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AROUND TOWN: Upcoming events, seminars meetings

Fall Cooperator Expo
Nov. 2: The Cooperator and its parent company, Yale Robbins Publications, host the The Cooperator Expo New York at the Jacob K. Javits Center at 655 West 34th Street in Manhattan from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Expo is an opportunity for anyone involved in their building or association’s day-to-day operations to learn about the latest in building services from over 250 exhibitors, whose industries include law, property management, banking, insurance, and energy. It will also feature educational seminars throughout the day and free advice booths. For more information and FREE registration, visit
Tribute Dinner
Nov. 6: St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children announced their annual Tribute Dinner honoring Steve Chen, Crystal Window & Door Systems. The fundraiser will be held at Guastavino’s in New York City and attracts the construction, development and real estate industries. For more information, contact 718-281-8816 or
LIREG Networking
Nov. 8: Long Island Real Estate Group Farm-to-Table networking event featuring locally produced food, wine, craft beer and acoustic music. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, from 6 to 9 p.m. LIREG members, free; non-members, $100. RSVP: For details email or call Deena Galante 631-721-7400.
Housing Partnership Benefit
Nov. 9: Congressman Jim Himes is the keynote speaker at the NYC Housing Partnership’s annual Wine and Jazz Benefit at the Gansevoort Park Rooftop, 420 Park Ave South at East 29 Street, 6-8pm. Congressman Himes represents Connecticut’s 4th District in the United States House of Representatives where he is serving his fifth term. He is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, serves as the ranking member of the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and is Chair of the New Democrat Coalition. For more information go to or contact Heidy Trinidad at 646·217-3391 or
Bnai Zion Foundation Gala
Nov. 9: Bnai Zion Foundation, which supports humanitarian projects in Israel, will host a New York Gala Dinner at 6:00pm at 45 East 45th Street, New York. The evening will honor: Kevin Roche, FAIA – Design Principal Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates; and Shoshana Bederman – Cofounder and President of Students & Parents Against Campus Anti-Semitism. Entertainment will be provided by comedian Joel Chasnoff. For more information contact Cheryl Bier at 646-485-7980 or
Design Trade Fair


Nov. 13: Panelists will discuss “Stunning Second Acts: Adaptive Reuse” from 2:30 – 3:30pm, during Boutique Design New York Trade Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Center. From regulatory questions to boosting market appeal and the bottom line, key players discuss best practices and the issues architects and designers need to understand to help clients succeed. CEU credits available for this program for both IDCEC and AIA registrants. The panel will be moderated by Nancy Ruddy, co-founder, CetraRuddy with panelists Frank Fortino, Metropolis Group; Lauren Rottet, Rottet Studio; Mark Gordon, Instrinsic Hotel Capital; Michael Overington, vice chairman and president, Ian Schrager Co.
CLE Seminar
Nov. 14: First Nationwide Title will host a Continuing Legal Education Seminar at The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. Speakers are Paul J. Proulx, Esq. who will give and “Introduction to transfer development rights” and James Thanasules, Esq. who will discuss “Claims Chronicles.” CLE Credits: 2.0 Hours Areas of Professional Practice. This course has been approved for all attorneys including those who are newly Admitted (Transitional and Non-transitional) Credits are Complimentary. RSVP: Accreditation: National Academy of Continuing Legal Education
IREM Luncheon
Nov. 15: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will host a breakfast meeting. Richard Steer, partner in Tarter, Krinsky & Drogan will speak about “Employment issues that should keep you up at night: Hidden dangers for property managers & owners.” The event is from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street in New York City. Full breakfast will be served and the cost is $60 pp. To reserve please visit or call 212.944.9445.
CHIP Cocktail Party

The Subraj family, founders of Zara Realty, was honored during the South Asian Sports Network Softball World Cup Tournament held at Baldwin Park in Hempstead, Long Island, recently. The event featured 150 players from 10 countries competing and raising funds for All Hands Volunteers, which assists hurricane victims. South Asian Sports Network is a Long Island based organization that runs softball, basketball, football, and bowling leagues in Long Island and Queens for the greater South Asian community. The group recognized the Subraj family for funding life-saving medical missions to Guyana. The missions, funded by the George Subraj Family Foundation, have carried out 34 kidney transplants and 60 corneal transplants, as well as thousands of health screenings. George Subraj, who founded Zara Realty in 1982, died in November 2016. His son, Tony Subraj, has continued the charitable work and accepted the honor from the SASN. He is pictured (left) with Ammad Sheikh, of the South Asian Sports Network, the organizer of the softball World Cup event. Zara Realty manages over 2.6 million square feet of residential property in Queens, N.Y. and Hempstead, Long Island.

Nov. 16: The Community Housing Improvement Program will host its annual Cocktail Party from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Astor Hall in the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 41st Street. Members $175 per person. Non-members $225 per person. RSVP to 212-838-7442 or
WX Woman of the Year
Nov. 16: WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate (WX) t will host its 2017 Woman of the Year Gala from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street in New York City. The gala will honor former Brookfield Property Partners Executive Vice President, Asset Management Sara Queen, for her accomplishments as a leader in real estate and her contributions to WX. For more information, visit
Nov. 16: The New York Building Congress hosts its 2017 Industry Recognition Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street. Reception starts at 6:00 PM followed by dinner and program at 7:00 PM. Individual tickets start at $975. Tables of 10 are available starting at $9,500. For more information on reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jeanine Badalamenti at (212) 481-9099 or email To register online, visit
Make-A-Wish RE Council
Nov. 29: The Make-A-Wish Metro New York Real Estate Council will hold its Building Wishes cocktail party with industry professionals coming together to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. It will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the MetLife Building, Vanderbilt Suite, 200 Park Avenue. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets are $80. To find out more, please contact Elizabeth Merkouris at 516-944-6212, ext 154 or
Magen David Adom Gala

Kent Swig

Nov. 30: Kent M. Swig will receive the Visionary Award at the Magen David Adom New York Gala at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. The gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. To register, visit For more information, please contact Adi Ben-Ezra at 646.388.7508 or email
Dec. 5: NAIOP will host a Public Policy Update at Newark Liberty Airport Marriott, 1 Hotel Road, Newark, beginning at 7:45 a.m. From improving incentive programs and modernizing land use ordinances to “making land” to meet incessant industrial space demands in the port region, priorities for the new Governor (and Legislature) will be the focus of this special program . Speakers include: David Fisher, K Hovnanian; James Hanson, The Hampshire Companies; Irene Kropp, Langan Engineering and; Anthony Marchetta, NJ Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency.
AREPA Holiday Networking
Dec. 6; The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a Holiday Networking event from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at The Third Floor Cafe located at 315 Fifth Avenue (3rd Floor). Event is free for 2017 AREPA Members.There will be a $20 charge for entry to non-members ( $25 at the door). For further information for this event and for membership information, go to
Empire ball
Dec. 13: The 34th annual Empire Ball, that raises funds for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) and its mission to find a biological cure for diabetes, takes place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. This year’s Empire Ball will honor Normandy Real Estate Partners’ Paul H. Teti, with the Leadership Award; Structure Tone’s Robert Mullen, with the Camillo Ricordi Humanitarian Award; and Alliance Building Services’ Jeffrey A. Duarte, with the Peter L. DiCapua Distinguished Service Award on this unforgettable night. To purchase tickets for the Empire Ball, which begins at 6 pm with a cocktail reception and networking followed by dinner and a night of dancing, visit or call 212-888-2217.

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