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New York’s







New York’s Hidden

Infrastructure and

its Impact on

Real Estate Development:

Breakfast one of two

Albert F. Appleton

Gavin J. Donahue

Michael Bobker

Hillary Brown

The Marble Lounge


December 13, 2002


The Steven L.

Newman Real

Estate Institute/

The CUNY Institute

for Urban Systems


Breakfast Series/No.2


Breakfast one of the

Newman Institute/

CUNY Institute

for Urban Systems

series on New York’s

‘hidden’ infrastructure:

Breakfast One: Energy

Breakfast Two: Water

The high price and uncertain adequacy

of Metropolitan area electrical

energy supplies have long been

regarded as obstacles to the economic

growth of the metropolitan

region. The question is what to do

about it. The energy establishment

generally favors building new

power plants and, over the last several

years, has proposed building

up to 12 new, medium-size generating

plants in New York City and

three more on Long Island.

Environmentalists and others favor

what is called demand side management

(energy conservation,

alternate energy sources, incentive

pricing, green buildings, etc.) and

argue that the funds that would be

spent on supporting new construction

would be better spent on

demand side management investments.

Complicating that basic choice has

been New York’s cautious and

somewhat half-hearted approach to

electrical energy deregulation (a

caution well justified by questionable

experiences elsewhere) and

the worldwide need to respond to

the greenhouse effect and to begin

to transition out of carbon combustion

as humanity’s primary energy


Energy strategy is a particularly

critical question for real estate

interests, who pay the cost of New

York’s energy choices and whose

competitive prospects will be

markedly affected by potential tenant

perceptions of electrical energy

cost and reliability. A select panel

will review the issue from several

different perspectives and try to

assess where the issue of electrical

energy strategy for New York

stands today.


The Newman Institute &

The CUNY Institute

for Urban Systems


Breakfast Series: No.2

8:00 – 8:25 Breakfast

8:25 – 8:30 Greeting

Robert Paaswell,


The CUNY Institute

for Urban Systems

8:30 – 8:45 Presentation 1:

Supply Needs:

Generating Sufficient

Energy for New York

Gavin J. Donahue,

Executive Director of the

Independent Power

Producers Association

8:45 – 9:00 Presentation 2:

A Demand Approach to

Energy Provision

Michael Bobker, Director

of Strategic Planning for

the Association for

Energy Affordability

9:00 – 9:15 Presentation 3:

Energy and Green

Buildings: The

Inevitable Future

Hillary Brown,

Former Assistant


of the New York City

Department of General


9:15 – 9:30 Summary

Albert F. Appleton,

Senior Fellow,

CUNY Institute for

Urban Systems

9:30 – Questions/Answers




Reservation Form

• You are invited as a

guest of The Advisory

Board of the

Steven L. Newman

Real Estate Institute.

• Admission will be

by ticket only.

• Your response must be

received no later than

4 December 2002.

• A ticket will be forwarded

to you on the Monday

prior to the breakfast.

• The breakfast is hosted at

The Marble Lounge

137 East 22nd Street

Room 206, between

Lexington & Third Avenues.

• Breakfast is served

promptly at 8:00am;

presentations begin

at 8:30am.

• The presentations end

promptly at 9:30am.

• A question-and-answer

period will follow for those

wishing to stay.

• For further information,

please contact

Margo Weaker

at 212.802.5940

• For reservations

please fax

the accompanying

form to


Name Title


Address Facsimile

City State Zip Telephone

The Steven L. Newman Real Estate

Institute was established to achieve

three basic goals:

• To provide a training ground for the

next generation of New York real

estate professionals to enter industry

or government with sophisticated

analytical abilities, creative skills and

historical perspective;

• to enable the current generation of

real estate executives to acquire

new technical, managerial and

strategic planning skills necessary to

operate within a quickly changing

investment, financing and development


and to effectively influence the quality

of the built environment in New

York through focused discussion of

real estate concerns from both private

and public sector perspectives.

The Institute accomplishes this ambitious

agenda through a variety of programs in

undergraduate, executive and public education;

through research on key real

estate concerns for both private business

and city and state government—applied

research leading to better informed,

focused industry and government decisionmaking;

and, through invitation-only

events that increase the exchange of

ideas between industry and government,

and reach out to all of New York’s citizens.

The CUNY Institute for Urban

Systems (CIUS) focuses on issues

and problems related to “infrastructure.”

Its concerns include integration

of new technologies, the roles

of institutions and the growing problems

of revenue and finance.

With its broad knowledge base, its

ability to provide traditional as well

as distance learning, and its strong

links with transportation and infrastructure

professions, CIUS can work

with the city to assure that transportation

personnel receive the

training and skills they need to work

on tomorrow’s infrastructure. CIUS

can assist the Mayor’s office, the

City Council and city agencies in

reviewing examinations required for

hiring and promotion, and ensure

that they are relevant to today’s

issues and requirements. It can,

using its strong management faculty,

help redesign agency structures, job

titles and descriptions, and performance


New York City is confronting other

growing infrastructure problems as

well, including the increasing

demand for electric power at stable

and responsible pricing levels, and

the need to make prudent investments

in information technology.

Breakfast Programs for


1 Downtown Transportation Hub: Is it really

the key to NYC’s future?


Thursday, October 17, 2002

2 New York’s Hidden Infrastructure and its

Impact on Real Estate Development, I:

Energy: What will it cost, how will it be


Friday, December 13, 2002

3 New York’s Hidden Infrastructure and its

Impact on Real Estate Development, II:

Water: An aging system, what will it cost

to renew, how sure is our supply, what is

our locational advantage?

Friday, January 24, 2003

4 Moving West: Do We Really Need New

Rail? Extending the Number 7 Line:

Options, Costs and Benefits

Friday, February 21, 2003

5 Moving East: Why Second Avenue First?

Building the Second Avenue Subway Line:

Options, Costs and Benefits

Friday, April 25, 2003

6 NY/NJ Transportation Linkages: Is the

New West Side Really New Jersey’s East


Date: TBA

The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute

Baruch College/City University of New York

137 East 22nd Street, Box C-0120

New York City 10010


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