Chairman Lieber Energized for ULI Fall Meeting
Robert Lieber, chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is preparing for the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting taking place later this month. Urban Land Institute of New York is a real estate organization dedicated towards responsible land use and sustainable growth. The Fall Meeting is a time to discuss what strategies are working towards improving sustainable development and ways real estate development can improve. This meeting is Lieber’s most high profile event since becoming chairman in July 2013.
Robert Lieber is heavily involved in real estate development. He is the executive managing director of Island Capital Group, a leading international real estate merchant bank founded by Andrew Farkas and he has been a member of ULI for more than 20 years.
As chairman of ULI, Lieber aspires to raise awareness about the organization and ULI’s mission to the constituencies in both the public and private sectors. Secondly, Lieber plans to continue to be responsive to the needs of the stakeholders in the communities ULI serves.
The ULI plays two major roles. The organization is a networking group that brings real estate professionals together to discuss key issues, but the ULI also operates on a more local level. For example, ULI was consulted about addressing the World Trade Center after 9/11 and how to get development moving 3 or 4 years after the attack.
Lieber is excited about the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting because it is putting the limelight on New York City. It has been ten years since the meeting was held in New York. Lieber sees the meeting as an opportunity to highlight the positive changes in the city, such as the development of parks and the improvements in the New York City transit system.
The ULI Fall Meeting is scheduled for October 21-23 at the Javits Center in New York City. As of now, ULI expects approximately 7,000 attendees.