Housing Council

ULI New York's Housing Council convenes a diverse group of stakeholders in a forum that finds solutions for affordability, design, construction, and accessibility.

Housing Council

The ULI New York Housing Council is a group of prominent New York owners, developers, investors, managers and public sector leaders topically focused around housing policy.  Our membership draws from a full range of price points (affordable and market) and housing vehicles (rental, condo, supportive, etc.).


The mission of the ULI New York Housing Council is the development of housing policies and sharing of best practices in support of accessible, affordable, sustainable, and thriving communities throughout New York.

Goals & Objectives

The focus of the ULI New York Housing Council is to discuss opportunities and challenges that relate to the creation, development and financing of housing as it relates to policy.  In this context, the Housing Council convenes a diverse group of stakeholders  in a forum that contributes to finding solutions for affordability, design, construction and accessibility.

  • The Housing Council‘s focal point is the nexus of the solutions that are presented as recommendations; including economic, policy initiatives, the environment and best-practices.
  • A key behind this initiative is to integrate the local activities of the ULI New York Housing Council with those of the national level ULI “initiatives groups” which are collaborating on the agenda for full-spectrum housing, workforce housing, land-use, infrastructure and energy.
  • This council format is similar ULI’s national product councils.  Members convene every other month to hear from a prominent best speaker(s) from the Housing industry.


Josh Schuster, Managing Principal, Silverback Development
Susan Wright, Founder, Wright Architecture

Council Members

Michael Adamo, Director of Development, Rose Associates
Tal Bar-or, Founder, Lantern Company
Bina Bhattacharyya, Associate Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Anne Carson Blair, Senior Manager, Two Trees Management
Bruce K. Bruene, Co-CEO, Keysite Capital Partners
Melissa Burch, Executive General Manager, NY Development, Lend Lease
Daniel Carr, Vice President – Real Estate, Ares Management
John Curtis, Director, Fogarty Finger
George Evans, Associate, Goulston & Storrs
Patrick Fry, Senior Vice President, The NHP Foundation
Brett Goldberg, Analyst, Roosevelt Management Company
Mar Granados, Design Director, SLCE Architects
Terri Gumula, VP, Asset Management, Workouts, Citi Community Capital
R. Douglas Hamilton, Design Director, Archilier Architecture
Fred Harris, Managing Director, Development, Jonathan Rose Companies
James Hedden, Managing Member, Treun Realty Investments
Mark Hughes, Vice President, ACRES Capital
Vickram Jambu, Senior Managing Director, Investment Sales, Lee & Associates NYC
John Kent, Director, Real Estate, BlackRock
Robin Kramer, Partner, Duval & Stachenfeld LLP
Jordanna Lacoste Tichner, Acquisitions & Development Associate, Urban Builders Collaborative LLC
William V. Lentini, President, William Capital Associates
Bob Lieber, Managing Director, Island Capital Group
Anita Lu, Project Manager, Douglaston Development
Geoffrey Lynch, VP, Director of Architecture, New York Metro, Buildings + Places, NY Metro, AECOM
Maria Masi, VP, Development, Brookfield Property Group
Michael Mintz, CEO, MD2 Property Group
Jennifer Mitchell, Project Director, CitizenM Hotels
Tatiana Pena, Project Manager, Trinity Financial
James Powers, Director, Bohler Engineering
Paul J. Proulx, Partner, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
Christopher Reynolds, Director, Development, AvalonBay
Josh Schuster, Managing Principal, Silverback Development
Gabe Seidel, Urban Designer, S9 Architecture
Raphael Sidelsky, Senior Managing Director, C-III Capital Partners
David Sigman, EVP & Principal, LCOR
Chad Sinsheimer, Managing Director, Ackman-Ziff
Thomas Toland, Senior Vice President, Walker & Dunlop
Joseph Weishaar, Director, Asset Management, L+M Development Partners
Evan Williams, Senior Vice President, Capital One
Mark Willis, Executive Director & Research Fellow, NYU Furman Center
Susan Wright
Jie Zhu, Design Director, HLW International

Get Involved

To get involved with the Housing Council, please contact Chris Karakul via e-mail at chris.karakul@uli.org or call 216-407-4743 for more information.