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AROUND TOWN: Events, Seminars, Meetings & Talks, May-June 2018

B’nai B’rith Luncheon

May 9: Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President, RXR Realty, will be guest speaker at the luncheon beginning at noon at the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, Ivy Room. Pinsky’s topic will be “Creating an Affordable New York. 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.

LIREG-W Breakfast

May 9: LI real estate women host “Metro New York Real Estate Shaping Long Island,” featuring Ellen Rudin, managing director of the Melville office of commercial real estate brokers CBRE, and Jennifer Steig and Susan Hewitt, partners in The Cheshire Group, a Manhattan real estate investment company specializing in metro-area multi-family properties. From 8-10:30 a.m. at Old Westbury Golf & Country Club, 270 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury. Free for members of LIREG W, others $40. RSVP: 631-721-7400 or

Charity Art Show

May 9: Josh Berger, a managing director at Norman Bobrow & Company, will exhibit over 75 of his original art creations in a charity art show with a silent auction at 80 Maiden Lane from 6 to 8 p.m.. All proceeds will go to the Lower East Side Girls Club. the works will be also be on exhibit from 9 am to 4 pm in the 7,000 square foot ground-floor vacant retail space in the office building owned by the Wasserman Family & Normandy Partners who have donated the space for the show


May 16: Stephen M. Ross, chairman and founder of Related Cos. has been named as the first recipient of JASA’s Visionary Award, which will be presented at the Agency’s 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration being held at Hudson Yards. The award was created to honor individuals whose philanthropic works have had a lasting impact on New York and the organization serving the needs of more than 43,000 older adults. For additional information and tickets contact JASA at 212-273–5320.

NAIOP Awards Gala

May 10: The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP Gala at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, will honor Jon F. Hanson, chairman of The Hampshire Companies, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mack-Cali Realty Corporation CEO Michael J. DeMarco and Jeffrey J. Milanaik, partner, Northeast Region with Bridge Development Partners, will be honored with the Impact Award. Stan Danzig, vice chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, will be recognized with the Industry Service Award. Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac will receive the Caren S. Franzini Public Partner Award. For complete details and updates, visit

Arts Benefit

May 22: The Barrow Group, a performing arts organization, will honor Howard M. Rubin, partner at Goetz Fitzpatrick, with the TBG Founders’ Award at their Annual Spring Benefit at 6:30pm. at The Barrow Group Theater, 312 West 36th Street. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online at $100 of each ticket is tax deductible.

Breakfast Panel

May 30: Fordham Real Estate Institute and The Business Council of Westchester forum: Real Estate’s Next Revolution – From The Amazon Effect to Cannabis Legalization will take place from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the University’s West Harrison campus and will focus on the state of adaptive reuse throughout the County. Michael Stoler, Madison Realty Capital, will moderate a discussion between Adam Altman, KABR Group; Michael C. McQueeny, Genova Burns Attorneys at Law; Seth Pinsky, RXR. Registration for the forum is $45. To register, visit

IREM Course

June 4-8: The Institute of Real Estate Management is conducting a course titled Asset Management on June 4-8 daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Knickerbocker Plaza, 1751 Second Avenue (between 91st & 92nd Street) NYC. CMeets program requirements for CPM. A financial calculator or App is required. Member price $ 1,628; non-member $2,000. Register 30 days prior to course start date and save $100! To register or for more information please visit or call 212.944.9445.

REW Women’s Forum

June 5: Wendy Silverstein, president & CEO, New York REIT, will keynote the 7th annual REW Women’s Forum at the Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Panelists will focus on millennial management and HQ2 and what it means for you. Speakers include Janet Jenkins, senior director at NYC Department of Transportation; JLL senior vice president Erika Jean McNeil; and Spacesmith principal Elisabeth Post-Marner. For sponsorship and ticket information, visit:

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