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Around Town: SMPS Panel, INM Finance Conference

SMPS Panel

March 8: the Society for Marketing Professional Services New York Chapter (SMPS-NY) will host a timely and informative panel discussion on the current relationship between Owner’s Representatives and leaders in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry from  8:00 am-10:00 am  at  CUNY Graduate Center ,  365 Fifth Avenue (between 34th and 35th Streets).  Jane Felsen Gertler, an SMPS Fellow and Director of Marketing for Howard L. Zimmerman Architects, will moderate a discussion with: Julie Geden, Principal of Zubatkin Owner Representation, LLC, Robert Gorton, Executive Managing Director of Colliers International Project Management Northeast, Kenneth Levien, FAIA, Founder and President of Levien & Company, Inc., and Dana Panzarino, P.E., Managing Director of VVA Project Managers and Consultants.  For information email

INM Finance Conference

March 14-15: The 7th Annual Bank & Financial Institutions Special Assets Forum on Real Estate, C&I and SBA Loans will take place in Fort Lauderdale. The forum will cover the latest on credit, loan review and workouts for a range of assets that includes Real Estate, Agricultural Loans, C&I, and Equipment Lending.  Speakers include Brian Bailey, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Jason Alpert, Wells Fargo and; Carolos Delgada, International Finance Bank. For details, go to


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 event gathers players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transaction. The conference is organized by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions.

Fordham RE Institute

March 15: The Fordham Real Estate Institute at Lincoln Center will host a breakfast panel moderated by Michael Stoler from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the University’s Lincoln Center campus. “Residential Real Estate: Trends and Forecasts,” will feature Jan Burman, The Engel Burman Group; Roy Chin, TD Bank;Steven Dubb, Beechwood Organization; Allen Goldman, SJP Residential Properties;  Jeffrey Levine, Douglaston Development/Levine Builders;  Laurent Morali, Kushner Companies; Kenneth Pasternak, KABR Group; Seth Pinsky, RXR Realty; Eran Polack, HAP Investment Developers; Benjamin Stacks, Capital One Bank; Joshua Zegen, Madison Realty Capital. The event will take place at  Fordham Law School, Bateman Room 2-01B, 150 West 62nd Street, New York, 10023. Registration for the event is $75.00. To register, visit

BuildingsNY Show

March 21-22:  Gerald Howard, CEO of the Nat ional Association of Home Builders (NAHB), will be the keynote speaker at 8:45 a.m. kicking off the BuildingsNY Show at the Javits Center.  His keynote will focus on President Trump’s evolving housing policy. BuildingsNY draws 6,000 industry professionals and more than 400 exhibitors . Registration is free at until March 2.

AREPA Seminar

March 23:  The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker and networking event from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue, 14th Floor. Gang Hu, President and CEO of Greenland USA   will discuss his distinguished career in real estate and current real estate projects Jane Weng Finance Director of Greenland Forest City Partners and Associate Finance Director of Greenland USA will also be speaking. Tickets are $50.00. Free for  2017  AREPA Members.  This Event is sponsored by Flushing Bank.   For information ago to

DisruptCRE Conference

March 30: The third annual DisruptCRE will highlight the latest tech products influencing both the built environment and the people that work with its industries. Registration & Networking Lunch. Following the opening remarks, Keynote speakers who are at the forefront of the industry will share their ideas. Three panels—the state of CRE Tech: Executives POV, Building Tech, and TechTools—will round out the educational programming. A cocktail hour will be available to all attendees. The conference will run from noon to 6 p.m. at MHP Real Estate Services and Clarion Partners’ 180 Maiden Lane on the 29th floor. For more information, please visit

Private Equity Forum

April 4-5: The 4th Annual Real Estate Private Equity Forum on Land, Homebuilding & Condo Development will take place in Miami, FL. With a focus on private equity, debt and joint venture financing in the land, homebuilding and condo markets, experts will examine the latest investment opportunities, strategies and trends. For details, go to:

STA Dinner

April 6: The Subcontractors Trade Association (STA) will host its 48th Annual Construction Awards Dinner at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. STA will honor the accomplishments of Richard Kennedy, President of Skanska USA Building, the Builder of the Year Award; Joseph Leo, President of Atlantic Contracting & Specialties, as The Ronald Berger Subcontractor of the Year Award; Patrick Dolan, President of the Steamfitters Local Union 638, as the Labor Leader of the Year Award; Joseph Ferrara, President & CEO of Ferrara Bros, as the Michael Mazzucca Lifetime Achievement Award. For more information contact Samantha Sweeney at 212-398-6220 or email at

AIGA Awards Gala

April 21: AIGA, the professional association for design, will host its Annual AIGA Awards Gala in partnership with its New York chapter at Pier Sixty, located at 23rd Street and the West Side Highway at Chelsea Piers in New York City.  Chaired by Brian Collins, CCO, Co-founder, COLLINS, Bobby C. Martin, Jr., Co-founder, OCD | The Original Champions of Design, and Christine Taylor, Creative Strategist, Licensing, Hallmark Cards, the event will celebrate the 2017 AIGA Medalists and raise funds to support AIGA programs and initiatives. Event partners include sponsors such as: Google, Facebook Design, DropBox, Pentagram, Lippincott, Chermayeff-Geismar, Atlantic Records, and IBM, among others. For more information about the event or to register, please visit

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