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Wall Street Women
April 26: The 8th Annual Wall Street Women Forum takes place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 10 On the Park at the Time Warner Center in New York City. This year’s theme will be “Recharging in Times of Change.”.The Forum will commence with keynote speaker, Elinor L. Hoover, Global Co-Head of the Consumer Products Group in Citi’s Corporate and Investment Banking Division, followed by Lissa V. Young, Assistant Professor of Leadership and Management, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Military Academy. For details, go to
Coro Awards
April 26: Jonathan L. Mechanic, Chairman of Fried Frank’s Real Estate Department, and Stephen Lefkowitz, Fried Frank Of Counsel, will be honored by Coro New York Leadership Center at its annual Awards Gala at Gotham Hall. Coro’s 2,500 alumni occupy positions of influence in entrepreneurial start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, neighborhood and citywide nonprofit organizations, schools and all levels of government. Together they form an unparalleled network of committed citizenry. The Coro Awards Gala raises funds for new leaders to benefit from Coro’s training programs. Also being honored that evening is Philip Li, executive director of Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.
LIREG Breakfast
April 27: Long Island Real Estate Group Networking Breakfast and Panel discussion: “The MTA’s Rail Expansion Project” featuring Elisa Picca, executive vice president of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority; David Kappell, executive director of Right Track for Long Island Coalition; and Mark Hamer, president of Harvest Real Estate Services and board member of the Association for a Better Long Island. 8 a.m., breakfast and networking, speakers, 8:30 a.m. Old Westbury Golf & Country Club, 270 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury, NY. Free for members of LIREG; $60 for non-members. Information and RSVP: Deena Galante, (631) 721-7400 or
April 27: Are PILOTs in your redevelopment tool kit? Speakers will include: Joseph Baumann, McManimon, Scotland & Baumann; Timothy Cunningham, NJ Dept. of Community Affairs; Frank Giantomasi, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC; Dave Gibbons, Elberon Development Group; Bob Goldsmith, Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP; George Jacobs, Jacobs Enterprises; Cecilia Lassiter, Sills Cummis & Gross; Bill O’Dea, Elizabeth Development Company; Ed Russo, Russo Development; Steve Santola, Woodmont Properties. Registration, networking & breakfast at 7:45 a.m., program starts 8:30 a.m.
PLI Seminar


April 27: Veteran real estate attorney Joshua Stein, sole principal of Joshua Stein PLLC, will discuss the ins and outs of ground leases in a one-hour online seminar hosted by the Practising Law Institute. Program materials for the webinar will include a collection of Joshua Stein’s recent articles and model documents relating to ground lease transactions. The webinar will start at 1 p.m. New York City time. Registration for the program is open now. Register online at, or call 212-824-5700. Registration is free for members, and $299 for non-members.
Realty Foundation Cocktail Party
April 27: The Realty Foundation of New York (RFNY) announced that Paul J. Massey Jr., who earlier this year launched his campaign to run as a Republican for Mayor of New York City, will be the guest of honor at the organization’s annual cocktail party. Beginning at 5:30 pm, the event will be held in the Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of Rockefeller Center. H. Dale Hemmerdinger, chairman of the foundation, confirmed the choice of honoree.
Bar Association Seminar
April 28: Joshua Stein and Deborah L. Goldman of Joshua Stein PLLC will discuss how changes in the retail marketplace affect lease negotiations for major commercial tenants, as part of an all-day seminar on commercial leases hosted by the New York State Bar Association. The program will take place at the New York Society of Security Analysts, 1540 Broadway, Suite 1010. Mr. Stein’s presentation will run from 9:10 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.; Ms. Goldman’s, from 2:05 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. To register, call: 1-800-582-2452, or log onto
INGala for Good 2017
May 1: Andrea and Adam Saper, partners of Eataly, will be the 2017 honorees at the event being held in the IAC HQ at 555 W 18th Street beginning at 7 pm. goods for good, a nonprofit using microenterprise to transform orphan care in Malawi, will benefit as the event raises $10 for every $1 spent. Open bar and tasting stations from NYC’s top restaurants. Tickets: $275 – $1000 for single tickets, Sponsorships are also available. Visit
ULI Meeting
May 2-4: New Drivers for Real Estate Financing, Design and Development is the focus of Urban Land Institute’s 2017 Spring Meeting Washington State Convention Center. John Schoettler, director of Global Real Estate, at Amazon, will discuss the company’s 10-million-square-foot urban campus in Seattle. Ann Klee, of General Electric, will be discussing GE’s move from Fairfield, Connecticut to downtown Boston. There will also be keynote presentations from Alaska Airlines CEO Bradley Tilden and Daniel James Brown, author of New York Times bestseller The Boys in the Boat.
Jewish Heritage
May 3: Rose Associates chairman Daniel Rose will receive the King David Award during a ceremony at the US Capitol on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. Members of Congress, the Jewish Heritage Celebration Committee, and the Jewish Heritage Commission of the United States will present the King David Award to Jewish leaders and philanthropists who embody the very success of the Jewish experience: a dedication to philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and commitment to Jewish heritage and American values. Got to for details.

