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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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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Ken Glazer – Buckingham Properties

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In a new Instagram series, we took “Five Minutes With…” Ken Glazer, Managing Partner of Buckingham Properties who is the developer on ULI NY Awards Finalist Tower280 at Midtown in Rochester. He shares his thoughts on New York development and who helped him along the way to get to this point in his career. Who was the most influential person who left a mark on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you Without a doubt, my mother and father, Larry and Jane Glazer. In … Read More

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Recap: YLG Secrets of Success w/ Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen

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By: Frank Futia On Thursday, January 12th ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group had the honor of welcoming Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen for a Secrets of Success program. The event set the stage for what will be a year filled with more diverse programming, drawing from all corners of the industry. Hosted by Silverstein Properties, the event overlooked a revitalized World Trade Center site with inspirational views befitting Glen’s motivating discussion of what makes New York a successful beacon for other cities, and her own secrets of success. On how … Read More

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Recap: WLI’s Creating Spaces for Creative People

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By: Krystyn Gatto How do we address the challenge of affordability for artists in our growing cities? What are some innovative strategies that can be implemented to create or preserve affordable real estate for artists? How can the real estate industry play a positive role in addressing these issues? Are communities still welcoming artists with open arms, or are fears of gentrification hindering these relationships? This was the nature of questions fielded by the esteemed panel at last Tuesday’s ULI New York program, Creating Spaces for Creative People: Strategies for … Read More

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2016 ULI Fall Meeting Roundup

The 2016 ULI Fall Meeting was held October 24-27 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Members had the opportunity to connect with every sector of the real estate industry, building relationships with developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers, and government. A series of seminars and candid discussions with thought leaders on the most important topics and trends in real estate took place throughout the week. 2016 Fall Meeting Roundup: NEW REPORTS Explore all of ULI’s recent reports, including Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017, at fall.uli.org/about/reports VIDEOS ULI’s video … Read More

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Chairman Marty Burger’s Interview With Commercial Observer

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Silverstein Properties’ CEO & ULI New York’s Chairman, Marty Burger, sat down with Terence Cullen from the Commercial Observer to discuss his career, life, and key role with the Urban Land Institute. Read the full story here.

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2016 WLI Prologis Scholarship Program Winners Announced!

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The ULI Women’s Leadership Initiate is very pleased to announce that Kellena Kane, Uniland Development Company, has been awarded the WLI Prologis Scholarship to attend ULI’s Fall Meeting in Dallas.  Kellena is the Real Estate Development Manager at Uniland Development Company. She holds a dual B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Rochester, and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. To learn more about the 2016 WLI Prologis Scholarship Program Winners, click here.

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Recap – YLG Secrets of Success with Marty Burger

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By: Matthew Singh When I first shook the hand of Marty Burger, it was in a conference room overlooking the new World Trade Center. With close-cropped salt and pepper hair and a demeanor of contemplative reserve, a stranger might miss that Mr. Burger is responsible for the development of the World Trade Center—one of the most iconic real estate developments in the nation. Yet, it is this steady resolve, hard work, and commitment to people that propelled Mr. Burger to his role as CEO of Silverstein Properties and Chairman of … Read More

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