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2017 ULI NY Alice Connell WLI Scholarship

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Attend the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles! Apply for this Year’s ULI New York Alice Connell WLI Scholarship Are you or someone you know interested in attending the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, California? The ULI New York Alice Connell WLI Scholarship is designed to promote the participation of women at ULI’s annual Fall Meeting and to promote leadership among younger women who might not otherwise be able to attend. The scholarship includes one (1) complimentary registration to the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting as well as … Read More

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ULI NY Chairman Marty Burger is Honored with the Urban Leadership Award

NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate Honors Silverstein Properties CEO Marty Burger at the 46th Annual Urban Leadership Award Dinner. The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate honored ULI New York’s Chairman Marty Burger, chief executive officer of Silverstein Properties and member of the NYUSPS Schack Advisory Board, at its 46th Annual Urban Leadership Award Dinner on Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Mandarin Oriental, New York. The highest honor conferred by the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, the Urban Leadership Award … Read More

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Gowanus TAP Recap

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On April 24 and 25, 2017 ULI New York members completed a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. This ULI New York TAP was made possible through generous grant funding from The New York Community Trust. The Urban Land Institute was awarded a $100,000 grant in July 2016 to raise awareness and encourage the use of resilient building practices in New York City, and to foster a greater understanding among the public and private sector nationwide regarding the many benefits of building for resilience. Through this … Read More

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2017 ULI Spring Meeting Roundup

The 2017 ULI Spring Meeting was held in Seattle, Washington, May 2-4. The ULI Spring Meeting provided an exclusive opportunity for Full Members to connect with every sector of real estate, building relationships by bringing together top decision-makers and industry experts from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. A series of seminars and candid discussions with thought leaders on the most important topics and trends in real estate took place; with a special keynote address from former Vice President, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. 2017 Spring Meeting Roundup HIGHLIGHTS ULI is its Members … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Michael Montante – Uniland

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“Five Minutes With…” Michael Montante, Vice President at Uniland – developer of the Delaware North Building in Buffalo, winner of the 2017 ULI NY Awards for Excellence in Mixed-Use Development. What features of your project are you most proud of, and why? The Delaware North Building and its entire campus is a project dedicated to improving a neighborhood due to its strategic location in the Central Business District (CBD) of Buffalo, NY. We are most proud that we took an underutilized, contaminated site and a distressed building and transformed them into … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Jon Cicconi – SOM

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“Five Minutes With…” Jon Cicconi, Associate Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill – architects of The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground, winner of the 2017 ULI NY Awards for Excellence in Institutional Development. In your opinion, what distinguishing features contributed to your project’s selection? The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground is a net-zero-energy facility that serves as a prototype for future New York City public school buildings. In order to achieve this new standard for energy performance, we had to invent … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Matthew Rosenbloom – GFI

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“Five Minutes With…” Matthew Rosenbloom, Senior Development Associate at GFI Development Company – developer of The Beekman Hotel & Residences, winner of the 2017 ULI NY Awards for Excellence in Hotel Development. In your opinion, what distinguishing features contributed to your project’s selection? The Beekman is truly a special project. The uniqueness of the architecture of the historic building including The Beekman’s signature turrets and character-defining atrium set the building apart from its peers. The ability to repair and restore the Landmarked structure and marry it to the neighboring 51 story ground … Read More

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ULI Health Leaders Program – Applications Open Until June 2

The ULI Health Leaders Network will facilitate creative collaborations within the fields of public health, planning and design, and development, and empower participants with actionable knowledge on development and design strategies that improve health. Participants in the first cohort will be expected to participate in two in-person forums, one of which will be held in conjunction with ULI’s Fall Meeting in Los Angeles (October 24-27, 2017) and one to be held in May 2018. These forums will focus on leadership development and network building. Health Leaders are also expected to participate … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Paul Travis – Washington Square Partners

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ features Washington Square Partners’ founder and managing partner Paul Travis. He talks about his mentor, favorite NY building, and what makes him proud of City Point – an Awards for Excellence in Mixed-Use Development 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? Bruce Ratner. He always told me not to be satisfied with the same answers everyone else is getting, but rather to think out of the box … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Martin Dunn – Dunn Development

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ULI NY features ‘Five Minutes With’ Martin Dunn, Founder and President of Dunn Development Corp. He talks about his father and the influence of his advice, his favorite NY Landmark, and Navy Green in Brooklyn – 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? My father, Raymond Dunn, had the biggest influence on my career. He always encouraged us to take initiative and if we … Read More

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