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Food Drive
Oct7: Alfred Sanzari Enterprises is hosting its second annual “Giving Thanks Food Drive.” The is working in conjunction with The Church on the Green, in Hackensack. Non-perishable donations will be accepted through Mon., Nov. 16 at four Bergen County locations. E-mail Erin Mays at to schedule a pickup. For more information, contact Mays at (201) 968-4808.

Flatiron Networking Event
Oct. 7: Flatiron’s largest annual networking event, Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships, will take place at The Penthouse and Rooftop Bar at 230 FIFTH, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. To learn more and purchase tickets visit

Sleep Out
Oct. 8: Over 150 top New York City and Los Angeles real estate executives are set to “Sleep Out” overnight to benefit homeless teens in both cities.The New York City “Sleep Out” will take place at Covenant House at 460 West 41st Street, on the corner of 10th Avenue and West 41st Street. The event starts at 7 p.m. inside where participants will meet and interact with young people helped by Covenant House before bedding down for the night outside at 11 p.m.. in sleeping bags in the Covenant House’s parking lot. For those who want to donate to the cause:

Oct 13: James Lenox House and Carnegie East House will honor three New Yorkers at its annual Autumn Leaves Gala: corporate real estate executive Raymond Quartararo, commercial real estate brokerage leader Nicola M. Heryet and eldercare humanitarian Anne S. Connor. Sponsorship and ticket information can be obtained by visiting or calling Kelly Andrews at 212-588-5886.

PWC Forum
Oct. 14: Professional Women in Construction (PWC) will present a Hospitality Construction Forum from 8:30 a.m.. to 10:30 a.m. at the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 W. 44th Street. Cost: $80 members; $95 non-members; $100 at the door. Sponsorships and exhibit tables available. For information or registration, visit; contact or call 212.486.7745.

Salesperson Course
Oct. 16-30: The NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate is offering the 75-hour New York Real Estate Salesperson’s course. This class is scheduled to meet for ten days, Monday – Friday, October 16 – October 30. Class will meet at the Midtown Center, 11 West 42nd Street, 5th floor. The NYU Schack Institute also offers other sections. For more information, visit or email

PlanSmart NJ Seminar
Oct. 19: Greg Dell’Aquila, president of Mission 50 Workspaces, will speak on the growing demand for alternative workspaces as live-work-play environments become increasingly vital to New Jersey’s urban landscape. He will be presenting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. at the Wyndham Garden Trenton, 1 West Lafayette St. in Trenton, N.J. The discussion is part of PlanSmart NJ’s “Creating Vibrant Cities” Policy Briefing. Other speakers include Tom Murphy, senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute. For more information or to register for the event, visit

NAIOP -NJ Seminar
Oct 21: NAIOP New Jersey presents “Digital Disruption, the Mobile Tech Wave and CRE: The Sharing Economy and Workspace Revolution,” from 7:45 a.m. at the Rutgers Business School’s Bove Auditorium in Newark. The event will feature a keynote address by nationally known expert Andrea P. Foertsch. Gaurav Gupta, an advisory partner with Ernst & Young, will discuss analytics-enabling speed to value capture. Robert Kellner, AIA, of Spiezle Group, will focus on designing a connected and sustainable workspace. Alan Heyman, managing director of SMLR Group,will discuss cyber security and governance. Phil Kanfer, director of partnerships for WiredScore, For more information contact NAIOP New Jersey at (732) 729-9900, or visit

Architect Awards
Oct. 23-Oct. 24: The biggest names in New Jersey architecture will meet for a two-day convention highlighted by a panel review of AIA-NJ’s annual design award submissions. Keynote presentations from several architectural leaders, seminars, roundtables; a trade show; and a retrospective on the life of Michael Graves.

100 Year Association
Oct 23: Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B) will recive the 2015 Richard A. Cook Gold Medal Award “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York”. A Gold Medal Award Dinner will be held to commemorate the occasion at the Union League Club located at 38 East 37th Street in New York City from 6:00 p.m.. to 10:00 p.m.

