September 19, 2017


The Underground


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals


At 1221 Avenue of the Americas, go to the CONCOURSE level, across from Cafe Metro and look for the Connect Media signs.

Making Connections in the City that Never Sleeps

Foreign capital chasing an active NY market. Up-and-coming neighborhoods attracting untraditional tenants. Predictions for Q4 and the year ahead.

Join us for an afternoon of informative panels and high-level networking.

NY, it’s time to connect.


Connect New York

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at The Underground, Rockefeller Center


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Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

Gauging the Climate: An Update on Capital Availability & Activity


Richard Katzenstein

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation

Senior Vice President and National Director

Richard Katzenstein is Senior

Vic Clark


Senior Managing Director CRE

Vic Clark is a Managing Director

Jeff Dybas

Starwood Property Trust

Senior Originator Correspondent

Jeff Dybas is a Senior Originator/Correspondent at Starwood

Michael Schneider

Aristone Capital

Principal & Chief Operating Officer

Mike Schneider is the Chief

Tim Zietara

Centennial Property Finance


Current Job Profile:
managing director, centennial property finance (april 2015

Econ Versus The Street: One-on-One with Chris Ludeman, CBRE & Jim Costello, RCA

Jim Costello

Real Capital Analytics

Senior Vice President

Jim Costello has worked in the CRE

Global President
Capital Markets

Mr. Ludeman is Global President of

Who, What, Where: The Ins & Outs of Attracting and Retaining Retail Tenants


Faith Hope Consolo

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Chairman The Retail Group

Faith Hope Consolo, the “Queen of Retail”,

Adam Saper


Managing Partner and CFO

Adam Saper spent childhood summers in

Jack deVilliers

Regency Centers

V.P. – Investments

Jack deVilliers heads up the Northeast division

Vice President, Principal

Jared Epstein is the Vice President and

Matthew A. Seigel

Thor Retail Advisors

Executive Vice President

Matthew A. Seigel is Executive Vice President

Michael H. McNaughton

Westfield World Trade Center

Senior Vice President, US Development

McNaughton serves as SVP of

Shaping the Skyline: Insights from Industry Leaders


Ronald S. Kornreich

Akerman LLP


Ron Kornreich is a partner in the New York

Bruce E. Mosler

Cushman & Wakefield

Chairman Global Brokerage

As Chairman of Global Brokerage at Cushman

Michael Cohen

Colliers International

Tri-State Region

Mr. Cohen is President of the Tri-State

Spencer Garfield

Fortress Investment Group

Managing Director

Spencer Garfield is a Managing Director at Fortress

Jeffrey Simpson

Greystone Development


Mr. Simpson oversees Greystone’s real estate development team and

Tertiary Markets

Greg Coutant

StreetLights Residential

Director of Development

As director of development for StreetLights Residential,

Greg Faulkner

Humphreys and Partners Architects


Greg Faulkner, AIA, NCARB, is the President and a

Rob McConnell

Ventures Development Group


Rob McConnell serves as Principal of Ventures Development Group,

Laird Sparks


Managing Director

Mr. Sparks joined Greystar in 1998, and

Matthew Stone

Seneca Investments

President and
Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Stone serves as the

Fireside Chat with Fannie and Freddie

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

1:15pm – 1:45pm:

Registration and Networking

1:45pm – 1:50pm:

Opening Remarks

1:50pm – 2:40pm:

Gauging the Climate: An Update on Capital Availability & Activity

With the abundance of domestic and foreign capital chasing the market, how can you best plan ahead? Capital providers and originators share where the money is coming from, what it’s targeting, and how they make the deals happen.

2:45pm – 3:10pm:

Econ Versus The Street: One-on-One with Chris Ludeman, CBRE & Jim Costello, RCA

3:10pm – 3:30pm:

Networking Break

3:30pm – 4:20pm:

Who, What, Where: The Ins & Outs of Attracting and Retaining Retail Tenants

Market fundamentals highly dictate leasing and tenant activity in the retail space. With increased concessions and adjusted asking rents, landlords are pushing back against the national slowdown and positioning their properties to entice retailers back to the market. NY’s most active retail brokers, owners, developers and users will discuss how tenants are influencing both the transformation and leasing of space, the locations and amenities that tenants are demanding, and more.

4:25pm – 5:15pm:

Shaping the Skyline: Insights from Industry Leaders

The most active and influential CRE players have created and shaped the NY skyline. Hear from these industry leaders as they discuss what is driving demand and creating opportunities, as well as the creative projects, and up-and-coming locations on the horizon.

5:15pm – 5:30pm

Next Generation Award Presentation

Across the country, Connect Media’s Next Generation Awards recognized 25 young leaders, chosen from more than 450 nominations from all sectors of the commercial real estate industry. We chose five young leaders from NY who are already making big contributions to our industry and are likely to be influential for a long time — because of their talent, drive and fresh ideas. We are pleased to present these NY winners their awards.

5:30pm – 7:00pm:

Cocktail Reception

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