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AROUND TOWN: Events you need to know about this week

NYSAFAH Conference

May 16: Leaders in affordable housing development and policy will gather for the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) 20th Annual New York City Conference at the Marriot Marquis, 1535 Broadway, beginning at 8 a.m. The morning session, beginning at 9am, will include a welcome address from Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development Vicki Been and speakers will include Christine Quinn, former City Council Speaker and current President/CEO of Women in Need. To register RSVP with Robert Montano at 212-370-7840 or

LMCC Dinner

May 16: The 2019 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) takes place at Pier 17 in the Seaport District. Honorees this year are director Julie Taymor, David R. Weinreb and The Howard Hughes Corporation. This year’s Benefit Committee is co-chaired by Kevin Hoo of Cove Property and Brian Saluzzo of American Express. The evening will include a performance by four-time Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding, as well as a Silent Art Auction featuring the work of LMCC alumni artists. For more information, please visit


May 16: The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP will holds its 2019 Commercial Real Estate Awards at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J. Andrew J. Merin, Cushman & Wakefield, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Whitesell Construction Co., Inc. and Greek Development, will be honored with the Impact Award. The Industry Service Award will be presented to Gretchen Wilcox, President/Founder of G.S. Wilcox & Co. New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill will receive the Caren S. Franzini Public Partner Award, which recognizes local champions of development that inspire and transform communities. The members-only Gala ticket pre-sale is open now through March 18. Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Donna Laterza at 732-729-9900.Ticket sales will be open to the public starting March 19. For complete details and updates, visit

AEC Panel


May 16: Thornton Tomasetti Chairman and CEO Thomas Z. Scarangello will moderate a panel discussion on Nurturing the Vitality of the AEC Industry at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Proshansky Auditorium at 365 5th Avenue at 34th Street in NYC from 4:00-5:30 p.m. The panel, “How Do We Nurture a More Vital AEC Industry?” will take a look at the future of vitality in the AEC industry. Panelists include: Dr. Mary C. Boyce, dean of engineering, Columbia University; Dr. Jit Kee Chin, chief data scientist, Suffolk Construction; Mr. John Gilbert III, EVP and COO, Rudin Management; Mr. Chris Sharples, principal, SHoP Architects. Registration required. Contact

She Builds Breakfast

May 17: The Fordham Real Estate Institute will head to Brooklyn for the second event in its She Builds breakfast series. She Builds: Slaying Dragons in Brooklyn will take place from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at The Williamsburg Hotel. Open to any real estate professional looking to grow their careers, the event will feature the real estate powerhouses that built the Barclays Center, the Williamsburg Hotel and more. MaryAnne Gilmartin, CEO at L&L MAG, will moderate the morning panel. She will lead a discussion about the borough’s transformation and the visions for future expansion with Sonia Kaur Bain, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Ofer Cohen, Founder and CEO, TerraCRG; Sadie McKeown, EVP and COO, Community Preservation Corp. and; Toby Moskovits, President and Founder, Heritage Equity Partners. Registration for the event is $50. To register, visit

Design Panel

May 20: Designers Timothy Godbold, Evan Lobel, and Alex P. White will discuss “80’s Design in the 21st Century” during a panel moderated by Nicole Kapit, EVP of Designer Relations at Incollect. The panelists will discuss their latest projects and how they pull inspiration from one of the country’s flashiest decades. The event starts at 5 p.m. at the New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 806.

CoreNet Global New York City Chapter hosted its 2019 Annual Dinner at the American Museum of Natural History earlier this month. The dinner was attended by more than 800 professionals in the real estate, design and construction industries, as well as CoreNet NYC Members. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner where CoreNet NYC Chair, Jason Aster welcomed everyone with opening remarks.

NYARM Training

May 21&22: New York Association of Realty Managers will host two Mandated Sexual Harassment Prevention Training programs on May 21 from 6:30-9:30pm and May 22 from 3:00-6pm. The 2.5 hour program is for both management and staff and includes: Primary Instructor, Rachel Demarest Gold, Esq., partner, Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP. Gold is a distinguished NYS labor law & government policy attorney. Margie Russell, a prominent trainer in building management issues, will also present. Documentation will be provided to each successful trainee as proof of completion. NYARM’s Training is Customized for the Building Management Industry and the vendors who serve it. Location: Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Ave, at West 35th Street. $0 for NYARM members (various limits apply) and $250 per non member individual with reduced bulk pricing for management companies or groups. To register for a training contact NYARM executive director Margie Russell at Tel: 212-216-0654 or visit

Classroom Design

May 22: BuroHappold has convened a panel of experts for “An Exchange of Ideas: Shifting Paradigms for Academic Classrooms.” These experts, working at the cutting edge of the future of higher education, will discuss the catalysts for the changes, transformational design approaches, and lessons for future academic facility and instructional designs. Sara Lipka, from The Chronicle of Higher Education, will moderate the panel which will include Elliot Felix, Founder and CEO, brightspot strategy, William Menking, of The Architect’s Newspaper and others. From 6 to 9 p.m. at n BuroHappold Engineering, 100 Broadway. the event is free.

