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AROUND TOWN: Events you need to know about this week

Technical symposium

Oct. 15: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) will convene a group of architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) experts with building owners and city officials for a full-day discussion on resiliency and building performance. Jeremy Alain Siegel, BIG Associates, will keynote the event and speakers will include Kevin Davis of Con Edison, Douglas Fee of UDR, Robert Freudenberg of Regional Plan Association, and Eric Wilson of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Resiliency. The symposium takes place at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th Street, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Autumn Leaves Gala

Oct. 15: James Lenox House and Carnegie East House will honor three New Yorkers for their commitment to the needs of older adults at their annual Autumn Leaves Gala, at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on 141 West 54th Street. The co-recipients of the Mary Lenox Sheafe Award are Joseph Brancato, Gensler, and Gregory F. Burke, Lane Office. Board member, Erna Given will receive the Lifetime Service Award. Sandy Kenyon, ABC Eyewitness News, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Sponsorship and Ticket information can be obtained by visiting or Megan Scruggs at or 212-288-5886.


Oct. 15: The New York Association of Realty Managers presents “Water Damage Containment” on Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at 200 Madison Avenue. Hosted by Greater New York Insurance, the event will be a collaboration of industry professionals who are involved in each aspect of the water-damage-cycle. Free to NYARM Members, Limited space. Non-members $185. Contact Margie Russell for info at 212-216-0654 or email


Oct. 16: The New York Association of Realty Managers presents “Seasonal Exterior Perimeter Inspections & Assessment” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Apthorp Condominium, 2211 Broadway/West 79th Street NYC. Speakers are professionals related to:security, sidewalks, grounds, curb appeal and landscaping. Among them horticulturalist, Robert Syska principle of NY Horticulture Group, Inc. Free to NYARM Members, Limited space. Non-members $185 contact Margie Russell at 212-216-0654 or email

ECA Seminar

Oct 16: The Environmental Contractors Association (ECA) and CERT Institute (CERT) will host a seminar on Local Law 196 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM at The Sheraton Times Square at 811 7th Avenue. The expert-led panel includes John Connolly, Total Safety Consulting LLC; Peter Simon, CTotal Safety Consulting LLC; and Adam Zellner, Greener by Design. The seminar will discuss the new guidelines set forth by Local Law 196, as well as the key OSHA policies, procedures and standards construction staff needs to know. Additionally, the presentation will highlight environmental training now available through CERT for effective on-site remediation required for a broad range of hazardous environmental and infectious public health emergencies.


OCT. 17: The CoreNet Global New York City Chapter (CoreNet NYC) Young Leaders Committee will hold the second annual Ride for Breast Cancer Research benefitting The Pink Agenda. The event will take place at SWERVE’s Flatiron and Midtown locations from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.. The proceeds will go to The Pink Agenda, a nonprofit organization committed to raising money for breast cancer research and treatment. For details, email

Hope for Haiti

Oct. 17: Hope for Haiti a Naples, FL based non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of life for the Haitian people, will host its annual Harvesting Hope Celebration at 5:30 p.m. at 200 Elm Street in Stamford, CT. The Celebration will honor Citi Private Bank for their support. Individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by going calling Sarah at 239-434-7183, ext 213.

Women in Proptech Summit

Oct. 18: Women in Proptech present the The Women in Proptech Summit, a half-day event with speakers, presentations, panels and hands-on workshops. Event is from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Stroock: 180 Maiden Lane. Partners on the summit include Stroock and CRETech. To register, visit

NYC Real Estate Expo

Oct. 24: The day-long NYCRE Expo will draw over 5,000 to the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel. Speakers include Vince Rocco, Halstead; Michael Romer, Romer, Debbas; Paul Massey, B6 Real Estate Advisors; Kent Swig, Swig Equities; Bess Freedman, Brown Harris Stevens. Attendees are entitled to register for 7.5 hours of real estate CE credits through the New York Real Estate Center, the designated NYCRE Expo school. Advance registration is required at General Expo questions

USHMM Dinner

Oct. 28: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will present its National Leadership Award to Gary Jacob at the 2019 “What You Do Matters” New York Tribute Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street. The Dinner is chaired by Debrah Lee Charatan, Jeffrey Feil, Lloyd Goldman, Mindy Nagorsky-Israel and Ronen Israel, and Caryn and Howard Unger. In addition, Stacey Saiontz will also be honored with the National Leadership Award. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Registration Required: 212-983-0825 or

