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AROUND TOWN: This week’s top real estate events

TOM KROL

Pinnacle Awards
Fe. 28:  Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater New York holds its annual Pinnacle Awards at Pier Sixty from 5.30 to 10 p.m. Winners move onto the national TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) competition. Donnelly Mechanical’s Thomas Krol is the 2019 Dinner Chair.

Opportunity Zone Investing
March 4: Orange Bank & Trust Company, the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Bronx-Manhattan North Realtors of New York and the New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a free Opportunity Zone Investing Seminar from 6:00-8:00pm in the first floor conference center of the Hutch Metro Center at 1200 Waters Place, Bronx. The seminar will be moderated by Anthony Mormile, SVP/Sr. Commercial Loan Officer, Orange Bank & Trust Company. Panelists will be Pietra G. Zaffram, Harris Beach, PLLC Attorneys at Law; Davide Digenova, CPA, RBT, LLP, Accounting Firm; Joseph Kelleher, RPA, President & COO, Hutch Management LLC; and Radame Perez II, COO, Mastermind LTD. Visit www.bronxchamber.org for information or call 718-828-3900.

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

SUSI YU

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.

NYARM Training
March 5& 7: New York Association of Realty Managers presents New York State mandated Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. A 3-hour program for both management and staff which includes Primary Instructor, Rachel Demarest Gold, Esq., partner, Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP. Gold is a distinguished NYS labor law & government policy attorney. Margie Russell, a prominent trainer in building management issues, will also present. Documentation will be provided to each successful trainee as proof of completion. NYARM’s Training is Customized for the Building Management Industry and the vendors who serve it. Sessions are from 6:30 to 9:30pm on March 5 and on March 7 from 10:30am to 1:30pm Location: Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Ave, at West 35th Street. $250 per individual with reduced bulk pricing for management companies or groups. To register contact NYARM executive director Margie Russell at mrussell@nyarm.com    Tel: 212-216-0654 or visit www.nyarm.com

MIPIM
March 12-15 : Reed MIDEM announced that the 30th edition of MIPIM will be held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. 26,000 participants are expected at the four-day event of networking, learning and discussion through various conferences and exhibitions. 2019’s central theme, “Engaging the Future,” will focus on envisioning the next 30 years of the real estate industry with an emphasis on sustainability. Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, will give the opening keynote speech. A special U.S. panel will include Bruce Mosler, Chairman of Global Brokerage at Cushman & Wakefield, Kenneth Fisher, Partner at Fisher Brothers, Mark Edelstein, Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLO, Ziel Feldman, Founder and Chairman at HFZ Capital Group, and David Bouton, Managing Director at Citigroup Global Markets. For more info, visit www.mipim.com

WHF Panel
March 13: Women in Housing and Finance will host How to Start Your Own Real Estate Company panel discussion with female powerhouses Andrea Kretchmer, principal, Xenolith Partners LLC; Catherine Townsend, Founder and Principal, NYAH Advisors. LLC; Courtney Horwitz, Founder and Principal, Teacup Consulting LLC; Ericka Keller, Chairperson/CEO, Brisa Builders Development LLC; Suzanna Tharian, Principal, STAT Architecture PC and moderated by Tatiana Gutierrez, Nixon Peabody. The discussion will take place from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at the offices of Nixon Peabody, 55 West 46th Street between 5th and 6th Ave. Members: $25. Non-Members: $35. Students: $30. Register at www.whf-ny.org/events

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/

BARBARA DENHAM

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.

BOMA Seminar
March 15: The Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater new York will host a seminar focused on the rise in alternative office space and the implications of its growing footprint. The seminar will review common issues and best practices to accommodate new and existing co-working and event-oriented

PAT DOLAN

tenants. Speakers will include  D.J. Dashti, co-founder of Workville; Chris Kelly, co-founder of Convene; Pat Dolan, property manager with The Durst Organization and;  John Ferrante, portfolio manager, RXR . The seminar will be held at Club 101 , 101 Park Avenue at East 40th Street, from 8 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.  Visit www.bomany.org for more.

City of Tomorrow Summit
March 15-16: 92nd Street Y and Hundred Stories present the third annual City of Tomorrow summit featuring panel discussions and keynotes from leading architects, planners, designers, developers and restaurateurs. The lineup includes over 50 speakers including architects Annabelle Selldorf, Rafael Viñoly, restaurateurs José Andrés, Thomas Keller and Missy Robbins, developer Steven Witkoff, interior designers Sheila Bridges, Carl D’Aquino and Sara Gilbane, Harvard University’s Kumagi Professor of Architectural Technology Martin Bechthold, New York City Department of City Planning Director Marisa Lago and Landmarks and Preservation Commissioner Sarah Carroll, WeWork’s David Fano, brokers Oren and Tal Alexander and Showfields’ Amir Zwickel, among others. Tickets are now on sale at www.92y.org

Women of Distinction Luncheon
March 29: The New Bronx Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Women of Distinction Luncheon from 11:30am-2:00 pm, at Villa Barone Manor, 737 Throggs Neck Expressway, Bronx. Honorees are  Darlene Rodriguez, anchor, Today In New York/WNBC; and Dr. Esther D. Henry, Senior Pastor, The House of the Lord Ministries Inc. Keynote Speaker is Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark. Mistress of Ceremonies is CBS-TV’s Mary Calvi. Sponsorships are Available. For more information call 718-828-3900 or e-mail events@bronxchamber.org or visit www.bronxchamber.org.

AREPA Speaker Series

IAN BRUCE EICHNER

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. Mr. 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 Convention Center Atlantic City, NJ. The commercial program will kick off with an opening 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

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, N.J. 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: Paramus, NJ, January 11, 2019 – 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, which brings together over 300, will feature a networking reception, silent auction, and brief program. The Pynes Putting Challenge will take place prior to the start of the event. Christopher Johnson is the 2019 honoree.  Johnson is the founder and CEO of Hollister Construction Services  Several sponsorship opportunities are available, and pre-sale 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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