Real Estate Young Leaders' Forum 2016

We were honored to have top young real estate professionals in attendance at the third annual Real Estate Young Leaders’ Forum at the New York Academy of Sciences on June 2, 2016. Attendees benefited from an outstanding lineup of up-and-coming as well as established real estate leaders who are making an impact on today’s New York Real Estate scene, and learned how they are looking to reshape the market for years to come!

The event contained several benefits for attendees:

  • Attendees heard how the next generation of real estate leaders — from established firms to startups — are transforming the industry.
  • Attendees got ahead of their competition by learning where the next “great neighborhood” lies
  • Attendees networked with over 375 real estate players, from up-and-comers to veterans, at the largest young leadership gathering in the New York real estate industry.
  • Attendees learned from an all-star panel of up-and-coming developers on where they see market going and plans for the Future.

Recap

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Carolee Fink, Morning Keynote
Featured panel on Burning Down the House: Apartment All-Stars Discuss Keys to Success!
Featured panel on ThinkingOutside the Box: How Tomorrow’s Innovators are Reshaping Today’s Real Estate Market
Attendees during the Networking Break

Meet the Keynote Speaker

Carolee Fink

Carolee Fink
EVP & CDO
NYCEDC

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Meet the Speakers

Stephanie Knepper Basman

Stephanie Basman
SVP & Counsel
SKA Marin

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Joshua Carson

Joshua Carson
Senior Vice President
L&L Holding Company

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Drew Fletcher

Drew Fletcher
Executive Vice President
Greystone

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Nathan Franco

Nathan Franco
VP – Acquisitions & Development
HAP Investments

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Robert Greig

Robert Greig
Commercial Demand Response
Con Edison

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Michael Givner

Michael Givner
Vice President
Morgan Stanley

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Abe Hedaya

Abe Hedaya
Vice President
Status Capital

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Jeremy Kaplan

Jeremy Kaplan
Chief Operating Officer
Kushner Real Estate Group

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Lisa Knee

Lisa Knee
Partner
EisnerAmper

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Benji Kohn

Benji Kohn
Partner
The Brooklyn Standard

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Patricia Lee

Patricia Lee
Managing Principal
CodeGreen Solutions

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Mark Levin

Mark Levin
Principal
Hirshmark Capital

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Benjamin Levine

Benjamin Levine
Vice President
Douglaston Development

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David Manheimer

David Manheimer
Partner
The Brooklyn Standard

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Nicholas Melillo

Nicholas Melillo
Partner
BakerHostetler

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Harsh Mehta

Harsh Mehta
Founder & CEO
Work Better

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Adam Mizrachi

Adam Mizrachi
Director
Third Millennium Properties

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Toby Moskovits

Toby Moskovits
Founder & CEO
Heritage Equity Partners

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Chris Moyer

Chris Moyer
Senior Director
Cushman & Wakefield

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Michele Neptune

Michele Neptune
Director – Sustainability
HLW International

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Justin Palmer

Justin Palmer
Chief Executive Officer
Synapse Development Group

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Spencer Pariser

Spencer Pariser
Vice President
Taconic Investment Partners

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Drew Popkin

Drew Popkin
VP – Acquisitions & Development
Naftali Group

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Craig Rosenman

Craig Rosenman
Director – Acquisitions
Daten Group

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Michael Rudin

Michael Rudin
Vice President
Rudin Management

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Kinsey Sale

Kinsey Sale
Asset Manager
J.P. Morgan

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Robin Schneiderman

Robin Schneiderman
SVP & Managing Director
Halstead Property Development Marketing

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Jonathan Schwartz

Jonathan Schwartz
Director
Eastern Consolidated

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Matthew Scoville

Matthew Scoville
Partner
Hunton & Williams

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Edward Setton

Edward Setton
Managing Partner
Shamah Properties

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Andrew Skydell

Andrew Skydell
Associate
Innovo Property Group

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Philip Watkins

Philip Watkins
Principal
Megalith Capital Management

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Josh West

Josh West
Vice President
Walker & Dunlop

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Bryan Woo

Bryan Woo
Director – Acquisitions
Youngwoo & Associates

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Monika Wysocki


Monika Wysocki

General Manager
MetaProp NYC

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Agenda

8:00 AM – Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:40 AM – Opening Remarks

8:45 AM – General Session

If I Only Built it Yesterday: Development Challenges & Opportunities for a New Generation of Builders

High construction cost, an uncertain economic future, constantly changing legislation and ever increasing tenant demands, these are some of the things that today’s developers are dealing with. But what about tomorrow’s up and coming leaders? What difficulties lie ahead and what are their plans for meeting these challenges head on? Find out from this all star panel of young developers as they shed light on their keys to success.

