2013 Conference Highlights

Over 600 owners, tenants, investors and real estate players attended the 2013 Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit on September 17, 2013. This event brought together top retail, multifamily, office, and government players in the Brooklyn Market to take a look at the real estate trends of New York’s fastest growing borough. Check out the recap from the 2013 event and see more pictures here.

View Highlights from 2013:


2013 Featured Speakers:

Joseph Sitt



Jed Walentas


Two Trees
Management Co.

Douglas Steiner



Andrew Kimball



Conference Speakers:

  • Aaron Appel, Managing Director, Meridian Capital
  • Michael Amirkhanian, Director of Sales, Massey Knakal
  • Andrea Baker, Managing Director, Made in NY Media Center by IFP
  • Andrew Barrocas, Chief Executive Officer, MNS
  • David Belt, Executive Director & Founder, Macro Sea
  • David Behin, President, MNS
  • Melissa Burch, EVP – Commercial & Residential Development, Forest City Ratner
  • Jonathan Butler, Founder, Brownstoner.com & The Brooklyn Flea 
  • David Carrell, Founder, People’s Pops 
  • Andrew Clemens, Director of Retail Leasing, Massey Knakal
  • Alireza Esmaeilzadeh, VP – Commercial Development & Leasing, Forest City Ratner
  • Avi Flombaum, Dean, The Flatiron School
  • Lexy Funk, General Manager, Brooklyn Industries
  • Boaz Gilad, Principal, BrookLand Capital
  • Miriam Harris, Senior Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Yusha Hu, Director of Market Development, Honest Buildings
  • Purnima Kapur, Director, Brooklyn Department of City Planning
  • Eli Karp, President, Hello Living
  • Jason Kastner, Real Estate Manager, Blink Fitness
  • Michael Kaye, Chief Executive Officer, Douglaston Development
  • Robert Keenan, Regional Sales Manager, Chase
  • Andrew Kimball, Chief Executive Officer, Industry City
  • Robert Knakal, Chairman, Massey Knakal
  • Andrew Koerner, Partner, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
  • Todd Korren, Executive Managing Director, Massey Knakal
  • Aaron Lefkove, Founder, Littleneck 
  • Shani Leibowitz, SVP – Development & Planning, Brooklyn Navy Yards
  • Paul Massey, CEO & Founding Partner, Massey Knakal
  • Dave Maundrell, President, aptsandlofts.com
  • Daniel Miller, Co-Founder, FundRise
  • Peter Miscovich, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Tom Montvel-Cohen, President, The Dumbo Improvement District
  • Regina Myer, President, Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Alison Novak, Vice President, Hudson Companies
  • Stephen Palmese, Senior Executive Vice President, Massey Knakal
  • Alexander Patterson, Chief Culture Officer, Tough Mudder
  • David Pfeffer, Chair – Construction Practice, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
  • Tucker Reed, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
  • Charles Schoenau, Managing Director, Insurent Agency Corporation
  • Mark Schulze, Vice President, Makerbot
  • Ilana Schwartz, Chief Operating Officer, Online Marketing Group
  • Jeremy Shell, Head of Acquisitions and Finance, TF Cornerstone
  • Joseph Sitt, Chairman & CEO, Thor Equities
  • Douglas Steiner, Chairman, Steiner Studios
  • Don Tallerman, President, Online Marketing Group
  • Paul Travis, Managing Partner, Washington Square Partners
  • David Vendley, Founder, Calexico
  • David Von Spreckelsen, Senior Vice President, Toll Brothers City Living
  • Elise Wagner, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
  • Jed Walentas, Principal, Two Trees Management Co.
  • Chase Welles, Executive Vice President, SCG Retail
  • Herb Wetanson, Chairman & COO, Dallas BBQ
Meet the 2013 Speakers!

Agenda at a Glance:

  • On the Grounds of Brooklyn:  Brooklyn Real Estate Market Overview
  • Standing Up for BrooklynKeynote Conversation with Joseph Sitt
    Joseph Sitt, Founder, Thor Equities
  • Food Glorious Food: Restaurant Development in Brooklyn
  • Maneuvering the Tech Triangle: Office Trends and Tenants
  • Let’s Go to the Mall: Retail Power Panel
  • Anything but Williamsburg: What Neighborhoods are Really Emerging
  • Bringing Down the House: Multifamily Development in Brooklyn
  • The Land of Plenty: Public-Private Partnerships
  • Weather Report:  The Political Climate Update
  • The Innovation Economy and the Future of Brooklyn
    Presented by: Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (click here to view presentation)
  • Living for the City: Brooklyn Power Owners Panel
  • The Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit Afterparty with special guestsTHE WAILERS!


Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit
Stage 6 at Steiner Studios
15 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Tuesday, September 17th
7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Speaking & Sponsorship Opportunities for 2014:

Speaking and sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 conference are now available. Meet the sponsors from the 2013 conference!

Contact us for details:

Conference Producer:
Jonathan Olver
Conference Producer

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Abel Devis