Leverage Change. Create Bottom-Line Impact.

The 7th annual 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

Event Schedule

Starred (★) Sessions Have Limited Access

(Contact Scott to get involved: scott@greenpearlevents.com)

8:00 AM

Match Game: Foreign Capital Sources & Local Deal Sponsors Round Table 

9:00 AM

Trendlines not Headlines: Data & Analysis on Key Retail Real Estate 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

11:15 AM

Rethinking Retail: Falling Knife vs. Golden Opportunity

11:15 AM

What Tenants Want: Office Property Round Table

11:15 AM

The Rise of E-Commerce: Industrial Property Round Table ★

12:05 PM

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

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: Office Tenants Only ★

12:50 PM

Private Lunch 2: Retail Tenants Only ★

Additional sessions to be announced.

Featured Participants

Scott Auster

Grid Properties

Scott Barone

Barone Management

Michael Berfield

Bridges Development

John Brod


Andrew Chung

Innovo Property Group

Brahm Cramer


James Cook

Jones Lang LaSalle

Tommy Craig


Peter Crovo


Sean Dalfen

Dalfen America Corp.

Peter Duncan

George Comfort & Sons

Katie Dunn


Steven Durels

SL Green

Jared Epstein

Aurora Capital Associates

David Firestein

SCG Retail

Elie Gabay

Coney Realty Group

Michael Goldban


Jesse Goepel

Square Mile Capital

Josh Gopan

Simone Metro Properties

Mark Hertz

AIG Global Real

Jonathan Iger

Sage Realty Corp.

Gary Jaye

CBRE Global Investors

Robert Lapidus

L&L Holding Company

Brian LeBlanc

Feinberg Properties

Michael Mandel


Paul Massey

Cushman & Wakefield

Zach McHugh

Sitex Group

Gabrielle McMillan


Shahab Moreh

Mazars USA

James Nelson

Avison Young

Julio Peterson

The Shubert Organization

Gary Phillips

Allianz Real Estate
of America

Michael Pollack

Ballard Spahr

John Powers

Boston Properties

David Rabinowitz

Goulston & Storrs

Lee Schaffler


Christopher Schlank


Ron Sernau


Garrett Thelander

Centennial Bank

Brandon Tinianov

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Jared Toothman

Vornado Realty Trust

Lisa Weingarten

Simone Development

Joshua Weinkranz


David Weinreb

Howard Hughes Corp.

Robin Zeigler

Cedar Realty Trust

Robin Zeigler

Cedar Realty Trust

Participating Commercial Tenants

Marie Balian


Joshua Beyer

Planet Fitness

Joe Brady


Christian Bryan


Michelle Cleverdon

Capital One

Anthony DiMaggio


Mark Garawitz


Granit Gjonbalaj


Jason Kastner


Rebecca Kaufman

Warby Parker

Jason LaVeglia


Ronald Licare

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Michelle Lindgren

Wells Fargo

Tom McGovern


William Monaghan

Willis Towers Watson

Andrew Neelon


Kwan Ng


Gabrielle Rubin Deveaux


Eldon Scott


Dan Shallit


Nedal Shami


Stephen Snell


Pay Wu


Conference Chair



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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.

The GreenPearl Difference


We believe in the magic that happens when the smartest, boldest minds come together resulting in business growth and industry evolution. We build high-value events that foster relationships, tap into intellectual wisdom, promote authentic interaction and create success for our clients.