Speakers Include:

Matthew Scoville

Matthew Scoville
Partner
Hunton & Williams
MODERATOR

Drew Fletcher

Drew Fletcher
Executive Vice President
Greystone

Benjamin Levine

Benjamin Levine
Vice President
Douglaston Development

Drew Popkin

Drew Popkin
VP – Acquisitions & Development
Naftali Group

Michael Rudin

Michael Rudin
Vice President
Rudin Management

Bryan Woo

Bryan Woo
Director – Acquisitions
Youngwoo & Associates

9:30 AM – Special Presentation

Reversing the Flow: When the Power Company Pays You

Presented by:

Robert Greig

Robert Greig
Commercial Demand Response
Con Edison

9:40 AM – Morning Keynote

Presented by:

Carolee Fink

Carolee Fink
EVP & CDO
NYCEDC

10:10 AM – General Session

New Kids on the Block: Emerging Neighborhoods and Hot Spots

Hear from those who are looking outside Manhattan as they discuss the areas they’re keeping their eyes on. Discover which new markets in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and even in Jersey City have seen the most investment and development activity and how these emerging areas are transforming. Benefit as they talk about how to navigate the challenging landscapes and learn what opportunities they’ve uncovered.

Speakers Include:

Nicholas Melillo

Nicholas Melillo
Partner
BakerHostetler
MODERATOR

Jeremy Kaplan

Jeremy Kaplan
Chief Operating Officer
Kushner Real Estate Group

Benji Kohn

Benji Kohn
Partner
The Brooklyn Standard

Spencer Pariser

Spencer Pariser
Vice President
Taconic Investment Partners

Craig Rosenman

Craig Rosenman
Director – Acquisitions
Daten Group

Robin Schneiderman

Robin Schneiderman
SVP & Managing Director
Halstead Property Development Marketing

Jonathan Schwartz

Jonathan Schwartz
Director
Eastern Consolidated

11:00 AM – Networking Break

11:40 AM – Concurrent Track A

Thinking outside the Box: How Tomorrow’s Innovators are Reshaping Today’s Real Estate Market

To keep ahead of the latest trends in sustainability,technology and health & wellness, tomorrow’s real estate innovators will have to think outside box. Hear from today’s most forward thinking real estate gurus as they shed light on the most important drivers that will shape the industry for years to come and why you need to implement them now!

Speakers Include:

Monika Wysocki

Monika Wysocki
General Manager
MetaProp NYC
MODERATOR

Abe Hedaya

Abe Hedaya
Vice President
Status Capital

Patricia Lee

Patricia Lee
Managing Principal
CodeGreen Solutions

Kinsey Sale

Kinsey Sale
Asset Manager
J.P. Morgan

Harsh Mehta

Harsh Mehta
Founder & CEO
Work Better

Adam Mizrachi

Adam Mizrachi
Director
Third Millennium Properties

Michele Neptune

Michele Neptune
Director – Sustainability
HLW International

11:40 AM – Concurrent Track B

Burning Down the House: Apartment All-Stars Discuss Keys to Success!

Join this panel of leading young apartment experts as they will dive into current developments, emerging neighborhoods, investment activity, trends, challenges, and how to stay competitive in ever changing market.

Speakers Include:

David Manheimer

David Manheimer
Partner
The Brooklyn Standard
MODERATOR

Stephanie Knepper Basman

Stephanie Basman
SVP & Counsel
SKA Marin

Mark Levin

Mark Levin
Principal
Hirshmark Capital

Edward Setton

Edward Setton
Managing Partner
Shamah Properties

12:25 PM – Concurrent Track A

I Want My Two Dollars: Trends in Debt, Equity, and Crowdfunding

Debt and equity capital resources have dominated the market, but with foreign investors wading into the New York market and the rise of crowdfunding platforms, that’s all changing. How will the projects of tomorrow be funded? Discover the capital sources that will fuel future deals in an evolving market.

