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Around Town: MIPIM, Fordham RE Institute, Stacom Family Speaker Series


March 14-17, 2017: Global strategist Parag Khanna, an international relations expert and author, will keynote the 28th edition of the “world’s property market” to be held in Cannes, France. The event gathers players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transaction. The conference is organized by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions.

Fordham RE Institute

March 15: The Fordham Real Estate Institute at Lincoln Center will host a breakfast panel moderated by Michael Stoler from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the University’s Lincoln Center campus. “Residential Real Estate: Trends and Forecasts,” will feature Jan Burman, The Engel Burman Group; Roy Chin, TD Bank;Steven Dubb, Beechwood Organization; Allen Goldman, SJP Residential Properties;  Jeffrey Levine, Douglaston Development/Levine Builders;  Laurent Morali, Kushner Companies; Kenneth Pasternak, KABR Group; Seth Pinsky, RXR Realty; Eran Polack, HAP Investment Developers; Benjamin Stacks, Capital One Bank; Joshua Zegen, Madison Realty Capital. The event will take place at  Fordham Law School, Bateman Room 2-01B, 150 West 62nd Street, New York, 10023. Registration for the event is $75.00. To register, visit

BuildingsNY Show

March 21-22:  Gerald Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), will be the keynote speaker at 8:45 a.m. kicking off the BuildingsNY Show at the Javits Center.  His keynote will focus on President Trump’s evolving housing policy. BuildingsNY draws 6,000 industry professionals and more than 400 exhibitors . Registration is free at until March 2.

ULI-NJ Panel

March 23: Cushman & Wakefield’s  Senior Director Brian Whitmer, chair of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Northern New Jersey District, will introduce a moderated panel discussion during ULI’s program entitled, “The Newark Downtown Renaissance: Hahne & Company Redevelopment A Catalyst for Community Growth.” The event, open to members and non-members of ULI, will take place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hahne & Company building, 609 Broad Street in Newark. Visit to register.

AREPA  Seminar

March 23:  The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker and networking event from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue, 14th Floor. Gang Hu, President and CEO of Greenland USA   will discuss his distinguished career in real estate and current real estate projects Jane Weng Finance Director of Greenland Forest City Partners and Associate Finance Director of Greenland USA will also be speaking. Tickets are $50.00. Free for  2017  AREPA Members.  This Event is sponsored by Flushing Bank.   For information ago to

Speaker Series

March 29: The Stacom Family Speaker Series of Integrated Real Estate at will host a multi-generational panel event with parent-child panelists  Robert and Ryan Alexander, Robert and Alex Lapidus, Mitti and Remy Liebersohn, Jonathan and Marc Mechanic, Darcy Stacom and Amber Kraus, and Norman and David Sturner.    “Commercial Real Estate: The Rise of a New Generation” takes place at 180 Maiden Lane in Lower Manhattan.  The evening opens with a cocktail reception and networking between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Two back-to-back panels — moderated by Tara  Stacom and Jonathan Mechanic — will then follow between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. The event closes with additional networking between 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Attendance is limited. The event is open solely to members of the commercial real estate community. Interested parties can register by clicking here CRE-EVENT

DisruptCRE Conference

March 30: The third annual DisruptCRE will highlight the latest tech products influencing both the built environment and the people that work with its industries. Registration & Networking Lunch. Following the opening remarks, Keynote speakers who are at the forefront of the industry will share their ideas. Three panels—the state of CRE Tech: Executives POV, Building Tech, and TechTools—will round out the educational programming. A cocktail hour will be available to all attendees. The conference will run from noon to 6 p.m. at MHP Real Estate Services and Clarion Partners’ 180 Maiden Lane on the 29th floor. For more information, please visit

Private Equity Forum

April 4-5: The 4th Annual Real Estate Private Equity Forum on Land, Homebuilding & Condo Development will take place in Miami, FL. With a focus on private equity, debt and joint venture financing in the land, homebuilding and condo markets, experts will examine the latest investment opportunities, strategies and trends. For details, go to:

Women’s Leadership Conference

March 31:   Julia McFadden, AIA, an associate principal with Svigals+Partners and one of the architects behind the new Sandy Hook School, will join other prominent female leaders for a day-long conference at the University of New Haven. Her talk “What Is My Space Saying to Me?” focuses on the importance of a well-designed workspace and how it can affect productivity and even one’s sense of confidence.  The conference runs from 7.45 a.m. to 5 p.m at University of New Haven Campus,  Bucknall Theater, Dodds Hall,  New Haven, CT. Tickets are $85.  For details, go to

B’nai B’rith Luncheon

April 4: Joy Bailey-Bryant, Managing Director of U.S. Office, Lord Cultural Resources, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon beginning at noon at the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, Ivy Room. Her topic will be “Investing in Soft Power: Creating The National September 11 Memorial, The Museum of American Jewish Heritage and New York Values.” Lord Cultural Resources is the largest cultural planning firm in the world operating in 51 countries with over 2000 projects including Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. Admission is $70 up to two days in advance and $80 at the door. Registration can be made online at  or by sending a check payable to B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit to Aracelis Kuilan, BDO, 100 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY  10017, email :, Telephone:(212) 885-7239.

