2024 ULI Spring Meeting

When

2024-04-09 - 2024-04-11

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    Where

    New York Hilton Midtown Will open in a new window 1335 6th Ave New York, NY 10019 UNITED STATES
                

    Agenda

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    2024-04-08T12:00:00 - 2024-04-08T17:00:00
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    Lewis Center Sustainability Forum
    2024-04-08T15:00:00 - 2024-04-08T16:30:00
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    University Connections: Exploring the Real Estate Forecast
    2024-04-08T18:00:00 - 2024-04-08T20:00:00
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    ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate Reception
    2024-04-09T07:00:00 - 2024-04-09T17:30:00
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    Registration
    2024-04-09T07:00:00 - 2024-04-09T17:30:00
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    Key Leaders Lounge
    2024-04-09T07:00:00 - 2024-04-09T17:30:00
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    Ask ULI
    2024-04-09T07:30:00 - 2024-04-09T11:00:00
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    Global Board of Directors Meeting
    2024-04-09T08:00:00 - 2024-04-09T11:00:00
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    The Revitalization of the South Bronx
    2024-04-09T08:00:00 - 2024-04-09T13:00:00
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    Jersey City: A Tour of the Journal Square Redevelopment
    2024-04-09T08:00:00 - 2024-04-09T11:00:00
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    Tenant Alignment Roundtable: Fitting Out Spaces for Net Zero
    2024-04-09T08:00:00 - 2024-04-09T10:00:00
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    Americas YLG Steering Committee Meeting
    2024-04-09T08:00:00 - 2024-04-09T17:00:00
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    ULI Flex & Experience Council Concept Session
    2024-04-09T08:00:00 - 2024-04-09T16:00:00
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    Networking; Exchange of Knowledge, Ideas, & Best Practices; Research & Industry Trends
    2024-04-09T08:15:00 - 2024-04-09T13:00:00
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    Brooklyn Navy Yard (Full Members Only)
    2024-04-09T08:15:00 - 2024-04-09T12:00:00
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    Life Sciences at SPARC Kips Bay
    2024-04-09T08:15:00 - 2024-04-09T13:00:00
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    Governors Island and Battery Maritime Building Redevelopment
    2024-04-09T08:15:00 - 2024-04-09T12:00:00
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    Public and Private Partnerships in Essex Crossing
    2024-04-09T08:30:00 - 2024-04-09T13:00:00
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    The Revitalization of Lower Manhattan Post-9/11
    2024-04-09T08:30:00 - 2024-04-09T12:00:00
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    Creating a Waterfront Destination: A Tour of Hudson River Park
    2024-04-09T08:30:00 - 2024-04-09T12:45:00
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    Pathways to Inclusion Tour
    2024-04-09T08:30:00 - 2024-04-09T12:00:00
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    Tracing LGBTQ+ Spaces: A Tour of Greenwich Village
    2024-04-09T08:30:00 - 2024-04-09T12:00:00
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    UrbanPlan Workshop Instructor Training
    2024-04-09T08:30:00 - 2024-04-09T13:30:00
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    Industrial Creativity in Brooklyn Army Terminal
    2024-04-09T09:00:00 - 2024-04-09T16:00:00
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    Corporate Partner Lounge
    2024-04-09T09:00:00 - 2024-04-09T17:00:00
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    The Lounge hosted by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
    2024-04-09T09:00:00 - 2024-04-09T12:00:00
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    A Post-Industrial Waterfront Reimagined
    2024-04-09T09:00:00 - 2024-04-09T17:00:00
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    Multifaith Space and Prayer Room
    2024-04-09T10:00:00 - 2024-04-09T11:30:00
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    University Connections Networking Roundtables
    2024-04-09T10:00:00 - 2024-04-09T13:00:00
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    Cornell University Philip Payton Society HBCU Case Competition
    2024-04-09T10:00:00 - 2024-04-09T11:00:00
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    Capital Markets: Securing Debt Today
    2024-04-09T10:00:00 - 2024-04-09T10:20:00
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    Five Reasons Everyone is Wrong About the Future of Downtowns
    2024-04-09T10:00:00 - 2024-04-09T10:20:00
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    Unlocking Billions in Federal Funding for Your Projects: Generational Investments in Sustainable Development
    2024-04-09T10:30:00 - 2024-04-09T10:50:00
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    Making Multigenerational Communities Happen
    2024-04-09T10:30:00 - 2024-04-09T10:50:00
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    Thriving Together: Collaborations in Coastal Resilience Infrastructure
    2024-04-09T10:30:00 - 2024-04-09T12:00:00
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    Homeless to Housed Symposium
    2024-04-09T11:00:00 - 2024-04-09T12:00:00
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    WLI Prologis Leaders High Tea Welcome Reception
    2024-04-09T11:00:00 - 2024-04-09T11:20:00
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    Climate Adaptation at Waterfront Affordable Housing: How NYCHA Invested $3B to Protect 60,000 New Yorkers
    2024-04-09T11:00:00 - 2024-04-09T11:20:00
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    UrbanPlan: Diversifying the Real Estate Industry through Education
    2024-04-09T11:30:00 - 2024-04-09T11:50:00
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    Advisory Services Program Lightning Round: Get a Glimpse of Advisory Services
    2024-04-09T12:00:00 - 2024-04-09T13:00:00
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    ULI Homeless to Housed Cohort Lunch
    2024-04-09T12:00:00 - 2024-04-09T13:00:00
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    District Council Sustainability Leaders Gathering
    2024-04-09T12:00:00 - 2024-04-09T13:00:00
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    Lunch Reception
    2024-04-09T13:00:00 - 2024-04-09T14:00:00
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    Opening General Session: A Conversation with Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
    2024-04-09T14:00:00 - 2024-04-09T14:30:00
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    Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
    2024-04-09T14:30:00 - 2024-04-09T16:30:00
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    Americas Executive Committee
    2024-04-09T14:30:00 - 2024-04-09T15:30:00
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    Higher Education Development as a Tool for Urban Innovation
    2024-04-09T14:30:00 - 2024-04-09T15:30:00
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    NYC 2100: Resiliency, Housing, and Equity for the Metropolitan Region with Six Feet of Sea-Level Rise
    2024-04-09T14:30:00 - 2024-04-09T15:30:00
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    ULI Home Attainability Index: Putting the Numbers into Practice
    2024-04-09T14:30:00 - 2024-04-09T15:30:00
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    Using Data Science and AI to Answer the Need for Speed in Uncertain Times
    2024-04-09T14:30:00 - 2024-04-09T15:30:00
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    WLI Americas Presents: A View from the Top
    2024-04-09T14:30:00 - 2024-04-09T16:00:00
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    YLG Connect and Impact
    2024-04-09T16:00:00 - 2024-04-09T17:00:00
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    Exploring the Senior Living Landscape
    2024-04-09T16:00:00 - 2024-04-09T17:00:00
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    From Finger-Pointing to Handshakes: Reducing Embodied Carbon in Real Estate Developments
    2024-04-09T16:00:00 - 2024-04-09T17:00:00
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    Mixed-Income Housing: A Tool for Creating Inclusive Communities
    2024-04-09T16:00:00 - 2024-04-09T17:00:00
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    The EDC Presents: 2024: An Entertainment Development Odyssey: How Innovation Drives ROI
    2024-04-09T16:00:00 - 2024-04-09T17:00:00
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    Finding the Signal in the Noise: The 8 Design Trends Shaping Real Estate in 2024
    2024-04-09T16:00:00 - 2024-04-09T17:00:00
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    District Council Welcome Meet Up
    2024-04-09T16:30:00 - 2024-04-09T18:30:00
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    ULI Foundation Governors Reception
    2024-04-09T16:30:00 - 2024-04-09T17:30:00
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    Sponsor Reception
    2024-04-09T16:30:00 - 2024-04-09T17:30:00
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    First Time Attendee Networking Reception
    2024-04-09T17:30:00 - 2024-04-09T19:00:00
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    Welcome Reception
    2024-04-09T18:00:00 - 2024-04-09T20:00:00
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    Joint Boards / AEC Dinner
    2024-04-09T19:00:00 - 2024-04-09T21:00:00
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    Spring Meeting NEXT Reception
    2024-04-10T07:00:00 - 2024-04-10T18:00:00
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    Key Leaders Lounge
    2024-04-10T07:00:00 - 2024-04-10T18:00:00
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    Registration
    2024-04-10T07:00:00 - 2024-04-10T18:00:00
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    Ask ULI
    2024-04-10T07:30:00 - 2024-04-10T09:00:00
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    Key Leaders Breakfast
    2024-04-10T07:30:00 - 2024-04-10T09:00:00
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    New Member Breakfast
    2024-04-10T07:45:00 - 2024-04-10T12:00:00
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    Revitalization of Office on Park Avenue
    2024-04-10T08:00:00 - 2024-04-10T13:00:00
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    Reimagining New Rochelle
    2024-04-10T08:00:00 - 2024-04-10T13:30:00
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    The Architecture of Community Development: Restoration Plaza
    2024-04-10T08:00:00 - 2024-04-10T12:00:00
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    ULI Marketing and Communications (MarCom) Forum
    2024-04-10T08:00:00 - 2024-04-10T10:00:00
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    Greenprint Members-Only Breakfast
    2024-04-10T08:00:00 - 2024-04-10T10:00:00
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    Art in Place Breakfast + Tour
    2024-04-10T08:00:00 - 2024-04-10T12:00:00
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    Vertical Placemaking within a Historic Urban Fabric: Partnering with Legacy Institutions to Leverage Inherited Context in Morningside Heights
    2024-04-10T08:00:00 - 2024-04-10T09:00:00
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    Americas NEXT LSC Management Committee Meeting
    2024-04-10T08:00:00 - 2024-04-10T16:00:00
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    Networking; Exchange of Knowledge, Ideas, & Best Practices; Research & Industry Trends
    2024-04-10T08:15:00 - 2024-04-10T13:00:00
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    The New Long Island City
    2024-04-10T08:15:00 - 2024-04-10T12:00:00
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    Investing in Modern Transit Infrastructure
    2024-04-10T08:15:00 - 2024-04-10T12:00:00
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    The Making of New Neighborhood: Hudson Yards, Manhattan West and the High Line Connection
    2024-04-10T08:15:00 - 2024-04-10T14:30:00
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    The Brooklyn Renaissance
    2024-04-10T08:30:00 - 2024-04-10T12:00:00
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    Real Estate as Culture: A Tour of Harlem
    2024-04-10T08:30:00 - 2024-04-10T09:30:00
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    YLG Caffeinated Conversations Meet-up
    2024-04-10T08:30:00 - 2024-04-10T11:30:00
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    Navigating Net Zero: Jump-Starting Your SEC Journey to Enhance Value Workshop
    2024-04-10T08:30:00 - 2024-04-10T10:00:00
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    Midwest Reception
    2024-04-10T09:00:00 - 2024-04-10T10:00:00
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    ULI Americas NEXT LSC All-hands and NEXT District Council Chairs Meeting
    2024-04-10T09:00:00 - 2024-04-10T11:00:00
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    The District Councils Leadership Meeting
    2024-04-10T09:00:00 - 2024-04-10T13:00:00
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    Brooklyn Bridge Park: The New Face of Brooklyn
    2024-04-10T09:00:00 - 2024-04-10T17:00:00
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    Multifaith Space and Prayer Room
    2024-04-10T09:00:00 - 2024-04-10T17:00:00
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    The Lounge hosted by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
    2024-04-10T09:00:00 - 2024-04-10T16:00:00
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    Corporate Partner Lounge
    2024-04-10T09:30:00 - 2024-04-10T11:30:00
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    ULI Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
    2024-04-10T09:30:00 - 2024-04-10T11:30:00
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    The Borden Complex: Mixed Use Urban Industrial
    2024-04-10T10:00:00 - 2024-04-10T11:30:00
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    ULI Gives Back – NYC Community Volunteer Event
    2024-04-10T10:00:00 - 2024-04-10T11:00:00
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    WLI Americas Coffee Connect
    2024-04-10T10:00:00 - 2024-04-10T11:00:00
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    YLG Emerging Leaders Product Council Program Participant Meet & Greet
    2024-04-10T10:00:00 - 2024-04-10T11:00:00
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    Capital Markets: Raising Equity Today
    2024-04-10T10:00:00 - 2024-04-10T23:00:00
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    Product Council Vice Chairs of DEI Meeting
    2024-04-10T10:00:00 - 2024-04-10T10:20:00
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    The Carbon Sweet Spot: Tradeoffs between Embodied Carbon and Operating Carbon
    2024-04-10T10:00:00 - 2024-04-10T10:20:00
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    Psst. The (Secret) Government Program with the Potential to Combat Homelessness
    2024-04-10T10:30:00 - 2024-04-10T10:50:00
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    Decarbonizing Heating in Tall Buildings, Cold Climates: A Preview of the soon-to-launch NYSERDA 'Strategic Decarbonization Initiative'
    2024-04-10T10:30:00 - 2024-04-10T10:50:00
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    Using ChatGPT to Assist with Pro Forma Construction
    2024-04-10T11:00:00 - 2024-04-10T11:20:00
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    Art in Place: Connecting Creatives and Real Estate
    2024-04-10T11:00:00 - 2024-04-10T13:00:00
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    Product Council Chairs Lunch
    2024-04-10T11:00:00 - 2024-04-10T11:20:00
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    Charting the Course to Net Zero: Navigating Current and Future GSA Green Leasing Requirements
    2024-04-10T11:15:00 - 2024-04-10T12:45:00
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    Full Member Networking Luncheon
    2024-04-10T11:30:00 - 2024-04-10T11:50:00
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    NYC Mass Timber Studio: Advancing Sustainable Development
    2024-04-10T11:30:00 - 2024-04-10T11:50:00
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    Bridging the Gap: Strategies for Equitable Housing Access in Space-Constrained Cities
    2024-04-10T12:00:00 - 2024-04-10T13:00:00
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    Lunch Reception
    2024-04-10T13:00:00 - 2024-04-10T14:00:00
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    General Session: Learning in Real Time: Experts Share Their Forecasts for Real Estate in '24, '25, and '26
    2024-04-10T13:15:00 - 2024-04-10T17:15:00
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    LaGuardia Airport’s New Terminal B
    2024-04-10T14:00:00 - 2024-04-10T14:30:00
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    Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
    2024-04-10T14:15:00 - 2024-04-10T18:00:00
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    Exclusive YLG Tour
    2024-04-10T14:30:00 - 2024-04-10T15:30:00
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    DEI & WLI Leadership Exchange
    2024-04-10T14:30:00 - 2024-04-10T16:30:00
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    District Council Management Committee Roundtables
    2024-04-10T14:30:00 - 2024-04-10T16:00:00
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    NEXT Connect Roundtables
    2024-04-10T14:30:00 - 2024-04-10T15:30:00
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    Cracking the Customer Loyalty Code in Residential
    2024-04-10T14:30:00 - 2024-04-10T15:30:00
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    From Central Business Districts to Central Social Districts: Transforming America's Downtowns to Save Them
    2024-04-10T14:30:00 - 2024-04-10T15:30:00
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    How Adaptive Reuse and Accessibility Will Transform the Patient Experience
    2024-04-10T14:30:00 - 2024-04-10T15:30:00
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    Reducing Real Estate's Carbon Footprint and the Path to Net Zero: The Costs of Meeting the Moment and the Consequences of Neglect
    2024-04-10T14:30:00 - 2024-04-10T16:30:00
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    Global Governing Trustees Meeting
    2024-04-10T16:00:00 - 2024-04-10T17:00:00
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    Arts and Culture in New York City: A Catalyst for Social Change and Economic Development
    2024-04-10T16:00:00 - 2024-04-10T17:00:00
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    Decoding Racial Equity: Understanding Key Terms and How They Apply to Your Real Estate Practice
    2024-04-10T16:00:00 - 2024-04-10T17:00:00
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    How AI Will Transform the Office Experience in the Next Decade
    2024-04-10T16:00:00 - 2024-04-10T17:00:00
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    Brokering Public and Private Interests to Leverage Investment in Regional Transit Infrastructure
    2024-04-10T17:00:00 - 2024-04-10T19:00:00
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    ULI Net Zero Imperative Cohort Happy Hour Meetup
    2024-04-10T17:30:00 - 2024-04-10T18:30:00
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    The Reception Hosted by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
    2024-04-10T18:00:00 - 2024-04-10T20:00:00
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    YLG Dinner Meet-up
    2024-04-10T18:00:00 - 2024-04-10T21:00:00
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    Product Council Dinners
    2024-04-10T18:30:00 - 2024-04-10T20:00:00
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    Pathways to Inclusion Cocktail Hour
    2024-04-10T18:30:00 - 2024-04-10T21:00:00
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    An Evening with WLI: Curated Conversations Dine Arounds
    2024-04-10T20:00:00 - 2024-04-10T22:00:00
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    The Spring Meeting Reception, hosted by the Young Leaders Group
    2024-04-10T20:30:00 - 2024-04-10T23:00:00
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    LGBTQ+ Meetup | Hosted by the ULI New York DEI Committee + Stonewall Community Development Corporation
    2024-04-11T07:00:00 - 2024-04-11T16:00:00
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    Registration
    2024-04-11T07:00:00 - 2024-04-11T16:00:00
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    Key Leaders Lounge
    2024-04-11T07:00:00 - 2024-04-11T16:00:00
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    Ask ULI
    2024-04-11T07:30:00 - 2024-04-11T16:00:00
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    Product Council Day
    2024-04-11T08:00:00 - 2024-04-11T13:00:00
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    Resilience in Rockaway
    2024-04-11T08:00:00 - 2024-04-11T16:00:00
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    Networking; Exchange of Knowledge, Ideas, & Best Practices; Research & Industry Trends
    2024-04-11T08:00:00 - 2024-04-11T13:00:00
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    The East Side Coastal Resiliency and Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience Projects
    2024-04-11T08:00:00 - 2024-04-11T13:00:00
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    From Superfund to Super-Fun: The Emerging Gowanus Neighborhood
    2024-04-11T08:00:00 - 2024-04-11T13:00:00
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    NEXT Tour and Lunch
    2024-04-11T08:15:00 - 2024-04-11T12:00:00
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    Hudson Square: Ushering in the Future of Sustainable and Contextual Design
    2024-04-11T08:15:00 - 2024-04-11T12:00:00
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    Cornell Tech: NYC’s Thriving Innovation Hub
    2024-04-11T08:30:00 - 2024-04-11T11:00:00
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    The Evolution of New York City’s Skyscrapers
    2024-04-11T08:45:00 - 2024-04-11T14:30:00
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    Hunts Point: Thriving Industrial and Mixed-Use Spaces
    2024-04-11T09:00:00 - 2024-04-11T17:00:00
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    Multifaith Space and Prayer Room
    2024-04-11T09:00:00 - 2024-04-11T17:00:00
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    The Lounge hosted by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
    2024-04-11T09:00:00 - 2024-04-11T16:00:00
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    Corporate Partner Lounge
    2024-04-11T10:00:00 - 2024-04-11T11:00:00
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    Capital Markets: Borrowers' Experiences—Recent Success Stories
    2024-04-11T10:00:00 - 2024-04-11T10:20:00
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    The Interplay Between Transit Oriented Development and the 15-Minute City
    2024-04-11T10:30:00 - 2024-04-11T10:50:00
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    Navigating Real Estate Investments: Demystifying the Waterfall Structure
    2024-04-11T10:30:00 - 2024-04-11T10:50:00
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    The Interplay between Transit-Oriented Development and the 15-Minute City Continued
    2024-04-11T11:00:00 - 2024-04-11T11:20:00
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    2024 Home Attainability Index
    2024-04-11T11:00:00 - 2024-04-11T11:20:00
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    Building an Equitable Greenway System: Lessons from the NYC's Greenways Coalition
    2024-04-11T11:30:00 - 2024-04-11T11:50:00
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    Pumping Up Sustainability: Embracing Heat Pumps in Commercial Real Estate
    2024-04-11T11:30:00 - 2024-04-11T11:50:00
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    The Property Insurance Affordability Problem: Where Do We Go from Here?
    2024-04-11T12:00:00 - 2024-04-11T13:00:00
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    Lunch Reception
    2024-04-11T13:00:00 - 2024-04-11T14:00:00
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    Equity by Design: Preserving Homeownership with Equitable Redevelopment and Purposeful Placemaking
    2024-04-11T13:00:00 - 2024-04-11T14:00:00
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    Fostering Next-Generation Central Business Districts
    2024-04-11T13:00:00 - 2024-04-11T14:00:00
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    The Tesla of Commercial Real Estate: How Mass Timber Is Changing the Way We Design and Build
    2024-04-11T14:00:00 - 2024-04-11T14:30:00
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    Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
    2024-04-11T14:30:00 - 2024-04-11T15:30:00
    America/New_York
    Building the 15-Minute Community: Leadership Strategies in Real Estate and Infrastructure
    2024-04-11T14:30:00 - 2024-04-11T15:30:00
    America/New_York
    Developing "Missing Middle" Housing: Opportunities, Challenges, and Creative Financing Tools
    2024-04-11T14:30:00 - 2024-04-11T15:30:00
    America/New_York
    From Competitiveness to Well-Being: Changing Priorities for Cities?
    2024-04-11T16:00:00 - 2024-04-11T17:00:00
    America/New_York
    Closing General Session: Innovating During Times of Uncertainty: Adapting Your Business for the New Normal
    2024-04-11T18:30:00 - 2024-04-11T21:00:00
    America/New_York
    Global Governing Trustees Dinner

    Where ULI members come together to shape the built environment

    Spring Meeting April 9-11, 2024 in New York City

    Valuable Connections

    Meet colleagues and potential partners during networking events, interactive sessions, roundtable discussions, and small group tours. The Latest Ideas and Insights.

