Monthly Archives: December 2012

ULI NY Hosts Panel Discussion on Financing Affordable Housing – Options in Challenging Markets

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On December 11, 2012, ULI New York hosted a panel discussion on Financing Affordable Housing at Shearman & Sterling. Moderated by Terri Gumula, Vice President of Workouts and Dispositions at Citibank, the panel comprised of Maurice Coleman, Senior Vice President of Community Development Banking at Bank of America; Alan Bell, Principal of Bell Urban LLC and founding principal of Hudson Companies; and Richard Roberts, Director of Business Development for Red Stone Equity Partners. Respectively, they represented the distinct perspectives of lender, developer and investor.  The panel began by asking the … Read More

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ULI NY Examines Leadership in 2012 with Bill Rudin and Byrce Blair

ULI New York and Korn/Ferry International hosted Passing the Baton: Lessons in Leadership Transition on 9.13.12 at the Union League Club. Anthony LoPinto of Korn/Ferry International started the discussion by first asking each panelist a simple question: What was one lesson you learned during your career that lead you to where you are today? William Rudin mentioned that he was grateful to have worked at his family’s firm, Rudin Management, while he was still attending college, claiming this first-hand experience to be invaluable.  It was here he learned that your reputation … Read More

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Skanska and Forest City Ratner Join the Panel at ULI NY’s Construction Program on 2.13.13

After the recent announcement that Skanska USA and Forest City Ratner Companies will be working together and utilizing modular construction on B2, the first residential tower in the Atlantic Yards Development, ULI NY is equally excited to announce that MaryAnne Gilmartin and Thomas Webb will be joining a panel discussion on 2.13.13 to examine Construction Technologies  & Methodologies: Implications in Economics & Productivity. Register Here! For more information on B2 and Skanska and FCRC partnership, click here.

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ULI Releases “Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development” Report

As America’s suburbs grow in more compact ways, rethinking and reworking infrastructure can be essential. The ULI Infrastructure Initiative is pleased to release a new report entitled “Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development.” The report identifies successful strategies that have been employed to progress towards building more compact, pedestrian-friendly places. The report also identifies key opportunities—such as suburban arterials and first-ring suburbs—as well as stumbling blocks resulting from community resistance, zoning, and funding. The information and strategies contained in the report have been drawn from the analysis of eight … Read More

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ULI NY Offers Technical Assistance Panels to Areas Affected by Hurricane Sandy

ULI’s Hurricane Sandy Task Force met to address the issues of Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and challenges of rebuilding devastated communities following last month’s storm. ULI New York Chairman Richard Kessler said, “We are pleased to offer ULI’s experience and expertise as the region starts the rebuilding process.  We look forward to working closely with our members throughout the region to determine where and how we can have the most beneficial impact. We are planning a coordinated effort that will draw upon the best thinking from our land use … Read More

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ULI NY to Host 8th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon with Mark Zandi

ULI New York Presents its 8th Annual Economic Forecast and Real Estate Outlook event featuring economist and global thought leader Dr. Mark Zandi, who frequently advises policymakers and testifies before Congress on economic matters. Watch Dr. Zandi’s recent interview with The Washington Post, where he discusses the fiscal cliff and provides insight on the national debt: Read the 8th Annual Economic Forecast and Real Estate Outlook press release here.  

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