2013 Summit Agenda

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The 2013 Brooklyn Real Estate Summit will focus on the ever-changing Brooklyn landscape, the rising skyline and correlating rising property values. Please see below for a detailed agenda of the day’s events:


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM
Morning Opener: Carlo Scissura, President and CEO, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Morning Keynote Speaker: Robert K. Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Panel: Brooklyn Arts & Entertainment Districts Driving Development

  • Introduction
  • Karen Brooks Hopkins, President, Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Moderator
  • Chris Havens, Director of Commercial Property, aptsandlofts.com
  • Panelists
  • Katie Dixon, Director of Special Projects, Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Valerio Ferrari, President, Zamperla USA & Luna Park
  • Lance Pinn, President and CMO, Brooklyn Boulders
  • Jim Woods, President & COO, Brooklyn Bowl

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Workshop: Financing, Income Producing vs. Bridge Debt
With Efrat Sharon of TerraCRG

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Panel: Active Players in Brooklyn’s Strongest Retail Corridors

  • Moderator
  • Geoff Bailey, Vice President of Retail Services, TerraCRG
  • Panelists
  • Ben Bernstein, Principal, RedSky Capital
  • Isaac Chera, President, Crown Acquisitions
  • Sabrina Gleizer, Director of Real Estate and Acquisitions, Equinox Fitness Clubs
  • David Shipe, Store Development Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Paul Travis, Managing Partner, Washington Square Partners
  • Christina Warner, Director of Commercial Real Estate, L&M Development Partners

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Workshop: A Greener Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Saving Energy the Old-Fashioned Way
With Robert Scarano of Scarano Architect

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Panel: Hotel Development Boom

  • Moderator
  • Jason Muss, Principal, Muss Development
  • Panelists
  • Jim Friend, President and CEO, Friend Development Group
  • Marc Freud, Principal, Troutbrook Company
  • Matt Livian, Chief Investment Officer, The Sydell Group
  • Toby Moskovits, Founder and CEO, Heritage Equity Partners 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Workshop: Tenant Buy-Outs
With Jay Itkowitz and Michelle Maratto of Itkowitz LLC

 12:30 PM
Lunch at BAM Café

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Panel: The Most Active Multifamily Buyers

  • Moderator
  • Adam Hess, Partner and Senior Vice President, TerraCRG
  • Panelists
  • Daniel Benedict, Principal, Benedict Realty Group
  • Arik Lifshitz, CEO, DSA Property Group
  • Paul Salib, Managing Principal, Castellan Real Estate Partners
  • Jeremy Salzberg, Vice President, Sugar Hill Capital Partners
  • Eddie Setton, Partner, Shamah Properties Corp.

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Panel: Brooklyn Residential Development Pipeline

  • Introduction and Moderator
  • Ofer Cohen, Founder and President, TerraCRG
  • Panelists
  • David Kramer, Principal, Hudson Companies
  • Michael Lichtenstein, Principal, Lichtenstein Group
  • Dave Maundrell, President, aptsandlofts.com
  • Kas Sanandaji, Senior Vice President of Investments, The Lightstone Group
  • David Von Spreckelsen, Senior Vice President Toll Brothers

3:45 PM
Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Jed Walentas, Principal, Two Trees Management

4:30 PM
Event Concludes

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Aptsandlofts.com Afterparty

Downtown Brooklyn location to be announced after Keynote Speaker concludes


Registration is open. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Speaking and sponsorship opportunities for the May 2014 conference are now available.