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NYSAFAH Conference
Sept. 30 The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) its 12th Annual Upstate Conference, entitled “Building Better Housing, Building Better Neighborhoods,” will be held at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. The conference keynote will be given by recently appointed NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) Commissioner Jamie Rubin. Opening remarks will be given by Jolie Milstein, NYSAFAH Board Executive Vice Chair Tim Fournier, and New York State Senator Catharine Young. For more information visit

Sept. 30: Mergers and acquisitions, new players to the market, emerging markets and demographic shifts will be examined during “The CEO Perspective on the Changing CRE Landscape” from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Maritime Parc in Jersey City. Discussion leaders will be Gil Medina of CBRE; Dave Gibbons of Elberon Development Group; Ron LoRusso of Cushman & Wakefield; Jay Cornforth of Brookfield Property Partners; and Rich Gottlieb of Keystone Property Group. Continuing Education Credits are pending for this event. To register call 732-729-9900, or visit

NY Energy Awards
Sept. 30: The New York Energy Consumers Council (NYECC) will hold the Awards at 6:00 pm at Tribeca Rooftop. This year’s nominees include professionals Rohit T. Aggarwala, principal advisor to the Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change of the United Nations Secretary General; Anthony Coleman, general manager at Marion-Scott Realty; and Joshua London, vice president at Glenwood Management. Contact Diana Sweeney at 212-616-5118 or or log onto

BOMA Panel
Sept. 30: BOMA/NY is taking on Legionella compliance with a panel of experts, targeted to meet the needs of all building teams, but with particular importance for portfolio and building managers. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.. and will be held at Club 101 (101 Park Avenue at 40th Stree). Breakfast is included. Cost is $125 for BOMA/NY members and $180 for guests, Speakers include Dr. Janet Stout, Research Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, a renowned researcher and leading expert in the causes/prevention of Legionnaire’s disease, Dr. Marten Gaber from the NYS Department of Health, Sam Wildstein, LEED AP, Director of Laboratory Services, Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs, and more.

EisnerAmper Private Equity Summit
Sep. 30: Jeffrey A. Moerdler, head of the real estate and communications practices in the New York office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will moderate the keynote presentation at the 3rd Annual EisnerAmper Real Estate Private Equity Summit. The summit is taking place at the New World Stages in New York City.. Moerdler will interview David Paterson, 55th Governor of New York and John Catsimatidis, Chairman & CEO of Red Apple Group during the summit’s keynote presentation.

Medical Seminar
Oct. 1: Anderson Kill P.C. and Katz, Sapper and Miller present a free seminar “Funding Hospital Expansion in a consolidating market” from 2.30 – 6.30 p.m. at the Anderson Kill offices, 1251 Avenue of the Americas. This case study presentation will explore creative funding options and risk management strategy for the acquisition and expansion of medical facilities and practices. Speakers include David B. Charles, Partner, Katz, Sapper & Miller; Mark N. Bernstein, Partner, Katz, Sapper & Miller; Thomas A. Neufeld, Shareholder, Anderson Kill; Lawrence J. Bartelemucci, Chair of the Real Estate and Construction Practice Group, Anderson Kill and; Allen R. Wolff, Shareholder, Anderson Kill. The event will be followed by a networking reception. CLE credits available. To register, email, call 212-278-1400 or sign up online here.

Cocktail Benefit
Oct. 1: 14+ Foundation will host its Annual Cocktail Benefit Supporting Children’s Education in Africa. The event will take place from 6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. followed by an after-party from 8:30 – 11:00 p.m. at the Angel Orensanz Center located at 172 Norfolk Street in New York City. Proceeds from the benefit will support the design and development of new schools in Zambia as well as other educational initiatives. For more info and to register, please visit

Oct 1-31: Archtober, New York City’s annual Architecture and Design Month, is now in its fifth year. This year’s festival theme is “5 Years, 5 Boroughs. A celebration of the impact of design. “ Archtober will be headquartered at the Center for Architecture on LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village. For information, go to

