Over 250 Business and Municipal Leaders Gathered to Address the Future of Commercial and Residential Real Estate in Westchester; Regional Plan Association, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Empire State Development and Pace Land Use Law Center All Presented Visions for Smart Growth Initiatives
WCA and Land Use Law Center Release First Chapter of WCA’s Policy Playbook; New Rochelle, New Castle, and Cortlandt Honored for Achievements in Land Use Planning
Rye Brook, NY [May 24, 2018] – In an effort to bring together the
region’s top leaders in commercial and residential real estate, the
Westchester County Association (WCA) – Westchester’s leading economic
development and business advocacy organization – hosted the 2nd Annual
Real Estate Summit at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook on Tuesday.
Meyer, Real Estate Services Consulting Leader at Deloitte, delivered
the keynote address to an audience of more than 250 business and
municipal leaders, while Bob Paley, Director of Transit-Oriented
Development at the MTA, Meghan Taylor, Empire State Development
Mid-Hudson Regional Director, and Kate Slevin, Regional Plan Association
Senior Vice President, presented on the ways that cities and towns in
Westchester are promoting real estate development and growth policies.
Bacher, Executive Director of the Pace University Land Use Law Center,
joined by Bill Cuddy, CBRE Executive Vice President and WCA Smart Growth
Chairman, unveiled the first chapter of the WCA Policy Playbook, a
joint initiative of the WCA and Pace University’s Land Use Law Center to
streamline and improve the planning, zoning and approval processes
across municipalities in Westchester County.
WCA and the Land
Use Law Center recognized New Rochelle, New Castle, and Cortlandt with
special awards marking their achievements in implementing land use
policy best practices. New Rochelle, New Castle and Cortlandt were the
first recipients to be honored as a part of the Playbook’s recognition
“The 2nd Annual Real Estate Summit brought the private
and public sectors together to discuss how we can advance initiatives,
policies, and innovations that help create opportunities and remove
barriers to smart growth and economic development,” said William M.
Mooney, Jr. president and CEO of the WCA. “Westchester is at an
inflection point, that private-public exchange is paramount to the
continued growth and overall economic vitality of the county.”