Daun Paris and Peter Hauspurg
Daun Paris and Peter Hauspurg

May 9: Eastern Consolidated Co-Founders Daun Paris and Peter Hauspurg will be honored by JCCA at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center. The Celebration of Hope: A Gala to Benefit Children and Families is the annual fundraiser for JCCA, the second oldest charity in the nation. Hauspurg, Chairman and CEO of Eastern Consolidated, currently serves as the Chairman of the JCCA Board of Trustees. Together he and Paris, President of Eastern Consolidated, have served on the JCCA Board of Trustees for a combined total of 20 years. For more information, please visit
Mastermind Forum
May 10: The Real Estate Institute at Fordham University’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies and The Business Council of Westchester will host Real Estate Mastermind Forum: 24-Hour Cities – Emerging Trends in Transactions, Technology and Transportation. The co-hosted breakfast will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the University’s West Harrison campus. Keynote speaker Hugh F. Kelly, PhD, CRE, Special Advisor to the Real Estate Institute at Fordham University’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Other speakers are Stanley Gniazdowski, CCIM, CRE (President of Realty Concepts), Rosemary Scanlon (former Divisional Dean at NYU; Chair of the Board, TransitCenter, a nonprofit advocate for public transit; former Chief Economist for PANYNJ)and David Schiff, AICP (from Kimley-Horn and chair of Westchester/Fairfield Urban Land Institute) To register, visit
B’Nai Brith Luncheon
May 10: New York City Mayoral Candidate Paul Massey will be the guest speaker at the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street. Massey co-founded Massey Knakal Realty Services in 1988 and sold the firm to Cushman & Wakefield in 2014. Last August Massey announced his candidacy for Mayor. Admission is $70 up to two days in advance and $80 at the door. Register online at or send a check payable to B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit to Aracelis Kuilan, BDO, 100 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017, email :, Telephone:(212) 885-7239.


May 9: EisnerAmper brings together technology leaders and corporate venture capitalists to discuss trends, innovations and investment criteria that will shape the landscape for decades to come. Speakers include Brian Silver, Vice President of Global Business Operations and Monetization, Yahoo! Inc. and Evan Dash, Founder and CEO, StoreBound. The forum takes place at The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Avenue, Westbury, New York from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. For details, go to
MBA-NY Luncheon
May 11: Long-term ground leases and the state of the New York City real estate market will be the subjects of a lunch program to be hosted by the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York at the Cornell Club. The program will kick off at 12:30 with a presentation by James Nelson, a vice chairman in the capital markets group of Cushman & Wakefield, on the state of New York’s real estate market. This will be followed by the program on ground leases, whose panelists will be aniel Mizukovski of Wells Hill Partners, Ltd., who structures and negotiates business terms of ground leases, mostly on behalf of long-term property owners; Richard Podos, CEO and President, Lance Capital, LLC, who has structured and negotiated numerous ground leases for owners, developers, and investors and; Joshua Stein of Joshua Stein PLLC, chair of MBA NY’s education committee, who negotiates and repairs numerous ground leases in his law practice and has written a book and many articles on them.Robert G. Koen, Partner and head of the New York real estate practice of Mayer Brown, will moderate the panel. Registration for the program at the Cornell Club (6 East 44th Street) will open at 11:45 a.m., with networking and a buffet lunch. The presentation will begin at 12:30 and include a question and answer period, ending at 2:30. Register online at, or call 516-997-3707. Early registration – $90 Members and $125 Non-members.

May 11: The New Jersey chapter of NAIOP will honor JLL New Jersey with the Impact Award at its 30th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala at The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, N.J., beginning at 4 p.m. Arthur Greenbaum of Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; and Hollister Construction Services LLC, with Chris Johnson accepting, and Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company, with Jay Biggins accepting, will both receive Industry Service Awards. For details a visit
May 16-17: The 5th Annual Real Estate CFO & COO Forum in San Diego, CA, is the premier venue for in-house financial and operational professionals to hear best practices and industry developments from a wide spectrum of real estate industry peers. The day and a half program features insights from senior officers at real estate developers, lenders, REITs, and operating companies. For more information, go to

NYBC Luncheon
May 17: The New York Building Congress hosts its 96th Anniversary Leadership Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 17, at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and 54th Streets. The event honors Husam Ahmad, P.E., Chairman and CEO of HAKS; Jill N.


