The 16th season of The Stoler Report: New York's Business Report debuted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016: Emerging Trends in Healthcare

A lively discussion of trends in healthcare: population center management, based on the needs of the community it serves; performance-based compensation, how effectively medical practices are managing a population's health issues; the popularity of urgent care facilities and more.

Panel: Andrew Racine, M.D., Arthur Klein, M.D., Anthony Ferrari, Gary Kalkut M.D.

September 20, 2016: Emerging Trends in Healthcare, PART II

Discussion of emerging trends in health care continues in part 2, focusing on ways to deal with insurance, electronic record keeping, advances in technology, the safety of services such as ambulatory surgical centers and tele-medicine assistance, along with their convenience to patients.

Panel: Andrew Racine M.D. Gary Kalkut M.D. Anthony Ferrari

September 20, 2016: Role of Non-Bank Lenders in Commercial Real Estate

Non-bank lenders, offering speed and flexibility in financing projects, play an important role in real estate development. Some believe, traditional banks - still a major source of capital - are faced with regulations that modify their ability to support various projects.

Panel: Josh Zegen, Brad Settleman, Bob Foley, Jason Hart

October 4, 2016: Crystal Ball: What's Really Happening in Commercial Real Estate?

With the help of a Crystal Ball, panelists considered the not so shiny commercial side of NY's real estate economy. The market is very opaque; the market is in a correction mode. While New York's economy is strong and young people, in particular, want to be live and work here, there are factors that need to be considered for the future growth and stability of the market.

Panelists: Robert Knakal, John Powers, Ben Shaoul, Jeffrey Lenobel

October 11, 2016: Banking Executives: The Effect on the Economy & Dodd Frank

Banking executives, discussing the effect on the economy of Dodd Frank and other banking rules & regulations, acknowledge the need to adjust and to "live with" bank regulations, old and new, some remarking that in some way, Dodd Frank brought the industry "back to where it should be."

Panelists: David Bagatelle, Brian Smalley, George Maroulis, Kevin Lynch

October 18, 2016: The Current State of Reesidential Housing in New York, New Jersey & Long Island

Each location, Long Island, New York City, New Jersey presents challenges to the residential housing developer - many unique to the particular area. Guests discuss these challenges and their projects.

Panelists: Allen F. Goldman, President, SJP Properties, LLC; Laurent Morali, President, Kushner Companies; Francis Greenburger, Chairman & CEO, Time Equilities Inc.; Michael Kelly, Kelly Development Group.

October 25, 2016: The Studio Business in New York City: Made in New York City

"Made in New York" the logo of the New York Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment is stamped on the credits of many of our favorite movies and television shows, bringing pleasure to viewers and movie goers and jobs to New Yorkers.

Guests: Julie Menin, Alan Suna, Hal Rosenbluth

November 1, 2016: How Parks & Waterfronts Have Made Real Estate So Valuable in New York City

The importance to clients and the value to developers and investors of properties near parks, with access and views of the waterfront such as Brooklyn Bridge Park, 60 Bay Street, on Staten Island, 200 Water Street, in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood and more is discussed.

Panelists: Robert A. Levine, Sam Sidhu, Andrew Salomon, Josh Muss

November 8, 2016: Made in New York: The Finest Food in the World

Making bread or spectacular chocolate treats, running a restaurant or catering special events - one must be passionate and dedicated to the work, so say those engaged in these industries. Some say regulatory pressures, increased costs of doing business have taken some of the fun out of it.

Panelists: Paul Neuman, Anthony Cirone, Andrew Schnipper, Keith Cohen

November 15, 2016: The Changing Face of Retail in the Region

Providing "atmosphere" and "ambience" is important to attract customers and to the success of commercial developments. Panel discussed redevelopment of the South Street Seaport and malls.

Panelists: James Famularo, Sr. Director, Eastern Consolidated; Daniel Levy, Principal, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation; Christopher Curry, The Howard Hughes Corporation

November 22, 2016: The election & its effect on commercial real estate

Considering the effect of the 2016 election - some predict a friendlier relationship to business with fewer regulations; others concentrate on foreign investment and the effect of immigration policies on the labor market. Most conclude that "the jury is still out."

Panelist; Angelo Genova, Stephen Siegel, Robert Knakal, Marc Warren

November 29, 2016: Emerging Trends in Real Estate: Co working/co-living

Co-Working indicates a shared work environment, often occupied by independent contractors of unrelated businesses. Co-Living brings together several people, often unrelated, to live together and share a residential space. Co-Working/Co-Living: emerging trends in real estate.

Panelists: Michael Rudin, Vice President, Ruding Management Co.; Matthew Petrula, Group Vice President, M&T Bank; Jay Heydt, Managing Director of Leasing, Madison Realty Capital.

December 6, 2016

Owners and chef/owners come together to explore the restaurant business - some located in Manhattan - others, in the boroughs - Long Island City and Red Hook.

Panelists: Hugue Dufour, Chef/Owner, M. Wells Steakhouse and M. Well Dinette; Joey Campanaro, Chef/Owner, The Little Owl/Market Table/The Clam; Drew Nieporent, President & CEO, Myriad Restaurants; Billy Durney, Pitmaster/Owner/Partner, Hometown Bar-B-Que.

