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The Epic Tale of Rebuilding Ground Zero
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The Epic Tale of Rebuilding Ground Zero

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Greenberg, Traurig
200 Park Avenue (at East 45th Street)
New York, New York  10166
United States
Contact: Cindy Rosenthal

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The Epic Tale of Rebuilding Ground Zero


Lynne Sagalyn – Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor Emerita of Real Estate

Columbia Business School’s own Professor Sagalyn, founding director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and previous director of the MBA Real Estate Program, will tell us the story of the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site in the 15 years following 9/11.

Professor Sagalyn’s most recent book Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan is the authoritative story of the challenges encountered politically and financially to rebuild this historic site. Professor Sagalyn earlier co-authored the story of rebuilding Times Square in Times Square Roulette: Remaking the City Icon.

An expert in real estate development and finance, Sagalyn has published extensively on a broad range of issues in the fields of urban development finance, public/private partnerships, and real estate finance. Professor Sagalyn’s activities outside academia are diverse. She has been a litigation expert, a consultant to both private firms and public agencies and a member of the New York City [Board of Education] Chancellor’s Commission on the Capital Plan. She has done extensive executive teaching, particularly for Tishman Speyer Properties and the Urban Land Institute. In the corporate world, she serves as Vice-Chair of UDR (NYSE: UDR) and as a director and chair of the audit committee of Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT). In the not-for-profit realm, she is a member of the board of directors of the Regional Plan Association (RPA) and co-chairs its New York Committee, and serves on the board of the Skyscraper Museum, and the audit and compliance committee of Planned Parenthood New York City.

In addition to her more than twenty years at Columbia Business School, Sagalyn has held appointments at the University of Pennsylvania in both the School of Design (City Planning Department) and the Wharton School (Real Estate Department), and at M.I.T., Department of Urban Studies and Planning, where she taught courses in public policy and real estate finance as part of the school’s pioneering degree program in real estate development.

Professor Sagalyn received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University, and a B.S. with distinction from Cornell University. 

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When:    Tuesday, November 15 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Where:   Greenberg Traurig, 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166 (at 45th Street)

Tickets:  $20 for pre-registered CBSACNY members/CBS students before November 10; $25 thereafter
$25 for pre-registered non-members before November 10; $30 thereafter
                ID required. NO WALK-INS PERMITTED. Seating is limited.

Attend this event for free with the purchase of a one-year membership to the Columbia Business School Alumni Club. Click here to join now and then contact us for your promotional code to register for the event for free (cannot be combined with other promotional codes). 

This event is organized by Craig Evans and the Real Estate Committee of CBSACNY.

Many thanks to the host GREENBERG TRAURIG.

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