    Engage in Q&A sessions and small group discussions on the forces shaping our industry. Find out what’s next for infrastructure, technology, housing, public/private partnerships, mixed-use development, and so much more.

    Unparalleled Speakers

    World-renowned industry leaders will share their insights on topics ranging from capital markets and post-pandemic impacts to social equity and sustainability.

    Exclusive Tours

    Explore award-winning projects from Toronto through exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours, and talk with the project partners who developed them.

    New York Hilton Midtown 1335 6th Ave New York, NY 10019 UNITED STATES

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    Speakers

    Bruce Feiler

    Author, Life is in the Transitions,

    BRUCE FEILER is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers, including LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS, THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES, and COUNCIL OF DADS. His three TED Talks have been viewed more than four million times, and he teaches the TED Course HOW TO MASTER LIFE TRANSITIONS. His latest book, THE SEARCH: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World, is a bold new roadmap for finding meaning and purpose at work, based on insights drawn from hundreds of life stories of all vocations and backgrounds. A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters. For more information, visit brucefeiler.com or subscribe to his newsletter, THE NONLINEAR LIFE.

    Panelist

    Hillary Clinton

    Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York,

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and presidential candidate. Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 1947. After graduating from Wellesley College and Yale Law School, she began her life-long work on behalf of children and families by joining the Children’s Defense Fund. In 1974, she moved to Arkansas, where she married Bill Clinton and became a successful attorney while also raising their daughter, Chelsea. During her 12 years as First Lady of Arkansas, she was Chairwoman of the Arkansas Education Standards Committee, co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, and served on the boards of the Arkansas Children's Hospital, and the Children's Defense Fund. As First Lady of the United States, from 1993 to 2001, Hillary Clinton championed health care for all Americans and led successful bipartisan efforts to improve the adoption and foster care systems, reduce teen pregnancy, and create the Children's Health Insurance Program. She traveled to more than 80 countries standing up for human rights, democracy, and civil society. Her speech in Beijing in 1995 – where she declared that "human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights" – inspired women worldwide and helped galvanize a global movement for women’s rights and opportunities. In 2000, Clinton made history as the first First Lady elected to the United States Senate, and the first woman elected to statewide office in New York. As Senator, she worked across party lines to expand economic opportunity and access to quality, affordable health care. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, she secured funding to rebuild New York and provide health care for first responders who risked their lives working at Ground Zero. She also championed the cause of our nation's military and fought for better health care and benefits for wounded service members, veterans, and members of the National Guard and Reserves. In 2006, Clinton was reelected to the Senate, winning 58 out of New York’s 62 counties. In 2007, she began her historic campaign for president, winning 18 millions votes and becoming the first woman to ever win a presidential primary or caucus state. In the 2008 general election, she campaigned for Barack Obama and Joe Biden, and in December, she was nominated by President-elect Obama to be Secretary of State. In her four years as America's chief diplomat and the President's principal foreign policy adviser, Clinton played a central role in restoring America’s standing in the world and strengthening its global leadership, visiting 112 countries over 4 years, restoring America’s standing in the world. Her "smart power" approach to foreign policy elevated American diplomacy and development and repositioned them for the 21st century – with new tools, technologies, and partners, including the private sector and civil society around the world. She led the effort to impose crippling sanctions on Iran, laying the foundation for a historic agreement to curb its nuclear program, and negotiated a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that prevented a new war in the Middle East. Across the world, she defended universal values and pushed the frontiers of human rights. In 2016, Clinton made history again by becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. As the Democratic candidate for president, she campaigned on a vision of America that is “stronger together” and an agenda to make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. She won the national popular vote, earning the support of nearly 66 million Americans. Hillary Rodham Clinton is the author of five best-selling books, including her groundbreaking book on children, It Takes A Village (1996); Dear Socks, Dear Buddy (1998); An Invitation to the White House (2000); her memoir, Living History (2003), and Hard Choices (2014). She and President Clinton reside in New York, have one daughter, Chelsea, and are the proud grandparents of Charlotte, Aidan, and Jasper.

    Panelist

    Jeff Rosen

    MAG Partners

    Jeffrey Rosen is a Principal at MAG Partners and oversees development and capital markets activities for the company.

     

    During his time with MAG Partners, Jeffrey has been responsible for sourcing $92M in joint venture equity and oversaw the closing of a $173M construction facility for a 480-unit multi-family rental project in Chelsea.

     

    Prior to joining MAG Partners, Jeffrey spent 12 years at Forest City Realty Trust, most recently as Executive Director of Greenland Forest City Partners, a joint venture partnership between Forest City Realty Trust and Greenland USA, a subsidiary of Shanghai-based Greenland Group. In that role, Mr. Rosen was responsible for the overall execution and strategic direction of Pacific Park Brooklyn, the $4.9 billion, 22-acre mixed-use development in the heart of Brooklyn.

     

    Jeffrey also served as Senior Vice President for Finance and Capital Markets at Forest City Ratner Companies where he was responsible for the origination and structuring of construction and permanent debt, private equity transactions and joint venture partnerships.

     

    Prior to Forest City Ratner Companies, Jeffrey worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Management Consulting Services division, advising Fortune 500 clients on enterprise-wide process improvement initiatives.

     

    Jeffrey is a graduate of Cornell University and received his MBA from New York University.

    Speaker

    Laurie-Anne Bentley

    Bowery Mission

    Laurie-Anne Bentley is Chief Development Officer at The Bowery Mission. She is a passionate advocate for combating homelessness and poverty and leads a team to raise over $18.5M annually to support the mission's impactful work. Over the last 12 years, Laurie-Anne and her team have built an engaging Corporate Partnerships program with over 200 corporations involved in creative collaborations.

    Panelist

    Ben Seager

    KTGY

    Ben Seager, AIA, LEED AP, has been involved in the design, planning and entitlement of a wide variety of residential, mixed-use and senior living communities nationwide for 20 years. In 2017 he was tapped to lead KTGY's Senior Living Practice Group, and since that time his sole focus has been on senior living, including Active Adult, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Mr. Seager is responsible for setting project direction during conceptual site planning, and provides leadership through all phases of the project until completion. His creativity and unwavering focus have led to many successful and award-winning communities.

    Presenter

    Gizem Karagoz

    New York City Economic Development Corporation

    Gizem Karagoz is a Senior Project Manager of the New York City Economic Development’s Green Economy team. She leads industry innovation initiatives related to circular construction, low carbon construction materials, and climate tech/proptech piloting.

    Presenter

    Olivia Arnow

    New York City Economic Development Corporation

    Olivia Arnow is the Deputy Chief of Staff to NYC’s Deputy Mayor for Operations who oversees the City’s climate, infrastructure, and public realm portfolio. She facilitates the Federal Infrastructure Funding Task Force which has secured over $1B for transportation, resiliency, and open space projects through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. Previously, she led capital projects and adaptive reuse planning at the New York City Economic Development Corporation and managed the planning, design, and construction of Little Island on the Hudson River. She received her Master’s in Construction Management from New York University and her BA from Vassar College.

    Panelist

    Nancy Lashine

    Park Madison Partners

     

    Ms. Lashine is the Founder and Managing Partner of Park Madison Partners. As a leading real estate capital markets firm, Park Madison is an advisor to investment managers and operators and provides capital placement services from institutional investors. The firm maintains relationships with over 2500 real estate investors and managers, with over $27 billion of private capital raised for PMP-sponsored vehicles since inception. The firm’s capital solution capabilities include closed and open-end funds, programmatic investments, portfolio recapitalizations, GP-led secondaries, and separate accounts. Park Madison is headquartered in New York City and is a FINRA regulated broker dealer.

     

    The firm has successfully launched 14 first-time funds, including closed and open-end structures and has been frequently engaged for repeat business from their clients. Recent clients include Atlas Capital Group, Mandrake Capital Partners, NorthBridge Partners, Alterra Industrial Outdoor Storage, TruAmerica, Artemis, AIMCO, Rockwood Capital, Pennybacker Capital, and The Davis Companies.

     

    Ms. Lashine leads the firm’s podcast, Real Estate Capital, which engages industry thought leaders in a conversation about real estate capital formation and their career paths and choices.  She is a frequent panelist and recognized public speaker on topics including real estate, capital raising and starting a business and has a particular passion for mentoring entrepreneurs.


    Ms. Lashine has over 35 years of real estate and investment marketing experience. Prior to forming Park Madison Partners in 2006, Ms. Lashine was a strategic consultant advising leading institutional real estate investment managers on product development and the implementation of institutional marketing initiatives. Ms. Lashine was an early member of The O'Connor Group and began her finance career as an investment banker at LF Rothschild, Unterberg and Towbin.

    Ms. Lashine earned her MBA at Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and a BFA, cum laude, from Case Western Reserve in Dance Theatre.  She serves on several Boards including The Global Governing Board of Trustees of ULI, The ULI NY Advisory Board,  The Davis Companies, Columbia MBA Real Estate Advisory Board, the Gibney Dance Center Board, and is a past board member of the Pension Real Estate Association. She is a member of WX (Executive Women in Real Estate) and Vice Chair of the ULI Global Exchange Council.

    Panelist

    Myrrh Caplan

    National Sustainability Director, Skanska

    Myrrh Caplan is the Senior Vice President of Sustainability for Skanska in the US. She has been working in sustainable construction and development for over two decades and now is engaged on multiple committees, roundtables, and boards that are influencing and leading the industry. Her work and that of her team includes ensuring projects are fully supported regarding certifications, carbon accounting, and other requirements, providing consulting to clients that are interested in defining organizational sustainability strategy, targeting certifications such as Living Building Challenge, Passive House, WELL, LEED and others, and managing internal initiatives and commitments found within Skanska's wide-range of sustainability-related action plans and priorities. Myrrh's focus is on regenerative, healthy outcomes for our organization, for communities, and for Skanska's clients.

    Speaker

    Britteni Lupe

    Assistant Vice President, American Realty Advisors

    Assistant Vice President, Research and Strategy Britteni Lupe is an Assistant Vice President, Research and Strategy at American Realty Advisors, charged with supporting and advancing research initiatives in support of the firm’s investment and portfolio management activities and contributing to the research team’s thought leadership agenda. Prior to joining ARA, Ms. Lupe served in multiple roles at Rudin Management Company in New York. She has been published in the research publications of AFIRE, NAREIM and NCREIF. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and a Master’s in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University.

    Panelist

    Ricardo Suarez

    Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

    Ricardo J. Suarez Group Head of Development Four Seasons Ricardo is responsible for managing Four Seasons' hotel, resort, and residential global development teams. He joined Four Seasons 10 years ago as SVP Development, Americas. Throughout his 25+-year career, he has participated in all phases of luxury hotel and residential development from concept definition, underwriting, site selection, deal structuring, design planning, capital raising, construction, asset sales, and capital repositioning. In addition to his development responsibilities, Ricardo worked closely on corporate strategic initiatives, most recently, the newly announced Four Seasons Yachts. Prior to joining Four Seasons, Ricardo worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and prior to that, in the investment banking and principal investment group of JP Morgan in New York. Ricardo graduated with honors from Harvard College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

    Panelist

    Michael Marrella

    Director of Climate and Sustainability Planning, New York City Department of City Planning

    Michael Marrella is one of the pioneers of the modern practice of climate resiliency and waterfront planning with his work at the New York City Planning Department. In his twenty-five years of planning experience, Michael has taken on an ever-increasing set of responsibilities, tackling some of the greatest challenges facing urban areas, with his work focused on planning the waterfront, tackling climate change, and protecting and improving the natural environment. For the last 15 years, Michael has led resiliency, waterfront, and open space planning efforts for the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) and advised the Planning Commission Chairs and members of the City Planning Commission on the planning and land use issues focusing on climate resiliency and affecting waterfront and open space areas. More recently, his work has expanded to tackling a broader range of issues on climate and sustainability, including stormwater management, reducing the city's carbon footprint, and increasing the city's biodiversity. Michael has also taught and mentored the next generation of planners, teaching at the Pratt Institute and Hunter College, and lecturing at dozens of colleges and universities. His work on waterfront planning, sustainability and resiliency has become a model for other waterfront cities through the US and internationally, and his commitment to planning will have an enduring legacy in the continued vitality of New York City and the quality of life for its residents

    Presenter

    David Winstead

    Ballard Spahr LLP

    David L. Winstead concentrates on real estate development, infrastructure issues, public-private partnerships, as well as government contracts and legislative/regulatory matters. His career combines both private and public sector experience in real estate and transportation, and his representations include private companies, national real estate enterprises, transportation entities, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan recently nominated David to serve on the Public Buildings Reform Board. David joined Ballard Spahr following his presidential appointment and service as Commissioner of Public Buildings at the U.S. General Services Administration. As Commissioner, David was responsible for the asset management, construction, and operations of a portfolio of 1,500 federal buildings, as well as 190 million square feet of leased space to accommodate more than one million federal workers. Earlier in his career, David was a partner in a Washington, D.C., zoning firm, and served as Executive Director of the Washington/Baltimore Regional Association, a private sector economic development alliance of real estate and financial interests in these two metropolitan areas. He also served a term as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation responsible for the five transportation agencies under Maryland DOT.

    Panelist

    Maria Torres-Springer

    Deputy Mayor for Housing, Economic Development, and Workforce, City of New York

    Maria Torres-Springer is NYC’s Deputy Mayor for Housing, Economic Development and Workforce, spearheading the Administration’s efforts to strengthen our economy, create 500,000 homes by 2033, transform public housing, bolster small businesses and connect New Yorkers to family-sustaining jobs. Torres-Springer has a long track record of public service in NYC, having led three city agencies with over 3,000 employees and approximately $2 billion in annual operating budgets, addressing some of the city’s most significant challenges.

    Moderator

    Chris Sharples

    Founding Principal, SHoP Architects

    Christopher Sharples is a founding principal of SHoP. He is an industry advocate for new practices in design, fabrication and assembly that advance sustainability and equity in the built environment. Christopher has led many definitive SHoP projects, including Barclays Arena, Domino 325 Kent, and Syracuse University's National Veterans Resource Center in New York State, Uber and YouTubes Headquarters in California, and several U.S. Embassies through the Design Excellence contract with the State Department's Bureau of Overseas Building Operations. Christopher is also a co-founder with his brother William of Assembly OSM, a company focused on the creation of modular high-rise residential buildings utilizing advance manufacturing process.

    Panelist

    Dennis Schoenmaker

    Executive Director, Principal Economist, CBRE Econometric Advisors, CBRE

    Dennis Schoenmaker, Ph.D., co-leads CBRE's Global forecasting platform, a team of economists, data scientists, data engineers, software engineers and account development professionals to provide clients with a wide range of data analysis and thought leadership. After earning a Ph.D. in real estate economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, he began working with the global research team of CBRE in London where he helped the team to translate macro-economic trends into real estate implications. After that, he joined AEW where he worked with key international clients and business colleagues focusing on the European commercial real estate markets. In his role he was also responsible for property market forecasts across the European markets. Dennis has a keen interest in how quantitative solutions can help create value for investors around the world. He is particularly interested in the effect of climate risk on commercial real estate returns and the role data science can play in improving strategic investment decisions. Dennis is based in London and passionate about academic research. He is a visiting Lecturer at ESCP Business School, a football (soccer) fanatic, and enjoys spending time with family and friends on holidays.

    Panelist

    Lisa Gomez

    CEO, L+M Development Partners LLC

    Chief Executive Officer Lisa Gomez brings nearly 30 years of experience in real estate development and finance to her position as L+M Development Partners' Chief Executive Officer, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the company and its construction and property management subsidiaries. Lisa also leads the company's growth strategy and has positioned L+M Development Partners as a nationally recognized affordable housing developer. Lisa is Chair of the Dormitory of the State of NY (gubernatorial appointee). She has also served on many civic and industry boards, including the NYC Planning Commission and the New York State Association for Affordable Housing. Lisa strives to help under-represented people find a path in commercial real estate through her work at L+M and through volunteer activities. About L+M: Since its founding in 1984, L+M and its affiliate companies have acquired, built, or preserved more than 40,000 apartments with a total development value of $16 billion. It primarily works in the affordable/workforce housing asset class and as a double bottom line company, endeavors to create a positive, lasting effect in the communities in which it works. Lmdp.com

    Moderator

    Alex Wolkomir

    Partner, McKinsey & Company

    ​Alex is a leader in McKinsey’s Real Estate Practice, focused on using digital and analytics to create new products and operating models. Alex has led several large-scale digital transformations and digital product builds across asset classes, serving leading residential, office, industrial, retail, and hotel owners and operators. He has also helped technology players and service providers in the real estate industry use digital and analytics to transform their product offerings. Alex is currently leading McKinsey’s thinking related to Generative AI and its applications to real estate to create tangible business value.

    Alex holds a graduate degree in design and engineering from Stanford’s d.school, where he also taught and researched. Additionally, he holds a degree in finance and statistics from the Wharton School and a degree in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a certificate in UX/UI Design from the Pratt Institute in New York.

     

    Most recently prior to McKinsey, Alex worked on innovation and IoT strategy for the International Rescue Committee in Amman, Jordan, focused on using technology for improving the experience of refugees and humanitarian workers impacted by the Syrian refugee crisis.

    Presenter

    Eleanor Gorski

    Chicago Architecture Center

    Eleanor Esser Gorski is the CEO and President of the Chicago Architecture Center, the leading organization devoted to celebrating and promoting Chicago as a center of architectural innovation and education. Gorski brings to the role more than 25 years in architecture, historic preservation and urban planning; a passion for design as a way to create equity; and a wealth of deep experience and knowledge of Chicago, including appointments to key city leadership roles under three mayoral administrations. Gorski, a licensed architect, has centered her career around equity and community, seeking to integrate design, planning and historic preservation to the greatest benefit of the neighborhoods in which she has worked. She brings that focus to the CAC, the largest organization of its kind in the world, which serves more than 700,000 patrons annually, is one of the city's top cultural attractions and has cemented Chicago's stature as the "City of Architecture." The CAC is known for the nation's no. 1 architectural boat tour aboard "Chicago's First Lady." Through workshops, programs, competitions and mentoring, CAC works with thousands of students and families to inspire them through the power of design. Gorski brings a background in academia, program design and community engagement that will help to expand the CAC's popular educational platforms. Previously, Gorski served as Director of Design and Planning for the University of Illinois at Chicago. From 2017 to 2020, Gorski led the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) as a member of the leadership team culminating in her role as Acting Commissioner. She led work on the City's Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative and the Fulton Market Innovation District Plan, creating the fastest-growing commercial sector in the city. Gorski has held many other leadership roles within the City, including director of the Landmarks Commission for five years. Projects she has managed include the five-year renovation of Wrigley Field, the planning for the Obama Presidential Center, the renovation of most of the early skyscrapers in the Loop and the preservation of the Carson Pirie Scott State Street store (now Target). Gorski's notable projects at the City of Chicago include the creation of a community review process for the Chicago Plan Commission and numerous design guidelines for city landmark districts and neighborhoods. Her work in financial incentive legislation provided groundbreaking assistance for small businesses in communities of need through the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and helped to preserve landmarks with the Class L tax incentive. In Gorski's most recent role as Executive Director of the Cook County Land Bank Authority, she helped to grow the organization's impact in alignment with the Land Bank's mission to power community-driven economic development in disinvested communities throughout Cook County. She made possible the redevelopment of numerous residential and multifamily buildings and helped drive forward major deals like the redevelopment of Woodlawn's Washington Park Bank and the CTA Red Line Extension Project. Under her leadership, the organization saw the redevelopment of its 1,000th home and grew community wealth creation to $156 million. A hallmark of Gorski's tenure was to develop and strengthen relationships with nonprofits, and in her role at CAC she will continue to build partnerships with like-minded organizations and change agents, such as the CCLBA and others. Gorski is a fellow of the American Academy of Rome, where she studied the integration of new construction and old in Rome, Berlin and Amsterdam. During her career, Gorski has received widespread recognition, including the Rome Prize for Historic Preservation from the American Academy, AIA Chicago's Distinguished Service Award, the ULI Chicago Breakthrough Award, and recognition from C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Landmarks Illinois. She graduated Summa cum Laude from Penn State University where she double majored in Art History and History. She received her Master's in Architecture from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also a fellow of the Civic Leadership Academy at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. Gorski sits on the Local Advisory Board of LISC Chicago, Urban Land Institute Chicago board, the alumni board of the University of Illinois School of Architecture and the Board of the Illinois Medical District. She is a proud mom to two teenage boys and lives in Chicago.

