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Around Town: MHA-NYC Gala, Co-op & Condo Expo


April 12: The Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC)  will host its annual gala at New York’s Pierre Hotel. Former U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy will be honored for his career of leadership and advocacy in support of mental health. Dinner Chairs for the gala include Jennifer Ashley Ph.D., Global Director of Human Resources of CBRE; Ric Clark, Senior Managing Partner and Chairman of Brookfield Property Group; and Charles Fitzgerald, Senior Managing Partner of V3 Capital Management, L.P. To learn more go to:

Co-op & Condo Expo

April 13: The Cooperator’s Expo, ( a one-day free trade show being held at New York Hilton Midtown will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and feature  over 300 exhibitors, free seminars and free advice booths. Registration for FREE admission to this event can be made online at

 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.

REBNY Uptown Expo

April 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 event.Those interested in attending should register online at or call 212-616-5261.

PLI Program

April 18-19: Attorney and author Joshua Stein will chair a two-day program on commercial real estate financing for the Practising Law Institute (PLI). The progra 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.  For sponsorship information and tickets visit

LIREG Networking

April 21: The Long Island Real Estate Group Spring Event will networking, dinner, cocktails, Scotch whiskey tastings, and music. It will take place 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.

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

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.  Individual 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, 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.

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, 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. 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,. 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, visit:

Commercial Management Leadership Breakfast

Jun 2: REBNY will be honoring outstanding leaders in the field of Commercial Property Management at their upcoming Commercial Management Leadership Breakfast. Awards include 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. To register, visit or contact Cindy Ramotar at

BOMA Conference & Expo

June 25-28: The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International will offer an extensive educational program and professional development opportunities at the 2016 BOMA International Conference & Expo, which takes place in Washington, D.C. Visit for more information.

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