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WHAT’S ON: Eliot Spitzer joins Executing the Deal lineup; Howard Lorber to be honored by Holocaust Museum

Leasing Panel
Oct. 29: Lee & Associates NYC will host its first-ever panel event from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Club 101 at 101 Park Avenue, between 40th and 41st Streets. Entitled “Executing the Deal,” the symposium will welcome both tenants and landlords. The event will comprise two panels, “Describing the Leasing Process” and “Issues to Be Considered.” Panel topics will include how best to work with your professionals, how to find space that fits your company’s needs, the intricacies of negotiating a lease, how to circumnavigate common obstacles in the process and more. Speakers include Eliot Spitzer, Spitzer Enterprises, Simon Berg from Ceros, Alfred Erdmann from Withum, Brad Kaufman and Andrea Gendel from Pryor Cashman and David Rush from Environetics. For details, email Meredith Brown, at

WHF Lunch
Oct 29:  Join Women in Housing & Finance for a conversation on the WELL Building Standard at the Delos Headquarters, New York’s first space to achieve WELL Platinum certification. Learn with Janna Wandzilak of Delos and Saemi Lee of Gensler. Light lunch will be provided. Event runs from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at Delos Headquarters, 860 Washington Street, 4th Floor. Cost; Members: $15; Non-Members: 25.

Holocaust Museum
Oct. 29: The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 25th Anniversary ‘What You Do Matters’ New York Tribute Dinner will honor Howard M. Lorber, chairman of Douglas Elliman and Museum Chairman. The dinner will be chaired by Stanley I. Chera, Marc E. Kasowitz, Jay A. Neveloff, and Steven C. Witkoff. It will be begin with a 6.30 p.m. reception at Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street. For details call 212-983-0825 or email

Oct. 30: New York Association of Realty Managers celebrates 60 years of influence at their Annual Building Management Continuing Ed & Expo. Free for building, property, facility managers, owners, landlords, co-op/condo boards, resident managers, superintendents, operating engineers. Advance Registration is Required – Location is 500 Eighth Ave @ West 35th St 12th Floor, NYC. Contact Margie Russell, Executive Director for Exhibit Booths, Table Tops, Sponsorships 212 216 0654

ICSC Panel
Oct. 31: The 2nd annual International Council of Shopping Centers Baruch College Joint Conference on The Changing Landscape of Retail will take place at Baruch College, 151 East 25th Street, from 8 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.. Acadia Realty Trust CEO Kenneth Bernstein will keynote the event and two panel discussions will includes experts including chef Todd English, Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of retail at Douglas Elliman;  Jason Brenner, Walmart US ecommerce; Lee Schaffler, JP Morgan Asset Management and; Garrick Brown, Cushman & Wakfeild. For information, go to

Bnai Zion Gala
Nov. 4: Bnai Zion Foundation will host its annual New York Gala at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, beginning at noon. The event will honor Rabbi Elie Abadie, M.D., Founding Rabbi of Manhattan East Synagogue; Kenneth Abramowitz, Managing General Partner and co-Founder of NGN Capital; Mark Langfan, Managing Partner of The Langfan Company; and William K. Langfan, a philanthropist and WWII veteran. To RSVP or learn more about this event, visit or contact Cheryl Bier, CEO at 646-485-7980 or

LIREG Breakfast
Nov. 6: The Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG) will host a breakfast event at the Old Westbury Country Club featuring an inside look at the current status of the proposed Heartland Town Square “smart growth” development in Edgewood. The headlined speaker will be David E. Wolkoff, principal at Heartland Business Center, the privately owned real estate company that is working to transform the former Pilgrim State Hospital property into the mixed-use Heartland development. As proposed, the development will include 9,000 housing units, a million-square-foot “lifestyle” center, 3 million square feet of Class A office space, a hotel and convention center, indoor and outdoor civic space and an aquarium. The event, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., is free for LIREG Members and $60 for non-LIREG members. For more information, send email to

NYARM Program
Nov. 6, 7, 9, 15: From 10:30am to 1:30pm or 2:30pm to 5:30pm New York Association of Realty Managers offers the 3 hour Gold Standard program on New York State mandated Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. The mandate requires that all employers provide this training for all employees. NYARM’s program includes:  Primary Instructor – An Attorney that is licensed to practice law in New York State;  Secondary Instructor – Margie Russell, a prominent trainer in building management issues in NYC and NYS; Documentation will be provided to each successful trainee as proof of completion; Training compliant with all requirements of NYS law; Training compliant with NYC laws that are known to date;  Training customized for the building management industry and the vendors who serve it. The program will take place at Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Ave, at West 35th St, NYC. $250 per individual with reduced bulk pricing for management companies. To register contact NYARM executive director Margie Russell 212.216.0654

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Fireside Chat
Nov. 7: AmTrust Title Insurance Company’s 2nd annual real estate summit will be a “Fireside Chat” with the founding principles of L&L MAG: David Levinson, Robert Lapidus and MaryAnne Gilmartin.   The event will be held at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, beginning at 8:30 am; Michael Stoler, president of New York Real Estate, TV LLC, will moderate the conversation.  All proceeds will be donated to the Joe Namath Foundation, which benefits numerous children’s charities and neurological research. For further information and to register: 212 499-0100, or visit; or 917 574-8833.