    Presenter

    Alexis Mosier

    Intern, Content, Urban Land Institute

    Alexis is a graduate associate with the Homeless to Housed initiative at Urban Land Institute. Her role is to help shape the initiative, facilitate support to local district councils, and synthesize insights from key activities to inform operations. In addition to supporting ULI, Alexis is completing her Masters degree in Strategic Design and Management at Parsons School of Design, with a special focus the intersection of design and urban justice. Her work focuses on how we can better design our communities and the services that support them to create a more equitable and sustainable future for the people who live in them. Prior to graduate school, Alexis spent 8 years in the tech industry bringing digital products to market at both start-up and Fortune 500 companies.

    Panelist

    Josie Reeves

    Kane Realty Corporation

    As Director of Design, Josie oversees the project design and placemaking elements of Kane Realty's new urban development projects including Mixed-Use Residential, Retail, Office, and Public Realm spaces. With oversight of interior and exterior design, building programming, and branding and positioning, Josie has direct experience with more than two billion dollars of Kane Realty's completed or under-construction development projects in Greater Raleigh including North Hills, The Dillon, the Smoky Hollow District, and the upcoming Downtown South Entertainment District. With a passion for story-telling and contextual urban design, Josie works across the full Kane Realty team and alongside a myriad of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, graphics teams, contractors, specialty trades - as well as local and regional artists and artisans – with the goal of creating memorable places that enhance the day-to-day experiences for those who "live, work and play" in Greater Raleigh.

    Speaker

    Evin Epstein

    Senior Vice President of Energy & Sustainability, Paramount Group

    Evin Epstein is Paramount Group’s Senior Vice President of Energy & Sustainability, and she is responsible for overseeing ESG initiatives across 12 million square feet of Paramount’s Class A office properties in New York City and San Francisco. She has over 9 years of ESG experience within the commercial real estate industry and has a master’s degree in Environmental Policy Design from Lehigh University.

    Presenter

    Kevin Miles

    External Partners Inspiring Cultural Change

    Mr Miles is an international educational consultant and a DEI Corporate and Community Champion with more than 25 years of experience as an educator. Mr. Miles has a broad range of experiences that include teaching at the secondary and post secondary level. His focus as an educator has been instrumental in influencing educational reform on the local level. Mr. Miles specializes in integrating proven educational systems and practices to optimize outcomes for diverse student populations. Mr. Miles oversees and fosters relationships at critical intersections between school districts, corporations, organization and government officials to deliver common high priority objectives. Kevin's long history of leveraging relationships between educators, business and industry professionals has been a staple in his career. He has served and advised several employee resource groups within midsize and large corporations. Kevin currently serves as an ULI-Urban Plan National Instructor and is passionate about training and equipping volunteers to deliver the Urban Plan to underserved and underrepresented communities. Kevin is also a ULI/ DFW – Education Committee Member and ULI/DFW- Pathways to Inclusion Co-chair. Some of Kevin's other professional accomplishments include recognition as a Texas Exemplary Teacher and a Transformational Behavioral Specialist. Mr. Miles has also been celebrated for his contributions as an instructional leader. For the past three years he has focused on designing sustainable student leadership programs for Urban Planning and Community Development students grades 8-12. Mr Miles received his Executive MBA from Texas Woman's University and is a certified Secondary Principal grades (6--12)

    Presenter

    Sander Mozo

    Planner, City of Vancouver

    Community Planner at the City of Vancouver, part of the Complete Neighbornoods team. Currently leading a transit-oriented area plan focused on delivering vibrant, mixed-use neighborhoods that provide more diverse housing opportunities, public spaces and supporting community infrastructure, including arts and culture uses. Urban designer and Planner by training. Through 7 years of work at the City of Vancouver, supported the implementation of various community area plans, as well as the development and implementation of housing supportive policies including a Secured Rental Policy and the introduction of Missing Middle housing in single detached housing areas citywide.

    Speaker

    Laurie-Anne Bentley

    Chief Development Officer, Bowery Mission

    Laurie-Anne Bentley is Chief Development Officer at The Bowery Mission. She is a passionate advocate for combating homelessness and poverty and leads a team to raise over $18.5M annually to support the mission's impactful work. Over the last 12 years, Laurie-Anne and her team have built an engaging Corporate Partnerships program with over 200 corporations involved in creative collaborations.

    Presenter

    Eleanor Gorski

    Chicago Architecture Center

    Eleanor Esser Gorski is the CEO and President of the Chicago Architecture Center, the leading organization devoted to celebrating and promoting Chicago as a center of architectural innovation and education. Gorski brings to the role more than 25 years in architecture, historic preservation and urban planning; a passion for design as a way to create equity; and a wealth of deep experience and knowledge of Chicago, including appointments to key city leadership roles under three mayoral administrations. Gorski, a licensed architect, has centered her career around equity and community, seeking to integrate design, planning and historic preservation to the greatest benefit of the neighborhoods in which she has worked. She brings that focus to the CAC, the largest organization of its kind in the world, which serves more than 700,000 patrons annually, is one of the city's top cultural attractions and has cemented Chicago's stature as the "City of Architecture." The CAC is known for the nation's no. 1 architectural boat tour aboard "Chicago's First Lady." Through workshops, programs, competitions and mentoring, CAC works with thousands of students and families to inspire them through the power of design. Gorski brings a background in academia, program design and community engagement that will help to expand the CAC's popular educational platforms. Previously, Gorski served as Director of Design and Planning for the University of Illinois at Chicago. From 2017 to 2020, Gorski led the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) as a member of the leadership team culminating in her role as Acting Commissioner. She led work on the City's Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative and the Fulton Market Innovation District Plan, creating the fastest-growing commercial sector in the city. Gorski has held many other leadership roles within the City, including director of the Landmarks Commission for five years. Projects she has managed include the five-year renovation of Wrigley Field, the planning for the Obama Presidential Center, the renovation of most of the early skyscrapers in the Loop and the preservation of the Carson Pirie Scott State Street store (now Target). Gorski's notable projects at the City of Chicago include the creation of a community review process for the Chicago Plan Commission and numerous design guidelines for city landmark districts and neighborhoods. Her work in financial incentive legislation provided groundbreaking assistance for small businesses in communities of need through the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and helped to preserve landmarks with the Class L tax incentive. In Gorski's most recent role as Executive Director of the Cook County Land Bank Authority, she helped to grow the organization's impact in alignment with the Land Bank's mission to power community-driven economic development in disinvested communities throughout Cook County. She made possible the redevelopment of numerous residential and multifamily buildings and helped drive forward major deals like the redevelopment of Woodlawn's Washington Park Bank and the CTA Red Line Extension Project. Under her leadership, the organization saw the redevelopment of its 1,000th home and grew community wealth creation to $156 million. A hallmark of Gorski's tenure was to develop and strengthen relationships with nonprofits, and in her role at CAC she will continue to build partnerships with like-minded organizations and change agents, such as the CCLBA and others. Gorski is a fellow of the American Academy of Rome, where she studied the integration of new construction and old in Rome, Berlin and Amsterdam. During her career, Gorski has received widespread recognition, including the Rome Prize for Historic Preservation from the American Academy, AIA Chicago's Distinguished Service Award, the ULI Chicago Breakthrough Award, and recognition from C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Landmarks Illinois. She graduated Summa cum Laude from Penn State University where she double majored in Art History and History. She received her Master's in Architecture from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also a fellow of the Civic Leadership Academy at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. Gorski sits on the Local Advisory Board of LISC Chicago, Urban Land Institute Chicago board, the alumni board of the University of Illinois School of Architecture and the Board of the Illinois Medical District. She is a proud mom to two teenage boys and lives in Chicago.

    Panelist

    Clare Newman

    President & CEO, Trust for Governors Island

    Clare Newman serves as the President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island (TGI), charged with the planning, redevelopment, and ongoing operations of 150 acres of Governors Island. Clare comes to TGI from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where she served as Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President. At BNY, Clare implemented a suite of projects that will bring 10,000 jobs to the Yard by 2020 and foster future development. Previously, Clare was a senior leader on the Government Innovation team at Bloomberg Philanthropies in charge of the Mayors Challenge, an international competition to generate innovative ideas to solve major urban challenges. Prior to joining Bloomberg Philanthropies, Clare was a Vice President at New York City Economic Development Corporation's (NYCEDC's) Real Estate division. In her over five years at NYCEDC, Clare executed projects throughout the five boroughs, including the restoration of the Loews Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn, the City's bike share program, and the Applied Sciences tech-campus initiative. Clare received a Masters of Urban Planning from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and a B.A. with honors in Political Economy from Williams College. While at Williams, Clare played on the Williams Women's Rugby Football Club and served as a Writing Tutor, amongst other purple valley activities. She is a member of the board of TransitCenter and a member of WX.

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    Andrew Min

    Andrew Min leads digital initiatives at RXR. His responsibilities include running a corporate-backed proptech data startup, identifying complementary partner startups to plug into the RXR ecosystem, and managing various proptech investment strategies and joint ventures. RXR is a vertically-integrated real estate investor with over $20bn gross asset value under management across office, residential, industrial, and infrastructure assets. Andrew also works on a number of corporate and investment strategy initiatives, including new market identification, macroeconomic research, organizational design, investment processes, and RXR's annual strategy white paper. Before RXR, Andrew was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company where he led teams of 2-6 associates serving real estate clients (institutional investors, investment managers, lenders, developers, owners, property management companies, brokers, service providers, tenants, startups, and VC/PE sponsors) across strategy, operations, and investing, with an emphasis on digital disruption. He was also the fifth employee at numberFire, a sports analytics startup that was later acquired by FanDuel, and a professional backpacking trip leader (leading multinight trips in upstate New York and parts of New England). Andrew is a graduate of Princeton University, where he was the president of the debate team and competed internationally at the highest levels of collegiate debate. He is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Manna Christian Fellowship (a chaplaincy at Princeton University) and serves in various volunteer roles at Church of the City New York. He is an avid hiker, a Yankees and Jets fan, and second baseman on the church softball team. A native New Yorker, Andrew lives in the Upper West Side of New York with his wife, Jess.

    Presenter

    Momo Sun

    Regional Director, WoodWorks – Wood Products Council

    Momo is passionate about building sustainable structures and enjoys helping developers and design teams find elegant wood solutions that are also cost effective. A licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Ontario, she received her M.Eng. in Civil Engineering from MIT and a BASc from the University of Toronto. Prior to WoodWorks, Momo worked as a structural engineering consultant with an expertise in mass timber.

    Panelist

    Bakari Adams

    Starwood Capital Group

    Bakari Adams is a Managing Director and Head of Starwood Impact Investors at Starwood Capital Group, where he leads a dynamic platform that invests in operating companies and joint ventures, with a focus on emerging managers.


    Prior to joining Starwood Capital, Bakari was a Partner, Investment Committee Member and Head of Asset Management and Head of ESG at Interstate Equities Corporation (IEC). He also served as Senior Director of Asset Management at Veritas Investments and spent a decade at MacFarlane Partners where he first began his real estate career. He has been responsible for overseeing investment management, development oversight, and asset management across a diverse range of asset classes, including multi-family, office, retail, hotels, and land.


    Bakari received a B.A. degree in Finance and International Business from Howard University, and an M.B.A. degree with a concentration in Real Estate and Finance from Columbia Business School. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Bakari serves on the Board of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which include the renowned de Young and Legion of Honor Museums.

    Panelist

    Suzen Heeley

    Executive Director, Design + Construction, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Suzen L. Heeley, IIDA, LEED AP Suzen L. Heeley is the Executive Director, Design+Construction at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center [ MSK ] in New York City. She is responsible for design of an ongoing $3+ billion capital program, comprised of new construction and renovation projects in over 30 locations throughout the New York tri-state area. Her past work in architectural/design consulting and as an Owner's representative, includes innovative healthcare, environmental, interior and exhibit design for Fortune 500 corporations and healthcare organizations. She has been honored with achievements from The Center for Health Design, IIDA, Pioneering Women, Contract Healthcare Environment Awards, Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year in Healthcare and as a Women in Design award recipient. An activist for forward-thinking, patient-centered healthcare design innovation, she has served on The Center for Health Design Environmental Standards Council, speaks nationally to advocate for healthcare design and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Healthcare Design Magazine, Women in Healthcare NY and the NY School of Interior Design's Master of Professional Studies in Design of Healthcare Environments. As a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, Suzen is an active participant in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative's Market Transformation Group, Healthy Building Network and MSK Green Team, promoting sustainable, environmentally responsible design that responds to the connection between health and the built environment. MSK has been named by Practice Greenhealth as one of the Top 25 sustainable hospitals in the nation.

    Moderator

    Kevin Rieger

    AEG

    Kevin Rieger brings over thirty-five years of experience strategizing, envisioning and executing iconic real estate projects domestically and internationally as AEG's Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development. Well-versed in large-scale, complex multidimensional developments, Kevin has executed a range of project delivery models, including public-private partnerships (P3) and joint ventures. Kevin managed day-to-day development of L.A. LIVE which received ULI's Award for Excellence. L.A. Live is a 4 million square foot, $2.5 billion mixed-use development program surrounding Crypto.com Arena, including a 1,001-room headquarters convention hotel, 224 Ritz Carlton residences, the 7,100 seat Peacock Theater, television and broadcast studios and entertainment-oriented retail with restaurants, night clubs and cafes as well as The GRAMMY Museum. Kevin has also developed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the $150-million Dignity Health Sports Park, a public/private partnership between AEG and California State University Dominguez Hills as well as multiple music and live performance venues. Internationally, Kevin has provided planning and design advisory services for projects in Europe, Asia, Brazil and Canada. Kevin is Chair of ULI's Entertainment Development Council and Vice-Chair of Los Angeles Streetcar, Inc., a non-profit public/private partnership working to bring streetcar service back to downtown Los Angeles.

    Panelist

    Hao Ko

    Principal & Managing Director, Gensler

    As Gensler's Global Design Experience Leader, Hao leads with design and is focused on building a dynamic practice through an open and collaborative culture. An inquisitive architect by nature, he is passionate about transforming experiences based on a deep understanding through research, the craft of technical excellence and a rigor of intellectual thought, all while striving to design beautiful places that impact people for the better. Working with diverse and talented teams, Hao's projects such as The Tower at PNC Plaza, NVIDIA Headquarters, and Mercedes-Benz USA Headquarters have elevated the firm's national and international profile and are well known for their high level of innovation and quality. Hao serves as a member of Gensler's Board of Directors. He is an alumnus of UC Berkeley, where he graduated with Highest Honors, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

    Presenter

    Sander Mozo

    Planner, City of Vancouver

    Community Planner at the City of Vancouver, part of the Complete Neighbornoods team. Currently leading a transit-oriented area plan focused on delivering vibrant, mixed-use neighborhoods that provide more diverse housing opportunities, public spaces and supporting community infrastructure, including arts and culture uses. Urban designer and Planner by training. Through 7 years of work at the City of Vancouver, supported the implementation of various community area plans, as well as the development and implementation of housing supportive policies including a Secured Rental Policy and the introduction of Missing Middle housing in single detached housing areas citywide.

    Moderator

    Jim Crispino, AIA, NCARB

    Principal & Global Health Sector Leader, Gensler

    Jim has spent his career planning and designing innovative facilities for academic medical centers, research institutes, and healthcare providers. Based in Gensler’s New York office, his work investigates and synthesizes new technologies, human activity/behavior-based programs, and spatial models to create new architectural typologies that further his clients’ missions. He is a visiting critic at The New School-Parsons Design, NJIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Drexel University, and MIT DesignX. Jim has sat on the AIA Board of Directors for both Pennsylvania and New York State. He sits on the Design Advisory Board for HealthCare Design. He is a featured speaker and panelist at many national and international conferences, including: European Healthcare Design, Health Conference Latin America, Cleveland Clinic’s Empathy & Innovation Conference, HealthCare Design Forum, and the Health Facilities Symposium. Jim is a registered architect in 12 states and a graduate of Drexel University.

    Panelist

    Paula Campbell Roberts

    Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist for Global Wealth, KKR

    Paula Campbell Roberts joined KKR in 2017 and is the Chief Investment Strategist for our Global Wealth business and a Managing Director on KKR’s Global Macro & Asset Allocation team. As Chief Investment Strategist, Paula advises our wealth management partners on macroeconomics and asset allocation, with a focus on the role that private assets, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and credit, can play in individual investor portfolios. As a Managing Director on the Global Macro & Asset Allocation team, Paula also works with KKR’s investment teams on the identification and evaluation of macro considerations as it relates to both deployment and monetization opportunities. Paula is a member of KKR’s Global Wealth Executive Committee, the Global Macro, Risk and Balance Sheet (GBR) Senior Leadership team, and is a designated sponsor of KKR’s America’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee.
    Prior to joining KKR, Ms. Roberts was an economist at Morgan Stanley, providing views on the economy and the consumer sector to asset management clients, using big data to predict inflections in key sectors of the economy, and advising Fortune 500 CEOs on their consumer strategy. Before Morgan Stanley, Ms. Roberts was a management consultant leading case teams and advising Fortune 500 companies at Bain & Co. Paula is one of fifteen members of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Economic Advisory Panel and a member of the Economic Club of New York. Ms. Roberts earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University. Ms. Roberts is currently a Lincoln Center Leadership Fellow, and she also serves on the boards of the New York City Ballet and the American Friends of Jamaica.

    Speaker

    Matthew Boker

    Olson Kundig Architects

    Matt Boker has over 8 years of experience in mixed-use and residential design. Recently relocated to Seattle, Washington, Matt is currently an Architectural Designer at Olson Kundig Architects. Prior to Olson Kundig, Matt trained in New York City for 10 years in varying typologies, including luxury condos and master plans in New York, mixed-use developments in Washington D.C., commercial projects in Argentina, and a museum proposal in Israel with ODA New York. Prior to ODA he worked for Woods Bagot designing large mixed-use tower projects in New York , Sydney and Beijing. Matt Boker earned his Master of Architecture at Pratt Institute after achieving a B.S. at the University of Idaho and student teaching its architecture program in Rome. He is LEED AP BD+C certified, is an active member of ULI, and is on ULI America's YLG Steering Committee.

    Presenter

    Riya Rana

    MS Strategic Design and Management, Parsons School of Design - The New School

    Riya Rana, currently finalizing her Masters in Strategic Design and Management at Parsons School of Design, embodies a blend of analytical rigor and creative innovation. Her experience spans across strategic planning, market research and architecture, particularly within the realms of sustainability and urban betterment. Riya's approach integrates a deep understanding of urban dynamics with a keen ability to envision and implement strategic interventions aimed at enhancing community living spaces. Passionate about creating positive change, Riya is dedicated to contributing to the future of urban living through innovative strategies.

    Panelist

    Helen Foster

    Foster Strategy, LLC

    Helen is the owner and principal of Foster Strategy, LLC. She just completed a four-year tenure as Chair of the Urban Land Institute's Lifestyle Residential Development Council, which she also co-founded, and she is the immediate past Co-chair of the Global Wellness Institute's Wellness Communities and Real Estate Initiative. She's an advisor, speaker, and awards judge for organizations including ULI, Leading Age, NIC, and the Pacific Coast Builders Conference. In 2022, she was a panelist for the Wharton D.C. Innovation Summit and ULI's Charles H. Shaw Symposium on Urban Community Issues. Before launching her own company in 2008, Helen was Partner and Co-manager of the Boomer+ consumer division of the multinational communications firm, J. Walter Thompson. Her unique approach to development strategy is rooted in her 13-year tenure at JWT – an immersion in consumer-mindedness and branding expertise. Now with over 28 years of real estate experience, she helps developers and operators across the U.S. envision and deliver wholly new approaches to community development and resident life. She is best known for 20+ years of collaboration with two renowned, large-scale developments: Willow Valley Communities (Lancaster, PA, since 1996) and Rancho Mission Viejo (San Juan Capistrano, CA, since 2004), which have received countless awards for innovation and development excellence. For Willow Valley Communities – a Lifecare Type A community that is already home to more than 2,600 residents from 40+ states – Helen has worked extensively in strategic planning and marketing, most recently to support the organization's expansion into downtown Lancaster. She has taken a lead role in establishing and advancing a vision to master plan two significant sites – one, a complete revitalization of an historic (c. 1888), 45,000 sf market structure; and the second, a new 20-story, mixed-use tower on an urban infill site, which ultimately will be the tallest structure in Lancaster. Lancaster's Southern Market opened in February 2022, featuring a modern food hall with 12 chefs serving international cuisines, a full bar, coffee shop, flex and permanent offices, and community rooms. The mixed-use tower, Mosaic, is now fully entitled, with construction expected to begin by early 2025. Mosaic will include 146 age-qualified (55+) apartments, a full array of resort-grade amenities, and restaurants and retail that will be open to the public. Helen is immediate past Vice President of the Board at Willow Valley Communities, and she now serves as Member Emeritus. For Rancho Mission Viejo, Helen provides vital support to the development and marketing teams. Rancho Mission Viejo is entitled for 14,000 single-family homes on over 23,000 acres – 6.000 acres of which will be developed, with the remaining 17,000 acres set aside for permanent preservation. The plan integrates parks/trails, indoor/outdoor amenities, retail, commercial, traditional multi-family, and service-enriched communities. Rancho Mission Viejo engaged Helen in a strategic planning capacity in 2004, and its first home sold in 2013. Now with 5,000+ homes sold and occupied, The Ranch is widely recognized as an intergenerational community best practice. Helen is a recognized contributor to its success, and her role has expanded over the years – now encompassing research oversight and interpretation, visioning and direction setting, amenity planning and resident life, 55+ and all-age integration (neighborhoods and programming), and homebuilder support. A third long-time client, David Weekley Homes, engaged Helen in 2014 to prototype and launch the company's 55+ community brand, Encore. Now after years of successful launches, expansion continues with Helen's support. She helps to assess new land-acquisition opportunities, and she offers guidance on master-developer/builder partnerships, residential mix, development scope/scale, amenities, brand positioning, and resident policies and restrictions.

