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WLI Prologis 2018 Fall Meeting Scholarship – Application Period Now Open!

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  Annually, ten scholarships are awarded to female applicants who have seven or more years of industry experience and have taken leadership roles in their District Council or at the national level. Winners will receive complimentary registration and up to $2,000 in expense reimbursement for transportation and lodging. Winners are also recognized during the WLI Reception and will be paired with a WLI mentor to assist them in navigating the Fall Meeting experience. This scholarship has been generously funded by Prologis since 2015. Open to any female member – no … Read More

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Recap: Unlocking Life Science Real Estate’s Potential in NYC

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By: Vivien Wu As a Bostonian living and working in NYC, there are few opportunities for me to convince others of Boston’s greatness. Most of the time, Bostonians are resigned to shaking their heads while others malign their city (the smaller size; the unintuitive streets and subways; the unreasonably early last call at bars). But in one area Boston has much to teach NYC: the Life Sciences industry and its real estate needs. While New York has a very mature real estate market in general, and is far and away … Read More

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Recap: YLG Secrets of Success with Jessica Lappin

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  By: Saba Carmel Meidany On Friday, May 11th, Jessica Lappin, President of the Downtown Alliance, met with ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group to share her ‘Secrets of Success’ regarding her prestigious and accomplished career in New York City. Ms. Lappin, a native New Yorker, grew up in the City’s Upper East Side. As a young adult, the experience of taking part in a political march awakened her interests in social and political issues. This passion led her to work in Washington D.C. for Senator Moynihan of New York. … Read More

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Recap: WLI Presents – The Future of Retail

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By: Vivien Wu “Study the past, if you would divine the future,” Confucius once said. The New York Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) panel on retail certainly journeyed through the past to make insights on how retail can successfully evolve and create more future-proof commercial real estate investments. Moderated by Mark A. Cohen, Director of Retail Studies and Adjunct Professor of Marketing of Columbia Business School, the panel featured women professionals at the top of their field in various disciplines from design, to development and construction, to investment … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. David Levinson – L&L Holding Company

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David Levinson, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of L&L Holding Company, LLC is the strategist behind the 195 Broadway Master Retail Redevelopment, a 2018Awards for Excellence nominee in the Retail category. For our final ‘Five Minutes With’, Mr. Levinson shares the best career advice his dad ever gave him and what he believes is the most essential quality of a leader. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “My dad had the most influence on my career. One of … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Paul Travis – Washington Square Partners

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Paul Travis, Managing Partner of Washington Square Partners joins us for this week’s ‘Five Minutes With’. Washington Square Partners has been nominated for excellence in the retail development category for the City Point project. Read about what qualities he believes makes an effective leader and how City Point broke the Downtown Brooklyn “code”. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? Bruce Ratner had the greatest influence on my career and gave me three essential pieces of advice: … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. George Schieferdecker – BKSK Architects

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Today’s ‘Five Minutes With’ features Awards for Excellence finalist George Schieferdecker, Partner at BKSK Architects, who shares his influences and experiences in the architecture space. Nominated in the Civic Space category, Mr. Schieferdecker and his team are being recognized for their work on Washington Square Park House. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “My career has always been centered on a particular approach to architecture which was most influenced by Robert Venturi’s book “Complexity and Contradiction” … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Jack & Michael Cayre – Midtown Equities

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Today’s ‘Five Minutes With’ features Awards for Excellence finalists and brothers Jack and Michael Cayre of Midtown Equities. Check out their Q&A as they express their admiration for their father Joseph Cayre, who taught them the ins and outs of the business. Midtown Equities is nominated for an Award in the Repositioning or Redevelopment category for its work on Empire Stores in Brooklyn. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “The greatest influence on our career is … Read More

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ULI NY is Hiring!

ULI New York is hiring a Manager for our Midtown Manhattan Office. ULI New York is a District Council of the Urban Land Institute. The New York District Council is one of ULI’s largest, with over 2,200 members throughout the state of New York. For additional information, please visit http://newyork.uli.org. POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager serves as the professional liaison between the New York District Council, ULI headquarters, and New York real estate, planning, and development professionals. The Manager’s overall responsibility will be to serve as an informed resource to … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Bob Sanna – Forest City New York

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Awards for Excellence finalist Bob Sanna, Executive Vice President and Head of Construction of Forest City New York is nominated in the Housing and Office categories for their work on 461 Dean Street and the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech.  Mr. Sana shares his best career advice, influences, and what makes him proud of both projects for our ‘Five Minutes With’ series. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “As a builder in the most diverse, … Read More

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