Program Steering Committee

The Program Steering Committee delivers high-quality, relevant educational programs that reflect ULI's thought leadership.

Program Steering Committee

The District Council’s Program Steering Committee drives the development of our high-quality, timely educational programs designed specifically for our members to exchange ideas, information, and experience among local and national industry leaders dedicated to creating better places.


Ellen Sinreich
The Sinreich Group

Ellen Sinreich, Esq., LEED AP, is the Founder and Managing Principal of The Sinreich Group, a real estate law firm based in New York City. She has structured, negotiated, documented and closed over $15B of real estate transactions across the country, including thousands of retail, office and industrial leases for both landlords and tenants. Clients include institutional and entrepreneurial real estate owners, governmental agencies, charitable organizations and Fortune 500 companies. After graduating from Columbia Law School and practicing law at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City, Ellen founded Sinreich & Associates, a real estate law firm with a national scope. Following a decade at the helm of Sinreich & Associates, Ellen joined DLC Management Corp. as general counsel and was instrumental in DLC’s growth from 25 properties to over 100. Armed with the skills and experience gained at DLC, as Managing Principal of The Sinreich Group, Ellen represents clients on a national basis with their real estate transactional needs. Ellen is on the Environmental Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Entertainment Development Council of the Urban Land Institute and was honored as a Pioneering Woman in Real Estate in 2014.

Andrew Bauman
Morgan Stanley

Andrew Bauman is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and a Senior Asset Manager in the U.S. Northeastern Region overseeing assets and other asset managers in this region. Andrew joined the firm in 2003 and previously he worked for Lend Lease (predecessor The Yarmouth Group) serving as Principal. Prior to that, Andrew worked for four years with Koeppel Tener Riguardi (KTR), a New York property management and leasing firm. Before entering the real estate field, Andrew was involved in capital markets for over five years, trading U.S. government securities and derivative products in San Francisco and New York. Andrew received an MBA and BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Program Steering Committee

Michael Atkins, President, Cormorant Capital
Andrew Bauman, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Hilary Bertsch, Principal, Perkins Eastman
Aaron Block, Co-Founder and Managing Director, MetaProp
Daniel Carr, Vice President – Real Estate, Ares Management
Elie Gamburg, Director, KPF
Bill Harvey, Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank
Amy Ironmonger, Associate, K&L Gates
Alexandra Kaplan, Project Manager, Hudson Companies, Inc.
Tara McAdam Kassal, Managing Director, Marketing & Communications, Waypoint Residential
Matt Kwatinetz, EVP, Asset Management, NYC Economic Development Corporation
Ernest Lee, Vice President of Development & Investments, citizenM Hotels
Kelley Lovshin, Senior Construction Manager, Boston Properties
Jason Morrison, Vice President – Retail Leasing, Vornado Realty Trust
Tristan Nadal, Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, Gotham Organization
Joshua Panknin, Associate Director – Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University
Neeti Patel, Vice President and Associate Director, Project and Development Services, JLL
Francisco Pineda, Academic Program Director & Lecturer, MS in Construction Administration Columbia University School of Public Studies
Ellen Sinreich, Founder and Managing Principal, The Sinreich Group
Jonathan Stern, Managing Director, Meridian Capital Group
Eric Thomas, Executive Director, Cushman and Wakefield
Colleen Wenke, Senior Vice President, Taconic Investment Partners