Speakers Include:

Andrew Skydell

Andrew Skydell
Associate
Innovo Property Group
MODERATOR

Nathan Franco

Nathan Franco
VP – Acquisitions & Development
HAP Investments

Michael Givner

Michael Givner
Vice President
Morgan Stanley

Justin Palmer

Justin Palmer
Chief Executive Officer
Synapse Development Group

Josh West

Josh West
Vice President
Walker & Dunlop

12:25 PM – Concurrent Track B

Changing the Playing Field: High Profile Projects and Portfolios in the Commercial Space

Hear from the developers, owners, and investors behind New York’s newest and newsworthy commercial projects. Join these top young developers for this in-depth discussion into critical issues, including zoning, capital raising, design, and marketing.

Speakers Include:

Lisa Knee

Lisa Knee
Partner
EisnerAmper
MODERATOR

Joshua Carson

Joshua Carson
Senior Vice President
L&L Holding Company

Toby Moskovits

Toby Moskovits
Founder & CEO
Heritage Equity Partners

Chris Moyer

Chris Moyer
Senior Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Philip Watkins

Philip Watkins
Principal
Megalith Capital Management

1:10 PM
Networking Beer & Bites

Venue:

Real Estate Weekly Young Leaders’ Forum 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
8 AM – 2 PM

 

Venue:
New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10007
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New York Academy of Sciences

List of Attending Companies:

  • 5Points Group
  • A. Y. Strauss
  • Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group
  • AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust
  • Amtrust Title Insurance Company
  • Anchin Block & Anchin
  • Archimedes Quantitative Analytics
  • Arenson Office Furnishings
  • Avant Capital Partners
  • BakerHostetler
  • BALA Consulting Engineers
  • Balestriere Real Estate Investors
  • BBM Techno Group
  • Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman
  • Berdon
  • Black Bear Asset Management
  • Bloomberg
  • Branded Cities Network
  • Brooklyn STandard Properties
  • Buzzmaestro
  • Camber Property Group
  • Capital One
  • Carver Bank
  • CetraRuddy Architecture
  • Chase
  • Chicago Title Insurance Company
  • CodeGreen Solutions
  • Colliers international
  • Columbia Unversity
  • CompStak
  • Con Edison
  • Cooper Carry Architects
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Daten Group
  • Davis & Gilbert
  • DECA Capital
  • Douglaston Development
  • Eastern Consolidated
  • EDG
  • EisnerAmper
  • Eos Advisory Partners
  • Fentrend
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • First Nationwide Title Insurance
  • GEI Consultants
  • GLL Real Estate Partners
  • Goodwin Procter
  • Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Greystone
  • GZA
  • Halstead Property Development Marketing
  • HAP Investments
  • Heritage Equity Partners
  • Hirshmark Capital
  • HLW International
  • Hodges Ward Elliott
  • House Gig
  • Hunton & Williams
  • IBI-Gruzen Samton Architects
  • Innovo Property Group
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management Global Real Assets
  • Jamaica Center BID
  • JEMP Realty
  • Jewel Capital
  • JLL
  • Kimmerle Group
  • Kingsland Properties
  • KSS Architects
  • Kushner Real Estate Group
  • L&L Holding Company
  • Langan
  • Lee & Associates
  • Lockton
  • Loews Hotels & Resorts
  • Lutron
  • Luxer One
  • Madison Commercial RE Services
  • Marans Weisz & Newman
  • Marino
  • Marks Paneth
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Megalith Capital Management
  • Meridian Capital
  • Meridian Investment Sales
  • MetaProp NYC
  • Mission Capital
  • Montclair Capital Partners
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Muss Development
  • Naftali Group
  • New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • NY Residential Magazine
  • NYC Housing Development
  • Oestreicher Construction
  • Olshan Frome Wolosky
  • One of a Kind Realty
  • Online Marketing Group
  • Onyx Management
  • Pennoni
  • Premiere Energy Auctions
  • Proskauer Rose
  • Richter+Ratner
  • Rise Companies
  • Rockfeld Group
  • Roux Associates
  • Rudin Management
  • RW Real Estate Group
  • Sackman Enterprises
  • Sage Realty
  • Shamah Properties
  • SKA Marin
  • SNY Newtown
  • Status Capital
  • Stewart Title
  • Stribling Marketing Associates
  • Synapse Development Group
  • Taconic Investment Partners
  • The Brooklyn Standard
  • The Switzer Group
  • Third Millennium Properties
  • Third Street Associates
  • TitleVest
  • Trevian Capital
  • UBS Realty Investors
  • Universe Holdings Development
  • USI Insurance Services
  • UW Madison
  • Vanbarton Group
  • VOA Architecture
  • W Financial Fund
  • Walker & Dunlop
  • Warburg Realty
  • Wells Fargo
  • Westport Capital Partners
  • William Raveis Real Estate
  • Williamsburg High School of Architecture & Design
  • Work Better
  • WTS International
  • WXY architecture + urban design
  • Youngwoo and Associates

