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AROUND TOWN: Upcoming real estate events you need to know about

IOREBA Developers Night
March 25: The Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area (IOREBA), will host its 26th annual Developer’s Night event at the Marriott at Glenpointe Hotel in Teaneck, N.J. A panel of professionals will discuss the state of the commercial real estate marketplace in New Jersey, as well as new trends and development projects. The event begins with cocktails and networking from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a panel presentation and discussion. Panelists include Geoffrey Schubert, CBRE; David Simpson, Newmark Grubb Night Frank; Gene Diaz, Prism Capital Partners; John Saraceno, Jr., Onyx Equities; Jeremy Neuer, CBRE; Michael DeMarco, Mack-Cali; and Michael Seeve, Mountain Development. Pre-register for this event online at  The cost is $125 for IOREBA members and $175 for non-members.

Emergency Preparedness Symposium
March 28: FirstService Residential will host Emergency Preparedness Symposium 2019 from 2-6 p.m. at their offices at 622 3rd Avenue. The interactive event is designed for property managers, superintendents, resident managers and board members. The one-of-a-kind industry event will bring together NYC’s top health and safety professionals under one roof. Breakout sessions and panels will include speakers from FDNY, NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, OSHA, NYC Office of Emergency Management, FirstService Residential, Ready NY. For more information, email

Women of Distinction Luncheon
March 29: The New Bronx Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Women of Distinction Luncheon from 11:30am-2:00 pm, at Villa Barone Manor, 737 Throggs Neck Expressway, Bronx. Honorees are  Darlene Rodriguez, anchor, Today In New York/WNBC; and Dr. Esther D. Henry, Senior Pastor, The House of the Lord Ministries Inc. Keynote Speaker is Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark. Mistress of Ceremonies is CBS-TV’s Mary Calvi. Sponsorships are Available. For more information call 718-828-3900 or e-mail or visit

AREPA Speaker Series


April 2:  The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host its Distinguished Speaker event from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue (Between 32nd and 33rd St) , 14th Floor, New York, New York 10016. Mr. Ian Bruce Eichner,  Founder and Chairman of the Continuum Company  will discuss his distinguished career in real estate as well as some of his company’s current projects. This event is generously sponsored by Flushing Bank. Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out.  Tickets for the event $50.00 Free for 2019 AREPA Members For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to

REIT Symposium
April 3: The 24th annual NYU REIT Symposium will take place at The Pierre Hotel, New York Cit . They keynote speaker is James Taiclet, CEO of American Tower Corporation. The program also features one-on-one conversations with Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments, Debra A. Cafaro, chairman and CEO of Ventas, Inc., Kenneth Caplan, global head of real estate at Blackstone, and Barry S. Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group. Registration is available at

Breakfast Panel
April 5: Fordham Real Estate Institute and Business Council of Westchester Present: Behind the Headlines – What Opportunity Zones Really Mean for Westchester Real Estate from 8:00-10:30 a.m. at 800 Westchester Avenue in Rye Brook. Speakers include James Nelson, Avison Young and Louis Tuchman, Herrick Feinstein LLP, Luiz Aragon, Commissioner of Development, New Rochelle, Wilson Kimball, Commission of Planning and Development, Yonkers. Registration is $50. To register, visit

Regional Conference of MBAs
April 7 – 11: The Mortgage Bankers Association will convene at Harrah’s Resort and convention Center Atlantic City, NJ. The commercial program will kick off with an opening reception at 7 p.m. on April. 7.  The event will include a presentation on the Economic Outlook for 2019 & Beyond with  Aaron Jodka, Boston Regional Research Ambassador, Colliers International. Speaker include  Richard Spengler, Investors Bank; Billy Procida, Procida Funding & Advisors;  Lawrence J. Longua, Fordham Real Estate Institute at Lincoln and;  Shari D. Linnick, Trepp LLC.  For more innfo. visit

YM/WREA Luncheon
April 9: Vornado Realty trust leasing director Glenn Weiss will by the guest speaker at the University Club, 1 West 54th Street, College Hall. The invocation will be given by David Berke, NKF. The reception begins at noon, For details, visit


WHF Breakfast
April 11: Women in Housing & Finance will welcome former City Council speaker Christine Quinn as keynote speaker of their Annual Breakfast. Quinn is president and CEO of Women In Need, a non-profit agency to help homeless women and their children rebuild their lives. The event will be held from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the New York Athletic Club, President’s Room, 180 Central Park South. Visit for details

