Center for Real Estate Studies

Announcements

Affiliating with the Center

Past Events

4/25/14 – The Rooftops Conference 2014
Presented by The Rooftops Project and Center for Real Estate Studies.  This fourth annual all-day conference focused on real estate issues faced by non-profit organizations.

4/23/14 – Master Class on Networking and Finding a Job
Presenter: Luise A. Barrack ’80, Managing Member, Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.

4/8/14 – Institute for In-House Counsel – CLE Conference 2014
Co-sponsored with Institute for In-House Counsel and Center for Business & Financial Law.  Keynote Speaker: Richard K. DeScherer, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Bloomberg, L.P.  Panelists: Raymond A. Bragar, Partner, Bragar, Eagel & Squire, PC; Joseph Giamboi, General Counsel, The Zucker Organization/Manhattan Skyline Management Corp.; Neil H. Kessner, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, SL Green Realty Corp.;  Ronald T. Lo Russo, President, NY Tri-State Region, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.; Danielle Medaglia, Former Senior Counsel, Louis Vuitton North America, Inc.; Robin Meister, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, BNP Paribas Investment Partners; Rebecca Roiphe, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Eric Ross, Chief Compliance Officer, Avenue Capital Group; David M. Ruddick, Executive Director, Leasing, Westfield Group, LLC; Justin A. Xenitellis, General Counsel, Thor Equities LLC. Moderators: Andrew R. Berman, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Jeffrey J. Haas, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Joshua Stein, Principal, Joshua Stein PLLC.

3/20/14 – Master Class on Annual Career Panel with CRES Recent Alumni
Presenters: Grace Betancourt ’12, Associate, Tuchman, Korngold, Weiss, Liebman & Gelles LLP; Ty Brennan ’13, Associate, Goldstein Hall PLLC; Chaim Bueno ’12, Associate Counsel, Thor Equities LLC; and Vivianna Schwoerer ’13, Associate, Pardalis & Nohavicka LLP. (March 20, 2014)

2/26/14 – Breakfast Forum on Real Estate Finance 2014: Hot Topics in Crowdfunding & EB-5 Investments
Keynote Speakers: Douglas S. Ellenoff, Member, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP; Rodrigo Nino, President and CEO, Prodigy Network; William Skelley, Founder, Chairman and CEO, iFunding.

2/6/14 – Master Class on Real Estate Litigation: Lessons for Transactional Lawyers
Presenter: Jennifer Ecker ’97, Special Counsel, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP.

1/23/14 – New York City Property Tax CLE 2013-2014
Co-sponsored with the Center for New York City Law and the New York City Tax Commission.

11/19/13 – Fifth Annual Breakfast Forum on The Future of Residential Real Estate in NYC
Keynote Speakers: Jonathan J. Miller, President and CEO, Miller Samuel Inc.; Bonnie Stone Sellers, CEO, Christie’s International Real Estate; Eva C. Talel, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Jed Walentas, Principal, Two Trees Management Co. LLC.

11/14/13 – Master Class on Construction Law: Current Issues in Contracts & Litigation
Presenter: Jaimee L. Nardiello ’03, Principal, Zeitlin & De Chiara LLP.

10/24/13 – Master Class on Pro Bono Opportunities In Real Estate
Presenters: Carol A. Buckler, Professor of Law & Director of Pro Bono Initiatives, New York Law School; Richard Landman ’88, Adjunct Professor, New York Law School.

10/9/13 – Seventh Annual Breakfast Forum on Sustainable Real Estate Development: The Impact of Hurricane Sandy on NYC Real Estate
Keynote Speakers: Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq., Founding Partner, Adam Leitman Bailey P.C.; David Cheikin, Vice President of Leasing, Brookfield Office Properties; Robert Schimmenti, Vice President of Engineering and Energy Services, Con Edison; Tokumbo Shobowale, Chief Business Operations Officer, City of New York, Office of the Mayor.

4/25/13 – Trends in Land Use & Real Estate Development CLE Conference
Co-sponsored with Center for New York City Law.

4/19/13 – The Rooftops Conference 2013
Presented by The Rooftops Project and Center for Real Estate Studies.  This third annual all-day conference focused on real estate issues faced by non-profit organizations.

4/11/13 – Master Class on “The 1969 City Planning Commission Plan for the City of New York: An Intimate Discussion with NYC’s Then Chair of City Planning
Presenter: Donald H. Elliott, 1969 Chair of the City Planning Commission under Mayor John V. Lindsay & Currently Of Counsel, Bryant Rabbino LLP. This event is co-sponsored with the Center for New York City Law.