    Presenter

    Cynthia McCoy

    Federal Engagement Director, Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN)

    Cynthia McCoy is the Federal Engagement Director at USDN. She provides training and technical assistance to increase local government understanding of and ability to access federal funding programs that support sustainability. Additionally, she engages with various federal agencies and the US Congress to inform future policy and program design that advances equitable, ambitious climate and sustainability action. Over the last 22 years, Cynthia has largely worked for local and federal government agencies on climate change adaptation and pre-disaster mitigation. Cynthia received her Master's in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. She’s from Cincinnati, OH, and now resides in Philadelphia, PA.

    Panelist

    Daryl Carter

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Avanath Capital Management

    Daryl J. Carter is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Avanath Capital Management, LLC, a California-based investment firm that acquires, renovates, and operates apartment properties, with an emphasis on affordable and workforce communities. Mr. Carter directs the overall strategy and operations of the Company. Since its formation in 2008, Avanath has acquired $4 billion of properties in 15 states in the U.S., comprising 16,000 apartment units. Avanath is vertically integrated and is an SEC registered investment advisor and an institutional fund manager, with capabilities that include acquisition sourcing and underwriting, construction, asset management, and on-site property management. Mr. Carter has 42 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Previously, he was an Executive Managing Director of Centerline Capital Group, an affiliate of the Related Companies. Mr. Carter became part of the Centerline team when his company, Capri Capital Finance, was acquired by Centerline in 2005. Mr. Carter co- founded and served as Co-Chairman of the Capri Capital family of companies. He was instrumental in building Capri to a diversified real estate investment firm with $8 billion in real estate equity and debt investments under management. A significant component of the Capri platform was Capri Capital Finance, LLC, a multifamily lender that was a seller/servicer for Fannie Mae DUS, Freddie Mac Program Plus, and HUD/FHA. Prior to Capri, Mr. Carter held investment positions with Westinghouse Credit Corporation and Continental Illinois National Bank. Mr. Carter holds a Master's in Architecture and a Master's in Business Administration, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Mr. Carter serves on the Visiting Committee of the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 2015, Mr. Carter received the MIT Sloan School Distinguished Alumni Award and served as the 2015 commencement speaker for the Sloan School MBA graduation. Mr. Carter is a Past Chairman of the National Multifamily Housing Council. Previously, he served as an independent director on the boards of the following companies: Catellus Development Corporation (CDX), Silver Bay Realty Trust (SBY), and Whitestone REIT (WSR). Mr. Carter currently serves on the board of Bridge Housing, one of the largest affordable housing non-profit in the U.S. Mr. Carter is a 2022 inductee into the Multifamily Executive Hall of Fame.

    Presenter

    Jessica Matthews

    Founder & CEO, Uncharted

    Jessica O. Matthews is the Founder & CEO of Uncharted, an award winning, Platform as a Service company that helps cities and developers reduce the cost and complexity of deploying and managing last mile infrastructure.


    Jessica’s career started at the age of 19 with her invention of the SOCCKET, an energy-generating soccer ball. At the age of 22, Jessica founded Uncharted Power as a power solutions company before expanding to integrated infrastructure solutions.

    Jessica’s success in entrepreneurship led to a White House invitation from President Barack Obama to represent small companies for the signing of the America Invents Act in 2012. In 2016, she raised what was at the time the largest Series A round ever raised by a black female founder in history and was selected to ring the NASDAQ opening ceremony bell, representing all Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni. In 2021, Jessica was officially appointed by Secretary of Energy Jennifer M.Granholm to the Electricity Advisory Committee to advise the Department of Energy on the future of the smart grid and modernizing our nation's electricity delivery system.

    Jessica’s research and career center around the intersection of disruptive technology, renewable energy, human behavior, and the psychology of self-actualization. A dual citizen of Nigeria & the United States, Jessica has a degree in Psychology and Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is listed on over 12 patents and patents pending. Her list of accolades includes Fortune’s Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs, Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30, and Harvard University Scientist of the Year.

    Panelist

    Tiara Henderson

    Managing Director, Wells Fargo Bank, NA

    Tiara Henderson is a Managing Director in Corporate & Investment Banking’s (CIB’s) Diverse Segments Group. Tiara is the Diverse Segments Leader for CIB’s Commercial Real Estate business and the Head of the Women’s Segment for CIB. Tiara specializes in origination, structuring and the execution of strategic transactions for CRE clients.  Her transaction and markets expertise includes Balance Sheet Lending (Construction & Perm), Real Estate Capital Markets (CMBS & CLO), Commercial Loan Finance, Affordable Housing, Specialty Finance (Hospitality), REIT Finance, Senior Housing, Multifamily Capital (Freddie/Fannie Execution), and Commercial Mortgage Servicing.       In her current role, Tiara brings the full range of CIB’s services to corporate clients with concentrations of diverse stakeholders at the ownership, management, or customer levels. She is also responsible for developing strategies for building multi-dimensional client connections and partnerships that contribute towards positive outcomes for diverse market participants more broadly. In addition to her core client coverage responsibilities, Tiara is active in a broad range of Wells Fargo leadership roles. She is a member of Wells Fargo’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Council and Women Go Far.      Tiara joined Wells Fargo in 2013 and served as the lead underwriter for facilities totaling more than $3Bn.  Before joining the Wells Fargo team, she served in leadership and client coverage roles at Fifth Third and Banc of America Securities.  Tiara supports many community-based organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Communities in Schools which provides support for students to prevent school dropout.          Tiara earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Davidson College and her MBA from Queens University of Charlotte. She currently serves as a trustee at Davidson College and Cannon School.   

    Moderator

    Adam Ducker

    CEO, REE, RCLCO

    Adam Ducker is Chief Executive Officer of RCLCO and oversees the firm's Real Estate Economics and Management Consulting practices. Adam joined RCLCO in the mid-1990s as an associate directly after graduate school and learned the trade with the firm. He is a recognized expert in planning for organizational growth and talent management, capital strategy, investment analysis, market and financial analysis, and marketing of real estate assets. He has particular depth of expertise in high-density housing, retail/entertainment, and hotel/resort development. Adam is a member of the Executive Committee of RCLCO, which manages shared resources and oversees overall company strategy. He also sits on the board of the RCLCO Foundation. Adam is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from place-making, urban redevelopment, retail trends, and in-town housing. His writing has been widely published and quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Urban Land, Real Assets, among others. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Redevelopment and Reuse Council, and a board member of the Terwilliger Center for Housing. A native of the New York metropolitan area, Adam received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Columbia University.

    Panelist

    Dara Goldberg

    Assistant Director of Economic Development and Regional Planning, NYC Department of City Planning

    Dara Goldberg serves as the Assistant Director of Economic Development and Regional Planning at the NYC Department of City Planning, where she oversees the office's research program. Since 2017, she has been a lead author and analyst on reports, briefs, and data platforms characterizing the shifting geography of demographic, economic, housing, and mobility patterns in the NYC metropolitan region. Prior to Economic Development and Regional Planning, Dara served in City Planning's Executive Office, where she focused on special projects and external affairs. She also worked in the Hong Kong MTR Corporation's Property Division and at the New York-based urban planning and economic development consulting firm HR&A Advisors. She holds an MSc in Urban Planning with Distinction from the University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor's in Engineering and Studio Art from Dartmouth College.

    Presenter

    Forth Bagley

    Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (International) PA

    Forth Bagley, AIA NCARB Yale University, BA + Yale School of Architecture, M-Arch Since joining KPF in 2005, Forth has led the design and management of some of the most impactful urban projects in the world. He brings a programmatic emphasis to every project he leads, utilizing a communicative, collaborative, and engaged approach. Forth has a particular interest in issues of density, the intersection of public and private space, and the intricate programmatic relationships within the contemporary city. His experience across sectors, from boutique residential and hospitality complexes to headquarters and commercial projects, is focused on the successful realization of complex, mixed-use lifestyle districts and developments. As the leader of a number of KPF’s most significant works, including the retail and master planning of Hudson Yards in New York, the continuous development of Hong Kong’s Landmark and Victoria Dockside districts, and the massive new Changi Terminal 5 in Singapore, Forth is an expert at assembling and leading large teams of architects and consultants to deliver complicated city-defining projects. Other mixed-use projects include Shanghai’s DreamCenter district, One Bangkok in Thailand and large masterplans in Santa Clara and San Jose, California. His residential projects in California, Texas, Florida, Washington DC and New York, and his luxury hotel projects around the world are guided by his appreciation of mixed-use program as the driving force of the contemporary global city. Forth is a frequent speaker for organizations and conferences such as ULI, MIPIM, New York’s Urban Design Forum and CTBUH, sharing his expertise and passion for architecture that enhances the vitality of its city. He co-edited Perspecta 38 through the Yale School of Architecture, where he is a frequent guest critic and where he has twice taught as the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor. He has lectured at Yale a

    Panelist

    Robert Freudenberg

    Vice President, Energy and Environment Program, Regional Plan Association

    Robert Freudenberg is vice president of RPA's energy and environmental programs, leading the organization's initiatives in areas including climate mitigation and adaptation, open space conservation and park development, and water resource management. Rob has been with RPA since 2006 and prior to his current role, served as New Jersey director, where he managed the state program with a focus on sustainability planning and policy. Prior to joining RPA, Rob served as a coastal management fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he focused on coastal land use policies for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Rob holds a master's of public administration in environmental science and policy from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor's in environmental biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

    Panelist

    Alexis Lowell

    Senior Vice President, Workplace Strate, JLL

    Alexis leads the Project and Development Services (PDS) team in Arizona and Nevada. With more than a decade of experience, Alexis serves some of the nation's most active markets for new construction and tenant relocations and expansions. Throughout her career, Alexis has served as designer, design manager and design director for projects in the office, industrial, retail, healthcare, and multi-family sectors. Alexis strives to create spaces that integrate the physical and virtual world, facilitate human connection, tend to our collective well-being, and provide equitable experiences that benefit people, organizations, and the communities in which they reside.

    Panelist

    Ken Rosen

    Chairman, Rosen Consulting Group

    Ken Rosen is Chairman of Rosen Consulting Group, a real estate market research firm, Chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and Professor Emeritus and California State Chair of Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Rosen is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the board of directors of several non-profit and for-profit entities that deal with real estate finance and development. He was appointed to the Economic Advisory Board to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce by President Ronald Reagan. He has testified on numerous occasions before various United States Senate and United States House of Representatives committees, and the California Senate Judiciary Committee on housing policy issues. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN, the Today Show and PBS discussing real estate issues. He has been widely quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Business Times. He has authored over 100 articles and four books on real estate and real estate finance.

    He was formerly the Chairman and founder of Rosen Real Estate Securities LLC (RRES), and Chairman, founder and portfolio manager of Lend Lease Rosen Securities, both REIT money management firms. Also, Mr. Rosen served as the special real estate advisor to The Davos World Economic Forum, and from 1985-1990 he was Consultant/Managing Director of Salomon Brothers’ Real Estate Research Department. Mr. Rosen received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.A. with highest honors from the University of Connecticut in 1970. He was a Professor of Economics at Princeton University. Ken has played in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament thirteen times and made the cut three times.

    Panelist

    Tammy Jones

    Chief Executive Office and Founder, Basis Investment Group

    Tammy K. Jones has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Throughout her entire career, Ms. Jones has invested in and loaned on CRE assets (with a focus on multifamily and office) on behalf of large pension funds and institutional investors, including Equitable Real Estate (largest pension fund advisor and investment management firm at the time), GMACCM and CWCapital. Ms. Jones is a seasoned veteran in CRE investments, capital markets, and structured finance. Since 2009, Ms. Jones has served as both Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Basis Investment Group (Basis), a multi-strategy commercial real estate investment platform and lender that acquires and originates a variety of senior mortgage loans, preferred equity and joint venture equity positions on behalf of its investors. Under the leadership of Ms. Jones, Basis has succeeded in closing over $6 billion in multifamily and commercial real estate debt and equity related investments across the United States. Ms. Jones currently serves as Chair of the Board of Veris Residential Inc., formerly Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: VRE) and formerly served as Lead Independent Director since June 2020, is an Independent Director for Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI), is the Chair of the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC), is a member of the President's Council of Cornell Women (PCCW), is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, is on the Advisory Board for NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate and is the Vice-Chairman of Basis Impact Group Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a pipeline of women and minorities in commercial real estate. Ms. Jones was named one of Real Estate Forum's Best Bosses in 2023, recognized among Savoy magazine's Most Influential Black Corporate Directors in 2021, selected as one of Crain's New York Business' Notable Black Leaders and Executives of 2021, received the 2020 Cornell Baker Industry Leader Award, received the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) 2019 Finance Catalyst Award and was recognized as one of The Network Journal's 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business in 2017. Ms. Jones holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate Finance from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

    Panelist

    Tammy Jones

    Chief Executive Office and Founder, Basis Investment Group

    Tammy K. Jones has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Throughout her entire career, Ms. Jones has invested in and loaned on CRE assets (with a focus on multifamily and office) on behalf of large pension funds and institutional investors, including Equitable Real Estate (largest pension fund advisor and investment management firm at the time), GMACCM and CWCapital. Ms. Jones is a seasoned veteran in CRE investments, capital markets, and structured finance. Since 2009, Ms. Jones has served as both Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Basis Investment Group (Basis), a multi-strategy commercial real estate investment platform and lender that acquires and originates a variety of senior mortgage loans, preferred equity and joint venture equity positions on behalf of its investors. Under the leadership of Ms. Jones, Basis has succeeded in closing over $6 billion in multifamily and commercial real estate debt and equity related investments across the United States. Ms. Jones currently serves as Chair of the Board of Veris Residential Inc., formerly Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: VRE) and formerly served as Lead Independent Director since June 2020, is an Independent Director for Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI), is the Chair of the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC), is a member of the President's Council of Cornell Women (PCCW), is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, is on the Advisory Board for NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate and is the Vice-Chairman of Basis Impact Group Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a pipeline of women and minorities in commercial real estate. Ms. Jones was named one of Real Estate Forum's Best Bosses in 2023, recognized among Savoy magazine's Most Influential Black Corporate Directors in 2021, selected as one of Crain's New York Business' Notable Black Leaders and Executives of 2021, received the 2020 Cornell Baker Industry Leader Award, received the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) 2019 Finance Catalyst Award and was recognized as one of The Network Journal's 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business in 2017. Ms. Jones holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate Finance from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

    Presenter

    Joy Sinderbrand

    NYC Housing Authority

    Joy Sinderbrand manages the New York City Housing Authority’s Capital Programs under the Asset & Capital Management Division. Capital Programs is delivering historic levels of investment to public housing residents by incorporating innovative building materials, construction methods, and technology. Leveraging in-house experience with industry best practices, the new vertical is responsible for project delivery that has increased four-fold in the past few years. Previously, Joy was the Vice President of the Recovery and Resilience Department, which invested almost $3 billion repairing lasting damage from Superstorm Sandy and investing in precedent-setting resilience elements protecting structure and infrastructure at 35 developments housing over 60,000 low-income New Yorkers. Her background in major capital projects includes Port Authority of New York and New Jersey efforts to increase capacity at New York’s Penn Station and redevelopment of the World Trade Center. She holds a joint master’s degree in Public Affairs and Urban & Regional Planning from Princeton University and a BA from the University of Maryland Honors College.

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    Drew Conway

    Managing Director, Two Sigma Investments

    Drew Conway is a prominent data scientist, entrepreneur, author, and speaker. He's built companies and has advised and consulted on the applications of data science and engineering across many industries. Ranging from fledgling startups to Fortune 100 companies, as well as academic institutions and government agencies. Drew joined Two Sigma in 2019, and is a Managing Director and Head of Data Science for Two Sigma Private Investments Group. He leads the research and development of tools designed to directly support the investment process across all of Two Sigma's private investment businesses, including venture capital, private equity, and real estate. He is well known for the development of the Data Science Venn Diagram, which outlines how data scientists fit into the data analytics ecosystem. Drew is also the author of "Machine Learning for Hackers," a popular introductory text on machine learning techniques. Drew is recognized for his work in the NYC technology community, where he co-founded DataKind (2011), a global non-profit network of pro bono data scientists. Drew is a former senior advisor to the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics for the City of New York, and he previously served as an advisor to Mortar Data (acquired by Datadog in 2015) and YHat (acquired by Alteryx in 2017). In 2015, Drew founded Alluvium to bridge the gap between industrial machine data and the business and consumer users who use this data to make better decisions. He served as CEO and was the driving force behind the company's vision and growth, until its acquisition in 2019. Drew was awarded the MacCracken Fellowship and earned a PhD in Politics from New York University in 2013. He also earned a BA in Computer Science from Hamilton College in 2004. Drew started his career as a computational social scientist in the U.S. intelligence community, supporting the U.S. counter-terrorism mission.

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    Jordan Goldstein

    Co-CEO, Gensler

    Jordan Goldstein, Co-CEO of Gensler and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, is an award-winning architect who uses design to help clients unravel complex problems and craft relevant solutions that evolve their businesses and brands. Gensler is widely recognized as the world’s largest collaborative design firm, with 53 locations and more than 6,000 professionals networked across the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Throughout his 28-year career, Jordan has been involved in further defining the skyline of global cities with projects like Beijing’s twin 725-foot CP Towers and Bangkok’s 60-story Magnolias Ratchadamri Tower. Jordan has also provided design vision and leadership on projects that range in scale from China’s Duke Kunshan University campus to Marriott’s new global headquarters outside of Washington, DC. Jordan’s projects have won numerous national and local awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and NAIOP, among others. His work has also appeared in various periodicals, including Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, Architect, Interior Design, Contract, US News & World Report, Washington Business Journal, and The Washington Post. In addition to being recognized for his design skills, Jordan has been honored for his leadership. In recent years, he was included on the Washington Business Journal’s “Power 100” list of the most influential area business leaders and was recognized as one of the top 25 innovators in the Washington, DC area. Jordan is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association. An advocate of helping the next generation of architects prepare for tomorrow, Jordan has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Master in Architecture, and has been the Kea Professor at the University of Maryland, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

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    Seydina Fall

    Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

    Seydina M. Fall is a senior lecturer in finance at Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. His professional background includes leadership in real estate and valuation consulting. Mr. Fall’s work often focuses on the future of cities, including the delivery of public infrastructure projects in both developed and emerging markets. His teaching explores issues of project financing (including public-private partnerships), economic development, investing in resilience to address climate-related challenges, and the use of technology to improve new infrastructure and to make old infrastructure more efficient. His most recent publication is “Mboolo – Centre for Fair Trade and Exchange” for the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s Hospitality Challenge (August 2020). He graduated summa cum laude from New York University and holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Yale School of Management. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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    Daniel Nissenbaum

    Chief Executive Officer, Low Income Investment Fund

    Daniel A. Nissenbaum is Chief Executive Officer of the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF). LIIF is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that has invested $3.1 billion in community projects. LIIF also encompasses the National Affordable Housing Trust, a mission-driven nonprofit syndicator of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, in which LIIF has a controlling interest. Together with NAHT, LIIF has $2 billion in assets under management, and maintains an "A" rating with S&P. Established 38 years ago, LIIF has served more than 2.4 million low income people by providing capital for 89,000 affordable homes for families and children, 313,000 spaces of child care and 107,000 spaces in schools. LIIF targets the poorest of the poor and builds bridges out of poverty for low income people and their communities. LIIF is a national CDFI with staff and offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. Prior to assuming the leadership of LIIF, Mr. Nissenbaum was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he oversaw Community Reinvestment Act compliance for the firm's Urban Investment Group and capital investment for the 10,000 Small Businesses program. Previously, he also held real estate and community development finance positions at Chemical Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank Community Development Corporation (CDC), JPMorgan CDC, Merrill Lynch, and HSBC Bank. In these roles, Mr. Nissenbaum was involved in debt and equity financings, including construction lending, revolving credit facilities and other community development transactions for for-profit and non-profit intermediaries. He holds positions on several boards including the Morgan Stanley Community Development Advisory Board, National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, the National Housing Conference, MPact (formerly Rail~Volution), and Invest Detroit. Mr. Nissenbaum earned a Bachelor's Degree from Grinnell College and a Master's of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

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    Andrea Wenner

    Director of Investor Relations and Strategic Partnerships, MSquared

    Andrea is the Director of Investor Relations and Strategic Partnerships at MSquared, leading capital raising efforts and spearheading external partnerships. Prior to joining MSquared, Andrea was the Managing Director of Development & External Affairs and Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives at East Harlem Tutorial Program. While at EHTP, Andrea led a $45 million capital campaign and oversaw annual fundraising efforts, increasing giving by nearly 300%. She also spearheaded a $75MM project to build a high school, managed the ground-up development and opening of a $35MM PreK-8 school building, and launched the organization's Pre-K program. Previously, Andrea was the Founder and Executive Director of Out2Play, a non-profit organization that built 180 playgrounds in New York City public schools. Andrea oversaw the development cycle, raised over $35 million in public and private funding, and over the course of eight years, successfully fulfilled the organization's goal to build a playground for every NYC elementary school that needed one. Andrea received her B.A. from Yale University and her MBA from Columbia Business School. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Asphalt Green.

