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
John Ward
(917) 445-6029

Attendee Registrations
Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912

Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Amber Collins
(646) 783-3937

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

8:00 AM

(Breakfast Workshop) The Tenant Build-Out: Survival Kit for Landlords and Tenants

8:00 AM

(Breakfast Workshop) Issuing Bonds in Israel

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

10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM

Rethinking Retail: Falling Knife vs. Golden Opportunity

11:00 AM

What Tenants Want: Office Property Round Table

11:00 AM

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

12:15 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 ★

1:15 PM

Private Lunch 1: Office Tenants Only ★

1:15 PM

Private Lunch 2: Retail Tenants Only ★

Additional sessions to be announced.

Featured Participants

Mosfigul Aktar

ACRE Equities

Maurizio Anglani

Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti

Adam Armiger

DRA Advisors

Scott Auster

Grid Properties

Scott Barone

Barone Management

Michael Berfield

Bridges Development

Jason Borreo

DRA Advisors

John Brod


Marty Burger

Silverstein Properties

Cristina Carlson

The Howard Hughes Corporation

Marco Casella

Onestone Capital

Andrew Chung

Innovo Property Group

Peter Crovo


Glenn DiBiase

Sage Realty Corporation

Peter Duncan

George Comfort & Sons

Katie Dunn


Yehonatan Cohen

InFin Capital

James Cook

Jones Lang LaSalle

Tommy Craig


Brahm Cramer


Steven Durels

SL Green

Michael Eglit

Blackstone Group

Jared Epstein

Aurora Capital Associates

Paul Ferreira

Blue Hawk Investments

Theresa Fesinstine

Sage Realty Corporation

David Firestein

SCG Retail

Raphael Fishbach

Mesa West Capital

Lysa Flanz Ginsberg

First Republic Bank

Elie Gabay

Coney Realty Group

Joseph Giannola

Murray Hill Properties

Brent Glodowski

Avison Young

Michael Goldban


Marcus Giancaterino


Jesse Goepel

Square Mile Capital

Philip Goldfarb

Goldfarb Properties

Andrew Goldfarb

Goldfarb Properties

Josh Gopan

Simone Metro Properties

Cory Gubner


John Hanlon

First Industrial Realty Trust

Jake Hannah

DRA Advisors

Adam Hardej


Joshua Heller


Ryan Hernberg

Nationwide Property and Appraisal Services

Mark Hertz

AIG Global Real

Jonathan Iger

Sage Realty Corp.

Moshe Itzhakov

The Howard Hughes Corporation

Gary Jaye

CBRE Global Investors

Juan Jacobus

Corigin Real Estate Group

Boris Katsman

Sage Realty Corporation

Lauren Kaufman

Commercial Real Estate

Robert Lapidus

L&L Holding Company

Brian LeBlanc

Feinberg Properties

Peter Lehrer

Lehrer Group

Michael Lenchner

Sage Realty Corporation

John Leslie

Eastern Consolidated

Yossi Levi

InFin Capital

Sarah Ludrosky

Sage Realty Corporation

Michael Mandel


Carlos Martins

Mazars USA


Paul Massey

Cushman & Wakefield

Zach McHugh

Sitex Group

Gabrielle McMillan


Nadeem Meghji

Blackstone Group

Edward Mehrfar

NRE Capital Partners

George Moffa

Mazars USA

Shahab Moreh

Mazars USA

James Nelson

Avison Young

Amol Pachnanda

Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP

Julio Peterson

The Shubert Organization

Gary Phillips

Allianz Real Estate
of America

Michael Pollack

Ballard Spahr

John Powers

Boston Properties

David Rabinowitz

Goulston & Storrs

Jennifer Robertson

DRA Advisors

Nina Roket

Olshan Frome Wolosky

John Romano

Sage Realty Corporation

Lee Schaffler


Saul Scherl

The Howard Hughes Corporation

Russ Schildkraut

Ackman Ziff

Christopher Schlank


Ron Sernau


Naor Shalem

Prestige Properties

Etan Shalem

Prestige Properties

Eric Shalem

Prestige Properties

Robert Siegel

Metropole Realty Advisors

Katherine Stallings Bren

Metropole Realty Advisors

Paul Stern


Brian Stolar

Pinnacle Companies

Norman Sturner

Murray Hill Properties

David Sturner

Murray Hill Properties

Garrett Thelander

Centennial Bank

Joseph Tichar

Raider Hill Advisors

Brandon Tinianov

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Thomas Toepke


Jared Toothman

Vornado Realty Trust

Craig Way

HB Nitkin

Lisa Weingarten

Simone Development

David Weinreb

Howard Hughes Corp.

Joshua Weinkranz


Ryan Wong

Related Companies

Robin Zeigler

Cedar Realty Trust

Participating Commercial Tenants

Marie Balian


Joe Brady


Christian Bryan


Michelle Cleverdon

Capital One

Granit Gjonbalaj


Jason Kastner


Rebecca Kaufman

Warby Parker

Jason LaVeglia


Ronald Licare

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Michelle Lindgren

Wells Fargo

Tom McGovern


Andrew Neelon


Kwan Ng


Andrew Pittel

Wakefern Food Corporation

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.