About the WeiserMazars New York Commercial Real Estate Summit

Today’s international economic environment and commercial real estate markets create massive challenges on the local, national, and global levels, in stark contrast to the last five years of fast-paced activity. Capital sources are rapidly changing their underwriting standards and target investment criteria. This high-powered conference addressed the challenges that market uncertainty has created and provided strategies and insight on how to overcome them.

The WeiserMazars New York Commercial Real Estate Summit is the latest in a series of highly regarded conferences, previously hosted by Massey Knakal, powered by GreenPearl.

Featuring keynote speakers David Lichtenstein and Ian Schrager, the conference was comprised of industry leading speakers, including Steve Witkoff, David Weinreb, Marty Burger, MaryAnne Gilmartin, Christopher Schlank, Mike Maturo, and Carl Weisbrod, among others. Over 400 active CRE players participated on May 10 at the New York Athletic Club.



Check out the recap from the event and see more pictures here.

Keynote Speakers

Ian Schrager

Ian Schrager
CEO, Founder & Chairman
Ian Schrager Company

David Lichtenstein

David Lichtenstein
Chairman & CEO
The Lightstone Group

2016 Speakers

Michael Aisner

Michael Aisner
Portfolio Property Manager
RXR Realty

Stephen Alpart

Stephen Alpart
Managing Director
Pine River Capital Management

Neil Bane

Neil Bane
Senior Vice President
Walker & Dunlop

Karen Bellatoni

Karen Bellantoni
Vice Chairman

Lisa Brill

Lisa Brill
Shearman & Sterling

Marshall Brozost

Marshall Brozost
Schulte Roth & Zabel

Marty Burger

Marty Burger
Chief Executive Officer
Silverstein Properties

Jeff Campion

Jeff Campion
Chief Executive Officer
Pathways EB5

Daniel Cunha

Daniel Cunha
Managing Partner
SuccesCapital – Brazil

Barbara Denham

Barbara Denham

Robert Epstein

Robert Epstein
Co-Chair – National Construction Law Practice
Greenberg Traurig

David Fano

David Fano
Chief Development Officer

Gene Ferraro

Gene Ferraro

Drew Fletcher

Drew Fletcher
Executive Vice President
The Greystone Bassuk Group

MaryAnne Gilmartin

MaryAnne Gilmartin
President & CEO
Forest City Ratner Companies

Rob Greig

Rob Greig
Commercial Demand Response

Brett Herschenfeld

Brett Herschenfeld
Managing Director
SL Green

Ed Hogan

Ed Hogan
Head of Retail
Vornado Realty Trust

Paul Kang

Paul Kang

Sibbie Kurian

Sibbie Kurian
Design Engineer
Con Edison

Howard Landsberg

Howard Landsberg

Ron Lagnado

Ron Lagnado

Leo Leyva

Leo Leyva
Cole Schotz

Reid Liffmann

Reid Liffmann
Managing Director – Real Estate
Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Michael Mandel

Michael Mandel
Founder & CEO

Nicholas Mastroianni

Nicholas Mastroianni II
Chief Executive Officer
U.S. Immigration Fund

Michael Maruto

Michael Maturo
RXR Realty

Shahab Moreh

Shahab Moreh

Gary Phillips

Gary Phillips
Senior Director 
Allianz Real Estate of America

John Powers

John Powers
SVP & Regional Manager
Boston Properties

Christopher Schlank

Christopher Schlank
Founder & Managing Partner

Lawrence Selevan

Lawrence Selevan
Founder & CEO
Chesterfield Faring

Dean Shapiro

Dean Shapiro
Senior Vice President
Oxford Properties Group

Ryan Simonetti

Ryan Simonetti
Co-Founder & CEO

Brandon Weber

Brandon Weber
Chief Executive Officer

David Weinreb

David Weinreb
Chief Executive Officer
The Howard Hughes Corporation

Carl Weisbrod

Carl Weisbrod
New York City Planning Commission

Steven Witkoff

Steven Witkoff
Chairman & CEO

Simon Ziff

Simon Ziff
Ackman Ziff

Joel Pitt and Attendee

[font weight=”300″]Conference Topics:[/font]

  • Morning Keynote: David Lichtenstein, CEO, The Lightstone Group
  • Lessons From the Front Lines: Why People Drive Technology
  • Inflection Point: How Do You Play this Topsy-Turvy Market?
  • Changing Faces: U.S. Based Capital Sources and Raising for Today’s Real Estate Deals
  • A Tale of Two Streets: Retail Property Investment & Leasing Outlook in an Uncertain Economic Environment
  • Demand Response & Tenant Engagement: What RXR and ConEd have Learned about Managing Energy in Real Time
  • Crossing Borders: International Money for U.S. Real Estate Deals
  • Funplace of the Future: (Re-)Building Office Buildings for 21st Century Use
  • The Art of Managing Construction Risks
  • Key Considerations in Hotel Development and Investment
  • Breaking Records: What’s Next for the City’s Economic Development?
  • Afternoon Keynote: Ian Schrager, Founder & CEO, Ian Schrager Company

