Sales Ended


Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Scandinavia House

58 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10016

View Map

Event description


Are you financing in 2018?
We will be discussing critical information.

Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10016


Our panel of experts will discuss the key roadblocks to successful financing in 2018, as well as opportunities for maximizing leverage and minimizing the expense of financing. Key topics which will be discussed will include:

  • DHCR registrations
  • New Certificate of Non-Harassment Law for Class-A apartments
  • The rising rate environment
  • Opportunities to keep refinancing costs low

If you are going to finance in 2018, you will receive the information you need to avoid current pitfalls and exploit opportunities.

Breakfast will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Andrew Dansker


Andrew Dansker, Moderator
Senior Director, Marcus & Millichap

Andrew Dansker is a Director in the Manhattan office of Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation (MMCC). Mr. Dansker is responsible for securing commercial debt financing for an array of property types including multifamily, office, retail, and hospitality. Over the course of his career, Mr. Dansker has arranged over $1 billion in debt. He has existing relationships with both national and regional lending sources including government agency lenders, commercial banks, CMBS lenders, life insurance companies, private and public funds and bridge lenders.

Mr. Dansker has more than ten years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining MMCC, he was a mortgage broker at Cooper-Horowitz Inc. He also served as the Managing Director of Matrix Realty Group, was a summer associate in the offices of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP and worked with Intervest National Bank in New York.

Mr. Dansker earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law.

Cynthia Wang, Panelist
Senior Vice President, Apple Bank for Savings

Cynthia has extensive experience in real estate origination, workout and restructuring. She has financed multiple property types including multi-family, office, hotel, cooperatives and retail.

Prior to joining Apple Bank in 1994, consulted on workouts and restructurings as President of Foray Capital Corp. for 2 years, co-founded by three women from Chemical Bank. Vice President at Chemical Bank for 9 years in both the Real Estate and the Asia Middle East Africa Divisions.

BS in Biology from Barnard College, MA in Art History from Columbia University, and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Columbia University.

Peter Von Der Ahe, Panelist
Senior Managing Director, New York Multifamily at Marcus & Millichap

Peter is the top-producing multifamily agent in the Manhattan Marcus & Millichap office. Since joining in 2002, he has consistently ranked among the “Top 10” most active brokers in New York City for multifamily properties. Peter has also been recognized as a Commercial Broker All-Star for the past four years by New York magazine.

By focusing solely on the niche of New York City multifamily transactions, Peter has become a distinguished member of the real estate industry. Through this specialization, his team has set various sales records for multifamily assets and has facilitated property transactions in all neighborhoods. Private investors, institutional funds, foreign entities, and nonprofit organizations consistently seek Peter’s guidance when searching for advantageous buying or selling opportunities.

In 2010, Peter published his first book, Family Secrets: Secret Strategies to New York City Multifamily Investing. This informative work conveys several first-hand experiences detailing how to successfully invest in the NYC multifamily marketplace. Peter’s expertise is widely valued throughout the New York multifamily market and his commentary is frequently found in The New York Times, Crain’s New York, The New York Post, The Commercial Observer, Real Estate Weekly, Globe Street, and many other industry publications. Prior to Marcus & Millichap, Peter worked at the Real Estate Consulting Group of Arthur Andersen in New York. This group focused on property valuation, financing, and loan underwriting, providing Peter with the experience necessary for working on office, retail, and apartment transactions at the national level.

Susan Cornicello, Panelist
Partner, Cornicello & Baumel-Tendler & LLP

Susan Baumel-Cornicello, a founding partner of Cornicello, Tendler & Baumel-Cornicello, LLP, is a New York City native admitted to practice law in 1989. After working in a general practice for four years and sampling different areas of law, Susan made the calculated decision to concentrate her practice exclusively in the area of real estate and landlord/tenant. For more than 30 years Susan has represented landlords in the City of New York in all matters arising out of the landlord-tenant relationship. Susan takes great pride in strategizing and litigating holdovers and non-payments in both commercial and residential arenas.

Susan's greatest passion however is advising and representing landlords in administrative matters regarding rent regulation, such as rent stabilization and rent control coverage issues, overcharge complaints, MCI's, substantial rehabilitation and demolition applications. Susan specializes in performing due diligence for prospective purchasers of rent regulated buildings who are interested in discovering potential overcharge liability and whether apartments properly came out of rent regulation.

Bryan Dinkelacker, Panelist
Vice President, BCB Community Bank

Bryan Dinkelacker currently heads the New York Commercial Real Estate Lending Department at BCB Bank where the platform specializes in Bridge, Land, Mixed-use, Office/Retail and transitional Multi-family lending. Bryan was previously a top-ranked loan officer at Valley National Bank for several years and has been instrumental in strategic and operational management endeavors at both institutions.

Bryan graduated from Villanova with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, has completed Level I & II of the CFA program and is currently finishing up his MBA at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business with specializations in Real Estate, Corporate Finance and Corporate Strategy.

Daria Benstead, Panelist
Senior Processor at Marcus & Millichap

Daria has been a processor for the Northeast region of Marcus & Millichap Cap. Corp. for over five years and has closed over 300 loans, with local and national banks. She has built trusting relationships with the various bankers throughout the years and is familiar with each bank’s process and underwriting procedure. Daria works with the clients to facilitate a smooth deal transaction for the client and bank through the application, underwriting and closing process, keeping the client updated throughout the transaction until closing.

Prior to working at Marcus & Millichap, Daria worked for a nationwide mortgage company originating residential loans. From there she got her real estate license in NJ and PA and went into selling commercial real estate, working with investors/users specializing in industrial/warehouse properties. In addition, she is experienced in purchasing, renovating and selling multifamily and retail properties.

Date and Time


Scandinavia House

58 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10016

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved