Stoler Report (18th season, 9/2018)

The 18th season of The Stoler Report: NY’s Business Report, debuted on September 9, 2018

September 9, 2018: New Innovations in Technology for Real Estate

Young entrepreneurs describe inventions, programs, ideas for future products and businesses they are pursuing with guidance and encouragement of the MetaProp NYC organization.

Guests:

Marshall Cox, Radiator Labs

Vince Harris, Hoozip

Francesca Loftus, hOM

Philip Russo, MetaProp

September 16, 2018: Challenges & Opportunities: The Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Business

Starting with the premise that you don't have to be a national firm to be successful, guests discussed the importance of passion, conviction, opportunity, along with good research and a thorough understanding of the product - all essential to ones goals.

Guests:

Yoni Goodman, Meridian Investment Sales

Shimon Shkury, Ariel Property Advisors

Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG

Tim King, CPEX Real Estate

September 23, 2018: Real Estate Executives: How I got into business Part I

Accomplished, experienced executive real estate leaders consider the paths they navigated to their successful careers.

Panelists: MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder &

CEO, L&L MAG;

Toby Moskovits, President & Founder, Heritage Equity Partners;

Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

September 30, 2019: Real Estate Executives Discuss Development in New York City

Despite difficulties of developing in NYC, guests spoke with enthusiasm of public/private partnerships, of technology in real estate, of the need in every borough for affordable housing, and for a developer's confidence in promoting new ventures.

Panelists:

MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder & CEO, L & L Mag

Toby Moskovitz, President & Founder, Heritage Equity Partners

Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

October 7, 2018: Chef/Owner View of the Restaurant Market: Part I

Something special about bakeries, as described by guests, that lured them into the restaurant business! Guests talk about their experiences - from McDonald's to Cornell, to cruise ships, to internships/mentors/hard work and ownership. Part 1/2 conversations.

Guests:

Guest List

Josh Capon Executive Chef/Partner, Lure Fishbar

Dan Kluger Chef/Owner, Loring Place

Drew Nieporent President, The Myriad Restaurant Group

October 14, 2018: Chef/Owner’s View of the Restaurant Market: Part II

In Part 2/2 of their conversation, chef/owners soberly discuss issues of concern to the hospitality industry: staffing and labor costs, turnover and employee loyalty, food halls and fast-casual dining, exorbitant rents, how to create equality in the "front and back of the house."

Panelists:

Josh Capon, Lure Fishbar

Dan Kluger, Loring Place

Drew Nieporent, Myraid Restaurant Group

October 21, 2018: Developments in the Bronx

The Bronx - Mott Haven, South Bronx, Arthur Ave, transportation, affordable and market rate construction; projects with St. Barnabas supporting good health, affordable and supportive housing; the artist, "hipster" community; foreign and local investors - the Bronx is booming!

Panelists:

Ira L. Brown, The Briarwood Organization;

Jason Gold, Ariel Property Advisors

Daren Hornig, Hornig Capital

October 28, 2018: Regional Bank Executives Discuss Opportunities & Challenges

Regional banks serve their supporters with quick services and support designed to encourage a business community's growth. Guests discussed the work-life balance these institutions provide as many employees live in the community.

Panelists: George Maroulis, Market President/Private & Commercial Banking, Customers Bank;

Joseph Murphy, Jr., President & CEO, Country Bank;

Joseph Pistilli, Chairman & CEO, First Central Savings Bank & Pistilli Realty Co.

November 4, 2018: Serving 62 million visitors: The Hospitality Industry

New York hosts 62 million visitors, a year! To date, 115,000 hotel rooms are available with a goal of 130,000 rooms. Guests discussed non-branded/branded hotels, food and beverage facilities, meeting space, banks lending to hotels, agreeing that the industry was not for the "faint-hearted."

