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March 12-15 : Reed MIDEM announced that the 30th edition of MIPIM will be held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. 26,000 participants are expected at the four-day event of networking, learning and discussion through various conferences and exhibitions. Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, will give the opening keynote speech. A special U.S. panel will include Bruce Mosler, Chairman of Global Brokerage at Cushman & Wakefield, Kenneth Fisher, Partner at Fisher Brothers, Mark Edelstein, Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLO, Ziel Feldman, Founder and Chairman at HFZ Capital Group, and David Bouton, Managing Director at Citigroup Global Markets. For more info, visit

WHF Panel
March 13: Women in Housing and Finance will host How to Start Your Own Real Estate Company panel discussion with female powerhouses Andrea Kretchmer, principal, Xenolith Partners LLC; Catherine Townsend, Founder and Principal, NYAH Advisors. LLC; Courtney Horwitz, Founder and Principal, Teacup Consulting LLC; Ericka Keller, Chairperson/CEO, Brisa Builders Development LLC; Suzanna Tharian, Principal, STAT Architecture PC and moderated by Tatiana Gutierrez, Nixon Peabody. The discussion will take place from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at the offices of Nixon Peabody, 55 West 46th Street between 5th and 6th Ave. Members: $25. Non-Members: $35. Students: $30. Register at

Cannabis Symposium
March 13: New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey CPA Society present the first annual Cannabis Symposium at New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq. New Brunswick, NJ, from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. The NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education symposium features an in-depth analysis of various areas of law related to cannabis use, sale and growth and its impact. CLE credit available. For details, visit

B’nai B’rith Luncheon
March 13: Barbara Byrne Denham, Senior Economist, Reis, Inc., will present her “2019 Economic/Commercial Real Estate Overview” at noon at The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, in the Fall Creek Room on the fifth floor. Denham has written a number of white papers including an analysis of Amazon’s criteria for choosing locations for its future growth. Admission is $70 up to two days in advance and $80 at the door. Registration can be made online at or by sending a check payable to B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit to Aracelis Kuilan, BDO USA, LLP, 622 Third Avenue, Suite 3100, New York, NY 10017, email, telephone 212.885.7239.

Smart Buildings Panel
March 13: James A. Pirot, Managing Principal, CRESA, will moderate in an in-depth panel discussion on “The Era of Smart Buildings: The Internet of Things and the Adoption of Power over Ethernet” at the LEDucation Forum, presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Gibson Room at the New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas. The speakers include Mitchell Bloomberg, International Lights; Dario Gristina,CPL Group USA; Peter Jacobson, Con Edison; Carol Jones, Axis Lighting; and Ronald Zeccardi, former President, BOMA New York. The two-day event is being held at the New York Hilton on Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13, 2019. More information, including registration, are available at:

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

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

Regional Conference of MBAs
April 7 – 11: The Mortgage Bankers Association will convene at Harrah’s Resort and onvention Center Atlantic City, NJ. The commercial program will kick off with an operning 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

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

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

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 is the 2019 honoree. Johnson is the founder and CEO of Hollister Construction Services 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.Lower Level Auditorium, RXR Executive Park, 58 S. Service Road, Melville, Long Island from 8 a.m.-9:45 a.m. RSVP and info:

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