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ULI Honors Nine Projects for Excellence in Development

The Urban Land Institute New York has selected nine projects as winners of the Seventh Annual Awards for Excellence in Development. The event recognizes standout projects in the private, public and nonprofit sectors across New York State.  

The development awards were presented across nine categories, each with nominees who have placed innovation, responsible land use, sustainability and best-in-class practices at the forefront of their respective development projects.  They included the following: 

Excellence in Office Development:   

  • Hudson Commons – New York, NY (Developer: Cove Property Group LLC, Owner: CommonWealth Partners)  

Excellence in Repositioning or Redevelopment:   

  • Battery Maritime Building – New York, NY (Owner/Managing City Agency: New York City Economic Development Corporation, Owner/Developer: Midtown Equities, Owner/Operator: Cipriani)  

Excellence in Institutional Development:   

  • David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – New York, NY (Developer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and MSK Design, Owner: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)  

Excellence in Civic Development:   

  • LaGuardia Terminal B – Queens, NY (Developer: LaGuardia Gateway Partners Owner: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)  

Excellence in Market-Rate Housing Development:  

  • Third at Bankside – Bronx, NY (Developer: Brookfield Properties)   

Excellence in Affordable Housing Development:   

  • Bronx Commons – Bronx, NY (Developer/Owner: Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, BFC Partners)  

Excellence in Hotel Development:   

  • The Rockaway Hotel – Queens, NY (Owner: 7G Group, In Good Company Hospitality)  

Excellence in Mixed-Use Development:  

  • Pier 17 – New York, NY (Developer: The Howard Hughes Corporation)  

Excellence in Retail Development:  

  • Gansevoort Row – New York, NY (Developer/Owner: Aurora Capital Associates and William Gottlieb Real Estate) 

“This year’s Awards for Excellence in Development recognized some truly remarkable projects in our industry,” said Bethany Logan Ropa, current ULI NY chair and managing director – real estate, lodging and leisure at UBS Investment Bank. “Each of the awarded development teams has shown an overwhelming commitment to ULI’s collective mission and values that certainly meet New York needs and the diverse communities it encompasses.”   


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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