Monthly Archives: December 2013

Chairman Bob Lieber Interviewed by City & State

Chairman of the New York District Council of the Urban Land Institute, Robert C. Lieber, discusses the legacy of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the future of economic development in the city in an interview with Morgan Pehme of City & State. Watch the interview here.  

More Galleries | Leave a comment

New York Times Talks Land Use with Chairman Bob Lieber

Vivian Marino of the New York Times recently sat down with Robert C. Lieber of the Island Capital Group to discuss his forecast for real estate lending, his work with outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and his goals as the new chairman of ULI New York. Lieber is the executive managing director of the Island Capital Group, which he joined in 2010 following his service as Bloomberg’s deputy mayor for economic development. He was a member of the mayor’s administration for more than three years. In addition to … Read More

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Real Estate Crowdfunding: The Currency of Social Capital

Today, entrepreneurs can crowdfund practically anything.  From agriculture and design to the arts and technology, crowdfunding and its success stories have been all over the internet.  Recently, real estate has become an adopter of the online world of crowdfunding.  With its origins deeply rooted in both crowdsourcing and syndication, real estate crowdfunding is a popular tool to generate large sums of capital.  Additionally, with the popularity of social web based fundraising, real estate crowdfunding has become a viable tool for investment seekers. While most research has focused on the overall … Read More

More Galleries | Leave a comment

ULI New York Hosts Annual Holiday Party

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Last week, members of ULI New York attended the District Council’s annual holiday party at Scandinavia House to celebrate seasonal festivities with industry friends as well as honor Janette Sadik-Kahn, former Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation, for her contributions to ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative.  Launched in July 2013, this two-year initiative works to connect ULI’s powerful global networks in an effort to promote projects in places all over the world that improve the health of people and their communities. Attendees, including Robert C. Lieber, Chairman of ULI … Read More

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Making an Impact in Your Hometown

How does the Annual Fund support ULI’s mission at the local level? Find out how your donation contributes to a grant for programs that recognize or launch innovative public/private partnerships and advance the responsible use of land in building healthy, thriving communities worldwide. Support the Urban Innovation Grants.

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Four Awards, One Deadline: Apply Today

Be recognized by one of ULI’s prestigious awards programs in 2014. Apply now or nominate a colleague who has designed or developed an exceptional project or program that you think is deserving of recognition. These four programs are open to all, not just ULI members. The Deadline Submissions for all four awards programs are due Feb. 14, 2014. Visit www.uli.org/awards for applications or more information. Now Accepting Submissions The ULI Global Awards for Excellence define the standard for real estate development practice worldwide. In its 36th year, the program is … Read More

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Developers turning New York into Big Green Apple

For some, it might be difficult to believe that a city as densely populated as The Big Apple with nearly one million buildings crowding the landscape is in fact one of the greenest, most energy efficient cities in the U.S. But for political officials, New Yorkers and especially those working in the construction and development industry, it’s simple to understand why. Under the Bloomberg administration, New York has not only seen an incredible construction boom, but also a thriving green movement. With initiatives like PlaNYC, a long-term program aimed at making … Read More

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Women as City Builders: ULI WLI Co-Presents the Jane Jacobs Forum

Every year, the Jane Jacobs Forum brings together leading women in the fields of architecture, planning, development and the arts for a conversation on urban issues and solutions as inspired by Jane Jacobs. With the theme “Women as City Builders,” this year’s forum took place on November 21 at The TimesCenter. The event was co-hosted by ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative, MAS NYC, AIA NY and ASLA NY and was moderated by Laura Flanders, host of the “Laura Flanders Show” on GRITtv. Attended by over 500 people, the evening featured seven panelists … Read More

More Galleries | Leave a comment