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    Mark Grinis

    Americas Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader, Ernst & Young, LLP

    Mr. Grinis is the Americas Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader for the firm’s $2 Billion-dollar real estate business with over 17,000 professionals worldwide. The practice is the leading provider of Assurance, Tax, Strategy and Transactions, and Consulting services to the real estate industry.

    Prior to this his current role, Mr. Grinis has served in several leadership positions for the firm, including the firm’s real estate Private Equity practice, M&A and Restructuring group, Central Region practice leader, and head of the Transaction Real Estate Group.

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    Hillary DeGroff

    Perkins Eastman

    Hillary offers 16 years of experience in the design of residential living, hospitality, and healthcare projects. A strategic thought leader within Perkins Eastman, she applies her knowledge of sustainable practices and thinking to all scales of work from community master planning to interior repositioning. Hillary has worked with both private developers and nonprofit providers, designing unique opportunities for placemaking that allow for experiences and social connection – two elements she feels create a successful environment. Recently, she has developed a strong interest in the convergence of living environments, specifically those touching on intergenerational models, and is exploring the concept of intergenerational living communities built into secondary prep schools' master planning. Hillary holds a curiosity that is ever-present in her research, as well as her design work. This curiosity paired with her own personal experiences is the backbone of her holistic approach to creating environments for people.

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    Sadhvi Subramanian

    US Bank

    Sadhvi is the Market Manager for the Commercial Real Estate East region, overseeing the bank's commercial real estate (CRE) activity in Boston, Washington DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. She has an established record of growing new markets, introducing innovative products and developing successful teams with a commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives in one of the largest banks in the country. Prior to joining U.S. Bank in 2021, Sadhvi spent 20 years at Capital One in CRE market leadership roles. Sadhvi is active in numerous industry and charitable organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, The Economic Club of Washington DC, the Federal City Council, Real Estate Lenders Association and the Urban Development and Mixed Use Council (UDMUC) Bronze Council for ULI. Sadhvi also serves on the board of Genesys Works, a not for profit that empowers underprivileged high school students. She is very active in the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and recently joined the Board for the organization.

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    Carlos Cerezo Davila

    Global Director of Sustainability, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)

    Carlos is a building science expert and the Global Head of Sustainability for KPF, where he leads the firm’s inhouse Building Performance Simulation team, KPF-EP, closely collaborating with design teams across the firm’s global network. His work focuses on coordinating firm-wide initiatives to minimize the environmental impact of KPF projects and operations through an “evidence based” approach, and developing new computational tools to incorporate carbon, energy, thermal, and daylight modeling in design. Carlos has led the sustainable design for some of KPF’s most ambitious projects, including a carbon neutral ready research campus for HKUST in Guangzhou, one of the first fully electric laboratory buildings in New York City, and climate resilient commercial waterfront district in Boston. Before joining KPF, Carlos worked as a Research Scientist and Instructor at MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab, collaborating with municipalities including Boston, Lisbon, and Kuwait to model and analyze building energy use patterns at an urban scale. Carlos is a licensed architect by the University of Seville (Spain, 2010), having practiced in Spain, Japan, and the United States. He also holds a Master’s from Harvard University (2013) and a PhD from MIT (2017). He has contributed to numerous research publications and has been a guest lecturer at MIT’s Center for Real Estate (MIT CRE) since 2022.

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    Kirk Goodrich

    Partner, Monadnock Development LLC

    Kirk has more than 30-years experience in the fields of community development, affordable housing finance and real estate development. Much of his initial experience was gained during an almost 10-year tenure overseeing the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) syndication business for Enterprise Community Investment in the New York Region. During that period, 12,000 units were financed in the region with approximately $1 billion invested. He currently serves as President at Monadnock Development LLC. Over the last decade, Monadnock Development has acquired or developed 46 projects containing more than 9,000 units with total development costs in excess of $3 billion. Kirk serves as co-host and co-executive producer, with Rafael Cestero, of The Housing Problem Podcast (https://thehousingproblem.com/). He also writes and speaks extensively on affordable housing policy and practice. Kirk is producing a feature-length documentary on the history and success of the Nehemiah Homeownership Program in Brooklyn, New York, which is set for a 2024 release. Education: - Bachelor of Science Degree Consumer Economics and Housing, Cornell University - Master of Urban Planning Degree, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Juris Doctor Degree, Fordham University School of Law

    Moderator

    Joe Brancato

    Chairman, Gensler

    Joe is Managing Principal for Gensler’s Northeast region and started the Latin American region. A previous Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors, he currently chairs the firm’s Executive Committee and oversees offices in New York; Boston; Morristown, New Jersey; and Toronto, and advises the firm’s Latin America region offices.

     

    With vision and focus, Joe has led Gensler into new markets, providing leadership to the architecture, urban planning, and design studios. He is a thought leader and regularly speaks on topics such as the future of cities, the urbanization of suburbia, and the evolution of office buildings. Joe is an active member of the AIA, ULI, CoreNet Global, and serves on the Board of the Urban Design Forum, the NY Chapter of NAIOP, and sits on the design advisory council for the University of Miami School of Architecture. He is a registered architect in 23 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Joe holds Bachelor’s degrees in Architecture and Urban Studies from the University of Maryland.

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    Andrew Kimball

    CEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation

    Andrew Kimball is President & CEO of New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he leads NYCEDC’s work growing an innovative and inclusive economy for all New Yorkers. Prior to his appointment in 2022, Andrew served as the CEO of Industry City, where he directed the transformation of the long-underutilized industrial facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Under his leadership, Industry City invested over $450 million in infrastructure and place-making initiatives, and grew thousands of jobs and hundreds of businesses, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

     

    Andrew previously served as President and CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, overseeing the transformation of the 300-acre former Naval ship-building facility into a national model for the creation of innovation-economy jobs, sustainability, and community partnerships.

     

    Prior to his time at the Navy Yard, Andrew served as director of operations for NYC2012, the privately funded bid to bring the 2012 Olympic Games to New York City, and as vice president of the New York Public Library.

     

    Up until his appointment to NYCEDC, Andrew sat on numerous boards, including the Coro New York Leadership Center, where he served as chair; Prospect Park Alliance; Gowanus Canal Conservancy; Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Citizens Budget Commission; and the NYS Regional Economic Development Council.

     

    He holds a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and is a graduate of the Coro Public Affairs Fellowship program. A life-long New Yorker, Andrew lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his wife, Sarah Williams, and two children.

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    Jordan Woodson

    Associate and Structural Engineer, Arup

    Jordan Woodson is an Associate Structural Engineer based in Arup's Washington DC office. Having joined the firmed in 2012, he has over ten years of experience in providing innovative structural solutions for a diverse array of building projects locally and internationally, including commercial and residential high-rises, bandshells, airports, and sculptures. He has strong analytical and modelling skills and is valued for developing tools and workflows to advance project delivery and coordination. Driven by technical excellence and design innovation, Jordan is a frequent collaborator across Arup offices, assisting in design reviews, project delivery, and staff mentorship. Recent notable projects include 17xM in Washington DC and the Houston Endowment Headquarters.

    Moderator

    Ron Insana

    Contributor and Senior Analyst, CNBC

    Russia’s actions toward Ukraine shifted the global political order—creating one more driver of economic uncertainty already compounded by the lingering effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, inflation, and more. Ron Insana has been connecting the dots to give his audience a clearer idea of what the economic future might look like. As a pioneering financial journalist, Ron has covered the most important economic stories of our lifetime over his nearly four decades on television.

    He even won an Emmy Award for his reporting about 9/11. Currently senior analyst and commentator with CNBC where he also served as anchor and correspondent since 1991, Ron also hosts The Market Score Board Report, a thrice-daily nationally syndicated radio program. He’s also written for Money magazine, USA Today, and authored four books on investing and reading the financial markets. In Ron’s speeches, he looks at how Wall Street, Main Street, and Washington are intersecting –and translates the market signals and political maneuvers into actionable information everyone can understand and use to protect what they have and navigate an uncertain future.

    Ron Insana was a trailblazer as one of the first financial journalists who launched the Financial News Network (FNN) in 1984. When FNN merged with CNBC in 1991, Ron continued to cover the most important stories affecting the financial markets as an anchor and correspondent on CNBC and on other NBC news outlets. In the process, he became one of the most visible reporters broadcasting financial news.

    Over the years, Ron became well-known for his high-profile interviews, which included Presidents Clinton and Bush; billionaire investors Warren Buffett, George Soros and Julian Robertson, among others; captains of industry like Bill Gates, the late Jack Welch and the late Steve Jobs; top economists, analysts and global heads of state, including former Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev and Jordan's Queen Rania.  During his broadcasting career, Ron has received numerous honors for his work. He was named one of the "Top 100 Business News Journalists of the 20th Century" and was nominated for a news and documentary Emmy Award for his role in NBC's coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

    Ron Insana has authored four books: How to Make a Fortune from the Biggest Bailout in U.S. History (2009); Traders Tales: A Chronicle of Wall Street Myths, Legends, and Outright Lies (1996), Trend Watching: Don’t Be Fooled by the Next Investment Fad, Mania, or Bubble (2002), and The Message of the Markets (2000). In addition to writing, contributing, and advising, Ron Insana is a highly regarded speaker on domestic and global economics, financial markets, and economic policy issues. He is also currently senior adviser at Schroders Investment Management.

    Panelist

    Cathy Pfeiffenberger

    Managing Director, Head of Development & Construction, Jamestown L.P.

    Catherine Pfeiffenberger is a Managing Director, Head of Development and Construction at Jamestown. Ms. Pfeiffenberger joined Jamestown in 2019 to head up the development and construction unit. She works with the team to expand the brand by focusing on development opportunities, either adaptive re-use or ground up developing, where Jamestown can deliver its' unique approach to creating new, vibrant mixed used communities. She has greatly expanded Jamestown's ground-up development capabilities, delivering the firm's first mass timber office building, flex living concept, and unique multi-family rental building designed for sophisticated adults, while also leading the redevelopment of One Times Square—the home of the New Year's Eve Ball Drop Celebration. In her previous role at Skanska, Ms. Pfeiffenberger was a founding member of the development group where she helped to establish the brand and grow the platform throughout the United States. Prior to her time at Skanska she held a number of positions in finance, public-private partnerships and economic development, including Managing Director at Lehman Brothers. Ms. Pfeiffenberger is the past Chairman of the Board of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, and has been involved with the Urban Land Institute Responsible Property Investing Council and the Green Building Advisory Committee for the New York Academy of Sciences. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany and completed an executive leadership program at IMD in Switzerland.

    Speaker

    Lauren Moss

    SVP, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vornado Realty Trust

    Lauren Brust Moss is the Senior Vice President – Chief Sustainability Officer at Vornado Realty Trust, where she oversees the Company’s industry-leading sustainability programs including initiatives focused on energy efficiency, green cleaning, waste diversion, technology and infrastructure, and healthy environments. Ms. Moss has more than 20 years of experience managing sustainability, energy and capital improvements for large-scale buildings and portfolios, and is recognized as an industry thought leader and advocate on green policy, regulation and compliance. Prior to joining Vornado, Ms. Moss was Senior Vice President at Adai, the administrator of the Fitwel certification program, and previously worked in the sustainability practices at engineering firms NORESCO and Steven Winter Associates. Ms. Moss is a member of the Board of NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) and is the Executive Vice President of the New York Energy Consumers Council. She earned an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree in Urban Planning from New York University.

    Moderator

    Ralph Rosenberg

    Partner, Global Head of KKR Real Estate, KKR

    Ralph Rosenberg joined KKR in 2011 and is a Partner and the Global Head of KKR's Real Estate Platform. Mr. Rosenberg is Chairman of the Board of Directors of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors of KKR Real Estate Select Trust, and a member of the Board of Directors of KKR Realty Japan Management. Prior to joining KKR, he was a partner at Eton Park Capital Management and managed his own firm, R6 Capital Management, which later merged into Eton Park. Previously, Mr. Rosenberg was a partner at Goldman Sachs. He holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and holds an M.B.A from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Rosenberg is a member of the Board of AFIRE, a Governor of the Urban Land Institute Foundation, and serves on the Brown University Investment Committee and the Investment Committee of the Urban Land Institute. He is a former Global and US Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, former Chair of the board of directors of the Pension Real Estate Association (“PREA”) and a former member of the board of directors of the PREA Foundation. He is an Emeriti Member of the Brown University Corporation and is an Honorary Trustee of the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, Illinois. He is also a former trustee of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Trust and a former trustee and former vice-chair of the board of directors of the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

    Panelist

    Martin Zurauskas

    nFusion

    As the Managing Director for nFusion, Martin leads the team responsible for Turnkey Project Delivery of Entertainment and Culture Projects. nFusion is part of the PCL family of companies. Trusted by clients around the globe, Martin has spent the past 30 years leading successful entertainment and leisure destination projects. Trained as an architect, Martin is an expert at implementing innovative project delivery solutions with the 'big picture' in mind while keeping his finger on the pulse of each project. With a razor-sharp sense for business and a discerning eye, Martin has managed successful projects across the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Martin is sought after to develop effective results-driven project delivery structures, often building teams from the ground up with an entrepreneurial approach and a focus on building a strong organizational culture. He has been responsible for multiple large-scale projects with capital budgets in excess of $1BN USD and maintains oversight on all nFusion's portfolio of projects. Prior to his work with nFusion, Martin served as Vice President of Project Development for The Lego Company where he established and managed the department responsible for global turnkey real estate, feasibility, design and development of LEGOLAND Parks and Brand Retail Stores.

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    Sabrina Unger

    American Realty Advisors

    Sabrina Unger, Managing Director, is the Head of Research & Strategy at American Realty Advisors and is responsible for leading the firm’s research initiatives and working closely with the firm’s Investment and Portfolio Management teams in developing investment analysis in support of new acquisitions and strategy implementation. Ms. Unger is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining ARA, Ms. Unger was a member of the Global Research team at Invesco Real Estate, charged with developing global portfolio strategies as well as authoring numerous thought leadership papers and contributing to the firm’s House View. Before that, she held positions as a member of the research team at Clarion Partners and as a top strategist for a sports entertainment company’s real estate divisions. She has been published in leading industry publications, including Real Assets Adviser, and the research publications of ANREV (Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles), NCREIF (National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries) and AFIRE (The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate). She served on the NAIOP Editorial Board for the 2016 – 2019 publication seasons, and currently serves as a member of the inaugural editorial board for Summit Journal, the official publication of AFIRE. She was also named a 2022 Woman of Influence by GlobeSt in the Investment Professional category. Ms. Unger holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a master’s degree from DePaul University and has completed certificate coursework at both New York University and the London School of Economics.

    Presenter

    Rebecca Becker

    Vice President, Environmental and Climate Adaptation, Equity Residential

    Rebecca Becker is the Vice President, Environmental and Climate Adaptation at Equity Residential, an S&P 500 company and real estate investment trust that owns or has investments in approximately 300 multifamily properties in urban and high-density suburban U.S. markets. Rebecca leads Equity Residential's environmental and energy management programs, in addition to its climate risk and adaptation program. She is experienced with advising on complex environmental matters to facilitate real estate transactions and management of multi-state and multimedia environmental risk programs. Rebecca is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) Sustainability Committee and The Seattle Office of Environmental and Sustainability Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that developed the City's Building Energy Performance Standards. Her tenure at Equity Residential includes roles in both the Investments and Legal organizations. Rebecca holds a B.S in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability.

    Panelist

    Josue Sanchez

    Senior Director, L+M Development Partners Inc.

    Josue is responsible for preservation acquisitions and developments nationally for Sena Affordable Communities, LMFM's national preservation platform. Josue began his career with L+M leading mixed-income, mixed-use development projects and acquisition efforts for over a decade. He has had a primary role on projects totaling over $650mm in development costs. Josue has been a key contributor in financing and executing complex transactions and engaging community stakeholders to successfully complete transformative projects. Josue was born and raised in the Bronx, has visited 45 countries, and serves as a board member of My Sisters' Place. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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    Chris Aiken

    Managing Director, MetLife Investment Management

    Chris Aiken is head of acquisitions for MetLife Investment Management’s (MIM) Real Estate group.  Chris is responsible for leading MIM’s acquisitions and development activity across the United States, on behalf of the MetLife general account as well as third-party institutional investors, including public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and insurance companies. 

     

    Before joining MIM, Chris was a Managing Director at Safanad, a principal investment firm, where he was responsible for leading all aspects of the investment lifecycle on behalf of multiple sector-based funds within the firm’s real estate strategies. These responsibilities included acquisitions, asset management, portfolio management and dispositions. Prior to joining Safanad, Chris was with BlackRock, where he held roles of increasing responsibility focused on real estate acquisitions including development, value-add and core strategies. At BlackRock, Chris was responsible for the sourcing, underwriting and execution of over $3 billion in real estate investments across multifamily, retail, office, industrial and land on behalf of institutional clients. Prior to BlackRock, Chris was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Salomon Smith Barney.  

     

    Chris holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College, where he studied Business Administration. Chris is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council, Urban Land Institute and Real Estate Executive Council, where he co-chairs the Membership Committee.  

    Panelist

    Mike Amoia

    Managing Director, MetLife Investment Management

    Michael Amoia is Head of Asset Strategy for MetLife Investment Management’s (MIM) Real Estate. He is responsible for High Yield Debt and Asset Strategies in the Debt Strategies group. Mike is a voting member of the Investment Committee.

     

    Prior to joining MIM in 2017, Mike originated senior mortgage and mezzanine debt loans for transitional real estate properties in various markets across the United States and analyzed underlying real estate collateral for potential loan portfolio acquisitions and various CMBS transactions at Marathon Asset Management. He also served as Co-Head of Real Estate Asset Management. Before joining Marathon, Mike was the Northeast Region Manager at Merrill Lynch Capital, held a variety of roles including new business originations, portfolio management and asset management at Heller Financial, and worked in the audit practice serving real estate and financial service clients at Arthur Andersen & Co.

     

    Mike earned a B.S. in Accounting from St. John's University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

    Panelist

    Seth Pinsky

    Chief Executive Officer, 92nd Street Y

    Seth Pinsky joined The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY), New York's global center for culture, connection and enrichment and the leading Jewish cultural and community center in the world, as Chief Executive Officer in January 2020. At 92NY, which is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding during 2024, Pinsky has overseen an institutional rebrand, the roll-out and implementation of a $200 million master redevelopment plan and the renewal and reimagination of 92NY's programming across its many departments. During the COVID-19 crisis, when 92NY, like its peers, was forced to shut down, the organization made the decision to put much of its programming online, developing a digital audience that today covers all 50 states and more than 200 countries, generating 42 million views in 2023 – an increase of 77% over the same period in 2022. Post-COVID, 92NY reopened its doors and now regularly welcomes over 3,500 people per weekday onto its Upper East Side campus. Meanwhile, in fiscal year 2023, digital revenues accounted for 1 out of every 8 dollars in programming revenue generated by 92NY thanks to 92NY's various digital platforms, including Roundtable, 92NY's innovative online platform for intellectually curious lifelong learners that features content from world-class instructors originated by 92NY, as well as 30 other cultural and educational institutions from across the United States. Previously, Pinsky was an EVP at RXR Realty, where he led RXR's efforts to invest in "emerging opportunities" in the New York region. Earlier, Pinsky oversaw the development of Mayor Bloomberg's $20 billion plan to protect New York from climate change impacts and, from 2008 to 2013, was President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Pinsky started his career as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and analyst at James D. Wolfensohn Inc. He graduated from Columbia College and Harvard Law.

    Panelist

    Anna Mackay

    Founder and Principal, Sister City

    Anna develops real estate under the Sister City shingle. Her urban infill placemaking responds to community need, whether that means converting a defunct midcentury gas station into a neighborhood food hall or delivering affordable multifamily housing at scale. Anna's work fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration and good vibes. She imagines a world where more Regular People are supported in their placemaking pursuits. She practices in Portland, Oregon.

    Panelist

    Josh Panknin

    Director, Real Estate AI Research & Innovation, Columbia Engineering - IEOR

    Josh is currently a member of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Business Analytics and Financial Technology (https://fabulys.engineering.columbia.edu/) where he serves as the Director of Real Estate Artificial Intelligence Research & Innovation in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (“SEAS”) at Columbia University. He joined Columbia in 2016 and is the former Director of Real Estate Technology Initiatives at SEAS.  His focus is on using practical applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to address inefficiencies and create new capabilities within real estate. In addition, he currently teaches the "Artificial Intelligence in Real Estate" executive education course at Columbia University.

    Prior to academia, Josh spent 12 years in various roles in real estate.  He was Head of Credit Modeling and Analytics at Deutsche Bank’s secondary CMBS trading desk where he helped develop and implement automated models for CMBS loan and bond valuation.  He also worked at the Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group and in various other roles in research, acquisitions, and redevelopment.  Josh has a master’s degree in finance from San Diego State University, a master’s degree in real estate finance from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, and is currently pursuing degrees in applied mathematics and data science at Columbia University.

