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Friday, October 24 • 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Growth in the Boroughs

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Neighborhoods across New York are experiencing development and growth, whether it takes the form of super-tall towers and gentrification, new waterfront spaces and housing opportunities, or green building construction. What can our Borough Presidents tell us about the transformations underway in their boroughs? 

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Julio Peterson

Vice President, Real Estate, The Shubert Organization, Inc.
Julio Peterson has been with The Shubert Organization since 1999. Mr. Peterson is responsible for overall management of the organization’s corporate real estate and commercial real estate portfolio including the disposition of transferable development right, office & retail leasing transactions and the company’s outdoor signage business. He also oversaw the development of the Little Shubert Theatre on 42nd Street. Mr. Peterson... Read More →


Hon. Eric L. Adams

Brooklyn Borough President, City of New York
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Hon. Gale Brewer

Manhattan Borough President, City of New York
Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Manhattan Borough President. She previously served on the City Council for 12 years and passed legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for most hourly employees, compelling landlords to fix repeat violations, requiring all City data be published online, and the nation’s first law protecting domestic workers. Brewer was previously Project Manager for the NYC Nonprofits Project at CUNY’s Graduate Center and... Read More →
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Matt Chaban

(Moderator) Metro Reporter & Columnist, The New York Times
Matt has the good fortune of writing a weekly real estate column for the Metro section of the Times. There he gets to ramble around the city and beyond, writing about whatever oddities strike his fancy. Real estate being Gotham's abiding pastime and blood sport, such opportunities abound, from finding a $1.1 million trailer in Montauk to the plight of the other modular builder at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and an Ottomon princess paying $390/month... Read More →
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Hon. Ruben Diaz Jr.

Bronx Borough President, City of New York
Elected Bronx Borough President in the Special Election on April 21st, 2009, Ruben Diaz Jr., previously served in the New York State Assembly since 1997, representing the 85th Assembly District. Since becoming borough president, Diaz led the opposition to the proposed redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory into a shopping mall. Diaz threw his support behind converting the Armory into the largest indoor ice sports center in the world. In April of... Read More →

Friday October 24, 2014 2:15pm - 2:45pm
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036