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

BOMA Seminar


March 15: The Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater New York will host a seminar focused on the rise in alternative office space and the implications of its growing footprint. The seminar will review common issues and best practices to accommodate new and existing co-working and event-oriented tenants. Speakers will include D.J. Dashti, co-founder of Workville; Chris Kelly, co-founder of Convene; Pat Dolan, property manager with The Durst Organization and;  John Ferrante, portfolio manager, RXR . The seminar will be held at Club 101 , 101 Park Avenue at East 40th Street, from 8 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.  Visit for more.

City of Tomorrow Summit
March 15-16: 92nd Street Y and Hundred Stories present the third annual City of Tomorrow summit featuring panel discussions and keynotes from leading architects, planners, designers, developers and restaurateurs. The lineup includes over 50 speakers including architects Annabelle Selldorf, Rafael Viñoly, restaurateurs José Andrés, Thomas Keller and Missy Robbins, developer Steven Witkoff, interior designers Sheila Bridges, Carl D’Aquino and Sara Gilbane, Harvard University’s Kumagi Professor of Architectural Technology Martin Bechthold, New York City Department of City Planning Director Marisa Lago and Landmarks and Preservation Commissioner Sarah Carroll, WeWork’s David Fano, brokers Oren and Tal Alexander and Showfields’ Amir Zwickel, among others. Tickets are now on sale at

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.

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

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

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.

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 on Friday, April 19 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: 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, founder and CEO of Hollister Construction Services is the honoree.  Several sponsorship opportunities are available, and presale tickets for the event are available through March 15. 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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