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Around Town: REBNY Banquet, SMPS Leadership Lunch

Jan. 20: The Annual Meeting & Commercial Real Estate Outlook will be held at Short Hills Hilton beginning at 5:30 p.m. The program will feature Mack-Cali CEO Mitch Rudin, Bridge Development Partner Jeff Milanaik, and discussion leader Caren Franzini, of Franzini Consulting. Additional speakers are being finalized. For details go to

REBNY Banquet
Jan. 21: The annual Real Estate Board of New York Banquest will take place at The New York Hilton, 1335 Avenu of the Americas from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This year’s honorees will be Daniel Brodsky, The Brodsky Organization; The Stacom Family; Jeffrey Levine, Douglaston Development; William Montana, Savills Studley; Edward Piccinich, SL Green; and Steven Marvin, Olmstead Properties. Contact: Marta Posner at

CREW Forecast
Jan. 25: CREW New York presents its annual Economic Forecast for 2016, a panel discussion featuring guest speakers Jonathan Woloshin of UBS Financial Services and Dennis Yeskey of Yeskey Consulting & Investments. CREW New York Member Leila Larijani, CIMA CFP, who’s a wealth advisor with UBS Financial Services, is hosting and sponsoring this event being held at UBS Financial Services, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CREW New York Member Price: $75. Members of other CREW Chapters: $90. General Price: $110

Benefit Fair
Jan. 27: The REBNY Annual Benefit Fair will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendees can meet many of the REBNY Benefit Vendors in a one stop shopping event to help you organize your life quickly. Light breakfast will be served. The fair takes place at 570 Lexington Avenue.

CREW-CT Breakfast Panel
Jan. 27: CREW CT – The Real Estate Exchange presents: From Hartford to Enfield: What Will The Next Project Be? A Panel Discussion on Economic Development with moderator Courtney Hendricson, Assistant Town Manager, Town of Enfield, CREW CT 2016 President Elect, and panelists Rebecca Nolan MetroHartford Alliance; Jim Burke, Economic Development Director for the Town of Windsor; Patrick McMahon, Economic Development Director for the Towns of Windsor Locks and Suffield and; Kevin Dillon Executive Director and CEO, Connecticut Airport Authority. The event takes place from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at The Society Room, 31 Pratt Street, Hartford, CT. Members – $45 Contact Chris Blair

NYSBA Annual Meeting
Jan. 28: Real estate lawyers, developers, financial consultants and entrepreneurs will discuss crowdfunding and real estate finance and insurance, valuation, accounting and finance at the New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting at the New York Hilton Midtown from 8:35 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 4:10 p.m. to 5 p.m. Panelists include David Behin, founder and CEO of CityFunders; Mark Mascia, founder of Mascia Developing; William Skelley; Joshua Stein, Joshua Stein PLLC; Craig Barnet, senior consultant for MSG Consulting Inc.; Steven Sladkus of Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas; and Gary Ehrlich, of Cantor, Epstein & Mazzola. Contact: Lise Bang-Jensen, 518-487-5530,

IFMA Awards Dinner
Jan 28: The New York City Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA NYC) announced the 2016 Awards for Excellence Dinner will be be held from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Pierre Hotel Ballroom in New York City. IFMA NYC will honor members and their companies for their outstanding accomplishments over the past year, and announce the winners of the 2016 Awards for Excellence. For more information visit

B’nai B’rith Luncheon
Feb. 2: NYC Council Member Dan Garodnick will speak on “Midtown East Rezoning: What’s Next?” at noon at the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, Ivy Room. Garodnick heads the steering committee which has made recommendations to City Hall on crucial zoning initiatives to permit new development to keep Midtown East competitive with Hudson Yards, Downtown Financial District, Brooklyn and other emerging business centers. Admission is $70 up to two days in advance and $80 at the door. It is advisable to reserve in advance to secure a place. 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, Facsimile: (212) 885-8118

SMPS Leadership Lunch

Jan. 29: The Society for Marketing Professional Sercies will host an industry leaders discussion on Leadership from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. John Boulé, II, PE, Senior Vice President and New York City Branch Manager, Dewberry; Mysore Nagaraja, PE, Chairman and Co-founder, Spartan Solutions, LLC; Susan Baer, Global Aviation Planning Leader, Arup. The discussion will be moderated by Janet Wagner, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Academic and Leadership Advancement Program Director Center for Excellence in Service, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. SMPS members only. Email Elizabeth Bellsey at

Pinnacle Awards
Feb. 25: The annual BOMA Pinnacle Awards will be held at Chelsea Piers, Pier Sixty, 23 Street & Hudson River. Tickets are $495 per person. Complimentary buses will be provided at the end of the program to take guests to Penn Station, Grand Central & Port Authority Terminal.For ticket information, go to www.bomany.orhg

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