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AROUND TOWN: Events you need to know about

WELL Workshop

June 5: BOMA-NY will host a WELLNESS Real Estate Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at IWBI Office, 220 5th Avenue, 8th Floor. Charlie Cichetti (WELL AP + WELL Faculty) run the 6-Hour WELL AP Exam Prep workshop that will teach you what you need to know to pass your exam and earn this professional credential. BOMA New York has also partnered with IWBI to host the workshop at their WELL office. Visit for details.

CIBS Program

June 5: CIBS-LI Educational Program: “IDA Benefits What You Need to Know” will be presented by officials from the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency at the Lower Level Auditorium, 58 S. Service Rd., Melville from 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Free to CIBS members and Associate members. RSVP:

AHA Benefit

June 5: James A. Pirot, managing principal, project management, Cresa, and Tommy Dwyer, executive managing director, Clune Construction Company, will co-chair 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. The benefit will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the Ascent Lounge in Time Warner Center. More information visit or contact

BTEW 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

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’s pop music hits, including Dua Lipa’s and New Rules and Shawn Mendes’ Treat You Better will make guest appearances. Doors open 6:15 p.m. Tickets infor at

AIA Conference

June 6-8: The American Institute of Architects (AIA) annual conference will be held in Las Vegas. Powerhouse keynote speakers include Ryan Coogler, co-writer and director of the Academy Award-winning film Black Panther; Reshma Saujani founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and Roman Mars host and creator of 99% Invisible, one of the world’s most popular podcasts about architecture and design. Among a variety of panel discussions, Architecture in Context will feature Emre Arolat, Hon FAIA, Founding Partner and Principal Emre Arolat Architecture; Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, Marlon Blackwell Architects; and Cathleen McGuigan, editor in chief of Architectural Record. The event will take place at the Westgate Pavilion II, located at 3000 Paradise Road in Las Vegas from 1:30 1o 2:30 PM on June 8.

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.

NYC Builds Bio

June 12: The Second Annual NYC Builds Bio+ Life Sciences Real Estate Development Symposium will take place at the Times Center from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, to examine the progress and potential that New York City has for the life sciences. The Symposium is NYC Builds Bio+’s flagship event and was launched in 2018 as a catalyst for driving targeted life science initiatives in New York City. Speakers include Nishta Rao, BioLabs@NYULangone; Doug Thiede, NYCEDC; Matthew Weir, Taconic Investment Partners; Michael J. Werner, Fried Frank and; Christopher Zelisko AIA, Jack L. Gordon Architects. For inforamtion, email

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

Cryptocurrency Seminar

June 12: Brenda Posner and Judy Vitha, directors of business development at Assured Abstract, will host a presentation entitled Structuring Real Estate Transactions Using Cryptocurrency at The Guardian Life Building, 7 Hanover Square, 15th floor, New York, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Max Dilendorf, Esq. of Dilendorf Khurdayan and Philip Robles of Popular Bank, will introduce cryptocurrencies and discuss the impact they will have on real estate markets. Email or call 516-250-9807.

1031 Exchange Strategies Program

JUNE 13: A concise 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 a.m. Registration. Program noon to 2:00 p.m.. N/NJ CLE/CPE and CE offered. Location: Newmark Knight 125 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY. Cost: Complimentary. Buffet Luncheon Included. RSVP to

NYBC Conference

June 14: New York Building Congress is hosting Ascend 2019, New York City’s Building Innovation Conference. This event is an opportunity for discussion about ways to drive real change in the future and to build smarter, faster and bolder. Speakers include Sidewalk Labs’ Rohit Aggarwala, PAU Founder Vishaan Chakrabarti, and Thornton Tomasetti’s Eli Gottlieb, P.E. The event will take place a The Times Center, 242 W 41st St, beginnina at 8.30 a.m. For details visit


June 17: The Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area (IOREBA), will host its annual Golf and Tennis Outing at the Morris County Country Club in Morristown, NJ. Check-in and registration fbegins at 11:00 a.m., with a 1:00 p.m. start for the tennis and golf tournaments. Pre-register for this event online at


June 18: The New York Association of Realty Managers Presents “Maintain Operational Continuity after Catastrophic Events.” The panel includes representatives from: DRI, Disaster Recovery Institute International; FS Project Management; New York City Office of Emergency Management; Eastern Public Adjusters; Douglas Elliman Property Management; Department of Buildings – Elevator Division. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 500 Eighth Avenue, Room # 304. Refreshments will be served. Advance Registration required. Free to NYARM Members. Non-members $185. Contact Margie Russell, for membership info, exhibit tables, sponsorships at 212-216-0654 or email

Casino Jazz Night

June 18: Casino Jazz Night raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS of NYC) at its 20th anniversary event at Cipriani 42nd Street from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. BBBS of NYC will honor the 35 individuals who have been recognized at Casino Jazz Night over the last two decades. Honorees include: Tony Malkin, Empire State Realty Trust; Jody Durst, The Durst Organization; Bill Edwards, Rockefeller Group;Michelle Felman, Vornado Realty Trust; Paul Glickman, Jones Lang LaSalle; Frank Pusinelli, RXR Realty. For information, visit or contact

Office Condo Panel

June 20: Rudder Property Group will host a Panel Discussion focused on the office condo sector and offering an owners perspective followed by a tour of Hidrock Properties newest office condominium conversion at 35 West 36th Street. Panelists include: Abie Hidary (CEO, Hidrock Properties), Kathy Fable (CEO/President, Quinn Fable Advertising), Joel Marcus (Partner, Marcus & Pollack) and Michael Rudder (Principal, Rudder Property Group). Lunch will be provided by Num Pang Kitchen. The event takes place at 35 West 36th Street, Unit 7E, from noon until 1.30 p.m.

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:

WBC Golf Outing
July 22: The Women Builders Council will hold is 5th Annual Golf Outing at the Wheatley Hills Golf Course in East Williston, NY. The shotgun tee-off is a 12.30 and a reception and duffet dinner with live auction and raffle will round out the day at 5.00 p.m. For details, visit

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