Author Archives: Sofia Guerrero

‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Paul Travis – Washington Square Partners

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ features Washington Square Partners’ founder and managing partner Paul Travis. He talks about his mentor, favorite NY building, and what makes him proud of City Point – an Awards for Excellence in Mixed-Use Development finalist. Who was the most influential person who left a mark on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? Bruce Ratner. He always told me not to be satisfied with the same answers everyone else is getting, but rather to think out of the box … Read More

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Recap: YLG Secrets of Success w/ John McNellis

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Real Estate Veteran John McNellis Delivers Humorous and Convincing Development Advice to ULI NY’s Young Leaders By Jonathan Pappas At a recent ULI New York Young Leaders Group event, attended by over 50 of the real estate industry’s best and brightest future talent, real estate veteran and ULI Governor John McNellis, author of Making It in Real Estate: Starting Out as a Developer, led a highly interactive, informative and entertaining discussion on how to become a successful real estate developer.  Sharing some of his practical advice and wisdom gained from … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Martin Dunn – Dunn Development

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ULI NY features ‘Five Minutes With’ Martin Dunn, Founder and President of Dunn Development Corp. He talks about his father and the influence of his advice, his favorite NY Landmark, and Navy Green in Brooklyn – a finalist in the Housing category for the Awards for Excellence. Who was the most influential person who left a mark on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? My father, Raymond Dunn, had the biggest influence on my career. He always encouraged us to take initiative and if we … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Allen Gross – GFI

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We take ‘Five Minutes With’ Allen Gross, Chairman & CEO of GFI Capital Resources Group, Inc. He talks about his mother’s advice, NYC architectural marvels, and the iconic Beekman Hotel and Residences – an Awards for Excellence in Hotel Development finalist. Who was the most influential person who left a mark on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you?   My mother, her advice is “When you attain your goal, always set up a new and higher one. What is your favorite building in New York … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Brenda E. Rosen – Breaking Ground

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We are continuing our ‘Five Minutes With’ series with Brenda E. Rosen, President and CEO, Breaking Ground. She gives us insight into the person who left a mark in her career, her favorite NY building, which happens to be a museum, and why she is most proud of her ULI NY Awards finalist in the Housing category – Breaking Ground/Boston Road Permanent Supportive Housing. Who was the most influential person who left a mark on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? As I … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Larry Silverstein – Silverstein Properties

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ULI NY was honored to have “Five Minutes With…” Silverstein Properties Chairman, Larry Silverstein. He shares the best advice he received from his mentor, his favorite building in New York City, and what makes him proud of the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and Private Residences at 30 Park Place – finalists in the Hotel category of the Awards for Excellence in Development. Who was the most influential person that left a mark on your career? Probably a gentleman by the name of Louis Bianculli who I had I … Read More

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Video Recap: Real Estate Outlook 2017

On January 10, ULI New York held its annual Real Estate Outlook event, which included a presentation of Emerging Trends in Real Estate ® 2017–one of the industry’s most highly regarded and widely read trends reports – and response panel; a panel discussing where we are in the “cycle”; and a third panel on industry as catalyst for growth. Members had the opportunity to hear from industry veterans and development visionaries on key trends that are shaping the real estate business in the New York metro region. To view video highlights from Real Estate … Read More

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‘Five minutes with’ feat. Chris McCready – SOM

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ULI NY chatted with SOM Director Chris McCready for the next installment of ‘Five Minutes With’. He shares the best advice given to him, his love for an iconic New York building, and highlights why The Kathleen Grimm School – an Awards for Excellence in Institutional Development finalist – is such a special project. Who was the most influential person who left a mark on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? The most influential person who left a mark on my career would … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Kai-Uwe Bergmann – Bjarke Ingels Group

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ULI NY took “Five Minutes With…” BIG Partner and Head of Business Development, Kai-Uwe Bergmann. He talks about NYC architecture, design, and VIA 57 West – a finalist in the Housing category for the Awards for Excellence. Who was the most influential person who left a mark on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? I believe this is not so much an architect than an artist – Dale Chihuly – who taught me to relentlessly experiment and to believe in oneself but also … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Michael Montante – Uniland Development

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Uniland Development Company Vice President, Michael Montante, sat down with ULI NY for the next installment of ‘Five Minutes With’. He talks about the family owned business and what it means to have their project – the Delaware North Building in Buffalo – nominated as an Awards finalist. Who was the most influential person who left a mark on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? I must say it’s my father. Uniland is a family owned business and my father is very much … Read More

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