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AROUND TOWN: Calendar of upcoming real estate events

MDA Gala

Jan. 9: Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Muscle Team NYC will hold its 2018 MDA Muscle Team Gala at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The high-profile sports dinner teams professional athletes with business executives to put their muscle behind the search to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy. The 2018 Honorees will be Gregg Popkin, President of RFR Realty LLC and Jonathan Andrew, Senior Director of Gardiner & Theobald. The 2018 Champion of Spirit Award recipient is Dennis J. Meehan, Chief Executive Officer of The Meehan Consulting Group, Inc. The Russ Salzberg Champion of Hope Award recipient is Dr. Michio Hirano of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. For sponsorship packages and tickets,contact Samantha Tursi, Director of Distinguished Events, Metro New York at 212.682.5272 or visit

CREW Networking

Developer Harry Macklowe (center) and IDB Bank transformed 432 Park Avenue’s Club 432, the skyscraper’s private dining room, into a recital hall for performance by an ensemble comprising members of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Maestro Pinchas Zukerman (left) conducted pieces by Mozart, Tartini, Orrenbach and Holst, with solo performances by Zukerman’s wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth (right) and trumpeter James Fountain to introduce New Yorkers to the American Friends of the (Royal Philharmonic) Orchestra. Rafael Viñoly, the building’s architect, was among the evening’s 300 attendees. Harry Macklowe is also the developer of 200 East 59th Street, approaching completion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Jan. 9: Marianne Mathieu, CREW NY President-elect, Fidelity National Title Group, will host a cocktails and networking event fro, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a venue TBD. Register at

CREW Coffee

Jan. 18: Jaimee Nardiello, Esq., CREW NY President, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, will host a members only coffee morning from 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. at the offices of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, 801 Second Ave (between 42nd & 43rd), New York. Register at

Real Estate Summit

Jan. 26 & 27: 92nd Street Y and Hundred Stories will host the 2018 “City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit” at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue. Speakers include Robert A.M. Stern, Daniel Libeskind and Billie Tsien, interior designers Anthony Baratta, Ken Fulk and Ghislaine Viñas and developers such as Ziel Feldman and Kenneth Horn. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Robin Dolch at or (212) 570-2700 or visit


Jan 22: NAIOP will hold its first big networking event of 2018 will feature CBRE Economist Spencer Levy, who will deliver keynote remarks on the outlook for commercial real estate markets and the overall economy in 2018, and NAIOP President Tom Bisacquino, who will share insights on federal tax reform efforts, as well as trends across the continent, the industry and our membership. It will be held at the Hilton at Short Hills. Cocktails from 5-6, followed by dinner. This program is applying for continuing education credit for NJ licensed brokers and attorneys. For details, contact:

IREM Dinner

Jan. 25: The Greater NY Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will host their Annual Dinner & Awards at 230 FIFTH, 203 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Cocktails will be served @ 6:30pm; dinner @ 7:30 pm. The cost to attend is $275 pp/table of 10 $2,750. The evening’s honoree is Real Estate Person of the Year Peter G. Riguardi, Chairman and President, New York Region, Jones Lang LaSalle. Sponsored by CSI-Construction & Security Installations; Durnan Group Managers and MacInnis, Ward & Associates. or 212.944.9445 to reserve.

B’nai B’rith Luncheon

Feb. 6: Robert Klein, Managing Partner Tax Services, BDO, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon beginning at noon at the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, Ivy Room. His topic will be “The New Tax Law.” Klein has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, 24 of them with BDO. He has been involved in numerous tax engagements for real estate and other industries and is a member of BDO’s Pass-Through Entity Tax Specialty Group and Private Client Tax Services Group. Admission is $70 up to two days in advance and $80 at the door. Registration can be made online at or by sending a check payable to B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit to Aracelis Kuilan, BDO, 100 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10017, email :, Telephone:(212) 885-7239.

AREPA Speaker Series

March 15, 2018: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker and networking event from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue 14th Floor. Grant Jiao, managing director of Gemdale USA Corporation, will discuss his career iand his company’s current real estate projects. Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out. Tickets for the event $50.00. Free for 2018 AREPA Members.This Event is sponsored by Flushing Bank. For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to

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