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Wrap-Up: ULI Spring Meeting 2016

Missed the spring meeting? Not a full member? Here’s what you missed: VIDEOS -Please note that videos of the Nate Silver and Capital Markets general sessions will not be available. General Session: William McNabb of Vanguard General Session: A New National Housing Policy Concurrent Session: Making It in Real Estate: Buying It Right Concurrent Session: Managing Generational Differences Between Real Estate Leaders Concurrent Session: Spring 2016 ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast Concurrent Session: Creative Finance Ideas for Real Estate Development Concurrent Session: Crowdfunding for Real Estate Investment Spring 2016 ULI Global … Read More

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Wrap-Up/ YLG Peer to Peer: Real Estate Lifecycle of High-Growth Startups

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Over 40 members and non-members joined a packed room on March 14 to learn about the unique real estate needs facing high-growth startups. Moderated by Michael Rudin, Rudin Management Company, the panel included Donald DeSantis, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Hightower, Inc., Daria Siegel, Vice President, Economic Development Programs, Alliance for Downtown New York, and Andrew Wiener, Director of Leasing, L&L Holdings Company, LLC. The conversation began with a discussion about demographic shifts in office tenants. Small businesses of all kinds, not just tech startups, are seeking flexible work space. That’s … Read More

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BRONX RIVER-SHERIDAN EXPRESSWAY CORRIDOR EPA BROWNFIELD AREA-WIDE STUDY

  The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO) is seeking a Request for Proposals (RFP), from planning consultants for work in the Bronx River-Sheridan Expressway Corridor in the Bronx, New York. In Spring 2015, the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO) was awarded a Cooperative Agreement from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (BF AWP) Program (CFDA: 66.814). This agreement facilitates research and community-driven brownfield planning, implementation and revitalization for a twenty-eight (28) acres of brownfield located in three (3) area clusters in the Bronx River … Read More

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Wrap-Up / Non-Core is Core: How TAMI and New Manufacturing are Shaking Up NYC’s Traditional Commercial Office Market

BY LAUREN RACUSIN Miriam Harris, Executive Vice President of Trinity Place Holdings, served as the moderator for this morning’s fascinating panel featuring Clare Newman, Chief of Staff of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, Toby Moskovits, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Equity Partners, and Carolee Fink, Executive Vice President of NYCEDC (in lieu of Maria Torres-Springer who was ill and unable to attend). The event was sold out, showing the great interest in the creative office and new manufacturing spaces that are growing in popularity in non-core markets in New … Read More

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Trail-Oriented Development: New ULI Report Looks at Projects Tailored to Those Who Prefer Cycling and Walking Over Driving

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For more information, contact Trish Riggs at 202-624-7086 WASHINGTON (March 29, 2016) — Cyclists, take note: real estate developers and cities are becoming more responsive to your needs by creating an increasing number of communities tailored to those who would rather bike than drive. A new Urban Land Institute (ULI) publication, Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier identifies this trend as “trail-oriented development,” the latest phase in the evolution of urban development from car-centric to people-friendly design. Similar to transit-oriented development, trail-oriented development takes advantage of and leverages … Read More

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Wrap-Up: YLG Secrets of Success with Kevin Davis

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BY KATIE TANG On Tuesday, March 22nd, ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) welcomed Kevin Davis, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Post Road Properties, to share the stories of his career development and starting his own firm. Secrets of Success, a part of The YLG signature series, offers a candid, roundtable discussion with a senior leader in the real estate industry. From his first job at Bernie’s Bike Shop to his 10+ years in real estate, Davis always had a main goal in mind –starting his own company, … Read More

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CHINA & JAPAN IMMERSION: FORGING NEW PARTNERSHIPS

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NATIONAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY LEADERS JOIN THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR AMERICAS REGION

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Next Step in ULI’s Global Evolution WASHINGTON (March 17, 2016) – The Urban Land Institute (ULI), one of the world’s leading authorities on land use and urban planning, appointed a group of 15 nationally recognized industry leaders to its newly formed executive committee for the Americas.  The regional committee is a key element in ULI’s comprehensive restructuring plan launched earlier this year. “I am very pleased that this group of senior, respected industry leaders has agreed to be the inaugural executive committee with responsibility for guiding the growth of the … Read More

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ULI Discount! NYU Annual REIT Symposium

The REIT Center at the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate is offering a generous discount for ULI members to its 21st Annual REIT Symposium focusing on the fast-changing REIT Universe. Click here to learn more.

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Inaugural Awards for Excellence in Development Makes a Mark

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On the evening of March 10, 400 leaders of the New York real estate and land use community gathered in Gotham Hall to honor 14 finalists for the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Development (“Awards”). The Awards, the first of its kind for the New York District Council, embody locally the guiding principles of the ULI Global Awards for Excellence, the development industry’s most prestigious award program. The Awards recognizes outstanding real estate development projects within the New York District Council’s geographic region, both in the private and public sector, that exemplify ULI’s mission of providing leadership in the … Read More

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