Monthly Archives: February 2018

‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Dan Kaplan – FXCollaborative

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Today’s ‘Five Minutes With’ features Awards for Excellence finalist Dan Kaplan, Senior Partner at FXCollaborative who tells us how his mother’s entrepreneurial spirit gave him an insider look into the design industry, tips he received from the late Jack Rudin and why he is proud of 35XV, which has been nominated in the Mixed-Use Development category. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “I have had the good fortune to have some wonderful influences, especially from my … Read More

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Recap: REO 2018 – Innovations in Real Estate

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By: Katie Tang Innovations in Real Estate  ULI New York’s Real Estate Outlook 2018 conference held on Wednesday, January 31st honored the release of the industry anticipated annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report, and featured several impressive panels made up of New York’s leading real estate practitioners. The last panel of the conference was titled Innovations in Real Estate. The panel was led by moderator Charles R. Bendit, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Taconic Investment Partners LLC, and made up of a mix of panelists, including Harlan Berger, Founder and … Read More

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Recap: REO 2018 – Driving Development: The Future of Infrastructure

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By: Daniel Rojo Driving Development: The Future of Infrastructure At this year’s ULI New York Real Estate Outlook, four panelists — Samara Barend from AECOM Capital, Rick Cotton from the Port Authority, Janno Lieber from the MTA, and Edward Pallesen from Goldman Sachs — were moderated by Thomas McKnight from the NYC Economic Development Corporation for Driving Development: The Future of Infrastructure. Each touched on challenges and opportunities from different vantage points in the public and private sectors to discuss how the region can begin to address critical infrastructure investments to … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Arash Azarbarzin – SH Group

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For our ‘Five Minutes With’ series, this week we are pleased to feature Arash Azarbarzin, President of SH Group, for their project 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge & Pierhouse At Brooklyn Bridge Park – nominated as an Awards for Excellence finalist in the Hotel Development category. Mr. Azarbarzin shares the best career advice he has received, his influences, and what makes him proud of 1 Hotel BrooklynBridge. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “Mehdi Efterkari gave me my first … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Jed Walentas – Two Trees

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Today’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Awards for Excellence finalist Jed Walentas, CEO and President of Two Trees Management, which has been nominated for an Award in the housing development category for their work on the market-rate residential property 300 Ashland in Brooklyn. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “Unsurprisingly, my father David Walentas is my biggest influence.” What qualities do you think are essential to be an effective leader? “Effective leaders should have the ability … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. John Schuyler – FXCollaborative

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ features John Schuyler, Partner at FXCollaborative. He shares insight into his career and why he is most proud of his project – Awards for Excellence in Institutional Development finalist Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? When I was an undergraduate architecture student, I was deeply influenced by the architect, educator and urbanist Fred Koetter’s contributions to … Read More

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