STA Dinner
April 11: The Subcontractors Trade Association (STA) will host the 50th Annual Construction Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt, 109 East 42nd Street, Midtown Manhattan. This year’s recipient of the Silver Shovel Award is David Rothstein,  executive vice president of construction at Extell Development. Honorees include Ralph Esposito of Lendlease as Builder of the Year; Lorraine Grillo of NYC Department of Design and Construction and NYC School Construction Authority as Public Official of the Year; Robert Walsh of Ironworkers Local Union No. 40 as Labor Leader of the Year; Robert J. Ansbro of Eagle One Roofing Contractors, Inc. who has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award; and Robert Weiss of A.J. McNulty & Co. Inc., who has earned the Ronald Berger Subcontractor of the Year. The STA will also be honoring the industry’s emerging young professionals for the first time in the association’s history. For more information, visit

NYU Schack Monopoly
April 11: Matthew Kasindorf, chair of the Real Estate Group at Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, an adjunct professor at NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, and NYU alumnus will be the Honorary Banker at NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate 25th Evening of Monopoly at Tapestry Atrium, 10 Hudson Yards from 6-9 p.m. Proceeds support scholarship and financial aid programs as well as a range of special academic initiatives for graduate and undergraduate students at the Schack Institute. For more information contact Sonal Pande, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations and Fundraising, at 212-998-6961 or

ULI Meeting
April 16-18: Innovative city building will be front and center at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2019 Spring Meeting at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville. A major focus for the 2019 gathering will be the reinvention of urban areas into thriving places that are drawing talented workers and businesses, and which are becoming magnets for investment. The Nashville metropolitan area, which is experiencing extraordinary growth, is a prime example of this urban evolution. For more information, visit

RPA Assembly


April 19: The Regional Plan Association announced the speaker lineup for this year’s Annual Assembly event. Featured speakers will include: Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont. RPA’s Assembly 2019 will be held at the Grand Hyatt in New York. The “Investing in People and Places” Assembly feature break-out sessions with national and local experts discussing how climate change disproportionately impacts low-income communities of color; how to bring New York City public housing back to a state of good repair; how to promote job hubs outside Manhattan while supporting local community needs; how to use technology to improve how we get around; and how to prioritize health and community investments around anchor institutions.

Brooklyn Conference
May 7: TerraCRG’s 9th Annual Only Brooklyn Real Estate Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown Brooklyn, 445 Albee Square W #4, Brooklyn. Conference features curated panel topics that revolve around current real estate projects, trends and issues happening throughout Brooklyn. For information, visit

May 16: The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP will holds its 2019 Commercial Real Estate Awards at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J. Andrew J. Merin, Cushman & Wakefield, will receive the Lifetime


Achievement Award. Whitesell Construction Co., Inc. and Greek Development, will be honored with the Impact Award. The Industry Service Award will be presented to Gretchen Wilcox, President/Founder of G.S. Wilcox & Co. New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill will receive the Caren S. Franzini Public Partner Award, which recognizes local champions of development that inspire and transform communities. The members-only Gala ticket pre-sale is open now through March 18. Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Donna Laterza at 732-729-9900.Ticket sales will be open to the public starting March 19. For complete details and updates, visit

AHA Benefit
June 5: James A. Pirot, managing principal, project management, Cresa, and Tommy Dwyer, executive managing director, Clune Construction Company, have been named co-chairs for the second annual Hard Hats with Heart event to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA). The 2019 honoree is James P. “Jim” Burt, the former NFL nose tackle for the New York Giants from 1981 to 1988. The goal is to raise funds to train 90,000 individuals in hands-only CPR by 2021. The benefit will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the Ascent Lounge in Time Warner Center, at 10 Columbus Circle. More information visit or contact

March of Dimes
June 13: Paramus, NJ, January 11, 2019 – 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. The event, which brings together over 300, will feature a networking reception, silent auction, and brief program. The Pynes Putting Challenge will take place prior to the start of the event. Christopher Johnson, Head Coach of  Hollister Construction Services LLC, is the 2019 honoree. For more information, visit or contact Michelle Dobbs mdobbs@marchofdim

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:










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