Monthly Archives: January 2018

Recap: WLI Presents – Rezoning Midtown East

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By: Saba Carmel Meidany On January 12, the Panel Discussion organized by the Women’s Leadership Initiative of the ULI New York District Council at the Wells Fargo Learning Center, brought together some of the key players involved at different levels of the recent Greater East Midtown Rezoning. The rezoning of East Midtown, initiated by Mayor Michael Bloomberg prior to leaving office, then picked up by his successor Bill De Blasio, was passed in August 2017 – it includes the area from 35th to 57th Street between 5th and 2nd Avenue – … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Joanne M. Oplustil – CAMBA

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CAMBA Inc. President and CEO Joanne Oplustil sat down with ULI NY for the next installment of ‘Five Minutes With’. She talks about her experience with CAMBA Gardens, an affordable housing project nominated as an Awards finalist. Joanne shares the best career advice she’s ever received and what makes CAMBA a strong anchor for the community. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? In the mid-70s I was working in a refugee settlement in Tanzania, and had … Read More

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Recap: YLG Secrets of Success ft. Richard Saltzman

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By: Jean C. Lema On January 10th, 2018, the Urban Land Institute New York’s Young Leaders Group had its first Young Leaders Group Secrets of Success event of the year. Richard Saltzman, CEO and President of Colony NorthStar, Inc., shared his industry insights and discussed what values young professionals need to develop to excel in real estate and beyond. Mr. Saltzman strongly believes integrity is the one fundamental value every person must possess. Young professionals should establish a set of standards that promotes honesty and equal treatment, especially in a … Read More

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‘Five Minutes with’ feat. A.J. Pires – Alloy Development

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ULI NY features ‘Five Minutes With’ Alloy Development President A.J. Pires. He shares the best advice he received from a professor, the qualities he believes an effective leader should possess, and what makes him most proud of One John Street – finalist in the Housing category of the Awards for Excellence in Development.     Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? I’ve had many great teachers, mentors, colleagues and partners who have influenced my career over … Read More

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