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Real Estate Conference

April 29: William Newman Department of Real Estate hosts a half-day conference with major international real estate investors, developers, and academic researchers to assess recent and future trends and examine the risks in global real estate investing. REIT investor Sam Zell will offer the keynote address. The event will take place at Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Avenue 24th Street. Register at

BuildingsNY 2015
April 28-29: Borough Presidents Ruben Diaz Jr. of the Bronx and Eric Adams of Brooklyn will keynote the opening of BuildingsNY 2015 at 9 a.m. in the Javits Center with a panel discussion on “Housing in the Boroughs: Who Wants It?” At 9 a.m. April 29, Purnima Kapur, executive director of the New York City Planning Commission will kick off the second day of BuildingsNY with a discussion of “The Mayor’s Housing Plan: What, Where, and When.” A full list of exhibits and seminars and free pre-registration for attendees is available at

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.

Apr. 30: Rebuilding Together NYC (RT NYC) an2015 Coming Home Gala will be held on from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Yale Club. George Oliphant, host of NBC’s hit show George to the Rescue, will serve as Master of Ceremony for the event honoring Meredith Corporation Vice Chairperson, Mell Meredith Frazier, and Shawmut Design and Construction President, Les Hiscoe.

Rutgers Conference
May 1: Rutgers Business School Center for Real Estate is hosting its inaugural spring conference titled The New Urbanism Real Estate Conference at the Hilton Short Hills from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Registration is required and now open at
REBNY Upper Manhattan Open House Expos
May 2-3: The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) will be merging its two Upper Manhattan Open House Expos into one weekend this year from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Meet-and-greet at Harlem Tavern (2153 Frederick Douglass Boulevard). Tours of the available offerings will commence at noon. Email Desiree Jones at, or call Jeanne Oliver-Taylor at (212) 616-5261.

Appraisal Institute Luncheon
May 4: At the luncheon of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, “Taking the City by Storm”, Jared Kushner, CEO of Kushner Properties will serve as guest speaker in a one-on-one interview with Joel Leitner of Butler Burgher Group. Jared will discuss the company’s current and future real estate portfolio as well as his commitment to creating greater transparency and understanding in commercial buildings through technology. The luncheon and program will be held from noon – 2:00 PM at Club 101, 101 Park Avenue at 40th Street. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.. Cost per person is $120. Register online at Or call 866-966-3710.

May 6: Join the NYSSCPA Real Estate Committee for an open house briefing session at the FAE Learning Center at 14 Wall Street. Benjamin Daniel Seltzer, CPCU, USI Insurance Services, will provide an overview of how real estate risk should be managed from a Static Loss perspective. The event will take place between 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. One CPE credit is available. The event is free to members and $15.00 to non-members. Visit

Dealmakers Forum
May 7: EisnerAmper and Real Estate Weekly bring together the top investors, owners, and developers to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and innovations in the NYC market. Confirmed speakers include Paul Massey, president of New York Investment Sales, Cushman & Wakefield and John Catsimatidis CEO & Chairman, Red Apple Group.

The Red Hot Networking Workshop
May 7: Deena Baikowitz, Chief Networking Officer of Fireball Network, and long-time CREW member, delivers a dynamic program to help you become a powerful and effective networker. The event will take place between 6 P.M. and 8 P.M at Lend Lease at 200 Park Ave

B’nai B’rith Luncheon
May 7: Jeffrey Gural, Chairman, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, will speak on “Four Decades in Real Estate—Then and Now” 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 :, TeL: 212-885-7239.

Kamco Trade Show
May 7: Brooklyn-headquartered Kamco Supply Corp. will host a special trade show exclusively for builders, contractors and design professionals on from 2:00 P.PM. – 8:00 P.M. at Douglaston Manor in Little Neck, New York. To register for this exclusive building, construction and design professional trade event, visit To learn more about Kamco Supply Corp., visit

STA Awards Dinner
May 9: The Subcontractors Trade Association (STA) 2015 Annual Construction Awards Dinner will be held at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. Cocktails and dinner will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with the Awards Ceremony at 9:00 p.m. .For details contact Samantha Sweeney at 212-398-6220, email to

IREM Course
May 11-12: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will conduct Managing the Physical Asset on May 11 & 12 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at 1751 Second Avenue in NYC. Develop a first-rate, proactive, and sustainable property maintenance and risk management program by learning the specifics of planning, implementing, and monitoring property maintenance operations. The cost for member is $599; non-members $745. To register or for additional information please visit or call 212.944.9445.

