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Around Town: RFNY Cocktail Party, LIBI Anniversary

WCR Luncheon
April 28: The Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR), Empire Westchester Business Resource Network will hold a Kentucky Derby Spring Luncheon at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Individual tickets are $125 and reserved tables of 10 are $1,250. Tickets are available online at Tickets at the door will be $150.00.

RFNY Cocktail Party
April 28: The Realty Foundation of New York (RFNY) will honor Christopher Schlank and Nicholas Bienstock, co-managing partners of Savanna, one of New York’s leading real estate private equity and asset management firms, at the organization’s second annual cocktail party. The gala event will take place at Manhattan’s historic Rainbow Room on the 65th floor atop 30 Rockefeller Center beginning at 5:30 pm. For information, contact Executive Director Patricia Frank at /212 697-3943.

Musical Theater
April 29: Vickey Barron of Douglas Elliman and Tema Blackstone of Julliard School launched the “Stella Series” earlier this month. This edition of the event will feature a night of Broadway’s Musical Theater featuring some of New York City’s best stage performers and songwriters. The event will take place at Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street.

LIBI Anniversary
April 30: The Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI) will celebrate its 75th Anniversary at a Galaat the Huntington Crescent Club. Ira Adler, Partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP and Charles Mancini, Principal of the Park Ridge Organization are the Co-Chairs of the event. The organization will honor LIBI Past Presidents and Associate Vice Presidents with special recognition to Immediate Past Presidents, Alec Ornstein of Ornstein Leyton Company, and Mike Kelly of Kelly Development Group; and Paul Musso as Associate of the Year. For further information, visit

B’nai B’rith Luncheon
May 3: James Ramsey, Principal, RAAD, will speak on “Creating the Lowline—New York City’s First Underground Park’” at noon at the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, Ivy Room. Ramsey, a former NASA engineer, and Dan Barasch are building The Lowline, a three-block subterranean park, below Delancey Street at an estimated cost of $60-75 million. Ramsey made a special solar system to funnel in light at 30 times the intensity of regular sunlight. 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

HGAR Red Carpet Spectacular
May 5: The Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation, a division of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR), is hosting an exciting “Red Carpet Spectacular” Cocktail Party on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Patriot Hills in Stony Point, NY. The event will benefit Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley. Tickets are $75 per person and include a two-hour open bar, appetizers, passed hors d’oeuvres, buffet dining, coffee and dessert, plus a DJ and dancing.

May 5: The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society (CIBS) and The Retail Network (TRN) will present a panel discussion on “The Evolution of Retail Space on Long Island.” The discussion, which will take place in the lower level auditorium at the RXR Executive Center, 58. South Service Road, Melville, begins at 9:30 a.m. and will be preceded by continental breakfast and networking at 9 a.m. The program, free to CIBS broker and associate members and TRN members, will run until 10:45 a.m. The panel, moderated by Russel Helbling, a vice president at Sabre Real Estate Group, will include Joseph Deal, a principal of Bohler Engineering; Jayson Siano, managing principal of the retail space brokerage Sabre Real Estate Group, Robert Sandler, a partner in the Farrell Fritz law firm, and Joshua Rosenkrantz, president-northeast region of Kimco Realty Corp.. Reservations may be made via email to

Titans of New York
May 6: Three of New York City’s major real estate developers will join together to discuss current trends in the city’s real estate \ during a morning panel discussion. Panelists are William Mack, of Mack Real Estate Group, Harry Macklowe, of Macklowe Properties, and Larry Silverstein, of Silverstein Properties, will be joined by panel moderator Richard Baker, governor and executive chairman of Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). The event, which has been arranged by the Cornell School of Hotel Administration’s Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF), is supported by title sponsors Cushman & Wakefield and Commonwealth Land Title. It will be held at Convene, 730 Third Avenue, with a networking breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and the panel running from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Titans of New York Real Estate are leading New York City’s construction renaissance as they develop high profile projects that will significantly change the skyline and dramatically alter many areas of the city.

Real Estate Weekly and Eisner Amper Women’s Forum
May 11: A morning of debate and insight from accomplished female leaders. The event will take place at The Bar Building at 36 West 44th Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will deliver a keynote address. Speakers include Greta Guggenheim , TPG Real Estate; Lisa Keill, JLL; Snezana Anderson, CBRE, Cynthia Foster, Colliers and ; and Kathleen McCarthy, Blackstone. Visit for ticket and sponsor information.

May 12: The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP announced the recipients of its 2016 Commercial Real Estate Awards will be presented during the 29th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, N.J. Donald Witmondt, Woodmont Properties, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Impact Awards will be presented to Brandywine Realty Trust and Robert Rudin of Cushman & Wakefield. Rotwein+Blake will receive the Industry Service Award. The winners of the Deal of the Year Awards will be revealed at the Gala. For complete details and updates, visit

NYBC 95th Leadership Awards Luncheon
May 18: The New York Building Congress will host its 95th Anniversary Leadership Awards Luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas,. The event honors Sciame Construction LLC President Joseph G. Mizzi, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast, and RXR Realty Chairman and CEO Scott Rechler, who will receive the Jack and Lewis Rudin Award for Service to New York City. The luncheon is chaired by Brookfield Property Group Chairman Ric Clark and Con Edison Chairman and CEO John McAvoy. The journal is chaired by HNTB Corporation Northeast Division President Michael J. Sweeney. Reception starts at 11:30 AM followed by luncheon and program at 12:30 PM. Individual tickets start at $600. Tables of ten are available starting at $5,750. For information contact Jeanine Badalamenti at (212) 481-9099 or email To register online, visit

BuildingsNY Show
May 24-May 25: Join us at the BOMA/NY Pavilion—a commercial real estate exhibition space built exclusively to meet your needs.We’re partnering with BUILDINGSNY2016 to feature as many exhibitors as possible showcasing CRE technology, products and services. Adjacent to the BOMA/NY Pavilion will be the BOMA/NY Lounge, providing food, refreshments, and a place to catch up with the office or spend a few minutes with colleagues. Register

NYC Global Property
Market conference
June 1-2: The Global Property Market conference will be held at the Javits Center . 30+ panel sessions with speakers, including Dr. Fareed Zakaria from CNN. For more information about the series, including registration details, visit:

Commercial Management Leadership Breakfast
Jun 2: REBNY will be honoring outstanding leaders in the field of Commercial Property Management at their upcoming Commercial Management Leadership Breakfast. Awards include the John M. Griffin Community Service Award, the On-Site Manager of the Year Award, the Portfolio Manager of the Year Award, the Small Buildings Engineer of the Year, the Large Buildings Engineer of the Year, the Security Professional of the Year, the Porter of the Year, the Rising Star of the Year and the Best Engine Room Award. To register, visit or contact Cindy Ramotar at

AREPA Networking Event
June 16: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker and networking 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. Shibber Khan, Founder of The Criterion Group will discuss his distinguished career in real estate and current real estate projects Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out. Tickets for the event $25.00. Free for 2016 AREPA Members. This event is sponsored by Signature Bank. For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to

March of Dimes
June 16: The March of Dimes New Jersey Market will honor Mitchell E. Rudin, Chief Executive Officer of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, at the organization’s 2016 Real Estate Award Reception and Pynes Putting Challenge. This year’s event will take place on from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the United States Golf Association (USGA) headquarters, 77 Liberty Corner Road in Far Hills.

June 25-28: The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International will offer an extensive educational program and professional development opportunities at the 2016 BOMA International Conference & Expo, which takes place in Washington, D.C. Visit for more information.

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