The Urban Land Institute New York has just announced the Awards Committee and Jury members for its Second Annual Awards for Excellence in Development, a statewide contest that recognizes the best land use and development practices in the real estate industry.
Award categories include office, housing, mixed-use, repositioning or redevelopment, institutional, and civic space. The event also added a hotel and retail category to recognize the growing number of projects in these areas across the state. David Schonbraun, co-CIO of SL Green Realty, and Brian Collins, head of development at Fisher Brothers, were named co-chairs of the awards committee.
“Real estate fuels the economic engine of New York – and our industry must meet each challenge by becoming more innovative than ever before,” said Brian Collins, Awards Committee Co-Chair and Head of Development at Fisher Brothers. “By elevating the finest statewide projects, we can help drive the positive growth and change needed to sustain our cities for generations to come.”
“Contenders for the Awards for Excellence know that development means more than just topping out a building,” said David Schonbraun, Awards Committee Co-Chair and Co-CIO of SL Green Realty Corp. “We are excited to find the elite projects that go further by combining the best in planning, design, resilience, market success and community impact.”
Hunter’s Point South Living, the No. 7 Line Extension Project, the East Harlem Center for Living & Learning, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the September 11 Memorial Museum & Pavilion, Brookfield Place, and Conventus won during the inaugural staging of the event held last March.
The Awards Committee will begin accepting submissions on September 12. The Awards Committee and Awards Jury are composed of New York real estate insiders such as developers, architects, urban planners, construction managers and investors.
The awards gala is set for next April. A full list of the Awards Committee and Jury members is provided below.
|2017 Awards for Excellence Committee Members||2017 Awards for Excellence Jury|
|Co-Chair: Brian Collins, Head of Development, Fisher Brothers||Scott C. Alper, President & CIO – Witkoff|
|Co-Chair: David Schonbraun, Co-CIO, SL Green Realty Corp||Cia Buckley, CIO – Dune Real Estate Partners|
|Ed Baquero, President – Corgin Real Estate Group||Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder & CEO – Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism|
|Hilary Bertsch, Principal – Perkins Eastman||Alexander Chudnoff, Vice Chairman – Jones Lang LaSalle|
|Melissa Burch, General Manager – Lend Lease||Fiona Cousins, Principal – Arup
|Jonathan Drescher, SVP Project Development – The Durst Organization||Michael Franco, EVP CIO – Vornado Realty Trust|
|David Genovese, CEO – Baywater Properties||Veronica Hackett, Principal – The Clarett Group|
|John Gunther-Mohr, Senior Vice President – Santander Bank||Ken Hubbard, Senior MD – Hines
|Fred Harris, Managing Director, Development – Jonathan Rose Companies||Hope Knight, President & CEO – Greater Jamaica Development Corp.|
|Patricia Hauserman, SCP Building Repositioning Sector Lead – Tishman/AECOM||Gene Kohn, Chairman – Kohn Pedersen Fox|
|Bruce Kimmelman, EVP Capital Markets & Acquisitions – Macklowe Properties||Robert C. Lieber, Executive Managing Director – C-III Capital Partners|
|Peter Liebowitz, SCP Planning – WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff||David L. Picket, President – Gotham Organization|
|Michael J. McNamara, Global Head of Real Estate Investments – Manulife/John Hancock|
|Richard T. Monopoli, VP Development – Boston Properties|
|Mehul Patel, COO – Midwood Investment & Development|
|Sara Queen, EVP Asset Management – Brookfield Place|
|Chris Shehadeh, Senior MD, Regional Director NY – Tishman Speyer|
|Nick Sinatra, President and Founder – Sinatra and Company|
|David Stebbins, EVP – Buffalo Urban Development Corporation|
|Michael Stern, CEO – JDS Development Group|
|Mark Strauss, Senior Partner – FXFOWLE Architects|
|Belinda Watts, Leader Financial Services Workplace Design – Gensler|
|Laura Yablon Rapaport, SVP, Development – L&L Holding Company|