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AROUND TOWN: Events you need to know

NYARM Seminar

October 23: The New York Association of Realty Managers presents Seasonal Exterior Perimeter Inspections & Assessment from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Apthorp, meet at corner of 2211 Broadway/West 79th Street NYC. The Apthorp is the type of multi-faceted apartment compound that would provide realistic examples of periodic perimeter shapeups. Free to NYARM Members, Non-members $185. Contact Margie Russell, executive director for attendance/sponsorship/membership/certification advancement info at 212-216-0654 or email .

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; Louise Forbes, Halstead; 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, New York real estate industry leader, 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 for her dedicated leadership in the Museum’s Northeast community. 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 IIE Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding. Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, former chairman of the New York University board of trustees and member of the board of NYU, NYU Law and NYU Langone Health. He is also a trustee and chairman emeritus of Prep for Prep. Journalist and business news anchor Maria Bartiromo will lead a conversation with 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 Industry Conference

Nov. 7: 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, AECOM; Hope Knight, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation; Ryan Marzullo, Delta; and Michael Sweeney, Leader of the Eastern Region, HNTB.



Nov. 4: NAIOP New Jersey will recognize the outstanding service and contributions of its 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

NYARM Seminar

Nov. 5: The New York Association of Realty Managers presents “Logistics, Elevators & Building-wide Capital Improvements” from 6:30 to 8 O&S Associates, Inc., Engineers and Architects, 520 8th Avenue, Suite 2004 at West 36th St, NYC. The key elements of traffic control during elevator modernizations while accommodating other major system improvement projects. FREE to NYARM Members, Non-members $185 contact Margie Russell, executive director for attendance and other info at 212-216-0654 or email

Avenue of the Americas Association

Nov. 5: The 93rd Annual Gala will be held at Gotham Hall. Rockefeller Group will be presented with the Gold Key Award for their dedicated work on 1271 Avenue of the Americas. Guests will enjoy fine dining and a performance by The Harlem Gospel Choir. Proceeds 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 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

Annual Gala

Nov. 23: ArtsWestchester will present tis Innovator Award to developer Martin Ginsburg, co-founder of Ginsburg Development Companies, at its Annual Gala at the new Barbara Walters Campus Center at Sarah Lawrence College. The ArtsWestchester gala will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will include live entertainment, dancing and auctions. For tickets visit

AREPA Holiday Party

Dec. 4: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a Holiday Networking Event from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at The Third Floor Cafe located at 315 Fifth Avenue (3rd Floor). The event is free for 2019 AREPA Members. There will be a $20 charge for entry to this event. $25 at the door. For further information for this event and for membership information, please go to

ICSC New York Deal Making

Dec. 10-12: The International Council of Shipping Centers New York Dealmaking Convention take place at the Javits Center. “New Trends. New Tenants. New Technology” is this year’s theme. Among this year’s speakers are Amedeo Claris, CEO, Mercato Metropolitano Food Hall, Michelle Zhao, VP Retail Expansion, Rebag, Ken Bernstein, Past ICSC Chairmain, President & CEO, Acadia Realty Trust, Carren Coston, Director of Real Estate, Shake Shack, Daniel Katz, Managing Partner, Katz Properties Retail. For information, visit

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