Israel Bonds Luncheon
Nov. 8: Israel Bonds is holding a Real Estate & Allied Industries luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Cipriani at 110 East 42nd Street. The luncheon will honor Marty Burger, CEO of Silverstein Properties and real estate investor Arnold Penner. Former director general to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be the guest speaker. For more information, email


NYC Housing Partnership Luncheon
Nov. 8:  Housing Partnership Development Corporation (NYC Housing Partnership) will celebrate its 36th anniversary with a gala luncheon at Gotham Hall at 1365 Broadway at West 36th Street. Preet Bharara, former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, will be the Special Guest Speaker. Eric Enderlin, President of the New York City Housing Development Corporation, will moderate a Q&A discussion with Mr. Bharara. For more information please go to the Housing Partnership website at

Nov. 5: NAIOP New Jersey will recognize the outstanding contributions made by its volunteer leaders at the Annual President’s Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, with networking and cocktails at 4:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 5:45 p.m. The Legacy Award will be presented to Tim Lizura, former president and chief operating officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Dewberry’s Liz Archer will receive the Pillar Award, which recognizes members who set an extraordinary example of involvement. To register or for more information, contact NAIOP New Jersey at (732) 729-9900, or visit

Nov. 6:  Reed MIDEM, together with MetaProp NYC announce the first confirmed speakers for the second annual MIPIM PropTech NY. The conference, which is the flagship event of NYC Real Estate Tech Week, will take place on at The Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 W 18th Street.  Speakers will include Karen Hollinger, AvalonBay Communities; Constance Freedman, Moderne Ventures; Brandon Weber, VTS; Maria Seredina, Zillow Group; Brad Greiwe, Fifth Wall; Willis Kim, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH. Julie Samuels, Founder and Executive Director of Tech:NYC will be a keynote speaker at this year’s conference. MIPIM PropTech NY, which is the flagship event of NYC Real Estate Tech Week, will take place at The Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 W 18th Street. The event is being jointly organized by Reed MIDEM and MetaProp NYC. Please find the complete MIPIM PropTech NYC conference at

Nephcure Gala
Nov. 8: Hunter Roberts Construction Group President & CEO James McKenna will be honored at the annual “NephCure Countdown to a Cure” event  at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers beginning at 6:30 p.m.. Proceeds go to NephCure Kidney International, a  nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate research for effective treatments for rare forms of Nephrotic Syndrome. The event  will feature, a live auction and networking opportunities. For more information, visit

IREM Breakfast
Nov. 14: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management is hosting a breakfast meeting from 8:00 to 10:00 at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street in NYC. Our panel will discuss “The future of development in NYC: Can you afford NOT to be in affordable housing?” Moderated by Randall Powell, CPM, Chief Executive Officer, Infinite Horizons. Panelists include Michael Bucci, Development Resource Group, Association for Neighborhood Housing & Development (ANHD); Susan Camerata, Principal & CFO, The Wavecrest Management Team; Lisa Deller, CPM, Vice President Asset Management, National Equity Fund & Anthony Richardson, Executive Vice President of Development, New York City Housing Development Corporation (NYCHDC).Sponsored by Guardian Service IndustriesThe cost to attend is $60 members; $60 non-members. To reserve or for more information please visit or call 212.944.9445.

B’nai B’Rith Luncheon


Nov. 14: Danny Fishman, Managing Partner, GAIA Real Estate, will speak on “After Nine Years of Rally, Where Are the New Opportunities in Real Estate?” at noon at the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, Ivy Room. 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, 100 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY  10017, email :, Telephone:(212) 885-7239.

Haymakers for Hope
Nov. 15: Slater B. Traaen of GLL Real Estate Partners will participate in Haymakers for Hope’s 7th annual Hope NYC event at The Hammerstein Ballroom. 30 men and women will compete in front of nearly 2,000 people in an official, three round, USA Boxing match.  Tickets and sponsorship information are available at

AREPA Networking
Dec. 5: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a Holiday  networking event from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Third Floor Cafe located at 315 Fifth Avenue (3rd Floor)   Event is free for 2018 AREPA Members. There will be a $20 charge for entry to this event. $25 at the door. For further information for this event and for membership information, please go to

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