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AROUND TOWN: Events, seminars, meetings & talks

CREW-NY Spotlight Series

Aug. 16: CREW New York annual Summer Series featuring Leading Ladies of Real Estate kicks off with Christine Chipurnoi, MS, CPCU, RPLU, Senior Vice President, Risk Management and Insurance, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, USA. Chipurnoi served as 2015 President of CREW New York and was the recipient of its 2017 Founders’ Award. She also served as 2012-2014 President of the Insurance Brokers Association of New York (IBANY) as its first female president in over 115 years. She was just invited to be an Executive Board member of Housing & Service Inc., an organization that provides supportive housing and services to NYC’s chronically homeless population. The event will be held at Akerman LLP, which is the host and sponsor of the Leading Ladies of Real Estate series, at their offices at 666 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor. Registration begins at 8:15 AM with the event from 8:30 – 10:00 AM. Cost for CREW NY members is $25; other CREW Chapter members, $55; non-members, $65; and students, $25. Register at Space is limited.

CIF Dinner

Sept. 12: Concrete Industry Foundation, Inc. (CIF) will sponsor its Second Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at The New York Athletic Club, New York City. Now in its 24th year, CIF will award 11 scholarships to exceptional and deserving students from prestigious schools of engineering, architecture, and technical colleges in the New York metropolitan area. This year’s Humanitarian Fellow Medal will be presented to Jay Badame, President and COEO of AECOM Tishman. The CIF 2017 James Anderson Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Reginald D. Hough, FAIA. The CIF Lifetime Achievement Award presented posthumously to Vincent J. DeSimone, founder and chairman of DeSimone Consulting Engineers. Receiving the award for his father will be Stephen DeSimone, the firm’s president and CEO. For further information, call CIF President Jerry Parnes at 917-538-5943.


Sept 19: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker and networking event from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue (Between 32nd and 33rd St) , 14th Floor, New York, New York 10016. Mr. George Xu , President of Century Development Group will discuss his distinguished career in real estate and current real estate projects Tickets for the event $50.00. Free for 2017 AREPA Members. This Event is generously sponsored by Marks Paneth LLP. For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to

MDA Gala

Sept. 13: Kent Swig will receive the Visionary Award at the Magden David Adom New York Gala at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. The gala will begin at 6.30 p.m. For information, call Adi Ben-Ezra at 646-388-7505 or email

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

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

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.

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

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. St. Mary’s is a national leader in intensive rehabilitation, education, and specialized care for children with special needs and complex medical conditions. For more information, contact 718-281-8816 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

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