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The Future of Retail

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After a record-setting year in 2015, New York’s retail real estate market came back to earth last year but still saw a surprising uptick in deal volume. E-commerce continues to gain market share and new store concepts are rapidly changing what the bricks-and-mortar retail experience will be like in years ahead.

What’s in store for 2017 and beyond? Hear leaders in the retail market shed light on key issues, including:

  • Will retail rents continue to come down?
  • How have the changes in behavior with international stores & shoppers affected the city?
  • What are the next hot markets and what are the current cool tenant categories?
  • What retailers will win and lose in this new market place?
  • The Manhattan mall effect: How has Brookfield Place, Time Warner Center, Westfield at World Trade Center and Hudson Yards changed the playing field?
  • The impact of "click to bricks"


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AGGRESSIVE ENERGY

At Aggressive Energy we’re striving to power New York and beyond with affordable fuel oil, biofuels, natural gas and electricity. In addition to competitive pricing, we’re committed to our customers and have been offering reliable energy service for more than 30 years. As a leading energy supplier throughout the northeast, we promise to uphold our premium service while doing what’s right for our environment and our economy.


CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD

Cushman & Wakefield is a global leader in commercial real estate services, helping clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. We lead the industry with the best talent, best clients and best results. Our 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries provide deep insight, creating significant value for occupiers and investors around the world.


FRIED FRANK

Fried Frank Real Estate is unsurpassed in its skill and expertise. We are renowned for our use of innovative structures and creative strategies to facilitate sophisticated and highly complex transactions, while providing our clients with superior service. Not only have we set the standard in New York, but we have successfully represented clients in some of the most noteworthy and influential transactions across the US. We counsel our clients on the acquisition and disposition of single assets and portfolios, distressed real estate and workouts, mortgage and mezzanine financing and restructuring, development and construction, leasing, joint ventures, real estate investment trusts, and real estate litigation. Our land use group is one of the most active in New York City, counseling clients on project development, property acquisitions, structuring tax incentives, grants, and financings. We represent developers and institutional clients before various New York regulatory agencies, and are actively involved in economic development projects.


FRIEDMAN LLP ACCOUNTANTS AND ADVISORS

Founded in 1924, Friedman LLP Accountants and Advisors brings a profound understanding of the real estate industry — the result of more than 8 decades serving clients involved in a wide variety of real estate entities spanning commercial, retail, residential, and more. We have built long-term relationships with some of the largest and most sophisticated privately owned and publicly held real estate companies in the New York area and beyond. Our dedicated Real Estate Group brings a rare combination of highly specialized knowledge and vast experience in the tax, accounting, and business planning aspects of real estate ownership, investment, operation, and development.

Beyond our core audit, assurance, and tax services, Friedman provides several unique services customized to our real estate clients' specific needs. Our State and Local Tax Services Group is well versed in helping real estate organizations manage compliance demands that arise from multistate activities. Our dedicated International Tax Practice brings broad experience and deep expertise advising inbound investors into U.S. real estate and outbound U.S. investors into foreign real property. We provide real estate clients with the tools and cutting-edge insight that they need to evaluate opportunities, make critical decisions, and achieve their strategic objectives. When a transaction is on the table, we ensure that our clients are armed with the most accurate and useful information and analyses— from valuing acquisition and merger targets to structuring deals to meet financial, tax, and reporting objectives to providing restructuring and/or divestiture/exit advice. For more information, visit http://friedmanllp.com/industries/real-estate.



MG ENGINEERING

MG Engineering (MGE) is a full service mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) consulting engineering firm founded in 1991. MGE also provides full technology services through it’s unified technology firm, MGE UTC. MGE is registered in 26 states and Washington DC. MGE was named one of the 500 Top Design Firms Nationwide 2013 thru 2016 by Engineering News Record and one of the 100 Best Places to Work in NYC 2014 and 2015 by Crain’s New York.

MG Engineering strives to provide comprehensive, best-in-class engineering services that embrace architectural aesthetics, visualize projects from the client’s perspective and implement cost control methodologies to deliver superior quality projects on schedule and within budget.

MGE believes project management is a collaborative process and works in partnership with its clients to execute their vision. The firm provides all of its clients with an experienced team of seasoned professionals capable of implementing state-of-the art, future-directed solutions.

Veteran team leaders working at the top of their profession direct all projects. Management is readily accessible to clients -- accountability is our hallmark.

MGE is an innately innovative firm that mandates all of its employees to retain their skills in line with the very latest technologies – continuing education is not an option for our engineers, it is a requirement.

Our firm operates on the cutting edge of technological innovation and delivers the engineering solutions of tomorrow today.

ROCKEFELLER GROUP

Rockefeller Group is one of the most trusted names in real estate – a leading developer, owner and investor, known for pioneering large-scale urban mixed-use development. For nearly nine decades the company has been trusted for its financial strength, stability and vision, and today remains committed to the selective acquisition, management and development of innovative, high-quality properties that create long-term economic and civic value.





CANCELLATIONS: Any cancellations received in writing before February 28, 2017, will receive a refund minus a $25 administrative charge. Thereafter, refunds are not available. Substitutions may be made at any time by emailing events@commercialobserver.com
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