Monthly Archives: March 2015

How Does Housing Matter? ULI, MacArthur Foundation Launch Housing Portal

ULI and the MacArthur Foundation have launched a new online knowledge-sharing tool that emphasizes the connection between housing, better educational opportunities and outcomes for children, stronger foundations for family and community economic stability, and healthier, more productive individuals and neighborhoods. In an Urban Land article, Julia Stasch, president of the MacArthur Foundation, attests to the centrality of housing within our economy and the way we live. “Housing is at the core of how we tackle some of the most important issues we face as a society—how we ensure [that] our children … Read More

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Wrap-Up: ULI New York Real Estate Outlook 2015

BY BENJAMIN KRAUS ULI New York’s Real Estate Outlook 2015 conference held Thursday, March 12 honored the release of the industry-anticipated annual ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, and featured several impressive panels made up of New York’s leading real estate practitioners. The underlying theme of the conference – sustaining momentum while tempering over-exuberance. Mitch Roschelle, Real Estate Advisory Practice Leader for PwC and author of the report, kicked off the proceedings by giving a rundown of the ten trends projected to have the largest impact on the real … Read More

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New York State Extends Deadline for Request for Proposals to Redevelop Downtown Albany Site

Deadline to submit RFP responses for 4.5 acres of prime property downtown extended to June 4 Empire State Development (ESD) and the Office of General Services (OGS) is extending the deadline for a Request for Proposals (RFP) by New York State for the purchase and redevelopment of 4.5 acres of prime property in Downtown Albany.  The RFP calls for a mixed-use development plan including a residential component that maximizes economic impact to New York State and the City of Albany and addresses priorities such as area revitalization, market demand and sustainable … Read More

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Wrap Up: The Evolution of Urban Retail

BY OLA KAYODE At The Evolution of Urban Retail held on March 5, panelists discussed various trends influencing the retail sector in New York City. Kicking off the discussion was Brent Habeck, Executive Vice President of the Howard Hughes Corporation, who discussed the company’s investment of $1.5 billion in the South Street Seaport redevelopment. When asked if the city was shifting away from old-fashioned retail, he opined that “our focus is on what does the city want? What does the city need? What does lower Manhattan need that doesn’t exist?” To this end, … Read More

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ULI NY and PCAC: MTA Capital Program Deserves More Debate

An Op-Ed by ULI New York Chairman, Bob Lieber, and William Henderson, Executive Director of the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA, appeared in City and State yesterday calling public and private leaders to engage in a discussion about the MTA capital program. Read the full article here.  

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Welcome Our New YLG Executive Co-Chairs!

We are thrilled to announce Gretchen Krueger and Lauren Racusin as the new Executive Co-Chairs for the Young Leaders Group (“YLG”)! Gretchen and Lauren are active members of ULI and bring their diverse backgrounds to an already dynamic group. We couldn’t be happier to have such driven, thoughtful leaders support the YLG and advance its mission. Gretchen Krueger Columbia University, Masters in Real Estate Development Gretchen Krueger is a student in Columbia University’s Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) program. Prior to joining the MSRED program, Gretchen Krueger spent four years working at the … Read More

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WLI Presents: Innovators in Real Estate Development

Luxury rentals, building permits, and placemaking were just some of the topics discussed at the February 26 Women’s Leadership Initiative (“WLI”) event, Innovators in Real Estate Development. During the program, attended by 140 people and moderated by Veronica Hackett, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Clarrett Group, panelists opened up about trends in the current market and lessons learned. For some time now, the market has moved toward a high demand for luxury rentals. But on the other end, incomes are not keeping up with rising rents, which has led to smaller-sized units. “It’s good for … Read More

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