Construction Awards
Oct. 1: The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills (Construction Skills) will honor four individuals for their commitment to growing the diversity of New York City’s construction industry and expanding opportunities in communities across the five boroughs at the 2015 Building Futures Awards Reception.This year’s event, which will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown from 6:00 p.m.. to 8:00 p.m.., will honor Robert Bonanza, business manager of the Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York; Scott Corneby, executive vice president of Structure Tone, Inc.; and Maya Wiley, counsel to the Mayor of the City of New York. Paul Fernandes – executive director of the New York City and Vicinity Carpenters Labor Management Corporation, and former president and CEO of the Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills – will also receive special recognition for his contributions to the organization. For tickets and additional information, please contact Nicole Bertran at 212-659-5072.

Appraisal Institute Annual Conference
Oct 1 The Annual Conference of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, will hold “Who, What, or Where is TAMI” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club 101, 101 Park Avenue. Opening speakers will be Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, and Jonathan Bowles, Center for an Urban Future. The opening speakers will be followed by expert panelists, moderated by real estate journalist Lois Weiss, who will provide their insigh.Panelists include David Ehrenberg, Brooklyn Navy Yard; Andrew Kimball, Industry City Brooklyn; Jennifer Klein, Cornell Tech; Ben McGrath, Edward J. Minskoff Equities; Michael Rudin, Rudin Management Co. and Sacha Zarba, CBRE. Keynote speaker will be Kathryn Wylde, Partnership for NYC. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.The cost is $275 per person. For reservations: Call 866.966.3710 or email; online at

CREW Luncheon
Oct 6: CREW New York will host a luncheon and networking event featuring Daun Paris, Co-Founder and President of Eastern Consolidated. It will take place at Club 101, 101 Park Avenue (40th Street at Park Ave) from 11:30 AM – 2:00 p.m. General Price: $120. CREW New York Member Price without Pre-Paid Luncheon Package: $100. CREW New York Member Price with Pre-Paid Luncheon Package: N/C . Other CREW Chapter Members and NYBC Council of Industry Women’s Organization: $100. For details, got to

Continuing Education
Oct. 6: GoldsteinHall & Titlevest are hosting a continuing education commercial real estate seminar: Purchasing & Financing Multifamily Properties in NYC. The class will register 3.75 hours of continuing education credit for real estate brokers and agents.Speakers include Kenneth Volandes, Esq. of Goldstein Hall PLLC and Andrew Dansker of Marcus & Millichap. Breakfast starts a 8 a.m.. The event will be held at Goldstein Hall on 80 Broad Street, Suite 303 New York, New York 10004. There is no charge for the event, but register at

Flatiron Networking Event
Oct. 7: Flatiron’s largest annual networking event, Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships, will take place at The Penthouse and Rooftop Bar at 230 FIFTH, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. To learn more and purchase tickets visit

Sleep Out
Oct. 8: Over 150 top New York City and Los Angeles real estate executives are set to “Sleep Out” overnight to benefit homeless teens in both cities.The New York City “Sleep Out” will take place at Covenant House at 460 West 41st Street, on the corner of 10th Avenue and West 41st Street. The event starts at 7 p.m. inside where participants will meet and interact with young people helped by Covenant House before bedding down for the night outside at 11 p.m.. in sleeping bags in the Covenant House’s parking lot. For those who want to donate to the cause:

Oct 13: James Lenox House and Carnegie East House will honor three New Yorkers at its annual Autumn Leaves Gala: corporate real estate executive Raymond Quartararo, commercial real estate brokerage leader Nicola M. Heryet and eldercare humanitarian Anne S. Connor. Sponsorship and ticket information can be obtained by visiting or calling Kelly Andrews at 212-588-5886.

