Roughly 2,000 real estate professionals were in attendance for what has been referred to as the Oscars of the industry, the annual Real Estate Board of New York banquet at the Hilton Midtown, on Thursday night. It’s a night to honor the industry’s finest, as well as rub elbows. This is literally as well as figuratively; it really gets packed since it’s pretty much the only way to get every major landlord in town in the same place at once.
Guests and hosts who spoke with Real Estate Weekly talked about the year to come, the continued demand for Manhattan office space as tech booms and why the real estate industry, which brings in more than half of New York City’s tax revenue, needs to get political when it comes to protecting the city’s economic health.
Photos by Linda O’Flanagan