Sponsors:

AmTrust Title Insurance Company

AmTrust Title is a wholly owned subsidiary of AmTrust Financial (NASDAQ: AFSI). AmTrust Financial is a multi-national insurer with a strong track record of aggressive growth, leading technology, and stringent internal controls. The AmTrust Group of insurance carriers are rated “A” (Excellent), FSC “X” by A.M. Best Company. AmTrust Title Insurance Company will be submitted for review to AM Best in the near future. For AmTrust Title, this combination translates into immediate strength.

BakerHostetler

BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, our nearly 900 lawyers litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clients’ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth. We have five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Tax. BakerHostetler’s Real Estate team has a history of getting projects developed and deals done. Our real estate attorneys have deep capabilities in finance, development, acquisition, disposition, and leasing, and our firm has the multidisciplinary strengths to solve all the complex contractual, environmental, and tax problems that can arise in single-use or multi-use developments. We regularly work on multimillion-dollar and complex mixed-used projects throughout the U.S. and internationally. Many of our clients have been with us for decades, and they value our deep understanding of their industry, whether it is hospitality, mixed-use or master-planned communities, multi-family, or affordable housing. We handle complex real estate matters for a diverse client base across the spectrum of U.S. industries—energy, transportation, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, sports and entertainment, banking, and many others.

CodeGreen Solutions

CodeGreen provides sustainability and energy efficiency solutions for individual buildings, portfolios and organizations throughout the country. Their in-house team of sustainability experts and engineers works with clients to develop implement and track long-term energy and sustainability programs to improve operational efficiency, reduce environmental impacts, and improve the bottom line. CodeGreen’s services include strategic energy and sustainability planning as well as customized solutions for energy benchmarking, LEED certification management, corporate sustainability reporting, energy auditing, retro-commissioning (RCx), ongoing building performance monitoring, and sourcing for energy efficiency financial incentives. CodeGreen is currently working with over 150 million square feet of commercial property in New York City and 250 million square feet nationwide.

conEdison

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $44 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y. Con Edison offers generous incentives for energy- efficiency improvements to commercial and industrial customers. Increased incentives are available for owners and managers of large buildings who take advantage of new technologies like battery storage, thermal storage, and LED lighting to reduce the energy used at peak times. For more information about our Demand Management incentives, visit conEd.com/energyefficiency, email demandmanagement@conEd.com, or call 1-877-797-6347.

Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a global leader in commercial real estate services, helping clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. The firm’s 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries provide deep local and global insights that create significant value for occupiers and investors around the world. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenues of $5 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (branded C&W Services), global occupier services, investment management (branded DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation and valuation & advisory. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

Eastern Consolidated

A leading player in New York City’s commercial real estate market since 1981, Eastern Consolidated is a full service real estate investment services firm with an impressive record of up to $4 billion in annual sales involving all property types including multifamily buildings, office towers, hotels, development sites, and retail spaces.

Operating in all five boroughs, we offer clients an integrated approach to real estate investing through three divisions— Investment Sales, Retail Leasing, and Capital Advisory.

Greystone

Greystone is a real estate lending, investment and advisory company headquartered in New York City with over 6,000 employees, a presence in 20 states and ownership or management of more than $17 billion of assets. Greystone is a real estate lending, investment and advisory company dedicated to its clients. Our real estate lending business provides flexible commercial lending solutions across a variety of lending platforms including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, CMBS, Bridge and proprietary lending. Our real estate investment businesses include real estate development; acquisition and management of multifamily housing; affordable housing and healthcare facilities. Greystone’s real estate advisory businesses offer a range of specialties from healthcare/seniors brokerage to affordable housing preservation to public transport real estate management.

