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AROUND TOWN: Rooftops Conference, STA Construction Awards Dinner

Gala Celebration
Apr. 13: This event will be held at Battery Gardens at 1 Battery Place and it is presented by The Board of Directors of New York City Children’s Theater. Special guest host will be PBS “NYC Arts” correspondent, Christina Ha. It will be held between 6:30 – 9:30pm with dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: For questions, contact Nicole Hogsett at

Underwriter Seminar
Apr. 13: Collateral Underwriter Seminar co-hosted by Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Institute will take place from 3:30 – 5:30 Koenig’s Restaurant in Floral Park, NY. Cost: $65 Columbia Society and Appraisal Institute Members. $90 All Others. Cocktail hour and dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Seminar is pending approval from New York State Department of State for 2 hours appraiser continuing education credit. Register at For additional information contact

Construction Breakfast
April 14, 2015 – The New York Building Congress hosts a Construction Industry Breakfast Forum with New York City Economic Development Corporation President Kyle Kimball at The Metropolitan Club, President’s Ballroom, 1 East 60th Street. Registration and reception begin at 8:00 AM followed by breakfast and program at 8:30 a.m.. Fee: $95 for NYBC members; $150 for non-members. For more information, contact Events Manager Alanna Draudt at 212-481-9099 or email To register online, visit

Tall Buildings
April 15: A New York Chapter presentation on the Ping An Finance Center, one of the tallest towers in China and the world. The event will take place at the Kohn Pedersen Fox Office on 11 West 42nd Street at 6:30 p.m. For questions, please email

REIT Symposium
Apr: 15: The NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate will hold its 20th Annual REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Symposium, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Pierre in Manhattan. This year’s keynote speaker will be Samuel Zell. The Symposium also will feature conversations with Martin Cohen, Jonathan Gray, and Barry Sternlicht, as well as many of the leading CEOs, bankers, analysts, and other professionals in the REIT and real estate industries. Contact Jessica Estrada-Watson at 212-992-3618 or

CoreNet Dinner
Apr. 16: The New York City Chapter of CoreNet Global is pleased to announce that they will host their 2015 Annual Dinner at The American Museum of Natural History. The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.For more information or to register for the event, visit


IREM Luncheon
April 17: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will host a luncheon at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street, NYC. Jacket & tie are required. The keynote speaker is to be announced. A networking cocktail hour is from 11:30 to 12:15 with lunch immediately following. The cost is $85 for members & $125 for non-members. To reserve or for additional information please visit or call 212.944.9445

Landmark Dash
Apr. 18: As part of the ongoing NYC Landmarks 50 celebration, Open House New York (OHNY) and the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) have partnered to organize the Landmark Dash, a day-long event that will see New Yorkers racing around the city to visit a select set of interior landmarks where they will complete challenges related to the buildings’ architecture, collect points, and compete for prizes.Participants must register in advance, and should be prepared to walk, run, and ride the subway from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

WHF Panel
Apr. 20: Taking the Helm: Redevelopment, Planning and Operations of NYC’s Waterfront Parks. This event will take place at the Nixon Peabody, 437 Madison Avenue, New York, New York. The event will run between 6 P.M. and 8 P.M. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members $15 for students. The WHF panel discussion includes leaders of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Governors Island and Hudson River Park.

NMHC Emerging
Leaders Speaker Series
April 21: National Multifamily Housing Council features senior industry executives sharing insights, observations and advice in a small-scale setting that allows for high quality networking. This edition will feature MaryAnne Gilmartin, president and CEO, Forest City Ratner Companies. Registration and a networking reception for the event will begin at 7 p.m. and the speaker series will begin at 8 p.m. It is being held at J.P. Morgan Headquarters 270 Park Avenue New York, NY 10172. Registration is open to any under-40 employee (with five or more years of industry experience) of NMHC member firm. Registration is $65 per person, and space is limited.

