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ULI announces winners of second annual Excellence in Development awards

The Urban Land Institute New York has announced the winners of its Second Annual Awards for Excellence in Development. ULI New York’s statewide awards competition and gala event honors the best public and private projects across the city and state. All seven winning projects were honored last night at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. This year’s competition drew nearly 50 project submissions, from which last night’s 19 finalists were selected.

“Each of our winners truly exemplifies why New York continues to set the global standard for real estate excellence,” said ULI New York Chairman Marty Burger. “We congratulate the winners on this achievement and we are grateful for all the incredible nominations we received for projects across the state. ULI New York is proud to keep leading the way in promoting innovative development that creates sustainable, thriving communities.”


Excellence in Office Development

  • 51 Astor Place – New York, NY

(Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc.)


Excellence in Housing Development

  • Navy Green – Brooklyn, NY

(Dunn Development Corp., L+M Development Partners, Inc., IMPACCT Brooklyn)


Excellence in Mixed-Use Development

  • The Delaware North Building – Buffalo, NY

(Uniland Development Company)


Excellence in Institutional Development

  • The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground – Staten Island, NY

(New York City School Construction Authority)


Excellence in Repositioning or Redevelopment

  • Tower280 at Midtown – Rochester, NY

(Buckingham Properties, Morgan Management, LLC)


Excellence in Civic Space

  • The Hills on Governors Island – New York, NY

(The Trust for Governors Island)


Hotel Development

  • The Beekman Hotel and Residences – New York, NY

(GFI Development Company, LLC)

The winners were selected from 19 finalists across seven categories: office development, housing development, mixed-use development, institutional development, repositioning or redevelopment, civic space and hotel development. This year, the committee added the hotel development category to better recognize the wide array of outstanding and innovative new hotels being built in New York.

Winners were selected by a distinguished jury of ULI members representing all major segments of the real estate industry. Nominations were open to public, private, and nonprofit projects from ULI members and nonmembers alike from across the state and a wide array of nominees were considered.

The awards jury weighed how each development demonstrated leadership, innovation, market success, sustainability and resiliency. Jurors also considered how each development is meeting the current and future needs of its surrounding community. Additionally, the jury conducted comprehensive site tours of each finalist’s project in January and early February.

ULI New York’s Awards Committee oversaw the submission and review processes and the Awards gala. Members of both the committee and the jury recused themselves from any discussions involving one of their company’s projects and the awards category in which one of their projects was considered.

The Awards trophies the seven winners received were designed by SITU Studio, an unconventional architecture practice based in Brooklyn.

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