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Secrets of Success: Boutique Hotel Development in NYC

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It was bright and deceptively cold this past Friday as our Young Leaders Group (“YLG”) held its first of its Secrets of Success series, “Boutique Hotel Development in NYC.” Overlooking a stunning view of Columbus Circle, the YLGs gathered for an exclusive, intimate talk with Matt Livian, Chief Investment Officer, and Jake Lamstein, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Sydell Group, the lifestyle-oriented hotel developers. The masterminds behind New York’s NoMad and Ace Hotels offered their insights into their real estate strategy and how they’ve created a brand … Read More

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Last Chance: Apply for a Fall Meeting Scholarship

Last Chance: Apply for a Fall Meeting Scholarship A free registration to the 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City could be yours! Apply by August 29 to one of ULI’s two scholarship programs: The Wells Fargo ULI Student Scholarship Program awards scholarships to undergraduate students and students obtaining a master’s degree in real estate. Special interest will be placed on those participating or interested in green building practice. The Women’s Leadership Initiative Scholarship supports the professional development of ULI women members. Scholarships will be awarded in recognition of a member’s contributions to ULI and demonstrated commitment … Read More

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Exclusive Tour of the New Whitney Museum Site

Exclusive Tour of the New Whitney Museum Site by Craig Johnson  ULI New York kicked off this year’s Mentor Program with an exclusive mentors and mentees tour of the new Whitney Museum site Downtown. Following the tour, ULI NY hosted a dynamic panel discussion entitled Whitney Museum: From Museum Mile to the Meatpacking District, featuring Rich Flood, Marketing and Community Relations Manager for the Whitney Museum, Zachary Smith, Chief Operating Officer at the NYCEDC, Weifang Lin, from Cooper, Robertson & Partners, and Lauren Danziger, Executive Director of the Meatpacking District Improvement Association and Chelsea … Read More

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WLI Announces Fall Scholarship Program

WLI Announces Fall Scholarship Program  ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is very excited to announce 2014’s WLI scholarship program. This is a great opportunity for all ULI members who are active in District Councils, including Associate, Young Leader, and Student members, to apply for a Fall Meeting WLI Scholarship. The program supports the professional development of women members through participation in the Fall Meeting, and advances the mission of WLI: to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry.  Through this program, the WLI aims to … Read More

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Navigating the RFP Process – Perspectives from the Public and Private Sectors

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Navigating the RFP Process – Perspectives from the Public and Private Sectors Navigating the public agency RFP process can be a challenge for even the most experienced real estate developers. ULI New York’s Navigating the RFP Process pulled back the curtain to reveal how public agencies attempt to achieve their goals and objectives while ensuring fair dealing through competitive Requests for Proposals. According to Patrick O’Sullivan, EVP and co-head of the Real Estate Transaction Services at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the benefits of an RFP are that … Read More

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The Rise of Gen Y – HowReal Estate is Responding to a New Class of Consumers

The Rise of Gen Y – HowReal Estate is Responding to a New Class of Consumers “It’s not about keeping up with the Jones; it’s about hanging with the Jones’ family” – Leanne Lachman We are fun, socially engaged, casual, design focused, budget conscious, and optimistic. These are some of the words used to describe Generation Y during ULI’s event “The Rise of Gen Y- How Real Estate is Responding to a New Class of Consumers” on Wednesday, February 26.  And from this Gen Y’s perspective, the panelists are right on … Read More

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40 Under 40: Who Will You Nominate?

40 Under 40: Who Will You Nominate? Urban Land magazine is launching 40 Under 40, a celebration of the world’s top real estate and land use leaders and visionaries under the age of 40. Urban Land will draw upon the collective wisdom of ULI’s more than 30,000 members worldwide to identify individuals for this honor. The inaugural class of 40 Under 40 will be profiled in an upcoming issue of the magazine and recognized at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City. ULI members—of any age—are encouraged to … Read More

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2014 Hines Competition Finalists Named

2014 Hines Competition Finalists Named Graduate student teams from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Texas at Austin will compete in Nashville for the 12th annual Hines Student Urban Design Competition and the grand prize of $50,000. The four teams will make their final proposals for developing the city’s historic Sulphur Dell neighborhood on April 3. As part of ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, the 2014 competition asks the student teams to submit a development proposal that would promote healthy living for … Read More

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Housing Finance Leaders Gather to Discuss the Future of Freddie and Fannie

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Housing finance industry leaders came together last week to debate the future role of government-sponsored lending giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Both entities were placed under the conservatorship of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) during the financial crisis from which they have yet to emerge. Panelists included David Brickman, Head of Multifamily for Freddie Mac, Robert Bostrom, Co-Chair of the Financial Compliance and Regulatory Practice at Greenberg Traurig, Mike McRoberts, Managing Director at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, David Reiss, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, and Alan … Read More

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Key Stakeholders In WTC’s Redevelopment Discuss The Return Of A NY Icon

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The $20 billion redevelopment of the new World Trade Center site is one of the most prominent and high-profile construction projects in the world. The progress on the 16-acre complex, which boasts a plan to have 14 million total square feet of new office, residential and retail space, was the theme discussed at ULI New York’s WTC Redevelopment:  The Rebirth of a New York Icon held recently at 7 World Trade Center, which opened in 2006 on part of the site of the old 7 World Trade Center. The well-attended, … Read More

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