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AROUND TOWN: Events you need to know about this week


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.

Nov. 13: The New York Association of Realty Managers presents “Elevator Budgeting for Modernizations & Capital Improvements” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at R.E.M. Residential Management 36 West 37th Street, NYC . Presented by Joseph Caracappa, President, Sierra Consulting Group, Elevator/Escalator Consulting, and Joseph Corrado, Executive Vice President, Champion Elevator Corp. FREE to NYARM Members, Non-members $185 contact Margie Russell, executive director for info at 212-216-0654 or email

BTEA Awards Breakfast
Nov. 14: The Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) 2019 Construction Safety Awards Breakfast will take place from 8:00 a.m. to noon at Second, an event space at 849 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. Keynote speaker is Melanie La Rocca, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Buildings, and there will be a special presentation on construction safety trends from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and Department of Buildings. The event will kick off with a welcome introduction by Louis Coletti, President and CEO of BTEA. The awards will celebrate safety winners in the following categories: Safety Innovation, Best Practice/Safety Culture, Overall Project Safety, Hardhat Safety Award and Outstanding Safety Committee Member. For details, please visit:


Nephcure Fundraiser
Nov. 14: Jay Badame, President of AECOM Tishman, will be this year’s honoree at Nephcure Kidney International’s 15th annual Countdown to a Cure fundraising benefit from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Pier Sixty in Chelsea Piers. Countdown to a Cure includes a dinner, a live auction and an opportunity to network with some of New York’s leading industry professionals. For details visit

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

Jersey City Summit
Nov. 18: The Jersey City Summit for Real Estate Investment will host its 5th Annual Gathering at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City, 2 Exchange Place. Join Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor Steve Fulop and real estate principals for a day of discussion and networking. Speakers include Paul Silverman, SILVERMAN; Kenneth Pasternak, KABR Group; Christ Weilminster, Urban Edge Properties; Christopher Albanese, The Albanese Organization and; Dean Marchetto, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects. Visit for details.


Muscle Team Gala
Nov. 19: MDA is hosting its 23rd annual Muscle Team Gala at 6 p.m. at Cipriani Wall Street (55 Wall Street, New York, NY). Highlighting MDA’s thematic of “Power of Will,” the Gala will champion people living with neuromuscular diseases who pursue their dreams despite physical setbacks and honor leaders in the real estate community. MDA’s 2019 Muscle Team Committee Chairs are led by a distinguished group of real estate leaders and executives: Philip Bottega, SL Green; Anthony Cammarata Jr., Goldman, Sachs ; James C. Halpin, Platinum; Ted Moudis, Ted Moudis Associates; Michael Neary, Structure Ton; Edward V. Piccinich, SL Green; Russ Salzberg, NYC Sportscaster and; Joseph Trancina, Unity International Group.Tickets are available at For additional information about MDA, visit:

RELA Seminar
Nov. 21: The Real estate Lenders Association will host a market update Shark Tank-style at the offices of Morrison & Foerster, 250 West 55th Street, beginning at 8.15 a.m. After each of the three presentations, a Shark Tank-style panel of senior real estate executives will question presenters and share their own perspectives on each real estate sector. Presenters will be Leslie Fox, International Council of Shopping Centers; Bruce Mosler, Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield; Marty Burger, Silverstein Properties. Shark Tank panelists will be Brad Dubeck, , Bank of America; Bob Foley, TPG RE; Glenn Grimaldi, HSBC Bank; John Lippmann, NYL Real Estate Investors; John Maurer, Capital One and; Chris Miculis, Nuveen. For more inof, email or call Jeanette Lopez 212- 506-7319.

Annual Gala
Nov. 23: ArtsWestchester will present its 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

Mitti Liebersohn, President & Managing Director of Avison Young’s NYC Operations and members of his team took part in the firm’s sixth annual Day of Giving . Employees volunteered through HELP USA at a homeless shelter for women.
“The annual Avison Young Day of Giving initiative is our way of giving back to the communities we serve,” noted Liebersohn. “It was an honor to join the thousands of Avison Young employees around the world as we all take one day out of the year to make community contributions and support worthy causes on a global scale.”

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