Highlights in New York, 2017

Members had access to unique private tours of marquee real estate and infrastructure projects that have shaped the industry, major touring sites including the Hudson Yards, World Trade Center, Brookfield Place, Stuyvesant Town, and much more. Furthermore, in keeping with the tradition, the SREIC and Columbia University’s Real Estate Association co-hosted the annual Friendship Dinner where members of each student club had an opportunity to mix-and-mingle and create lasting friendships.

  • Hudson Yards, Oxford Properties: the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. The site includes more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space and state-of-the-art office towers. While touring the development, students had the opportunity to discuss and learn from the senior executives, who structure the urban planning and financing of the project since its beginning.

  • Word Trade Center: The world’s global landmark, a remarkable urban renewal project. Students learnt all aspects of the innovative development from architecture, art, its open spaces design to the 24/7/365 energy operation, and felt aspired at how real estate and infrastructure can shape communities and its surroundings.  

  • Brookfield Place, Brookfield: Brookfield is home to luxury retail, dining, extensive public space and world-class amenities. The complex has approximately a total of 1,812,000 Sq Ft with 300,000 Sq Ft of Luxury Retail and Dining. Students had a 'de tour' with senior managers in which they visited the retail landscape layout.

  • Stuytown development, Blackstone: Stuytown complex is home to over 30,000 residents and is managed by Blackstone and Ivanhoe Cambridge. During the site visit, students learnt valuable insights about the site history along with the underlying strategic decisions in the acquisition deal carried out by Blackstone.

  • Schulich-Columbia: As a tradition, the two universities co-host a social networking event where students mix and mingle to talk about the best-kept secrets of New York and Toronto real estate and infrastructure landscape. Schulich students also attend a mini case study together with the students from the master of real estate and development program at Columbia University.