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Larry Silverstein – Developments at World Trade Center

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Mar 172012
 
The worlds greatest developers are right here in NYC and Larry Silverstein holds eminent domain.Silverstein welcomed the B’nai B’rith by praising their over 100 year old organization and their extraordinary work- saying when he was asked if he would give his time ” definitely” and when they asked if would pay for lunch – “of course.”
The animated, charasmatic and joyful impressario of Silverstein Properties standing behind a sleekly designed transparent lecturn talked for nearly 40 minutes about his most important project -The development of The new World Trade Center complex.The group of seventy sat in neat white chairs alongside 12 foot high glass windows privy to the magnificent view overlooking the development site – the renaissance of downtown New York City.

In relating what he termed as the progress down here Silverstein imparted his vision of what downtown will become and a few lessons he has learned along the way of a 55 year career.

1) Don’t bet against New York – It always comes back and strongly.
2) If you build it they will come. Continue reading »

Malkin – Herzka – Witkoff – Gural – Inspiration To Young Brokers

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Mar 162012
 

(panel left to right)

Jeffrey Gural, Chairman Newmark Knight Frank; Ralph Herzka, President and CEO, Meridian Capital Group, LLC; Steven Witkoff, Founder & CEO, Witkoff Group;Anthony Malkin, CEO, Malkin Properties; Isaac Zion, Co-CIO, SL Green Realty Corp; Mark Landis, Partner, Phillips Nizer LLP

The YJP (Young Jewish Professionals) Real Estate Investment Summit 2011 brought together a five-star panel moderated by Marc Landis, partner at Phillips Nizer LLP with panelists: Ralph Herzka, CEO, Meridian Capital; Jeffrey Gural, Chairman, Newmark Knight Frank; Anthony Malkin, CEO, Malkin Holdings; Steven Witkoff, Founder and CEO, Witkoff Group and Isaac Zion, Co-CIO ,SL Green Realty Corp. The panel answered questions about recent deals, current trends and gave advice on some of the best practices for a young broker making their way in the business.
In ‘Jeopardy Lightning Round’ style Landis asked each of the panelists, “buying or selling”. Continue reading »

Gary Barnett Gives Advice to Young Real Estate Investors

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Mar 162012
 
Moderator:Bruce Cybul, SchulteRoth&Zabel LLP; Panelists(l to R)Neil Rubler, President and CEO, Vantage Properties;Gary Barnett, CEO, Extell Development;Matt Bronfman, President, Jamestown Properties;Adam Schwartz, Managing Director-Head of U.S. Real Estate, Angelo Gordon & Co.

The non-profit organization Young Jewish Professionals of New York has once again successfully put together a panel of NY’s top real estate gurus to come together and give their time and knowledge to the just starting and young professionals that gathered to learn and be inspired by the success and wisdom of the elite of real estate and business.

The event was held at the organizations Chelsea location where Bruce Cybul, partner at Shulte Roth & Zabel moderated the panel of prestigious real estate mavens that included – Gary Barnett, CEO of Extell Development; Matt Bronfman, President of Jamestown Properties; Neil Rubler, president and CEO of Vantage Properties and Adam Schwartz, Managing Partner at Angelo, Gordon and Co.

The organization also honored several high achieving real estate professionals – notably mentioned here is Andrew Barrocas, CEO of MNS who manages over one billion dollars in real estate and has grown his company to a team of 125 in just five years.

Other honorees included Kenneth Asendorf and Berndt Pearl – co-founders of APF Properties whose portfolio includes six major office buildings in NY, two Philadelphia office buildings and a portfolio of nine office buildings in Germany. Continue reading »

ULI- Sourcing Debt, Equity, Mezzanine, Bridge, Gap and Rescue Financing Today

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Mar 152012
 
(left to right) Panelists: Adam Spies, Managing Director, Eastdil Secured, LLC; Jason Choulochas, Managing Director, Investments, Wrightwood Capital; William Hughes, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Marcus Millichap Capital Corp; Andrew Scandalious, HFF; Moderator: Simon Ziff, President, Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group Continue reading »

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces – New York Real Estate Division – Young Realtors Panel

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Mar 142012
 
Adam Spies, Senior Managing Director, Eastdil Secured L.L.C.; Neil Luthra, Highgate Holdings; David Schonbraun, Co-Chief Investment Officer, SL Green Realty Corp.; Scott Alper, Partner, The Witkoff Group; Avi Benyasz, TPG Capital

Ofer Yardeni, Managing Partner, Stonehenge Partners

On the longest day of the year The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces New York Real Estate Division gathered on the rooftop of the ‘Olivia’; The luxury apartment residence owned by Stonehenge Partners. The FIDF initiates and helps support educational, social, cultural and recreational programs & facilities for young men and women soldiers of Israel who defend the Jewish homeland. FIDF also supports the families of fallen soldiers. Continue reading »