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Polish-American Business Club holds investment summit

Polish-American Business Club (PABC) held a “Trends in New York City and International Real Estate” summit with investors and professionals from the United States and Europe.

Presentations were given by Julia Hoagland, a broker at Compass; Jeff Berman, from Redwood Property Group; Peter Wilk, president of Wilk Marketing Communications; Jaroslaw Filip, CEO of ICCS SA, Switzerland; and Sylwester Andrzej Oldak, Chairman of the Board of SAO Capital, Warsaw, Poland.

PABC Director of the Board and President of Arteco & Design Restoration, Witold Karwowski moderated the summit, which was hosted by Wojciech Jackowski, Partner at Menaker & Herrmann LLP and PABC Vice President of Membership. The event was held at the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America in Manhattan.

The presentations covered the state of New York City residential and commercial real estate markets, marketing of brokerage and property investment services, and commercial real estate development opportunities in Poland. Topics included: “Manhattan Residential Real Estate: Primary Resident, Second Home, and Investment Markets” by Hoagland; “Commercial Real Estate Market in New York City – Hudson Yards” by Berman; “PR in Commercial Real Estate” by Wilk; and “Investment Opportunities in Poland – Warsaw Airport Business Park” by Filip and Oldak.

The Polish-American Business Club was established in 2000 to serve the needs of business owners and professionals of Polish descent in the greater New York area and New Jersey. PABC’s mission is to promote the Polish-American business and professional community in North America and Poland. The organization’s programs aim at supporting business initiatives, offering networking and educational opportunities, facilitating international business exchanges, and promoting bilateral economic relations between the United States and Poland. PABC is a member of the European American Chamber of Commerce New York.

The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA), also known as Polski Instytut Naukowy w Ameryce, is a non-profit academic and cultural organization founded in 1942. Its mission is to advance knowledge about Poland and Polish Americans and serve as a liaison between American and Polish academic circles. The Institute has approximately 1,200 members.

Among its members today are the Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Dr. Frank Wilczek from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate Dr. Roald Hoffmann from Cornell University. Other prominent members have included the Nobel Prize in Literature laureates Czeslaw Milosz and Isaac Bashevis Singer, and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate Andrzej “Andrew” Viktor Schally. PIASA’s headquarters at 208 East 30th Street in Manhattan house administrative and editorial offices, an art gallery, a lecture hall, and a specialized reference library of over 30,000 volumes and archives.


Pictured top l-r: Witold Karwowski; Julia Hoagland; Jeff Berman; Peter Wilk; Bolek Ryzinski, AIA, President of ABR Builders; Jaroslaw Filip; and Sylwester Andrzej Oldak.

Photo courtesy of Polish-American Business Club


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