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AROUND TOWN: Events, Seminars, Meetings & Talks

Flatiron BID
Jul 7-Aug 27: The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District is kicking up free programming in its Public Plazas this summer with an eight-week schedule of fitness events, tech classes, games, and improv performances. The Public Plazas – in the shadow of the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue. To view a full calendar of events, visit

NAIOP-NJ Project
July 10: For the sixth consecutive year, NAIOP New Jersey will join forces with the Community Food Bank (CFB) of New Jersey in Hillside to conduct a food drive and volunteer day. During the Community Action Project, volunteers will spend the day at the Food Bank headquarters in Hillside, with a combination of half-day and full-day shifts from 9:30 a.m. until 3p.m., sorting incoming donations, repacking food and household items and more. Lunch and beverages will be provided, thanks to the generosity of Dave Gibbons and Anne Estabrook of Elberon Development Group. Community Action Co-chairs are Jon Mikula of HFF and Lauren Richter of The Rockefeller Group. Complete details of the 2015 Community Action Project can be found at Members and colleagues who would like to help should contact Barbara Morford at (732) 729-9900 or for more information.

CoreNet Golf Outing
July 13: CoreNet Global New York City Chapter (CoreNet NYC) will host its annual CoreNet NYC Golf Outing. The event will be held at two courses—Century Country Club and Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, New York located at 233 Anderson Hill Road Purchase, NY and 3100 Purchase Street Purchase NY, respectively. For more info visit

REBNY Ethics Course
Jul 14: is REBNY’s Residential Ethics Course for New Members will take place from 9 A.M. to 10:30 a.m.. in the Mendik Education Center. REBNY members may come take this non-credit course. Registration is required, and more information can be found on or b y contacting

CREW Seminar
July 14: ​Merle Gross-Ginsburg, the founder of the Association for Real Estate Women (AREW) in 1978, will visit with CREW New York from 8:30 A.M. to 9:45 A.M. at Akerman, 666 5th Ave for the Leading Ladies Breakfast Series. The event invites c-suite level women to speak about how they navigated the male-dominated commercial real estate industry. In addition to speaking with Merle, you would have the opportunity to speak with CREW New York members who are all consummate experts in their fields from architecture to project management.

Filippo Rean

MAPIC Networking
Jul 14: In a combination of retail education, networking and fraternité, Reed MIDEM, the organizer of the annual MAPIC retail real estate conference in Cannes, France, will host its first-ever networking and cocktail event in New York City, on Bastille Day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Stollway, 250 West 39th Street. The invitation-only event will serve as an opportunity for members of the retail and development community to hear from noted retail experts about current trends and topics, to network and celebrate, as well as receive a sneak preview of the next edition of MAPIC, scheduled this year from November 18 to November 20 in Cannes, France. In New York, Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group, will act as mistress of ceremonies. Scheduled to speak are: Filippo Rean, director of the Real Estate Division at REED; Jaci Eubanks, U.S. partner of Rain Africa US; Ryan Patel, vice president of Global Development of Pinkberry Ventures; and Jason D. Richter, CEO and founder of Capricorn Asset Management, and the U.S. representative for Perfumania.

PWC Forum
July 15: Professional Women in Construction (PWC) will present its annual Transportation Forum: Regional Update at the Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue (44th St.) in NYC from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Guest speakers include: Sonia Pichardo, regional director, NYS DOT; Dana Hect, assistant director, project management, NJ DOT; Michael G. Massiah, chief, capital planning, execution & asset management, PANYNJ; Rosa Rijos, P.E., LEED AP, ENV SP, assit. commissioner, roadway capital program mgmt., NYC DOT; and Eve Michel, chief architect & V.P. of planning, design & development, MTA Capital Construction. William Fife, P.E., principal, The Fife Group and sr. advisor, Weidlinger Associates will reprise his role as moderator. Cost is $80 for members and $95 for non-members. It’s $100 at the door. Visit, email or call 212-486-7745 for more info.

Newark CRE Summit
July 16: CAPrate Events presents the Newark CRE Summit, a full-day informational and networking conference will be held at The Newark Club in Newark, NJ. Speakers will appear who represent the most active firms including NJ EDA, SJP Properties, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi and Newark Community Economic Development Corporation. This high-level industry event will bring together the executives who are changing Newark, from construction of Panasonic’s new headquarters, to state-of-the art multifamily buildings and many new high-end retail destinations. Register by contacting Ronnie Niederman at 646-829-7233.

Awards Luncheon
July 21: JRT Realty Group, a Cushman & Wakefield strategic alliance partner and Minority-and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) has been named the 2015 Competitive Edge Women Business Enterprise Award winner. Jodi Pulice, president of the full-service commercial real estate services firm, will be recognized during the 2015 Awards luncheon at the upcoming Competitive Edge Conference on at The Bank of New York Mellon in New York City. The Competitive Edge is a business networking and conference provider. For more information call 212-756-1236 x 103 or email:

PWC Golf Outing
July 21: Professional Women in Construction will host its annual summer Golf Outing at Elmwood Country Club in White Plains, NY. The all-day event starts with a buffet brunch at 11 p.m. Golfers and non-golfers alike are welcome to attend and network at the cocktail party and dinner starting at 5 p.m. The golfer package is $385 per person including cart and caddy; foursome and sign, $1800; sign only, $275, cocktails and dinner only, $150 per person. For registration or information contact, visit or call 212-486-7745.

July 23: Join NAIOP NJ for a private tour of the largest command and control center of its kind in the world. On any given day, AT&T’s network powers over a billion devices, services 100 million mobile phone users, and zips a mind-boggling 30 petabytes of data around the world. Making sure those customers stay connected at all times is AT&T’s Global Network Operations Centre (G-NOC for short), a facility tucked away in Bedminster, NJ. Space is limited, and advance registration is required (no walk-ins): $65 per member. Contact Bonnie Sovinee at 732-729-9900.

ICSC Executive Session
July 28: Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group, joins a group of industry titans who will discuss their own success stories at Executive Board Room sessions at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Next Generation National Conference, to be held at JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. For more information and to register, visit

REBNY Breakfast Club
Aug. 18: REBNY’s next Residential Breakfast Club Seminar will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.Join your fellow REBNY members at this free seminar in our Mendik Education Room, where our top industry leaders will be imparting hints and tips to improve your business. For more information, contact Yesenia Dhanraj at, or check the Events section of

AIA Archtober
Oct 1-31: Archtober (ärk’tôbər), New York City’s annual Architecture and Design Month, is now in its fifth year. This year’s festival theme is “5 Years, 5 Boroughs.” A celebration of the impact of design. Archtober will be headquartered at the Center for Architecture on LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village, where the Archtober Lounge awaits festival-goers with guides and program information, and a calendar designed by Pentagram. Archtober’s curated calendar will feature more than 150 architecture and design lectures, conferences, programs, and exhibitions happening at the Center for Architecture and collaborating institutions across the city. In addition, this year Archtober will offer a satellite lounge location in Lower Manhattan. For information, go to

Woman of the Year Gala
Nov. 19: WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate (WX) will host its 2015 Woman of the Year Gala from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at The Pierre in New York City. The gala will honor Carmen M. Bowser of Eastpointe Consultants, LLC. Bowser has closed over $6 billion in transactions while working at institutions including Capital One Bank, Prudential, TIAA-CREF and others. The 2015 Woman of the Year Gala will also pay tribute to Patricia Goldstein, a longtime WX member and previous Woman of the Year recipient who passed away recently. Goldstein leaves a legacy as a pioneering woman in finance who was committed to mentoring other women in the industry. For more information, visit

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