Monthly Archives: June 2015

Upcoming Borough Development Series Featured in SILive.com

The District Council’s upcoming June 25 program, “Borough Development Series: Transforming Staten Island’s Waterfront,” was featured in www.silive.com. The program includes key players in the St. George waterfront revitalization including principals from NY Wheel, Empire Outlets, Lighthouse Point, and a chef/entrepreneur who will be opening a restaurant in the New Stapleton Waterfront. If you haven’t yet registered for this coming Thursday’s event, time is running out! To learn more about the event and to register, click here.

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Wrap Up- Downtown’s New Retail Destination: A WLI Tour of Brookfield Place

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The sold out tour of the newly remodeled Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center), was an exclusive look at what is slated to be one of the pillars in Manhattan’s new center of gravity. Standing intrepidly across West Street from One World Trade Center and facing the expanse that is New York harbor to the west, Brookfield Place boasts an impressive 250,000 square feet of retail space. Over 80 attendees were led through Brookfield Place by members of the project’s team. Megan Brothers, Vice President of Design and Construction, Tara … Read More

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Housing Matters: In the Bronx, an Oasis for Learning

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A recent article in Urban Land features the realization of a community’s dream in the Bronx: New Settlement Community Campus. The campus, which includes a school, community center, health clinic, and a pool among other amenities, is a manifestation of how a healthy living environment can support a better education and better quality of life. Though the school is in the early stages of collecting data on student performance, the benefits of positioning the campus near stable housing are already clear. Click on the Urban Land link above to read the full story. … Read More

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ULI NY & PCAC OpEd: Albany must not repeat its mistakes with the MTA

An Op-Ed by ULI New York Executive Director, Felix Ciampa and William Henderson, Executive Director of the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA appeared in Crains New York today urging lawmakers to fully fund the $32 billion capital program the MTA has proposed to meet its needs. The $14 billion gap in funding that currently remains will not allow the MTA to handle the stress of climate change and increasing ridership, among other unprecedented challenges. This Op-Ed is a continuation of ULI New York’s advocacy around sustained investment in … Read More

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Applications Open for WLI Scholarship

Since 2012, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative has awarded scholarships to women members to participate in the Fall Meeting. These scholarships are awarded in recognition of a member’s contributions to ULI and demonstrated commitment to real estate and land use issues. The WLI Scholarship includes complimentary registration to the ULI 2015 Fall Meeting and a reimbursement of approved out-of-pocket expenses for transportation and lodging, capped at $2,000. To learn more about this year’s Fall Meeting, taking place October 5-8, click here. To learn more about the scholarship and how to apply, click here. … Read More

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ULI New York Chairman Bob Lieber Receives YMCA Dodge Award

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ULI New York Chairman, Bob Lieber, received the YMCA Dodge Award last Wednesday evening, as more than 550 friends of the Y gathered for the 41st YMCA Annual Dodge Dinner. The YMCA Dodge Award is presented to outstanding individuals who epitomize the Dodge family’s 160-year-old tradition of service and who have worked selflessly for their fellow New Yorkers to promote values through programs that build spirit, mind and body. Y HERE FOR GOOD Campaign Chair Dan Doctoroff honored Bob Lieber with the Dodge Award for his advocacy on behalf of … Read More

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Wrap Up–WLI Capital Markets and Investment Strategies: Lessons from Industry Pioneers

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BY DAVID KEMPER “The US is in good health … what are we worrying about?” Margaret Blakey posed to the panel assembled by the Women’s Leadership Initiative (“WLI”) on May 28 at Shearman & Sterling LLP. “Capital Markets and Investment Strategies: Lessons from Industry Pioneers,” brought together Cynthia Foster, President of National Services at Colliers International, Kara McShane, Managing Director at Wells Fargo, Bethany Logan Ropa, Executive Director in Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure at UBS Investment Bank and Lauren Hochfelder Silverman, Managing Director and Co-Head of U.S. Acquisitions at … Read More

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ULI Foundation Governor Michael Fascitelli Nominated as Commissioner Overseeing PANYNJ

Long-time ULI member and former president and chief executive of Vornado Realty Trust, Michael Fascitelli, was nominated yesterday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo alongside Tony James, president and chief operating officer of private-equity firm Blackstone Group LP, as commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “These are extremely strong candidates and reflect the governor’s commitment to reforming the Port,” said Scott Rechler, the authority’s vice chairman and an appointee of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in an article by the Wall Street Journal. Fascitelli was recently honored at the 2014 Fall … Read More

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