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.
Benjamin Shepherd | Director | Atelier Ten
Joy Sinderbrand | Vice President for Recovery & Resilience | NYCHA
Vice Chair for Membership
Renee Schoonbeek | Senior Associate Vice President | CallisonRTKL Architects P.C.
Garrett Avery | Northeast Resilience Lead, Water | AECOM
Keith Brodock | Principal | Integral Engineering | P.C.
Matt Carmody | Vice President | AKRF | Inc.
Sheri Chromow | Founder | SPC Advisors LLC
Prentiss Darden | Co-founder, Resilience Strategic Domain Incubator | Munich Re America
Jeffrey Deitrich | Chief Operating Officer | Terra Bridge
Anthony Drummond | Director,Land Use, Housing & Planning | NYC Councilmember Margaret Chin
Phu Duong | Principal | NBBJ
Jonathan Flaherty | Director, Sustainability | Tishman Speyer
Justin Ginsburgh | Principal, Electric Bikes, Last Mile Delivery | Amazon
Gregory Haley | Associate Principal | Grimshaw Architects
Jordan Hare | Project Manager | Plaxall Realty
Fred Harris | Managing Director, Development | Jonathan Rose Companies
Sandy Hornick | Principal | Hornick Consulting
Leora Jontef | Assistant Vice President, Housing and Real Estate | NYC Health + Hospitals
Thomas Jost | Principal | Sherwood Engineers
Zahara Kassam | Asset Manager, Real Assets | Nuveen
Judith Katz | Partner | Berger & Webb | LLP
Michael Keane | Planning Director | Cameron Engineering & Associates | LLP
William Kenworthey | Principal, NE Regional Leader, Planning, Urban Design & Landscape Architecture | HOK
Julia Kerson | Program Management Director | Gateway Development Corporation
Jee Mee Kim AICP | Principal | HR&A Advisors | Inc.
David Mazzuca | Instructor, National Center for Disaster Preparedness | Columbia University
Peter McEneaney | Director | Thor Equities
Robert Paley | Director, Transit Oriented Development | MTA
Tasos Papathanasiou | Senior Associate, Geotechnical Engineering | Langan Engineering
Adnan Pasha | Director, Traffic & Transportation | Langan Engineering
Michael Santora | Principal | SB+C Architecture D.P.C.
Kovid Saxena | Senior Associate | Sam Schwartz Engineering
David Sigman | EVP & Principal | LCOR
Joseph Simenic | Program Director, Storm Mitigation & Resilience | Port Authority of NY & NJ
Matthew Stephenson | Associate Principal | Woods Bagot
Christopher Stienon | Principal | Stantec
Byron Stigge | Director | Level Infrastructure
Mark Strauss | Senior Partner | FXCollaborative
Paul Travis | Managing Partner | Washington Square Partners
Jay Valgora | Founder and Principal | STUDIO V Architecture
Michael Zysman | Managing Principal / Founder | City Bay Capital LLC
The application window to join the Council is open annually from January through March. Limited guest seats are available for every Council meeting. Please contact Chris Karakul via e-mail at email@example.com or call 917-773-8825 for more information.
Basic Guidelines for a ULI NY Local Product Council:
- Must be a member of ULI to join a Local Product Council
- To be considered for participation on a Local Product Council, a member must apply (application window is open from January – March)
- Member must have relevant knowledge of subject matter
- Members can only participate in one Council at a time
- All members must actively participate in discussion and sharing information
- Council members must attend 4 out of the 6 meetings during the ULI fiscal year
- No more than two members of a firm may sit on the same product council