Mixed-Use Council

Mixed-Use Council

The ULI New York Mixed-Use Council is a group of prominent New York owners, developers, investors, brokers, designers and public sector leaders topically focused around mixed-use development.


The mission of the ULI New York Mixed-Use Council is to advocate for the smart, sustainable, health-promoting development of the New York region’s growing neighborhoods and economic centers and to share best practices in developing compact, transit oriented, mixed-use communities. The New York region must rise to the twin challenges of meeting the housing needs of its growing population and preserving its status as a leading center of global competitiveness and innovation. As a real estate industry leader, you have a vested interest in how the city meets these challenges and the expertise to help craft the next solutions. Let’s work together to help shape the city’s future.

Goals & Objectives

  • To promote a pro-growth, pro-development agenda that supports the economic growth of the New York region and enhances our global competitiveness through progressive land use policies and long-term economic development strategies;
  • To convene a trusted network of New York City’s best and brightest real estate industry professionals, including a cross section of developers, owners, providers of capital, designers, and related service providers, to share best practices and lessons learned about responsible mixed-use development strategies through the sharing of case studies;
  • To provide a forum for information exchange on the state-of-the-art in transit oriented development;
  • To serve as a resource to city and state government and the greater public on development policy and responsible urban growth;
  • To provide an objective forum for real estate industry leaders to discuss development policy with city and state officials and community members; and
  • To balance the need for affordable housing with concerns about density and maintain New York City as a world-class global center.

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 Mixed-Use development industry.


Sara B. Queen, Head of Operations and Asset Management, United States, Mapletree
Peter Sibilia, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Council Members

Kate Bicknell, Vice President & Head of NY Development Team, Oxford Properties Group
Melissa Burch, Executive General Manager, Lendlease
Donald Clinton, Partner, Cooper Robertson
Brian Collins, Head of Development, Fisher Brothers
Nancy Doon, Northeast Regional Environmental Services Director, VHB
Jonathan Drescher, President, Plaxall Inc.
Donald Free, Program Director, The Port Authority of NY/NJ
Michael Hedden, Director, Houlihan Lokey
Steven Horowitz, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb
Timothy Johnson, Partner, NBBJ
Jason Kaufman, Vice President, Development & Acquisitions, Silverstein Properties
John Kent, Director, BlackRock Real Assets
Judy Kessler, Consultant, Vornado
Steve KohnVice Chairman and President – Equity, Debt & Structured Finance, Cushman & Wakefield
Robert C. Lieber, Executive Managing Director, C-III Capital Partners
Rachel Loeb, Chief Operating Officer, NYC EDC
Michael McNaughton, President, M2 Real Estate Advisors
Adam Meister, Vice President, The Howard Hughes Corporation
Rich Monopoli, Vice President, Development, Boston Properties
Benjamin Navi, President & Founder, Jimena Companies
Bret Nolan Collazzi, Principal, HR&A Advisors
Carl W. Ordemann, Principal and Director, Perkins Eastman Architects
Mehul Patel
Chas Peppers, Efficiency Lab for Architecture
John Pierce, Senior Vice President, Rockefeller Group
A.J. Pires, President, Alloy Development
John Prete, Principal, The Blackstone Group
Sara Queen, Head of Operations and Asset Management, United States, Mapletree
Laura Rapaport, SVP of Development & Capital Raising, L&L Holding
Serge Reda, Senior Associate, Acquisitions, Cedar Realty Trust
Lauren Sanders, Vice President of Development, Midwood Investment & Development
Jeffrey Shumaker, Director of Urban Planning & Design, KPF
Peter Sibilia, Managing Director, JP Morgan Asset Management
Ellen Sinreich, Principal, The Sinreich Group
Graham Stephens, Managing Director, HFF
Scott Vetri, Partner and Co-Head of NY Real Estate, Katten Muchin Rosenman
Phil Wharton, Managing Partner, Twining Properties
Clara Wineberg, Principal, Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects
Beth Wolfowitz, Director, Urban Solutions, Hatch

Get Involved

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