COLLABNET EVENT RECAP
Redefining the US Infrastructure Marketplace:
New Projects and Financing Solutions
Inaugural Event in our NYCEDC Collaborative Series
OCTOBER 3, 2017
“The U.S. Infrastructure Marketplace,” featured a keynote speech by James Patchett, the president & CEO of New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and two panel discussions. The sponsors were Morgan Stanley (the host), NYCEDC, WSP, EisnerAmper, FXFOWLE, Molod Spitz & DeSantis P.C., Real Estate Weekly and CollabNet.
Real Estate Weekly- October 20, 2017
Experts offer fund facts that can keep NYC moving
By Rachel Antman
People often ask industry leaders: “What keeps you up at night?” The answer from those in real estate may very well be “infrastructure.”
Daniel Rose, chairman of Rose Associates, Inc., has decried the “pot-holed roadways, structurally unsound bridges and over-crowded air flights,” that are “facts of life throughout the United States today.”
And during a CollabNet event last month, RXR EVP Seth Pinsky stressed the dangers that crumbling infrastructure poses to New York City’s otherwise bright future.
It was not surprising, therefore, that CollabNet’s subsequent event, “The U.S. Infrastructure Marketplace,” attracted a capacity crowd of real estate executives (including Mr. Rose).
Keynote: James Patchett, President and CEO of NYEDC, delivers a thoughtful Keynote Address at the US Infrastructure Marketplace event. Mr. Patchett discusses Innovative Partnerships and focuses on LinkNYC, Hudson Yard and Pier 40.
Finance Brief Panel: Where are the Market Opportunities in the Infrastructure Marketplace? Actionable insights from Eleni Janis, Vice President NYCEDC (Moderator); Adi Blum, Managing Director BlackRock and J. Todd Morley Founder & Chairman G2 Investment Group.
Case Study Panel: What are the actionable insights from the Hudson Yards Project? Thoughtful takeaways from David Smith, WSP Senior Engineer & Designer and Dan Kaplan, FXFOWLE Senior Partner.
Case Study Panel: WSP shared this thoughtful video on "Revisioning the Value of Our Transportation Assets". Dan Baer, Senior VP of WSP, provides an informative overview by briefly discussing the Hudson Yards, Atlantic Yards and Sunyside Yards projects. For more information on WSP, please visit
CollabNet Moment: In attendance at our Infrastructure event, Daniel Rose- Real Estate Developer and Philanthropist- offers a truly unique and experienced perspective. Mr. Rose concisely shares thoughtful insights on Multiple Forms of Capital, Investing and Infrastructure Marketplace Solutions.
As follow-up to the event, here is background and contact information on the event presenters.
James Patchett, President & CEO
Adi J. Blum, Managing Director
BlackRock Real Assets
J. Todd Morley, Founder & Chairman
G2 Investment Group
Eleni D. Janis, Vice President
Dan Kaplan, Senior Partner
David Smith, Senior Designer
Harry Dublinsky, Managing Director
Todd Shaw, First Vice President
Mark Pearlman, Co-Founder