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Recap: Does Amazon Signal the End of A Pro-Growth Political Climate in NYC?

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By: Laszlo Syrop In November 2018, Amazon announced that, following a 14-month public competition, it had chosen the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, in New York City, as one of two locations for its planned second headquarters (HQ2). But in February 2019, following criticism and controversy, the company reversed course and ceased planning for its New York location. From the outset of Amazon’s HQ2 competition announcement, the saga has invited voluminous commentary of all stripes and from all corners of public opinion. On Monday, May 13th, ULI New York brought … Read More

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UrbanPlan Citywide High School Competition 2019

Join us for ULI New York’s inaugural UrbanPlan Citywide High School Competition on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:30pm at Wells Fargo (150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10016). Three NYC high schools — Brooklyn Technical High School, St. Raymond High School for Boys, and Urban Assembly School of Design & Construction — participating in ULI’s UrbanPlan program will be vying for the Best-in-City response to the UrbanPlan land use RFP. This competition follows their completion of the UrbanPlan curriculum in their individual classrooms this past fall and spring terms. … Read More

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Apply now: 2019 WLI Prologis Fall Meeting Achievement Awards

Women members of ULI who are active in District Councils and/or nationally with ULI are encouraged to apply for a 2019 WLI Prologis Achievement Award to attend the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the program is to support the professional development of women ULI members and to raise the visibility and number of women leaders both in ULI and the real estate industry. Ten awards will be granted for the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting to members who fit the following criteria: ULI Commitment: Must show … Read More

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ULI Referral Promo

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We’re inviting you to share your passion for ULI with others. We have launched a member referral program and we want you to participate! Please take a moment to refer a friend or two who should be a ULI member. ULI’s National Office will take it from there and send a series of messages to introduce the prospective member to the opportunities waiting to be found at ULI. The program offers 10% off membership to your referral and a $25 gift card to the member who recruits a new member! Visit americas.uli.org/membership/refer-a-member … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties 

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ features Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties whose project – 3 World Trade – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Office Development. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? Probably the best advice I ever had, was my father talking about the New York Times in terms of whether or not to do something in life. He said “you know, if you are about to do something, and you are wondering whether or not … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Jed Walentas, Two Trees & Christopher Sharples, SHoP

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ is a double feature with Jed Walentas, Chief Executive Officer of Two Trees Management and Christopher Sharples, Principal at SHoP Architects, whose project – 325 Kent Avenue – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Market-Rate Housing. Jed Walentas, Chief Executive Officer, Two Trees Management Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? My father David Walentas is my biggest influence. What qualities do you think are essential to be an effective leader? Effective leaders should … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Marc Ehrlich, Chief Investment Officer, Rose Associates

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Marc Ehrlich, Chief Investment Officer at Rose Associates, whose project – 70 Pine Street – which was developed in partnership with DTH Capital, is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Repositioning/Redevelopment. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you on how to approach the redevelopment of 70 Pine? The building’s original owner, Henry Dougherty, was the primary inspiration for us as developers. Rose and DTH allowed Dougherty’s vision and spirit to guide us as … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University, whose project – Columbia University Manhattanville Campus – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Institutional Development. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? My colleague for many years Professor Joe Sax. He was one of the founders and leaders of the environmental law movement in the United States. He taught me that the greatest and most original academic work can be combined with some of the most effective and … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Joseph S. Taylor, President and CEO, Matrix

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Joseph S. Taylor, President and CEO, Matrix Development Group, whose project – Matrix Global Logistics Park Staten Island – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Industrial Development. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? Alan Vaughan was my first mentor straight out of college and was a profound and lasting influence in my career. Back then, Alan was managing leasing for Tishman Management and Leasing; I was impressionable and unmolded just two weeks … Read More

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Recap: REO 2019 – The New Face of Waterfront Development

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By: Saba Meidany On January 29th, a panel at the 2019 Real Estate Outlook brought together a diverse group of professionals and actors shaping New York City’s waterfront. Kate Ascher, Partner at BuroHappold Engineering and moderator of the panel, steered the conversation into discussing ownership of the waterfront and how private capital is changing the characteristics of neighborhoods as well their connections to the city. Putting residential uses on waterfronts is an expensive exercise, which, at present, is being provided largely through funds accessible to private developers. These types of developments … Read More

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