Infrastructure Council

ULI New York’s Infrastructure Council educates decision-makers about the importance of transportation, telecommunications, and energy systems to real estate value, quality of life, economic competitiveness, and resiliency in the New York metropolitan region.

Infrastructure Council

Infrastructure provides the framework for urban land use and real estate development.  The ULI New York Infrastructure Council focuses on the future of the region’s infrastructure as it relates to real estate, land use, and economic development policies and best practices.


The mission of the ULI New York Infrastructure Council is to examine the major urban systems needed by the City of New York and the surrounding region, in order to function and prosper: transportation, telecommunications, energy, water supply, waste treatment and storm drainage. The Infrastructure Council assesses the relationships of these systems to each other, identifies future needs, trends and plans, and identifies successful infrastructure financing mechanisms worldwide. The Infrastructure Council promotes sustainable policies and practices which impact real estate development in the New York region and improves the understanding of their relationship to real estate values.

Goals & Objectives

Going forward, cities must compete globally for the best and brightest work force.  This means that “quality of life” becomes differently important – culture, recreation and proximity change the business model – and infrastructure’s relation to land use also changes. In this context, the Infrastructure Council convenes a diverse group of stakeholders in a forum that contributes to discussing topics around transportation, telecommunications 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 Infrastructure industry.


Jordan Hare, Project Manager, Plaxall Realty
Adnan Pasha, Director, Traffic & Transportation, Langan Engineering

Council Members

Keith Brodock, Senior Consultant, Integral Engineering, P.C.
Jeffrey Deitrich, Chief Operating Officer, Terra Bridge
Jonathan Drescher, President, Plaxall Realty
Jonathan Flaherty, Director, Sustainability, Tishman Speyer
Jonathan Gouveia, Senior Vice President and Head, Real Estate & Planning, NYCHA
Jordan Hare, Project Manager, Plaxall Realty
Fred Harris, Managing Director, Development, Jonathan Rose Companies
Sandy Hornick, Hornick Consulting
Thomas Jost, Principal, Sherwood Engineers
Judith Katz, Partner, Berger & Webb, LLP
Bill Kenworthey, Principal, HOK
Peter McEneaney, Director, Thor Equities
Dean Mencius, Student, New York University
Sanjay Mody, Partner, Windels Marx
Robert Paley, Director, Transit Oriented Development, MTA
Tasos Papathanasiou, Senior Associate, Geotechnical Engineering, Langan Engineering
Adnan Pasha, Director, Traffic & Transportation, Langan Engineering
Hara Perkins, Partner, Goulston & Storrs
Jeff Rosen, Managing Director, Development & Capital Markets, L&L MAG
Eric Rothman, President, HR&A Advisors
Kovid Saxena, Senior Associate, Sam Schwartz Engineering
Daniel Schack, Senior Associate + Director of Planning, Sam Schwartz Engineering
Benjamin Shepherd, Director, Atelier Ten
David Sigman, EVP & Principal, LCOR
Joy Sinderbrand, Vice President for Recovery & Resilience, NYCHA
Christopher Stienon, Principal, Urban Design & Planning Buildings + Places, NY Metro, AECOM
Mark Strauss, Senior Partner, FXCollaborative
Jay Valgora, Founder and Principal, STUDIO V Architecture

Get Involved

To get involved with the Infrastructure Council, please contact Chris Karakul via e-mail at or call 216-407-4743 for more information.