Author Archives: Andy Stone

ULI NY Examines Leadership in 2012 with Bill Rudin and Byrce Blair

ULI New York and Korn/Ferry International hosted Passing the Baton: Lessons in Leadership Transition on 9.13.12 at the Union League Club. Anthony LoPinto of Korn/Ferry International started the discussion by first asking each panelist a simple question: What was one lesson you learned during your career that lead you to where you are today? William Rudin mentioned that he was grateful to have worked at his family’s firm, Rudin Management, while he was still attending college, claiming this first-hand experience to be invaluable.  It was here he learned that your reputation … Read More

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YLG Leadership Breakfast Series: Richard Kessler, Benenson Capital Partners

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FEBRUARY 28, 2012 Reported by Andrew Stone, ULI New York Young Leaders Group Richard Kessler began the most recent YLG Leadership Breakfast Series with a discussion about how he first got involved with the real estate industry.  In college, Mr. Kessler initially focused on science, taking classes in organic chemistry and biochemistry.  However, he became ill and needed to take a semester off.  Upon returning to school he did some work for Charlie Benenson, who owned many residential properties in New York City.  Through the great depression, Charlie had a … Read More

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ULI New York Housing Council: The Greatest Grid – The Master Plan of Manhattan

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APRIL 2, 2012 Reported by Andrew Stone, ULI New York Young Leaders Group On April 2nd, ULI members were led on a private tour of “The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011” exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.  The plan for the grid started in 1811 and took around 60 years to complete, originally extending from Houston to 155th Street.  The primary purpose of the grid was to set up transportation roads in a logical and practical manner that would differentiate New York City … Read More

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ULI New York: Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2012

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 Reported by Andrew Stone, ULI New York Young Leaders Group The Emerging Trends ULI event, held on Nov. 3 at the Bar Association in Midtown brought together hundreds of real estate professionals to hear about the PricewaterhouseCoopers Energing Trends survey results as well as four distinguished panelists’ viewpoints.  The Emerging Trends Survey was released and the main topics revolved around seven key issues: job arbitrage, productivity costs, debt – personal/public, demographics, global financial morass, global financial industry change, and government disarray. Additionally, the survey pointed out several … Read More

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