    Panelist

    Tracey Knuckles

    Practice Lead, Arts and Culture, Bloomberg Associates

    Tracey Knuckles joined Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2016 and works on arts philanthropy and consulting for cities around the world on cultural projects with Bloomberg Associates including Athens, London, Milan, and Chicago. Her portfolio consists of a range of multi-disciplinary projects that include creative space development, public art, grant-making, and public-private partnerships. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Tracey served in leadership at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs for ten years, most recently as Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel, managing the agency's core operations and guiding a host of strategic reforms and programmatic initiatives with cultural organizations. She also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for five years in the Eastern District of New York, and as a litigator in private practice. Tracey earned a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Virginia.

    Panelist

    Daniel Fenton

    Sr. Director, Product Management, JLL Technologies

    Daniel Fenton is a Senior Director of Product Management at JLL, where he spearheads the company's AI initiatives. An alumnus of Georgia Tech with a master's degree in Applied Economics, Daniel's real estate journey began with JLL, where he helped to create Blackbird - the property visualization application. His commitment to innovation in analytics led him to Esri, where he played an instrumental role in developing ArcGIS Hub, today the premier global open data platform for geospatial information. Leveraging cross-disciplinary expertise in software engineering and product management, Daniel returned to JLL in 2019 to drive the development of advanced market intelligence solutions, underscoring his dedication to infuse real estate with cutting-edge technology. With his passions for real estate and technology, Daniel continues to push the industry into the future.

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    Tom Wright

    President, Regional Plan Association

    Tom Wright is president and CEO of Regional Plan Association (RPA), the nation's oldest independent metropolitan research, planning and advocacy organization. A private, non-profit corporation, RPA improves the prosperity, infrastructure, sustainability, health and quality of life of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region by researching and preparing long-range plans and advocating for their implementation. In 2017, Tom led the production of RPA's landmark Fourth Regional Plan, which proposed 61 recommendations to reform public institutions; modernize transportation systems; tackle the challenge of climate change; and provide affordable and livable communities for all the region's residents. RPA is now working to implement the major ideas in the plan, such as charging all drivers to enter the Manhattan CBD; cutting carbon emissions and scaling up renewable energy sources; creating healthy, affordable housing in every community; modernizing the NYC subways; and building a the Gateway tunnel under the Hudson River connected to a renovated and expanded Penn Station. Tom is a frequent public speaker and commentator on regional governance, economic growth and development, transit investments, and other policy issues. Prior to being named RPA's president in 2015, Tom was RPA's executive director. In his 20+ years with the organization, Tom has participated in many key RPA initiatives, including the historic Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks; the campaign to create a mixed-use district at Manhattan's Hudson Yards; the protection of the New Jersey Highlands; a vision plan for the City of Newark and The Constant Future, a public exhibition in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall which celebrated RPA's Centennial. Tom was also in charge of producing A Region at Risk, RPA's third plan published in 1996. In January, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy appointed Tom as the Chairman of the New Jersey State Planning Commission. A visiting lecturer at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Tom has a master's in urban planning from Columbia University and a bachelor's in history and a certificate in American Studies from Princeton University.

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    Allison Ladd

    Deputy Mayor & Director, Economic and Housing Development, City of Newark

    Allison Ladd spearheads Newark’s housing and development efforts. Under her leadership, Ms. Ladd has focused on implementing Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s equitable growth strategy:  harnessing the many billions of dollars of new investment in Newark to create opportunities for all residents and businesses.

     

    She came to Newark after serving as Deputy Director of the Washington, DC Department of Housing and Community Development Department (DHCD). Deputy Mayor Ladd assumed her new role in Newark with the intention of furthering Mayor Baraka’s work to create a culture of participation and inclusion that enables inequality to be replaced by equitable opportunity, prosperity and growth, rather than the gentrification and displacement that has happened elsewhere. She has done exactly that.

     

    In Newark, Allison Ladd has led the development of new policies, programs and financing tools to preserve and expand affordable housing, minimize foreclosures, prevent evictions, help residents purchase their first homes, transform abandoned properties into neighborhood assets, and create mixed income housing through inclusionary zoning.  She oversees the city’s new Equitable Growth Commission and is Board Chair of Invest Newark, formerly the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (N.C.E.D.C.), the quasi-governmental organization charged with strengthening Newark’s small businesses, implementing the city’s new land bank and operating the nation’s fastest broadband fiber network.

     

    With the arrival of the COVID-19 crisis, Ms. Ladd focused her department on creating new programs to minimize the economic impact of the virus on Newark’s already struggling residents and small businesses.

     

    As Deputy Director of the Washington, DC DHCD, Allison Ladd led a 180-person agency with over a $300 million annual budget. There Ms. Ladd spearheaded the transformation of a team that today is an award-winning agency.  She effectively executed the financing of real estate development projects with loans in excess of $830 million. In addition, Ms. Ladd led the development of programs that preserved affordable housing to help generations of District residents remain in a high cost city.

     

    Before joining DC DHCD, Ms. Ladd served as the Associate Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency; Chief of Staff of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development; the Director of the Maryland Governor’s Housing Policy Commission; and the Special Assistant to the Director in Prince George’s County (MD) Department of Housing and Community Development.

     

    Ms. Ladd holds a Masters of Community Planning from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and a Bachelor of Arts (emphasis on Urban Studies) from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. She is a Korean- American from New England who enjoys cooking and traveling.

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    Victoria Oestreich

    Senior Manager, Urban Land Institute

    Victoria Oestreich is a Senior Manager with the Urban Land Institute (ULI)'s Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate where she advances a wide array of programming and research focused on the intersections of sustainability, health equity, and the built environment. Victoria is the lead author of an upcoming ULI publication focused on the real estate industry's adoption of healthier and more sustainable building materials. Prior to joining the C&I team, Victoria worked at ULI Northwest in Seattle, where she organized and participated in nearly a dozen Technical Assistance Panels, helped facilitate the curriculum for numerous leadership programs, and produced a wide variety of educational events for the District Council. She holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and a B.A. in Psychology, both from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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    Kelly Nagel

    Residy

    Kelly Sewell Nagel is the head of residential for EDENS, a leading national owner, developer, and steward of more than 100 open-air retail and mixed-use places in high-growth markets coast to coast. Prior to joining EDENS, Kelly was the founder and managing partner of Residy, a multifamily investment management platform, and was responsible for acquisitions and asset management of the venture's investment portfolio. She has broad experience in multifamily operations, development, and investments in both publicly traded REITs and privately held firms and has developed and asset managed thousands of apartment units. Kelly also serves as an adjunct professor and executive in residence for the Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. She resides in McLean, VA, with her three children.

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    Bernice Rosenzweig

    OSilas Endowed Professor in Environmental Studies, Sarah Lawrence College

    Bernice R. Rosenzweig is the Osilas Endowed Professor of Environmental Science at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. She teaches courses on Geospatial Data Analysis, Natural Hazards, Climate Change, and Watersheds and conducts research on resilient urban water systems. Her current work focuses on climate change, extreme rain and flooding. Rosenzweig serves as co-lead of the Flooding Working Group of the New York City Panel on Climate Change. She received a B.S. in Environmental Geology from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University.

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    Charles S. Maggio, AIA, NCARB

    Vice President | North America Healthca, Turner & Townsend Healthcare

    Charles has over 30 years of experience having worked as a practicing architect, hospital facilities executive and owner's representative consultant. His architectural background and consulting expertise allow him to evaluate challenges and develop strategic solutions that position clients for success in today's dynamic healthcare market. He is based in New York City and leads operations for Turner & Townsend Healthcare's project management services business and provides executive oversight for clients in the Northeast with complex projects. Charles is a Vice Chair of the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) for the 2026 Guidelines for the Design & Construction of Healthcare Facilities after previously serving as a Steering Committee member and co-chair of the Benefit-Cost Committee for the 2022 Guidelines and as a member of FGI's Health Guidelines Revision Committee for the 2014 & 2018 Guidelines. He also assisted in the development of FGI's comprehensive Emergency Conditions 2021 white paper. 

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    Kate Gavriel

    Director, Cultural Affairs, Two Trees Management

    Kate Gavriel is the Cultural Affairs Director at Two Trees Management Co, a family-owned, Brooklyn-based real estate development firm founded in 1968 that has owned, managed, and developed a portfolio worth more than $3 billion in real estate, including more than 6,000 apartments and over 3 million square feet of office and retail space throughout New York City. Since 2011, she has worked with Two Trees to develop their arts- and education-focused philanthropic programs, engaging community stakeholders to create and support cultural programs and spaces that contribute to the prosperity of neighborhoods and local economies. These programs include curating public art commissions and cultural programming, developing cultural spaces, providing affordable workspace for artists and arts nonprofits, and distributing over $3.5M to public schools in Brooklyn. In her professional experience working with artists, arts organizations and galleries, civic groups, and real estate developers, she advocates a holistic understanding of the artworld ecosystem and encourages partnerships and collaboration across industries. A Chicago native, Gavriel attended Wesleyan University (CT), and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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    Sadie McKeown

    President, CPC

    Sadie McKeown President The Community Preservation Corporation A seasoned leader with 30 years of history at the company, Sadie McKeown leads the development and implementation of CPC's growth strategy and oversees the company's field offices, its construction lending, initiatives, and its equity and impact investing platforms. Sadie also works closely with the President of CPC Mortgage Company, CPC's Agency lending subsidiary, to align the company's products and solutions under the CPC brand. Sadie brings an eye toward collective solutions to addressing the capital challenges facing disinvested communities. Having spent two decades as a CPC loan officers and harnessed dozens of municipal tools and public subsidy programs to drive affordable, sustainable multifamily development and economic revitalization, Sadie has developed a passion and skill for aligning private resources and government priorities for impact and change. Across a decade of executive leadership at CPC, Sadie has been a driving force in the company's growth and success. Sadie built and continues to lead CPC's sustainability platform, focused on driving higher performance, resilient, healthier housing and creating economic opportunity in disadvantaged communities. Under Sadie's leadership, CPC is administering the $250 Million Climate Friendly Homes Fund, aiming to electrify 10,000 units of housing in partnership with New York State. Sadie also oversees the ACCESS fund to strengthen and support BIPOC developers. As a board member of the New York State Housing Finance Agency, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation, Sadie works to align climate and affordability in the multifamily space.

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    Katie Wholey

    Arup

    Katie Wholey, AICP, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Resilience Consultant and Urban Planner in Arup’s Boston office, specializing in climate risk and resilience and post-disaster recovery. Katie has more than a decade of experience working with clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors to evaluate their climate-related risks and develop holistic strategies to enhance their resilience to natural hazards and climate change impacts. Katie’s global experience includes climate adaptation planning and design, multi-hazard vulnerability and risk assessments, climate justice and social equity analysis and integration, disaster recovery planning and policy, Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) strategy, and net zero planning, She has extensive project management experience managing projects across the Property, Energy, Cities, and Resilience markets, ranging from planning-level studies and analysis through more detailed design and implementation. Internally, Katie also serves as the global learning manager for Arup’s Resilience Skills Network. Her previous employment with the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery included managing the multi-million-dollar Condo/Coop Recovery Program, focused on developing innovative policy solutions and strategies for housing recovery in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Katie is a member of the ULI Boston/New England Climate Resilience Committee, the ULI National Coastal Forum Steering Committee, and has presented at and served on the ULI Resilience Summit Programming Committee.

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    Joe Azelby

    Head of Real Estate & Private Markets, UBS

    Joe Azelbyjoined UBS Asset Management as Head of Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) in March 2019. In this role he is responsible for the combined real estate, infrastructure and private equity asset management businesses that invest directly into real assets, unlisted funds, listed real estate securities as well as multi-manager solutions globally.
    Joe is a member of the UBS Asset Management Executive Committee.
    Joe was the CEO of JP Morgan’s Global Real Assets Investment Group from 1998-2017. He led the transformation of their US real estate investment business into a leading, global real assets platform spanning private and public real estate, infrastructure and maritime/transport investments across the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.
    The Global Real Assets Group had 500 investment professionals managing over USD 90 billion in assets spanning office buildings, shopping malls, apartments, warehouses, airports, toll roads, hospitals, wind farms, solar fields, water, gas and electric utilities and other operating assets.
    In 2012, Joe conceptualized and co-authored “The Realization” white paper that correctly predicted and explained the increasing allocations to real asset investments.
    Prior to joining UBS Asset Management, Joe spent fourteen months at Apollo Global Management as Senior Partner and Head of Real Assets and a member of the firm’s management committee. During his tenure he reshaped Apollo’s real estate organization and explored both investment and platform opportunities in the infrastructure and agriculture sectors.

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    Taylor Cabot

    Mass Timber Preconstruction Manager, Timberlab

    Taylor Cabot is a Preconstruction Manager with Timberlab. She trained as an architect and transitioned into construction when a mission to build community-minded and resilient structures led her to embrace mass timber. After joining the timber movement in 2014, she quickly became involved in the some of the most innovative and boundary pushing mass timber projects in North America. Most notably, her work on Carbon12 in Portland, Oregon garnered her a Women of Vision award. With Swinerton and now, Timberlab, Cabot has continued to push the mass timber envelope managing Ascent, the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world and Heartwood, the first Type VI-C project in the US. She has over 15 years of project management experience in construction, a decade solely in mass timber, and has delivered over a million square feet of timber structures. A noted speaker, she has presented at numerous conferences on the benefits of mass timber and the use of trade partners in preconstruction.

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    Laurie Cumbo

    Commissioner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA)

    Laurie Cumbo was appointed as the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of New York by Mayor Eric Adams in March 2022. Laurie Angela Cumbo previously served as majority leader in the New York City Council and represented the City Council's 35th district for eight years. She wrote over forty laws and resolutions in that role, including creating the first-ever Mayor's Office to End Gun Violence and the Mayor's Office of Victim Services. Cumbo focused her career on institution building and worked diligently throughout her tenure in the City Council to secure permanent cultural homes for the Noel Pointer Foundation, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Center, the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, African Voices Magazine, Creative Outlet Dance Company, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), 651 Arts, the Brooklyn Music School, The Brooklyn Pride Center and Digital Girl. Prior to her time in the City Council, Cumbo founded MoCADA in Brooklyn and previously worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the High Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Children's Museum. At MoCADA, Cumbo was instrumental in expanding the museum to a newly renovated space at the James E. Davis 80 Arts Building in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and pushed to build a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art museum into its new home in the BAM South Building in partnership with BAM, The Brooklyn Public Library, and 651 Arts. Cumbo is a lifelong Brooklynite. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Spelman College and a Master of Arts degree in Visual Arts Administration from New York University.

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    Robert Jue

    Standard Real Estate Investments

    Robert Jue is Chief Executive Officer of Standard Real Estate Investments, where he focuses on day-to-day decision making, as well as strategy, execution, and business operations.

     

    Prior to forming Standard, Robert was a Senior Managing Director with CBRE Investment Management, where he was the Portfolio Manager of a successful ten-year fund franchise, Head of Development Investments in the Americas, Co-Chair of the Americas ESG Committee, and a member of the Americas Leadership Board.

     

    During his time at CBRE Investment Management, Robert also served on the board of directors for Wood Partners, a vertically integrated multifamily development and operating company.

     

    He has 18 years of experience in the real estate industry and started his career as an appraiser with CBRE.

     

    Robert earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCLA.

     

    A native of Oakland, California, he currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and three children.

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    Teresa Moroseos

    Post-Doctoral Scholar, Integrated Design Lab, University of Washington College of Built Environments

    Teresa Moroseos is a researcher at the Integrated Design Lab (IDL) in the University of Washington's (UW) College of Built Environments and a Teaching Associate in the Department of Architecture. She is also a licensed architect in the state of Washington. Her research focuses on optimizing energy use, daylighting, indoor air quality, and the operational lifecycle impacts of buildings. In her role at the UW IDL, she also works as a consultant on design projects throughout the United States and provides technical expertise to improve daylighting and energy performance for retrofits and new construction.

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    Jessy Ledesma

    Founder and Principal, HomeWork Development

    Jessy Ledesma is the Founder and Principal of HomeWork Development and co-developer of Shortstack Housing. Jessy founded HomeWork Development in early 2021 with a vision to build a new model for inclusive and responsive housing development. Prior to HomeWork, Jessy was Director of Development at Beam Development and previously developed affordable housing for both for-profit ownership and non-profit ownership. Jessy has transacted over $200M in development volume across 18 projects. This includes over 600 affordable housing units and 200,000 SF of commercial developments.

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    Landon Taylor

    Chief Executive Officer, MacFarlane Partners

    Landon serves as chief executive officer for MacFarlane Partners' Investment Management Group, where he is chiefly responsible for the overall direction and growth of the firm's investment management companies. He chairs the firm's senior management committee and serves on the investment committee. Landon is a seasoned CEO, operator and corporate strategist, with more than 30 years of experience in creating new markets, increasing earnings, and strengthening the brand reputation of both emerging growth and large, complex businesses. Landon's unique combination of experiences also includes serving as a longstanding champion for ESG-related strategies that have a positive impact on urban communities. His prior roles include serving as president and CEO for a diverse set of businesses in the real estate, technology and financial services industries, including four ventures he led at First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), an $8 billion multi-national FORTUNE 500 real estate information services company. As co-founder of Legacy First Partners, Landon advised, raised capital, and built strategic partnerships for technology-driven impact companies and real estate developments, including Freedom West 2.0, a $2 billion mixed-use property redevelopment in the Fillmore district of San Francisco.

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    Shonda Wang

    Principal, SvN Architects + Planners

    Shonda Wang has more than thirty years of experience in community development and large-scale urban regeneration projects. With a thorough understanding of the complexity of all the component parts of urban design, Shonda specializes in developing connections between the public realm, the built environment, and urban infrastructure— most notably, transportation infrastructure. Her district and neighbourhood planning projects have created walkable and thriving communities. A Principal at SvN, Shonda leads the Vancouver design studio. Since joining the firm in 2012, Shonda's leadership has seen the firm expand its cross-disciplinary practice in Ontario, British Columbia, and Mexico. Shonda's work has won several awards for urban design. She has served as a trusted strategic advisor to prominent clients in both the private and public sector. She has led numerous pivotal and award-winning transportation and mobility-related projects, and she is known for her ability to direct complex, large-scale mobility and transit-oriented development (TOD) projects from concept design to construction, frequently leading engagement with multiple levels of stakeholders, including municipal, provincial and regional governments, landowners, and the public. She has advised both public- and private-sector clients, including multiple Provincial Ministries, Provincial and Regional Transit Agencies, and Municipal clients and interdivisional committees. Shonda holds a Master's of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of British Columbia. She is a Registered Professional Planner and member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. She currently serves as Vice Chair, DEI for the ULI Americas Transit Oriented Development Product Council and is a member of ULI's Women's Leadership Initiative Champion Team, the American Public Transportation Association and the TOD Steering Committee, and Lambda Alpha International.

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    Helen Foster

    Foster Strategy, LLC

    Helen is the owner and principal of Foster Strategy, LLC. She just completed a four-year tenure as Chair of the Urban Land Institute's Lifestyle Residential Development Council, which she also co-founded, and she is the immediate past Co-chair of the Global Wellness Institute's Wellness Communities and Real Estate Initiative. She's an advisor, speaker, and awards judge for organizations including ULI, Leading Age, NIC, and the Pacific Coast Builders Conference. In 2022, she was a panelist for the Wharton D.C. Innovation Summit and ULI's Charles H. Shaw Symposium on Urban Community Issues. Before launching her own company in 2008, Helen was Partner and Co-manager of the Boomer+ consumer division of the multinational communications firm, J. Walter Thompson. Her unique approach to development strategy is rooted in her 13-year tenure at JWT – an immersion in consumer-mindedness and branding expertise. Now with over 28 years of real estate experience, she helps developers and operators across the U.S. envision and deliver wholly new approaches to community development and resident life. She is best known for 20+ years of collaboration with two renowned, large-scale developments: Willow Valley Communities (Lancaster, PA, since 1996) and Rancho Mission Viejo (San Juan Capistrano, CA, since 2004), which have received countless awards for innovation and development excellence. For Willow Valley Communities – a Lifecare Type A community that is already home to more than 2,600 residents from 40+ states – Helen has worked extensively in strategic planning and marketing, most recently to support the organization's expansion into downtown Lancaster. She has taken a lead role in establishing and advancing a vision to master plan two significant sites – one, a complete revitalization of an historic (c. 1888), 45,000 sf market structure; and the second, a new 20-story, mixed-use tower on an urban infill site, which ultimately will be the tallest structure in Lancaster. Lancaster's Southern Market opened in February 2022, featuring a modern food hall with 12 chefs serving international cuisines, a full bar, coffee shop, flex and permanent offices, and community rooms. The mixed-use tower, Mosaic, is now fully entitled, with construction expected to begin by early 2025. Mosaic will include 146 age-qualified (55+) apartments, a full array of resort-grade amenities, and restaurants and retail that will be open to the public. Helen is immediate past Vice President of the Board at Willow Valley Communities, and she now serves as Member Emeritus. For Rancho Mission Viejo, Helen provides vital support to the development and marketing teams. Rancho Mission Viejo is entitled for 14,000 single-family homes on over 23,000 acres – 6.000 acres of which will be developed, with the remaining 17,000 acres set aside for permanent preservation. The plan integrates parks/trails, indoor/outdoor amenities, retail, commercial, traditional multi-family, and service-enriched communities. Rancho Mission Viejo engaged Helen in a strategic planning capacity in 2004, and its first home sold in 2013. Now with 5,000+ homes sold and occupied, The Ranch is widely recognized as an intergenerational community best practice. Helen is a recognized contributor to its success, and her role has expanded over the years – now encompassing research oversight and interpretation, visioning and direction setting, amenity planning and resident life, 55+ and all-age integration (neighborhoods and programming), and homebuilder support. A third long-time client, David Weekley Homes, engaged Helen in 2014 to prototype and launch the company's 55+ community brand, Encore. Now after years of successful launches, expansion continues with Helen's support. She helps to assess new land-acquisition opportunities, and she offers guidance on master-developer/builder partnerships, residential mix, development scope/scale, amenities, brand positioning, and resident policies and restrictions.

