Author Archives: Sofia Guerrero

ULI Referral Promo

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We’re inviting you to share your passion for ULI with others. We have launched a member referral program and we want you to be one of the first to participate. Please take a moment to refer a friend or two who should be a ULI member. We’ll take it from there and send a series of messages to introduce the prospective member to the opportunities waiting to be found at ULI. And if one of your referrals becomes a ULI member, we’ll send you a gift card to treat the new member … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties 

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ features Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties whose project – 3 World Trade – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Office Development. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? Probably the best advice I ever had, was my father talking about the New York Times in terms of whether or not to do something in life. He said “you know, if you are about to do something, and you are wondering whether or not … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Jed Walentas, Two Trees & Christopher Sharples, SHoP

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ is a double feature with Jed Walentas, Chief Executive Officer of Two Trees Management and Christopher Sharples, Principal at SHoP Architects, whose project – 325 Kent Avenue – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Market-Rate Housing. Jed Walentas, Chief Executive Officer, Two Trees Management Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? My father David Walentas is my biggest influence. What qualities do you think are essential to be an effective leader? Effective leaders should … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Marc Ehrlich, Chief Investment Officer, Rose Associates

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Marc Ehrlich, Chief Investment Officer at Rose Associates, whose project – 70 Pine Street – which was developed in partnership with DTH Capital, is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Repositioning/Redevelopment. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you on how to approach the redevelopment of 70 Pine? The building’s original owner, Henry Dougherty, was the primary inspiration for us as developers. Rose and DTH allowed Dougherty’s vision and spirit to guide us as … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University, whose project – Columbia University Manhattanville Campus – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Institutional Development. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? My colleague for many years Professor Joe Sax. He was one of the founders and leaders of the environmental law movement in the United States. He taught me that the greatest and most original academic work can be combined with some of the most effective and … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Joseph S. Taylor, President and CEO, Matrix

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Joseph S. Taylor, President and CEO, Matrix Development Group, whose project – Matrix Global Logistics Park Staten Island – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Industrial Development. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? Alan Vaughan was my first mentor straight out of college and was a profound and lasting influence in my career. Back then, Alan was managing leasing for Tishman Management and Leasing; I was impressionable and unmolded just two weeks … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Isaac Henderson, Development Director, L+M Development Partners

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Isaac Henderson, Development Director-Essex Crossing, L+M Development Partners, whose project – Essex Crossing-Phase 1 – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Mixed-Use Development. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some of New York real estate industry’s most successful developers, including the principals of all three teams at Essex Crossing: BFC, L+M. and Taconic. One trait that each of these developers have is persistence. … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Colin Koop, Design Partner, SOM

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Colin Koop, Design Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, whose project – Cornell Tech Campus – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Institutional Development. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? I’ve been lucky to have learned from a great many exemplary educators and architects over my career, but one that stands out is my friend and teacher Hashim Sarkis. I took his studio focused on social housing during … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Muzzy Rosenblatt, President & CEO, Bowery Residents Committee

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Muzzy Rosenblatt, President and CEO, Bowery Residents’ Committee, whose project – Landing Road – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Affordable Housing Development. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? While an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to study public policy with the late Robert C. Wood, who served as Under Secretary and then Secretary of HUD under President Johnson, who created … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Michael Schwarz, Senior Associate, DeSimone

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Michael Schwarz, Senior Associate, DeSimone, whose project – citizenM New York Bowery Hotel – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Hotel Development. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? My first project manager at DeSimone. He stressed the importance becoming a technical expert in the field while at the same time always considering the practical aspects of a design. What qualities do you think are essential to be an effective leader? … Read More

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