Guests:

Tyler Morse, MCR/Morse Development

Celeste Burgos, M & T Bank

Allan Fried, GFI Capital

Nico Moinian, Fortuna Realty Group

November 11, 2018: The Residential Market

The rental business may be a "great business," the reality is that it's a difficult business, panelists agreed, going on to discuss who are the renters: students, younger professionals, newcomers to an area. Conversation included condos vs. rentals, affordable and senior housing, and the Bronx!

Guests:

Jeffrey Levine, Douglaston Development/Levine Builders

Eli Weiss, Joy Construction

Martin Nussbaum, Slate Property Group

Enrique Alonso, SJP Properties

November 18, 2018: The Office Market

Discussing clients' search for office space, panelists agreed - seekers have choices! They are looking at different markets: the Hudson Yards, in Brooklyn, Queens, LIC, Industry City, the Navy Yard "...in areas they may never have considered before!"


Robert Lapidus
President, L&L Holding Company

Stephen J. Meringoff Managing Partner, Himmel + Meringoff Properties, Inc./Meringoff Properties, Inc

Brian R. Steinwurtzel Co-CEO, GFP Real Estate

Steven Wechsler Sr. Managing Director, Tishman Speyer


November 25, 2018: Developments In Yonkers & New Rochelle

Beautiful boardwalks, walkable downtowns, great views, excellent transportation have attracted development to Yonkers and New Rochelle! Active pro-development support from communities and elected officials is important to successful planning and implementation.

Guest List

Avi Abadie Managing Principal, AMS Acquisitions

Brian Fisher Principal, Fisher Development Associates, LLC

Peter X. Kelly Chef/Owner, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson

Seth Pinsky Executive Vice President, RXR Realty

December 2, 2018: Developments in Coney Island & the nearby community

Coney Island has caught the eye of developers after 30 years of indifference. Developers and bankers enthusiastically discuss both luxury and affordable residential projects, increased retail, medical facilities and more.

Guest List

John A. Catsimatidis Chairman, Red Apple Group, Inc.

Brad Dubeck Executive Market Manager, NY & NJ, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Dan McInerney Sr. VP, Residential Asset Management, Taconic Investment Partners

December 9, 2018: The Condo Market

While the condo market may generally be "challenging," buyers still want to own a piece of New York! Guests discussed strong markets in New York and in the suburbs: the Upper West Side, downtown Brooklyn, Astoria, Jersey City, Hoboken, Yonkers and New Rochelle.

Guest List

Joe Pizzutelli Vice President-Commercial Real Estate, M&T Bank

Eran Polack CEO, HAP Investments, LLC

Robin Schneiderman Sr. Vice President Managing Director, Halstead Property Development Marketing

Jeffrey Yachmetz COO Development, Slate Property Group

December 16, 2018: Tech & Real Estate

Guests, all founders and CEOs of companies representing various aspects of technology, discussed how their products and services interact and support the real estate industry. Question raised concerned about how receptive were venture capitalists/banks when presented with new ideas?

Guest List

Arie Barendrecht Founder & CEO, WiredScore

Cyril Berdugo Co-Founder & CEO, Landis

Jay Goldklang Co-Founder & CEO, Great Jones

Jonathan Wasserstrum Co-Founder & CEO, SquareFoot

December 23, 2018: What’s happening in Jersey City, Bayonne & Harrison?

Lots of development in Jersey City! Great transportation, lower rents - condo or rental - all attracting a young, cosmopolitan population. Harrison: smaller market, good transportation; Bayonne: great opportunities. Schools still a challenge!

Guest List

Adam Altman Principal, KABR Group

Phillip Gesue Chief Development Officer, Strategic Capital

Jeffrey Persky Principal, KRE


December 30, 2018: What’s Happening In Long Island City?

LIC is coming into its own! With a great waterfront, more retail, more restaurants - more amenities to make LIC the place to call home, some developers - thinking long term - are building more 2 bedroom and larger units. Schools, transportation still present a challenge.

