April 30, 2019


Royalton Park Avenue


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

Influences and Drivers Changing New York’s Skyline

Although late in the economic cycle, New York’s commercial real estate outlook remains optimistic. Join the conversation with leading experts as they discuss the prominent trends and drivers shaping the industry.

Join us for an afternoon of informative panels, networking and cocktails.

Connect New York

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


Location: Royalton Park Avenue

420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016



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Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Alan Rubenstein

NYL Real Estate Investors

Senior Director, Regional Head of Asset Management, Portfolio Manager


Brian Lee


Senior Director

Bio to Follow

Douglas Schwartz

J.P. Morgan

Managing Director

Douglas A. Schwartz, managing director, is Chief Investment

Jeffrey C. LeFrancois

Meatpacking Business Improvement District

Executive Director

Bio to Follow

Steve Pumper


Exec Managing Partner, Executive Leadership

Steve serves as executive managing

Timothy McGuire

Brookfield Asset Management

Senior Vice President

Bio to Follow

1:00pm – 1:20pm: Special Presentation: What’s Next!? What’s Happening in Washington and Sacramento and What It Means for Your Business.


Ken Fields

Greenberg Glusker


Bio to Come


Jeff Pion


Vice Chairman

During his 33 years with CBRE, Jeff Pion

Jon Lange

Boston Properties

Vice President, Los Angeles Region

Bio coming soon!

Kent Handleman

Lincoln Property Company

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Bio coming soon!

John Ollen

Tishman Speyer

Managing Director – Leasing

Bio to Follow.

Stephen Somer

Eastdil Secured

Managing Director

Stephen Somer is a Managing Director of Eastdil

1:20pm – 2:00pm: Buy, Build, Sell, or Hold: Investment & Development Insights


Jim Costello

Real Capital Analytics

Senior Vice President

Jim Costello has worked in the CRE

2:15pm – 3:05pm: Industry Leaders: A View from the Top


Gary M. Tenzer

George Smith Partners


Mr. Tenzer is a Co-Founder of George Smith Partners.

Bradley Ross

Madison Realty Capital

Vice President

Mr. Ross has over a decade of experience

Mark Fluent

Deutsche Bank

Managing Director CRE Banking US West

Mark Fluent is a Managing

Paul Rahimian

Parkview Financial


Paul Rahimian currently manages a debt fund that provides

3:20pm – 3:50pm: Opportunity Zones: Rock, Paper, Scissors.


David Waite

Cox, Castle, & Nicholson


David has over twenty-five years of land use and

Andrea Korb

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc

Economic Development Manager

Andrea B. Korb is the Economic Development

Chris Cunningham

Paloma Realty Partners


With over 12 years of high-level tenant representation, corporate

Ryan Smith

Hackman Capital Partners

Executive Vice President - Investments, Western US

Ryan has been

3:50pm – 4:30pm: Can you Close?


Frederick N. Cooper

Toll Brothers, Inc.

Senior Vice President Finance, International Development and Investor Relations


David C. Pahl

GTIS Partners

Managing Director, US Income Investments

David Pahl joined GTIS as

Jacky He

DMG Investments LLC

Executive Vice President

Jacky is a growing entrepreneur and has

Robert M. White

Real Capital Analytics


Robert M. White, Jr. founded Real Capital Analytics Inc.

Tal Peri

Union Investment Real Estate

Head of US East Coast & Latin America

Tal Peri

Ted Willcocks


Global Head of Asset Management

Ted Willcocks leads the development

4:30pm – 5:10pm: Los Angeles in Focus


Poonam Mathis



After nearly 15 years in real estate development and

Chief Operating Officer

Carrington most recently served as Managing Partner

David Fisher

Integra Ledger

Founder & CEO

David Fisher is the founder and CEO

Lew Feldman

KBS Direct


Over the past 35 years, Mr. Feldman has helped

Paul Massey

B6 Real Estate Advisors

Founding Partner, CEO

Paul Massey was born in Boston, Massachusetts

Todd Lippiatt


Founder and CEO

Todd Lippiatt is Founder and CEO of

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

1:00pm – 1:30pm:

Registration and Networking Opportunities

1:30pm – 1:35pm:

Opening Remarks

1:35pm - 1:55pm:

Keynote Interview

1:55pm - 2:40pm:

Institutional Insights: NYC Vs. The Nation

With the investment sales drop in 2018, is NY still attracting investors and will it continue to attract the attention of private equity, institutional investors, and international funds? Hear directly from the major public and private investors on their strategies moving forward in the NY market and beyond.

2:40pm – 3:25pm:

How the Office Market is Reshaping New York

New York’s office market continues to benefit from the city’s economic uptick and job growth with office-using employees increasing in the first quarter of 2019 by nearly 7,000. Additionally, the year kicked off with new construction in Manhattan’s office market hitting an all-time high since 1971. This session will highlight the office forecast along with current developments, the co-working environment, asking rents vs. vacancy rates, leasing activity and investment trends.

3:25pm – 3:45pm:

Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:30pm:

Silicon Valley vs. Silicon Alley: Why Tech is Gaining Momentum in NY

New York is seeing more and more tech-focused companies looking beyond the West Coast and concentrating more and more on New York. Find out why and where these companies are settling, how the real estate industry can leverage this growing trend, the biggest drivers and capital flow and sources. Panelists will discuss these topics and more as tech inches closer to becoming its own asset class.

4:30pm – 5:15pm:

The Multifamily Outlook: How Apartment Deals are Getting Done

Industry experts will discuss and debate the latest in New York’s multifamily developments including deal strategies and acquisitions, how developers are leveraging innovative ways of living—from retrofitting to co-living, where and how capital is flowing into the sector, and influential demographic trends.

5:15pm - 5:30pm:

Awards Ceremony: Celebrating Today’s Top Brokers & Women in Real Estate


Closing Cocktail Reception

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