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Recap: YLG Signature Panel – Zoning the City

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By: Jean C. Lema On June 21, 2017, the Urban Land Institute’s New York Young Leaders Group hosted a panel discussion titled “Zoning the City” to honor the 100th anniversary of the NYC Zoning Resolution of 1916, America’s first comprehensive zoning resolution governing the use and development of land throughout the city. The panel of industry experts discussed the new set of social, environmental, and economic challenges New York City faces, and explored ways of addressing the zoning limitations to help create a more equitable and livable city. The event’s keynote … Read More

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Recap: Reinventing Retail – a ULI New York Panel Discussion

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By: Kathryn Craig While retail properties are at the forefront of many communities and continue to fuel employment and tax revenues, retailers and owners face significant demographic and economic challenges, as high-end retail sales decline, store closings increase and e-commerce continues to drive shoppers away from brick and mortar locations. On the coattails of RECon 2017, ULI New York convened retail real estate industry experts for a panel discussion, delivering an exclusive look at trends in retail real estate, and insights into whether the sometimes-apocalyptic headlines appearing near-daily in the … Read More

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Recap: Career Evolution Program – Development Session

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By: Frank Futia On May 10th, 2017, ULI New York hosted Career Evolution: Insights from Across the Industry, where real estate professionals from across the industry gathered at K & L Gates LLP in Midtown to hear valuable career insights from leaders across the industry. During the dual-panel event attendees were given the opportunity to hear from leaders in the development or institutional investment worlds about how the professionals decided where they fit in the industry and when they expanded or changed their roles. The development panel, moderated by Daniel … Read More

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Recap: Career Evolution Program – Investment Session

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By: Moritz Rothacker On May 10th, 2017, ULI New York hosted a professional development program with speakers from the development and institutional investment worlds. Margaret Blakey (Russell Reynolds Associates) moderated the investment session with speakers Jenna Gerstenlauer (Sound Mark Partners) and Andrew Holm (Ares Management). The panel examined the question of how professionals decide where they fit within the industry and when to expand or change roles. There were several key takeaways from this program. It is very common for professionals to dislike certain aspects of their role, but a … Read More

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Recap: YLG Peer to Peer w/ ULI NEXT New York

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ULI New York’s Young Leaders hosted a special panel – YLG Peer to Peer: Navigating the Next Stage of Your Career – featuring members of the esteemed ULI NEXT New York group. This discussion enabled those in attendance to hear from industry leaders that were not too long ago in the audience themselves. The panelists, Carolee Fink (NYC EDC), Michael Ferry (DDG) and Ruth Ann Blankenheim (Harbor Road Holdings), shared their individual ‘paths’ to where they are today. With Mehul Patel (Midwood Investment & Development), as moderator, the conversation was enlightening. Right … 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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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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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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Sponsors Tour City Point in Brooklyn

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On Wednesday, June 8, ULI NY hosted a special thank you event for our 2016 sponsors.  Attendees joined Aron Gooblar and Paul Travis of Washington Square Partners for a tour of City Point,the largest food, shopping and entertainment destination in Downtown Brooklyn. The project includes retail, residential, and office space located along Brooklyn’s busiest retail corridor at the corner of Flatbush and Fulton. Attendees got a sneak peak of the project’s residential towers, amenity spaces, sweeping views of Brooklyn from the rooftop, and a hard hat tour of a new food … Read More

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