Guest List

George Doerre VP -Team Leader, Commercial Real Estate, M&T Bank

Daniel Parker Managing Director, Hodges Ward Elliott

Jeremy Shell Principal, TF Cornerstone

Alan Suna CEO/Principal, Silvercup Studios/Silvercup Properties

January 2, 2019: The Residential Rental Market

Lots of people want to come to live in New York, supporting a growing interest in parts of Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx: Coney Island, East NY, Jamaica. Rent concessions are sometimes offered; new laws and regulations make the rental market a difficult investment.

Guest List

John T. Adams Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer, New York Community Bank

Aaron Jungreis President, Rosewood Realty Group

Ofer Yardeni Chairman & CEO, Stonehenge NYC

January 6, 2019: What’s Happening in Retail?

Acknowledging the retail "apocalypse" grabbing headlines, guests considered issues like debt, over expansion, poor decisions, and more effecting retail's ability to deal with the new competitor, Amazon.

Panelists:

Brad Blumenfeld, Vice President, Blumenfeld Development;

Christopher Conlon, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Acadia Realty Trust;

Avi Kaner, Owner, Morton Williams Supermarkets;

Joseph M.Mattone, Chairman, Mattone Organization

January 9, 2018: Growth of Radio, Podcast, in Real Estate & Business News

The Podcast - another form of media, convenient when traveling or relaxing; educational, informative, entertaining and very popular! Guests - themselves podcasters - discuss the use of podcasts to market a product, a service, a personality and as a means to bring people together.

Guest List

Ofer Cohen “Hey BK - The Brooklyn Podcast”, TerraCRG

Charlie Stephens “Cultures”, Cushman & Wakefield

Peter Von Der Ahe “Behind the Bricks”, Marcus & Millichap

January 13, 2019: Challenges & Opportunities of Transitioning of family business

Speaking with pride and pleasure about their goals to create a multi-generational business and hopes to transition their company to the next generation, guests were candid about the obstacles and difficulties along the way.

Guest List

Edward Blumenfeld President, Founder, Blumenfeld Development Group

Joseph M. Mattone, Sr. Chairman & CEO, The Mattone Group, LLC

Lester Petracca President & CEO, Triangle Equities

Peter Sudler CEO, Sudler Companies


January 16, 2019: Emerging Trends in Co-Living

For the past 75 years, individuals have shared living space: the rent, the maintenance. In addition to sharing these costs, today's co-living is designed to develop a sense of community, in a friendly, warm environment.

Guest List

Albert Dweck CEO, Duke Properties

Zach Ehrlich Founder/CEO, Stoop

Brad Hargreaves Founder/CEO, Common

Andy Levin Director of Real Estate Partnerships, Ollie


January 20, 2019: Genetic Testing for Cancer: Ashkenazi Jews and Others at Increased Risk

The BRCA gene exists world-wide. The mutation of the BRCA gene is found in greater numbers in people of mid-European descent, and in a large number - in Ashkenazi Jews. Men and women with the mutant BRCA gene are at greatest risk for breast and ovarian cancers, and prostate cancer.

Guest List

Robin Camhi Baum, MS Outreach Director, BRCA Founder Outreach Study

Rabbi Lisa Gelber Spiritual Leader, Congregation Habonim

Kelly Morgan, MS, CGC Genetic Counselor, Site Coordinator/BRCA Founder Outreach Study, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Kenneth Offit, MD Chief-Clinical Genetics Service, Principal Investigator-BRCA Founder Outreach Study, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

January 23, 2019: Opportunity Zones the biggest thing to hit real estate in thirty years

A new tax program - focusing on Opportunity Zones - has encouraged investors to reconsider real estate development areas that were initially hard to sell. Like Enterprise Zones of the 1990s, Opportunity Zone investments, like all investments, should be carefully reviewed with the experts.

