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AROUND TOWN: Events, seminars, meetings & talks

Synergy Business Forum

Sept. 1: The Synergy Business Forum will bring together some of the world’s most influential people for a two-day summit at Madison Square Garden. Speakers this year include Steve Forbes, Arianna Huffington, Robin Wright, and Jimmy Wales. It’s a forum that was created with entrepreneurs in mind, as a networking and learning opportunity. To purchase tickets, go to www.

Business Strategy Event

Sept. 6: Ellipsis, LLC will host a panel discussion featuring business and marketing authors J. Kelly Hoey, Build Your Dream Network, and Mark Stevens, CEO of MSCO Marketing. The discussion will focus on their successful books while adding seasoned professionals to the discussion to put their theories in motion. The panel will be held from 6.30 to 9 p.m. at Morgan Stanley, 1585 Broadway – Conference Room 26A. Networking and Cocktail Tickets: $35.

Golf Outing

Sept. 11: The Mann Charitable Foundation will host its 10th annual golf outing at Fresh Meadow Country Club, 255 Lakeville Road in Lake Success. In addition to the 18-hole golf tournament and honoree ceremony, the event will commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. . The event also will include an after-party honoring Joanne Podell, executive vice chairman of Cushman and Wakefield, Bruce Madnick, chief executive officer emeritus of Friedman LLP and Gabriel Hernandez, business manager of Design Republic. The festivities will include a South Beach–style dinner, chipping and putting contest and a raffle and grand prize. Tickets for the event are on sale now. cOntact Stacie Seidl for inquiries at or Helena Madden at 212-840-6266 x319.

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.

B’nai B’rith Luncheon

Sept. 13: Abraham J. Hidary, Chief Executive Officer, Hidrock Properties, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon beginning at noon at the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, Ivy Room. Admission is $70 up to two days in advance and $80 at the door. 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.


Hospital Gala

Sept. 16: Developer Jeffrey Feil will be the honoree of South Nassau Communities Hospital’s new gala – Soirée Under the Stars – which will be held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. The Mount Sinai Health System will serve as sponsor and funds raised by the Soirée (formerly known as the Carnation Ball) will support the hospital’s five-year, $10 million capital campaign to nearly double the size of the Oceanside Emergency Department. The Soirée will feature a two-hour, outdoor poolside reception starting at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., the party will move indoors for an hour of entertainment followed by a Deluxe Viennese Table. To purchase tickets or support as a sponsor, call South Nassau’s Development office or Lynne Nordone at 516- 377-5360.

AREPA Speaker Series

Sept 19: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker and networking event from 6:00 to 8:00 Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue George Xu, President of Century Development Group will discuss his career in real estate and current real estate projects Tickets are $50.00. Free for 2017 AREPA Members. This Event is sponsored by Marks Paneth LLP. For membership information and to purchase tickets, go to


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

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.


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


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 at6:30 p.m. To register, visit For more information, please contact Adi Ben-Ezra at 646.388.7508 or email

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