4/9/13 – Fourth Annual Breakfast Forum on The Future of Residential Real Estate in New York City
Keynote Speakers: Steven James, President of Manhattan Brokerage, Douglas Elliman; Jonathan Miller, CEO and President, Miller Samuel Inc.; Amy Rose, Co-President, Rose Associates, Inc.; Sofia Song, Vice President, StreetEasy.

4/4/13 – Master Class on Annual Career Panel with CRES Recent Alumni
Keynote speakers were representatives from the NYLS Classes of 2010, 2011 and 2012.

3/12/13 – Breakfast Forum on Retail at the World Trade Center: A True Public/Private Partnership Between the Port Authority and the Westfield Group
Keynote Speakers: Nicole Mesard, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; David Ruddick, Head of Leasing at the Worth Trade Center, Westfield, LLC; Peter Schwartz, Senior EVP and General Counsel, Westfield, LLC; Philippe Visser, Director, World Trade Center Redevelopment for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

2/19/13 – Master Class on Cross-Border Real Estate Transactions
Presenter: Meryl Sherwood ’81, Of Counsel, Pavia & Harcourt LLP.

2/15/13 – Breakfast Forum with Christine C. Quinn, Speaker, New York City Council
Co-sponsored with Center for New York City Law.

1/25/13 – Breakfast Forum on Growing New York City’s Economy
Keynote Speaker: Seth Pinsky, President of NYC’s Economic Development Corporation.  Co-sponsored with Center for New York City Law.

1/24/13 – Property Tax CLE Conference – 2013/14 Briefing for Real Estate Tax Practitioners
Co-sponsored with Center for New York City Law and the New York City Tax Commission.

11/28/12 – Master Class on An Update on Manhattan’s Redevelopment of Hudson Yards
Presenter: David Farber, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Hudson Yards Development Corporation.

10/23/12 – Master Class on Perspectives from a Partner: Closing The Deal
Presenter: Nina Roket ’96, Partner, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

10/3/12 – Sixth Annual Breakfast Forum on Sustainable Real Estate Development in New York City
Keynote Speakers: Paul Freitag, Managing Director, Jonathan Rose Companies; Jean Savitsky, National Practice Lead, Energy & Sustainability Projects, Jones Lang LaSalle; Lawrence Schnapf, Esq., Principal, Schnapf LLC; Howard Slatkin, Director of Sustainability, NYC Department of City Planning.

9/13/12 – Master Class on Transactional Law Practice in a Global Marketplace
Co-sponsored with the Center for International Law.  Presenter: Professor James Hagy.

4/19/12 – The Rooftops Conference 2012
Presented by The Rooftops Project and the Center for Real Estate Studies. This second annual full-day conference focused on real estate issues faced by not-for-profit organizations.

4/5/12 – Master Class on Annual Career Panel with CRES Recent Alumni
Presenters: Jonharold Cicero ’10, Associate, D’Agostino Levine, Landesman & Lederman, LLP; Laura Contegni ’10, Agency Attorney, NYC Housing Authority; Donald Mitchell ’09, Associate, Adam Leitman Bailey PC; Eugene Travers ’10, Associate, GoldmanHarris LLC; Despina Vouvoudakis ’10, Associate, Yoon & Kim.

3/20/12 – Master Class on How I Made Partner
Presenter: Terri Adler, ’96, Partner, Duval & Stachenfeld, LLP.

3/7/12 – Master Class on Lawyers as Entrepreneurs: Using Your Law Degree Towards a Successful Business
Co-sponsored with NYLS Legal Practice Program. Presenters: Jonathan Herman, Founder, Strong Representation, and William Kohane, Founder/President, Apple Core Holdings and Apple Core Hotels.

2/28/12 – Third Annual Breakfast Forum on The Future of Residential Real Estate in NYC
Keynote speakers: Jonathan Miller, CEO and President, Miller Samuel Inc.; Diane Ramirez, President, Halstead Property; Stuart Saft, Partner and Chairman, Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Real Estate Group; Lockhart Steele, President and Co-Founder, Curbed Network. (February 28, 2012)

2/15/12 – Master Class on Invest in Real Estate Now!
Presenter: Alan Schnurman, ’71, Partner, Zalman, Schnurman & Minor.

1/26/12 – 2012 Property Tax CLE Conference – Briefing for Real Estate Tax Practitioners
Half-day conference presented by the New York City Tax Commission, the Center for Real Estate Studies, and Center for NYC Law at New York Law School. Topics included: 2012 Update on Proceedings before the NYC Tax Commission; Ethical Considerations; and Legislative Initiatives.

