Monthly Archives: March 2013

Task Force Explores How Sandy (and Future Storms) will affect Real Estate Property Values

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On Wednesday, March 20 ULI New York’s Hurricane Sandy Task Force held a free webinar,Protecting Your Assets: How will Sandy (and Future Storms) affect Real Estate Property Values?  Speakers included Michael Hedden, Managing Director, FTI Consulting; Jonathan Miller, President and CEO, Miller Samuel, Inc.; and Dale Todd, Vice President, JP Morgan Asset Management. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, there has been much uncertainty over how the real estate market will respond in coastal areas.  Michael Hedden provided an overview of factors that affect value and market-resistance post-catastrophe.   According to Hedden, … Read More

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My Micro NY: Q&A with the Winners of the adAPT NYC Micro Housing Competition

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  In January, it was announced that a partnership between The Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, Monadnock Development, and nARCHITECTS had won New York City’s adAPT NYC competition, a pilot program for micro-housing. The partnership will build 55 micro-units ranging from 250 to 370 square feet on city-owned land at 335 East 27th Street.  Building amenities will include public meeting space, café, and common rooftop garden for residents, as well as a laundry room, residential storage space, a bike room, and fitness space. ULI New York met with Rebecca Sauer … Read More

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Landmark Gathering of Leaders Discuss East Midtown Rezoning

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Over 200 people attended ULI New York’s unprecedented program, East Midtown Rezoning. The program began with presentations by Edith Hsu-Chen, Director of the Manhattan Office, New York City’s Department of City Planning and Fredericka Cuenta, Director of Corporate Initiatives, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Midtown Rezoning: A Special Forum on New York’s Future on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Shearman & Sterling, LLP. The City’s Perspective Ms. Hsu-Chen spoke about the focus of the rezoning, which she said was to protect and maintain East Midtown as a premier central business district while investing in improvements … Read More

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UrbanPlan Welcomes Over 35 New Volunteers to New York’s District Council

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Paula Blasier, ULI’s National UrbanPlan director trained over 35 uli new York volunteers on 3.4.13 and 3.5.13 at Clifford Chance. The new volunteers will be in the classroom this spring with opportunities at St. Raymond’s High School, Brooklyn Technical High School and Urban Assembly High School.

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ULI Announces the 2013 Fall Meeting: 11.5 to 11.8

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Nearly 7,000 land use and real estate industry leaders  are expected to attend the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago from November 5-8. The theme for the meeting, “ULI Works,” will highlight ULI’s impact on the creation of thriving communities for the 21st century. The meeting will include a special emphasis on addressing industry challenges and opportunities in today’s complex environment of demographic shifts and changing economic drivers. A major focus will be factors that are fueling a perceptible sense of optimism throughout the industry; business … Read More

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