Author Archives: Sofia Guerrero

‘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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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Asher Abehsera, Founder & CEO of LIVWRK

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We are kicking off this year’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series featuring Asher Abehsera, Founder & CEO of LIVWRK, whose project – Dumbo Heights – 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? David Walentas my former boss and Owner of Two Trees Management. He told me to dream big and go for it because he said he knew what I was capable of and anything less would be a … Read More

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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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