Monthly Archives: June 2016

Industry giants talk Queens real estate

Deputy Borough President Melva Miller, second from right, moderated a discussion about real estate in the borough featuring, from left, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation President and CEO Hope Knight, F&T Group President Michael Meyer and Onex Real Estate Partners Vice President David Brickman.(Photo By Andrew Benjamin) “Queens is the new Brooklyn.” That’s the tagline real estate developers have been using to sell the most diverse borough in New York City. Already places like Astoria, Long Island City and Ridgewood have seen significant increases in rent, artisanal coffee shops and hip … Read More

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Panel looks at development potential in Flushing, Jamaica

Hope Knight of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (l-r) and Michael Meyer of F&T Group discuss developments in downtown Jamaica and downtown Flushing, respectively. By Madina Toure Developers and experts in Flushing and downtown Jamaica weighed in on how recent development projects have affected the two neighborhoods at a panel last week in Long Island City hosted by ULI New York, a nonprofit that provides leadership in land use policy. The panel, moderated by Melva Miller, Queens deputy borough president, was held June 9 at SPACES at the Falchi Building, … Read More

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Sponsors Tour City Point in Brooklyn

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On Wednesday, June 8, ULI NY hosted a special thank you event for our 2016 sponsors.  Attendees joined Aron Gooblar and Paul Travis of Washington Square Partners for a tour of City Point,the largest food, shopping and entertainment destination in Downtown Brooklyn. The project includes retail, residential, and office space located along Brooklyn’s busiest retail corridor at the corner of Flatbush and Fulton. Attendees got a sneak peak of the project’s residential towers, amenity spaces, sweeping views of Brooklyn from the rooftop, and a hard hat tour of a new food … Read More

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Recap: YLG Secrets of Success w/ Brenda Rosen

ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group recently had the opportunity to hear from Brenda Rosen, CEO of Breaking Ground, about her career path and the organization she has devoted the majority of her professional career to. Having herself come from modest beginnings, Rosen learned firsthand the difference a community can make in some one’s life. At 10 years old Rosen’s family apartment on Roosevelt Island was destroyed in a fire. Had it not been for the local community’s passion and advocacy for the family they too may have ended up … Read More

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City of NY Selected as Finalist for ULI Housing Policy Leadership Award

Four finalists have been announced for ULI’s Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership award, an annual recognition of the innovative ways the public sector is addressing the country’s affordable housing crisis. The City of New York was selected for their innovative financing approach that substantially stretches the amount of available funding to support more development than would otherwise occur. To view all finalists, click here.

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