Salesperson Course
Oct. 16-30: The NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate is offering the 75-hour New York Real Estate Salesperson’s course. This class is scheduled to meet for ten days, Monday – Friday, October 16 – October 30. Class will meet at the Midtown Center, 11 West 42nd Street, 5th floor. The NYU Schack Institute also offers other sections. For more information, visit or email

Architect Awards
Oct. 23-Oct. 24: The biggest names in New Jersey architecture will meet for a two-day convention highlighted by a panel review of AIA-NJ’s annual design award submissions. Keynote presentations from several architectural leaders, seminars, roundtables; a trade show; and a retrospective on the life of Michael Graves.

IREM Breakfast
Oct. 28: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will host a breakfast panel discussion from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street NYC. The topic is “Is Your Insurance Driving You Bananas?” Panelists include Roger Kluge, DeWitt Stern; Kevin Davis, Kevin Davis Insurance Services; Richard Starkie, Clermont Speciality; Elizabeth Heck, Greater NY Mutual. Moderated by Alan Rappaport, DeWitt Stern. Sponsored by Rosenwach Tank. The cost to attend is $60 per person. Jacket required. To reserve please visit or call 212.944.9445

REBNY Residential Deal of the Year Awards
Oct. 28: The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) will hold its 27th Annual Residential Deal of the Year Awards and Charity Gala from 6:30 p.m. -11:00 p.m.. at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres, dinner, dancing, raffle prizes, and entertainment centered around the theme of the evening, “The Magic of New York”A portion of the proceeds will benefit REBNY’s “Member in Need Fund,” in addition to the New York City AIDS Memorial,.

JNF honors
Nov. 3: Jewish National Fund (JNF) will honor Shari and Ofer Yardeni, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stonehenge Partners, at the New York City Real Estate Leonard Litwin Tree of Life Award Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street. Cocktails and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit JNF’s vital work in Israel, which is varied in scope, but singular in benefit: striving to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF has, and continues to green the desert with millions of trees, build inclusive parks, create new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolster Israel’s water supply, help to develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educate both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel.

For more information on the New York City Real Estate Leonard Litwin Tree of Life™ Award Dinner, or to purchase tickets and sponsorships, please contact Michael Feinman at or 212.879.9305 ext. 503.

NYC Real Estate Expo
Nov. 11: Real Estate Weekly will sponsor a panel called “Reading the tea leafs, tarot cards and crystal apple: Industry Leaders on Outlook for 2016.” Michael Stoler, managing director, Madison Realty Capital, will moderate a discussion between Bruce E Mosler, Chairman- Global Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield Inc; Stephen B Siegel, Chairman – Global Brokerage, CBRE; Jeffrey Moerdler Esq., Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC and; Fredrick N Cooper, Sr VP Finance – International Development & Investors Relations, Toll Brothers. The panel will take place at the Expo being held in the NY Hilton at 1335 Ave or the Americas. The hour-long presentation will begin at 9:35am . For more information, go to

WX Woman of the Year Gala
Nov. 19: WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate (WX) will host its 2015 Woman of the Year Gala from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at The Pierre in New York City. The gala will honor Carmen M. Bowser of Eastpointe Consultants, LLC. Bowser has closed over $6 billion in transactions while working at institutions including Capital One Bank, Prudential, TIAA-CREF and others. The 2015 Woman of the Year Gala will also pay tribute to Patricia Goldstein, a longtime WX member and previous Woman of the Year recipient who passed away recently. Goldstein leaves a legacy as a pioneering woman in finance who was committed to mentoring other women in the industry. For more information, visit

AREPA Speaker
Dec 1: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker event from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue (Between 32nd and 33rd St) , 14th Floor, New York, New York 10016. Mr. Michael Stoler, President of New York Real Estate TV and Managing Director of Madison Realty Capital will discuss his distinguished career in real estate and provide his real estate outlook for 2016: Boom or Decline? Seating is limited and this holiday event is expected to sell out. Tickets for the event $25.00. Event sponsored by Suffolk County National Bank. For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to

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