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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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Recap: YLG Secrets of Success w/ Brenda Rosen

ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group recently had the opportunity to hear from Brenda Rosen, CEO of Breaking Ground, about her career path and the organization she has devoted the majority of her professional career to. Having herself come from modest beginnings, Rosen learned firsthand the difference a community can make in some one’s life. At 10 years old Rosen’s family apartment on Roosevelt Island was destroyed in a fire. Had it not been for the local community’s passion and advocacy for the family they too may have ended up … Read More

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Wrap-Up/ YLG Peer to Peer: Real Estate Lifecycle of High-Growth Startups

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Over 40 members and non-members joined a packed room on March 14 to learn about the unique real estate needs facing high-growth startups. Moderated by Michael Rudin, Rudin Management Company, the panel included Donald DeSantis, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Hightower, Inc., Daria Siegel, Vice President, Economic Development Programs, Alliance for Downtown New York, and Andrew Wiener, Director of Leasing, L&L Holdings Company, LLC. The conversation began with a discussion about demographic shifts in office tenants. Small businesses of all kinds, not just tech startups, are seeking flexible work space. That’s … Read More

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Wrap-Up / Non-Core is Core: How TAMI and New Manufacturing are Shaking Up NYC’s Traditional Commercial Office Market

BY LAUREN RACUSIN Miriam Harris, Executive Vice President of Trinity Place Holdings, served as the moderator for this morning’s fascinating panel featuring Clare Newman, Chief of Staff of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, Toby Moskovits, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Equity Partners, and Carolee Fink, Executive Vice President of NYCEDC (in lieu of Maria Torres-Springer who was ill and unable to attend). The event was sold out, showing the great interest in the creative office and new manufacturing spaces that are growing in popularity in non-core markets in New … Read More

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Wrap-Up: YLG Secrets of Success with Kevin Davis

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BY KATIE TANG On Tuesday, March 22nd, ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) welcomed Kevin Davis, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Post Road Properties, to share the stories of his career development and starting his own firm. Secrets of Success, a part of The YLG signature series, offers a candid, roundtable discussion with a senior leader in the real estate industry. From his first job at Bernie’s Bike Shop to his 10+ years in real estate, Davis always had a main goal in mind –starting his own company, … Read More

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Wrap-Up: A View From the Top: Inclusive Leadership in the Real Estate Industry

BY KRYSTYN GATTO In keeping with the goals set forth by the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) in San Francisco at the 2015 Fall Meeting, Wendy Rowden, together with an esteemed panel, joined members of ULI New York for “A View from the Top: Inclusive Leadership in the Real Estate Industry.”  The event was an opportunity to highlight key findings of WLI’s research on women in the real estate industry. The report, Women in Leadership in the Real Estate and Land Use Industry, examines the current state of women in the … Read More

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