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Around Town: REBNY Gala, IREM Annual Dinner

MDA Gala

Jan. 10. 2017:  The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Muscle Team NYC is pleased to announce it will host its 20th Anniversary gala at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The NYC Muscle Team Dinner Chairs and Managers will honor Edward V. Piccinich, Executive Vice President, SL Green Realty Corp. as the 2017 Coach. Additional honorees include  entertainer, Tony Orlando as the 2017 Russ Salzberg Champion of Hope, as well as Christopher Rosa, Ph.D., Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at The City University of New York, as the 2017 Champion of Spirit. For more information regarding sponsorship packages and tickets, please contact Caity Connolly, MDA Director of Business Development at 212.682.5272 or visit


Jan. 19: REBNY’s 121st Annual Banquet will be held at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan. Honorees include Carl Weisbrod, Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the New York City Department of City Planning; MaryAnne Gilmartin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Forest City Ratner Companies; Marc Holliday, Chief Executive Officer of SL Green Realty Corp; Jed Walentas, Chief Executive Officer of Two Trees Management Co; Peter Riguardi, President of the New York Tri-State Region for Jones Lang LaSalle; Bill Dacunto, Executive Vice President of Operations for Silverstein Properties and;  Lindsay Ornstein, Partner at Transwestern.  Cost is $1,200 per member. Contact: Maryann Aviles for information at or tel: 212-616-5241. Register at

Cocktail Party

Jan. 19:  AmTrust Title Insurance Company will host a cocktail reception at REBNY’s 121st Annual Banquet being held at the New York Hilton Hotel in Midtown on January 19 2017. Beginning at 6pm, the event will be co-hosted by Jason Gordon, president of AmTrust Title, and Steven Napolitano, senior executive vice president of AmTrust Title and President of the Direct Title Division.


Jan. 19: The NJ branch of the  National Association of Industrial and Office Properties will hold its Annual Meeting and Commercial Real Estate Outlook at Short Hills Hilton, 41 JFK Parkway, Short Hills, NJ, beginning at 5 p.m. Speakers are Andrew Nelson, Chief Economist for Colliers International, and Jeremy Snyder, director, United States-East for Tesla.  email

IREM Annual Dinner & Awards

January 26: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management is hosting their Annual Dinner & Awards at 230 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Cocktails at 6:30: dinner at 7:30. This year we honor Real Estate Person of the Year Diane Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer, Halstead Property; Certified Property Manager of the Year Sharon Hart Fanelli, General Manager, Cushman & Wakefield; Accredited Management Organization of the Year Colliers International & Industry Partner of the Year Ashokan Services. The event is sponsored by Durnan Group Managers; Mackoul & Associates and Greater NY Insurance Companies. The cost to attend is $200 per person. To register please visit or call 212.944.9445.


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 annual real estate event gathers players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transaction through events, conferences and dedicated exhibition zones. The conference is organized by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions

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 meeting.


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