Monthly Archives: July 2014

Environmental Social Governance Integration – Moving Beyond RFP Box Checking

Environmental Social Governance Integration – Moving Beyond RFP Box Checking by Ben Kraus ULI New York hosted a presentation and panel discussion titled Does Environmental & Social Governance (ESG) Help Real Estate Investors Decide?, which explored the current state of ESG across the real estate industry, the key metrics used, and how practitioners are integrating this data into core business and investment decision making processes. “The tie between real estate investment performance and ESG performance is fairly established,” stated moderator Ari Frankel, who is the Head of ESG Strategy, Real Estate … Read More

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Exclusive Tour of the New Whitney Museum Site

Exclusive Tour of the New Whitney Museum Site by Craig Johnson  ULI New York kicked off this year’s Mentor Program with an exclusive mentors and mentees tour of the new Whitney Museum site Downtown. Following the tour, ULI NY hosted a dynamic panel discussion entitled Whitney Museum: From Museum Mile to the Meatpacking District, featuring Rich Flood, Marketing and Community Relations Manager for the Whitney Museum, Zachary Smith, Chief Operating Officer at the NYCEDC, Weifang Lin, from Cooper, Robertson & Partners, and Lauren Danziger, Executive Director of the Meatpacking District Improvement Association and Chelsea … Read More

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ULI New York Provides Development and Connectivity Strategies in University Heights

ULI New York Provides Development and Connectivity Strategies in University Heights ULI New York is currently convening a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) at the request of the New York City Department of City Planning in the University Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. Volunteer ULI members for the TAP, which is taking place July 23-24, will evaluate the development potential of the Harlem River waterfront sites immediately adjacent to the University Heights Bridge. With the goal of improving pedestrian access and creating a more integrated and complete community, the panel will … Read More

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Coming Soon— ULI’s First Conference on Urban Resilience

Coming Soon—The Urban Land Institute’s First Conference on Urban Resilience Join your peers and experts in real estate, finance, climate risk, and policy September 4-5 in San Francisco to learn how development can minimize loss and mitigate risk, and how smart development can uncover new opportunities in an uncertain future. At Building the Resilient City: Risks and Opportunities, you will discover the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for building resilient urban environments: Understand the risk landscape to make informed investment decisions. Find opportunities to retain insurability, attract tenants, and maintain … Read More

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ULI New York Broadway Junction TAP

ULI New York Broadway Junction TAP On June 25 and 26, ULI New York members completed a Technical Assistance Panel for the NYC Department of City Planning in the Brooklyn neighborhood surrounding the Broadway Junction New York City Subway station complex located at the border of the Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York neighborhoods.  The panel, consisting of a multi-discinplinary team of ULI member experts, was charged with assisting the NYC Department of City Planning with strategies to incentivize large-scale and mixed-use development along the key blocks between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue … Read More

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HPD Commissioner Vicki Been Joins Housing Council on 7.10.14

HPD Commissioner Vicki Been to speak to ULI NY Housing Council on 7/10 ULI New York’s Housing Council will host a special discussion with Vicki Been, Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development on Thursday, July 10 at 8:30 AM.  Commissioner Been will visit the council for a special presentation and discussion of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York: a 5-Borough, 10-year Plan, which outlines the administration’s bold plan to build and preserve 200,000 affordable units over the coming decade.  For more information about the Plan, please … Read More

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