2017 Awards

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2017 Awards

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The Awards for Excellence recognize outstanding development projects in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors across New York State that best exemplify ULI’s commitment to responsible land use and creating sustainable, thriving communities.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on April 3, 2017. To learn more about the ULI New York Awards for Excellence in Development and to purchase tickets and tables, click here.

2017 Submission Schedule and Selection Process

  • September 12, 2016: Submission Period Opens
  • November 14, 2016: All Submissions Due
  • November 14, 2016: December 14, 2016: Awards Committee Review Period; Finalists Nominated
  • December 19, 2016: Finalists Notified
  • January 2, 2017 – February 3, 2017: Jury Review Period; Winning Projects Selected
  • April 3, 2017: Winners will receive an award and will be recognized and celebrated by industry leaders at ULI New York’s Awards for Excellence in Development gala at Gotham Hall in New York City

2017 Awards for Excellence Co-Chairs

DAVID SCHONBRAUN | Co-Chief Investment Officer | SL Green Realty Corp.
BRIAN COLLINS| Head of Development | Fisher Brothers

2017 Awards for Excellence Committee Members

ED BAQUERO | President | Corigin Real Estate Group
HILARY BERTSCH | Principal | Perkins Eastman
MELISSA BURCH | Executive General Manager | Lend Lease
JONATHAN DRESCHER | Senior Vice President Project Development | The Durst Organization
DAVID GENOVESE | Chief Executive Officer | Baywater Properties
JOHN GUNTHER – MOHR | Senior Vice President | Santander Bank
FRED HARRIS | Managing Director of Development | Jonathan Rose Companies
PATRICIA HAUSERMAN | Senior Vice President Building Repositioning Sector Lead | Tishman Construction
BRUCE KIMMELMAN | Executive Vice President Capital Markets & Acquisitions | Macklowe Properties
PETER LIEBOWITZ | Senior Technical Manager | WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff
MICHAEL J. MCNAMARA | Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Investments | Manulife/John Hancock
RICHARD T. MONOPOLI | Vice President, Development | Boston Properties
MEHUL PATEL | Chief Operating Officer | Midwood Investment & Development
SARA QUEEN | Executive Vice President Asset Management | Brookfield Property Partners
CHRIS SHEHADEH | Senior Managing Director Regional Director – New York | Tishman Speyer
NICK SINATRA | President | Sinatra & Company
DAVID STEBBINS | Executive Vice President | Buffalo Urban Development Corporation
MICHAEL STERN | Chief Executive Officer | JDS Development Group
MARK STRAUSS | Senior Partner | FXFOWLE Architects
BELINDA WATTS | Leader Financial Services Workplace Design | Gensler
LAURA YABLON RAPAPORT | Senior Vice President, Development | L&L Holding Company

2017 Awards for Excellence Jury

SCOTT C. ALPER | President & Chief Investment Officer | Witkoff
CIA BUCKLEY | Chief Investment Officer | Dune Real Estate Partners
VISHAAN CHAKRABARTI | Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism
ALEXANDER CHUDNOFF | Vice Chairman | Jones Lang LaSalle
FIONA COUSINS | Principal | Arup
MICHAEL FRANCO | Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer | Vornado Realty Trust
VERONICA HACKETT | Principal | The Clarett Group
KEN HUBBARD | Senior Managing Director | Hines
HOPE KNIGHT | President & Chief Executive Officer | Greater Jamaica Development Corp.
GENE KOHN | Chairman | Kohn Pedersen Fox
ROBERT C. LIEBER | Executive Managing Director | C-III Capital Partners

DAVID L. PICKET | President | Gotham Organization