11/16/11 – Master Class on Tax Issues in Real Estate Practice
Presenter: Jeffrey Golkin, Founding Partner, The Law Offices of Jeffrey Golkin & NYLS Adjunct Professor. (November 16, 2011)

11/8/11 – Fifth Annual Breakfast Forum on Sustainable Real Estate Development in New York City
Keynote Speakers: Mary Jane Augustine, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP; Riggs Kubiak, CEO, Honest Buildings and Former Director of Sustainability, Tishman Speyer; and Roger Platt, Executive Vice President of Global Policy and Law, U.S. Green Building Council.

11/3/11 – Fifth Annual CLE Conference on Trends in Land Use and Real Estate Development
Half-day conference co-sponsored with the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School and New York City Law Department. Topics included: Regulating the Intersection of Private and Public Properties – Billboards and Vending and Update on Affordable Housing.

10/18/11 – Master Class on The Intersection of Real Estate Development and Climate Change Law
Presenter: Chris Walker, Senior Strategic Director, Climate Change and Sustainability Team, Ernst & Young & NYLS Adjunct Professor.

10/4/11 – Breakfast Forum – Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) by Nonprofit Organizations: The Next Property Tax Revenue Measure for New York?
Co-sponsored with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Keynote Speakers: Daphne A. Kenyon, Ph.D., Visiting Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; Adam H. Langley, Research Analyst, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; Ronnie Lowenstein, Director, New York City Independent Budget Office; Michael Whelan, Chief Financial Officer, Services for the UnderServed, New York City; and Gerald Korngold, Professor of Law, New York Law School.

9/27/11 – Master Class on Building a Successful Boutique Real Estate Firm
Presenter: Bruce Katz ’93, Founding Partner, Katz & Matz P.C.

9/13/11 – Breakfast Forum on Redeveloping the World Trade Center: A Discussion of the Financial, Legal, and Economic Complexities
Co-sponsored with the Center for NYC Law at New York Law School. Keynote Speakers: Larry A. Silverstein, President & CEO of Silverstein Properties, and Chris Ward, Executive Director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Co-sponsored with Center for New York City Law. This event was presented at the Visitors’ Center of Silverstein Properties in 7 World Trade Center overlooking the 9/11 Memorial Pools and construction site.

9/22/11 – The Rooftops Project – Leasing Workshop for Not-for-Profit Organizations
Moderator: Distinguished Adjunct Professor James Hagy, New York Law School.  Keynote Speakers: Susanna Fodor, Partner, Jones Day LLP; Haroon Hamid, Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP; and Ira Schuman, Executive Vice President, Studley.

5/20/11 -The Rooftops Conference 2011 

Presented by The Rooftops Project and the Center for Real Estate Studies. This first annual full-day conference was dedicated to the real estate issues faced by not-for-profit organizations.

4/12/11 – Breakfast Forum on The Real Estate Capital Markets: Opportunities and Challenges
Keynote Speaker: Robert C. Lieber, Executive Managing Director, Island Capital Group and Former NYC Deputy Mayor of Economic Development.

4/5/11 – Master Class on Annual Career Panel with CRES Recent Alumni
Presenters: Ken Biberaj ’08, The Russian Tea Room; Leah Bloomberg ’10, Sonnenschein, Sherman & Deutsch; Jonharold Cicero ’10, Equiventure Capital LLC; Leni Morrison Cummins ’08, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

3/22/11 – Master Class on Ethics in Real Estate Practice
Presenter: Marc Israel, Executive Vice President, Kensington Vanguard National Land Services.

3/14/11 – Master Class on An Introduction to Affordable Housing
Presenter: David A. Goldstein, Founding Partner, Goldstein Hall PLLC.

3/9/11 – Second Annual Breakfast Forum on The Future of Residential Real Estate in NYC
Keynote speakers: Pamela Liebman, President & CEO, Corcoran Group Real Estate; Jonathan J. Miller, President & CEO, Miller Samuel Inc.; and Richard Siegler, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

2/16/11 – Master Class on New York City’s Rent Regulation Policy 
Presenter: Sherwin Belkin, Founding Partner, Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP.

2/9/11 – Master Class on Issues on Climate Change Law and Policy
Presenter: Professor Michael B. Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University School of Law.

1/25/11 – Master Class on Starting Your Own Real Estate Firm
Presenter: Robert J. Smith ’83, Law Office of Robert J. Smith.

