Monthly Archives: October 2015

ULI NY Infrastructure Council Explores Autonomous Vehicles with Susan Zielinski

On Thursday, October 22, ULI NY’s Infrastructure Council hosted a discussion on technologies disrupting urban transportation with Susan Zielinski, Managing Director of SMART (Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation).  Ms. Zielinski presented examples of technologies that are filling the mobility gap in cities, such as car sharing and hailing applications, and what the private and public sector can anticipate about future technologies like autonomous vehicles, that are just around the corner.  To view the presentation, click here. Please note that if you click the x to discard the log-in … Read More

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Change in Program! ULI Tri-State Infrastructure Summit 10.29

Please note that there has been a minor change in the program for our October 29 ULI Tri-State Infrastructure Summit. Registration will now begin at 8:30 AM rather than 8:00 AM. The keynote address has been removed, however, the first panel will begin at 9:00 AM as planned. For more details about the event, click here.

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ULI New York Among 14 Projects Funded by Urban Innovation Grants

Fourteen grants totaling $219,000 were awarded to ULI district and national councils through ULI’s Urban Innovation Grant program. In partnership with ULI Northern New Jersey and ULI Westchester/Fairfield County, the ULI Tri-State Land Use Council was among the winners. In the spirit of New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s OneNYC plan, which calls for greater regional collaboration among municipalities in the New York metro region, the three councils will convene a forum for public officials in planning, transportation, and economic development to explore key regional land use issues and to find opportunities for collaborative … Read More

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Results of Women’s Leadership Initiative Research are In

This past year, research fellow Sally Colella embarked on an extensive study of women in the real estate industry. The analysis and recommended actions, released in the 2015 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, are now available. Women from the ULI New York Women’s Leadership Initiative, including the Steering Committee, participated in the focus groups Colella used in her research. To view the report, visit http://womenincre.uli.org/

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ULI New York Infrastructure Council Featured in ULI Impact Report

The ULI Impact at the Local Level report, released just this week, showcases a selection of stories about ways district and national councils have brought about change in their communities. The initiatives in the report  represent more than $2.5 million in volunteer time and have led to outcomes that resulted in real change in economic development, housing, infrastructure, sustainability, and more. Included in the report is ULI New York’s Infrastructure Council’s research on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) capital program, which resulted in the report, Keeping New York on Track. Craig F. … Read More

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Linda Isaacson Publishes White Paper, “The Three Vs of Cross-Border Investment in the United States: Volume, Velocity and Variety”

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U.S. Commercial Real Estate (CRE) is increasingly a global game, as foreign entities, funds and individuals cross borders at warp speed to invest in trophy properties in major markets. The report, The Three Vs of Cross-Border Investment in The United States: Volume, Velocity and Variety, by ULI New York member Linda Isaacson, describes the investment patterns, challenges, and long-term impact of these new owners, as they transform the industry at an ever-accelerating pace. Linda is Senior Vice President and Director of Business Intelligence at First American Title Insurance Company. If you’re … Read More

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Wrap-Up- YLG Mobile Workshop: Hunter’s Point South

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BY KRYSTYN GATTO If you haven’t taken a trip over to Long Island City recently then it’s about time you make you way to see what is happening at Hunter’s Point South.  What was once an industrial stretch of land adjacent to the Hudson River purchased by the Bloomberg administration for $100 million, is now a burgeoning neighbourhood with no less than three schools, a new library, 10 acres of riverfront park (Hunter’s Point South Park), water taxi access and what will eventually be 5,000 plus residential units. On October … Read More

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ULI NY Chairman Quoted in Gothamist on MTA Capital Program Reconciliation

On October 10, New York city and state governments reached an agreement that will allow them to fund the MTA’s capital program. ULI New York Chairman, Robert C. Lieber, was quoted in the Gothamist story on the historic agreement. To read the story, click here. This past year, the ULI New York Infrastructure Council released a report, Keeping New York on Track: The Importance of the MTA Transit Network in a Changing World, which brings awareness to the importance of the MTA Capital Program in maintaining the broad range of benefits that the MTA … Read More

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Acceleration of Small Business Job Growth is Altering U.S. CRE

According to the 2016 Emerging Trends in Real Estate, co-published by PwC US and ULI, small firms employing fewer than 50 people are outpacing larger firms nearly five to one. As the demand for small business office space emerges, developers must find ways to create new space model to accommodate the shifting demand. To read the press release of Emerging Trends in Real Estate, including trends and markets to watch in 2016, click here.

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Wrap-Up: WLI Summer School Series: Learning from Leaders

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On September 29, over seventy women gathered in CBRE’s offices to gain wisdom from three leading women in the real estate industry for the second installment of this year’s WLI Summer School Series. MaryAnne Gilmartin, CEO, Forest City Ratner Companies, Wendy Silverstein, Former Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Acquisitions and Capital Markets, Vornado, and Mary Ann Tighe, CEO, New York Tri-State Region, CBRE, each hosted roundtable discussions moderated by members of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. The subtext of the program, that women in a male-dominated industry face unique challenges, … Read More

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