SCHEDULE / PROGRAM
07:30 – 05:00 Registration
08:00 – 09:30 Keynote Breakfast and Market Snapshot: state of Manhattan real estate, luxury market outlook, and Asian investments. Jonathan Miller (President & CEO, Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraiser), Jarrod Guy Randolph (CEO, Bespoke Global Property Group), Jin Zhao (President, JinList.com).
09:45 – 11:15 Secrets from Elite Luxury Brokers. Top New York luxury brokers will share their experience in marketing, branding, working with luxury clients, the role of technology, and their outlook on the market. Arthur Hung (Sr. Global Advisor, Sotheyby's International Realty) [Moderator], Noble Black (Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman), Patrick V. Lilly (Associate Broker, CORE), Louise Phillips Forbes (Associate Broker, Halstead Property), Leonard Steinberg (President & Corporate Broker, Compass), Cathy Taub (Sr. Global Advisor & Associate Broker, Sotheby's Inernational Realty)
09:45 - 11:15 Commercial Developments. Developers will examine recent trends and the impact of Asian and Asian-American investments on hotels, condos, multifamilies, and offices. Dorian Lam (Vice President, First Nationwide Title/AmTrust) [Moderator], Mark Gordon (Managing Partner, Tribeca Associates), Kevin Maloney (Founder/Principal), Alan Silver (Vice President, Toll Brothers City Living), Can Tavsanoglu (Director of Finance and Acquisitions, XIN Development Group), Joseph Yi (Chief Investment Officer, Real Hospitality Group).
11:30 – 01:15 Keynote Lunch and Residential CEO’s View from The Top: Cassandra Cho (President, AREAA Manhattan) [Moderator], Kathryn A. Korte (President & CEO, Sotheby’s International Realty), Diane M. Ramirez (CEO, Halstead Property), Shaun Osher (Founder & CEO, CORE).
11:30 - 01:15 Keynote Lunch and Commercial View from the Top: Stephen Siegel (Chairman, Global Brokerage, CBRE)
01:30 – 03:00 AREAA Global Investments Showcase and Deal Exchange. Hear from several AREAA Global partners regarding investment opportunities from Tokyo to Cancun to Miami to Dallas/Fort Worth. This is also an opportunity to discuss how you can partner with AREAA Global to expand your existing business. Jim Park (Past Chair & Board Member Emeritus, AREAA) [Moderator], Carmen Chong (2015 Chairwoman, AREAAl), Don Pingaro (Partner/Broker, ISG Asia), Michelle van Ruyven (VP, Business Development, N. America, Serene Homes Group of Companies), Atsuko Yube (Real Estate Broker, Global Estate Link).
01:30 - 03:00 Commercial Financing. Get more knowledgeable about commercial financing – private equity, hard money, private lending and the accounting implications. Sam Suzuki (CEO, Suzuki Capital) [Moderator], Pankil Doshi (Director, Real Estate Special Situations Group, Deutsche Bank Securities), , Roxana Q. Girand (President & CEO, Sebastian Capital), David Harte (Principal, Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC), Adam Luysterborghs (Managing Partner, Avant Capital), Edmund Moy (Director, Rialto Mortgage Finance LLC), James M. Robbins (Principal, Marks Paneth).
03:00 – 03:30 Afternoon Break
03:15 – 05:00 China Case Study. Despite recent volatility in the China economy, Chinese real estate investors are still coming into the New York real estate market - and still buying. Experts will discuss the challenges and strategies involved in serving and representing Chinese investors. Using a hypothetical case study, we will examine the process from the first introduction to closing the deal and beyond. Bruce Feffer (Partner, Eaton & Van Winkle) [Moderator], Joanne Chiu (Director, China Desk, Marks Paneth), Elizabeth Dilts (Financial Journalist, Thomson Reuters), Wen Hsu (Real Estate Salesperson, City Connections Realty), Martin Karges (International Tax Director, BDO USA, LLP), Raj Rajpal (Mortgage Consultant, Wells Fargo), Sun Yu (Head of Network Research, China Confidential, Financial Times), Hui Zeng (Attorney, Mona Shah & Associates PLLC), Kailin Zhu (Principal, Clarett International).
03:15 - 05:00 In the Zone: Biggest Changes Coming to New York. The zoning panel will discuss the changes in the current administration of zoning that enhances areas for development in Midtown East and the outer boroughs. Anthony Chiellino (President, Prestige Title) [Moderator], David Dishy (Partner and President, Development/Acquisitions, L+M Development Partners), Bennet Dunkley (Principal & Vice President, Helpern Architects), David Harte (Managing Director, Akman-Ziff), Mitchell A. Korbey (Partner and Chair, Land Use & Zoning Group, Herrick Feinstein LLP), Robin A. Kramer (Partner and Chair of Land Use Practice Group, Duval & Stachenfeld LLP). Will Silverman (Managing Director and Group Head of Investment Sales, Hodges Ward Elliott).
05:00 – 07:30 Closing Reception at 200 East 62nd Street, 27th Floor (Conference badges required for admission)
* Program Timing and Schedule subject to change, visit areaamanhattan.org for further details.
** Ticket includes Keynote Breakfast, All Sessions, Keynote Lunch, and Closing Reception.
*** ALL Ticket Sales are Final. No Refunds will be Issued.