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AROUND TOWN: Upcoming events you need to know about

JDRF NYC Real Estate Games
June 13: The New York City/Long Island Chapter of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) will host the 2019 JDRF NYC Real Estate Games. Companies within the commercial real estate industry will compete against one another in a range of fun challenges at this Olympics-style fundraising event. Proceeds support research to end Type 1 diabetes. The Games will takes place from 3.30 to 7 p.m. at Chelsea Piers with an after party and awards ceremony at Sunset Terrace. For information, visit


Soho Rezoning
June 13: Department of City Planning (DCP) Director Marisa Lago, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Council Member Margaret Chin will convene the sixth and final public engagement event for visioning the future of SoHo and NoHo to share findings and preliminary recommendations distilled from the engagement process. The event is set for 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., at Scholastic auditorium, 130 Mercer Street in SoHo. After the meeting, the presentation will be posted at

March of Dimes
June 13: March of Dimes North Central New Jersey Market will host the 2019 Real Estate Awards Reception at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm on. Christopher Johnson, Head Coach of Hollister Construction Services LLC, is the 2019 honoree.For more information, visit or contact Michelle Dobbs

1031 Exchange Strategies Program
JUNE 13: A concise discussion of §1031 requirements, common structuring obstacles and practical solutions available to investors. Highlights include special entity issues, partnership “drops and swaps”, PINs, avoiding boot and parking arrangements. Plus Opportunity Zones vs. 1031 and Replacement Property Options. Presented by: Pamela A. Michaels, Esq. SVP, Asset Preservation, Inc. and Eric Bicknese, Financial Advisor, Nationwide Planning Associates. 11:30 AM Registration. Program noon to 2:00 p.m.. N/NJ CLE/CPE and CE offered. Location: Newmark Knight 125 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY. Cost: Complimentary. Buffet Luncheon Included. RSVP to

NYBC Conference
June 14: New York Building Congress is hosting Ascend 2019, New York City’s Building Innovation Conference. This event is an opportunity for discussion about ways to drive real change in the future and to build smarter, faster and bolder. Speakers include Sidewalk Labs’ Rohit Aggarwala, PAU Founder Vishaan Chakrabarti, and Thornton Tomasetti’s Eli Gottlieb, P.E. The event will take place a The Times Center, 242 W 41st St, beginning at 8.30 a.m. For details visit

June 17: The Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area (IOREBA), will host its annual Golf and Tennis Outing at the Morris County Country Club in Morristown, NJ. The Club features an 18-hole, par 70 course on 150 acres, and is one of the first 100 golf clubs in the country. Check-in and registration for the event begins at 11:00 a.m., with a 1:00 p.m. start for the tennis and golf tournaments. Open bar begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. Pre-register for this event online at For event sponsorship information, contact Jeffrey Furey at 973-947-9242 or via email at


June 18: The New York Association of Realty Managers Presents “Maintain Operational Continuity after Catastrophic Events.” The panel includes representatives from: DRI, Disaster Recovery Institute International; FS Project Management; OEM, New York City Office of Emergency Management; Eastern Public Adjusters; DEPM, Douglas Elliman Property Management; DOB, New York City Department of Buildings – Elevator Division.Featuring disaster recovery specialist, George Fink, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group (BRG). From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 500 Eighth Avenue at West 35th Street, Room # 304. Refreshments will be served. Advance Registration required. Free to NYARM Members. Non-members $185 contact Margie Russell, executive director for membership info, exhibit tables, sponsorships at 212-216-0654 or email

Building Tour
June 18: DXA studio will host a tour of landmark Art-Deco tower One Hundred Barclay in Tribeca at 6:30 p.m. DXA studio served as Landmarks/Design Architect for the property’s restoration. Ismael Leyva Architects was the Executive Architects and GRADE handled the new interiors for the historic development.

