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AROUND TOWN: TASC Spring Benefit, CREW Panel

Spring Reception

May 20: Bottom Line, a not-for-profit organization committed to helping disadvantaged students get into and graduate from college, will host the Bottom Line-New York 4th Annual Spring Reception on from 6:00 – 9:00 The Loeb Boathouse located in Central Park on East 72nd Street and Park Drive North in New York City. The event will be chaired by John Vaske, chairman of Global Natural Resources of the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs & Company and William F. Oplinger, Executive Vice President at Alcoa. For more information contact Kate Harrington at 212-450-7300 or by email at
Association Luncheon

May 20: The Avenue of the Americas Association 2015 Annual Meeting Luncheon featuring speaker, Charles Bagli, the New York Times reporter, will take place from noon to 2:00 p.m. at The Rainbow Room of Rockefeller Center in New York City.

TASC Spring Benefit
May 27: TASC (The After-School Corporation) will host the 2015 Spring Benefit from 6:00 to 8:00 the Hippodrome located at 1120 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. Proceeds will fund TASC’s mission to increase education and enrichment opportunities for kids who need it the most. For more information contact Kate Harrington at 212-450-7300 or by email at

CREW Panel
May 28: CREW New York is hosting a panel discussion with leaders in the hospitality real estate and management space in New York City, entitled Changes in New York’s Hospitality Industry: Selling a Lifestyle with Geoffrey Zakarian. Panelists include Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian; Mark Lanspa, executive vice president at Hospitality Finance Group; Michael Overington, vice chairman and partner of Ian Schrager Company; Irina Zavina, senior vice president of global development and strategy for the Gansevoort Hotel Group; and Steven Kamali, founder of the Hospitality House. The event will be held between 6 and 8 p.m. at Steelcase, 4 Columbus Circle.

Multifamily Leadership Summit
June 2: The New York Multifamily Leadership Summit, produced by CapRate Events will be held at the Kimmel Center of New York University, and Elie Rieder, founder of New York-based Castle Lanterra Properties (CLP) will address the summit as part of a panel discussion scheduled for 1:45 – 2:30 P.M. Rieder and fellow panelists will focus on the topic, “Exploring New and Unique JV Partnerships for Investment & Development.” Contact Karen Ravensbergen 201796-7788 / @carylcomm for more info.

Conference on Diversity
June 3: The annual luncheon will take place at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ. Cocktail hour begins at 11:30 a.m.. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m.. Michael McGuinness, CEO of NAIOP New Jersey will be honored. For more information visit

ULI Seminar
Jun. 4: Urban Land Institute New York will host a CRE seminar. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.. and the program runs from 8 to 9 a.m. Peter Grant, Real Estate Group Deputy Editor of the Wall Street Journal will moderate the panel which will include Dan Spiegel, executive vice president, U.S. Operations for Colliers International and Michael Mandel, Co-Founder and CEO of CompStak.

Brooklyn Hospital Foundation Awards
Jun 4: The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation will honor Christopher M. Conlon, Acadia Realty Trust with the 2015 Founders Medal and Stephen P. Palmese, Cushman & Wakefield with the Inaugural Robert B. Catell Young Philanthropist Award at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. The event is chaired by Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG; Bruce Mosler, Cushman & Wakefield; Brett Yormark, Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets; and Gina Moskow. For more information contact Debbie Niederhoffer at 718-250-8599 or

Design Challenge
Jun. 5th: The Salvadori Center, a New York City-based educational non-profit, will host an All-Day Design Challenge for public school students. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Atrium Shops and Cafes, at Citigroup Center located at 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City.

NAIOP Meeting
June 8: Join us for dinner and a program at the Maritime Parc in Jersey City. Speakers include Marcos D. Vigil, deputy mayor of Jersey City, Christopher Paladino, president, DEVCO, Dr. Sue Henderson, president, New Jersey City University, and Mark Sparta, CEO, Hackensack University Medical Center. The event begins at 5:30 PM. Contact Kathy Iola (732-729-9900) for Corporate Concierge Registration Service.

Chashama Gala
June 8: The non-profit group chasma that helps artists with free and affordable space to create and present their works, will be hosting its 20th Anniversary Gala at the former Condé Nast offices and dining hall designed by Frank Gehry into a live demonstration of chashama programs. Proceeds will help chashama launch the Bronx Artist Housing Initiatives. The evening will honor Barbara and Donald Tober, leaders in supporting the arts. For ticket and sponsorship information, contact Anna Chan at (212) 391-8151 x42 or or visit:

B’nai B’rith Luncheon
June 10: Elan Parra, the director of the NYC Office of Special Enforcement, will be speaking at June’s B’nai B’rith luncheon. Parra’s office deals with issues such as AirBnB, adult use of commercial space, and other quality of life matters. He will be of great interest to apartment building owners, co-ops, hotel operators and anyone dealing with new or unusual matters in NYC. For more details and to register visit

Wine Tasting Event
June 11: On June 14, 2015, the firm team, Gettry Marcus SunRisers, will be participating in the 10th Annual SunriseWALKS at their Wheatley Heights campgrounds. To achieve the firm’s fundraising goal, they will be hosting a Wine Tasting Event at their corporate offices in Woodbury, Long Island. The event will be held at 88 Froehlich Farm Blvd., 3rd Floor Woodbury.

March of Dimes
Jun. 11: The March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter will honor Edward Russo, chief executive officer of Russo Development, at the organization’s 2015 Real Estate Award Reception and Pynes Putting Challenge. This year’s event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the United States Golf Association (USGA) headquarters, 77 Liberty Corner Road in Far Hills. For further information contact Carol Roberts at (973) 296-8808 or via e-mail at Tickets can be purchased online at

Real Estate Summit
Jun. 16: TerraCRG, in partnership with and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, awill be hosting the fifth annual Only Brooklyn Real Estate Summit at BAM in Downtown Brooklyn. Eliot Spitzer and Jeff Levine will keynote this year’s event on a panel moderated by Michael Stoler of TheStoler Report. For more information visit or contact Lily Becker at 718.768.6888 or via email at

Jun. 16: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker event from 6:00. to 8:00 p.m. at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue , 14th Floor, New York. Young Woo, Founder and Principal partner of the real estate development firm Youngwoo & Associates will discuss his career in real estate as well as some of his company’s current projects. Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out. Tickets for the event $30.00. Free for 2015 AREPA members. For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to

NYBC Breakfast
Jun. 17: The New York Building Congress will host a Breakfast Forum with First Deputy Mayor of the City of New York Anthony Shorris on at the Metropolitan Club, West Lounge, 1 East 60th Street. Registration and reception begin at 8:00 a.m. Fee: $95 for NYBC members; $150 for non-members. Tables of ten are available at $900 for members; $1,250 for non-members. For details, contact Alanna Draudt at 212-481-9099 or email

To register online, visit
Technology and Marketing Communications Seminar
Jun 23: LicenseSure LLC will host a complimentary breakfast at 8 A.M. at 801 2nd Avenue, 16th Floor, New York. The breakfast will include tech, website design, and legal experts discussing topics such as licensing software on an austere budget and how to properly build and maintain a website. RSVP to or 212-300-1444.

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