IREM Breakfast
Oct. 28: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will host a breakfast panel discussion from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street NYC. The topic is “Is Your Insurance Driving You Bananas?” Panelists include Roger Kluge, DeWitt Stern; Kevin Davis, Kevin Davis Insurance Services; Richard Starkie, Clermont Speciality; Elizabeth Heck, Greater NY Mutual. Moderated by Alan Rappaport, DeWitt Stern. Sponsored by Rosenwach Tank. The cost to attend is $60 per person. Jacket required. To reserve please visit or call 212.944.9445

Good Scout Award Luncheon
Oct. 28: Dennis J. Sherry, regional director of management services, New York and Connecticut, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and Paul J. Massey, Jr., president, New York Investment Sales, Cushman and Wakefield, will be the honorees at this annual event that supports Scouting and Exploring programs in NYC. Stephen B. Siegel, chairman, Global Brokerage, CBRE, Inc. will receive the James E. West Award for his decades of support to the Boy Scout Organization. The event will be held at Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, NY, with the reception beginning at 11:45 a.m. and luncheon served at 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Lucy Walters at 212-651-2818, at, or visit

REBNY Residential Deal of the Year Awards
Oct. 28: The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) will hold its 27th Annual Residential Deal of the Year Awards and Charity Gala from 6:30 p.m. -11:00 p.m.. at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres, dinner, dancing, raffle prizes, and entertainment centered around the theme of the evening, “The Magic of New York”A portion of the proceeds will benefit REBNY’s “Member in Need Fund,” in addition to the New York City AIDS Memorial,.

CoreNet NYC
Oct.29: Daymond John, the founder, president and CEO of FUBU, the American clothing and hip hop apparel company, investor on ABC’s hit television show Shark Tank and CEO of Shark Branding will speak at a CoreNet Global New York City Chapter (CoreNet NYC) sponsored event. The event will take place from 6:00 P.p.m.. – 8:15 p.m. at the W Union Square located at 201 Park Avenue South in New York City.

NYBC Forum
Oct: 29 – The New York Building Congress will host a Construction Industry Breakfast Forum with New York City Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Maria Torres-Springer at the New York Hilton Midtown, Trianon Ballroom, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan. The program will feature the release of the latest Building Congress research report, New York City Construction Outlook 2015-2017. Registration and reception at 8:00 a.m.., breakfast and program begin at 8:30 a.m.Fee: $95 for NYBC members; $150 for non-members; $900 for member table; $1,250 for non-member table. For more information on reservations or sponsorship opportunities, contact Alanna Draudt at 212-481-9099 or email To register online, visit

JNF honors
Nov. 3: Jewish National Fund (JNF) will honor Shari and Ofer Yardeni, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stonehenge Partners, at the New York City Real Estate Leonard Litwin Tree of Life Award Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street. Cocktails and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information on the New York City Real Estate Leonard Litwin Tree of Life™ Award Dinner, or to purchase tickets and sponsorships, please contact Michael Feinman at or 212.879.9305 ext. 503.

NYC Real Estate Expo
Nov. 11: Real Estate Weekly will sponsor a panel called “Reading the tea leafs, tarot cards and crystal apple: Industry Leaders on Outlook for 2016.” Michael Stoler, managing director, Madison Realty Capital, will moderate a discussion between Bruce E Mosler, Chairman- Global Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield Inc; Stephen B Siegel, Chairman – Global Brokerage, CBRE; Jeffrey Moerdler Esq., Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC and; Fredrick N Cooper, Sr VP Finance – International Development & Investors Relations, Toll Brothers. The panel will take place at the Expo being held in the NY Hilton at 1335 Ave or the Americas. The hour-long presentation will begin at 9:35am . For more information, go to

NYBC Dinner
November 18, 2015– The New York Building Congress hosts its 2015 Industry Recognition Dinner at the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E 42nd Street. The Building Congress will honor Tishman Construction President and COO Jay Badame, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Chairman A. Eugene Kohn, and NYC School Construction Authority President and CEO Lorraine Grillo. The George A. Fox Public Service Awardwill be presented to the Association of Contracting Plumbers of the City of New York, Inc. Reception starts at 6:00 p.m.followed by dinner. Contact Jeanine Badalamenti at (212) 481-9099 or email

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