AIR Society Benefit
May 13: Cantor Commercial Real Estate’s (CCRE) Michael Lehrman will be honored at the annual AIR Society Benefit at 4 World Trade Center. Since its inception, the New York AIR Society has raised nearly $4 million to fund research, patient care, and clinical and educational programs at National Jewish Health. Co-Chairs of the event at Stacey and Roger A. Silverstein, Silverstein Properties, Inc. Sponsors include Linda and Earle Altman; Harriet and Steven Croman; Nazee & Joseph Moinian. For more information, contact Mattie L. Shepheard at 212.297.0857 or or visit

IREM Course
May 13-14: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will conduct Investment Real Estate: Financial Tools on May 13 & 14 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at 1751 Second Avenue in NYC. The cost for member is $599; non-members $745. To register or for additional information please visit or call 212.944.9445.

Leadership Awards Luncheon
May 13, 2015 – The New York Building Congress hosts its 94th Anniversary Leadership Awards Luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas. The event honors Skanska USA President and CEO Richard Cavallaro, Milstein Properties Chairman and CEO Howard P. Milstein, and New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen, who will receive the Jack and Lewis Rudin Award for Service to New York City. The luncheon is chaired by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff US President and CEO Gregory A. Kelly and The Howard Hughes Corporation

CEO David R. Weinreb.
Friends of Israel
May13: Shimon Shkury will be honored at the Annual Gala for the New York Real Estate Division of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. The event, which will be held at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street, New York, NY, will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 pm and continue with the program and dessert at 7:30 pm.
Leadership Awards Luncheon
May 13, 2015 – The New York Building Congress hosts its 94th Anniversary Leadership Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 13th at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and 54th Streets. The event honors Skanska USA President and CEO Richard Cavallaro, Milstein Properties Chairman and CEO Howard P. Milstein, and New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen, who will receive the Jack and Lewis Rudin Award for Service to New York City. The luncheon is chaired by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff US President and CEO Gregory A. Kelly and The Howard Hughes Corporation CEO David R. Weinreb. Reception starts at 11:30 AM followed by luncheon and program at 12:30 PM. Individual tickets start at $550. Tables of ten are available starting at $5,250. For more information on reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jeanine Badalamenti at (212) 481-9099 or email To register online, visit

Real Estate CFO Summit
May 14: WeiserMazars’ Real Estate CFO Summit will be held at The Harold Pratt House & Peterson Hall and will begin at 7:30 A.M. It will conclude at 3:45 P.M. The forum will focus on key issues that top financial officers tackle, including capital raising, re-financing, back office operations, investor relations, SEC and compliance issues. CFOs, CAOs, heads of tax and other key finance executives from active real estate funds, REITs, operators and developers will be in attendance. This event provides a great opportunity to interview key players in the real estate space.
Speakers include: Ron Lagnado, Howard Landsberg and Shahab Moreh, Partners from WeiserMazars; Michael Levy, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investment; Scott Alper, President & CIO of Witkoff Group; Jayne Steward, Chief Accounting Officer of Annaly Capital Management; and John Gerson, Chief Financial Officer of Paladin Realty Partners.
Contact Scott Milliken ( to register.

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
Bottom-Line Spring Reception
May 20: Bottom Line, a not-for-profit organization committed to helping disadvantaged students get into and graduate from college, will host the Bottom Line-New York 4th Annual Spring Reception on from 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at The Loeb Boathouse located in Central Park on East 72nd Street and Park Drive North in New York City.
The event will be chaired by John Vaske, Managing Director and Chairman of Global Natural Resources of the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs & Company and William F. Oplinger, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Alcoa. The reception will directly support Bottom Line’s mission to help low-income, first generation college students earn their bachelor’s degree.
For more information about Bottom Line, or to get involved in the 2015 Spring Reception, please contact Kate Harrington at (212) 450-7300 or by email at
CBRE SVP to Receive Award
May 14: CBRE Group, Inc. announced today that Senior Vice President Geoffrey Schubert has been selected by the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP to receive the organization’s 2015 Industry Service Award.
The prestigious award recognizes firms or individuals that have made substantial contributions to the commercial real estate industry in support of its goals. As an award winner, Mr. Schubert will be honored at NAIOP New Jersey’s 28th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, which will be held on at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J.

Avenue of the Americas Association Luncheon
May 20: The Avenue of the Americas Association is pleased to announce its 2015 Annual Meeting Luncheon featuring speaker, Charles Bagli, the renowned New York Times reporter. The event will take place from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at The Rainbow Room of Rockefeller Center in New York City.