Lerner, FAIA, Principal of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, P.C.; and Anthony E. Shorris, First Deputy Mayor of the City of New York, who will receive the Jack & Lewis Rudin Award for Service to New York City. The luncheon is chaired by Cyrus J. Izzo, P.E., Co-President of Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. and Christopher Larsen, Principal of Halmar International, LCC. The journal is chaired by Lisa Linden, President and CEO of LAK Public Relations, Inc. Reception starts at 11:30 AM followed by luncheon and program at 12:30 PM. Individual tickets start at $650.  Tables of ten are available starting at $6,250. For more information on reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jeanine Badalamenti at (212) 481-9099 or email To register online, visit

SIOR Event
May 17: New Jersey Chapter of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) will host an event at the Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, New Jersey. Speaker, Mr. Rod Santomassimo, founder and president of the Massimo Group, a leading commercial real estate consulting and coaching organization, will lead a discussion on “Maximizing Your Commercial Real Estate Income.” The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with networking, followed by the presentation and dinner. Santomassimo, a best-selling author and two-time recipient of the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Impact Alumni of the Year Award, is a leading educator in commercial real estate. He is successful in helping his clients generate results through his effective coaching system and broad knowledge of the commercial real estate industry. Register for this event at The cost is free for SIOR members and $125 for non-members. Seating is limited to the first 100 registrants. For more information on the event, contact Ann Violette at

Ave.of Americas Annual Meeting
April 26: The Avenue of the Americas Association is pleased to announce its 2017 Annual Meeting Luncheon featuring keynote speaker, Daniel Boulud, renowned French chef and owner of a culinary empire. The event will take place from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at The Rainbow Room of Rockefeller Center in New York City. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception followed by a luncheon at Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room For more information about this event or to register, please visit:, or call (212) 626-6792.
Hospitality Forecast
May 1: The Business and Consumer Issues Committee (BCI) of Manhattan Community Board 7 is hosting its seventh B2B networking event from 6- to 8 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Plaza (West 64th Street and Columbus Avenue), in the Center Room of the Lincoln Center Kitchen. New York Post restaurant critic and “Realty Check” columnist Steve Cuozzo will keynote the event. Co-Sponsors Office of the Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, NYC Hospitality Alliance, Casa De Vinos, Restaurant Associates, and Lincoln Center. Attendance is free but RSVPs are required at

May 4: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s (LMCC) annual fundraising gala, The Downtown Dinner, takes at Conrad New York. Leaders from the business, civic and cultural sectors will join LMCC in honoring Anita Durst, Helena Durst and the Durst Family, The Keith Haring Foundation and the Estate of Tseng Kwong Chi with the organization’s 2017 Liberty Awards. This year’s Benefit committee is co-chaired by Kevin Hoo and Brian Saluzzo. The 2017 LMCC President’s Awards will be given to Lisa Ko (Writing), William Cordova (Visual Arts) and Faye Driscoll (Performing Arts). For more information, contact Chris Schimpf, Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000,, or
INM Multifamily Forum
May 18-19: The Middle-Market Multifamily Forum in Huntington Beach, CA, offers a program uniquely targeted to both smaller and mid-sized owner/operators, a group that comprises 75 percent of all multifamily investors. Sessions will include: Cap Rate/Interest Rate/Inflation Rate Relationship; Tax Planning, Tax Incentives & Tax-Advantaged Multifamily Investments; Bringing Older Properties Up to Date. For more information, visit
NAIOP-NJ Retail Meeting
June 6: “The Rise of Experiential Retail – Opportunities for Investment” will be held at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, 100 Frank W Burr Boulevard, Teaneck. Clark Machemer (Rockefeller Group) will lead the interactive discussion with: Herbert Eilberg, Chief Investment Officer, Urban Edge Properties; Nancy Erickson, Executive Managing Director, Colliers International ; Brian Whitmer, Senior Director Metropolitan Area Capital Markets Group, Cushman & Wakefield; Registration/Networking Cocktail Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner & the program.

Chashama Gala
June 8: The 2017 Chashama Gala at 4 Times Square will honor Pentagram, the world’s largest design consultancy, Sir Shadow, a long time Chashama Artist, and Joe McMillan, Chairman and CEO of DDG. 2017 Gala Honorary Chair is Darcy Stacom of CBRE, and Co-Chairs, Carole Feuerman and Barbara Tober. For more information visit

REW Women’s Forum


June 14: Real Estate Weekly hosts its 6th Annual Women’s Forum at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th St. New York, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen will give a keynote address before the city’s top female real estate, finance and community leaders discuss the game-changing issues facing the market. Speakers include Lane Shea, managing director at Harbor Group; CetraRuddy founder Nancy Ruddy and JP Morgan Chase managing director Pricilla Almodovar. For more speaker details and ticket info, go to For sponsorship, email

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