IIE Centennial Gala

Oct. 30: The Institute of International Education will host its 100th Gala at The Pierre New York. Martin Lipton will receive the Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding. Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, former chairman of the NYU board of trustees and member of the board of NYU, NYU Law and NYU Langone Health. News anchor Maria Bartiromo will lead a conversation with NYC business and philanthropic leaders Lipton, Ken Langone and Larry Silverstein. For more information contact Ellin Delsener at (212) 245-6570 or email or visit

BOMA Breakfast

Oct. 31: Buildings Owners & Managers Association of Greater New York will host its Annual Leadership Breakfast at Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, New York, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Melanie LaRocha, the new DOB Commissioner, will keynote the event. For details, visit

Construction Conference


Nov. 4: Anchin, Block & Anchin will host its 14th annual State of the Construction Industry Conference from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at The Harvard Club at 35 West 44th Street. This year’s theme is Building the Future: Transportation and Transformative Projects, featuring keynote speaker Rick Cotton, Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The event also features a panel moderated by Carlo Scissura, President and CEO, New York Building Congress, and including distinguished speakers Samara Barend, Senior Vice President – North America P3 Lead, AECOM; Hope Knight, President & CEO, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation; Ryan Marzullo, Managing Director – New York Design and Construction, Delta; and Michael Sweeney, Leader of the Eastern Region, HNTB.


Nov. 4: NAIOP New Jersey will recognize the service and contributions of volunteer leaders at the Annual President’s Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner at the Hilton Meadowlands, with networking and cocktails at 4:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 5:45 p.m. Anne Evans Estabrook of Elberon Development Group, Mindy Lissner of CBRE, and Diana Fainberg of D.E. Fainberg Associates will be inducted into The NAIOP New Jersey Hall of Fame. The Legacy Award will be presented to Peter Reinhart, director of the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University. Susan Karp of Karp Environmental Law will receive the Pillar Award. Steve Santola of Woodmont Properties LLC will be presented with the Advocacy Award and Gensler’s Dana Nalbantian will be recognized as Volunteer of the Year. Carlos Torres of Turner Construction Company will receive the Rising Star Award, and the Student Member of the Year will be presented to Robert Thomson, who is attending Roger Williams University. To register for the event contact NAIOP New Jersey at (732) 729-9900, or visit

Avenue of the Americas Association

Nov. 5: The Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Avenue of the Americas Association announced the 93rd Annual Gala, honoring Rockefeller Group for their ongoing investment of the Avenue of the Americas and the Midtown corporate corridor. The gala will be held at Gotham Hall on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Rockefeller Group will be presented with the Gold Key Award for their dedicated work on 1271 Avenue of the Americas. Building owners and major tenants on the Avenue will attend the Gala to celebrate the civic and commercial improvements that have been accomplished along the Avenue. Guests will enjoy fine dining and a performance by The Harlem Gospel Choir. Proceeds from the Gala will help the Association advance its mission in its 93rd year and promote the Avenue as a premier business community in New York City. For more information, visit

DOCOMOMO benefit

Nov. 12: The New York branch of the International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement will host A Modern Affair at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice.” The event will support DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State, honor the Ford Foundation Center For Social Justice for the renovation of its landmark building, and celebrate the legacies of Kevin Roche and Dan Kiley. Ticket: $250 individual or sponsorship. Location: Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 E 43rd St, New York. Contact:

PropTech Summit

Nov. 12-13: Reed MIDEM and MetaProp NYC host the third annual 2019 MIPIM PropTech NYC Summit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. This year’s lineup includes  Vicki Been, Deputy Mayor of Housing & Development in New York, and Lisa Picard, President and CEO, EQ Office – a Blackstone owned company.Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO, Empire State Realty Trust; Scott Rechler, Chairman and CEO, RXR Realty LLC (RXR); Michael Rudin, Senior VP, Rudin Management Company; and Dr. Andrea Chegut, Research Scientist, MIT Center for Real Estate.

WX Gala

Nov. 14: WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate (WX) will host its 2019 Woman of the Year Gala from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street, New York City. This year’s honoree for Woman of the Year is Paula Schaefer, Senior Vice President at Clarion Partner, and long-time member of WX. Proceeds from the event are used to fund scholarships for women entering the real estate profession in the NYC area, and to pay for educational, professional development and networking events for the organization’s Mentoring program. For details visit

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