Rooftops Conference
Apr. 24: Panelists from the not-for-profit sector, the real estate industry, and the legal profession will explore themes illustrating how not-for-profit executives, staff, and board members can collaborate in addressing real estate and space needs in achieving their organizations’ core objectives at the annual Rooftops Conference NYC at New York Law School. The conference will be moderated by James Hagy, Distinguished Adjunct Professor and Director of The Rooftops Project, New York Law School. Registration includes a full-day program, continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon reception. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. More information about can be found by visiting

Global Real Estate
April 29: Half-day conference major international real estate investors, developers, and academic researchers will assess recent and future trends and examine the risks in global real estate investing. The conference is a must for US investors looking to invest in overseas or global markets. Leading REIT investor Sam Zell will offer the keynote address. The event will take place at Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220 located at 55 Lexington Avenue 24th Street, New York New York. Registration at

Private Equity Summit
April 23: The EisnerAmper Private Equity Real Estate Summit West will take place in San Francisco California.

Gala Fundraiser
Apr 25: The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) plans to honor Eugene Giscombe, the president and founder of Giscombe Realty, along with other esteemed community leaders at their 1st Annual Gala Fundraiser at the elegant Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem at 7 P.M. For more information to attend the gala, contact CCCADI’s Harlem office at: 212-307-7420.

BuildingsNY 2015
Apr. 28-29th: Borough Presidents Ruben Diaz Jr. of the Bronx and Eric Adams of Brooklyn will keynote the opening of BuildingsNY 2015 at 9 a.m. in the Javits Center with a panel discussion on “Housing in the Boroughs: Who Wants It?”
“Everyone says they want affordable housing, but every proposed project or rezoning effort faces opposition,” remarked Dan Margulies, Executive Director of Associated Builders and Owners (ABO), founding sponsor of BuildingsNY. “Borough Presidents Diaz and Adams have led the way in outlining their visions for new housing in their boroughs and are also on the front lines dealing with concerned communities. The development community is looking forward to their insights on where housing may really be welcome.” At 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29th, Purnima Kapur, executive director of the New York City Planning Commission will kick off the second day of BuildingsNY with a discussion of “The Mayor’s Housing Plan: What, Where, and When.”

A full list of exhibits and seminars and free pre-registration for attendees is available at

Realty Foundation
April 30: The Realty Foundation of New York announced that Norman Sturner, founding partner and CEO of MHP Real Estate Services, will be honored at a cocktail party to be held at the newly re-furbished Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Plaza. Cocktails will be held from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Save the date announcements will be mailed soon to members and their guests

RT NYC Coming Home Gala
Apr. 30: Rebuilding Together NYC (RT NYC) announced today that its 2015 Coming Home Gala will be held on from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Yale Club in midtown Manhattan. George Oliphant, host of NBC’s hit show George to the Rescue will serve as Master of Ceremony for the event honoring Meredith Corporation Vice Chairperson, Mell Meredith Frazier, and Shawmut Design and Construction President, Les Hiscoe.
The Coming Home Gala celebrates the exceptional philanthropic work of its honorees in New York City and throughout the country. The evening will include cocktails and dinner along with both a silent and a live auction to benefit and support the myriad of services provided by RT NYC.

STA Construction Awards Dinner
May 9: The Subcontractors Trade Association (STA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Annual Construction Awards Dinner will be held at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, New York. Cocktails and dinner will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with the Awards Ceremony beginning at 9:00 p.m.
The STA will recognize four distinguished industry professionals and outstanding companies for their exceptional contributions to the construction industry including the following award honorees: Michael Mazzucca Lifetime Achievement Award: Milo E. Riverso, STV Group, Inc., Silver Shovel Award: Silverstein Properties, David Worsley, Builder of the Year: Scott DeMatteis, DeMatteis Construction Corporation, Ronald Berger Subcontractor of the Year: Weir Welding.
For more information on the STA 2015 Annual Construction Awards Dinner or to purchase tickets, please contact Samantha Sweeney at (212) 398-6220 or by email to

IREM Course
May 11-12: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will conduct Managing the Physical Asset on May 11 & 12 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at 1751 Second Avenue in NYC. Develop a first-rate, proactive, and sustainable property maintenance and risk management program by learning the specifics of planning, implementing, and monitoring property maintenance operations. The cost for member is $599; non-members $745. To register or for additional information please visit or call 212.944.9445.

