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Around Town: LIREG Diner, BOMA Course

BOMA-NY Seminar
April 20: Building Owners & Managers Association will host a Cybersecurity Seminarat Club 101 at 101 Park Avenue at E. 40th Street, New York, New York. A diverse panel of IT experts from the real estate, government and consulting worlds willy demystify this vast topic and relate it directly to our daily operations. For details, go to

LIREG Dinner
April 21: The Long Island Real Estate Group Spring Event will include networking, dinner, cocktails, Scotch whiskey tastings, and music. It will take place at Old Westsbury Golf & Country Club. 270 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury, 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.

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, contact Alanna Draudt at 212-481-9099 or To register online, visit

BOMA Course
April 22: The LEED Green Associate certificate is designed for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice and denotes basic knowledge of green design, construction and operations. At the end of the course you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The course will be held at the BOMA NY office at 11 Penn Plaza, 22nd Fl. on 7th Between 31st & 32nd Streets New York, New York 10001.

WCR Luncheon
April 28: The Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR), Empire Westchester Business Resource Network will hold a Kentucky Derby Spring Luncheon at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will benefit the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Program at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $125 and reserved tables of 10 are $1,250. Tickets are available online at Tickets at the door will be $150.00.

RFNY Cocktail Party
April 28: The Realty Foundation of New York (RFNY) will honor Christopher Schlank and Nicholas Bienstock, co-managing partners of Savanna, 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.

LIBI Anniversary
April 30: The Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI) will celebrate its 75th Anniversary with a Gala at 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

B’nai B’rith Luncheon
May 3: James Ramsey, principal, RAAD, will speak on “Creating the Lowline — New York City’s First Underground Park” at noon at the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street. Ramsey, a former NASA engineer, and Dan Barasch are building a three-block subterranean park below Delancey Street at an estimated cost of $60-75 million. Admission is $70 and $80 at the door. Register online at or send check payable to B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit to Aracelis Kuilan, BDO, 100 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10017, email:, Tel: 212-885-7239, Fax: 212-885-8118

May 5: The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, a division of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR) will host a Red Carpet Spectacular Cocktail Party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Patriot Hills in Stony Point, NY. The event will benefit Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley. Tickets are $75 per person.

CIBS Panel
May 5: The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society (CIBS) and The Retail Network (TRN) will present a panel discussion on “The Evolution of Retail Space on Long Island” in the lower level auditorium at the RXR Executive Center, 58 South Service Road, Melville, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program, free to CIBS broker and associate members and TRN members, will run until 10:45 a.m. The panel, moderated by Russel Helbling, a vice president at Sabre Real Estate Group, will include Joseph Deal, a principal of Bohler Engineering; Jayson Siano, managing principal of the retail space brokerage Sabre Real Estate Group, Robert Sandler, a partner in the Farrell Fritz law firm, and Joshua Weinkranz, president-northeast region of Kimco Realty Corp. Reservations may be made via email to

Women’s Forum
May 11: Real Estate Weekly and Eisner Amper present the 5th annual Women’s Forum, a morning of debate and insight from accomplished female leaders. The event will take place at The Bar Building, 36 West 44th Street, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will deliver a keynote address. Speakers include Colliers International president Cynthia Foster; Lisa Kiell, vice chairman, JLL; Kathleen McCarthy, senior managing director and Global Chief Operating Officer, Blackstone Real Estate group. For sponsorship opportunities, email For tickets, visit

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 Awards
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. 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 a.m. followed by luncheon and program at 12:30 p.m.. 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

BuildingsNY Show
May 24-May 25: BOMA-NY will have a pavilion at the commercial real estate exhibition showcasing CRE technology, products and services. Adjacent to the BOMA/NY Pavilion will be the BOMA/NY Lounge, providing food, refreshments, and a meeting space. Register at

Global Property
Market Conference
June 1-2: The Global Property Market Conference will be held at the Javits Center. There will be over panel sessions with speakers, including Dr. Fareed Zakaria from CNN. For more information about the series, including registration details, please visit

REBNY Breakfast
Jun 2: REBNY will honor outstanding leaders in the field of Commercial Property Management at the upcoming Commercial Management Leadership Breakfast. The Board will present the John M. Griffin Community Service Award, the On-Site Manager of the Year Award, the Portfolio Manager of the Year Award, the Small Buildings Engineer of the Year, the Large Buildings Engineer of the Year, the Security Professional of the Year, the Porter of the Year, the Rising Star of the Year and the Best Engine Room Award.

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