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AROUND TOWN: Upcoming events you should know about

IOREBA Holiday Party
Dec. 2: The Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area (IOREBA) will host its annual holiday party from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, New Jersey. The event takes place on the top floor of the Highlawn Pavilion and will include an open bar with a buffet reception. IOREBA is once again extending its appreciation to all real estate developers by extending a free invitation to this holiday event for those that pre-register. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a 50/50 raffle to benefit Toys for Tots. You can pre-register for this event online at The cost is $125 for members and $175 for non-members. For more information, contact Ann Violette at

Contractors Conference
Dec. 3: The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) is hosting its Real Estate/Construction Contractors Conference from 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. at City University of New York’s (CUNY) Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., New York. Speakers include Katelyn Kogan, Mazars USA; David Wolkoff, Wolkoff Group; Richard E. Gavin, C.A.C. Industries; Dritan Muneka, KPMG; Evan Della Valle, KPMG and; Carl Oliveri, Grassi & Co. For details go to or call 800-537-3635 to register.

NAIOP Update
Dec. 4: NAIOP New Jersey, the commercial real estate development association will host Building a Better NJ Series: Transportation & Logistics Update at the Carpenters Apprentice Training Center, 75 Fieldcrest Avenue, Edison, NJ. Registration/Networking 7:45 a.m., Program 8:30 – 11:15 a.m. The series offers the latest information on keeping goods and people moving through the Garden State, as well as the hot buttons and trends influencing Corporate America’s site selection process. Featured speakers will include Kevin Corbett, NJ Transit; Steve Pastor, NAI James E. Hanson; Anne Strauss-Wieder, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority; Steve Shulein, National Retail Systems/Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers; Frank Sacr, Gateway Program Development Corporation; Jon Carnegie, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers; and Cheryl Kastrenakes, Greater Mercer TMA.

NYARM Exposition
Dec. 4: New York Association of Realty Managers, NYARM, hosts its Annual Exposition. Free for building, property, facility managers, owners, landlords, co-op/condo boards, resident managers, superintendents, operating engineers. Up to date content regarding: Energy Commodities Swaps; Legal & Engineering Issues; Elevator Technology New & Old; Collaborative Panel Discussions; Management Certification and Professional Development Classes; Building Wellness Program; Compliance Trainings and; Popular Industry Networking. Advance Registration is Required Location is 500 Eighth Ave @ West 35th St 3rd Floor, NYC. Contact Margie Russell, Executive Director for Exhibit Booths, Table Tops, Sponsorships and Nonmember pricing 212 216 0654

AREPA Holiday Party
Dec. 4: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a Holiday Networking Event from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Third Floor Cafe located at 315 Fifth Avenue (3rd Floor). The event is free for 2019 AREPA Members. There will be a $20 charge for entry to this event. $25 at the door. For further information for this event and for membership information, please go to


UJA-Federation Dinner
Dec. 9: UJA-Federation of New York will welcome 2,000 financial professionals and philanthropists at its annual Wall Street Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown at 53rd Street beginning with cocktail reception at 5 p.m. Barbara G. Novick, vice chairman and co-founder of BlackRock, will receive the Gustave L. Levy Award. Adam R. Schwartz, co-chief investment officer and head of Real Estate at Angelo Gordon, will receive the Alan C. Greenberg Young Leadership Award. For information, click here

ICSC New York Deal Making
Dec. 10-12: The International Council of Shipping Centers New York Dealmaking Convention take place at the Javits Center. “New Trends. New Tenants. New Technology” is this year’s theme. Among this year’s speakers are Amedeo Claris, CEO, Mercato Metropolitano Food Hall, Michelle Zhao, VP Retail Expansion, Rebag, Ken Bernstein, Past ICSC Chairmain, President & CEO, Acadia Realty Trust, Carren Coston, Director of Real Estate, Shake Shack, Daniel Katz, Managing Partner, Katz Properties Retail. For information, visit

CREW Cocktails
Dec. 10: Commercial Real Estate Women New York will celebrate the holidays with it Annual Holiday Cocktail Party at The Columbus Citizens Foundation from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For details visit

Empire Ball
Dec. 11: The Real Estate Division of the Diabetes Research Institute will host the annual Empire Ball at the Grand Hyatt in New York City . The fundraiser aims to raise $1.5 million in support of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), located at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. This year’s Empire Ball honors Simon Wasserberger, Senior Vice President, EQ Office, Robert Scheinman, Principal, J.T. Magen & Company Inc, and Mark Gregorio, President, TEI Group. The black-tie-suggested affair will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt (109 East 42nd Street at Lexington Avenue) with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and dancing. For more information visit

To celebrate Thanksgiving, the Arker Companies, in partnership with Omni New York, Dabar Development Partners and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, hosted a giveaway of more than 2,600 turkeys to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents in nine developments across Brooklyn. The Arker Companies and partners were selected earlier this year to repair, refurbish and manage these NYCHA sites as part of the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program.

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