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AROUND TOWN: upcoming events you need to know about

NYARM Seminar

Jan. 8: The New York Association of Realty Managers presents Jay L. Hack, Esq. on, “What you must do to be ready for the New York State Anti-Hacking Law that becomes effective this March.” From 6:00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at the law firm of Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP 845 Third Avenue, NYC. RSVP required. Free to NYARM Members, Non-members $185. Contact Margie Russell, executive director, for attendance, sponsorship, membership or certification info at 212-216-0654 or email

CoreNet NYC Party

Jan. 9: CoreNet NYC annual New Year’s Party will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Museum of Modern Art. The event will bring together more than 500 members of the CoreNet Global NYC Chapter and leaders from New York’s built environment and real estate industries to celebrate the new year with a three-hour cocktail and networking reception in the MoMA’s newly renovated lobby. Visit for details.

Breakfast Seminar

Jan. 14: : Loft Law Attorney Jason Frosch, among others, will discuss why the real estate industry is hot on lofts in the wake of the HSPTA, how to reduce the risks and reap the rewards. Rent regulation experts Alan Kucker and James Marino will also discuss recent case law and trends in the fallout of the HSTPA while Nativ Winiarsky will be on hand to discuss his Court of Appeals argument. The event begins at 8:00am on the second floor at 849 6th Avenue, New York. Visit for details

NYARM Seminar

Jan.15: The New York Association of Realty Managers presents Steven A. Cohen, PE, PC on “NYC Sustainability Laws Overview: 1] Why we are doing this? 2] Because of Climate Change Impact 3] Review of Greener Greater Buildings Plan 4] Review of New Climate Mobilization Act 5] Consequences of Failure to Comply” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the professional engineering firm of SC Associates, PC – Energy Engineers, 40 Wall Street, NYC. RSVP required. Free to NYARM Members. Non-members $185 contact Margie Russell, executive director, for attendance, sponsorship, membership or certification info at 212-216-0654 or email


Jan. 22: Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (CIBS) will host its Annual State of Real Estate from 8 – 10 a.m. at Lower Level Auditorium, 58 S. Service Rd., Melville, NY. Panelists include Chuck Tabone, executive vice president of Newmark Knight Frank; Eric Dorf, vice president of Dorf Associates; Peter Florey, principal of D&F Development Group; and Matthew Whalen, president of Cord Meyer Development Co. The panel will be moderated by Peter Curry, partner of Farrell Fritz. For info email or viti


Jan. 27: The New Jersey division of the commercial real estate development association will host its Annual Meeting and 2020 Commercial Outlook from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Short Hills Hilton, 41 JFK Parkway. Alexander Heil, Chief Economist for the Port Authority of NY & NJ, will share his thoughts on commercial real estate in the region. The program will also feature a panel discussion with Chris Paladino, DEVCO; Andrew Merin, Cushman & Wakefield; Ed Russo, Russo Development; Tom Bergeron, ROI New Jersey. Connect over Cocktails beginning at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and the program.

NYARM Seminar 

January 29: The New York Association of Realty Managers presents William T. Payne, P.E., Vice President/Principal O&S on “Managing and Avoiding Construction Change Orders and Delays By Utilizing: 1] pertinent General Condition Contract clauses, and 2] look-ahead schedules & project flow charts.”  From 6:30 to 8 p.m. at O&S Associates, Engineers and Architects, 520 8th Avenue, #2004, West 36th Street, NYC. RSVP required. Free to NYARM Members, Non-members $185. Contact Margie Russell, executive director for attendance, sponsorship, membership or certification info at 212-216-0654 or email  .


Jan. 30: The New York chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women will host an Economic Forecast at the offices of Trepp, 600 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gregory Heym, executive vice president, chief economist, Terra Holdings, will be the featured speaker. For details visit


Jan. 30: Young Mortgage Bankers Association 20s Panel and Networking; Panelists Paul Pariser, Co-CEO Taconic Investment Partners, Brett Siegel, Co-Head NY Cap Markets Investment Sales Newmark Knight and Frank. @ Herrick and Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Ave 5 -6 pm network, 6 -7 panel, 7-9 offsite network.

Anchin Conference

Feb. 4: Anchin will take an up-close and personal look at where New York’s real estate development and construction industries are heading during Future Forward 2020: What’s Next for New York Real Estate and Construction. The half-day conference will be held from 8:00 noon at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. The forum will feature panels of key players from across the industry including Matthew Baron, President, Simon Baron; Mariana Circiumaru, Head of U.S. Construction and Value-Add Portfolio Principle, Development & Construction, BentallGreenOak; Robert S. Gilman, Partner and Co-Leader, Anchin’s Real Estate Group; Frances Greenburger, Chairman & CEO, Time Equities; James K. Lin, Associate Partner, Jaros, Baum & Bolles; Paul Massey, CEO, B6 Real Estate Advisors; Jennifer L. McLean, CFO, Kushner Companies; Marc Wieder, Partner and Co-Leader, Anchin’s Real Estate GroupFor more info, visit

Tech Summit

Feb. 12: Women in PropTech will host a summit for brokers, agents, real estate and proptech professionals from 8 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at Knotel, 26 West 14th Street. Speakers include Whitney Arcaro, RXR Realty; Clelia Peters, Warburg Realty; Heidi Learner, Savills North America; Martha O’Mara, Colliers International. The Summit will provide real-world examples and demonstrate the opportunities for professionals to gain an edge in the changing real estate landscape. Learn more at


Apr. 2: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker and networking event from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP 1375 Broadway (Between 37th and 38th St) , 23rd Floor, New York, New York 10018. Bentley Zhao, Chairman & CEO of New Empire Corp., will discuss his career in real estate and his company’s current real estate  projects   Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out.  Tickets for the event $50.00. Free for 2020 AREPA Members

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