Guest List

Abraham Leitner Director, Tax Group, Goulston & Storrs

Don Peebles Chairman/CEO/Founder, The Peebles Corporation

Seth Pinsky Executive Vice President, RXR Realty

Abe Schlisselfeld Co-Partner-in-Charge, Real Estate Group, Marks Paneth LLP

January 27, 2019: Co-Working, Co-Sharing, Office Space Management

Flexible space, co-sharing, office sharing and office space management continues to evolve, representing the biggest change in the real estate market, providing a better work experience for employees.

Guest List

Jamie Hodari Co-Founder & CEO, Industrious Office

Jeremy Moss Ex. Vice President, Dir. of Leasing, Silverstein Properties

Joseph Scharf CEO/Founder, Virgo Business Centers

January 30, 2019: Emerging Trends in Technology for Real Estate

Algorithms, AI, sensors, visualization of products, robotics, capturing data...with data used effectively, decision making will be better, cheaper, faster resulting in better results.

Guest List

Sandy Jacolow Chief Information Officer, Meridian Capital Group

Jonathan Schultz Managing Principal/Co-Founder, Onyx Equities

Justin Segal President, Boxer Properties; CEO, Stemmons Enterprise

February 3, 2019: Investment Sales & Opportunity Zones, Amazon Effect & the market

Members of the investment sales community discuss pros and cons of: Opportunity Zones-a new source of capital to support affordable housing; Amazon-great for the whole city but people will be displaced; Economy-multi-family has become a challenged asset; next year is going to be a good year.

Guest List

Robert Knakal Chair, New York Investment Sales, JLL

Paul Massey CEO/Founder, B6 Real Estate Advisors

James Nelson Principal, Head of Tri-State Investment Sales, Avison Young

David Schechtman Senior Executive Managing Director, Meridian Investment Sales

February 6, 2019: The Office Market in New York City

2019 looks good! A terrific market to be in! Renters eager for amenities: pool tables, hospitality centers, lunchrooms, break rooms-even outside space. LIC, Bronx, Metro Tech will benefit from growth of healthcare facilities and bio tech industry.

Guest List

Scott D. Galin Partner/CEO, Handro Properties/Handler Real Estate Organization

John Maher Executive Vice President, CBRE

David Sturner President/CEO, MHP Real Estate Services

Brian W. Waterman Executive Vice Chairman, Newmark Knight Frank

February 10, 2019: Banking Executives Outlook for 2019

Banking executives describe their operations as active - open for business - keeping a cautious eye on the market - marginally bullish! EB5, lost its glow; Opportunity Zones, much still unknown; Amazon, great for the city, also discussed.


Guest List

David Bagatelle President, NY Metro Market; Executive Vice President, Sterling National Bank

Christopher Niederpruem Managing Director Real Estate Finance, CIT

Matthew S. Petrula Sr. Group Manager Commercial Real Estate, M&T Bank

February 13, 2019: Residential Development in New Jersey

New Jersey - Asbury Park: residential units, townhouses, Asbury Hotel, the waterfront; Redbank, proactively reviewing master plans to plan for the future; Montclair: luxury units near the train station; redevelopment of large properties, public-private projects; transportation.

Guest List

Brian Cheripka Sr. Vice President, iStar

David Genova Principal, Greenwood Development

James Morris Group Manager New Jersey, M&T Bank

Debra Tantleff Founding Principal, Tantum Real Estate

February 17, 2019: Art & Science of Networking in the 21st Century

When networking - ideas are exchanged, trust and a sense that you are there to help the other person, without expecting any return, is communicated. Networking, today, is a combination of "face-to-face" and social media.

Guest List

Richard Lehrer Founder & President, Cambridge Life Brokerage

Paul Neuman Founder & President, Neuman’s Kitchen

Stephen P. Wald Principal, Stephen P. Wald Real Estate Organization

Larry Weiss President, CEO, Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office

February 20, 2019: The Outlook for Retail

Guests agree: bricks and mortar are not out of style. Retail is finding new homes in beautifully restored, 100 year old buildings, formerly used for manufacturing. Check out the growth of Industry City, LIC, Ikea, Dollar Stores, and supermarkets!

