The Institute serves a complex and dynamic industry. Our strategic partnerships both extend our reach and enrich our insights into the marketplace and policy realm. All of our mission areas entail collaboration, and our board members link us directly to organizations. Through research projects and recruitment of speakers for public events, we're forging close relationships within an ever-expanding talent pool.
An important ally is Urban Green Council, the New York chapter of the US Green Building Council. Our director recently served as Vice Chair of its Executive Board, a position that fosters productive synergies among the Institute, the Council, and the real estate industry at large — both locally and nationally.
Other associations range from formal relationships to project-based collaborations to informal consultation. Within Baruch, parties include the Real Estate Department, the Zicklin School of Business, the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, Corporate Communications International, and the School of Public Affairs. Within CUNY: the Building Performance Lab, Institute for Urban Systems, the Hunter College Graduate Department of Urban Affairs and Planning and CUNY's Graduate Center. Other academic parties include Rutgers University and Princeton University.
Private-sector parties include many leading real estate, development, engineering, technology, accounting, and architecture firms.
Among many nonprofit and public sector parties are the Downtown Business Alliance, Citizens Housing and Planning Council, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), EPA Region II, International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Urban Land Institute, American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Planning Association (APA), NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-term Planning & Sustainability, NYC Economic Development Corporation, the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), The Sallan Foundation, Con Edison, New York State Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), Port Authority of NY-NJ, MTA, and the US General Services Administration (GSA).