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AROUND TOWN: EVENTS SEMINARS MEETINGS TALKS

Brooklyn Greenway
Dec. 4: Businesses will gather to push for completion of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway at Greenway + Industry 2014, the fall benefit party supporting Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI). The event will be held at Liberty View Industrial Plaza, 850 3rd Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Marvin Schein and Sal Rusi of Liberty View Industrial Plaza will be honored. The event starts with a cocktail reception. Dinner, drinks and a dessert reception will follow. The Willie Martinez Quintet will perform classic jazz. Michael Gargiulo, co-anchor, NBC 4 New York’s Today in New York will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. For tickets, go to: BGI2014.eventbrite.com.

NYSSCPA Conference
Dec. 4: An insiders’ look at retail, office and residential asset classes from both the local and national perspective will be held at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street. Network and learn what’s new with REITs, foreign investment, Section 1031, technology for reporting and valuation, assessments and taxes. All attendees are eligible to receive eight CPE credits. General price is $510 and member price is $385. Contact Alonza Robertson at 212-719-8405 for more information.

NAIOP-NJ Conference
Dec. 5: When and how will we solve NJ’s transportation funding dilemma? What impacts are workforce issues, speed to delivery and consumer demand having on the real estate needs of shippers, transportation providers, and logistics and 3PL firms? Potential answers to these questions and more can be heard and discussed at NAIOP’s Transportation & Logistics Update Seminar which will be held at the Renaissance Newark Airport. Registration, networking & breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m., program starts 8:30 a.m.. Confirmed speakers include Anne Strauss-Wieder of ASW Associates, Maggie Moran of Forward New Jersey and more. Contact Kathy Iola at 732-729-9900 for more information.

Lillian Valenti
Lillian Valenti

PWC Gala
Dec. 5: Professional Women in Construction (PWC) will usher in its 35th anniversary at its annual Black Tie Holiday Dinner Dance gala at The Yale Club Ballroom, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, in New York City from 7 pm until midnight. The event will pay tribute to guests of honor Lillian Valenti, chief procurement & contracting officer, PANYNJ; Jeannie Kwon, chief of staff, MTA Capital Construction and Caroline Weiss, associate principal, Weidlinger Associates. Special guest will be Michael Horodniceanu, president, MTA Capital Construction. Stan Rubin’s Orchestra & Rock Band will perform. Cocktails, dinner & dancing (open bar). For reservations, call 212.486.7745 or email pwc@pwcusa.org. Visit www.pwcusa.org/ny.

Common Ground Ball
Dec. 5: Common Ground Young Professionals Committee Holiday Masquerade Ball will be held at The Prince George Ballroom on 15 East 27th Street from 8 p.m. to midnight. Net proceeds from the event will be used to support Common Ground’s housing development and outreach programs for homeless New Yorkers. Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. Tickets include: premium open bar, catering by Ark Restaurants and Music by DJ PortaRock. Raffle prizes include: Gotham West Market, SoulCycle, The Daily Show, The Red Door, VIVO Masks and more to be announced. For more information, contact Michelle LeNoach at ypc@commonground.org.

Wine, Cheese Chat
Dec. 9: LicenseSure LLC will be hosting a complimentary wine, cheese and chat on “Starting Your Own Design Firm: What You Need to Know.” Legal, accounting and business development experts will be discussing topics including entity formation and licensing, risk management strategies and insurance, preparing a budget, introduction to financial statements and other important financial documents, developing a marketing plan and prioritizing business development activities. Presenters are Rob Brewer, CPA, CCIFP – Audit Partner, Architecture & Engineering Practice Leader, Grassi & Co.; Christine Filip, Esq., President, Business Development Partners; Patricia Harris, Esq., LEED AP, Founder and CEO, LicenseSure LLC; and Eric Morgenweck, Esq., Zetlin & De Chiara LLP.

NYCREW Gala
Dec. 9: NYCREW will be hosting their annual Holiday and Empire Award Gala at the Columbus Citizens Foundation Townhouse, 9 East 69th Street, New York, NY. Cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $95 for NYCREW members, $125 for CREW members, $150 for non-members and $165 for walk-ins. Visit www.nycrew.org/events to register.

DRI Empire Ball
Dec. 10: The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation will host the DRI Empire Ball at the Grand Hyatt Hotel-Empire State Ballroom from 6:30-10:30 PM. The Real Estate Division of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation will pay homage to three of its esteemed members. The 2014 Leadership award will be presented to L. Jay Cross, President, Hudson Yards, a Related Oxford venture. Stephen M. Soviero, Senior Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., will receive the Camillo Ricordi Humanitarian award. Frederick C. Horwood, Assistant General Counsel of Time Warner Inc., will be honored with the Distinguished Service award. Register at http://www.diabetesresearch.org/Empire-Ball-2014

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

NYHC/NHC Awards
Dec 10.: The New York Housing Conference (NYHC) and National Housing Conference (NHC) will hold their 41st Annual Awards Program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas. Awards recipients are: Clara Fox Award for Outstanding Achievement – Alfred A. DelliBovi, former president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. Nonprofit of the Year: Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), Christopher Kui, executive director. Private Developer of the Year: The MacQuesten Companies, Rella Fogliano, president, and Public Service Award: Darryl C. Towns, commissioner, NYS Homes and Community Renewal. To purchase tickets to the 41st Annual Awards Program or learn more, please visit http://www.thenyhc.org/41st-Annual-Awards-Program.

B’nai B’Rith Luncheon
Dec. 10: Carl Weisbrod, Chairman, New York City Planning Commission, will speak at the B’nai B’rith Real Estate luncheon at the Cornell Club on 6 East 44th Street, Fourth Floor. The reception begins at noon with buffet starting at 12:30 and lasting until 2 p.m.. Cost is $70 per person up to two-days in advance and $80 at the door. The topic being discussed is: Planning opportunities to reduce inequality. Send checks to: B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit c/o Ms. Aracelis Kuilan, BDO Seidman, LLP, 100 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

REBNY Banquet
Jan. 15: The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) Chairman Rob Speyer has announced plans to honor Steven Spinola, REBNY’s President of nearly 30 years, with The Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award at the industry’s most celebrated event of the year, the 119th Annual Banquet, which will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Steven Spinola is the longest-serving REBNY President, presiding over the organization’s growth from 4,000 members in 1986 to more than 16,000 members today. REBNY advises those wishing to attend to purchase tickets early. For more information, contact MaryAnn Aviles at 212-532-3100 or maviles@rebny.com. Please visit www.REBNY.com.

LIREG Competition
Jan 22.: Long Island Real Estate Group / LIREG W present a networking event for professional real estate women. The Cast Iron Chef Team Competition will be held at the New York Institute of Technology, de Seversky Mansion, Northern Boulevard, Old Westbury, NY. Tickets are $30 for members, $50 for non-members. Contact RoseAnn Simeone at 631-721-740 or info@LIREG.org

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