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    Dwight Stephenson

    Principal , Blue Vista Capital Management LLC

    Dwight Stephenson is a Principal at Blue Vista Capital Management. Dwight is responsible for overseeing the New Business Development function, which includes originating new transactions, cultivating operating partner relationships across the United States, and maintaining the transaction pipeline for the firm's Middle Market equity fund series. Prior to joining Blue Vista, Dwight was a Vice President with JLL's Capital Markets Group, where he focused on the acquisition, disposition and recapitalization of single tenant net leased retail, office and industrial assets totaling over $3.0 billion. A significant component of Dwight's transaction expertise stems from sale leasebacks, build-to-suit developments, and corporate surplus dispositions. He also developed extensive relationships with investors and developers throughout the United States. Dwight earned a BS in Business Management from the University of Notre Dame. He currently serves on the University of Notre Dame's Advisory Board for the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate.

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    Joe Ritchie

    Tishman Speyer

    Joe Ritchie joined Tishman Speyer in 2021 to drive business development with a specific focus on creating more diverse and inclusive communities and relationships across the firm’s platform. He also provides thought leadership on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion within company culture. Joe is a member of the global ESG Committee. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, Joe was Senior Vice President for development at Brandywine Realty Trust. He has also worked for Trammell Crow Company, Deloitte, and as the founding CEO of the City of Newark’s economic development corporation under Mayor Cory Booker. He sits on the executive committee of NAIOP Greater Philadelphia and is a founding board member of African American Real Estate Professionals of Philadelphia. He holds his BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MBA from Wharton.

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    Tracy Loh

    Fellow, Brookings Institution

    Tracy Hadden Loh is a Fellow with the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking at Brookings Metro, where she integrates her interests in commercial real estate, infrastructure, racial justice, and governance. She serves on the boards of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and Greater Greater Washington. Her most recent writing includes two co-authored chapters in Hyperlocal: Place Governance in a Fragmented World and a series on the future of downtowns, including what to do about public safety and adaptive reuse. She also previously served two years on the city council of Mount Rainier, a small town in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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    Andy Coelho

    Senior VP of Construction, Sunrise Senior Living

    Andy Coelho is Senior Vice President of Construction, Facilities & Design where he leads the design and construction of new communities and oversees the Design & Facilities team to ensure existing buildings are safe and comfortable while encouraging connection and community. Prior to joining Sunrise in 2004, Andy worked with architecture firm BeeryRio, which designed the Sunrise mansion prototype. This inspired him to want to see the design process through, from beginning to end, to make a better environment for residents, families, team members, and owners. Andy is committed to providing the very best atmosphere for the community teams to care for residents and focused on ensuring that the buildings look and feel residential, while simultaneously meeting complex code and life-safety requirements. Andy earned a master's degree in architecture from The University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Junho Pok

    CEO, IGISNEOVALUE, Asset Management

    Junho Pok currently serves as CEO of IGIS Neovalue Asset Management. His extensive industry leadership experience over 25 years in real estate development and investment brings outstanding outlook. He has invested over USD 5 billion of real estate assets across the market. Previously he was the head of Real Estate Development at IGIS Asset Management where he was responsible for commercial and residential real estate developments. He was overseeing and identifying investment opportunities in development projects and managing relationships with domestic and foreign investors. Prior to Joining IGIS, Mr. Pok was a managing director at Koramco REIT and Trust. He was the head at the domestic investment team, where he was responsible for all aspects of domestic development projects including deal sourcing, fund raising, due diligence, underwriting and project management. Mr. Pok earned his Master's degree and Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from Seoul National University.

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    Adam Ducker

    CEO, REE, RCLCO

    Adam Ducker is Chief Executive Officer of RCLCO and oversees the firm's Real Estate Economics and Management Consulting practices. Adam joined RCLCO in the mid-1990s as an associate directly after graduate school and learned the trade with the firm. He is a recognized expert in planning for organizational growth and talent management, capital strategy, investment analysis, market and financial analysis, and marketing of real estate assets. He has particular depth of expertise in high-density housing, retail/entertainment, and hotel/resort development. Adam is a member of the Executive Committee of RCLCO, which manages shared resources and oversees overall company strategy. He also sits on the board of the RCLCO Foundation. Adam is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from place-making, urban redevelopment, retail trends, and in-town housing. His writing has been widely published and quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Urban Land, Real Assets, among others. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Redevelopment and Reuse Council, and a board member of the Terwilliger Center for Housing. A native of the New York metropolitan area, Adam received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Columbia University.

    Moderator

    Kate Wittels

    Partner, HR&A Advisors, Inc.

    Kate Wittels is Partner at HR&A Advisors, an industry-leading economic development, real estate advisory, and public policy consulting firm. Based in New York, Kate works at the intersection of tech and city building helping clients build places, train people, and deliver infrastructure to make today's cities ready for tomorrow's opportunities. She provides real estate advisory, conducts impact assessments and develops programs and policies to support governments, developers and businesses on growing tech and innovation ecosystems in cities around the world. Working at the company, district, and city scales, Kate helps her clients leverage technology for economic development and to encourage more equitable urban environments. Prior to joining HR&A, Kate served as a Director of Corporate Real Estate for Sony where she managed real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and lease activity for a 20 million square foot portfolio. Kate earned a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Kate is on the board of the Regional Plan Association, the Center for an Urban Future and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.

    Moderator

    Karen Mahrous

    Senior Vice President and Head of ESG, Clarion Partners LLC

    Karen Mahrous is a Senior Vice President and the Head of ESG for Clarion Partners. Karen oversees the Firm's ESG strategy and implementation of initiatives, focusing on enhancing value and mitigating risk through continuing the Firm's progress on resilience, efficiency, diversity and health and wellness initiatives. She works cross-functionally to enhance and execute Clarion's ESG strategy. Karen joined Clarion Partners in 2021 and has been working in the industry since 2005. She is a member of the Fitwel Leadership Advisory Board, Urban Land Institute and Urban Green Council, and sits on multiple Customer Advisory Boards

    Panelist

    Alan Razak

    Principal and Co-founder, AR Spruce LLC

    Alan Razak is a senior advisor and co-founder of AR Spruce LLC, a Philadelphia-based company that plans, creates, and manages real estate. With more than 40 years of commercial real estate experience, Alan's expertise encompasses development and project management, finance, architecture, urban design and advisory services. His diverse real estate background includes managing the development process, both as owner and as owner's representative, and project types including residential, office and commercial, as well as data centers and other highly technical facilities. After years of principal positions in regional development and consulting firms, Alan started Razak Company in 2003, which in 2011 merged into AthenianRazak and in 2020 became part of the creation of AR Spruce. The combined firm has been responsible for the development of a large variety of projects in the Philadelphia region, ranging from innovative LEED-certified multifamily residential to the benchmark-setting professional sports training and headquarters complex for the Philadelphia 76ers. In its other two service arenas, the company has provided sophisticated and varied real estate advisory and analysis services for many of the region's most important businesses, institutions, nonprofits and governments, and its property management operations focus on ushering distressed assets from failure to restoration, something the firm has done through four market cycles for lenders, investors, owners, special servicers and the courts. Alan's professional pursuits, starting with his work as an architect in 1975, have always followed his eclectic mix of interests in the industry, from the minutiae of failed deal forensics to the big concepts of how we build better cities. He is deeply knowledgeable about the real estate development process, an expert in design and construction services procurement and contracts, a champion of responsible property investment and a vocal proponent of triple-bottom-line investment approach to real estate. As part of the ULI Learning faculty for over 20 years he has instructed thousands of real estate practitioners on these topics in locations around the world. His work and the work of AR Spruce have won multiple awards for excellence in design, construction and sustainability. Selected Affiliations: • Registered Architect, Pennsylvania • Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre: Chairman of the Board • Urban Land Institute, global: Global Governing Trustee; past Chair Responsible Property Investment Council, Chair of multiple Advisory Services Panels, DEI Council working group chair, and for over 20 years author and teacher of ULI Learning professional education workshops on a variety of real estate development topics • Urban Land Institute, local: Philadelphia District Council: current Governance Committee Chair, past Chair, past Chair of Mission Advancement • University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design: Lecturer, Design & Development Education: • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: S.B. in Arts and Design • University of Washington: Master of Architecture • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: MBA with a concentration in Real Estate

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    Maritza Pechin

    Head of Technical Assistance and Innovative Delivery, Build America Bureau

    Maritza Mercado Pechin, AICP leads Innovative Finance and Delivery technical assistance for the Build America Bureau at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She focuses on educating and expanding the capacity of public entities to develop and deliver projects with an innovative financing approach. She oversees three technical assistance grant programs, strategic partnerships, project workshops, and emerging projects agreements. Maritza was previously the Deputy Planning Director with the City of Richmond, Virginia where she worked across City departments to lead planning and redevelopment efforts, such as the Diamond District redevelopment, the City Center redevelopment, the US DOT-funded Reconnect Jackson Ward project, the HUD-funded Jackson Ward Community Plan, and the Mellon Foundation-funded Shockoe Heritage Campus. Maritza led the creation of the national award winning Richmond master plan, Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, consultant at AECOM, and development manager at Fulton Hill Properties, a Richmond-based infill developer. Maritza graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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    Ben Myers

    Senior Vice President, Sustainability, BXP

    Ben Myers is the Vice President, Sustainability, at Boston Properties (BXP), the largest publicly-traded developer, owner and manager of Class A office properties in the United States. He is responsible for sustainability and ESG strategy, implementation, reporting and stakeholder engagement. He has a genuine passion for sustainable real estate and is committed to disrupting the status quo as an industry leader on climate action, resilience, green building, renewable energy, healthy workspaces and urban ecosystems. He holds an M.A. in Urban Environmental Leadership from Lesley University and a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

    Moderator

    Karen Backus

    Principal & Co-Founder, U3 Advisors

    Karen Backus is Principal and Co-Founder of U3 Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate consulting and strategy firm. Among the highlights of her nearly 40-year career in commercial real estate, Karen served as lead project manager to Cornell University for the planning and development of Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, as well as to Columbia University during the planning phase of its Manhattanville campus, Karen is currently advising the Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services and the University of Toronto, among others. Prior to merging her firm to create U3 Advisors in 2014, Karen launched K. Backus & Associates in 1998, developing a unique and successful real estate consulting practice focused on serving universities and nonprofits. She also worked at Forest City Ratner Companies for two years and the NYC Economic Development Corporation for a decade. Karen serves as Vice Chair for the Urban Land Institute's University Development & Innovation Council.

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    Marta Schantz

    Co-Executive Director of the Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate, Urban Land Institute

    Marta Schantz is the Co-Executive Director of the Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate at the Urban Land Institute (ULI), which leads the global real estate industry in creating buildings and places where people and the environment thrive. Marta brings deep experience in the real estate sustainability market to lead and collaborate across organizations and stakeholders to achieve program goals and successes. Recent focus areas range from Building Electrification, to City/Real Estate Partnerships for Climate Policy, to Net Zero Buildings. Prior to this role, Marta was the Senior Vice President for the Greenprint Center for Building Performance at ULI, a research center and worldwide alliance of leading real estate leaders committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry – reducing carbon emissions, and increasing building value. Before her time at ULI, Marta worked at Waypoint Energy providing energy efficiency services to utilities and real estate, at Booz Allen Hamilton on the federal energy consulting team, and at the US Department of Energy’s Office of Cost Analysis. Marta is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Carbon Leadership Forum and is a Commissioner on the Alexandria VA Environmental Policy Commission. Marta has been recognized as an Energy + Environmental Leader 100, as well as an Association of Energy Services Professionals “One to Watch.” She holds a B.S. in Biological Engineering with a minor in Science Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    Jerome Nichols

    President & Co-Founder, Standard Real Estate Investments

    Jerome Nichols is President of Standard Real Estate Investments, where he is focused on new business development and investment sourcing, in addition to his involvement in all major decisions pertaining to the business. Prior to co-founding Standard Real Estate Investments, Jerome spent six years at CBRE Investment Management as a Senior Director and Deputy Portfolio Manager of the CBRE GI U.S. Development Partners Fund Series. In this role, he served as the lead development sourcing officer for CBRE GI Americas and sourced $6 billion in deal volume. He was actively involved in several initiatives at CBRE GI, including his role as the Chair of the Social Impact Counsel. In addition to his time at CBRE, Jerome spent six years with The Bozzuto Group, a vertically integrated multifamily development and operating company. He is also a former professional football player. Jerome is an Alumnus and active supporter of the Robert Toigo Foundation. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Wake Forest University. Jerome is from Prince George's County, Maryland and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two children.

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    Ben Myers

    Senior Vice President, Sustainability, BXP

    Ben Myers is the Vice President, Sustainability, at Boston Properties (BXP), the largest publicly-traded developer, owner and manager of Class A office properties in the United States. He is responsible for sustainability and ESG strategy, implementation, reporting and stakeholder engagement. He has a genuine passion for sustainable real estate and is committed to disrupting the status quo as an industry leader on climate action, resilience, green building, renewable energy, healthy workspaces and urban ecosystems. He holds an M.A. in Urban Environmental Leadership from Lesley University and a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

    Moderator

    Kyle Bolden

    US-East Region Market Segment Leader – Real Estate, Ernst & Young, LLP

    Kyle Bolden is a Senior Audit Partner in the Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction practice of Ernst & Young LLP (EY). He serves as the US-East Market Segment Leader for Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction.  In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all EY services lines – Assurance, Tax, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions.  


    During his over 25 years with EY, Kyle has served many of the Firm’s most prominent large and middle-market clients, including publicly traded REITs, private real estate operating companies, and private equity / alternative asset managers investing in real estate. Kyle serves as a thought leader and subject matter resource for corporate boards and management teams.  On a quarterly basis, he convenes public and private board members to provide tailored insight sessions on key governance issues such as innovation and transformation strategy, cyber risk and data privacy, supply chain management, investor relations, activism and engagement, sustainability/ESG, and current and emerging trends in AI.


    He is a prominent, sought out speaker in the real estate industry for thought leadership specifically on sustainability/ESG, technology, diversity, equity and inclusion, and mentorship and has presented and published extensively.  
    Kyle is a member of the ULI New York Advisory Board and the Technology and Real Estate Council (Blue Flight) as well as the ULI NY Awards for Excellence in Development committee.  EY is an Urban Visionary Sponsor for the ULI New York Gala.

    He is on the board of directors of REEC – Real Estate Executive Council, the preeminent professional trade association for Black and Latinx professionals working in the commercial real estate industry; is an advisor to The Real Estate Roundtable Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) and a member of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee; is a Nareit member, advisor, and frequent speaker. He is a current board director and member of the finance committee for SparkYouth NYC, a nonprofit that supports local organizations that are transforming the lives of NYC youth.


    Kyle earned a BS in Accountancy degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, is a member of the Dean's Board of Advisors and sits on the Council on Enrollment.  He is a licensed CPA in New York and New Jersey. 
     

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    Philippe Visser

    President, Office Development, Related Companies

    Philippe B. Visser is President of Related Office Development where he leads the company’s expansive commercial office development efforts nationally, focused on Related’s efforts to create the optimum 21st century workplace for its corporate partners and employees. Mr. Visser has led the execution of real estate projects and transactions valued at billions of dollars including the Hudson Yards project, the largest ever private development in the U.S. He has structured leases of over 10 million sf with the world’s leading companies including Meta, KKR, WarnerMedia and Wells Fargo. Prior to joining Related, Philippe served as Director of World Trade Center Redevelopment for the Port Authority and has over 25 years of experience leading large scale real estate projects at Tishman Speyer, Vornado Realty and Forest City. Philippe has served on multiple non-profit boards including the YMCA of New York, the Regional Planning Association and the Downtown Alliance. He is also a proud partner of Project Destined and is a founding board member of a new urban center of Jewish life in Brooklyn.

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    Jill Ferrari

    Cofounder and Managing Partner, Renovare Development

    Jill Ferrari has 27 years of experience in urban redevelopment. Her background includes private real estate acquisition and development, legal practice, consulting, and community development. As a former affordable housing and community development executive, she has packaged financing for various projects ranging from neighborhood revitalization to large affordable housing developments. As an attorney and private real estate developer, she has managed complex Brownfield Redevelopment projects in multiple states. In 2019, Jill co-founded Renovare Development, a majority woman-owned commercial real estate development company focused on transformational projects that serve a deep community need. Currently, Renovare has over 100 million in the development pipeline throughout Michigan, including attainable single-family housing projects and mixed-use developments containing childcare facilities, grocery stores and workforce centers. Renovare Development was named one of the Top 20 Entrepreneurs Disrupting their Industry in 2023 by Disruptors Magazine. Jill has been active throughout her entire career in the advancement of women in commercial real estate. Jill is the most recent Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Michigan District Council, and the current Chair of Mission Advancement. She co-founded both the ULI Michigan Women's Leadership Initiative and the District Council Young Leader Group. Jill was nominated for the DBusiness Commercial Real Estate Awards Pioneer Award; in 2023. She was named a Crains Detroit Notable Executive in Real Estate; in 2021, a GlobeST Magazine Woman of Influence in 2021, a 2017 Woman of Distinction by the Wayne State University Council on the Status of Women and a 2016 winner of the Melvin Simon Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation; She is a founding board member of the Women's Sustainable Development Initiative, whose mission is to support emerging women commercial real estate developers who are Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color. She is a current member of the Michigan State Bar Association.

    Moderator

    Kyle Bolden

    US-East Region Market Segment Leader – Real Estate, Ernst & Young, LLP

    Kyle Bolden is a Senior Audit Partner in the Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction practice of Ernst & Young LLP (EY). He serves as the US-East Market Segment Leader for Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction.  In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all EY services lines – Assurance, Tax, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions.  


    During his over 25 years with EY, Kyle has served many of the Firm’s most prominent large and middle-market clients, including publicly traded REITs, private real estate operating companies, and private equity / alternative asset managers investing in real estate. Kyle serves as a thought leader and subject matter resource for corporate boards and management teams.  On a quarterly basis, he convenes public and private board members to provide tailored insight sessions on key governance issues such as innovation and transformation strategy, cyber risk and data privacy, supply chain management, investor relations, activism and engagement, sustainability/ESG, and current and emerging trends in AI.


    He is a prominent, sought out speaker in the real estate industry for thought leadership specifically on sustainability/ESG, technology, diversity, equity and inclusion, and mentorship and has presented and published extensively.  
    Kyle is a member of the ULI New York Advisory Board and the Technology and Real Estate Council (Blue Flight) as well as the ULI NY Awards for Excellence in Development committee.  EY is an Urban Visionary Sponsor for the ULI New York Gala.

    He is on the board of directors of REEC – Real Estate Executive Council, the preeminent professional trade association for Black and Latinx professionals working in the commercial real estate industry; is an advisor to The Real Estate Roundtable Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) and a member of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee; is a Nareit member, advisor, and frequent speaker. He is a current board director and member of the finance committee for SparkYouth NYC, a nonprofit that supports local organizations that are transforming the lives of NYC youth.


    Kyle earned a BS in Accountancy degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, is a member of the Dean's Board of Advisors and sits on the Council on Enrollment.  He is a licensed CPA in New York and New Jersey. 
     

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    Kevin Davenport

    Senior Vice President, Swire Properties

    Kevin Davenport is a Senior Vice President of Development at Swire Properties responsible for Swire's five-million-square-foot U.S. development pipeline. Kevin was previously Senior Vice President of Development at Brookfield Properties where his primary contributions were focused on multifamily development in New York City including responsibility for Greenpoint Landing, a five-tower master-planned mixed-income rental development on the Brooklyn waterfront. Kevin also spent six years as part of project development team overseeing Manhattan West, a seven-million-square-foot mixed-use development in the Hudson Yards District of Manhattan including the Eugene, an 844-unit mixed-income rental, the Pendry Hotel, 250 thousand square feet of retail, and five million square feet of office space. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2012, Kevin was with the Blackstone Group focusing on strategic real estate advisory mandates and capital raising efforts including the formation of BREP VII, Blackstone’s $13.3 billion flagship real estate fund. Kevin’s prior experience also includes asset management and acquisitions activities with Hines Interests. Kevin received a B.A. in Economics, with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Moderator

    Rich Buery

    CEO, Robin Hood

    Born and raised in East New York Brooklyn and the son of Panamanian American immigrants, Richard R. Buery, Jr. is CEO of Robin Hood, one of the nation's leading anti-poverty organizations. Before joining Robin Hood, he led the Achievement First charter school network and managed policy and public affairs for the KIPP Foundation. As New York City Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, Buery was the architect of Pre-K for All, which guarantees a free, full-day pre-K seat to every four-year-old, increasing enrollment by 50,000 in a year and half while leading and managing a range of City agencies and initiatives. Earlier in his career, he founded Groundwork to support the educational aspirations of public housing residents in Brooklyn, and cofounded iMentor, which matches high school students with committed mentors to guide students on their journey to college graduation. He previously served as President and CEO of the Children's Aid Society, one of New York's oldest and largest child welfare agencies, where he founded the Children's Aid College Prep Charter School.