Guest List

Joseph A. Farkas CEO / Founder, Metropolitan Realty Associates LLC

Timothy D. King Founder/Managing Partner, CPEX Real Estate Services

Chase Welles Partner/Principal, SCG Retail

February 24, 2019: Real Estate Pro’s Outlook for 2019

Reminding each other of events of the past 18 years that they shared, Bruce Mosler, Stephen Siegel and Michael Stoler bring us to the present: Bloomberg's mission, Hudson Yards, technology, investment banking, Live Work Play development, We Work concept and more.

Guest List

Bruce E. Mosler Chairman, Global Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield

Stephen B. Siegel Chairman, Global Brokerage, CBRE

February 27, 2019: Brooklyn: The hip part of the Big Apple

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is on fire! 95% leased; exciting tenants specializing in design, robotics, food. Downtown Brooklyn-with authentic Brooklyn neighborhoods attracting business and entrepreneurs, and growing interest in East New York.

Guest List

Bonnie Campbell Principal, Two Trees Management Company

Ofer Cohen Founder & President, TerraCRG

Marc J. Freud Managing Principal, Troutbrook Company

Annie Meyding Director of Leasing, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development

March 3, 2019: Everyone Loves Opportunity Zones

An exciting tax program allows the investor to redeploy earned "gains" into Opportunity Zones, often in underserved areas and targeted for economic development. Guests discuss various aspects of this new investment program. Watch more of this series:

http://www.tv.cuny.edu/show/stolerreport

Guest List

Michael W. Hurwitz Partner, Marks Paneth LLP

Francis Lively President & CEO, The LCP Group

Toby Moskovits President & Founder, Heritage Equity Partners

March 6, 2019: The Amazon Effect on Long Island City & Queens

Over the last 10 years, the Tech Sector has emerged as a major player in New York City, attracting Amazon to Long Island City, and other members of the industry to Manhattan. Guests discussed the interest of the Life Sciences in sites for expansion outside of Manhattan.

Guest List

Eric Benaim CEO, Modern Spaces

Thomas A. Donovan Vice Chairman, Partner, B6 Real Estate Advisors

Seth Pinsky Executive Vice President, RXR Realty

Franklin S. Zuckerbrot President, Sholom & Zuckerbrot Realty LLC

March 10, 2019: The Residential Rental Market in New York City

Panelists representing various aspects of the real estate industry discuss the effects of changes and additions in regulations that govern their business: Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, Vacancy Decontrol, Capital Improvements, Vacancy Increase and more.

Guest List

Frank Korzekwinski Executive VP & Chief Lending Officer, Flushing Bank

Joseph Pistilli Chairman & CEO, Pistilli Realty Group

Victor Sozio Executive Vice President, Brokerage Services, Ariel Property Advisors

March 13, 2019: Effect of Minimum Wage/Government Regulations on Food & Hospitality

Panelists involved with the grocery, fast food and hospitality markets outline the effects on their industries of minimum wage increases and other regulations, describing long-term influence on New York's retail.

Guest List

John A. Catsimatidis Chairman & CEO, Red Apple Group, Inc.

Keith Cohen President, Orwashers-Oven Artisans

Brad Honigfeld Principal, The Briad Group

Morton Sloan President, Morton Williams Supermarkets

March 17, 2019: Major Changes in Commercial Real Estate over the past decade

In 2008, E-commerce, Amazon, industrial, office co-sharing, We Work were not the driving force they are today. Panelists discussed what's happening today: the effect of millennials in the marketplace, increased number of women in real estate and Opportunity Zones.

