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Around Town: IOREBA Developer’s Night, AREPA Networking


IOREBA Developer’s Night
Mar. 28: the Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area (IOREBA), will host its 24th annual Developer’s Night event at the Marriott at Glenpointe Hotel in Teaneck, N.J. A panel of developers will discuss their visions and strategies in today’s commercial real estate environment in N.J. Pre-register for this event online For more information contact AnnViolette at or RobDiLeo at

AREPA Networking
March 29: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a Spring networking event from 6 to 8 p.m. at Singl Lounge (at the Hyatt Union Square), 80 East 13th Street, NYC. There will be a $10 entry fee. Free for 2016 AREPA members. Tickets sold at the door will be $20.00. For further information and membership details, please go to

Branding Seminar
Mar. 29: Level Group is launching a new seminar series – “The Level Spotlight Event” – with the inaugural seminar focused on branding. Sponsored by Wells Fargo, it will take place on at 9:30 a.m.. at Wells Fargo, 150 East 42nd Street. It is open to all those in the brokerage community. Registration is required. RSVP to by Friday, March 25th. Seating is limited.

CREW Champagne & Shopping
Mar. 30 CREW New York will host an evening of champagne, light fare and shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The event will be held on Saks Fifth Avenue’s second floor. Admission and 10% of Saks purchases benefit the Charitable Fund. Cost for CREW New York members is $25; non-members, $50. Register at

Green Schools
April 1: Architect Barry Svigals will speak on the subject of compassionate listening in his talk, “Re-Membering Community: A Foundation of Sustainability,” at the Green Schools Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh. The Master Series presentation will address “the process of compassionate listening in the design of the new elementary school for Sandy Hook,” the community in Newtown, Connecticut. The talk takes place at GSCE from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. in Pittsburgh’s David Lawrence Convention Center.

CREW Luncheon
Apr 5. CREW New York’s luncheon will be the association’s Annual Powerful Women in Real Estate program. The event will be held at Club 101, 101 Park Avenue and 40th Street, beginning with networking at 11:30 AM, followed by lunch and program until 2:00 PM. Panelists, who will discuss current projects, trends and predictions for the future, include Heidi Lerner, Studley; Christina Warner, L&M Development; Laurie Golub, HFZ Capital; Moran Sellam, HAP Investments; and Marylou Berk, LeFrak. Erin Bond, New York Law School, will serve as moderator. Register at

NAIOP NJ Intercollegiate Case Study Competition
April 5: Future real estate professionals will present their designs for NAIOP NJ’s 2016 CRE Intercollegiate Case Study Competition (CREICS). Teams from Rutgers, Monmouth and NYU will share their vision for the best use of a Jersey City site donated by The KRE Group for study purposes. A $5,000 prize will be awarded to the winning team. The event will be held at the Park Avenue Club, Florham Park Opening remarks will be delivered by Jonathan Kushner (KRE Group), and Mayors Steve Fulop (Jersey City) and John McCormac (Woodbridge) have been invited to speak. Registration/Networking Cocktail Reception begins at 5:30 p.m followed by dinner and the program. For more information visit

STA Construction Awards Dinner
April 6: The Subcontractors Trade Association (STA) 2016 Construction Awards Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Pierre Hote. STA will be honoring the accomplishments of 2016 industry leaders, including Chris Zegler, Turner Construction, as The Builder of the Year Award; Linda Chiarelli, New York University, as The Silver Shovel Award; Christine Donaldson Boccia, JD Traditional Industries as The Ronald Berger Subcontractor of the Year Award; and Terry Moore, Local 46, Metallic Lather, as Labor Leader of the Year. For more information, contact Samantha Sweeney at (212) 398-6220 or by email at

Homebuying seminar
April 7: As a result of her television show, which has entered its 9th year, Carmen Lee Shue, president/owner of Lee Shue Realty, Inc. announced that she is invited to present her most popular and successful seminar, A Practical Guide to Buying a Co-op, a Condo or a House.. “Things You Should Know and Mistakes to Avoid” at NYU’s International Real Estate Class at their Washington Square Campus.

