Monthly Archives: May 2013

ULI Explores Game Changers Impacting The Future Of Real Estate Markets During “What’s Next?” Program

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If there is one word that describes what the real estate community is experiencing in this post-recession economy, it is change.   Change has become the New Normal in today’s society. But with change comes great opportunity. This was a major theme discussed at ULI New York’s What’s Next?  Game Changers to Impact the Future of Real Estate event. The lively panel discussion attended by over 75 people was moderated by Maureen McAvey, Senior Resident Fellow for Retail at ULI and co-author of What’s Next? Getting Ahead of Change, a reportexploring how … Read More

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Join Us at the Summer Social on June 19

ULI New York to salute outgoing Chair, Richard Kessler, for his leadership at the Summer Social held at 230 Park Avenue On Wednesday, June 19, ULI New York will host the Summer Social at Monday Properties, 230 Park Avenue from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Hosted in New York City’s iconic Helmsley Building, we will kick off the summer season with an evening of celebration and networking with fellow real estate industry professionals. Leaders in the New York real estate community will join ULI New York in showing our appreciation for … Read More

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‘Micro Unit’ Developers See Big Future

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While micro-units are coming soon to New York City, developers in Washington state and Texas spoke at ULI Spring Meeting about betting on smaller units. These modern efficiencies appeal to residents of all ages who value location and often don’t own a car. Shrinking the floor plate means removing things like kitchens. Smaller units may appeal to older customers as well as younger. Location is it’s own amenity. When it comes to “micro” apartments, a Bellevue, Wash.-based developer may be building them smaller than most anyone else. Kauri Investments has … Read More

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Newly Released RFQ from Empire State Development

Empire State Development (“ESD”), New York’s economic development agency, released a new Request For Qualifications to pre-qualify individuals and firms with demonstrable experience in real estate development, planning and related services as eligible to represent ESD and its subsidiaries, from time to time, in connection with economic development and related activities across the State. Firms will be eligible for agency retainer needs that may arise during the next four years.  ULI NY Members are encouraged to apply. A copy of the RFQ is available here. Responses are due no later … Read More

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More Than Meets the Eye: The Iron Designer Challenge

New York City’s Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction, one of ULI New York’s UrbanPlan participants, will host the Iron Designer Challenge on Thursday, June 6 on the roof of the school’s Midtown building. Patterned after the cooking show Iron Chef Challenge, teams consisting of 3 high school students and 4 design professionals will go head to head as they build life-size and freestanding “Portals”—structures that mediate two spaces—in less than three hours. The guidelines for the competition—as well as the assignment of wood, plastic or cardboard as a … Read More

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Infrastructure 2013 Report Released at the 2013 ULI Spring Meeting

State and Local Governments Lead the Way In U.S. Infrastructure Delivery by Robert Krueger New global report from the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young highlights the critical role of local and state governments in meeting US infrastructure requirements State and local governments in the U.S. are leading the way in delivering infrastructure projects against a backdrop of budget constraints and an ongoing lack of consensus about future investments by the federal government, according to Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights, a joint report from ULI and Ernst & … Read More

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New ULI Report: Tech-Savvy Gen Y Still Flocks to Brick and Mortar Stores

Despite being far more tech-savvy than previous generations, Generation Y, the 80-million strong cohort of Americans between the ages of 18 and 35, has not forsaken shopping in stores for online purchasing—as long as retailers keep their offerings “fresh” and interesting, says a new report from ULI. Generation Y: Shopping and Entertainment in the Digital Age explores the shopping preferences of Gen Yers, who associate shopping with socializing, and who place a high value on living close to retail. It notes that while Gen Yers enjoy shopping and dining out, … Read More

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Where Americans Want to Live: ULI Report Explores Community Preferences

America in 2013: A ULI Survey of Views on Housing, Transportation and Community America is a diverse nation and our story is ever evolving. How we feel and what we value about the communities we live in is changing too. The Urban Land Institute’s Infrastructure Initiative and Terwilliger Center for Housing set out to discover where America stands in 2013 when it comes to views on housing, transportation and community. In partnership with Belden Russonello Strategists LLC, a nationally recognized survey and communications firm, ULI conducted a statistically representative survey … Read More

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ULI NY’s UrbanPlan to be Honored by the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation

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Following another successful year of UrbanPlan at Brooklyn Technical High School, ULI New York will be honored on the evening of May 30 by the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation for bringing the UrbanPlan Program to the school and reaching over 150 students this year alone. This special recognition ceremony is part of Brooklyn Tech’s 90th Anniversary celebration and will commemorate the school’s educational partnerships that have helped position Brooklyn Tech as a national Leader in STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education). UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging and academically … Read More

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“Over 100 Years of Deals”: Chairman Richard Kessler featured in Wall Street Journal

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Richard Kessler, ULI New York Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Benenson Capital Partners was featured in the Wall Street Journal on May 13, 2013. The article, “Over 100 Years of Deals” highlights the history of the Benenson family real estate empire and Kessler’s contributions as COO, handling the firm’s day to day operations, deal structuring, and negotiations. Lawrence Benenson, Executive Vice President says, “I didn’t have the depth or breadth of experience of Richard, who had been intimately involved in all the financing and all the nitty-gritty of every … Read More

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