Wednesday, July 23, 2014
1:00–6:00pm
Faculty House
Columbia University

JDS Development Group and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation present the inaugural
BUILDING CONVERSATION: A Real Estate Symposium.

This year’s theme considers Pushing Boundaries by Aligning Incentives: Collaboration in New York City Real Estate Development. The seemingly disparate stakeholders in New York City real estate development—developers, designers, investors, residents/buyers, and the public—too often assume that their interests are mutually exclusive. Any project, however, that strives for long-term relevance and is approached with true collaborative process can align those stakeholders, yielding a superb product, innovative design, beautiful residences, a return on investment, and land value with rippling effects.

Join us for a conversation between designers, scholars, builders, and real estate experts who seek to illuminate how collectivity and aligning incentives leads to relevant design and ultimately happier, healthier, more efficient places to live.