Monthly Archives: May 2015

YLG Peer-to-Peer: Young Developers From the Ground Up

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BY DARELL KOH At the YLG Peer-to-Peer “Young Developers From the Ground Up” event held on May 13, panelists discussed their personal stories, motivations, challenges and successes of starting their own companies as a young developer in the New York market. The event was moderated by David Behin, President, CEO and Co-Founder of MNS Real Estate and CityFunders, and panelists included David Schwartz, Principal and Co-Founder of Slate Property Group, Justin Palmer, CEO and Co-Founder of Synapse Development Group and Diego Hodara, CEO and Founder of Titanium Realty Group. The … Read More

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UrbanPlan Featured on NY1

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We are proud to share with you a feature segment from NY1 on UrbanPlan titled, “Brooklyn Tech Students Learn Tenets of Real Estate Development Through Unique Curriculum.”  UrbanPlan is a great example of how ULI members are making an impact in our community by educating the next generation of voters, neighbors, community leaders, public officials, and land use professionals about the challenges of development. Since its debut in 2003, UrbanPlan has taught more than 4,000 high school students in New York City how to think more critically about the challenging issues, complex … Read More

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Join ULI Northern NJ to Learn About Resiliency in a Post-Sandy World

Join ULI Northern New Jersey in Edgewater, NJ, as they explore the challenges and intricacies of rebuilding in a post-Sandy world. The program will begin with a presentation by Rebuild By Design Housing and Urban Development Resiliency Competition Winner “New Meadowlands: Productive City and Regional Park,” followed by a panel discussion focused on measures the New Jersey development and investment community can take to mitigate impacts from the effects of extreme storm events and rising sea level in light of the lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy. Click here to register for … Read More

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ULI Members and WLI Steering Committee honored as “Pioneering Women in Real Estate”

Sokol Media Online’s upcoming June 10 event, “Pioneering Women in Real Estate,” will be honoring ULI members Janice Barnes, Perkins + Will, Lauren Cahill, AvalonBay, and Linda Isaacson, First American Title Insurance Company. In addition, ULI New York’s Women’s Leadership Initiative Steering Committee will receive distinguished recognition for promoting the visibility of women in the real estate industry. We are also pleased to announce that the WLI Scholarship Program will serve as one of the beneficiaries of the event. The WLI Steering Committee includes: Alice Connell, Bay Hollow Associates Margaret Blakey, … Read More

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Cummings Research Park Master Plan Update RFP

Cummings Research Park (CRP), the nation’s second largest research park, is seeking qualified respondents to provide a proposal for services to engage in a master planning update process. One of the world’s leading science and technology business parks, CRP was founded in 1962 on 3,843 acres in Huntsville, Alabama. Park residents include nearly 300 Fortune 500 companies, local and international high-tech enterprises, US space and defense agencies, a two-year college and research university. Click Here to download a PDF of the RFP.

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Linda Isaacson Publishes “Disruptive Forces in Retail Real Estate”

ULI New York member Linda Isaacson’s most recent white paper, “Disruptive Forces in Retail Real Estate,” highlights urbanization and technology as catalysts of change in commercial real estate. Linda is Senior Vice President and Director of Business Intelligence at First American Title Insurance Company. Click Here to download her paper.

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Joe Azrack to Chair I-195 Redevelopment District Commission

Joe Azrack, ULI Board of Trustees member and former ULI New York Program Steering Committee Chair, has stepped into the public realm for the first time in his career to chair the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission in Providence, Rhode Island.  The 195 commission is in charge of stimulating economic development in 27 acres — about 19 carved into 17 parcels available for sale and about 7 acres designed as city parks. Joe brings 20 years of experience with AEW Capital Management in Boston, a real-estate investment management firm. Read a feature … Read More

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ULI Remembers Pat Goldstein

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Last week, we learned of the tragic loss of an amazing woman and a long-time supporter of ULI. Patricia Goldstein was a ULI Foundation Governor and the vice-chairman and head of commercial real estate for Emigrant Bank. Read our tribute here.  

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Welcome Our New YLG Leadership!

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We are proud to announce four new additions to our Young Leaders Group Steering Committee! In March, we welcomed Lauren Racusin and Gretchen Krueger as Executive Co-Chairs. Melissa Cohen, Programming Committee Chair, will be joined by Jeff Lovshin. After some thought about the broader goals of the YLG, the Outreach role has been expanded to three positions. Adam Fischer, Gina Wieczorek and Josh Bissinger will Co-Chair this position, and they already have a slew of terrific ideas to better advance the YLG mission. The new leaders each have something unique … Read More

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