Jan 28: The Urban Land Institute New York (ULI New York) will welcome real estate industry leaders to discuss the 2015 real estate forecast in a forum entitled “Real Estate Outlook 2015.” The event will take place at 7:30 am at The TimesCenter in New York City. Mitch Roschelle, Real Estate Advisory Practice Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, will deliver a keynote address on the outlook for the year ahead, followed by panel discussions between industry experts, including Robert Knakal, Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield; MaryAnne Gilmartin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Forest City Ratner Companies; Darcy Stacom, Vice Chairman, Investment Properties, CBRE; Jay Cross, President, Related Hudson Yards; Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President, RXR Realty; John Powers, Senior Vice President & Regional Manager, Boston Properties; Laura Yablon Rapaport, Senior Vice President, L&L Holding Company; Josh Wise, Director of Facilities, Etsy; Jared Kushner, Chief Executive Officer, Kushner Companies. For more information about the event or to register please visit: http://newyork.uli.org
JAN. 29: The International Facility Management Association New York City Chapter (IFMA NYC) will host its Awards for Excellence Dinner at 6:00pm to 10:00pm at The Pierre Hotel – Ballroom in New York City (2 East 61st Street, between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue).
Data Privacy and Protection Seminar
FEB. 3: The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP is participating in this year’s National Data Privacy Day by hosting a data privacy and protection seminar in the firm’s New York office on Feb. 3 between 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Attendees will learn responsible privacy enhancing and data security practices to help prevent, detect, contain and remediate identity theft and breach threats. The seminar will begin with keynote speaker Maureen K. Ohlhausen, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. Three interactive panels will follow in the morning, one moderated by DC and Boulder Partner David Zetoony. Zetoony is the leader of the firm’s global Data Privacy & Security Practice. The office is located at 1290 Ave of the Americas, 35th Floor New York City, NY 10104.
Feb. 3: The Connecticut Chapter of Professional Women in Construction (PWC-CT) will host a panel discussion and meeting entitled “Commercial Real Estate in Southern New England” at the Sheraton Hartford South in Rocky Hill, CT. The panel’s moderator will be Elizabeth G. Judd of Konover Commercial Corporation. Panelists include Mario DiLoreto, READCO Development; Sandra Fitzpatrick, Fidelity National Title Group Commercial Services; Michael W. Freimuth, Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA); Thomas R. Pajolek, CBRE; Jon Putnam, Cushman & Wakefield; Colleen Sheridan, RM Bradley Brokerage Company; and Lisa Westerfield, Westage Companies.
REW Women’s Forum
Feb. 25: Registration is now open for the Real Estate Weekly 4th Annual Women’s Forum, which will take place at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel on Wednesday February 25. Top speakers will include Patricia Dunphy of Rockrose Developments, Melissa Román Burch of Lend Lease, Faith Taylor at Wyndham Worldwide, Colleen Wenke of Taconic Investment Partners and Diane Ramirez at Halstead Properties. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop connections with prominent female industry leaders in New York’s leading women-centric real estate event. To register and view the full list of speakers and event agenda, please visit http://rewomensforum.com/agenda.
BOMA/NY Pinnacle Awards
Feb. 26: The 2015 BOMA/NY Pinnacle Awards Ceremony will be held at Chelsea Piers 60. The cocktail reception will be from 6-6:45 PM and the dinner will run from 7-8:30 PM. Oscar style ceremony winners are revealed only when “envelopes” are unsealed that night; culmination of competition held throughout 2014 in which commercial office buildings in New York City are judged according to the BOMA International standard of ownership and operational management excellence in these categories: Historical, Government, New Construction, Earth, Renovated and Operating Office Building (by size).
Mar. 10-13: “The power of the crowd – a game changer in commercial real estate,” will take place at 4 pm at the MIPIM conference organized in partnership with Allianz Real Estate. The event will take place at Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. “The impact of big and open data on the property industry” will take place Marth 13 and will involve input from Canadian, US and Belgian companies. Nicolas Ferrary, CEO of Airbnb France will be speaking as part of the MIPIM conference program.
Apr. 30: The Realty Foundation of New York will honor Norman Sturner, founding partner and CEO of MHP Real Estate Services, at an exclusive 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.