The Journey to Hudson Yards: Mega HQ Lessons Learned Tuesday, 22 October 2019 from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Session Type
Learning Experience

Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the United States by area. This session features SME’s who will present their lessons learned from their journey to create the Hudson Yards. Learn how the team worked together through pitfalls, successes, and risk mitigations. Discover what it took to get through the entire process as viewed from the developer’s and contractor’s perspectives as well as that of the principal tenants (including getting internal approvals and financing in place)! Follow the twists and turns of this mega project from the inside team and participate in an interactive town hall Q&A.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover new strategies to understand and mitigate potential roadblocks for anyone considering a major undertaking; such as, a new HQ, a move or a consolidation.

  • Understand the rationale and approach to strategies for getting a major office project 'over the line' at an executive level; including, points to convince the board that this is the right direction when faced with significant investment spends.

  • Learn various ways to mitigate design and construction risk on a major office/ HQ project and key aspects to build a project team that works.


Portrait photo of Joel Brenner Joel Brenner
Vice President, Project Management, WarnerMedia
Portrait photo of Scott Corneby Scott Corneby
Executive Vice President, Structure Tone, Inc
Portrait photo of Linda Foggie Linda Foggie
Vice President, Construction Management Leader - Northeast & Mid-Atlantic, Turner & Townsend
Portrait photo of John Robbins John Robbins
Managing Director, USA and North America Head of Real Estate, Turner & Townsend
Portrait photo of Philippe Visser Philippe Visser
President, Related Companies


Financial Management, Project Management, Risk Management

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