TASC Spring Benefit
May 27: TASC (The After-School Corporation), a leading education non-profit organization committed to expanding learning time and opportunities for students throughout New York City and nationwide, will host the TASC 2015 Spring Benefit from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Hippodrome located at 1120 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. Proceeds from the benefit will fund TASC’s mission to increase education and enrichment opportunities for kids who need it the most. Since its inception, TASC has provided more and better learning time for more than 700,000 children in underserved schools and communities. For more information about TASC, or to get involved in the 2015 Spring Benefit, please contact Kate Harrington at (212) 450-7300 or by email at

Brooklyn Hospital Foundation Awards
Jun 4: The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation will honor Christopher M. Conlon, Acadia Realty Trust with the 2015 Founders Medal and Stephen P. Palmese, Cushman & Wakefield with the Inaugural Robert B. Catell Young Philanthropist Award on June 4th, 2015 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. The event is chaired by Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG; Bruce Mosler, Cushman & Wakefield; Brett Yormark, Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets; and Gina Moskow. Event and donor recognition designed by Kenny Scharf. Entertainment provided by IMPACT Repertory Theatre. Proceeds to help build a new pediatric emergency department. For more information contact Debbie Niederhoffer, VP & Chief Development Officer at 718-250-8599 or

June 5th: The Salvadori Center, a New York City-based educational non-profit organization that enables students to see the math and science in the buildings, bridges, landmarks and parks that make-up their local communities, will host an All-Day Design Challenge for public school students. The event will begin at 9:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. at The Atrium Shops and Cafes, at Citigroup Center located at 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City.
Chashama Gala
June 8: The non-profit group chasma that helps artists with free and affordable space to create and present their works, will be hosting its 20th Anniversary Gala at the former Condé Nast offices and dining hall designed by Frank Gehry into a live demonstration of chashama programs. Proceeds will help chashama launch the Bronx Artist Housing Initiative, where artists will be placed in subsidized housing while taking part in community art projects for youth and seniors. The evening will honor Barbara and Donald Tober, leaders in supporting the arts. Barbara is the chairman emerita of the Museum of Arts and Design and Donald is the chairman and CEO of Sugar Foods Corporation. For ticket and sponsorship information, contact Anna Chan at (212) 391-8151 x42 or or visit:

March of Dimes Real Estate Awards Reception
Jun. 11: The March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter will honor Edward Russo, chief executive officer of Russo Development, at the organization’s 2015 Real Estate Award Reception and Pynes Putting Challenge. This year’s event will take place from 4:30 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the United States Golf Association (USGA) headquarters, 77 Liberty Corner Road in Far Hills. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available at various monetary levels, each of which carries a number of unique benefits. For further information on sponsorship packages, the Pynes Putting Challenge or reservations to the reception, contact Carol Roberts at (973) 296-8808 or via e-mail at Tickets can be purchased online at

Wine Tasting Event
June 11: On June 14, 2015, the firm team, Gettry Marcus SunRisers, will be participating in the 10th Annual SunriseWALKS at their Wheatley Heights campgrounds. Steven L. Marcus, Managing Partner, announced to the firm at their April 15th official SunriseWALKS kickoff that the firm goal is to raise $25,000.
To achieve the firm’s fundraising goal, they will be hosting a Wine Tasting Event at their corporate offices in Woodbury, Long Island. Gettry Marcus has opened up this Corporate Responsibility Initiative to their entire community of friends, family, clients and referral sources. Additionally, Gettry Marcus has reached out to TGS-Global, its international network of accounting firms, for support. TGS TaylorCocks, based in the United Kingdom, will be participating simultaneously at the London SunriseWALKS.
The event will be held at 88 Froehlich Farm Blvd., 3rd Floor Woodbury, New York 11797.
Jun. 16: TerraCRG, Brooklyn’s leading commercial real estate brokerage firm, in partnership with and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, announced that it will be hosting the fifth annual Only Brooklyn™ Real Estate Summit at BAM in Downtown Brooklyn.
Eliot Spitzer and Jeff Levine will keynote this year’s event on a panel moderated by Michael Stoler of TheStoler Report. The full-day program will also include speakers from Adamamerica, Brookland Capital, Greystone, Hudson Companies, Midtown Equities, Slate and Toll Brothers.
For more information about TerraCRG or this property, please visit or contact Lily Becker at 718.768.6888 or via email at


Jun. 16: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker event from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue (Between 32nd and 33rd St) , 14th Floor, New York, New York 10016. Mr. Young Woo, Founder and Principal partner of the real estate development firm Youngwoo & Associates will discuss his distinguished career in real estate as well as some of his company’s current projects. Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out. Tickets for the event $30.00. Free for 2015 AREPA members. For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to

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