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WHAT’S ON: Peter Riguardi to receive IREM honor; REBNY readies for 122nd annual Banquet

CREW Coffee
Jan. 18: Jaimee Nardiello, Esq., CREW NY President, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, will host a members only coffee morning from 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. at the offices of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, 801 Second Ave (between 42nd & 43rd), New York. Register at

Awards Reception
Jan. 18: AmTrust Title Insurance Company will host a cocktail reception at REBNY’s 122nd Annual Banquet being held at the New York Hilton Hotel in Midtown. Beginning at 6pm, the event will be co-hosted by Steven Napolitano, senior executive vice president of AmTrust Title and president of the Direct Title Division, and Jason Gordon, president.

Make A Wish Real Estate Committee of New York raised $165,000 at its Annual Holiday Event held at the 237 Park Avenue event space. Pictured l-r are: Marc Freud, Troutbrook; Chris Mee, Gibson Dunn; Dan Finnegan, Structuretone; Perry Fine, Triangle; Brian Donaghy, Structuretone; Evan Meyers, Kamco. Make-A-Wish Metro New York calls on the Real Estate Council whenever a construction-related wish comes up, which was just the case last summer when a teen artist living with autoimmune polyglandular syndrome wished transform his bedroom into a cool space where he could create art, play video games and hang out with friends. Led by Structure Tone and Eric DeSimone of Savanna Funds, the Real Estate Council went to work, replacing the carpet with new wood flooring, adding new lighting, furniture and a flat screen TV. Other firms which contributed to the project included Newport Painting, Consolidated Carpet, Evenson Best and Knight Electric.

REBNY Banquet
Jan. 18: The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) will honor distinguished leaders for their outstanding professional success and exceptional contributions to the real estate industry at REBNY’s 122nd Annual Banquet to be held at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan. The industry will celebrate Rob Speyer’s achievements upon conclusion of five-year term as REBNY Chair. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will receive top public service recognition. Elizabeth Stribling, Richard LeFrak, Joanne Podell, Gene Boniberger, and Ron Lo Russo will be presented with top leadership awards.For ticket details for to

Real Estate Summit
Jan. 26 & 27: 92nd Street Y and Hundred Stories will host the 2018 “City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit” at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue. Speakers include Robert A.M. Stern, Daniel Libeskind and Billie Tsien, interior designers Anthony Baratta, Ken Fulk and Ghislaine Viñas and developers such as Ziel Feldman and Kenneth Horn. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Robin Dolch at or (212) 570-2700 or visit

Jan 22: NAIOP will hold its first big networking event of 2018 will feature CBRE Economist Spencer Levy, who will deliver keynote remarks on the outlook for commercial real estate markets and the overall economy in 2018, and NAIOP President Tom Bisacquino, who will share insights on federal tax reform efforts, as well as trends across the continent, the industry and our membership. It will be held at the Hilton at Short Hills. Cocktails from 5-6, followed by dinner. This program is applying for continuing education credit for NJ licensed brokers and attorneys.For details, contact:
IREM Dinner


Jan. 25: The Greater NY Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will host their Annual Dinner & Awards at 230 FIFTH, 203 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Cocktails will be served @ 6:30pm; dinner @ 7:30 pm. The cost to attend is $275 pp/table of 10 $2,750. The evening’s honoree is Real Estate Person of the Year Peter G. Riguardi, Chairman and President, New York Region, Jones Lang LaSalle. Sponsored by CSI-Construction & Security Installations; Durnan Group Managers and MacInnis, Ward & Associates. or 212.944.9445 to reserve.
B’nai B’rith Luncheon
Feb. 6: Robert Klein, Managing Partner Tax Services, BDO, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon beginning at noon at the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, Ivy Room. His topic will be “The New Tax Law.” Klein has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, 24 of them with BDO. He has been involved in numerous tax engagements for real estate and other industries and is a member of BDO’s Pass-Through Entity Tax Specialty Group and Private Client Tax Services Group. 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.
AREPA Speaker Series
March 15, 2018: The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker and networking event from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue 14th Floor. Grant Jiao, managing director of Gemdale USA Corporation, will discuss his career iand his company’s current real estate projects. Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out. Tickets for the event $50.00. Free for 2018 AREPA Members.This Event is sponsored by Flushing Bank. For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to

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