Monthly Archives: January 2015

The University at Buffalo: Master of Science in Architecture with Specialization in Real Estate

Beginning this Fall 2015, the University at Buffalo (“UB”) is inaugurating its new Master of Science in Architecture with specialization in real estate development. Situated in UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, the program emphasizes practical application in the real estate development industry and related fields. The curriculum follows a tradition of “learning by doing” through field projects, internships, and practicums that engage students in the dynamic urban, rural, and bi-national region. For Fall 2015, applications received by March 1, 2015, will receive primary consideration. Applications received thereafter are reviewed on a … Read More

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Empire State Development Issues RFP for Downtown Albany Site

Site includes 4.5 acres of prime property previously under consideration for the convention center and offers a unique opportunity for a major development in the City’s urban core Empire State Development (ESD) and the Office of General Services (OGS) announced today that New York State has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase and redevelopment of 4.5 acres of prime property in Downtown Albany.  The RFP calls for a mixed-use development plan including a residential component that maximizes economic impact to New York State and the City of Albany … Read More

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Women’s Leadership Initiative Featured in Commercial Observer

New York’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (“WLI”) was recently highlighted in the Commercial Observer as one of the most prominent women’s organizations in real estate! Read the full article here.

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Webinar: Product Councils Demystified

Join a webinar this coming Thursday to learn why members involved in Product Councils find them so rewarding! This is an excellent opportunity to learn how Product Councils are organized and function and what the process for applying. Product Council leaders will answer: ​What is a Product Council? What makes a Product Council so valuable? Who are Product Council members? What is the membership selection criteria? How can ULI members apply? The webinar will be held Thursday, January 29 and is available only to ULI Full Members. Sign up today.

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New York Real Estate Outlook Postponed

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While winter storm Juno didn’t come on as strongly as anticipated, we decided to postpone the ULI New York Real Estate Outlook until further notice. We hope you all weathered the storm safely and warmly!

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ULI Senior Fellow Ed McMahon gives Inspiring TEDx Talk

In his TEDxJacksonville talk, “Where am I? The Power of Unique Places,” ULI senior resident fellow Ed McMahon highlights the economic, psychological, and social value of unique places. “Places don’t have to be ugly,” he says.  He explains that, in a global marketplace, well-educated workers, world-class infrastructure and the ability to turn ideas into commercial realities are all critically important to economic success–but the other critical, but often forgotten, element is “community distinctiveness.” “Communities that can’t differentiate themselves,” McMahon observes, “have no competitive advantage.” It comes as no surprise then, that many of our cities … Read More

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Secrets of Success: Boutique Hotel Development in NYC

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It was bright and deceptively cold this past Friday as our Young Leaders Group (“YLG”) held its first of its Secrets of Success series, “Boutique Hotel Development in NYC.” Overlooking a stunning view of Columbus Circle, the YLGs gathered for an exclusive, intimate talk with Matt Livian, Chief Investment Officer, and Jake Lamstein, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Sydell Group, the lifestyle-oriented hotel developers. The masterminds behind New York’s NoMad and Ace Hotels offered their insights into their real estate strategy and how they’ve created a brand … Read More

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ULI New York Has Moved!

  We are happy to announce ULI New York’s new office location. We are now located at 25 West 45th Street, Suite #505 New York, New York 10036 and can be reached at 212.524.4203. The following are new phone numbers if you need to reach us directly: Felix Ciampa, Executive Director: 917.773.8822 Sarah Krautheim, Manager: 917.773.8834 Alexia Nazarian, Senior Associate: 917.773.8824 Please make note of our new address and telephone numbers. We look forward to seeing you at our new location!  

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Welcome Alexia Nazarian, ULI New York Senior Associate

ULI New York is thrilled to welcome Alexia Nazarian, our new Senior Associate, to the team. As the Senior Associate, Alexia will be responsible for, among other things, supporting our Young Leaders Group and future local product councils and managing ULI New York’s website and all of our social media channels. Alexia joins us from Sheldon Lobel, a law firm specializing in zoning, land use, and real estate issues, where she was a Senior Paralegal responsible for drafting clients’ land use applications and reviewing architectural plans and zoning analyses.  Alexia holds … Read More

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ABC’s of Affordable Housing: Getting it Done Right

Join ULI Westchester/Fairfield members and colleagues for a lively moderated panel discussion focused on affordable housing issues and solutions on Friday, January 23, 2015.Hear our panel of experts explore the intricacies involved with getting affordable housing approved, built, developed and financed. How is the affordable housing landscape changing? What is the future for affordable housing in Westchester and Fairfield County?  How is affordable housing being financed? What are some of the legal opportunities and constraints before us? Join us and hear these questions and others asked and answered. AICP CM … Read More

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