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WHAT’S ON: Upcoming events you need to know about

ICSC Conference
Sept. 11-12: The International Council of Shopping Centers PA/NJ/DE Dealmaking Convention takes place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Keynote speaker is Sharon Pinkerson, Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Film Office.  For details, email

WHF Panel
Sept. 11: Women in Housing and Finance, Inc. is hosting a second conversation on the role of title insurance in affordable housing development from 9-10 a.m. at Enterprise Community Partners, One Whitehall Street, 11th Floor. Speaker is Julia Solo, senior vice president, Federated National Land, who will provide a basic overview of what it is and why you need it, review differences in policy types, discuss risk management, and answer questions. Non-members $25, members and students $15. Light breakfast will be served.For more information visit

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley

ULI Fall Meeting
Sept. 18-21: Increasing diversity within the real estate industry, as well as incorporating sustainability in real estate transactions, are among the topics and issues that industry experts will be discussing at the Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Fall Meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This year’s speakers include Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations and Amazon’s director of worldwide economic development Holly Sullivan. For information visit

MBA Luncheon
Sept. 24: Loan workouts in a commercial real estate market ripe for a correction will be the subject of a lunch program to be hosted by the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York at the Cornell Club. Joshua Stein, the sole principal of Joshua Stein PLLC and a member of the MBA-NY board, will moderate the program. Richard Fries, a senior real estate partner at Sidley Austin LLP, will be the main speaker. The program will kick off at 12:30. 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 about 2. Register online at, or call 516-997-3707. You can also send email to: Early registration costs $90 for members and $125 for non-members.

AREPA Speaker Series
Sept. 26: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a Distinguished speaker and networking event from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue (Between 32nd and 33rd St) , 14th Floor, New York, New York 10016. Jonathan Schultz, co-founder and Managing Principal of Onyx Equities will discuss his distinguished career in real estate and his company’s current real estate technology projects  Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out.  Tickets for the event $50.00. Free for 2019 AREPA Members. This Event is generously sponsored by GCP Capital Group, LLC.    For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to 

The Weichert Family of Companies raised $200,000 during its 19th annual charity outing to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS) and breast cancer research. Weichert has raised $1.612 million since the annual fundraiser began in 2001. Held at the Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, N.J., this year’s outing included 368 participants The emcee for the event was TV and radio personality Bill Spadea. Pictured Joe McDonald, Charity Outing chairperson and regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, presents Angela Quant of the American Cancer Society, with the latest donation. 

St. Jude Fundraiser
Oct. 2: The St. Jude Spirit of Hope Fundraiser will take place at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street from 6 to 10 p.m. This year’s theme is BBQ, Blues, & Bourbon. Join some 500 real estate industry professionals for an evening of Southern hospitality, drinks and music. For info. visit

AIR Society Benefit
Oct. 3: AIR Society “The Sky’s The Limit” Benefit will honor Roger A. Silverstein, Executive Vice President at Silverstein Properties, Inc. at Ascent Lounge at 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Register now, at or contact Mattie Shepheard at

BCW Dinner
Oct. 10:  The Business Council of Westchester (BCW) will welcome MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren as the keynote speaker at the BCW Annual Dinner at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, N.Y. Cocktail reception will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program from 7-9 p.m. For information on sponsorships, contact Charlene Nixon, Senior Director of Membership, at To register or for more information about the dinner, please visit

Women in Proptech Summit
Oct. 18: Women in Proptech present the The Women in Proptech Summit, a half-day event where attendees will have the chance to network, learn and explore the real-world applications of data, sensors and transformative technologies being used to achieve a sustainable built environment. Speakers will lead presentations, panels and hands-on workshops guiding the conversation around the future of the sustainable built environment. Event is from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Stroock: 180 Maiden Lane. Partners on the summit include Stroock and CRETech. To register, visit

NYC Real Estate Expo
Oct. 24: The day-long NYCRE Expo will draw over 5,000 to the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel. Speakers include Vince Rocco, Halstead; Michael Romer, Romer, Debbas; Louise Forbes, Halstead; Andrew Flachner, Real Scout; Paul Massey, B6 Real Estate Advisors; Kent Swig, Swig Equities; Bess Freedman, Brown Harris Stevens; and Luciane Serifovic, Luxian International Realty. Attendees are entitled to register for 7.5 hours of real estate CE credits through the New York Real Estate Center, the designated NYCRE Expo school. Advance registration is required at General Expo questions


IIE Centennial Gala
Oct. 30: The Institute of International Education will host its 100th Gala at The Pierre New York. Martin Lipton will receive the IIE Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding. Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, former chairman of the New York University board of trustees and member of the board of NYU, NYU Law and NYU Langone Health. He is also a trustee and chairman emeritus of Prep for Prep. Journalist and business news anchor Maria Bartiromo will lead a conversation with NYC business and philanthropic leaders Marty Lipton, Ken Langone, and Larry Silverstein. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, and tickets, contact Ellin Delsener at (212) 245-6570 or email or visit

Avenue of the Americas Association
Nov. 5:  The Avenue of the Americas Association 93rd Annual Gala, honoring Rockefeller Group, will be held at Gotham Hall. Rockefeller Group will be presented with the Gold Key Award for their dedicated work on 1271 Avenue of the Americas. Building owners and major tenants on the Avenue will celebrate the civic and commercial improvements that have been accomplished along the Avenue. Guests will enjoy a performance by The Harlem Gospel Choir. For more information, visit

PropTech Summit
Nov. 12-13: Reed MIDEM and MetaProp NYC host the third annual 2019 MIPIM PropTech NYC Summit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.  This year’s panelist include  Cleve Adams, CEO of Site 1001; Ryan Anderson, VP of Digital Innovation at Herman Miller; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner at BIG.

WX Gala
Nov. 14:  WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate (WX) will host its 2019 Woman of the Year Gala from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street, New York City.  This year’s honoree for Woman of the Year is Paula Schaefer, Senior Vice President at Clarion Partner, and long-time member of WX.  Proceeds from the event are used to fund scholarships for women entering the real estate profession in the NYC area, and to pay for educational, professional development and networking events for the organization’s Mentoring program.  For details visit

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