Would you like to be a speaker at an LAI NY Chapter meeting? LAI is always looking for speakers on topics related to land use, land economics, real estate and development. We run two types of programs-

1. “In the field”: where we visit and tour a development project. The speaker/sponsor gives a talk about the project focusing on either it’s development history, financing, unique features, project challenges, lessons learned or some combination thereof.

2.”Boardroom”: The meeting is like a graduate seminar or master class. The speaker has a basic topic/book/article they will talk about to get the discussion going- then it goes from there with a lot of audience participation and cross talk.

“Boardroom” meeting can be via zoom, live or both . When live or hybrid they are held at Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus) or if you like the meeting can be held in your offices.

For both types of meetings we typically start at 8:00 am. We schedule the meetings to run for 1.5 hours. About 10 -15 min in the beginning is devoted to introductions. Then we turn the floor/tour over to the speaker for the program. Plan on about 30-45 min with the balance devoted to Q&A. Typically we schedule the meetings for the 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month.

If you are interested please email us at [email protected] with your contact information and topic, and put program in the subject line.