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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Joanne M. Oplustil – CAMBA

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CAMBA Inc. President and CEO Joanne Oplustil sat down with ULI NY for the next installment of ‘Five Minutes With’. She talks about her experience with CAMBA Gardens, an affordable housing project nominated as an Awards finalist. Joanne shares the best career advice she’s ever received and what makes CAMBA a strong anchor for the community. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? In the mid-70s I was working in a refugee settlement in Tanzania, and had … Read More

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Recap: YLG Secrets of Success ft. Richard Saltzman

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By: Jean C. Lema On January 10th, 2018, the Urban Land Institute New York’s Young Leaders Group had its first Young Leaders Group Secrets of Success event of the year. Richard Saltzman, CEO and President of Colony NorthStar, Inc., shared his industry insights and discussed what values young professionals need to develop to excel in real estate and beyond. Mr. Saltzman strongly believes integrity is the one fundamental value every person must possess. Young professionals should establish a set of standards that promotes honesty and equal treatment, especially in a … Read More

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‘Five Minutes with’ feat. A.J. Pires – Alloy Development

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ULI NY features ‘Five Minutes With’ Alloy Development President A.J. Pires. He shares the best advice he received from a professor, the qualities he believes an effective leader should possess, and what makes him most proud of One John Street – finalist in the Housing category of the Awards for Excellence in Development.     Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? I’ve had many great teachers, mentors, colleagues and partners who have influenced my career over … Read More

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Recap: YLG Peer to Peer – Development & Entrepreneurship

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By: Saba Carmel Meidany In the current optimistic real estate market it seems fitting that the role of the real estate developer remains firmly cemented in the sector’s tradition of entrepreneurship. On December 7 at Clifford Chance’s offices, Josh Schuster and Drew Popkin, two young developer-entrepreneurs in their 30s, offered their insights and shared their experiences on the roles that they played to get them to managing and running their growing enterprises. They also offered insights into the development process from concept to realization. The following recap highlights the main … Read More

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Recap: Changing Tastes – What’s Next in the Evolution of Eating

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By: Alexander McQuilkin Landlords, developers, brokers, and food lovers converged at Eataly Downtown last Tuesday for Urban Land Institute New York’s Changing Tastes: What’s Next in the Evolution of Eating, for a sampling of ideas—and charcuterie—from some of the leading figures at the intersection of New York’s food and real estate worlds. Moderated by Adam Saper, Managing Partner of Eataly USA, the discussion centered around the changing role of food and drink in retail and the built environment. As Saper related about his 2010 introduction of Eataly to New York City … Read More

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Recap: YLG Secrets of Success ft. Simon Ziff – “The Passion is to Be Better”

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By Vivien Wu The secrets to success, according to Simon Ziff, are simple. Start your morning with an organic nutrition shake. Get involved with ULI as much as possible. Don’t worry about interest rates tomorrow, but focus on mastery and self-improvement today. Remember that good business ethics is good business. On Tuesday morning, November 22, 2017, a group of about 30 young professionals gathered to hear from real estate finance expert, and President of the advisory firm Ackman-Ziff, Simon Ziff. In attendance, also were several Ackman-Ziff directors and associates who … Read More

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ULI NY Is Hiring!

ULI New York is hiring an Associate for our Midtown, Manhattan Office. ULI New York is a District Council of ULI. As one of ULI’s largest District Councils, it has over 2,200 members throughout the state of New York. For additional information, please visit http://newyork.uli.org. Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director, ULI New York seeks an energetic and entrepreneurial Associate to serve as an integral member of the team responsible for engaging local volunteer members, managing committees and programs, and working with partners to advance the mission of ULI and deliver value to … Read More

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Recap: 2018 Economic Forecast – A Conversation with Mark Zandi

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By: Jean C. Lema On November 8th, 2017, the Urban Land Institute New York hosted one of its most anticipated events of the year – 2018 Economic Forecast:  A Conversation with Mark Zandi. Members had the opportunity to interact with Moody’s Analytics chief economist and learn about the main commercial real estate headlines to look out for in the upcoming year. Dr. Zandi opened the event by requesting questions from the audience to gauge the topics dominating the industry. Participants were interested in a wide range of themes, including: the … Read More

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2017 Fall Meeting Roundup

The 2017 ULI Fall Meeting was held October 23-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Members had the opportunity to connect with every sector of the real estate industry, building relationships with developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers, and government. A series of seminars and candid discussions with thought leaders on the most important topics and trends in real estate took place throughout the week. Videos Access videos from the 2017 Fall Meeting General and Concurrent Sessions here. Speaker Presentations View slideshows from your favorite 2017 Fall … Read More

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Recap: The Future Is Now – WLI and WHF Tour New Cornell Tech Campus

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By: Vivien Wu Bold. Best views of Manhattan. Chance encounters. Future birthplace of a unicorn.  These were some of the themes arising from the WLI and WHF tour of Roosevelt Island’s new Cornell Tech Campus. On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the Cornell Tech Campus welcomed nearly 100 attendees from ULI New York’s Women’s Leadership Imitative (WLI) and from Women in Housing and Finance (WHF) to learn about the development, ethos, and programming of the new campus. Even before I set foot on Roosevelt Island for this tour, I was inspired … Read More

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