Casino Jazz Night
June 18: Casino Jazz Night – a special industry tradition that raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS of NYC) will hold its 20th anniversary event at Cipriani 42nd Street from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. As part of the milestone celebration, BBBS of NYC will honor the 35 individuals who have been recognized at Casino Jazz Night over the last two decades. Honorees include: Tony Malkin, Empire State Realty Trust; Jody Durst, The Durst Organization; Bill Edwards, Rockefeller Group; Michelle Felman, Vornado Realty Trust; Paul Glickman, Jones Lang LaSalle; Frank Pusinelli, RXR Realty. Last year’s event raised more than $1.7 million. For information, visit or contact

Herrick, Feinstein LLP celebrated a busy year with 700 guests at its annual real estate party held at Bryant Park Grill last week. In the past 12 months, the firm has represented the New York Islanders Hockey Club in the development of its new arena complex at Belmont Park and represented a joint venture in securing $502 million for 23-14 44th Drive in Long Islad City, the biggest loan ever completed in LIC.

CREW Leading Ladies
June 19: CREW-NY will host its annual Leading Ladies of Real Estate Series featuring three women at the forefront of the commercial real estate industry who will each share their story about their path to the top. The events will take place from 8.30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Akerman LLP, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York office. This year’s featured speakers include Karen Backus, Principal & Co-Founder, U3 Advisors, Margaret Chinwe Anadu, Managing Director and Head of the Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs, Jennifer Stewart, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Global Real Estate, Global Head of Client Management. The dates are June 19, July 16 and August 21. For details visit

SHARE Pink & Teal Reception
June 20: The 11th Annual Design/Construction/Real Estate 2019 Pink & Teal Reception benefiting SHARE will be held from 6pm-8pm at Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th St. SHARE is pleased announce that this year’s Honorees are Patricia Begley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kenneth Levien, Levien & Company, Inc., Peggy Shaughnessy, KKR, and Philippe Visser, Related Companies. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets available. For more information please contact Athena Efter at SHARE at 212-937-5581 or by email at


Office Condo Panel
June 20: Rudder Property Group will host a Panel Discussion focused on the office condo sector and offering an owners perspective followed by a tour of Hidrock Properties newest office condominium conversion at 35 West 36th Street. Panelists include: Abie Hidary (CEO, Hidrock Properties), Kathy Fable (CEO/President, Quinn Fable Advertising), Joel Marcus (Partner, Marcus & Pollack) and Michael Rudder (Principal, Rudder Property Group). Lunch will be provided by Num Pang Kitchen. The event takes place at 35 West 36th Street, Unit 7E, from noon until 1.30 p.m.

Art Expo
June 20: Bohemia Realty Group is hosting a one-night art exposition from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the penthouse of The Ammann, a boutique condominium development at 40 Pinehurst Avenue in Hudson Heights. Curated by Bohemia Realty Group’s Erin Whitney and Raymond Werdane, the event will highlight featured works by Nabil Burias, Brianna McCord, Josefina Hernandez, and Alexandra Karamallis. All four artists will be at the showing to discuss their work with guests. Attendance to the exhibition is free, but RSVPs are requested. Reserve online at Eventbrite or on Facebook at

BOMA Conference
June 22-25: The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference & Expo takes place in Salt Lake City. There will be more than 40 educational sessions which will each qualify for ARM, CCM, CPM, FMA, RPA, SMA and SMT, renewal and continuing professional development credits. Some sessions also contribute to the requirements for real estate license renewal in many U.S. states and Canada. Event speakers include futurist Amy Webb, who will deliver Sunday’s keynote on emerging technology disruptors. At Tuesday’s General Session, two industry experts will discuss what building owners and managers can learn from The Walt Disney Company to achieve a healthy culture with a healthy bottom line. The event will culminate in The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards. Visit for more information.

CIBS Panel
June 30: Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island educational program: “Is Long Island Still a Good Investment?” Panel includes John Finn of Damianos Realty Group, Joel Bergstein of Lincoln Equities, Richard Caputi of CRESA Partners.It will be held in the Lower Level Auditorium, RXR Executive Park, 58 S. Service Road, Melville, Long Island from 8 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Cost: Free to CIBS members and associate members. RSVP and info:

WBC Golf Outing
July 22: The Women Builders Council will hold is 5th Annual Golf Outing at the Wheatley Hills Golf Course in East Williston, NY. The shotgun tee-off is a 12.30 and a reception and duffet dinner with live auction and raffle will round out the day at 5.00 p.m. For details, visit

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