INM Private Equity Forum

April 4-5: The 4th Annual Real Estate Private Equity Forum on Land, Homebuilding & Condo Development will take place in Miami, FL. With a particular focus on private equity, debt and joint venture financing in the land, homebuilding and condo markets, experts will examine the latest investment opportunities, strategies and trends. For details, go to:

STA Dinner

April 6: The Subcontractors Trade Association (STA) will host its 48th Annual Construction Awards Dinner at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. STA will honor the accomplishments of Richard Kennedy, President of Skanska USA Building, the Builder of the Year Award; Joseph Leo, President of Atlantic Contracting & Specialties, as The Ronald Berger Subcontractor of the Year Award; Patrick Dolan, President of the Steamfitters Local Union 638, as the Labor Leader of the Year Award; Joseph Ferrara, President & CEO of Ferrara Bros, as the Michael Mazzucca Lifetime Achievement Award. For more information contact Samantha Sweeney at 212-398-6220 or email at

NAC Lecture

April 19: The National Arts Club will welcome Kate Wood, president of the non-profit landmarking advocacy LANDMARK WEST to the club for a discussion on how the preservation history of the Upper West Side offers important lessons to the Murray Hill neighborhood. The event will be held at the NAC, 15 Gramercy Park South, beginning at 8 p.m. Free. RSVP to

AIGA Awards Gala

April 21: AIGA, the professional association for design, will host its Annual AIGA Awards Gala in partnership with its New York chapter at Pier Sixty, located at 23rd Street and the West Side Highway at Chelsea Piers in New York City.  Chaired by Brian Collins, CCO, Co-founder, COLLINS, Bobby C. Martin, Jr., Co-founder, OCD | The Original Champions of Design, and Christine Taylor, Creative Strategist, Licensing, Hallmark Cards, the event will celebrate the 2017 AIGA Medalists and raise funds to support AIGA programs and initiatives. Event partners include sponsors such as: Google, Facebook Design, DropBox, Pentagram, Lippincott, Chermayeff-Geismar, Atlantic Records, and IBM, among others. For more information about the event or to register, please visit

Realty Foundation Cocktail Party

April 27, 2017: The Realty Foundation of New York (RFNY) announced that Paul J. Massey Jr., who earlier this year launched his campaign to run as a Republican for Mayor of New York City, will be the guest of honor at the organization’s annual cocktail party. Beginning at 5:30 pm, the event will be held in the historic Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of Rockefeller Center.  H. Dale Hemmerdinger, chairman of the foundation, confirmed the choice of honoree following RFNY’s annual Board Meeting.

ULI Meeting

May 2-4: New Drivers for Real Estate Financing, Design and Development is the focus of Urban Land Institute’s 2017 Spring Meeting Washington State Convention Center. John Schoettler, director of Global Real Estate, at Amazon, who will discuss what drove the company’s decision to create a 10-million-square-foot urban campus in Seattle. Ann Klee, of General Electric, will be discussing GE’s move from Fairfield, Connecticut to downtown Boston. There will also be keynote presentations from Alaska Airlines CEO Bradley Tilden and Daniel James Brown, author of New York Times bestseller The Boys in the Boat.


May 11: The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association, will present  its 2017 Commercial Real Estate Awards during the 30th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, N.J. Arthur M. Greenbaum of Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Impact Award will be presented to JLL. Hollister Construction Services LLC and Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company LLC will receive the Industry Service Awards. The winners of the Deal of the Year Awards will be revealed at the Gala.  The members-only Gala ticket pre-sale is open now through March 17. Ticket sales will open to the public on March 18. For complete details and updates, visit


May 16-17: The 5th Annual Real Estate CFO & COO Forum in San Diego, CA, is the premier venue for in-house financial and operational professionals to hear best practices and industry developments from a wide spectrum of real estate industry peers. The day and a half program features insights from senior officers at real estate developers, lenders, REITs, and operating companies. For more information, go to

Ave.of Americas Annual Meeting

April 26:  The Avenue of the Americas Association is pleased to announce its 2017 Annual Meeting Luncheon featuring keynote speaker, Daniel Boulud, renowned French chef and owner of a culinary empire. The event will take place from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at The Rainbow Room of Rockefeller Center in New York City.  Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception followed by a luncheon at Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room For more information about this event or to register, please visit:, or call (212) 626-6792.

INM Multifamily Forum

May 18-19: The Middle-Market Multifamily Forum in Huntington Beach, CA, offers a program uniquely targeted to both smaller and mid-sized owner/operators, a group that comprises 75 percent of all multifamily investors. Sessions will include: Cap Rate/Interest Rate/Inflation Rate Relationship; Tax Planning, Tax Incentives & Tax-Advantaged Multifamily Investments; Bringing Older Properties Up to Date. For more information, visit

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