Guest List

Jamie K. Covello Executive Director, Avison Young

Merrie S. Frankel President, Minerva Realty Consultants

Darya Shneyder Partner, Marks Paneth

March 20, 2019: Emerging Trends in Technology for Residential Real Estate

Exploring new technology for residential real estate, guests review inexpensive insurance policies in lieu of lease security; grading systems designed to assure health and security of renters; and analysis of buildings based on prudent use of utilities.

Guest List

Yale Fox Founder/CEO, Rentlogic

Bradford R. Klatt Principal, Canoe Brook Partners

Paraag Sarva Founder/CEO, Rhino

March 24, 2019: Affordable Housing

Affordable housing developers discuss mandatory inclusion, suggesting that applicants apply to several lotteries - at the same time, meeting eligibility requirements. Working to develop affordable housing feels like working to a better future, remarked a guest.

Guest List

Ariel Aufgang Principal, Aufgang Architects

Blaise Rastello Development Director, Gilbane Development

Brenda E. Rosen President & CEO, Breaking Ground

Eli Weiss Managing Vice President, Joy Construction Corporation

March 27, 2019: The Current State of Healthcare

A lender and three CEOs, representing healthcare facilities, discuss how each of their businesses developed, their approach to attracting high quality professionals, and their concern for providing excellent healthcare to their patients.

Guest List

Robert Glazer CEO, ENT & Allergy Associates, LLP

Eric S. Schweiger CEO & Founder, Schweiger Dermatology

Anthony T. Viceroy CEO, WestMed Medical Group

Marc Wegener Administrative Vice President, M&T Bank

March 31, 2019: Outlook for Commercial & Residential Real Estate

Panelists "somewhat pessimistic" about opportunities in today's market agreed that the retail market is very strong, siting changes in zoning, as in midtown east, allowing developers to build higher floors, purchase air rights, rebuild structures.

Guest List

Michael Giglio Chief Financial Officer & Operating Principal, Kaufman Management Company

Jeffrey E. Levine Chairman, Douglaston Development/Levine Builders/Clinton Management

Robert P. Weisz President & CEO, RPW Group

April 7, 2019: Enduring Success in the Restaurant Business

Featured Panelists:

Drew Nieporent, Restaurateu, Nobu, Tribeca Grill, Batard, Porsche Grille, Crush;

David Burke, David Burke Tavern, Woodpecker by David Burke;

Jonathan Chef-Restaurateur Benno, Chef-Owner, Leonelli Taverna, Leonelli Focaccia, Benno;

Greg Baxtrom, Chef - Owner, Olmsted.

April 14, 2019: What’s Happening in Long Island

Developers, having spent long careers working on Long Island, comment that little has changed: it still takes YEARS to get permission to develop major sub-divisions; partnering with local operators helps cut approval time. Nassau v. Suffolk tax rates discussed.

Guest List

Jeffrey Dunne Vice Chairman, CBRE

Mitchell Rechler Managing Partner, Rechler Equity Partners

Allan V. Rose Chairman & CEO, AVR Realty Company

April 21, 2019: Residential Development in Westchester

Westchester, with transit oriented areas, walkable routes to transportation, and popular support, is viewed as a dynamic, attractive market for investment and development. Building with amenities - key to success.

Guest List

Charles Epstein VP for Development , LMC, A Lennar Company

Jonathan Gertman VP for Development, The NRP Group

Seth Pinsky Executive Vice President, RXR Realty

Andrew S Weisz Vice President, RPW Group

April 28, 2019: Investment Sales Update

Guests discussed opportunities in the Bronx, retail in Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island, Opportunity Zones, multi-level industrial space, built from the ground-up. In addition, changes in rent laws, viewed as anti-landlord.

Guest List

DJ Johnston Partner, Sr. Managing Director, B6 Real Estate Advisors

Aaron Jungreis Co-Founder/President, Rosewood Realty Group

Brian Leary Partner, Co-Founder, CPE

May 5, 2019: The Industrial & Logistics Market

The not-so-glamorous asset class of the real estate industry: warehouses, industrials - is doing very well. Rents are increasing; multi-level logistic distribution centers are increasing, bringing tractor trailers to the second floor.