    Presenter

    Michael Spies

    Managing Partner, Fuse Strategies, LLC

    Michael is an active investor and adviser in real estate and technology through Fuse Strategies LLC and as a Venture Partner at Navitas Capital. He spent 30 years as a senior executive with Tishman Speyer, establishing its European and Indian businesses, heading Global Innovation, and Chairing its Investment Committee. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, he was Executive Vice President of the Public Development Corporation, the City of New York's lead economic development agency. Michael is a former Global Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and in the past Chaired the Jury for awarding ULI's highest honor, its Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of TechnoServe, a global non-profit reducing poverty in the developing world, and he is also on the Advisory Boards of the Taubman Center in State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, and of Declaration Partners; while also serving on the boards of several early stage enterprises. Mr. Spies graduated cum laude from Princeton University and from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government with a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning.

    Moderator

    Collete English Dixon

    Executive Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University

    Collete English Dixon has more than 30 years of experience in investment management with a focus on commercial real estate investing. Prior to her current role at Roosevelt University, she was Executive Director - Transactions for PGIM Real Estate (formerly known as PREI), a business unit of Prudential Financial, and co-leader of PREI's national investment dispositions program. Collete's experience also includes commercial property development and asset management. In her current role, English Dixon is the Executive Director of the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University where she is manages all aspects of the undergraduate real estate major and minor and the MSRE/MBA-RE degree and graduate certificate programs. She is the first African American woman leader of a higher-education real estate program in the US and a member of the administrative team for the Heller College of Business. She is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Nominating Committee for Marcus and Millichap, Inc, a member of the Advisory Board for Waterton Associates, LLC, and a member of the Board of Trustees of UBS' Trumbull Property Fund. Collete is also a member of the Board of Directors for Community Investment Corporation-Chicago and the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, in addition to being a Global Governing Trustee and member of the Americas Executive Committee of ULI. She is a Past President of CREW Network, a Past Chair of the CREW Network Foundation, and a Past President of CREW Chicago.

    Presenter

    Yvonne Yeung

    Director, Development, Transit Oriented Communities, Infrastructure Ontario

    Yvonne Yeung is the Director of Development for the Transit Oriented Communities Program at Infrastructure Ontario, leading the implementation of TOCs along the new subway line in Downtown Toronto, Canada. She is a professional planner, urban designer, landscape architect, LEED Accredited Professional, and project management professional. She has over 23 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors delivering award-winning transit-oriented communities worldwide. Specialized in team building, executive strategy, large-scale transformation and cross-sector implementation, Yvonne is the recipient of the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management MBA Award, the American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, and numerous other industry planning and design awards. Appointed as the Urban Land Institute's Curtis Infrastructure Fellow, Vice-chair of the ULI SDRC Product Council, member of ULI Infrastructure Forum Leadership, ULI Toronto Advisory Board and ULI WLI Women's Leadership Initiative Champions, Yvonne founded the "ULI Getting to Transit Oriented Communities Initiative" and authored the "ULI 15-Minute Communities: A Leadership Guide" - a practical tool to inform how cities can better position infrastructure investment to deliver healthy, equitable, 15-min walkable complete communities through synergistic collaboration as a blueprint. Yvonne holds a Master of Business Administration, Executive, from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

    Panelist

    Tim Gokhman

    Managing Director, New Land Enterprises

    Tim Gokhman is the managing director of New Land Enterprises, a pioneering real estate development firm specializing in mixed-use residential and commercial real estate. Since its founding in 1993, New Land has developed 27 projects. The firm adheres to a disciplined differentiation development philosophy, using new materials, technologies, and end-user-informed designs to set its buildings apart. New Land excels at creating built environments at the neighborhood scale, striving to curate memorable spaces focused on the user experience. We believe that cities thrive when they are diverse, walkable, and culturally vibrant. In 2022, New Land completed Ascent MKE, the world's tallest mass timber building (25 stories, 259 units). Ascent's success served as proof of concept that buildings can be more beautiful and sustainable, while also being built faster, more precisely, and with a smaller labor force. In March of 2024, Tim helped launch Timber + Partners, a real estate development firm focused on developing mass timber buildings. Tim graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001 with a BBA in Real Estate and a BS in Economics. He has been featured in national media such as the Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, NYTimes, NPR, NBC Nightly News, Vox, and PBS Newshour, and is prominently featured in a documentary called Engineering the Future: Timber Skyscraper. He is regularly asked to speak at conferences on mass timber, and has spoken at the 2018 CTBUH Annual Conference, the International Mass Timber Conferences (2020-2023), and ULI's annual fall meeting in 2022.

    Presenter

    Heather Grey-Wolf

    Chief Development Officer, Infrastructure Ontario

    Heather Grey-Wolf is the Chief Development Officer of Infrastructure Ontario and leads IO's $75 billion Development program. Heather's growing portfolio consists of 70+ sites across three business lines, including transit-oriented communities, social purpose projects and landmark projects. Since joining IO in 2021, Heather has built a team of development professionals and a portfolio of 150,000 housing units in 150 million square feet of mixed-used real estate. Heather's expertise is a unique blend of development leadership in both the public and private sectors. She is passionate about leading development projects at scale, building team culture and driving results. Heather has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, a B.Arch and B.Sc from McGill University, and is a licensed architect with the Ontario Association of Architects. Heather is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Crombie REIT.

    Panelist

    Sam Chandan

    Professor of Finance, New York University, Stern School of Business

    Dr. Sam Chandan is Director of the Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business, where he leads the school's real estate and urban research initiatives, industry and policy engagement activities, and MBA and undergraduate real estate programs, ranked #2 and #3 respectively among business schools by US News. Prior to joining the faculty of Stern's Finance Department in 2022, Dr. Chandan was the Silverstein Chair and academic dean of the NYU SPS Schack Institute. Widely cited in the press, his research interests span the fields of real estate finance, housing policy, and infectious disease epidemiology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society for Public Health, and Global Chair of the Real Estate Pride Council. Among his private sector roles, Dr. Chandan was previously Global Chief Economist at Real Capital Analytics (RCA) and Chief Economist at Reis, now part of Moody's Analytics. For more information, please visit samchandan.com

    Moderator

    Kyle Bolden

    US-East Region Market Segment Leader – Real Estate, Ernst & Young, LLP

    Kyle Bolden is a Senior Audit Partner in the Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction practice of Ernst & Young LLP (EY). He serves as the US-East Market Segment Leader for Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction.  In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all EY services lines – Assurance, Tax, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions.  


    During his over 25 years with EY, Kyle has served many of the Firm’s most prominent large and middle-market clients, including publicly traded REITs, private real estate operating companies, and private equity / alternative asset managers investing in real estate. Kyle serves as a thought leader and subject matter resource for corporate boards and management teams.  On a quarterly basis, he convenes public and private board members to provide tailored insight sessions on key governance issues such as innovation and transformation strategy, cyber risk and data privacy, supply chain management, investor relations, activism and engagement, sustainability/ESG, and current and emerging trends in AI.


    He is a prominent, sought out speaker in the real estate industry for thought leadership specifically on sustainability/ESG, technology, diversity, equity and inclusion, and mentorship and has presented and published extensively.  
    Kyle is a member of the ULI New York Advisory Board and the Technology and Real Estate Council (Blue Flight) as well as the ULI NY Awards for Excellence in Development committee.  EY is an Urban Visionary Sponsor for the ULI New York Gala.

    He is on the board of directors of REEC – Real Estate Executive Council, the preeminent professional trade association for Black and Latinx professionals working in the commercial real estate industry; is an advisor to The Real Estate Roundtable Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) and a member of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee; is a Nareit member, advisor, and frequent speaker. He is a current board director and member of the finance committee for SparkYouth NYC, a nonprofit that supports local organizations that are transforming the lives of NYC youth.


    Kyle earned a BS in Accountancy degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, is a member of the Dean's Board of Advisors and sits on the Council on Enrollment.  He is a licensed CPA in New York and New Jersey. 
     

    Panelist

    Anyeley Hallova

    Founder, Adre

    Anyeley is a real estate developer with 20 years of experience in the built environment. She is the founder of Adre, an equity-centered development company formed with the purpose of developing projects that create social and economic benefits for groups that traditionally lack access to real estate ownership and investment. Adre is a certified woman-owned, minority-owned, and emerging small business in the State of Oregon. For 12 years, Anyeley was a partner with project^, a Pacific Northwest development company, where she focused on shepherding projects through entitlements and construction. During her tenure, she delivered over $110M in award-winning sustainable market-rate housing, student housing, homes for sale, retail, and offices for mission-driven organizations. Of note is her role as development lead for the R&D for Framework, the first wood high-rise to be permitted in the United States and a catalytic force in the U.S mass timber industry. Her project for the headquarters of Meyer Memorial Trust, one of Oregon's largest foundations, received an ULI Americas Award for Excellence for being a top 10 development in North and South America. Anyeley is an alumna of Cornell University, MIT, and Harvard University. The Urban Land Institute named her "40 under 40," as one of the best young land-use professionals from around the globe and Grist 50 identified her as an emerging leader in climate, equity, and sustainability. She currently serves as Chair of Oregon's Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) and Chair of the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

    Moderator

    Sally Johnstone

    Senior Manager, Altus Group

    Sally Johnstone, Senior Manager at Altus Group, is passionate about the intersection of data science and strategy. She leads the Altus team delivering machine learning and AI insights for clients representing all sectors of commercial real estate. Prior to joining Altus Group, Sally worked with James Chung at Reach Advisors, leveraging data science and predictive analytics to develop new strategic direction for economic development organizations and real estate and resort development clients. Sally's work on the impact of women on markets, shifts caused by consumer-driven wellness, and challenges inherent in the move to data-driven strategy has been featured in articles in The Atlantic, Ski Area Management, the LA Times, the NY Times, and other national press. She holds an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts and is currently pursuing an MS in Data Science from Northeastern University.

    Moderator

    Sara Neff

    Head of Sustainability, Lendlease

    Ms. Neff is the Head of Sustainability for Lendlease Americas, where she is helping the company meet its ambitious goal of achieving absolute zero carbon across every scope by 2040 while creating $250.0 million of social value by 2025. In both 2022 and 2023, under her leadership Lendlease earned the top residential score in the Americas on GRESB and multiple green leasing awards from the Institute for Market Transformation. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, Sustainability at Kilroy, where she helped the company achieve carbon neutral operations in 2020. Ms. Neff serves on Urban Land Institute (ULI) Americas Executive Committee and the Dynamo Energy Hub Advisory Board. She has been named a Los Angeles Woman of Influence by the Los Angeles Business Journal, a 40 under 40 awardee by ULI, a Los Angeles Power Woman in Real Estate by Bisnow, a Women in Sustainability Leader by Green Building & Design magazine, a Woman of Influence by GlobeSt Real Estate Forum, a Best in Building Health awardee by the Center for Active Design, and was the recipient of NAREIT's 2020 Leader in the Light Leadership Personified award, an award that recognizes achievement in sustainability. She is a LEED Fellow and holds a BS from Stanford and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

    Panelist

    Paul Bernard

    President/CEO, Affordable Homes and Communities (AHC)

    Paul serves as President & CEO of AHC Inc., a nonprofit developer of affordable housing that provides quality housing and educational/support programs for families with low and moderate incomes. He was formerly an Executive Vice President for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) overseeing Advisory Services, Urban Plan, Professional Development, and the Awards programs. Prior to joining ULI, Paul served as Vice President at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., where he led the organization's national public-sector and community development advisory practice. Previously, he held several senior roles in government and the private sector, including Senior Vice President at Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) where he led the company's Investment Advisory practice. He was also a Principal and Division Head at MunieMae (NYSE: MMA), managing the growth and operations for approximately $1.0 billion in institutional capital. Mr. Bernard also held senior positions at the City of Detroit, where he was appointed by Mayor Dennis Archer as the Director of Planning and Development, and at Public Financial Management (PFM), where he was a Senior Managing Consultant for federal, state, and local municipalities and public authorities. Mr. Bernard holds a Master's Degree in Urban Economics and Public Finance from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, an M.B.A. in Strategy and Finance and Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

    Panelist

    Jonathan Ling

    Vice President, Strategy and Research, Equity Residential

    Jonathan leads the Strategy & Research team at Equity Residential and is responsible for providing thought leadership for senior executives and the investment team. He produces primary market research to understand opportunities and risks for the firm. In his role he works on a variety of research projects including market and submarket economic analysis and industry research. Prior to joining Equity Residential, Jonathan was a member of the research team at Harrison Street where he specialized in research on alternative sectors with a specific focus on self storage and build-to-rent investment. Before that, he focused on global research at Principal Asset Management, where he frequently published papers on commercial real estate and macroeconomic trends. Jonathan holds a BS in Economics from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the NCREIF research committee and a ULI member.

    Panelist

    Bill Kenworthey

    Principal | Regional Leader of Urban Design, HOK

    As an urban designer and architect, William Kenworthey, Principal, leads HOK's urban design projects across the Northeast region. Bill has been responsible for leading high-profile projects throughout his 25 years in the field. His work includes efforts for Government Agencies, Private Developers, Institutions, and Fortune 500 Companies. Notably he worked on resiliency issues at the local, state, and Federal levels of the Super Storm Sandy Recovery for the New York City Region. Bill also served as a thought leader in programs for the Rockefeller Foundation's National Disaster Resilience Competition and 100 Resilient Cities. Bill has published and lectured internationally on public realm, waterfront development, and resiliency.

    Presenter

    Juanita Hardy

    Managing Principal, Tiger Management Consulting Group LLC

    Juanita Hardy has a passion for fostering healthy, thriving, and equitable places to live, work, learn and play through her work with individuals and businesses. Hardy has over 45 years of business experience, including 31 years with IBM, where she retired in 2005, and nine years in the real estate industry. She also has over 35 years in the arts as a nonprofit leader, trustee, and patron of the arts. Hardy was Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking for Urban Land Institute (2016-2018), a global non-profit committed to responsible land use. Since this position, she has served as an ULI consultant on creative placemaking and recently appointed as an equity advisor (June 2021). Hardy held leadership positions with IBM that spanned software development, systems engineering, and management consulting. After retiring from IBM, Hardy founded Tiger Management Consulting Group, an executive coaching and business consulting services firm. Hardy’s client portfolio includes both for profit and non-profit organizations, including Right Management, a global human capital development firm, where she has served as an executive coach since 2006. Hardy is the former Executive Director of CulturalDC (2013-2015), a nonprofit that provides space for artists and creative placemaking services for real estate developers. She co-founded Millennium Arts Salon, an art education initiative, in 2000. She has been an avid collector of fine art since 1985. Hardy was recognized as a Minority Business Leader by the Washington Business Journal in 2010. She is an accomplished writer and public speaker. Her articles and essays have appeared in magazines and journals in the US and abroad. Her recent writing includes a pentalogy of articles on creative placemaking in Urban Land magazine. She is one of the authors of ULI’s 2020 Publication “Creative Placemaking – Sparking Development with Art and Culture.” Hardy is a m

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    Charu Singh

    Research Fellow, Harvard University

    For over 20 years, Charu Singh has worked in the non-profit, public, and private sectors to unlock social and environmental impact alongside economic value for the benefit of a diverse set of stakeholders. She is the CEO and Founder of Just Value Inc., a public benefit company solving systemic undervaluation communities of color to help owners access the full, equitable wealth building potential of their homes. She is also a Research Fellow at Harvard University, where she works at the intersection of design, finance, and social equity. Previously, Charu was the Managing Director of Portfolio Management and a founding team member of private equity real estate firm Emergent Capital Partners and an Assistant Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. She is an advisor to innovative real estate organizations, such at the NHP Foundation, Reimagine Fund, and the USGBC, and is a frequent speaker for organizations like Urban Land Institute, Sidewalk Labs, Kresge Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She holds an M.Sc. in Real Estate Development and a Master of City Planning from MIT and a B.A. in Political Science and International Development from McGill University.

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    Nicole Spina

    Vice President, Climate Innovation & Industry Development, New York City Economic Development Corporation

    Nicole Spina is Vice President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Climate Innovation & Industry Development team. She leads innovation programs to address our most pressing climate challenges and help shape a NYC economy that is more inclusive and sustainable. Her portfolio focuses on building decarbonization, materials innovation, and enabling a circular economy.

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    Kate Collignon

    Managing Partner, HR&A Advisors, Inc.

    Kate helps communities implement inclusive economic growth and development strategies. Her practice as Managing Partner with HR&A Advisors draws on over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors to drive inclusive neighborhood and community growth; support mission-driven development; and generate equitable economic growth strategies. Kate's career has spanned management of some of the most complex public and private development initiatives in New York City; to cultivation of economic turnarounds in small and mid-sized cities across the Midwest; to shaping of downtown adaptation strategies on the West Coast and nationwide. Prior to joining HR&A, Kate served as Development Director with Brookfield Properties and as Senior Vice President for Development at the NYC Economic Development Corporation. Kate is a member of ULI's Public Development and Infrastructure Council, and serves on ULI San Francisco's Executive Board.

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    Brian Natale

    Sr. Vice President, Physical Asset Grow, Summit Health/CityMD

    Brian Natale, CPP is a Senior Vice President of Summit Health/CityMD/VillageMD which operates approximately 900 healthcare facilities throughout the country. Mr. Natale has over 17 years of experience in the healthcare operations field and, in his current role, is responsible for all aspects of physical site growth from existing site renovations to the selection, design, and construction of all new site development projects. During his tenure at the organization Mr. Natale has been intimately involved with the growth evolution of the healthcare delivery system shifting from a “traditional medical office building” mentality to the current focus on adaptive reuse of retail type real estate. In the past 2 years Mr. Natale’s team successfully delivered over 100 projects ranging in size from 2500 SF to 100k SF with a total capital value of $550m. In addition to his construction and growth responsibilities he also has all day to day physical operations such as facilities & maintenance and security services under his purview.

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    Sean Slater

    Principal, RDC

    Sean Slater serves as a Principal at RDC, a nationally recognized retail, interiors, hospitality, commercial and mixed-use firm based in Los Angeles. He has been a leader in well regarded firms across the country including five years at ELS Architecture and Urban Design, seven years at tvsdesign and six years directing his own firm. Sean has specialized in the design of town centers, university-oriented retail, shopping center expansions and renovations and mixed-use district planning. With Sean's extensive experience in domestic and international practice, he continues to develop new business endeavors for RDC. Sean was honored with the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Apgar Award for co-authoring “New Suburbanism: Reinventing Inner-Ring Suburbs” and his article “Crafting Authenticity” graced the cover of the magazine’s June/July 2016 print and web edition. Sean provides a distinct focus on design and design process at RDC. He is tasked with overseeing the creation of a robust design culture as well as organizing an externally-focused series of symposia regarding the evolution of retail and internally-focused design competitions to hone the staff’s skills in forward-thinking design. Sean is also involved with crafting the firm’s marketing message and delivering targeted business development toward the retail and mixed-use field. He is passionate about the future of experiential design and the challenges of the internet age in retail and commercial development. A registered architect in numerous U.S. states including Texas, Illinois, Georgia, California and the rest of the Western States, Sean serves as Vice-Chair on the Urban Land Institute’s Entertainment Development Council and has spent time volunteering on various boards of directors from Berkeley to Austin. He is also active with the International Council of Shopping Centers and the American Institute of Architects. Sean received his Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin.

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    Tanya Mitchell

    Director of Employee Relations, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA)

    Tanya Mitchell is the Director of Employee Relations for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. In her current capacity, she collaborates closely with Labor Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, Training & Outreach, and the Strategic HR Business Partners to work with each department's staff concerns. Tanya's professional career has spanned over two decades, with an extensive background in operations, project & change management, human resources, supplier diversity, and an intentional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Before her current appointment, Tanya served as the Director of HR and DEI Initiatives at Davis Management Companies, LLC, which included advancing the firm's Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) agenda. Prior to Davis, Tanya held several roles at Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) as a part of the Diversity & Inclusion/Compliance team and the Federal Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification (ACDBE) Program. She worked closely with Massport's Real Estate and Asset Management team and was instrumental in the groundbreaking Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport project. This nationally recognized endeavor, known as the "Massport Model", set new benchmarks for diversity & inclusion in public-private partnerships, with significant participation from MWBEs in the hotel's design, construction, and equity capitalization. Tanya is an alum of ULI's Pathways to Inclusion program and the ULI/Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program). Since joining ULI she has actively contributed to initiatives such as the Women's Leadership Initiative, Technical Assistance Committee, and Urban Plan. Her career path also includes strategic roles at renowned companies such as Talbots Inc., The TJX Companies, and The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company. Tanya holds a BA in Economics from Tufts University, and an MBA specializing in Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, and Organizational Leadership from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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