Colliers International Conference
May 13-15: Colliers International’s Logistics and Transportation Solutions Practice Group today announced that the “2015 Impact of Changing Energy Prices on the Global Supply Chain Conference” will be held in Houston. It will feature leading experts in the energy, supply chain and logistics industries.
“This will be a highly rewarding experience for those attending,” said Jack Rosenberg, National Director of the Colliers National Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group. “Speakers will include prominent industrial developers, institutional investors and service providers.”
Additionally, there will be a tour of the Port of Houston followed by speakers discussing the impact of the Panama Canal Expansion, Near Shoring in Mexico and other changes in the Global Supply Chain.
For more information, go to

IREM Course
May 13-14: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will conduct Investment Real Estate: Financial Tools on May 13 & 14 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at 1751 Second Avenue in NYC. This course addresses the core issues that impact fiscal planning, giving you the ability to calculate important financial components and take control of your property’s financial outlook.The cost for member is $599; non-members $745. To register or for additional information please visit or call 212.944.9445.

Leadership Awards Luncheon
May 13, 2015 – The New York Building Congress hosts its 94th Anniversary Leadership Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 13th at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and 54th Streets. The event honors Skanska USA President and CEO Richard Cavallaro, Milstein Properties Chairman and CEO Howard P. Milstein, and New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen, who will receive the Jack and Lewis Rudin Award for Service to New York City. The luncheon is chaired by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff US President and CEO Gregory A. Kelly and The Howard Hughes Corporation CEO David R. Weinreb. Reception starts at 11:30 AM followed by luncheon and program at 12:30 PM. Individual tickets start at $550. Tables of ten are available starting at $5,250. For more information on reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jeanine Badalamenti at (212) 481-9099 or email To register online, visit

May 14: The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Commercial Real Estate Awards. The awards will be presented during the 28th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, to be held at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, N.J. Finn Wentworth, founder and partner, Normandy Real Estate Partners will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Impact Award will be presented to Constantino T. Milano, Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc. Geoffrey Schubert of CBRE and Robert R. Martie of Colliers International will receive the Industry Service Awards. The winners of the Deal of the Year Awards will be revealed at the Gala. For complete details and updates, visit
TASC Spring Benefit
May 27: TASC (The After-School Corporation), a leading education non-profit organization committed to expanding learning time and opportunities for students throughout New York City and nationwide, will host the TASC 2015 Spring Benefit from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Hippodrome located at 1120 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. Proceeds from the benefit will fund TASC’s mission to increase education and enrichment opportunities for kids who need it the most. Since its inception, TASC has provided more and better learning time for more than 700,000 children in underserved schools and communities. For more information about TASC, or to get involved in the 2015 Spring Benefit, please contact Kate Harrington at (212) 450-7300 or by email at
March of Dimes Real Estate Awards Reception
Jun. 11: The March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter will honor Edward Russo, chief executive officer of Russo Development, at the organization’s 2015 Real Estate Award Reception and Pynes Putting Challenge. This year’s event will take place from 4:30 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the United States Golf Association (USGA) headquarters, 77 Liberty Corner Road in Far Hills. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available at various monetary levels, each of which carries a number of unique benefits. For further information on sponsorship packages, the Pynes Putting Challenge or reservations to the reception, contact Carol Roberts at (973) 296-8808 or via e-mail at Tickets can be purchased online at

Jun. 16: TerraCRG, Brooklyn’s leading commercial real estate brokerage firm, in partnership with and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, announced that it will be hosting the fifth annual Only Brooklyn™ Real Estate Summit at BAM in Downtown Brooklyn.
Eliot Spitzer and Jeff Levine will keynote this year’s event on a panel moderated by Michael Stoler of TheStoler Report. The full-day program will also include speakers from Adamamerica, Brookland Capital, Greystone, Hudson Companies, Midtown Equities, Slate and Toll Brothers.
For more information about TerraCRG or this property, please visit or contact Lily Becker at 718.768.6888 or via email at

Jun. 16: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker event from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue (Between 32nd and 33rd St) , 14th Floor, New York, New York 10016. Mr. Young Woo, Founder and Principal partner of the real estate development firm Youngwoo & Associates will discuss his distinguished career in real estate as well as some of his company’s current projects. Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out. Tickets for the event $30.00. Free for 2015 AREPA members. For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to

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