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ULI Announces Agenda for 2024 Spring Meeting

New York – The Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced the agenda for its 2024 Spring Meeting, to be held on April 9–11 in New York City.

The meeting will feature more than 100 speakers, 40 sessions, and 30 development tours exploring strategies for financing development projects, meeting sustainability goals, factoring climate-risk into investment decisions, strengthening resilience of properties and communities, addressing the nationwide housing shortage, and more. A central focus will be discovering best practices for navigating real estate capital markets amid headwinds in the post-pandemic economy. Over 4,500 land use professionals are expected to attend.

Key sessions will include:

  • Capital Markets Today: In a series on navigating real estate capital markets, capital providers and users, including panelist MaryAnne Gilmartin, CEO of MAG Partners, will share insights and strategies for securing debt and raising equity.
  • Fostering Next-Generation Central Business Districts: This session, moderated by Robinhood CEO Rich Buery Jr. and featuring Maria Torres-Springer, New York’s deputy mayor for housing, economic development, and workforce, will explore strategies for developing vibrant, inclusive, healthy central business districts in the post-pandemic era.
  • Mixed-Income Housing: A Tool for Creating Inclusive Communities: Panelists and moderator Lisa Gomez, CEO of L+M Partners, will provide a deep dive into the benefits and challenges of mixed-income housing, drawing from experiences of NYC developments.
  • Using Data Science and AI to Answer the Need for Speed in Uncertain Times: Panelists will discuss how their companies have deployed data science and artificial intelligence to create a competitive advantage.
  • NYC 2100: This panel will examine the future of resiliency, housing, and equity in the New York metropolitan area amid climate change that could bring six feet of sea-level rise within the next century.

The meeting will kick off with a fireside chat with Hillary Rodham Clinton, former secretary of state and former U.S. senator from New York. Clinton will share insights and analysis of recent geopolitical events and how business and community leaders can work together to solve global challenges. Additionally, veteran CNBC analyst Ron Insana will moderate a panel discussion on the latest ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, a semiannual survey of leading economists and experts on real estate capital markets. The meeting will close with remarks by entrepreneur Jessica O. Matthews on how innovation and adaptation are the keys to building a better future.

The event will include experiential tours of development sites in New York; among themes explored will be the renaissance of downtown Brooklyn, housing attainability and placemaking at Hunter’s Point South, and new office developments in Midtown.

“New York sits at the nexus of pressing issues facing the real estate industry: finance and capital markets, downtown revitalization and the future of office, housing supply and attainability, sustainability and climate resilience, and more,” said Clare De Briere, ULI Americas chair and member of the Global Board of Directors. “I can think of no better location for the Spring Meeting than this dynamic, vibrant, fast-moving city that has prevailed over prior downturns and emerged stronger.”

For a complete schedule of sessions and tours, visit

Following the Spring Meeting, on April 12, the ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate will host its fifth annual Resilience Summit. The event will highlight risks posed to properties by climate-related disasters, as well as offer practical solutions for strengthening resilience in the built environment and protecting communities from climate hazards. The New York region’s rebound after Superstorm Sandy will be a key source of best practices and insights to plan for and recover from disasters. To learn more, visit