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Recap: The Future Is Now – WLI and WHF Tour New Cornell Tech Campus

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By: Vivien Wu Bold. Best views of Manhattan. Chance encounters. Future birthplace of a unicorn.  These were some of the themes arising from the WLI and WHF tour of Roosevelt Island’s new Cornell Tech Campus. On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the Cornell Tech Campus welcomed nearly 100 attendees from ULI New York’s Women’s Leadership Imitative (WLI) and from Women in Housing and Finance (WHF) to learn about the development, ethos, and programming of the new campus. Even before I set foot on Roosevelt Island for this tour, I was inspired … Read More

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Recap: YLG Secrets of Success w/ Melissa Burch

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By: Daniel Rojo As we — members of ULI NY’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) — question not only our own choices, priorities, and paths but those of the firms, organizations, and pursuits where we build and lend our expertise, how do we best set ourselves up for long-term success? How should we be strategizing our careers, where should we be focusing, and what should we be avoiding right now? At the YLG’s most recent Secrets to Success breakfast event, many individuals in the room were not brand new to the … Read More

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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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