Guest List

William Butler Senior Vice President, RBS Citizens Bank

Alan Dern CEO, The One Stop Property Group

Lester Petracca President & CEO, Triangle Equities

May 8, 2019: The Real Estate Community & it’s support of public education

Wanting to "give back" to individuals and communities, members of the real estate industry have developed public/private partnerships with various New York schools. With tutoring, mentoring, music and internship programs, designed to "open eyes-open minds," thousands of young people and their communities have greater opportunity and access to successful futures.

Guest List

Charles R. Bendit Co-CEO, Taconic Investment Partners

Francis J. Greenburger Chairman & CEO, Time Equities

Wendy Mosler Ex. Vice President, Global Holdings Management Group

May 12, 2019: The Current State of Retail in the region

Retail is not dead! Retail has changed. While technology has taken a gigantic hold on the retail industry - bricks and mortar are here to stay! Check out Hudson Yards, the Meat Packing District, Manhattan West, the Garment District; retail is growing - in the boroughs, too.

Guest List

Fred C. Posniak Sr. Vice President, Empire State Realty Trust

Gene Spiegelman Principal, RIPCO

Cory Zelnik CEO, Zelnik & Company

May 15, 2019: Long Island City will grow & prosper without Amazon

Guests discuss the success of the industrial market, the increasing popularity of co-ops, the Long Island Partnership's promotion of a life-sciences campus, ...

Guest List

Eric Benaim CEO, Modern Spaces

Thomas A. Donovan Vice Chairman, Partner, B6 Real Estate Advisors

Joseph A. Farkas CEO and Founder, Metropolitan Realty Associates LLC

May 19, 2019: Capital Markets Update

Guests concluded it was a good time to be a borrower! Despite the liquidity in the market and low interest rates, the search for deals is very competitive: hotels, fast casual dining, transit oriented development. Lenders careful about lending to retail and to co-working facilities.

Guest List

Ronald Levine Managing Director, Meridian Capital Group LLC

Barry Seidel Co-CEO, Keysite Capital Partners

Marc Waldman Ladder Capital

May 22, 2019: What’s Happening in Newark?

Newark's development is not a "one trick pony!" A visionary mayor and administration, with supportive community leaders, have developed plans to energize Newark's residential, industrial, business, and retail assets.

Guest List

Anthony J. Bastardi Chairman & CEO, Construction Technology Corporation

Hon. Carmelo Garcia Deputy Mayor & Chief Development Officer, City of Newark

Jennifer Mazawey Attorney, Genova Burns

Linda Morgan VP, Project Partnerships & External Affairs, RBH Group

May 26, 2019: The office market in New York City

New York's office market is still a tenant's market! Less traditional law firms require less office space, as they search for lower rents. Competition between tech companies and brokers provides renters with more options. Panelists discuss concessions.

Michael Gottlieb Principal, Avison Young

Gerard T. Nocera Co-Founder, Managing Partner, HSP Real Estate Group

Peter E. Sabesan Principal, CRESA

May 29, 2019: Opportunity Zone: Update

Opportunity Zones are all around us - in all of New York's five boroughs! Opportunity Funds, "a new investment vehicle created as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" are available. Guests work to unravel rules and regulations surrounding these investments.

Guest List

Steven J. Bokiess Tax Partner, Friedman LLP

Fergus Campbell Managing Director, Somera Road Inc.

Daniel Flanigan Chair, Real Estate & Financial Services, Polsinelli

Michael A. Tortorici Vice President, Investment Sales, Ariel Property Advisors

June 2,2019: The Condo Market in New York City

New York's condo buyers are taking longer to make a decision! Blessed with a wider selection, buyers are careful about location, transportation, layout and unit efficiency; price point - very important.

