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AROUND TOWN: Events you need to know about this week

MaryAnne Gilmartin

YM/WREA Luncheon
Sept. 10: MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder & CEO, L&L MAG, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon to be held at The University Club, One West 54th Street, College Hall (Main Floor). The reception begins at 12:00 p.m.  Guest reservations will only be accepted from a member. Guest fees are $85.00 per person, For information, visit

ICSC Conference
Sept. 11-12: The International Council of Shopping Centers PA/NJ/DE Dealmaking Convention takes place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Keynote speaker is Sharon Pinkerson, Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Film Office.  For details, email

WHF Panel
Sept. 11: Women in Housing and Finance, Inc. is hosting a second conversation on the role of title insurance in affordable housing development from 9-10 a.m. at Enterprise Community Partners, One Whitehall Street, 11th Floor. Speaker is Julia Solo, senior vice president, Federated National Land, who will provide a basic overview of what it is and why you need it, review differences in policy types, discuss risk management, and answer questions. Non-members $25, members and students $15. Light breakfast will be.For more information visit

ULI Fall Meeting
Sept. 18-21: Increasing diversity within the real estate industry, as well as incorporating sustainability in real estate transactions, are among the topics and issues that industry experts will be discussing at the Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Fall Meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This year’s speakers include Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations and Amazon’s director of worldwide economic development, Holly Sullivan. For information visit

MBA Luncheon
Sept. 24: Loan workouts in a commercial real estate market ripe for a correction will be the subject of a lunch program to be hosted by the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York at the Cornell Club. Joshua Stein, the sole principal of Joshua Stein PLLC and a member of the MBA-NY board, will moderate the program. Richard Fries, a senior real estate partner at Sidley Austin LLP, will be the main speaker. The program will kick off at 12:30. Registration for the program at the Cornell Club (6 East 44th Street) will open at 11:45 a.m., with networking and a buffet lunch. The presentation will begin at 12:30 and include a question and answer period, ending at about 2. Register online at, or call 516-997-3707. You can also send email to: Early registration costs $90 for members and $125 for non-members.

MWBE Conference
Sept. 25: The Westchester County Office of Economic Development in partnership with the Town of Yorktown and the Yorktown Small Business Association will host conXpo North, a conference where Minority/Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) and Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBEs) can attend informative workshops, connect with County departments, and network with local businesses. The half-day conference is being held from 8 am to noon at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights. To register call the Westchester County Executive Office at (914) 995-2900 or email at

AREPA Speaker Series
Sept. 26: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a Distinguished speaker and networking event from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue (Between 32nd and 33rd St) , 14th Floor, New York, New York 10016. Jonathan Schultz Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Onyx Equities will discuss his distinguished career in real estate and his company’s current real estate technology projects  Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out.  Tickets for the event $50.00. Free for 2019 AREPA Members. This Event is generously sponsored by GCP Capital Group, LLC.    For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to 

St. Jude fundraiser
Oct. 2: The St. Jude Spirit of Hope Fundraiser will take place at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street from 6 to 10 p.m. This year’s theme is BBQ, Blues, & Bourbon. Join some 500 real estate industry professionals for an evening of Southern hospitality, drinks and music. For info. visit


AIR Society Benefit
Oct. 3: AIR Society “The Sky’s The Limit” Benefit will honor Roger A. Silverstein, Executive Vice President at Silverstein Properties, Inc. at Ascent Lounge at 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Register now, at or contact Mattie Shepheard at

BCW Dinner
Oct. 10:  The Business Council of Westchester (BCW) will welcome MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren as the keynote speaker at the BCW Annual Dinner at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, N.Y. Cocktail reception will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program from 7-9 p.m. For information on sponsorships, contact Charlene Nixon, Senior Director of Membership, at To register or for more information about the dinner, please 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, Managing Principal and Vice Chairman at Gensler, and Gregory F. Burke, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Lane Office. Board member, Erna Given will receive the Lifetime Service Award. Sandy Kenyon, ABC Eyewitness News, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.  The Gala raises funds to support safe, affordable living at James Lenox House and its sister residence, Carnegie East House.  Sponsorship and Ticket information can be obtained by visiting or Megan Scruggs at or 212-288-5886.

Women in Proptech Summit
Oct. 18: Women in Proptech present the The Women in Proptech Summit, a half-day event where attendees will have the chance to network, learn and explore the real-world applications of data, sensors and transformative technologies being used to achieve a sustainable built environment. Speakers will lead presentations, panels and hands-on workshops guiding the conversation around the future of the sustainable built environment. 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; Louise Forbes, Halstead; Andrew Flachner, Real Scout; Paul Massey, B6 Real Estate Advisors; Kent Swig, Swig Equities; Bess Freedman, Brown Harris Stevens; and Luciane Serifovic, Luxian International Realty. 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 at the Dinner 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 NYC business and philanthropic leaders Lipton, Ken Langone, and Larry Silverstein. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, and tickets, contact Ellin Delsener at (212) 245-6570 or email 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

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 panelist include Cleve Adams, CEO of Site 1001; Ryan Anderson, VP of Digital Innovation at Herman Miller; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner at BIG.

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

The Weichert Family of Companies raised $200,000 during its 19th annual charity golf outing to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS). Weichert has raised over $1.6 million for the ACS and breast cancer research t since the annual fundraiser began in 2001. Held annually at the Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, N.J., this year’s outing included 368 participants. The emcee was TV and radio personality Bill Spadea. Joe McDonald, Charity Outing chairperson and regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, is pictured presenting the check to Angela Quant, director of Regional Corporate Relations for the American Cancer Society
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