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Recap: REO 2018 – Driving Development: The Future of Infrastructure

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By: Daniel Rojo Driving Development: The Future of Infrastructure At this year’s ULI New York Real Estate Outlook, four panelists — Samara Barend from AECOM Capital, Rick Cotton from the Port Authority, Janno Lieber from the MTA, and Edward Pallesen from Goldman Sachs — were moderated by Thomas McKnight from the NYC Economic Development Corporation for Driving Development: The Future of Infrastructure. Each touched on challenges and opportunities from different vantage points in the public and private sectors to discuss how the region can begin to address critical infrastructure investments to … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Arash Azarbarzin – SH Group

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For our ‘Five Minutes With’ series, this week we are pleased to feature Arash Azarbarzin, President of SH Group, for their project 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge & Pierhouse At Brooklyn Bridge Park – nominated as an Awards for Excellence finalist in the Hotel Development category. Mr. Azarbarzin shares the best career advice he has received, his influences, and what makes him proud of 1 Hotel BrooklynBridge. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “Mehdi Efterkari gave me my first … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Jed Walentas – Two Trees

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Today’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Awards for Excellence finalist Jed Walentas, CEO and President of Two Trees Management, which has been nominated for an Award in the housing development category for their work on the market-rate residential property 300 Ashland in Brooklyn. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “Unsurprisingly, my father David Walentas is my biggest influence.” What qualities do you think are essential to be an effective leader? “Effective leaders should have the ability … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. John Schuyler – FXCollaborative

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ features John Schuyler, Partner at FXCollaborative. He shares insight into his career and why he is most proud of his project – Awards for Excellence in Institutional Development finalist Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? When I was an undergraduate architecture student, I was deeply influenced by the architect, educator and urbanist Fred Koetter’s contributions to … Read More

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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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‘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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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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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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Congratulations to ULI New York Member Caitlin Moriarty – Recipient of a 2017 WLI Prologis Scholarship!

The ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative announced in September the recipients of the WLI Prologis Scholarship Program in connection with ULI’s Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, October 23-26, 2017. Senior women at Prologis created the grassroots group Breakthrough that supports the retention of women and identifies and removes barriers to advancement for Prologis across the globe. Breakthrough’s goals resonate with those of WLI in that Breakthrough strives to create a work environment where women feel connected and empowered, while creating a business culture that offers opportunities for success and recognizes the … Read More

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ULI New York Announces 2017 Alice Connell WLI Scholarship Recipient!

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ULI New York’s Women’s Leadership Initiative is pleased to announced its 2017 recipient of the ULI New York Alice Connell WLI Scholarship, Jackie Manzer, Tenant Relations Manager at Hines.  The Alice Connell WLI Scholarship celebrates exceptional women in real estate who have made significant contributions to the New York District Council and underwrites the cost to attend the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, California, including a reimbursement to the recipient for up to $1,000 in travel expenses. Having served on ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group Programming Committee since … Read More

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