Over 800 owners, operators, tenants, investors, and real estate players attended the Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit on September 16! This year’s event focuses on the theme of how Brooklyn’s developments will shape the borough into a place to live, work and play. For example, how will the new tech companies shape new development and what is the domino effect of the large projects such as Brooklyn Heights, Industry City, Domino Sugar Factory and the ‘Brooklyn Riviera’ in Gowanus.

Check out the recap from the event and see more pictures here.

 BRES Discussion  BRES Panel


Attendee Breakdown:

Attendee Breakdown

Last year, the Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit brought in over 600 of the top retail, condo, multifamily and office players to discuss the real estate trends of New York’s fastest growing borough. See last year’s attendees here.


Keynote Speaker:

Alicia GlenAlicia Glen, Deputy Mayor, Housing & Economic Development

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen leads the administration’s efforts to invest in emerging industries across the five boroughs, successfully target public subsidies, build a new generation of affordable housing, and help New Yorkers secure good-paying jobs that can support a family. Glen served as the Assistant Commissioner for Housing Finance at the NYC Department of Housing, Preservation and Development from 1998 to 2002, where she was responsible for financing the rehabilitation and construction of thousands of units of market, moderate and low-income units as well as overseeing the City’s supportive housing, tax credit and tax incentive programs.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Asher Abehsera, Founder, LIVWRK
  • Brendan Aguayo, Managing Director, Halstead Property Development Marketing
  • Andrew Barrocas, Chief Executive Officer, MNS
  • Dan Bodner, VP – Leasing, Kushner Companies
  • Jonathan Butler, Founder, Brownstoner.com & The Brooklyn Flea
  • John Cahill, Co-Founder & CEO, Pataki-Cahill Group
  • Jack Cayre, Principal, Midtown Equities
  • David Ehrenberg, President & CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
  • David Ennis, Founder & Principal, The Daten Group
  • Roger Fortune, Vice President, Stahl Organization
  • MaryAnne Gilmartin, President & CEO, Forest City Ratner
  • Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor, Housing & Economic Development
  • Chris Havens, Managing Director, aptsandlofts.com
  • David Heiden, Managing Partner & Director of Loan Origination, W Financial
  • Karen Brooks-Hopkins, President, BAM
  • Andrew Kimball, Chief Executive Officer, Industry City
  • Kyle Kimball, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Stephen Kliegerman, President, Halstead Property Development Marketing
  • Robert Knakal, Chairman, Massey Knakal
  • Jonathan Landau, Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Property
  • Daniel Levy, President, CityRealty.com & East River Skyway
  • William Macklowe, Chief Executive Officer, William Macklowe Company
  • Gina Mavica, Partner, BakerHostetler
  • David Maundrell, President & Founder, aptsandlofts.com
  • Paul Massey, Chief Executive Officer, Massey Knakal
  • Rao Mulpuri, Chief Executive Officer, View Dynamic Glass
  • Jason Muss, Principal, Muss Development
  • Tim Oberweger, Vice President & Counsel, Fidelity National Title
  • Stephen Palmese, Senior Executive Vice President, Massey Knakal
  • David Pfeffer, Partner, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
  • Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President, RXR
  • Gregg Popkin, Chief Operating Officer, RFR Holding
  • Tucker Reed, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
  • William Robertson, Director of Commercial Projects, NBBJ
  • Jonathan Rose, President, Jonathan Rose Companies
  • David Shorenstein, Co-Founder, Silvershore Properties
  • Joshua Schuster, Principal, DHA Capital
  • Douglas Steiner, Chairman, Steiner Studios
  • Paul Travis, Managing Partner, Washington Square Partners
  • Elise Wagner, Partner, Kramer Levin

Conference Topics Include:

  • Brooklyn – The Real New York: Real Estate Market Overview
  • No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn: Development Power Panel
  • Brooklyn Hearted: A Fireside Chat on Dumbo Heights
  • If You Live Anywhere Else, You Ain’t Living: Multifamily & Condo Development Solutions
  • Have Your Cake & Brooklyn Too: Value Add Strategy Session
  • The History & Influence of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
  • Playing with Politics in Brooklyn
  • The “In” Outer Borough: Emerging Neighborhoods with Real ROI
  • Get Brooklynized: How Tech is Shaping the Real Estate of Brooklyn


Brooklyn Museum

The Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit will take place at one of Brooklyn’s most prestigious landmarks, the Brooklyn Museum. The museum features innovative, cutting-edge exhibitions and programs from today’s most influential artists. On September 16, the Brooklyn Museum will showcase this day long event, highlighting the most exciting new real estate projects in Brooklyn!

Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit
Tuesday, September 16th
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, New York

Speaking & Sponsorship Opportunities for 2014:

Speaking and sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 conference are now available.