Real Estate and Urban Policy Forum

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Highlighted Events from 2022-2023

Acquiring Grand Central Terminal and its Air Rights (April 11, 2023):  Grand Central Terminal and its Air Rights: A Conversation with Jake Elghanayan, Senior Vice President at TF Cornerstone. The event will cover his firm's acquisition of Grand Central Terminal and its air rights, and the current development at the site of the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Lunch and Presentation with Kramer Levin (March 28, 2023): Lunch will be served as we discuss the landscape of real estate practice and some of Kramer Levin's biggest impact projects. 

Public Housing in Practice (March 21, 2023): Insights from Vivian Brady-Phillips, Executive Director, Jersey City Housing Authority.

Introduction to Real Estate Transactions with Gibson Dunn (February 28, 2023): Dinner will be provided and there will be a networking reception afterwards. 

REUP Inaugural Book Club: "The Color of Law" (January 2023): We will be reading Richard Rothstein's "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America." We will be reading the book over Winter Break, and discussing it in January when we return to campus. The first twenty students to RSVP will receive a copy of the book for free.

Exploring Essex Crossing (January 31, 2023): We are pleased to host Karen Scanna, Partner, Stroock, and David Dishy, CEO, LMXD, for a conversation about the delicate and complex negotiations that led to the successful bid for the Essex Crossing development. Dinner will be served.

Highlighted Events from 2021-2022

State of Housing in NYC (April 20, 2022): A Fireside Chat with Real Estate Industry Leaders with Vicki BeenFaculty Director, Furman Center, Former Deputy Mayor for Housing and Jerry SalamaPrincipal, Janus Property Group, Former COO of NYCHA.

Keys to Success: with Real Estate Entrepreneurs (April 13, 2022): Join us for a conversation with Emily Kurtz, VP, RiseBoro and Adam ZeidelPrincipal, Coconut Properties. The event with be followed with dinner and a mixer for Law, MBA, and Wagner Students.

Schmooze with Rick Hills (April 6, 2022): Join us for a conversation with Roderick Hills, expert in local government law related to affordable housing. The conversation will cover Supply/Demand, NIMBYs and Affordable Housing. Dinner will be served. 

Highlighted Events from 2015-2016 

Lunch & Discussion on Real Estate Dealmaking in New York (March 10, 2016): The Real Estate Partners of Gibson Dunn's New York Office will be presenting an overview of real estate law in New York, and provided practical insight and advice on the art of dealmaking. 

Happy Hour @ 310 Bowery Bar  (October 21, 2015): Meet and mingle with others interested in real estate and urban policy, and learn how a former REUPF President purchased an ownership interest at this hip, rustic bar in NoHo. 

Lunch & Discussion on NYU Campus Expansion Plan Litigation Decision (October 26, 2015): WilmerHale litigation parner Alan Schoenfeld will discuss the June 2015 Court of Appeals decision regarding the NYU expansion plan litigation. 

Lunch & Discussion with Mitch Rutter '80, CEO and Founder of Essex Capital (November 4, 2015): Mitch Rutter is the CEO and Founder of Essex Capital, a national real estate and develpment company headquartered in New York City. Essex Capital acquires and invests in early-stage, distressed, and value-added development projects witha  mission to create value for its partners and generate teh higehst possible returns on its investments. The Company has overseen a portfolio totaling more than 5 million square feet of property, in most major asset categories, and has been invovled in acquisition and development transactions totaling more than $1 billion. Mr. Rutter began his career as a real estate attorney at the internal law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett after graduating from New York University School of Law.  



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