December 13, 2016: The Evolution of the Fashion/Garment District

New York City's Fashion/Garment District has taken on a new look - some with long experience in the area may be amazed at the changes but all are excited by the influx of additional industries, widening options for growth and development of the area.

Panelists: Barbara Blair, President, Garment District Alliance; Scott D.

December 20, 2016: Is There money for commercial real estate?

Beginning 2008, increased banking regulations led to less and less money available for construction, enabling non-bank lenders to assume an increasingly important role in real estate financing.

Panelists: Gregg Gerken, EVP, Head of US Commercial RE Lending, TD Bank; Ronnie Levine, COO, Meridian Capitalk Group, LLC; Frank Sorrentino, President & CEO, ConnectOne Bank; Peter Sotoloff, Managing Member, CIO, Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies, L.P.

December 27, 2016: Emerging Trends in Healthcare-Part I

A lively discussion of trends in healthcare: population center management, based on the needs of the community it serves; performance-based compensation, how effectively medical practices are managing a population's health issues; the popularity of urgent care facilities and more. 

January 3, 2017: Everyone wants to own residential rental apartments in New York City

In 2016, those in real estate who had rentals, went from "it's hard to believe rents can go up in the future" to a leveling-off, with an increase in inventory in some high-price areas.

Panelists: Peter Von Der Ahe, Daniel Parker, Silvershore Properties, Pistilli Realty Group

January 10, 2017: The Important Role of Transit Oriented Development in the region

Transit Oriented Development is an important component of growth and development, and a significant part of affordable housing decisions. In New Jersey, TOD may focus on both Manhattan commuters and locally, on community development, promoting the "downtown" experience.

Panelists: Eric Witmondt, Debra Tantleff, Seth Pinsky, Andrew Marshall

January 17, 2017: Family Business: Transitioning to the next generation

Two families discuss their history and the ups and downs of children working side-by-side with parents. All agree: "You're never really away from it. You talk business around the dining room table and plan birthday parties around the conference table."

Panelists: Joseph Mattone, Sr.,  Michael Mattone, Jeffrey Levine, Benjamin Levine, Jessica Sherman

January 24, 2017: The Dynamic Growth of Lower Manhattan: A Place to Live, work, shop and visit

Lower Manhattan: the place to work, shop, visit and live! Lower Manhattan has it all - excellent transportation attracting a significant work force, great restaurants, convenient shopping - all close to home!

Panelists: Marty Burger, CEO, Silverstein Properties; Michael H. McNaughton, Sr, EVP, Development, Westfield; Marcus Rayner, Vice Chair, NY Region, Colliers International; Peter Poulakakos, Owner, Partner, HPH.

January 31, 2017: Emerging Real Estate Leaders Outlook for 2017

Real estate's emerging leaders are bullish on 2017, sighting the number of visitors to New York, a significant percentage of whom are domestic travelers; the generous spending of Chinese visitors; ongoing foreign investment bringing money to New York.

Panelists: Joseph Koicim, Dir. National Multi Housing Group, Marcus & Millichap; Evan Petracca, Assistant Project Manager, Triangle Equities; Stanley H. Chera

February 7, 2017: The Bronx, a Place to Live, Work, Shop & Visit

Determined to bring positive attention to The Bronx, panelists discuss - with pride - their efforts to attract businesses seeking office space, convenient for their employees and to develop properties to meet client's needs. Financing and residential opportunities also discussed.

Panelist: Greg Gonzalex, Tom Farrell, Joseph Kelleher, Paul Ramirez, Anthony Ramirez

February 14, 2017: North of 96th Street, Residential Development

Manhattan, north of 96th Street, represents a great opportunity for residential and commercial interests. Beautiful architecture, parks, new restaurants, growing nightlife, amazing transportation, an enhanced quality of life make the area great for investment.

Panelists: Edward Poteat, President, Carthage Advisors; Michael A. Tortorici, Exec. VP - Sales Operations, Ariel Property Advisors; Stephen G.

February 21, 2017: Newark: A Place to Live, Work, Shop, Visit & Get Educated

"The time is ripe," says Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, placing the city on the next step for development-Manhattan, Jersey City, Hoboken and now, Newark. The group discussed transportation, infrastructure, The Art Center, medical services, education and more.

Panel: Mayor Ras Baraka, Jennifer Mazawey, Ben Korman, Marc Berson

February 28, 2017: Business Leaders Outlook on Commercial Real Estate in 2017

For the first time in a while, New York has an expansion of supply. The future: it's murky, darker for some - not so for others. All recognize the challenge.

Panel: Winston Fisher, Brad Dubeck, Peter D'Arcy, Christopher Poulton

March 7, 2017: 2017: The Investment Sales Outlook

Panelists: Tim King, Co-Founder & CEO, CPEX Real Estate Services; Thomas A. Donovan, Vice Chairman, Capital Markets Group, Cushman & Wakefield; Aaron Jungreis, Founder & CEO, Rosewood Realty Group; David Schechtman, Sr. Executive Managing Director, Meridian Investment Sales.