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Around Town: LIREG Poker Night, CHIP Luncheon


LIREG Poker Night
Mar. 17: Long Island Real Estate Group is hosting a women’s poker night with the theme of “Learn how to win big in business using the strategies of Poker.” The event is being held at the Old Westbury Country Club on 270 Wheatley Road in Old Westbury NY, 11568. It costs $60 for members and $75 for non-members. Please RSVP to RoseAnn Simone at 631-721-7400. Or email

CHIP Luncheon
Mar. 18: Community Houing Improvement Program (CHIP) will host its annual President’s Club luncheon where its members will hear from New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres and Former New York City Deputy Mayor Randy Mastro on a range of issues affecting the City and the industry. Visit for more details.

REBNY Luncheon
Mar. 22: The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) will host a Members’ Luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Hilton New York. The event will include a panel discussion titled, “New York City Market Forecast – Where Are We Now? and Where Are We Going?” The panel will be moderated by Ron LoRusso of Cushman & Wakefield and feature panelists: Helen Hwang of Meridian Investment Sales, LLC, Hal Stein of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Chase Welles of SCG Retail, and Sacha Zarba of CBRE, Inc. REBNY will also announce the winner of its 2015 Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year Award. Contact Ossie Shemtov at for more information

NAIOP-NJ Seminar
March 22: NAIOP hosts the eCommerce Traffic eVolution presented by Langan Engineering and Environmental Services. Dan Disario will cover approaches that help all parties advance the projects that are allowing eCommerce to grow in the Garden State. The program will also include a slate of roundtables with industry experts. Registration, networking & breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Contact Kathy Iola at 732-729-9900 for more info.

WHF Zoning panel
Mar. 23: At the Nixon Peabody, 437 Madison Ave. (WHF will host a panel discussion on the proposed ZQA and the MIH. The moderator will be Deborah VanAmerongen, Strategic Policy Advisor, Nixon Peabody. Panelists inlcude, Claire Hilger, Director, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation, Andrew Berman, Executive Director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Anne Ketterer, Jonathan Marvel Architects.

IOREBA Developer’s Night
Mar. 28: the Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Associationof 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.

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.

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 Hotel. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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