By Dan Margulies, executive director,
Associated Builders and Owners
of Greater New York, Inc.
Everyone loves to hate trade shows. Too much time away from the office. Too many salesmen if you are a buyer and not enough buyers if you are a seller. Sore feet. Not very good food.
Why is BuildingsNY different from all other real estate shows in New York?
It’s the biggest. It has the most exhibitors, the most seminars, the most attendees, and the most value for real estate professionals in New York.
That’s the reason ABO sponsors BuildingsNY. It’s a great value for owners and managers who get to see everything new (and everyone old) in just a few hours. It’s a great value for exhibitors who get to showcase their products and services for more potential buyers in a few hours than they could call on in months.
Maximize your value at the Show by looking for ABO members’ exhibits. These are the exhibitors who participate in the industry day in and day out, supporting us and their customers with information and money as well as products and services. They deserve your attention.
Maximize your value by saying hello to fellow members in the aisles. Sometimes the best information and deals come from your peers.
Maximize your value and rest your feet by sitting in on some of the seminars and classes presented by industry experts.
If you are planning a major purchase this year and want to zero in on particular vendors or products, contact Reed Exhibitions through the show website at BuildingsNY.com.
They will set you up with VIP appointments with the exhibitors who have what you want. Or, do what I do: walk every aisle. Every year I learn about a new product or service, or see a new trend that will shape the industry in the future.
We are really excited about the opening panels both days of BuildingsNY, May 2 and 3.
On May 2, ABO is presenting One Site – A World of Choices – How World Wide Holdings Decided to Build Apartments, Retail and Two Schools on One Corner of East 57th St.
Featuring David Lowenfeld, Partner, World Wide Holdings. It’s a breakfast panel starting at 8:30 a.m.. Call us at 212 385-4949 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
At 9 a.m. on May 3, CHIP is hosting Taking Control of the DHCR Process – a panel of experts discussing strategies for success in a Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) proceeding. It’s free for CHIP members and $50 for non-members. RSVP to CHIP at 212-838-7442 or email email@example.com
We will be giving well deserved awards for excellence in professional education for real estate managers to Margie Russell, executive director, New York Association of Realty Managers and Diana Bosnjak, president, Institute of Real Estate Management, Greater New York Chapter.
Get your show passes at www.buildingsny.com/abony to get on the floor.