About the New York CRE Summit

The 6th annual New York Commercial Real Estate Summit, presented by Mazars, is the latest in a series of highly regarded conferences curated for owners, investors and developers, previously hosted by Massey Knakal, powered by GreenPearl. If you’re responsible for protecting your real estate investments and realizing predictable and healthy returns even in today’s uncertain market, this event is for you.

Special Rate for Principals: With a six-year track record, this event consistently attracts the most active and influential owners, investors and developers of commercial real estate. If that’s you, contact Claudia at Claudia@greenpearlevents.com or call (646) 862-6125 to learn more about special principal rates. Shifts in the CRE market don’t have to have a negative impact on your business. Learn how to navigate what’s ahead and identify new opportunities within office, retail, industrial and hotels.

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Check out the recap from the event and see more pictures here.
Crowded room during panel session.
Morning Keynote Interview
Afternoon Keynote
Attendee Networking

Keynote Speakers

Jay Cross

Jay Cross
Related Hudson Yards

Thierry Wizman

Thierry Wizman
Financial Markets Economist

Speaker Spotlight

Asher Abehsera

Asher Abehsera
Chief Executive Officer
LIVWRK Holdings

Charlie Bendit

Charles Bendit
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Taconic Investment Partners

Kenneth Berstein

Ken Bernstein
President & CEO
Acadia Realty Trust

David Cheikin

David Cheikin
EVP – New York City Region
Brookfield Properties

Kenneth Fisher

Kenneth Fisher
Fisher Brothers

Bryon Lamotte

Byron LaMotte
Managing Director

Janno Lieber

Janno Lieber
President – WTC Properties
Silverstein Properties

Ashish Parikh

Ashish Parikh
Chief Financial Officer
Hersha Hospitality Trust

Michael Philllips

Michael Phillips
Jamestown Properties

Mitchell Rudin

Mitchell Rudin
Chief Executive Officer
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation


Christopher Schlank
Founder & Managing Partner


Matthew Scholl
Executive Director
Head of Investment Management Americas
Union Investment


Brett Stewart
SVP – Development & Acquisitions
Capital Markets
Interstate Hotels

Richard Wagman

Richard Wagman
Managing Partner
Madison Capital

Simon Wasserberger

Simon Wasserberger
Senior Vice President
Equity Office Properties


John Arenas
Chief Executive Officer
Serendipity Labs

Jeff Baik

Jeff Baik
Vice President
Walker & Dunlop

Tom Citron

Tom Citron
Executive Managing Director
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Andrew Ginsburg

Andrew Ginsburg
President – Eastern Region

Seth Henslovitz

Seth Henslovitz
Schulte Roth & Zabel

Brian McFarland

Brian McFarland
Stantec Architecture


Michael Mandel

Michael Mandel
Co-Founder & CEO

Amol Pachnanda

Amol Pachnanda
Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti


Michael Pollack
Of Counsel
Ballard Spahr


Dennis Russo

Dennis Russo
Chairman – NY Real Estate

Howard Landsberg

Howard Landsberg

Ron Lagnado

Ronald Lagnado

Carlos Martins

Carlos Martins

Sharab Moreh

Shahab Moreh
Partner – Real Estate Practice Leader

Takeaways from This Year’s Summit

Heard what leaders are doing to protect against an eventual downturn.

Learned how the global economy will impact NYC’s commercial real estate.


Gained insight on the effects of an imbalance in capital markets today.


Received current information on the state and future of office, retail, industrial and hotel.

Agenda at a Glance


Morning Keynote: Jay Cross, President, Related Hudson Yards

The Beacons of Tomorrow: Megaprojects Transforming this Great City

Retail Revolution: Designing & Building for the Future

Money Matters: Domestic & Foreign Investors Who Play in the Big Apple

Embracing the Inevitable: The Changing Face of Office & Work Spaces

Up Next: Opportunities Beyond Manhattan and Across the Country

The “Need it Now” Consumer: Ushering In a New Era of Industrial Real Estate

An Inflection Point: The State of Lodging & Hospitality

More Sessions To Be Announced

See Who Attending in 2017

  • Acadia Realty Trust
  • Aggressive Energy
  • Amalgamated Bank
  • American Cargo Express
  • Ariel Property Advisors
  • Arqui300
  • Astoria Bank
  • Atom Assets
  • AvalonBay Communities
  • Axa Reim
  • BakerHostetler
  • Ballard Spahr
  • Berdon
  • Besen & Associates
  • Brian Wishneff & Associates
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Development
  • Capital One
  • Castro Properties
  • Certes Partners
  • CetraRuddy Architecture DPC
  • Chicago Title Insurance
  • Cit TTS
  • City Center Real Estate
  • City National Bank
  • CityLift
  • Colony NorthStar
  • Compstak
  • Conner Strong & Buckelew
  • Constant Quest
  • Conway Capital
  • Cortland Global
  • CTBC Bank Corp USA
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Di Gasper
  • Ecosystem
  • Empire Management
  • Equity Office Properties
  • EW Howell Construction Group
  • Fast Office
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • Fisher Brothers
  • Fogarty Finger Architecture
  • Genova Burns
  • Gilat Group
  • GLL Real Estate Partners
  • Greystone
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Grundy Commons
  • GZA
  • HAKS
  • Haley & Aldrich
  • Helmus Group
  • Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • Hines
  • Holt Construction
  • HUBB NYC Properties
  • Icer Brands
  • ICER Real Estate
  • Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti
  • Inovo Property Group
  • Interstate Hotels
  • Jamestown Properties
  • Jordan Cooper
  • Kaufman Organization
  • KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Kouzmanoff Bainton Architects
  • L&L Holding Co.
  • Langan
  • Lee & Associates NYC
  • Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
  • Macquarie
  • Madison Capital
  • Mayer Brown
  • Mazars
  • Metropole Realty Advisors
  • Metropolitan Realty Associates
  • Metrowall
  • Montgomery Fazzone
  • Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Northwood Bay
  • NuEnergen
  • Olnick Organization
  • Onyx Equities
  • Pembrook Capital Management
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Prestige Properties & Development
  • Related Hudson Yards
  • Relevance New York
  • Relo Redac
  • RSP Systems/Capstone Turbine
  • Savanna
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel
  • SDN Management
  • Serendipity Labs
  • Sherwood Equities
  • SHoP Architects & Envelope City
  • Signature Bank
  • Silverstein Properties
  • Stantec
  • Stewart Title
  • Stratco
  • Taconic Investment Partners
  • Talisen Construction Corporation
  • TH Real Estate
  • The Cheshire Group
  • The Helmus Group
  • The Olnick Organization
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • TIAA
  • Time Equities
  • Transparent Energy
  • Union Investment
  • View Dynamic Glass
  • Virgin Hotels
  • Vornado Realty Trust
  • Walker & Dunlop
  • Wheelhouse Property
  • Wright Partners
  • Yardi Systems

Conference Chair



Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Serendipity Labs
Walker Dunlop


Mazars New York Commercial Real Estate Summit
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

New York Athletic Club
New York City

The venue requires a strict dress code.

MEN: Jackets are optional. Slacks, a collared shirt, and dress shoes are permitted. Jeans, T-shirts, and sneakers are prohibited.

WOMEN: Relaxed, comparable attire (skirt or slacks with blouse). Jeans, T-shirts, and leggings are prohibited.

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Speakers & Agenda
Amanda Powers
(646) 783-3952

Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Abel Devis
(646) 862-9393

Attendee Registrations
Claudia Gutwirth
(646) 862-6125