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NAIOP Seminar
Feb 18: The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties will host a COAH Update/Crowd Funding seminar at the NJ Center of Excellence, Bridgewater, NJ beginning at 3 p.m. Experts will weigh in on how developers and towns are functioning with no clear direction on affordable housing obligations, what the courts have the power to do (and possible scenarios), and potential legislative fixes to create an equitable and sustainable affordable housing funding mechanism for New Jersey. Peter J. Cocoziello of Advance Realty will lead the discussion with Kevin Moore, Sills Cummis & Gross; Thomas Carroll, Hill Wallack LLP; Michael Cerra, NJ League of Municipalities; Tony Pizzutillo, Smith Pizzutillo. Mark Roderick (Flaster/Greenberg PC), one of the leading Crowdfunding lawyers in the United States, will also present. For details, contact Kathy Iola at 732-729-9900.

Peter Cocoziello
Peter Cocoziello

REBNY Boot Camp
Feb 19: REBNY’s Residential Sales Agent Boot Camp, Cost of Doing Business: Put Your Hand In Your Pocket And Build Your Net Worth.” This event, sponsored by Bank of America will be taking place in the Mendik Education Center from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and is free for all REBNY members. Registration is required, and more information can be found by emailing

REBNY Rental Clinic
Feb. 20: REBNY’s next residential Rental Clinic seminar is this Friday, February 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Mendik Education Center. This seminar will feature guest speakers Daniel Marrello of Town Fifth Avenue LLC and Douglas Wagner of Bond NY Properties and is hosted by REBNY’s Residential Rental Committee. For more information on how to register, visit or contact Jeanne Oliver-Taylor at

Cocktail Party
Feb 24: Prince Realty will host a “Feel the Love” Party from 6 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. at Shadow Boxers on 215 West 40th Street, New York, NY.
REBNY Residential Management Breakfast
Feb 25: REBNY’s 17th Annual Residential Management Leadership Breakfast is from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at The Roosevelt Hotel, and will also feature an awards ceremony honoring leaders in residential property management. Registration is only available online. For more information, contact Cindy Ramotar at

CREW Cocktail Reception
Feb 25: CREW New York will be holding a winter cocktail reception on February 25th, at Celsius on 42nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.

BOMA 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.. It is the culmination of competition held throughout 2014 in which commercial office buildings are judged according to the BOMA International standards: Historical, Government, New Construction, Earth, Renovated and Operating Office Building (by size).

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. Other speakers include Helena Durst, vice chairman at the Durst Organization, Cynthia Foster, president – Office Services, Colliers International and; Jill Lovatt, first vice president, Cushman & Wakefield. To register and view the full list of speakers and event agenda, visit

Beverly Willis Leadership Gala
Feb 26: The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) is pleased to announce that it will host its first ever Leadership Awards Gala honoring the legacy of Beverly Willis on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street in New York City. For more information or to register, please email Carol Shapiro at or (212) 577-1200.

Meet the Construction Chiefs
Feb 26 :At 101 Park Avenue, PWC will host Richard Kennedy, co-chief operating officer, Skanska USA, Rick Chandler, commissioner, NYCDOB, Denise Berger, assistant. chief engineer, deputy director engineering dept, Port Authority of NY & NJ, and Andy Frankl, president, IBEX Construction. The event will run between 5:30 p.m and 8:00 p.m. Tickets run $85 for PWC members, $95 for non-member and $100 at the door for anyone without an advance reservation. 24 hour notice of cancellation is required.

PWC-CT Panel
Mar 3: Connecticut Chapter of Professional Women in Construction (PWC-CT) will host a panel discussion entitled “AEC Industry Women: Forging New Pathways”. PWC-CT will also be handing out their annual awards. It will be held at the Sheraton Hartford South in Rocky Hill, CT..

Jill Lovatt
Jill Lovatt

Public Policy Symposium
Mar 4: NAIOP-NJ will host “Public Policy Symposium: The Intersection of Transportation & Workforce at the Renaissance Woodbridge, 151 US 1 South, Iselin, New Jersey, at 8:15 a.m. Senate President Steve Sweeney will give the keynote address and a panel discussion will feature Mary K. Murphy, NJTPA, Aaron Fitchner, NJ Dept. of Labor, Michael Chrobak, Choose New Jersey, Jim Kirkos, Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce, Gerard Scharfenberger, Former Mayor of Middletown/Office of Planning Advocacy. Call Kathy Iola at 732-729-9900.

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.

REIT Symposium
April: 15: The NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate will hold its 20th Annual REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Symposium, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Pierre in Manhattan. This year’s keynote speaker will be Samuel Zell. The Symposium also will feature conversations with Martin Cohen, Jonathan Gray, and Barry Sternlicht, as well as many of the leading CEOs, bankers, analysts, and other professionals in the REIT and real estate industries. Contact Jessica Estrada-Watson at 212-992-3618 or

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.

May 14: The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Commercial Real Estate Awards. The awards will be presented during the 28th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, to be held at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, N.J. Finn Wentworth, founder and partner, Normandy Real Estate Partners will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Impact Award will be presented to Constantino T. Milano, Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc. Geoffrey Schubert of CBRE and Robert R. Martie of Colliers International will receive the Industry Service Awards. The winners of the Deal of the Year Awards will be revealed at the Gala. For complete details and updates, visit

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