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Recap: 2019 Economic Forecast – A Conversation with Ken Rosen

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By: Vivien Wu Last Tuesday, members gathered for breakfast and thought leadership at ULI New York’s Annual Economic Forecast, one of the District Council’s most popular recurring events. Law firm Kirkland & Ellis hosted the forecast, which was presented this year by Ken Rosen. Mr. Rosen is Chairman of Rosen Consulting Group, a real estate market research firm, Chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and Professor Emeritus and California State Chair of Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business at the … Read More

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ULI TRI-STATE LAND USE COUNCIL RELEASES CASE STUDY ON HUDSON PARK 

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Tri-State Land Use Council has released its first Case Study, focused on the Hudson Park development located on the waterfront in Yonkers, New York. The case study, which includes interviews with public and private sector representatives directly involved in the process, data showing how the project helped the city’s long-term financial goals, and highlights best practices used in the successful revitalization of this former industrial area, can serve as a valuable resource for other municipalities in the tri-state metro region as they consider similar redevelopment … Read More

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Visionary Award

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ULI New York to Present Larry A. Silverstein With First-Ever “Visionary Leadership in Land Use Award” The Award recognizes exemplary commitment to the highest standards of responsible land use and development. Presentation will take place at ULI New York’s 2019 Awards for Excellence in Development Gala Urban Land Institute New York (ULI NY) has announced Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman of Silverstein Properties, Inc., will be the first recipient of the organization’s Visionary Leadership in Land Use Award, which will be presented to Mr. Silverstein on Thursday, April 4, 2019 during ULI NY’s … Read More

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Newly Released RFP from Empire State Development: Former Beacon Correctional Facility Site

EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES RFP FOR 39 ACRES AT FORMER BEACON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY SITE Proposals Due on December 20, 2018 A video showing the site and surrounding area is available here. Empire State Development (ESD) announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase and redevelopment of the former Beacon Correctional Facility in Beacon, NY. Located one mile from vibrant downtown Beacon and sixty miles from New York City, the nearly 40-acre site presents a unique opportunity for development in the Hudson Valley region. The site currently contains 22 vacant … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. David Levinson – L&L Holding Company

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David Levinson, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of L&L Holding Company, LLC is the strategist behind the 195 Broadway Master Retail Redevelopment, a 2018Awards for Excellence nominee in the Retail category. For our final ‘Five Minutes With’, Mr. Levinson shares the best career advice his dad ever gave him and what he believes is the most essential quality of a leader. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “My dad had the most influence on my career. One of … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Paul Travis – Washington Square Partners

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Paul Travis, Managing Partner of Washington Square Partners joins us for this week’s ‘Five Minutes With’. Washington Square Partners has been nominated for excellence in the retail development category for the City Point project. Read about what qualities he believes makes an effective leader and how City Point broke the Downtown Brooklyn “code”. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? Bruce Ratner had the greatest influence on my career and gave me three essential pieces of advice: … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. George Schieferdecker – BKSK Architects

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Today’s ‘Five Minutes With’ features Awards for Excellence finalist George Schieferdecker, Partner at BKSK Architects, who shares his influences and experiences in the architecture space. Nominated in the Civic Space category, Mr. Schieferdecker and his team are being recognized for their work on Washington Square Park House. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “My career has always been centered on a particular approach to architecture which was most influenced by Robert Venturi’s book “Complexity and Contradiction” … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Jack & Michael Cayre – Midtown Equities

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Today’s ‘Five Minutes With’ features Awards for Excellence finalists and brothers Jack and Michael Cayre of Midtown Equities. Check out their Q&A as they express their admiration for their father Joseph Cayre, who taught them the ins and outs of the business. Midtown Equities is nominated for an Award in the Repositioning or Redevelopment category for its work on Empire Stores in Brooklyn. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “The greatest influence on our career is … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Bob Sanna – Forest City New York

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Awards for Excellence finalist Bob Sanna, Executive Vice President and Head of Construction of Forest City New York is nominated in the Housing and Office categories for their work on 461 Dean Street and the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech.  Mr. Sana shares his best career advice, influences, and what makes him proud of both projects for our ‘Five Minutes With’ series. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “As a builder in the most diverse, … Read More

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‘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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