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Operation Holiday
Nov. 23-Dec.11; Alfred Sanzari Enterprises is holding its annual “Operation Holiday” gift and toy drive. This year, the real estate development firm is working in conjunction with Eva’s Village, a non-profit social service organization dedicated to fighting homelessness and poverty. Donations are being accepted at four Bergen County locations: Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ corporate offices at Court Plaza North (25 Main Street, Suite 600, Hackensack); the lobby of Heights Plaza (777 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights); the lobby of Elmwood Park Plaza (475 Market Street, Elmwood Park) and the lobby of The Ivanhoe (130 Overlook Ave., Hackensack). All four properties are owned and managed by Alfred Sanzari Enterprises. For more information, contact Erin Mays at 201-968-4808 or via e-mail at

CREW Luncheon
Dec. 1: New York Commercial Real Estate Women will celebrate at a Holiday Luncheon at Club 101, 101 Park Avenue from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. All are invited to join an afternoon with CREW to honor the first year as an organization and celebrate those who have made it possible. WIN Secret Santa gifts will be collected at the luncheon and gifts can also be dropped off with Cindy Boyea ( at 1301 Avenue of the Americas through December 17. General Price: $120. CREW New York Member Price without Pre-Paid Luncheon Package: $100. CREW New York Member Price with Pre-Paid Luncheon Package: N/C . Members of other CREW Chapters: $100. NYBC Council of Industry Women’s Organization: $100.

AREPA Seminar
Dec 1: 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 , 14th Floor, New York. Michael Stoler, president of New York Real Estate TV and Managing Director of Madison Realty Capital, will discuss his career in real estate and provide his real estate outlook for 2016: Boom or Decline? Seating is limited. Tickets for the event $25.00. Event sponsored by Suffolk County National Bank. For membership information and to purchase tickets, go to

VOA Gala
Dec. 1: Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA) will host its 20th annual gala, a New York Winter’s Eve with the cocktail hour starting at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner and program starting at 7:30 p.m. This time-honored fundraiser will be hosted by Willie Geist, Today Show and Morning Joe co-host. The event will take place in The Plaza Grand Ballroom. RXR Realty Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott Rechler and Executive Vice President and Managing Director William Elder will receive the Spirit of the Founders Award on behalf of the company. For ticket information and sponsorship opportunities please contact Rachel Weinstein at 212-496-4305 or

B’nai B’rith luncheon
Dec 2: B’nai B’rith will host guest spearker, Greg Popkin, chief operating officer of RFR, at their monthly luncheon. The reception will start at noon and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. It will be held at the Cornell Club at 6 East 44th Street on the 4th floor. Tickets bought up to two days in advance cost $70 and $80 after that. 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, Facsimile: 212- 885-8118

Continuing Education
Dec 4: NAIOP-NJ will host a Transportation & Logistics Update NYSA Training Center seminar will take place at 1210 Corbin Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201. A networking breakfast will start 7:45 a.m. and the program will begin at 8:30 a.m. Corporate Members contact Kathy Iola at 732-729-9900 to register and inquire about discounted admission. The program offers two continuing education credits for N.J. licesnsed brokers. Confirmed speakers include Ronnie Hakim, executive director of NJ Transit; Peter Waldt, senior director of Commercial Planning and Development for Amtrak; Huascar Cruz, senior Director Import Export of Kate Spade & Co.; Bethann Rooney, assistant Director-Port Performance Initiatives, Port Authority of NY/NJ; John Atkins, president of Global Container Terminals; and Anne Strauss-Wieder of A. Strauss-Wieder Inc. The program will offer two Continuing Education Credits for New Jersey Licensed Brokers; two CLEs are pending for attorneys. To register, or for more information, contact NAIOP New Jersey, the commercial real estate development association, at (732) 729-9900, or visit

IOREBA Holiday Party
Dec 7: The Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area (IOREBA) will host itsannual holiday party from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, New Jersey. IOREBA has chosen Toys for Tots for its charitable recipient, and will host a 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the organization this holiday season. Pre-register for this event online The cost is $100 formembers and $130 for non-members. For more information, contact Ann Violette

Gala Dinner
Dec 8: American Friends of Tel Aviv University, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Israel’s largest institution of higher learning, will recognize Silverstein Properties president and Tel Aviv University (TAU) alumnus Tal Kerret at its annual gala. It will take place at the IAC Building, located at 555 West 18th Street in Manhattan at 6 P.M. For more information on securing a ticket, please visit or contact Valerie Walker at or 212-742-9070.

NJH Dinner Dance
Dec 12: The 46th Annual Real Estate and Construction Industries “A Winter’s Evening” Dinner Dance is a black-tie gala in New York City that benefits National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. The guest of honor will be Matthew J. Lustig, managing partner of North American Investment Banking and head of real estate for Lazard Freres & Co. LLC. The cocktail hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner dance will begin at 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York. Contact Dru Finkelstein at or 212-297-0857.

IFMA Awards Dinner
Jan 28: The New York City Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA NYC) announced the 2016 Awards for Excellence Dinner will be be held from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Pierre Hotel Ballroom in New York City. IFMA NYC will honor members and their companies for their outstanding accomplishments over the past year, and announce the winners of the 2016 Awards for Excellence. For more information on the nominees visit

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