Monthly Archives: June 2013

Presentation from ULI NY’s Pop! Art as Development Now Available

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ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group recently hosted Pop! Art as Development. The panel discussion, moderated by Barbara Koz-Paley from Art Assets, featured  Lisa Kim, Cultural Affairs Director at Two Trees Management and Debra Simon, Vice President of Arts and Events at Brookfield Properties as they discuss their roles in transforming properties, neighborhoods and New York City as a whole through art and cultural programming.    Learn more about the affect art is having on the real estate industry by viewing Lisa Kim and Debra Simon’s presentations.  

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Industry Gathers to Celebrate ULI’s Leadership at the Summer Social

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Over 200 people gathered at New York City’s iconic Helmsley Building on June 19 as ULI New York kicked off the summer season. Hosted at Monday Properties, the Summer Social event was highlighted as an evening of celebration as members and guests saluted outgoing Chairman, Richard Kessler, for his leadership and commitment over the past three years. Mr. Kessler, the Chief Operating Officer at Benenson Capital Partners, LLC and a long-time ULI New York leader, concludes his term having successfully spearheaded the launch of the District Council’s Local Product Council … Read More

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After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability

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Six months after Hurricane Sandy—the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history—hit the New York/New Jersey region, many plans and strategies are being developed to protect coastal communities from a series of long-term risks associated with climate change. Very strong local and national thought leadership is going into this process and the federal government has pledged an unprecedented amount of support toward reconstruction and forging a new generation of land use best practices. Because the occurrence of climate related disasters is increasing everywhere, more and more municipalities have their eyes on … Read More

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Housing Council Explores Two Trees Vision for Williamsburg Waterfront

On Wednesday, June 26 ULI New York’s Housing Council hosted a special presentation by Two Trees Management on their redevelopment plan for the 11-acre former Domino Sugar Factory site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  David Lombino, Director of Special Projects and Marina Trejo, Project Manager presented the project, specifically highlighting the 2.3 million square feet of new residential construction planned for the site.  In March 2013, Two Trees unveiled a striking new plan for the site, with bold renderings by SHoP Architects, which was dramatically different than the previous owner’s plans that … Read More

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Chairman’s Message – June 2013

Dear ULI New York Members, As I conclude my term as Chairman, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your contribution to our District Council. Over the past three years, I have made it my goal to bring ULI New York to the forefront of issues affecting the real estate community. We have made great progress with the launch of our local Product Councils and the development of the Hurricane Sandy and East Midtown Rezoning Task Forces. None of this would have been possible without … Read More

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Bryant Park Partners With Popularise For Their First Project In NYC

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The Bryant Park Corporation has partnered with Popularise, a crowd-sourcing platform for the real estate development industry, to gather ideas for activities in the park. The partnership is Popularise’s first project in New York City. According to Tricia Lewis, Director of Digital Media for the Bryant Park, the goal of the project is to engage the public and bring in new ideas from an “outside” perspective. So far, those ideas include a Slip N’ Slide, a mechanical bull rodeo, a giant paella festival and a Twin Peaks marathon. “We will … Read More

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Real Estate Experts Discuss the Evolving Nature of Industrial Real Estate in NYC

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New York City can and should do more to attract and nurture the small, design-focused firms reinventing domestic manufacturing, a panel of real estate specialists and business leaders said June 12 in New York at ULI’s Urban Industrial Real Estate 2.0 program. Firms working at the nexus of industrial design and small-scale manufacturing need far less production space than the industrial giants that dominated U.S. industry for a century, panelists said. But many of today’s entrepreneurs, such as those in 3-D printing, industrial design and digital manufacturing, struggle with fewer … Read More

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New York Welcomes New Chairman, Robert C. Lieber

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Longtime ULI leader Robert C. Lieber, Executive Managing Director of the Island Capital Group in New York City and the former Deputy Mayor for Economic Development in the administration of New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, has been selected as the new Chairman of ULI New York, serving on a voluntary basis for a three-year term that starts on July 1. Lieber, who has been actively involved in ULI since 1992, is a Trustee and a member of the Board of Directors for ULI and the ULI Foundation, the philanthropic … Read More

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Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Plan to Create a Stronger, More Resilient New York

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On Tuesday, June 11 members of ULI New York’s Hurricane Sandy Task Force and staff attended a presentation where Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg outlined a $20 billion dollar coastal protection plan to protect the City from increasing risk from sea-level rise and storm surges. The plan, titled “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” is the result of months of effort from the city’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR), which the Mayor formed in December, 2012 in response to Superstorm Sandy. The SIRR team, led by NYCEDC President Seth … Read More

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Take Home the Lessons from the 2013 Spring Meeting

Review and share the fresh thinking and insights from ULI’s 2013 Spring Meeting in San Diego with online slideshow presentations by the speakers. Get the presentations today. Read more about the Spring Meeting in Urban Land.

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