vice President of Commercial & Residential Development at Forest City Ratner Companies; Joseph Ienuso, Executive Vice President of University Facilities … Read More

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Following the Averted Fiscal Cliff, Urban Land Institute to Host Financial Regulation Program Discussing the Future of CRE Investments

ULI’s New York District Council will host a panel discussion entitled “Regulation Navigation: New Financial Regulations and their Impact on Commercial Real Estate.” The program will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the offices of Shearman & Sterling, LLP, located at 599 Lexington Avenue in New York City.  Andy Feinberg, Director at Ackman-Ziff, will moderate a distinguished panel of speakers from leading lending, investment, legal and regulatory communities including Peter D’Arcy, President of the New York Region for M&T Bank, Adam B. Ashcraft, Senior Vice President … Read More

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ULI NY’s Expert Panel Provides Insight Into P3

ULI New York, in partnership with RICS hosted a Joint Summit with a panel discussion on Public Private Partnerships (P3) and their background, as well as recent trends in the global P3 sector and their relevance to the local market. Audience and panelists were well represented across wide spectrum of interests in project finance and P3: technical consultants, attorneys, public agencies, advisers  equity investors/sponsors, contractors and lenders. The event was organized in two sessions. In the first session, the panelists discussed basics of the P3 process and its adaption and evolution in … Read More

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Presentation from ULI NY’s Public Private Partnership Summit Now Available

The Urban Land Institute recently held a joint summit entitled “Public Private Partnerships: A Global Perspective.” Dolly Mirchandani, Partner in the Global Energy and Infrastructure Group at Allen & Overy, moderated a panel of experts including: Ryan Brady, Director of Public Private Partnerships at Faithful+Gould; Samara Barend, Development Director, Public Private Partnerships at AECOM; John Dionisio, Corporate & Finance Manager and Investment Director at Meridiam Infrastructure; Thomas Mulvihill, Managing Director of KPMG, LLP; Harry Seekings, Director of Infrastructure at InfraRed Capital Partners LLC; Gavin Smyth, Senior Vice President at RBS … Read More

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