Leverage Change. Create Bottom-Line Impact.

The 7th annual New York Commercial Real Estate Summit, presented by Mazars USA, is the leading conference for commercial real estate owners, investors and developers as well as large and fast growing corporate and retail tenants. The program has been curated to be high-value and high-impact by moving beyond self-serving presentations and instead diving into real world challenges and opportunities that impact our businesses today.

This year includes a special VIP Access that provides select principals and corporate / retail tenants with access to specially curated closed-door problem solving sessions, as well as access to the VIP reception. Access is invite-only, so contact us today to apply. Closed-door sessions tackle pain points in retail, office, industrial, hospitality and capital sourcing.

This year’s forum will feature keynote speaker David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation, the developer behind the revitalization of Seaport District NYC. Don’t miss the opportunity to join him along with other CRE industry leaders, market experts and corporate, industrial and retail end users, as we discuss what is really happening in today’s commercial real estate marketplace.

New this Year

  • Self-serving not allowed: Speakers and content are vetted to promote industry advancement
  • Focus on the end user: Hear directly from retail and office tenant leadership
  • Off the record roundtables: A chance to ideate and problem-solve with your peers
  • Market data rich: Access to actionable market data, analysis and intelligence

Keynote Speaker

David Weinreb

David Weinreb
Chief Executive Officer
The Howard Hughes Corporation

Get Involved

Speakers & Agenda
Ryan Slack
(646) 862 9389

Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Amber Collins
(646) 783-3937

Attendee Registrations
Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912

Why Attend?

Hear what retailers are doing to create defensible strategies

Meet capital sources from across the globe looking for U.S. deals

Understand what corporate office tenants want and need today

Gain specific market insight on key CRE market trendlines

Agenda at a Glance

Evening Prior - April 23 (VIP ACCESS)

5:30 PM

VIP Reception @ South Street Seaport 

Main Day - April 24 (GENERAL ADMISSION)

9:00 AM

Trendlines not Headlines: Data & Analysis on Key CRE Indicators

9:30 AM

Keynote – The Art of Reinvention: How I Did It, with Howard Hughes CEO David Weinreb

10:00 AM

CRE Investment Landscape: Multi-Product Multi-Geography Investors Perspectives

10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM

Rethinking Retail: Falling Knife vs. Golden Opportunity

12:05 PM

Battlefield Work: The Future of Office, and the Office of the Future

Closed-Door Round Tables & Private Lunches - April 24 (VIP ACCESS)

8:00 AM

Match Game: Foreign Capital Sources & Local Deal Sponsors

11:20 AM

What Tenants Want: Office Property Round Table

11:15 AM

The Rise of E-Commerce: Industrial Property Round Table 

12:05 PM

Concepts that Work: Retail Property Round Table  

12:05 PM

Lender Round Table: Overcoming Obstacles in Today’s Deal Challenged Market 

12:50 PM

Private Lunch 1: Corporate Real Estate Tenants Only 

12:50 PM

Private Lunch 2: Retail Real Estate Tenants Only 

Featured Participants

Scott Auster

Grid Properties

Scott Barone

Barone Management

Michael Berfield

Bridges Development

John Brod


Tommy Craig


Peter Crovo


Steven Durels

SL Green

Jared Epstein

Aurora Capital Associates

Michael Goldban


Mark Hertz

AIG Global Real

Robert Lapidus

L&L Holding Company

Paul Massey

Cushman & Wakefield

Shahab Moreh

Mazars USA

Gary Phillips

Allianz Real Estate
of America

Robert Plumb

AEW Capital Management

Christopher Schlank


Michael Pollack

Ballard Spahr

John Powers

Boston Properties

Joseph Simone

Simone Development

Joshua Weinkranz


David Weinreb

Howard Hughes Corp.

Participating Commercial Tenants

Marie Balian


Joshua Beyer

Planet Fitness

Joe Brady


Michelle Cleverdon

Capital One

Frank Cuevas


Anthony DiMaggio


Granit Gjonbalaj


Jason Kastner


Rebecca Kaufman

Warby Parker

Jason LaVeglia


Tom McGovern


William Monaghan

Willis Towers Watson

Andrew Neelon


Kwan Ng


Gabrielle Rubin Deveaux


Pay Wu


Conference Chair



Aggressive Energy
Ballard Spahr


Mazars New York Commercial Real Estate Summit
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
New York City

Map & Directions

New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich St.
New York City


About the Venue

For 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community.

Throughout its history, the Academy’s Membership has featured thinkers and innovators from all walks of life, including U.S. Presidents Jefferson and Monroe, Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, Margaret Mead, and many more. Today, the Academy numbers over 20,000 Members in 100+ countries, with a President’s Council that includes 30 Nobel Laureates, and a distinguished Board of Governors comprised of leaders from business, academia, and philanthropy.

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Past Keynote Speakers

Jay Cross

Jay Cross
Related Hudson Yards

Leslie Himmel

Leslie Himmel
Co-Managing Partner
Himmel + Meringoff

David Lichtenstein

David Lichtenstein
Chairman & CEO
The Lighthouse Group

Stephen Meringoff

Stephen Meringoff
Co-Managing Partner
Himmel & Meringoff

Joel Picket

Joel Picket
Chairman & CEO
Gotham Organization

Ian Schrager

Ian Schrager
Ian Schrager Company

Larry Silverstein

Larry Silverstein
Silverstein Properties

Thierry Wizman

Thierry Wizman
Financial Markets Economist