2016 Summit Sponsors

The following organizations support the WeiserMazars New York Commercial Real Estate Summit:

Conference Chair:


Lead Sponsor:

U.S. Immigration Fund


Ackman Ziff
Aggressive Energy
Besen & Associates
Chesterfield Faring
Cole Schotz
Greystone Bassuk
Meridian Capital Group
Shearman & Sterling
Walker & Dunlop

Marketing Partners:

Koss Resource
The News Funnel

Get Involved

Speakers & Agenda
Ryan Slack
(646) 862-9389

Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Abel Devis
(646) 862-9393

Attendee Registrations
Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912


2016 Attendees

The following firms participated in the WeiserMazars New York Commercial Real Estate Summit:

  • Ackman Ziff
  • Admiral Capital Group
  • Aggressive Energy
  • Alliance Residential Company
  • Allianz Real Estate of America
  • AltaCap
  • ALTO Real Estate Funds
  • AMP Technologies
  • Angelo, Gordon & Co.
  • Arcadis
  • Ares Management
  • AssureLease
  • Avant Capital Partners
  • Baker & Hostetler
  • Ballard Spahr
  • Bank Leumi
  • Besen & Associates
  • Bloomberg News
  • Boston Properties
  • Cain Hoy Enterprises
  • Carmel Partners
  • Case Real Estate Capital
  • Celestial Capital Groip
  • Certes Partners
  • CetraRuddy Architecture
  • Chase
  • Chesterfield Faring
  • Chicago Title
  • Chiesa Shahinian
  • CIM Group
  • City Center Real Estate
  • CityVest.com
  • Clifford Chance US
  • Cole Schotz
  • Collegiate Asset Management
  • Commercial Observer
  • CompStak
  • Con Edison
  • Convene
  • Convermat Corp
  • Cooper Robertson
  • Cortland Capital Market Services
  • Crown Acquisitions
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Deca Capital
  • DRA Advisors
  • Duff & Phelps
  • East West Bank
  • Ecosave
  • Faithful+Gould
  • Fast Office
  • Feasible Properties
  • Feinberg Properties
  • Fidelity National Title
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • Fisher Brothers
  • FNTA
  • Forest City Ratner Companies
  • Gensler
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Great Spruce Capital
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Greystone Bassuk
  • Grundy Commons
  • GZA
  • HAKS
  • Haves Pine & Seligman
  • HaynesNY
  • HFZ Capital Group
  • Hightower
  • Hines
  • Hipercept
  • HLW International
  • Hodges Ward Elliott
  • Hunt Mortgage Group
  • Ian Schrager Company
  • IES
  • Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti
  • Innovo
  • International Office of Architects
  • iStar
  • JEMB Realty
  • JLL
  • JP Morgan
  • KBW
  • Keller Williams NYC
  • Keller Augusta
  • Koeppel Rosen
  • Koss Resource
  • Kushner Companies
  • KV National
  • Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen
  • LeaseProbe
  • Lee & Associates
  • Lehrer
  • LJ Duffy
  • Lockton
  • LPCiminelli
  • Madison Commercial Real Estate Services
  • Madison SPECS
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • Marsh & Mclennan Companies
  • MCR Development
  • Meridian Capital Group
  • Metropole Realty Advisors
  • Mohanty Gargiulo
  • Murray Hill Properties
  • N2M
  • New York City Planning Commission
  • Next Real Estate Partners
  • Noble Americas Energy Solutions
  • Northstar
  • Oxford Properties Group
  • P.W. Grosser Consulting
  • Pathways EB5
  • Pembrook
  • Perkins+Will
  • Phipps & Co.
  • Pine River Capital Management
  • PivotDesk
  • Planet-Green Building Services
  • PMZ Reality Capital
  • Progress Capital Advisors
  • Quadrum Development
  • Real Capital Analytics
  • Relevance NY
  • REM
  • REOL Services
  • Reuters
  • RFK
  • RM Capital Management
  • Room 31
  • Rosen Group
  • Rubenstein Associates
  • RXR Realty
  • Savanna
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • Shlemmer Algaze Associates
  • SHoP Architects – ProjectNine
  • Siegel Consultants
  • Silverman
  • Silverstein Properties
  • Simone Development
  • Situs Asset Management
  • SL Green
  • SNY Newtown
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts
  • Stratco Property Group
  • T.G. Nickel & Associates
  • The CHS Group
  • The Helmus Group
  • The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • The Lightstone Group
  • The News Funnel
  • The Real Deal
  • The Wright Group
  • Thor Equities
  • TIAA
  • Traverse Venture Partners
  • US Immigration Fund
  • Voa Architecture
  • Vornado Realty Trust
  • VTS
  • Walker & Dunlop
  • Waypoint
  • Western Beef Properties
  • WeWork
  • Witkoff
  • WK New York
  • Yardi
  • YOOJ

Venue Details

WeiserMazars New York Commercial Real Estate Summit
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
8:00 AM – 2:45 PM

New York Athletic Club
New York City