BOMA/NY Energy
Action Day
April 7: Nilda Mesa, director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, will present the City’s plan of 80×50 and describe what actions will be taken toward meeting the ambitious climate goal. BOMA will host the event at 101 Park from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Attendees must pre-register.

NYU Awards
Apr 8: Jonathan L. Mechanic, Chairman of Fried Frank’s Real Estate Department, will be honored with New York University’s (NYU) 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Also receiving a Distinguished Alumnus Award that evening is Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan Woodson. Former NYU president John Sexton will be receiving the Eugene J. Keogh Award for Distinguished Public Service and NYU alumnus and Broadway actress Ruthie Ann Miles will be receiving the Distinguished Young Alumna Award.The event will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York.

IREM Summit
April 9: The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) returns to Washington, D.C., April 9–13 for the annual Leadership and Legislative Summit. A member of the Museum of Broadcasting’s Radio Hall of Fame and the Journalism Hall of Fame, Ann Compton will be the keynote speak. She will draw from decades of experience covering the White House, traveling with presidents and vice presidents, and award-winning coverage of historic events like 9/11 to deliver her address at this year’s Summit. John Santora, CPM, COO and Chief Integration Officer at Cushman & Wakefield will be a featured speaker.

REBNY Uptown Open House Expo
April 10 & 17: The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and its Upper Manhattan Committee will host its 2016 Uptown Open House Expo – an all-access, free and public event where potential home buyers can conveniently view dozens of the hottest uptown Manhattan residential listings during this two-day event.Those interested in attending should register online at or call 212-616-5261.

Hyman P. Minsky
Apr. 12-13: The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College host the 25th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies. the event will take place at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. For complete conference program information, visit

LIREG Breakfast
April 13: Long Island Real Estate Group Networking Breakfast, panel discussion: “Brown is the New Green $$$” will take place at Old Westbury Golf & Country Club, 270 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury, NY. Those speaking will be Jon Brooks of Nixon Peabody LLP, James Rigano of Rigano LLC, Chuck Merritt of Merritt Environmental Consulting Corp. and Gary Rozmus of GEI Consultants Inc. The breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The event is free for member and $60 for non-members. RSVP at or call (631) 721-7400 for more info.

CHPC Luncheon
April 13: The 57th Annual Citizens Housing & Planning Council Luncheon will honor the best and brightest in New York City’s housing industry. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway.

B’nai B’rith luncheon
April 13: New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, will speak at The Cornell Club. 6 East 44th Street. The reception starts at noon Kallos is leading a move with the East River Fifties Alliance (ERFA) to restrict supertowers and over-development between 52nd Street and 59th Street east of First Avenue in Manhattan.Admission is $70.00 per person for paid reservations up to two days in advance. $80.00 per person at the door.

PLI Program
April 18-19: Attorney and author Joshua Stein, of Joshua Stein PLLC, will chair a two-day program on commercial real estate financing for the Practising Law Institute (PLI). The program, “Commercial Real Estate Financing 2016,” will take place at PLI’s New York headquarters, 1177 Avenue of the Americas. PLI will simultaneously webcast the program. Full attendance at the two-day program provides CLE, CPE, and CPD credit. Participants can also earn a full hour of Ethics credit through a program segment on “Legal Ethics for Real Estate Finance Lawyers.”The full two-day program costs $1,695 for non-members of PLI. Members of PLI attend free. For more information or to register, visit and enter “149202” in the search field, or call 800-260-4PLI.

