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AROUND TOWN: upcoming events you need to know about


August 22: The New York Association of Realty Managers presents “Landscaping Project Management” Chelsea Area Tutorial/Tour featuring the: Most Durable Plantings specific to light exposure locations.

Also addressing the practical side of in-house landscaping maintenance services. Lessons derived from 2 large complexes in the heart of Chelsea from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at West 26th Street at Eighth Avenue. Advance Registration required. Presented by: James Dempsey, Assistant Grounds Keeper, Penn South & former Golf Course Superintendent. FREE to NYARM Members, Limited space. Non-members $185 contact Margie Russell, executive director for membership info, sponsorships at (212) 216-0654 or email

ICSC PA/NJ /DE Conference

Sept. 11-12: The International Council of Shopping Centers PA/NJ/DE Dealmaking Convention takes place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in philadelphia. Keynote speaker is Sharon Pinkerson, Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Film Office. For details, email

Women in Housing and Finance Panel: Title Insurance in Affordable Housing Development

Women in Housing and Finance, Inc. are hosting a second conversation on the role of title insurance in affordable housing development on Wed., Sept. 11 from 9-10 a.m. at Enterprise Community Partners, One Whitehall Street, 11th floor.

Speaker is Julia Solo, Senior Vice President and Counsel, of Federated National Land, LLC, who will provide a basic overview of what it is and why you need it, review differences in policy types, discuss risk management, and answer questions. Solo works on numerous complex affordable housing transactions throughout the New York area. Prior to joining the Title Insurance world, she spent 15 years working as an attorney specializing in affordable housing, most recently serving as Acting Chief Legal Officer for the New York Equity Fund (NYEF) and New York City LISC. Non-members $25, members and students $15. RSVP by Sept. 9. Light breakfast will be served sponsored by Federated National Land LLC. For more information visit

ULI Fall Meeting

Sept. 18-21: Increasing diversity within the real estate industry, as well as incorporating sustainability in real estate transactions, are among the topics and issues that industry experts will be discussing at the Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Fall Meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This year’s speakers include Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations and Amazon’s director of worldwide economic development Holly Sullivan. For information

MBA Luncheon

Sept. 24: Loan workouts in a commercial real estate market ripe for a correction will be the subject of a lunch program to be hosted by the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York at the Cornell Club.

Joshua Stein, the sole principal of Joshua Stein PLLC and a member of the MBA-NY board, will moderate the program. Richard Fries, a senior real estate partner at Sidley Austin LLP, will be the main speaker. The program will kick off at 12:30. Registration for the program at the Cornell Club (6 East 44th Street) will open at 11:45 a.m., with networking and a buffet lunch. The presentation will begin at 12:30 and include a question and answer period, ending at about 2.

Register online, or call 516-997-3707. You can also send email to: Early registration costs $90 for members and $125 for non-members.

AREPA Speaker Series

Sept. 26: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a Distinguished speaker and networking event from 6:-8 p.m. at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue (Between 32nd and 33rd St.), 14th Floor, New York, New York 10016.

Jonathan Schultz Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Onyx Equities will discuss his career in real estate and his company’s current real estate technology projects Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out. Tickets for the event $50. Free for 2019 AREPA Members. This event is sponsored by GCP Capital Group, LLC. For membership information and to purchase tickets, go to

St. Jude fundraiser

Oct. 2: The St. Jude Spirit of Hope Fundraiser will take place at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street from 6 to 10 p.m. This year’s theme is BBQ, Blues, & Bourbon. Join some 500 real estate industry professionals for an evening of Southern hospitality, drinks and music. For information, visit

BCW Dinner

Oct. 10: The Business Council of Westchester (BCW) will welcome MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren as the keynote speaker at the BCW Annual Dinner at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, N.Y. Cocktail reception will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program from 7-9 p.m. For information on sponsorships, contact Charlene Nixon, Senior Director of Membership, at To register or for more information about the dinner, please visit

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