AHA Benefit

June 5: James A. Pirot, managing principal, project management, Cresa, and Tommy Dwyer, executive managing director, Clune Construction Company, have been named co-chairs for the second annual Hard Hats with Heart event to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA). The 2019 honoree is James P. “Jim” Burt, the former NFL nose tackle for the New York Giants from 1981 to 1988. The goal is to raise funds to train 90,000 individuals in hands-only CPR by 2021. The benefit will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the Ascent Lounge in Time Warner Center, at 10 Columbus Circle. More information visit or contact

Rockers in Relief Concert

June 6: New York real estate executives will rock out for charity at the 8th annual Real Estate Rockers in Relief concert at Irving Plaza. The concert will raise awareness and funds for NECHAMA, an organization that assists communities across the country in long-term domestic disaster recovery, including continued local relief efforts in the tri-state area following Hurricane Sandy. Founded in 2012 by Carl Schwartz, of Hunton Andrews Kurth, and David Lowenfeld of DHL Holdings, the event has raised $650,000 for NECHAMA since its launch. The show brings together talent from real estate companies such as Madison Capital, Taconic Investment Partners, ABS Partners Real Estate, L&L Holding Company, HFF, ABC Properties, Kushner Companies, Cadence Property Group and Chicago Title Insurance Company, to name a few. This year, Emily Warren and Scott Harris, two of the driving forces behind some of today’spop music hits, including Dua Lipa’s  New Rules and Shawn Mendes’ Treat You Better will make guest appearances. Doors open 6:15 p.m. Ticket info. at

BTEA Dinner


June 6:  The Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) will host its 116th Annual Leadership Dinner at the Ziegfeld Ballroom at 141 West 55th Street. The event chairmen are Jay Badame, President of AECOM Building Construction Division, AECOM Tishman Construction and Peter Davoren, President and Chief Executive Officer, Turner Construction Company. The BTEA will recognize industry leaders Harry Macklowe, Chairman and Founder of Macklowe Properties; Paul Darrah, the Director of Real Estate for Google and; Lorraine Grillo, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Design and Construction. For more information contact Lena Vega at 212.704.9745 or

BOMA NY – Golf Classic

June 10:  Join us for the annual Golf Classic at Edgewood Country Club.  Shot Gun Tee Time at 11:30 a.m.  The format will be Team Scramble. Putting Contest and Cocktails will be followed by an Awards Dinner at 5:30pm. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advanced and collected at registration desk.

NAIOP Industry Insights

Jun 12: Experts will convene to discuss “The C-Suite Perspective on How HR Drives CRE Decision” at the Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey Zapp Way, Jersey City, at  5:00 p.m. Speakers will include David Greek (Greek Development), Alex Fowlie (Cascades), Michael Sommer (Edison Properties), Jeffrey Babikian (CBRE). More information and online registration at

March of Dimes

June 13: March of Dimes North Central New Jersey Market will host the 2019 Real Estate Awards Reception at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm on. The event, which brings together over 300, will feature a networking reception, silent auction, and brief program. The Pynes Putting Challenge will take place prior to the start of the event. Christopher Johnson, Head Coach of  Hollister Construction Services LLC, is the 2019 honoree. For more information, visit or contact Michelle Dobbs mdobbs@marchofdim

1031 Exchange Program


JUNE 13: A discussion of 1031 requirements, common structuring obstacles and practical solutions available to investors. Highlights include special entity issues, partnership “drops and swaps”, PINs, avoiding boot and parking arrangements. Plus Opportunity Zones vs. 1031 and Replacement Property Options. Presented by: Pamela A. Michaels, Esq. SVP, Asset Preservation, Inc. and Eric Bicknese, Financial Advisor, Nationwide Planning Associates. 11:30 AM Registration. Program noon to 2:00 p.m.. N/NJ CLE/CPE and CE offered. Location: Newmark Knight Frank, 125 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY. Cost: Complimentary.  Buffet Luncheon Included. RSVP to

CIBS Panel

June 30: Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island educational program: “Is Long Island Still a Good Investment?” Panel includes John Finn of Damianos Realty Group, Joel Bergstein of Lincoln Equities, Richard Caputi of CRESA Partners.It will be held in the Lower Level Auditorium, RXR Executive Park, 58 S. Service Road, Melville, Long Island from 8 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Cost: Free to CIBS members and associate members. RSVP and info:

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