Gala For Good
April 19: 10th Annual Gala for Good honoring Joey Levin, will take place at IAC HQ, 555 West 18th Street. Proceeds will help goods for good build more small businesses that fund orphan care programs in Malawi. The event will bring together entrepreneurs from New York City’s fashion, finance, design, and real estate worlds in support of this effort. For sponsorship information and tickets visit

LIREG Networking
April 21: The Long Island Real Estate Group Spring networking, dinner, cocktails, Scotch whiskey tastings, and music. at Old Westsbury Golf & Country Club. 270 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury, NY from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $75 for member and $125 for non-members and guests. RSVP at and call 631-721-7400 for more info.

RFNY Cocktail Party
April 28: The Realty Foundation of New York (RFNY) will honor Christopher Schlank and Nicholas Bienstock, co-managing partners of Savanna, one of New York’s leading real estate private equity and asset management firms, at the organization’s second annual cocktail party. The gala event will take place at Manhattan’s historic Rainbow Room on the 65th floor atop 30 Rockefeller Center beginning at 5:30 pm. For information, contact Executive Director Patricia Frank at /212 697-3943.

New York Building Foundation Dinner
Apr. 21: The New York Building Foundation ninth annual Premier Wine Dinner at the Four Seasons Restaurant Pool Room, 99 East 52nd Street. The event will feature guest speakers Peg Breen, President, The New York Landmarks Conservancy; Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic and Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair; and Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair and Commissioner, Landmarks Preservation Commission. Reception starts at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Building Foundation’s philanthropic work. For more information on reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact Alanna Draudt at (212) 481-9099 or To register online, visit

LIBI Anniversary
April 30: The Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI) will celebrate its 75th Anniversary at a Galaat the Huntington Crescent Club. Ira Adler, Partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP and Charles Mancini, Principal of the Park Ridge Organization are the Co-Chairs of the event. The organization will honor LIBI Past Presidents and Associate Vice Presidents with special recognition to Immediate Past Presidents, Alec Ornstein of Ornstein Leyton Company, and Mike Kelly of Kelly Development Group; and Paul Musso as Associate of the Year. For further information about the organization, visit

Real Estate Weekly and Eisner Amper Women’s Forum
May 11: A morning of debate and insight from accomplished female leaders. The event will take place at The Bar Building at 36 West 44th Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will deliver a keynote address. Speakers include Toby Moskovits, Heritage Equities; Laura Pomerantz, the head of strategic account, Cushman &Wakefield; Colliers International president Cynthia Foster; and Alisa Mall, director of Carnegie Corporation, Visit to register.

May 12: The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP announced the recipients of its 2016 Commercial Real Estate Awards will be presented during the 29th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, N.J. Donald Witmondt, Woodmont Properties, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Impact Awards will be presented to Brandywine Realty Trust and Robert Rudin of Cushman & Wakefield. Rotwein+Blake will receive the Industry Service Award. The winners of the Deal of the Year Awards will be revealed at the Gala. The members-only Gala ticket pre-sale is open. Ticket sales will open to the public on March 18. For complete details and updates, visit

NYBC 95th Leadership Awards Luncheon
May 18: The New York Building Congress will host its 95th Anniversary Leadership Awards Luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and 54th Streets. The event honors Sciame Construction LLC President Joseph G. Mizzi, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast, and RXR Realty Chairman and CEO Scott Rechler, who will receive the Jack and Lewis Rudin Award for Service to New York City. The luncheon is chaired by Brookfield Property Group Chairman Ric Clark and Con Edison Chairman and CEO John McAvoy. The journal is chaired by HNTB Corporation Northeast Division President Michael J. Sweeney. Reception starts at 11:30 AM followed by luncheon and program at 12:30 PM. Individual tickets start at $600. Tables of ten are available starting at $5,750. For more information on reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jeanine Badalamenti at (212) 481-9099 or email To register online, visit

NYC Global Property Market conference
June 1-2: The Global Property Market conference will be held at the Javits Center . 30+ panel sessions with speakers, including Dr. Fareed Zakaria from CNN. For more information about the series, including registration details, please visit: To take advantage of sponsorship opportunities for optimal brand exposure within the program and at the conference, visit:

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