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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. Justin Palmer, Founder and CEO, Synapse

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Justin Palmer, Founder and CEO of Synapse, whose project – Perch Harlem – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Market Rate Housing Development. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? I don’t really differentiate between life and work anymore as they are one in the same at this point. As I reflect on who was the greatest influence in my life, hands down that would be my mother. … 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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ULI Health Leaders Network Cohort 2 – New York Participants Announced

We’re excited to announce that New York City-based ULI members Mark Bhasin with Basis Investment Group, Kristen Fulmer with WeWork, and James Neville with Hart Howerton were selected to participate in the second cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network. They join several Cohort 1 Health Leaders from the New York City area: Stephanie Echeveste with Distill Creative; Emily Kurtz with RiseBoro Community Partnership; Tim McCarthy with Hart Howerton; Erin Patterson with JLL Consulting; and Dominic Ruiz with the International WELL Building Institute. This program, supported by the Robert Wood … Read More

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Recap: High-Design, Mixed-Income, Multi-Scale: New Urban Housing in Greater New York

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By: Anita Lu In New York’s competitive real estate market, developers need to get creative with design, capitalization and programming to deliver long-term successful projects. At our panel discussion on September 26th, we heard from three developers and their lead project designers, who shared insights into their individual approaches. 420 Kent is a 3-tower, 857-unit rental project in South Williamsburg, situated on the East River  waterfront. Its promenade will eventually connect to existing parks such as The Edge Park and Domino Park as part of the City’s Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront master … Read More

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