Nominations for the 6th Arthur Collins Sr. Visionary Awards for Leadership in Land Use are now being accepted. Recipients will be honored at The Collins Awards Gala, which will take place at the Coveleigh Club in Rye, NY the evening of Thursday, October 12, 2023.
At this time we are only accepting nominations from ULI West/FF MEMBERS, not non-members. A non-member can participate if they subscribe to a ULI membership in advance.
The Arthur Collins Sr. Visionary Award for Leadership in Land Use (The Collins Award) recognizes a person, team or organization whose efforts demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of responsible real estate development in our region. The award honors the legacy of New York area developer Arthur Collins Sr., a longtime ULI member who is regarded as one of America’s most innovative real estate developers during the last half of the 20th Century.
ULI Westchester/Fairfield is sponsoring The Collins Awards to recognize a person, team or organization whose innovative and creative vision has resulted in a completed project or body of work that reflects the ideals and mission of the Urban Land Institute. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. This year we will be awarding two awards, one to a private sector person/company and one to a public sector group/individual or academic. Past Award Winners are noted here.
Nominations are welcomed by any ULI Westchester/Fairfield member in good standing. We request that you submit your nomination no later than June 15, 2023, for consideration. There is no fee for submission. Award winners will be notified via email during late June. Multiple submissions will be accepted.
Please note that the nominated person/company/ organization should have a demonstrated commitment to responsible, sustainable, smart and innovative development within the Westchester/Fairfield geographic area in order to qualify.
About Arthur Collins, Sr
For over 50 years, Arthur Collins, Sr. forged a reputation as a man of vision and as a creative real estate developer. In the 1950s and 1960s, he led the development division of Collins-Tuttle and Laird Properties in New York City. Recognizing opportunities in suburban areas, he founded Collins Development in 1970 and developed the first condominium project in Connecticut called Lyon Farm. His firm created mixed-used developments in the waterfront communities of Harbor Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut, and Palmer Square in Princeton, New Jersey. During his career, Collins oversaw the development of over three million square feet of office space and over 1,500 residential units. With a reputation and expertise for bringing new life to downtowns, he redeveloped the historic buildings of Washington Street in Norwalk, Connecticut and the JP Morgan estate in Princeton, NJ. His commercial and residential projects have received numerous awards for the responsible use of land as well as captivating design. Arthur Collins, Sr. died in 2005 and his legacy lives on.
Rick Redniss and Mack Carter were Selected for the 2021 Award
Lynne Ward and Joe Cotter from National Resources were Selected for the 2018 Award
John Nolan at PACE Land Use Law Center Selected for 2018 Award
John R. Nolon is a Distinguished Professor of Law at Pace Law School where he teaches property, land use, dispute resolution, and sustainable development law courses and is the Founder of and Counsel to the Law School’s Land Use Law Center.
He was an Adjunct Professor at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies for 15 years beginning in 2001, where he developed a curriculum concentration of five land use law and policy courses. He is known nationally for his development of legal frameworks for local environmental law, sustainable development, and low carbon land use. Professor Nolon received a Fulbright Scholarship to study sustainable development law in Argentina in 1994-95. At Pace Law School, he has won several awards for outstanding scholarship and teaching. Pace University designated him a Distinguished Professors in 2015.
As Counsel to the Land Use Law Center, Professor Nolon provides technical assistance and training to local officials regarding the land use review and approval process and works with students to produce best practice reports on emerging issues in urban revitalization and environmental sustainability. He has received national awards for his work with municipal leaders from the American Planning Association and the International City Management Association. The New York Planning Federation awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
Clayton H. Fowler and Kim Morque Selected for 2016 Collins Award
Under the leadership of Clayton H. Fowler and Kim Morque, Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, LLC ( Spinnaker) is one of the most highly regarded development firms in the New York/Fairfield region. As a second generation company, Spinnaker has been a key contributor to the enhancement of many of the major cities and municipalities in Connecticut, New York and Nationwide. Read the full story here.
Robert F. Weinberg Selected for 2010 Collins Award
Co-founder and President of Robert Martin Company, Mr. Robert Weinberg was honored in December as the 2010 Collins Award winner. He is widely regarded as a pioneer in multifamily residential, affordable housing, suburban office park and mixed-use urban renewal projects. With his long-time partner Martin Berger, he grew the firm to be, for several decades, Westchester’s largest diversified land developer and builder. In more recent years, Mr. Weinberg has actively involved the firm in urban renewal projects in Potchester, Yonkers, New Rochelle and White Plains. Read the full story here.
Chung Receives 2008 Collins Visionary Award
Do H. Chung has been chosen as the winner of ULI Westchester/Fairfield’s first annual Arthur Collins Sr. Visionary Award for Leadership in Land Use. Read the full story here.
The award honors the legacy of New York-area developer Arthur Collins, Sr., a longtime ULI member, who is regarded as one of America’s most innovative real estate developers during the last half of the 20th Century.