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AROUND TOWN: Events, seminars, meetings and talks

Sept. 27: NAIOP-NJ presents the CEO Perspective at the Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City beginning at 5:00 p.m. NAIOP NJ President Dave Gibbons (Elberon Development Group) will lead a conversation with Mark Crawford (Duke Realty), Gene Diaz (Prism Capital Partners) and Joe Taylor (Matrix Development Group) Cocktails begin at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner & the program. Event Sponsors: Elberon Development Group, NAI James E. Hanson, Prologis and Investors Bank.

INREV Conference
Sept. 27: INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles, will host its fourth annual North American Conference at the Harvard Club. The afternoon event will open with a real estate outlook comparing the US and Europe followed by a session on the developments around BREXIT. Speakers include Dr. Alexis Crow, US Advisory, Lead, Geopolitical Investing Team, PwC; Monica O’Neill, Senior Advisor, Tristan Capital Partners; Raymond Jacobs, Managing Director, Franklin Templeton Real Estate Advisors and; Peter Hayes, Head of Global Research, PGIM Real Estate. Fo rmore information, go to

Real Estate Summit
Sept. 28: AmTrust Title will welcome top industry leaders and executives toshare their insights on 2018 outlook and financings. Speakers include Ofer Yardeni of Stonehenge Partners, Robert Lapidus of L & L Holding Company, Robert Verrone of Ironhound Management, Michael Maturo of RXR Realty and others. The summit will be held at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Proshansky Auditorium, 365 Fifth Avenue. Registration begins at 8.30 a.m. wil networking clonsulding the event at 11.30 a.m. For details email or contact Anuska Amparo at 646-386-2655.

Global Leaders in Real Estate Summit
Sept 28: Hosted by accounting firm EisnerAmper and iGlobal, the event brings together headliners such as Larry Silverstein, chairman of Silverstein Properties Inc., as well as H.E. Sheikh Abdullah A. Alireza, former Saudi Minister of State and of Commerce, to discuss global investments in real estate and infrastructure to an audience of owners, investors and other leaders in the real estate field. Other highlights include William L. Mack, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, and Francis Greenberger, CEO, Time Equities. These distinguished professionals will examine approaches for returns in infrastructure, retail, residential, office, hospitality, and mixed-use developments. The event will be held from 8 am to 5 pm at the Lotte Palace Hotel at 425 Madison Ave, New York, NY. For more info visit

MIT Conference
Sept. 28: The MIT Center for Real Estate hosts the eighth edition of its Real Disruption conference series, featuring a panel of Founder/CEOs who will explore new technologies that are changing the landscape of commercial real estate management. Speakers include Keith Kleinmaier, CEO, TenantTracker; Elizabeth Redmond, CEO+Co-Founder, CoWorkr and; Zach Holmquist, Co-Founder + Chief Innovation Officer, TEEM. The event begins with registration and breakfast from 7-8 a.m. at Atlantic Wharf, 2nd Floor, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210.

Realtors Summit
Oct. 2: The annual Global Real Estate Summit NYC will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, Manhattan. The event includes a day filled with information and networking opportunities for real estate professionals and entrepreneurs seeking to work with foreign buyers. Sponsored by the National Association of Realtors, this year’s event is being organized by the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and the Staten Island Board of Realtors. For tickets, exhibitor or sponsorship registration, or to learn more about 2017 Global Real Estate Summit NYC, log onto, or contact Gary Connolly at 914- 681-0833,

Conference on Diversity
Oct. 4: The American Conference on Diversity will host the 2017 Commercial Real Estate Networking Reception and Awards Ceremony from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ. This event will honor Greater Trenton Founding CEO George Sowa with the 2017 Commercial Real Estate Humanitarian Award. Proceeds from this fall fundraiser will help educate tomorrow’s leaders through the organization’s diversity and inclusion programs. Mountainside Development is supporting the 2017 Commercial Real Estate Networking Reception and Awards Ceremony. To register, please visit Sponsorships and advertising opportunities are also available. Please contact Roseann Martinez at JM Creative Enterprises: or 973-672-3212.

MIPIM PropTech Summit
Oct. 11: Reed MIDEM and MetaProp NYC announced speakers for the Second Annual MIPIM PropTech Summit to be held during the first two weeks of October throughout the city. In addition to an opening keynote by Al Goldstein, CEO of Avant Inc., other speakers include Ric Clark of Brookfield Asset Management, Sandy Jacolow of Silverstein Properties, Aine Brazil of Thornton Tomasetti and Jonathan Pearce of Ivanhoé Cambridge representing real estate; Ragnar Lifthrasir of velox.RE, Caren Maio of Nestio, Corey Capasso of Urbint and Matthew Abeles of BuiltWorlds representing technology; Clelia Peters of MetaProp and Brendan Wallace of Fifth Wall representing venture capital.For a full list of participating speakers, or to learn more about the MIPIM PropTech Summit, visit

Autumn Leaves Gala
Oct. 10: James Lenox House – celebrating its 151th Anniversary and its sister residence, Carnegie East House – will host its annual Autumn Leaves Gala at 6:00 p.m. at The New York Hilton, 1335 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. Gregg S. Fisher, founder and head of quantitative research, Gerstein Fisher, Louis S. Milo, president and founder, Milrose Consultants. Inc. and Ruth R. Alward, board member, James Lenox House Association, will be honored for their dedication to and advocacy for older adult housing communities in New York City.
Sponsorship and Ticket information can be obtained by visiting or calling Lane Peace at 212-588-5883. Donations to the outstanding Autumn Leaves Silent Auction by local vendors, restaurants, artists and other interested businesses are currently being accepted. Donations can be made by contacting: Kelly Andrews at 212-288-5886.

