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AROUND TOWN EVENTS SEMINARS MEETINGS TALKS

B’nai B’rith Luncheon

Feb. 5: Danny Fishman, Partner, Gaia Real Estate, will speak on “Creating Opportunities in the Recovered Manhattan Market” at noon at the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, Ivy Room.
Gaia manages a portfolio of $1.7 billion in real estate assets, including 15,000 apartments and 600,000 s/f of office space throughout the United States. Admission is $70 up to two days in advance and $80 at the door. It is advisable to reserve in advance to secure a place. Registration can be made online at www.bbre-ny.org 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. email: akuilan@bdo.com, Telephone: 212-885-7239, Fax. 212-885-8118.

Danny Fishman
Danny Fishman

Microgrid Seminar

Feb. 11: Bryan Cave LLP will host a half-day seminar on the New York microgrid and distributed generation initiatives. Attendees will learn about emerging regulatory reforms, financing opportunities and the benefits of investing in microgrids in New York. The seminar will begin with keynote speaker Richard Kauffman, chairman of energy and finance, office of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Kauffman leads the governor’s strategic energy policy, Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). He will speak about this broad initiative, including the financing and partnership opportunities available through the New York Green Bank, and the $40 million NY Prize Competition to improve the resiliency of New York state’s electrical grid through innovative microgrid development partnerships among utility companies, local governments and the private sector. Charles Zielinski will also discuss Public Service Commission REV initiatives. Zielinski is a former chair of the Public Service Commission. DC Partner Donna Rodney will discuss federal tax credit incentives and private financing available to construct the renewable energy components of a microgrid. New York Partner J. Kevin Healy will emcee the program.

Diane Ramirez
Diane Ramirez

REBNY Seminar

Feb. 12: Join Rod Santomassimo, founder and president of The Massimo Group, a North American commercial real estate coaching and consulting firm, and author of the best-selling book Brokers Who Dominate, as he offers members of the Real Estate Board of New York strategies, marketing approaches, and platforms. Registration: Free; Limited to REBNY Members Only. To register for this event, visit: www.rebny.com. The seminar will take place at Engelman Hall of Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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. Purnima Kapur, executive director, NYC Planning, will give a morning keynote presentation. Kapur, has worked with City Planning for 25 years, and was involved in affordable housing negotiations with Two Trees Management’s Domino Sugar site. Halstead Property CEO Diane M. Ramirez, will give the afternoon keynote. In its 4th year the highly successful forum pairs an in-depth learning experience with substantial networking opportunities. 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, visit www.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 p.m.and the dinner will run from 7-8:30 p.m.. The awards are the 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).

Beverly Willis Leadership Gala

Feb 26: The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) will host its first ever Leadership Awards Gala honoring the legacy of Beverly Willis from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street in New York City. For more information or to register, please email Carol Shapiro at cshapiro@bwaf.com or 212-577-1200.

MIPIM Conference

March 10-13: The power of the crowd – a game changer in commercial real estate, will take place March 10 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. Nicolas Ferrary, CEO of Airbnb France, will speak as part of the MIPIM conference program. The conference and networking event will focus attention on the impact the digital economy is having on the international real estate industry.

Landmarks Exhibition

April 21: The Museum of the City of New York presents SAVING PLACE: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, an exhibition exploring the roots and impact of a landmark preservation movement. The exhibition will close on September 13, 2015.

Realty Foundation

April 30: The Realty Foundation of New York announced that Norman Sturner, founding partner and CEO of MHP Real Estate Services, will be honored at a 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. Save the date announcements will be mailed soon to members and their guests.

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