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Awards Gala
March 5: The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s 5th Leadership Awards Gala will take place at the Prince George’s Ballroom in Manhattan. Honorees are Sylvia Smith (Senior Partner, FXCollaborative), The Building Energy Exchange (Women in Sustainability and Energy (WISE), Ned Cramer (Editor-in-Chief, Architect Magazine), Sabrina Kanner (Executive Vice President, Design & Construction, U.S. Office Division Brookfield Properties), Frances Bronet (President, Pratt Institute), and Zhanina Boyadzhieva and Juliet Chun (Girl Uninterrupted). For information visit www.gala.bwaf.org

CREW Luncheon
March 5: Commercial Real Estate Women’s New York chapter will hold is Powerful Women luncheon and panel discussion at 101 Park Ave. (40th and Park Avenue) from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Panelists include Susi Yu, L&LMAG; Tracey Appelbaum, Bedrock Real Estate and; Toby Moskovitz, Heritage Partners. Visit www.crewny.org for details.

Cannabis Symposium
March 13: New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey CPA Society present the first annual Cannabis Symposium at New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq. New Brunswick, NJ, from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. The NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education symposium features an in-depth analysis of various areas of law related to cannabis use, sale and growth and its impact. CLE credit available. For details, visit www.tcms.njsba.com

B’nai B’rith Luncheon
March 13: Barbara Byrne Denham, Senior Economist, Reis, Inc., will present her “2019 Economic/Commercial Real Estate Overview” at noon at The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, in the Fall Creek Room on the fifth floor. Denham has written a number of white papers including an analysis of Amazon’s criteria for choosing locations for its future growth. Admission is $70 up to two days in advance and $80 at the door. Registration can be made online at www.bbre-ny.org or by sending a check payable to B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit to Aracelis Kuilan, BDO USA, LLP, 622 Third Avenue, Suite 3100, New York, NY 10017, email akuilan@bdo.com, telephone 212.885.7239.

AREPA Speaker Series
April 2: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host its Distinguished Speaker event from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue (Between 32nd and 33rd St) , 14th Floor, New York, New York 10016. Ian Bruce Eichner, Founder and Chairman of the Continuum Company will discuss his distinguished career in real estate as well as some of his company’s current projects. This event is generously sponsored by Flushing Bank. Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out. Tickets for the event $50.00 Free for 2019 AREPA Members For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to www.arepainc.org

Regional Conference of MBAs
April 7 – 11: The Mortgage Bankers Association will convene at Harrah’s Resort and onvention Center Atlantic City, NJ. The commercial program will kick off with an operning reception at 7 p.m. on April. 7. The event will include a presentation on the Economic Outlook for 2019 & Beyond with Aaron Jodka, Boston Regional Research Ambassador, Colliers International. Speaker include Richard Spengler, Investors Bank; Billy Procida, Procida Funding & Advisors; Lawrence J. Longua, Fordham Real Estate Institute at Lincoln and; Shari D. Linnick, Trepp LLC. For more innfo. visit www.eventsmbanj.com

ULI Meeting
April 16-18: Innovative city building will be front and center at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2019 Spring Meeting at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville. A major focus for the 2019 gathering will be the reinvention of urban areas into thriving places that are drawing talented workers and businesses, and which are becoming magnets for investment. The Nashville metropolitan area, which is experiencing extraordinary growth, is a prime example of this urban evolution. For more information, visit www.uli.org

RICS Forum
May 13: The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will host its 2019 World Built Environment Forum at Conrad New York, 102 North End Avenue. The event facilitates industry leading discussions harnessing the enormous potential of the 21st century’s people and places. Speakers included former Secator for Arizona Jeff Flake; Kate North, vice president, Workplace Innovation, Colliers International and; Democratic Presidential nominee Andrew Yang. For full details, visit www.rics.org/north-america

NAIOP-NJ
May 16: The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP will holds its 2019 Commercial Real Estate Awards at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ. Andrew J. Merin, Cushman & Wakefield, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Whitesell Construction Co., Inc. and Greek Development, will be honored with the Impact Award. The Industry Service Award will be presented to Gretchen Wilcox, President/Founder of G.S. Wilcox & Co. New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill will receive the Caren S. Franzini Public Partner Award, which recognizes local champions of development that inspire and transform communities. The members-only Gala ticket pre-sale is open now through March 18. Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Donna Laterza at 732-729-9900.Ticket sales will be open to the public starting March 19. For complete details and updates, visit https://naiopnj.org/Gala32.

March of Dimes
June 13: March of Dimes North Central New Jersey Market will host the 2019 Real Estate Awards Reception at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm on. The event will feature a networking reception, silent auction, and brief program. For details visit www.marchofdimes.org or contact Michelle Dobbs mdobbs@marchofdim es.org.

The Pynes Putting Challenge will take place prior to the start of the event. Christopher Johnson, founder and CEO of Hollister Construction Services, is the honoree. Several sponsorship opportunities are available, and presale tickets for the event are available through March 15. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.org/events/newjersey or contact Michelle Dobbs mdobbs@marchofdim es.org.

CIBS Panel
June 30: Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island educational program: “Is Long Island Still a Good Investment?” Panel includes John Finn of Damianos Realty Group, Joel Bergstein of Lincoln Equities, Richard Caputi of CRESA Partners.It will be held in the Lower Level Auditorium, RXR Executive Park, 58 S. Service Road, Melville, Long Island from 8 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Cost: Free to CIBS members and associate members. RSVP and info: www.cibs-li.com

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