HLW

HLW is an award-winning architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, headquartered in New York with offices in New Jersey, Los Angeles, London, and Shanghai. One of the most diverse and versatile firms in the industry, HLW provides business-focused solutions through an integrated group of design services. HLW designs innovative and creative spaces for technology companies, financial institutions, broadcast media and entertainment, corporate, academic, residential and mixed use buildings. In continual practice since 1885, the firm’s current clients include leading global companies such as Google, The United Nations, JP Morgan Chase and the Walt Disney Company.

Halstead Property Development Marketing

Halstead Property Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for numerous new developments in New York and New Jersey. The team consults with developers on every aspect of the development process, including pre-development planning, such as comprehensive market research, detailed unit mix and layout analysis, and amenities planning — all of which enable their clients to maximize sales prices, increase absorption rates and provide an overall superior product benefiting the consumer and developer. In addition, the division directs and coordinates the selection of all on-site personnel, conducts extensive sales training and monitoring, designs exceptional sales environments, and creates integrated communications planning including marketing, advertising, public relations and branding. For more information on the Halstead Property Development Marketing Division, please visit: http://www.hpdmny.com/

Hunton & Williams

Since our establishment more than a century ago, Hunton & Williams has grown to 800 lawyers serving clients from 19 offices worldwide. We have a strong industry focus on real estate, consumer products and retail, energy and financial services. Our global experience extends to myriad legal disciplines, including bankruptcy, commercial litigation, corporate transactions and securities law, intellectual property, international and government relations, regulatory law, privacy and cybersecurity, and products liability. For additional information visit our website at www.hunton.com. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Meridian Capital Group

Meridian Capital Group was founded in 1991. It is widely recognized as one of the leading and prolific commercial real estate finance and advisory firms in the country.

Meridian has arranged more than $120 billion of commercial real estate debt, including more than 27,500 transactions in 42 states. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Florida and California. Working with a broad array of capital providers, Meridian arranges financing for transactions ranging from $500,000 to more than $500 million for multifamily, co-op, office, retail, hotel, mixed-use, industrial, healthcare, student housing, self-storage and construction properties.

Walker & Dunlop

Walker & Dunlop is one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States providing financing and investment sales to owners of multifamily and commercial properties. Our comprehensive suite of financing solutions allows us to originate loans for our own balance sheet, CMBS conduit, and investment partnerships, or for sale to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, life insurance companies, banks and other CMBS providers.

Work Better

The Work Better vision is to fully enable people who have the ambition to overcome great challenges to have a meaningful impact. Our business idea supports this vision by combining a wide range of smart products and services with a team approach that meets or exceeds the needs of those individuals who take their work seriously.

Marketing Partners:

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KossREsource.com provides networking tools, a commercial real estate financing search engine, free CRE property listing service and a comprehensive CRE events calendar. Unlike other online communities, Koss REsource is only for CRE people.

NewsFunnel-MSDC-180x145

Founded in 2011, The News Funnel has become the largest real estate news aggregator and content platform in the industry.

For real estate professionals, The News Funnel saves time by eliminating the need to search for relevant news. We gather trade news and information from thousands of trusted media sources and real estate companies and distribute it to professionals in a free customized news feed.

For real estate companies, The News Funnel offers an unparalleled news distribution platform that enables them to reach their target audiences for free. Companies on The News Funnel have the ability to upload and distribute their press releases, videos, blogs, events and market research reports directly to News Funnel subscribers and to dozens of 3rd party sites via our free content syndication network.

The News Funnel was founded by Michael Beckerman, a 25-year veteran of the public relations industry and author of the Second Time Around blog. Michael was previously the founder and CEO of Beckerman Public Relations and Chairman of Antenna Group, two of the largest independent agencies in the country. He is now CEO of The News Funnel and is responsible for the site’s overall vision and day-to-day operations.

Get Involved in 2017!

Contact:

Conference Producer:

John Ward
(646) 755-3164
jward@greenpearlevents.com

Registration:

Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912
scott@greenpearlevents.com

Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

Abel Devis
(646) 862-9393
abel@greenpearlevents.com