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AROUND TOWN; Events you need to know about this week

SIEDC Summit

Sept. 19: Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) Healthy Housing Summit will showcase cutting-edge ideas in modern housing. Among the speakers will be CetraRuddy principal Eugene Flotteron, AIA, and Dr. Brahim Ardolic, executive director of Staten Island University Hospital. The summit will be held from 8:00am to 12:15pm at the Empire Outlets, 55 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.

NYWCC Awards

Sept. 20: The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce (NYWCC) will honor 13 women leaders at its 17th annual Women of Excellence awards ceremony to be held at the Battery Gardens Restaurant in lower Manhattan from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m.. Honorees include Lorraine Grillo, NYC School Construction Authority president & CEO and commissioner of the agency’s Department of Design & Construction. For tickets and/or more information, call (212) 491-9640, email Lawrence Miles at or 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, principal of Joshua Stein PLLC, 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 11:45 a.m. at the Cornell Club (6 East 44th Street). Register online at, or call 516-997-3707.

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 workshops, connect with County departments, and network with local businesses. The conference is being held from 8 am to noon at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights. To register call 914- 995-2900 or email at


Sept. 25: The Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area (IOREBA) will host its Fall Kick-Off Event at Century Campus, located at 6 Century Drive in Parsippany, New Jersey. Members and guests are invited to an evening of networking along with an informative discussion about amenitizing existing office product in suburban NJ to accommodate new and existing tenant requirements. Michael Bergman, president and CEO of Bergman Real Estate Group, and owner of the three-building Century Campus office park, will lend his expertise. Registration is $75 for members and $110 for non-members. For more details visit, or contact Ann Violette at

AREPA Speaker Series

Sept. 26: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association will welcome Jonathan Schultz, co-founder of Onyx Equities, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue. Tickets are $50.00. Free for 2019 AREPA Members. This Event is sponsored by GCP Capital Group, LLC. For information 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


Oct. 8: The Plumbing Foundation City of New York, Inc. (PFCNY) Renewable Energy Forum: The Natural Gas Debate and Implications for the Building Industry will be held at the NYC Seminar and Conference Center on 46 West 24th Street. Speakers include Council Member Rafael L. Espinal Jr.; Scott Frank, JB&B; Chris Cavanagh, National Grid; Zachary Steinberg, REBNY; John Gilbert, Rudin Management; Bob Wilson, Northeast Gas Association.

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. Reception will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program from 7-9 p.m. For information, contact Charlene Nixon, or visit 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. Sponsorship and Ticket information can be obtained by visiting or Megan Scruggs at or 212-288-5886.


OCT. 17: The CoreNet Global New York City Chapter (CoreNet NYC) Young Leaders Committee will hold the second annual Ride for Breast Cancer Research benefitting The Pink Agenda. The event will take place at SWERVE’s Flatiron and Midtown locations from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM. The proceeds will go to The Pink Agenda, a nonprofit organization committed to raising money for breast cancer research and treatment, with a focus on raising awareness among young professionals. For more information about the event, including ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities, email

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