Guest List

Lior Carucci Co-Managing Director, Minrav USA

David Von Spreckelsen President, Toll Brothers City Living

June 5,2019: The Best Korean Restaurants in the Big Apple

Korean chefs and owners, embracing their ethnic heritage, their culture and traditions are offering customers the opportunity to explore new dishes, superbly prepared at their award-winning, highly recommended restaurants.

Guest List

Douglas Kim Chef/Owner, JeJu Noodle Bar

Hooni Kim Chef, Owner, Danji and Hanjan Restaurants

Drew Nieporent Restaurateur; President, The Myriad Restaurant Group

June 9, 2019: Growth & Development of the NYU Langone Health System

Over the past 20 years, to take advantage of changes in medical care, physicians now practice in large groups and are employed by hospitals; hospitals are converted to ambulatory care centers. Discussion included urgent care centers, walk-In facilities, tele-medicine, and electronic medical records.

Guest List

Andrew W. Brotman, M.D. SVP & Vice Dean, Clinical Affairs & Strategy, Chief Clinical Officer, NYU Langone Health

Andrew Rubin Vice President, Clinical Affairs & Ambulatory Care, NYU Lagone Health

June 13, 2019: Alternative Financing for Commercial Real Estate

Banks lend money but so do private equity firms. Less regulation allowing for speed in closing, a feature of private equity firms, is important to the real estate industry and not so easily provided by banks. Lenders discussed the type of real estate their companies considered good investments.

Guest List

Mark Bahiri Managing Partner, Co-Founder, Emerald Creek Capital

Bruce K. Bruene Co-CEO, Keysite Capital Partners

Jarret Schochet Sr. Loan Officer, W Financial Fund

June 16, 2019: Emerging Trends in Real Estate

Guests discussed various technologies designed to enhance a building's security, track package deliveries, and report unusual activity to landlords and property managers. Other tech services featured automated payments, world-wide marketing and investment opportunities.

Guest List

Ilya Gamer Associate Managing Director, CrowdStreet

Will Mitchell CEO, Co-Founder, Rabbet

Michael Rogoff Sr. Vice President, AKAM Living Services, Inc.

Ari Teman Founder, GateGuard/SubletSpy/PropertyPanel

June 19, 2019: Challenges & Opportunities of working in a family business

Discussing the challenges of family members in a family business, guests agreed on open communication, respect for leadership and senior members of the business, working to grow into the job. Opportunities: working side-by-side with family.

Guest List

Gregory Kalikow Vice President, The Kalikow Group & Kalikow Management

Benjamin Levine EVP, Acquisitions & Finance, Douglaston Development/Levine Builders

Evan Petracca Assistant Project Manager, Triangle Equities

Jessica Levine Sherman Associate Vice President, Affordable Housing, Douglaston Development/Levine Builders/Clinton Management

June 23, 2019: Father, Son & Daughter: Transitioning a Family Business

John Catsimatidis, head of the Red Apple Group, a privately owned company of diverse businesses, son, John Jr. and daughter, Andrea, talk candidly about their work, their love of the business, thoughts for the future, and their father's vision and creativity, resulting in Red Apple's success.

Guest List

Andrea Catsimatidis Principal, Red Apple Group

John A. Catsimatidis Chairman & CEO, Red Apple Group, Inc.

John Catsimatidis, Jr. Principal, Red Apple Group

June 26, 2019: New Banking Entrants to the Metropolitan Region

Guests discussed decisions to bring their banks to the metropolitan region, acknowledging the great competition from already existing banks, credit unions, and other lending institutions. All, agreed, New York and the metropolitan region were huge markets and the place to be.

Guest List

David P. Dineen Sr. Vice President, Real Estate Market Manager, Republic Bank

Daniel Harris President, NY Region, OceanFirst Bank

Eugene Kennedy Managing Director-Private & Commercial Banking, Customers Bank

Peter A. Michelotti Sr. Executive Vice President, COO, SB One Bank