Durst Conference 2016: New Typologies of Real Estate Development

Durst Conference
Columbia University
June 17, 2016

In New York City, the mix of entrepreneurs and creative visionaries, newly arrived global residents and deeply embedded local communities has continuously spurred new ideas for shaping the built environment. As new social dynamics for work life and leisure emerge, new physical environments are required to support changing formats and needs.

At the 2016 Durst Conference, panelists discuss and debate real estate development projects that are currently demonstrating promising and varied programmatic functions, design formats, and even processes by which they are delivered:

Office space shared by small-scale, entrepreneurial, and temporary tenants
– Residential formats providing smaller units and common spaces for previously private activities
– Buildings fabricated as modules or with core components that allow for later additions
– Project funding extended to a multitude of small equity contributors

Panel 1: New Workplaces / New Workers
James Sanders, James Sanders + Associates
Greg Lindsay, New Cities Foundation and Fas Company
Nikil Saval, n+1
Scott Francisco, Pilot Projects Design Collective

Panel 2: New Dialing for Dollars
Jesse M. Keenan, Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.), Columbia GSAPP
Darren Powderly, CrowdStreet
Brian Newman, Prodigy Network
Charles Duddy, Realty Mogul
Jack H. Boyajian, Endvest

Panel 3: New Building Blocks
Dermot Johnson, Anbau
Kate Ascher, Columbia GSAPP
Robert Sanna, Forest City Ratner

Panel 4: New Hearths for the Home
Patrice Derrington, Columbia GSAPP
Brad Hargreaves, Common
Sarah Watson, Citizens Housing & Planning Council

Organized by Patrice Derrington and the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.)
Sponsored by the Durst Family Fund for Research


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