ULI-NJ Excellence Awards
Oct. 12: ULI NNJ Excellence Awards nominations are now being accepted. Projects will be recognized in multiple categories, including Mixed-Use, Small Deal of the Year, Capital Markets/Equity Award, Industrial, Residential, Sustainable Development and NJ Development Project of the Year. Individuals will be honored in two categories: Leadership in Public Policy or Public Service, and Leadership in Real Estate. The networking dinner and awards ceremony event is slated for Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack, N.J. To purchase tickets, nominate a project or person, or sponsor the Excellence Awards 2017 event, visit Cushman & Wakefield is serving as promotional sponsor for the 2017 program.

IREM Course
Oct 23: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will conduct their popular Ethics for the Real Estate Manager course from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1751 Second Avenue in NYC.  Topics include tactics and strategies to resolve ethical dilemmas and Avoiding Conflict, Identifying factors that contribute to conflicts of interest so you’ll know when to avoid them. The cost to attend is $185 members & $230 non-members. To reserve please visit or call 212-944-9445.

ULI Fall Meeting
Oct. 23-26: The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017 Fall Meeting isat the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. Architect Frank Gehry will headline an impressive list of keynote speakers and thought leaders who are influencing the built environment through their work. In addition, findings from the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2018 survey will be discussed during a general session that spotlights the most favorable markets for investment and development next year. For more information, please visit

IREM Course
October 24-Nov.1: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will conduct Managing Residential Properties. Attendees will learn management styles, recruiting and hiring, effective communications, and the always-tricky intergenerational dynamics. Find out how to boost productivity and collaboration; Create a maintenance and risk management plan, get smart at emergency planning, and discover the keys to working with contractors; Improve your property’s bottom line and earn recognition by mastering accounting, budgeting, cash flow, and operating expenses; Understand target markets, comparison grids, marketing strategies and social media, and the ins and outs of relevant laws. Those who successfully complete this course & exam receive IREM’s ARM designation. Course will be held at 1751 Second Avenue in NYC from 8:00 to 5:00. The cost to attend is $715.00 members & $870.00 non-members. Register at least 30 days in advance & receive $100 off. To reserve please visit or call 212.944.9445.

BOMA 50th Anniversary
Oct. 24: Building Owners & Managers Association of New York will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala event on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle, New York. For more information, go to

Fall Cooperator Expo
Nov. 2: The Cooperator and its parent company, Yale Robbins Publications, host the The Cooperator Expo New York at the Jacob K. Javits Center at 655 West 34th Street in Manhattan from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Expo is an opportunity for anyone involved in their building or association’s day-to-day operations to learn about the latest in building services from over 250 exhibitors, whose industries include law, property management, banking, insurance, and energy. It will also feature educational seminars throughout the day and free advice booths. For more information and FREE registration, visit

Tribute Dinner
Nov. 6: St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children announced their annual Tribute Dinner honoring Steve Chen, Crystal Window & Door Systems. The fundraiser will be held at Guastavino’s in New York City and attracts the construction, development and real estate industries. For more information, contact 718-281-8816 or

Housing Partnership Benefit
Nov. 9: Congressman Jim Himes is the keynote speaker at the NYC Housing Partnership’s annual Wine and Jazz Benefit at the Gansevoort Park Rooftop, 420 Park Ave South at East 29 Street, 6-8pm. Congressman Himes represents Connecticut’s 4th District in the United States House of Representatives where he is serving his fifth term. He is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, serves as the ranking member of the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and is Chair of the New Democrat Coalition. For more information go to or contact Heidy Trinidad at 646·217-3391 or

WX Woman of the Year
Nov. 16: WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate (WX) t will host its 2017 Woman of the Year Gala from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street in New York City. The gala will honor Brookfield Property Partners Executive Vice President, Asset Management Sara Queen, for her accomplishments as a leader in real estate and her contributions to WX. For more information, visit

Nov. 16: The New York Building Congress hosts its 2017 Industry Recognition Gala on Thursday, November 16, at the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street. Reception starts at 6:00 PM followed by dinner and program at 7:00 PM. Individual tickets start at $975. Tables of 10 are available starting at $9,500. For more information on reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jeanine Badalamenti at (212) 481-9099 or email To register online, visit

Magen David Adom New York Gala
Nov. 30: Kent M. Swig will receive the Visionary Award at the Magen David Adom New York Gala at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. The gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. To register, visit For more information, please contact Adi Ben-Ezra at 646.388.7508 or email

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