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AROUND TOWN: NAIOP’s annual meeting and IFMA awards dinner

New Bronx Chamber of Commerce Networking Event
Jan. 23: The New Bronx Chamber of Commerce will hold a business card exchange and networking event at the Bronx Beer Hall, 2344 Arthur Avenue, Bronx. Admission will be $10 for Chamber Members; $15 for Guests of Chamber Members; $20 for Non-Members. RSVP at


NAIOP-NJ Annual meeting
Jan. 24: NAIOP will host speakers to discuss the “Amazon Effect” and other major disruptors to the commercial real estate world. The event will be held at the Hilton Short Hills at 41 John F Kennedy Parkway from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Cocktails will be served at the start, with dinner later in the evening. Speakers include Tim Lizure from NJPAC, Mike DeMarco from Mack-Cali and Aisha Glover from the Newark Alliance. To register, visit

IFMA Awards
Jan. 24: The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) New York City Chapter will celebrate its 36th anniversary at this year’s Annual IFMA NYC Awards for Excellence Dinner. The event is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Plaza Hotel. The annual award ceremony hosts over 450 industry leaders and allows facility management professionals the opportunity to gather and celebrate the hard work and dedication of the Chapter, its volunteers and industry. For a full list of this year’s nominees, visit the IFMANYC website at:

REBNY Breakfast
Jan. 25: Join the Small Business Administration (SBA) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at REBNY. Learn how the SBA makes the dream of real property ownership a reality for small business owners with its low interest 504 loan program. If you’re a commercial real estate broker, commercial real estate developer, or anyone working with or supporting small businesses, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about SBA’s resources to help small business owners purchase their own properties. Register online.

ULI Outlook
Jan. 29: The Urban Land Institute New York (ULI NY) will host its annual Real Estate Outlook event at The Times Center 242 West 41st Street, New York beginning at 8 a.m. with a presentation of ULI/PwC’s

Mary Ann Tighe

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019 & Response Panel. During the morning event, panelists will discuss Waterfront Development and Opportunity Zones. Speakers include Mary Ann Tighe, CEO, NY Tri-State Region, CBRE; Hilary Spann, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; James Wong, NYC EDC and; Saul Scherl, The Howard Hughes Corporation. For details, visit

ABA Forum
Jan. 30- Feb. 1: Jaimee Nardiello, a partner at construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, will speak at the 2019 American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law’s midwinter conference on Public Construction Projects: Not Always a Hollywood Ending. Nardiello will be a member of the panel, “Creative Collateral Claims Against Public Entities and their Agents.” The conversation is expected to delve into theories of liability for owners’ service providers for the consequences of their advice. Panelists will address defamation and other potential claims for an architect’s recommendations on bid selection.

IREM Annual Dinner
Feb. 7: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management is hosting its annual dinner and awards from 6:30 to 9:30 at 230 Fifth in NYC. Honorees include Real Estate Person of the Year Matthew Duthie, Newmark Knight Frank; Certified Property Manager of the Year, Erin Leahy, CPM, Cushman & Wakefield; Accredited Management Organization of the Year, Related Management Company; Industry Partner of the Year, JAD Building Maintenance Supplies and; Humanitarian of the Year, Daniel Durante, ARM, RY Management. Cost to attend is $325 per person. Tables of 10 @ $3,250. To reserve or for more information visit or call 212-944-9445.

B’nai B’rith Breakfast
Feb. 12: Howard Rubin, Partner, Goetz Fitzpatrick, will speak on “How Blockchain Will Change Real Estate” at 8 a.m. at First American Title Insurance Company of New York, 666 Third Avenue. Rubin works in and lectures on the evolving blockchain technology space. Among key areas enhanced by blockchain are multiple listing services (MLS), title records and real estate transactions. Admission is $30. No one will be admitted without paid registration which must be completed by noon, February 11. Register online at or send check payable to B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit to Aracelis Kuilan, BDO, 622 Third Avenue, Suite 3100, New York, NY 10017, email:, Telephone:(212) 885-7239, Facsimile: 212-885-8118


Regional Conference of MBAs
April 7 – 11: The Mortgage Bankers Association will convene at Harrah’s Resort and onvention Center Atlantic City, NJ. The commercial program will kick off with an operning reception at 7 p.m. on April. 7. The event will include a presentation on the Economic Outlook for 2019 & Beyond with Aaron Jodka, Boston Regional Research Ambassador, Colliers International. Speakers include Richard Spengler, Investors Bank; Billy Procida, Procida Funding & Advisors; Lawrence J. Longua, Fordham Real Estate Institute at Lincoln and; Shari D. Linnick, Trepp LLC. For more info. visit

March of Dimes
June 13: March of Dimes North Central New Jersey Market will host the 2019 Real Estate Awards Reception at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm on. The event, which brings together over 300, will feature a networking reception, silent auction, and brief program. The Pynes Putting Challenge will take place prior to the start of the event. Christopher Johnson, of Hollister Construction Services LLC, is the 2019 honoree. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and pre-sale tickets for the event are available through March 15. For more information, visit or contact Michelle Dobbs mdobbs@marchofdim

CIBS Panel
June 30: Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island educational program: “Is Long Island Still a Good Investment?” Panel includes John Finn of Damianos Realty Group, Joel Bergstein of Lincoln Equities, Richard Caputi of CRESA Partners. It will be held in the Lower Level Auditorium, RXR Executive Park, 58 S. Service Road, Melville, Long Island from 8 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Cost: Free to CIBS members and associate members. RSVP and info:

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