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AROUND TOWN: upcoming events you need to know about

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 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.

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.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Silverstein Properties, Westfield World Trade Center and the Alliance for Downtown New York have sponsored a symbolic “Live 4 Love” art installation in the Oculus to celebrate WorldPride NYC and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
The large, colorful installation was created by two Australian artists to bring the story of the LGBTQIA+ community to life in a dynamic way. “Live 4 Love” is an inflatable structure that stands over 20 feet tall and is covered with powerful design symbols that represent freedom, inclusion, gender diversity, friendship, and adversity. In the evenings, the installation will be illuminated with internal LED lights and act as a large-scale lantern. On June 14, the installation will come to life in the Oculus and will remain on public display until June 28. Segments of the installation will subsequently be showcased during New York City’s Pride March on June 30.
“When we set about rebuilding the World Trade Center, our goal was to create a place full of life and creativity that would reflect who we are as New Yorkers,” said Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties, Inc. “We are proud to celebrate Pride Month with this terrific installation in the Oculus. It is fun, it’s exciting, it’s creative, and it’s what we are all about.”
“The World Trade Center has always been a worldwide icon, symbolizing the diversity of lifestyles and cultures from around the globe,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “That’s why we are proud to join with all of the campus’s stakeholders in focusing on the LGBTQ+ community this month to foster an inclusive environment for all those who visit or work here and those who live around the campus.”

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:

FIDF Golf Outing

July 8: The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) New York Real Estate Division Eighth Annual Golf Outing will take place at Glen Oaks Country Club in Old Westbury. The daylong event will honor the Meridian Capital Group for its support of the organization. Guests will include FIDF New York Real Estate Division Chairman Shimon Shkury, Founder and President of Ariel Property Advisors; FIDF National Board Member and New York Real Estate Division Chairman Emeritus Ofer Yardeni, Chairman and CEO of Stonehenge Partners; Marty Burger, CEO of Silverstein Properties, who will lead FIDF’s Real Estate Mission to Israel in October; FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir; and FIDF Tri-State Executive Director Galit Brichta.The day will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and an 11 a.m. tee off and will also feature tennis. Cocktails and dinner will start at 5 p.m. For more visit

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

Legal Outreach Gala

July 24: Ariel Property Advisors president and founder, Shimon Shkury, will be honored as a Corporate Impact Champion by the non-profit Legal Outreach at its annual gala. Legal Outreach helps young people from underserved New York City communities. At the event, Shkury will be joined by former Secretary of Homeland Security, the Honorable Jeh Johnson, who is being honored as a Diversity, inclusion and Leadership Champion. Heidi Schreck and Thursday Williams from the Broadway play What the Constitution Means to Me will host the event. For more information email

ULI Fall Meeting

Sept. 18-21: The Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Fall Meeting will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The meeting is expected to draw more than 7,000 of the world’s leading real estate professionals. An exciting and dynamic lineup of speakers, includes Holly Sullivan, director of worldwide economic development, Amazon; Eric Quick, chief executive officer of The Town Kitchen; Karen Washington, founder of Rise and Root Farm, and; Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Find out more at

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