11/17/10 – Breakfast Forum on Building for New York’s Future 
Keynote Speaker was Joseph B. Rose, Partner at The Georgetown Company and Former Chairman of NYC’s Planning Commission.

11/9/10 – Master Class on Media ‘Spin’ and Its Effect on Real Estate Values 
Keynote Speaker was Alec Applebaum, Journalist and Sustainable Development Expert.

11/4/10 – Master Class on Balancing Progress with Preservation 
Presenter: Mark Silberman, Chief Counsel for NYC’s Landmarks Preservation Commission and NYLS Adjunct Professor.

10/28/10 – Conference of NYS Neighborhood Preservation Coalition – Revitalization: Building New York’s Future
Co-sponsored by the Justice Action Center and NYS Neighborhood Preservation Coalition.

10/19/10 – Master Class on Taking Real Estate Auctions to the Web: An Inside Look at BidOnTheCity.com
Presenter: Albert Feinstein, Esq., Managing Director and General Counsel, www.BidOnTheCity.com.

10/14/10 – Fourth Annual Trends in New York City Land Use and Real Estate Development
Co-sponsored by the Center for New York City Law and the NYC Law Department.

10/6/10 – Fourth Annual Breakfast Forum on Sustainable Real Estate Development in New York City
Keynote Speakers were David Bragdon, Director, NYC’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability; Fred Harris, Senior Vice President, Avalon Bay Communities, Inc.; E. Gail Suchman, Special Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

9/16/10 – Spotlight Luncheon on Real Estate
Co-sponsored by NYLS Office of Development and Alumni Relations.  Distinguished Alumni Speakers: Terri Adler (’96), Co-founder, Duval & Stachenfeld LLP; Thomas J. Cannon III (’01), President, Flag Wharf, Inc.; Ross F. Moskowitz (’84), Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Lino A. Solis (’96), Of Counsel, Arent Fox LLP.

9/15/10 – Master Class on Buying Golf Courses: The Role of General Counsel for a Major Real Estate Developer 
Keynote Speaker: Joseph Giamboi, General Counsel for The Zucker Organization and NYLS Adjunct Professor.

4/27/10 – Breakfast Forum on The Use (or Misuse) of Eminent Domain in NYC
Keynote Speaker: Norman Siegel, Prominent Civil Rights Attorney. Commentator: Ross Moskowitz, Partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

4/21/10 – Master Class on The Role of Real Estate Attorneys in the Valuation and Appraisals Process 
Keynote speaker: Paula Konikoff, JD MAI.

4/12/10 – Master Class on Hot Topics in Real Estate Foreclosures  
Keynote speaker was Professor Marshall Tracht.  Co-sponsored by the Real Estate Law Students Association (RELSA).

4/8/10 – Master Class on Annual Career Panel with CRES Recent Alumni
Keynote Speakers: Representatives from the NYLS Classes of 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

3/17/10 – Breakfast Forum on The Future of Residential Real Estate in NYC
Keynote Speakers were: Adam Leitman Bailey, Founding Partner of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.; Jonathan Miller, President and CEO of Miller Samuel, Inc.; and Elizabeth F. Stribling, President of Stribling and Associates.

3/1/10 – Master Class on Municipal Recording and Research in the Digital Age
Keynote Speakers: Theresa Garelli, Senior Vice President of First American Title Insurance Company of New York; Representatives from AIS.

2/16/10 – Master Class on What Real Estate Attorneys Can Learn From Developers 
Keynote Speaker: Jacob Frydman, Managing Partner at LambdaStar Infrastructure Partners, LLC.

11/18/09 – Breakfast Forum on Distressed Debt and Alternative Real Estate Investments
Keynote Speakers: Joseph P. Forte, Partner at Alston & Bird LLP; Marc Lasry ’84, Chairman and CEO of Avenue Capital Group; and Norman J. Radow ’81, President of The RADCO Companies.

11/12/09 – Master Class on An Inside View of the Law and Business of Title Insurance
Keynote Speaker: Sheldon Sanders ’61, Equity Settlement Services, Inc.

10/27/09 – Master Class on Making Your Fortune in Real Estate…Even in a Down Market
Presenter: Alan Schnurman ’71, Senior Partner of Zalman & Schnurman.

10/15/09 – Third Annual Breakfast Forum on Sustainable Real Estate Development: Responsible Property Investment 
Keynote Speakers: William G. Lashbrook III, Senior Vice President, PNC Real Estate Finance; Cherie Santos-Wuest, Director, Global Social and Community Investments, TIAA-CREF; and Nathan Taft, Director of Acquisitions, Jonathan Rose Companies.

