NEXT New York
ULI NEXT New York is a distinct membership group, where mid-career leaders can engage in discussions around topics that impact their businesses, help them develop professionally, and support a deeper understanding of the community in which they live. Additionally, ULI NEXT New York provides members the platform for both formal and informal discussions around ways to better engage in the District Council that builds upon previous leadership and participation opportunities offered through the Young Leaders Group, and also differentiates in ways that are beneficial to this distinct group of members looking to continue overall engagement and contribution to ULI.
Unlike typical ULI offerings for engagement, ULI NEXT New York aims to provide a forum for deeper knowledge sharing through interactive issue-based group work, as well as socially-focused gatherings not currently offered. This committed and recurring gathering of the group develops more meaningful connections as a result.
ULI NEXT New York is a product council-styled, 35-45 year-old cohort, representing diverse industry and community perspectives. It strives to include professionals that may not currently be represented in the ULI membership base, thus broadening reach and further diversifying perspectives and knowledge sharing. Membership in ULI is a requirement to become a participant in ULI NEXT New York.
How to join?
Membership in ULI NEXT New York is application-based. Applicants interested in joining ULI NEXT New York will be evaluated by the NEXT leadership team based on each individual’s role in their organization, background, and overall fit with the mission and group dynamic. Membership in ULI is a requirement to become a participant in the ULI NEXT New York cohort.
Meetings & Topics
ULI NEXT New York meets every other month, alternating between breakfast and after-work meetings to accommodate members’ schedules. ULI NEXT New York leadership, in consultation with the members, identifies broad categories for issue-based group meetings. Members are responsible for identifying a subject and the means to facilitate a meaningful exchange, be it through a deep-dive facilitated discussion, group interviews with relevant stakeholders, or some other forum for knowledge sharing.
Content provided by NEXT New York since its launch includes:
- Kickoff Meeting featuring Marty Burger, CEO Silverstein Properties and ULI NY Chair
- Special Tour of Gotham Greens, Gowanus
- Personal & Professional Development: Leadership Development/Coaching with Valia Glytsis (Founder, Paradox of Leadership)
- Speed Networking at SHoP Architects
- Best Practices for Public Private Partnerships featuring Carolee Fink (NYCEDC) and Justin Ginsburgh (Motivate)
- Special Conversation with Sidewalk Labs
- Special Presentation on the BQX led by NYCEDC, Two Trees, and Friends of the BQX
- Behind-the-scenes Tour of the newly developed Cornell Tech campus led by Forest City
- Panel Discussion on the new NYC Cultural Plan hosted at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling in Harlem featuring Tom Finkelpearl (NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner), Lauren Kelley (Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum) and Ellen Baxter (Founder of Broadway Housing Communities)
- Panel Discussion on Supportive Housing featuring JoAnne Page (President & CEO of The Fortune Society) and Jen Trepinski (Director of Loan Originations at the Corporation for Supportive Housing) hosted at Castle Gardens in Harlem, a unique project co-developed by the Fortune Society and Jonathan Rose Companies
- Future growth of ULI NEXT NY – presentation of the group’s accomplishments since its launch and interactive discussion on next steps hosted at SHoP Architects
- Special Discussion on Autonomous Vehicles and their impact on the design of a city featuring Joshua Benson, AICP (Deputy Commissioner for Traffic Operations, NYC Department of Transportation), Margaret Newman (Principal, Integrated Planning, Arup) and Jeffrey Shumaker (Director of Urban Planning and Design, KPF) hosted at Arup
Andy Feinberg, Managing Director, Ackman-Ziff Real Estate
Dana Getman, Associate Principal, SHoP Architects