September 19, 2017


The Underground


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

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

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


Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Michael Cohen

Colliers International

Tri-State Region

Mr. Cohen is President of the Tri-State

Faith Hope Consolo

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

The Retail Group

Faith Hope Consolo, the “Queen of Retail”,

Steven Cox

Hunt Mortgage Group

Managing Director

Steven Cox is a Managing Director with Hunt

Jeff DeBoer

The Real Estate Roundtable

President & CEO

Jeff DeBoer is the founding President and

Jeff Dybas

Starwood Property Trust

Senior Originator

Jeff Dybas is a Senior Originator/Correspondent at

Global President
Capital Markets

Mr. Ludeman is Global President of

Matthew A. Seigel

Thor Retail Advisors

Executive Vice President

Matthew A. Seigel is Executive Vice President

Outlook Keynote

Multifamily Investment

Laurie Baker

Camden Property Trust

Senior Vice President
Fund and Asset Management

Laurie Baker is

Doug Banerjee


Managing Director

Doug Banerjee is a Senior Director of Investment

Carrington Brown

USAA Real Estate Company

Executive Director

As Executive Director of the Texas/Colorado Region

Tony Ferrell

The Bascom Group

Vice President
Portfolio Operations

Mr. Ferrell is responsible for the

Gary Goodman

Passco Companies

Senior Vice President

Gary Goodman has over 30 years of

Development, Design and Construction

Hugh Cobb

Alpha – Barnes Real Estate Services


Hugh A. Cobb is a Principal and Owner of

Shravan Parsi

Napa Ventures

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Shravan Parsi is an entrepreneur and an

Al Silva

Marcus & Millichap

Senior Managing Director

Al began his career in multifamily

Bart Wickard

ARA Newmark

Senior Managing Director

Bart Wickard joined ARA Newmark Dallas's investment

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:

Special Presentation

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 owners and developers 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 – 7:00pm:

Cocktail Reception

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Connect New York 2017

The Underground at The Rockefeller Center

1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

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