9/15/09 – Master Class on The Role of the Regulatory Attorney in the Real Estate Industry 
Keynote Speaker: Erica Buckley, Assistant Attorney General to the State of New York, Office of the Attorney General, Real Estate Finance Bureau.

4/22/09 – Third Annual Conference on Trends in New York City Land Use and Real Estate Development
Co-sponsored by the Center for New York City Law, the Center for Real Estate Studies, and the New York City Law Department.  Conference explored the following issues: Sports Facilities and Tax-Advantaged Financing; Use of Parkland and Open Space as an Engine for Economic Development; Parking Policy and Zoning; Climate Change; and Religion and Land Use.

3/18/09 – Breakfast Forum on Real Estate Workouts in a Securitized World
Keynote Speakers: Michael J. Berey, General Counsel & Senior Vice President, First American Title Insurance Company of New York, William Campbell, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, and Professor Marshall Tracht, Director, LL.M. in Real Estate Program, New York Law School.

3/5/09 – Master Class on Major Redevelopment Projects at the Department of City Planning The Lawyer’s Perspective
Presenter: David Karnovsky, General Counsel, NYC Department of City Planning.

2/10/09 – Master Class on How Did Donald Trump Build a 42-45 Story Condo-Hotel in Soho? 
Presenter: Rick Landman ’88.

11/20/08 – Breakfast Forum on The Real Estate Credit Markets: A Year-End Review and Outlook for 2009
Keynote Speakers: Joseph Philip Forte, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP; Daniel B. Rubock, Senior Vice President, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.

11/13/08 – Master Class on Public-Private Partnerships
Kate Kerrigan ’07, Executive Director, DUMBO Improvement District.

9/18/08 – Second Annual Breakfast Forum on Sustainable Real Estate Development in NYC
Keynote Speakers: Jonathan F.P. Rose, President, Jonathan Rose Companies LLC; Michael B. Gerrard, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP.

4/16/08 – Second Annual Conference on Trends in New York City Land Use and Real Estate Development
Co-sponsored by the Center for New York City Law and New York City Law Department.

4/9/08 – Master Class on Nontraditional Careers in Real Estate Law
Ronald Lo Russo ’04, Vice President of Leasing, Vornado Realty Trust; Jennifer McCool ’97, Vice President of Development, RELATED; and Justin Xenitelis ’06, Attorney, Thor Equities, LLC.

3/13/08 – Breakfast Forum on Building the Future of Lower Manhattan with Larry A. Silverstein
Keynote Speaker: Larry A. Silverstein, President & CEO of Silverstein Properties, Inc.

3/10/08 – IP Surprise! Golf
Keynote Speaker: James H. Schnare II, General Counsel for Nicklaus Companies, LLC.

2/27/08 – Breakfast Forum on The Subprime Mortgage Crisis: Implications for the Real Estate Market
Keynote Speakers: Tom Arnold, Managing Director at Cerberus Real Estate Capital Management, LLC; John E. Silvia, Chief Economist, Wachovia; and Joshua Stein, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP.

1/11/08 – Redeveloping Brownfields in New York: Where Do We Go From Here
Co-sponsored by the Center for Real Estate Studies and the Environmental Business Association of New York State and the Environmental Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  (January 11, 2008)

10/31/07 – Master Class on Building a New Home for NYLS – An Inside Look Behind the Most Ingenious Deal of the Year
Presenter: Howard Nottingham, Executive Managing Director, Studley.

10/24/07 – First Annual Breakfast Forum on Sustainable Real Estate Development in New York City
Keynote Speakers: Rohit Aggarwala, Director of the NYC Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability; Russell Albanese, President of the Albanese Organization, Inc.; and E. Gail Suchman, Environmental Practice Group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

9/26/07 – Master Class on Real Estate Development in TriBeCa – Gentrification or Destruction?
Presenter: Rick Landman ’88.

6/15/07 – Second Annual Tri-State Best Practices in Brownfield Redevelopment Conference: Myths and Realities
Presented by the CT, NJ and NY Chapters of the National Brownfield Association. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Real Estate Studies and the Environmental Business Association of New York State.

4/19/07 – First Annual Conference on Recent Developments in Land Use Law in New York City
Co-sponsored with the Center for New York City Law and New York City Law Department.

3/21/07 – Master Class on Finding Your Fortune in Real Estate
Presenter: Alan Schnurman ’71. 

3/13/07 – Inaugural Breakfast Forum on Will New York Remain the Capital of Real Estate?
Keynote Speaker: Stephen M. Ross, Chairman and CEO of RELATED and Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York.