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AROUND TOWN: upcoming events you need to know about

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

NYARM Legal Seminar

Jan. 22: 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 is effective this March.” This law is also applicable a building’s superintendent office. Enforcement, compliance and consequences for businesses and organizations failing to adhere to SHIELD – Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data. Those in possession of an employees, customers or building occupants private information are now more responsible for the safety and security of that data. Final compliance deadline 3/21/2020. This seminar will take place from 6 to 8 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, at 212-216-0654 or email .

CIBS Seminar

Jan. 22: 8 – 10 am Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (CIBS) Educational Event, Annual State of Real Estate. 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. Moderator: Peter Curry, partner of Farrell Fritz. Where: Lower Level Auditorium, 58 S. Service Rd., Melville, NY 11747 Info: RSVP:


Jan. 27: The commercial real estate development association New Jersey division 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 Engineering Seminar

Jan. 29: The New York Association of Realty Managers presents William T. Payne, P.E., Vice President/Principal O&S on “Requirements Enacted for Periodic Inspection of Parking Garages.” Existing buildings must complete an initial condition assessment prior to Oct 1, 2019, Oct 1, 2020, or Oct 1, 2021, depending on the date of the original construction. This seminar will be held 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 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.

Climate Act Panel

Jan. 30: Industry experts will discuss how owners and developers should start preparing for The Climate Mobilization Act these laws and what to expect in the months ahead. Topics include: Climate Mobilization Act Requirements, Low Carbon HVAC Technologies, Developer Approaches For Compliance, and Added-Values for Non-Carbon Buildings. Panelists will include Kelly Dougherty, Vice President, FirstService Energy; Marc Kotler, Senior Vice President, New Development Group, FirstService Residential; Scott Walsh, Senior Development Manager, Lendlease; Marc Zulaga, CEO, Steven Winter Associates; Elizabeth Kelly, Senior Policy Advisor, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. The event will begin at 6.30 p.m. with a networking session followed by the panel and Q&A session. It will take place at The American Copper Building Sky Lounge, 626 1st Avenue, New York. Invite only. For more information, please contact Lauren Lorey at

Future Forward 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 AM to 12:00 PM 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; Phillip M. Ross, Partner and Leader of Anchin’s Architecture and Engineering and Construction Industry Groups; Jeffrey Simpson, Managing Partner, Arch Companies; and 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

Asian Real Estate Professional Association
Speaker Series

Apr. 2: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker and networking event from 6:00PM to 8:00PM 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 distinguished 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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