Monthly Archives: December 2015

Wrap-Up–YLG Peer to Peer: Crash Course in Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals

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On December 8, over 20 YLGs gathered to learn the essentials of commercial real estate from two industry experts. The two-hour class, taught by Peter Turchin, Vice Chairman, CBRE and Christie Harle, First Vice President, Agency Group, CBRE, touched on key terms including positive and negative absorption rates and what it means to be a “landlord’s market.” Turchin and Harle, who frequently teach a version of this course to their Developer/Owner/Operator clients, shared their wealth of knowledge to a group of diverse industry professionals including students, architects, asset managers, and … Read More

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Alan Suna, Silvercup Studios and ULI Advisory Board Member Featured in Crain’s

Alan Suna, chief executive of Long Island City-based Silvercup Studios, discusses why New York City has been on the rise for film and TV production, his company’s expansion into the Bronx, and tax credits. Read the story here.  

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2015 Holiday Greetings from ULI CEO Patrick L. Phillips

AS I LOOK BACK AT 2015, I see ULI continuing to evolve, responding to the rapid changes taking place throughout the industry and in our communities, and innovating to meet the needs of members around the globe. We are staying ahead of the times while staying true to our mission. Our success is because of you. ULI is about members, for members, and by members. What each of you gives back to the Institute is what makes ULI the world’s leading authority on land use and urban development. We are … Read More

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Three Innovative Ways to Preserving Workforce and Affordable Housing

Though the need for affordable housing may seem unique to cities like New York and San Francisco, the shrinking supply of workforce and affordable rental housing is present in cities across the United States. It has sparked innovative financing vehicles from an array of real estate firms to preserve the units, helping stem the loss of an urgently needed product, according to a report released by ULI and NeighborWorks America. Read the full story from Urbanland here.

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Industry Outlook for Technology in Real Estate Development

The end of the year is a great time to reflect broad-strokes themes that are influencing and effecting change within our cities and the way we live. Members of four of ULI’s product councils recently discussed how technology is changing development in their sectors, how the greater availability of data can benefit property owners and developers, how technology can support more sustainable development, and what potentially game-changing technologies lie ahead. Read the full Q&A here.  

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Endorsing a Global Alliance to Reduce the Real Estate Industry’s Carbon Footprint

A recent UrbanLand article announced ULI’s endorsement of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) to advance the real estate industry’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change and reduce the industry’s carbon footprint on a worldwide scale. In pledging its support, ULI joins more than 20 global organizations seeking to position real estate as contributing to solutions regarding climate change and protecting the environment. The goals of the GABC fit well with efforts by the Greenprint Center to reduce the carbon emissions and energy consumption of commercial … Read More

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A Winning Team in East New York: Housing + Soccer

A recent UrbanLand article praises an innovative affordable housing partnership that incorporates soccer into its medical and educational services.  HELP USA, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, transitional homes, permanent homes, jobs, and services to people across five states who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The organization operates Genesis Homes, a permanent affordable housing program that provides services including a partnership with a medical and dental clinic and an after-school program. Last year, HELP USA added soccer to its after-school program through its affiliate, Street Soccer USA (SSUSA). Through this unique programming, children … Read More

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