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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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Congratulations to ULI New York Member Caitlin Moriarty – Recipient of a 2017 WLI Prologis Scholarship!

The ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative announced in September the recipients of the WLI Prologis Scholarship Program in connection with ULI’s Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, October 23-26, 2017. Senior women at Prologis created the grassroots group Breakthrough that supports the retention of women and identifies and removes barriers to advancement for Prologis across the globe. Breakthrough’s goals resonate with those of WLI in that Breakthrough strives to create a work environment where women feel connected and empowered, while creating a business culture that offers opportunities for success and recognizes the … Read More

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ULI New York Announces 2017 Alice Connell WLI Scholarship Recipient!

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ULI New York’s Women’s Leadership Initiative is pleased to announced its 2017 recipient of the ULI New York Alice Connell WLI Scholarship, Jackie Manzer, Tenant Relations Manager at Hines.  The Alice Connell WLI Scholarship celebrates exceptional women in real estate who have made significant contributions to the New York District Council and underwrites the cost to attend the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, California, including a reimbursement to the recipient for up to $1,000 in travel expenses. Having served on ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group Programming Committee since … Read More

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2017 ULI Health Leaders Network Program Participants Announced!

The Building Healthy Places Initiative has officially announced the participants selected to join in the 2017-2018 cohort for the ULI Health Leaders Network, an effort designed to empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. The first cohort of Health Leaders will convene in an introductory forum during ULI’s Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, participate in a series of webinars, work on small group projects involving a commercial corridor in Seattle, and conclude with a final forum in Denver. Thirty-two professionals … Read More

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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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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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