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AROUND TOWN: Events you need to know about this week


Nov. 20: The New York Building Congress Indsutry Recognistion Gala will take place tonight at The Grand Hyatt, 109 West 42nd Street, beginning at 6 p.m. Honorees are Victoria Cerami, Cerami & Associates; Mitchel Simpler, Jaros, Baum & Bolles; and Peter Davoren of Turner Construction who will accept the Public Service Award.

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 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 info. email or call Jeanette Lopez 212- 506-7319.

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

CREWNY Retail Panel


Dec. 3: A panel of industry leaders will discuss the city’s changing retail landscape, leasing patterns, and the trends that are reshaping the physical retail experience at the start of a new decade. Commercial Real Estate Women of New York (CREW-NY) will welcome speakers Diana Boutross, Cushman & Wakefield; Alison Embrey Medina, RetailX; Mary McGreevy, Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards; Christina Warner, L&M Development Partners and; Amira Yunis, CBRE. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Club 101, 101 Park Avenue at 40th Street.

Multifamily Summit


Dec. 3: CAPRE’s 9th Annual New Jersey Apartment Summit, will be held at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City. Active investors and developers will be in attendance. Speakers and panelists will include Adam Altman, Kabr Group; Joel Bergstein, Lincoln Equities; Jose Cruz, JLL; and Jeffrey Dunne, CBRE. Visit for details.

NYARM Exposition

Dec. 4: New York Association of Realty Managers, NYARM, invites the building management industry to its Annual Exposition. Free for building, property, facility managers, owners, landlords, co-op/condo boards, resident managers, superintendents, operating engineers. Up-to-date content regarding: Energy Commodities Swaps; Legal & Engineering Issues; Elevator Technology New & Old; Collaborative Panel Discussions; Management Certification and Professional Development Classes; Building Wellness Program; Compliance Trainings and; Popular Industry Networking. Advance Registration is Required LOCATION is 500 Eighth Ave @ West 35th St 3rd Floor, NYC. Contact Margie Russell, executive director, for Exhibit Booths, Table Tops, Sponsorships and Non-member pricing at 212-216-0654 or

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

Empire Ball

Dec. 11: The Real Estate Division of the Diabetes Research Institute will host the annual Empire Ball at the Grand Hyatt in New York City . The fundraiser aims to raise $1.5 million in support of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), located at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. This year’s Empire Ball honors Simon Wasserberger, Senior Vice President, EQ Office, Robert Scheinman, Principal, J.T. Magen & Company Inc, and Mark Gregorio, President, TEI Group. The black-tie-suggested affair will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt (109 East 42nd Street at Lexington Avenue) with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and dancing. For more information visit

BOMA Holiday Luncheon

Dec. 13: The Building Owners & Managers Association of greater New York will host a festive celebration beginning at 11.30 a.m. at the Gran Hyat 106 West 42nd Street. There will be a presentation of the Civi Betterment Award and installation of new officers. For information, visit BOMANY.ORG

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