Sponsors

Massey Knakal

Massey Knakal is a diversified real estate company, exclusively representing owners in the sale, retail lease and/or financing of their properties. With over 100 employees, four offices and thorough coverage of the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County, Long Island and New Jersey, Massey Knakal Realty Services dominates the New York metropolitan area’s property transaction marketplace.For over two decades, Massey Knakal has focused exclusively on the New York metropolitan area, building strong relationships within the neighborhoods we represent and developing an extensive database of customers that includes all of the major investors, institutions, agencies and individuals that are active in real estate in the area. Our dedication to neighborhood knowledge and relationship building is a source of continuing pride and success for Massey Knakal, and through our Territory System™, our agents have partnered with owners throughout the city to close over 4,200 transactions, with an aggregate value in excess of $15 billion since 1988.

Lead Sponsor:

Halstead Property

Halstead Property Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for numerous new developments in New York and New Jersey.  The team consults with developers on every aspect of the development process, including pre-development planning, such as comprehensive market research, detailed unit mix and layout analysis, and amenities planning — all of which enable their clients to maximize sales prices, increase absorption rates and provide an overall superior product benefiting the consumer and developer.  In addition, the division directs and coordinates the selection of all on-site personnel, conducts extensive sales training and monitoring, designs exceptional sales environments, and creates integrated communications planning including marketing, advertising, public relations and branding.  For more information on the Halstead Property Development Marketing Division, please visit: http://www.hpdmny.com/

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AFK Group

AKF is a full-service consulting engineering firm serving public and private sector clients across the United States and around the world. Our practice is founded on and our members driven by our core values: integrity, empowerment, and internal client. We believe that, by fostering a firm-wide culture of service and commitment to the needs and successes of one another, we ensure that our relationships with clients are informed by the same culture and values. We are collaborative, innovative, and client-focused, creating effective, efficient, and adaptable solutions, building enduring partnerships, and delivering life-cycle engineering services.

Apts and Lofts

aptsandlofts.com was founded in October 2002 with the goal of approaching marketing campaigns in a completely creative way (creating trends, rather than following trends) and embracing the very best, honest and approachable Real Estate Brokers. Today, aptsandlofts.com is a mid-sized company that fosters an intimate work environment (as you may characteristically find in small local brokerage companies), while boasting a sophisticated roster of exclusive listings and strong, working relationships with influential NYC developers (as you may characteristically find in large, corporate Manhattan-based firms). Our day-to-day activities are centered on the core principles of hard work, honesty, and professionalism. We strive to be a leader in Real Estate Marketing and garner respect from industry peers, in the areas of market presence, market knowledge, community activism, and customer service.

BakerHostetler

BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, our nearly 900 lawyers litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clients’ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth. We have five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Tax. BakerHostetler’s Real Estate team has a history of getting projects developed and deals done. Our real estate attorneys have deep capabilities in finance, development, acquisition, disposition, and leasing, and our firm has the multidisciplinary strengths to solve all the complex contractual, environmental, and tax problems that can arise in single-use or multi-use developments. We regularly work on multimillion-dollar and complex mixed-used projects throughout the U.S. and internationally. Many of our clients have been with us for decades, and they value our deep understanding of their industry, whether it is hospitality, mixed-use or master-planned communities, multi-family, or affordable housing. We handle complex real estate matters for a diverse client base across the spectrum of U.S. industries—energy, transportation, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, sports and entertainment, banking, and many others.

CIT

Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE:CIT) is a financial holding company with approximately $35 billion in financing and leasing assets. It provides financing, leasing and advisory services to its clients and their customers across more than 30 industries. CIT maintains leadership positions in middle market lending, factoring, retail and equipment finance, as well as aerospace, equipment and rail leasing. CIT’s U.S. bank subsidiary CIT Bank (Member FDIC), BankOnCIT.com, offers a variety of savings options designed to help customers achieve their financial goals.

Dashlocker

DashLocker is drastically changing the laundry/drycleaning industry by putting high tech lockers into common areas of buildings. They are installed free with no need for any utility hook ups.  Add this innovative “virtual concierge” to your buildings and give your residents the convenience of doing laundry/drycleaning 24/7 in their slippers!  The process is simple: load clothes into locker and our green cleaner will do the rest.  Other cleaners have limited store hours, dirty storefronts, nonexistent customer service.  DashLocker is a different; we’re committed to transparency, accountability, communication. Over 2,000 customers are doing this with DashLocker. Your residents can be too!

It is widely said that information is power. But it’s not just the information that empowers you, it’s how you harness that information to your advantage. EMPOWER was founded on that principle. While there seems to be a plethora of information available from many different sources, the information is nearly useless and provides little benefit to real estate professionals unless used properly. EMPOWER was formed by a team of technology and real estate professionals with over 10 years of technology solution development and NYC Real estate management experience. Our partners have developed technology solutions to manage business processes for financial institutions, feature film productions, and law firms, all of which have revolutionized work-flow and resulted in real bottom-line results.

Fidelity National Title

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), is a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services, specialty insurance and information services. FNF is the nation’s largest title insurance company through its title insurance underwriters – Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title and Alamo Title – that collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States. FNF offers unmatched protection for our residential and commercial properties with the largest claims reserve in the industry. Our financial strength and claims-paying ability are second to none for the security of our policy holders.

 

First National Title

 

New York City-based First Nationwide Title Agency (FNTA) is one of the country’s preeminent full-service commercial and residential real estate title insurance agencies offering unrivaled expertise in the Greater New York marketplace, nationally and worldwide to owners, managers, developers and lenders.  Known throughout the industry for the experience, service, customer support and depth of knowledge of its underwriters, FNTA is led by industry veteran, Steven M. Napolitano.

IRA Services

IRA Services Trust Company is a state-chartered and regulated trust company with offices in San Carlos, California. IRA Services Trust has been dedicated to providing custody and administration services for real estate, trust deeds, promissory notes, private equity and other private placements held in Traditional, Roth, SEP and SIMPLEIRAs.

With over 40,000 accounts holding over $4 billion of alternative and traditional assets, IRA Services Trust has over 30 years of expertise in efficiently and expertly assisting self-directed investors with their alternative investments.

Our service is exceptional. Our fees are reasonable.

For more information or to open an account, visit www.iraservices.com. To speak with a self-directed IRA specialist, call 1-800-248-8447.

Jack Jaffa

Jack Jaffa & Associates, leaders in the violation removal industry, offer a wide range of real estate counseling services which include the handling of ECB hearings, DOB, HPD, DOH, DOT, DSNY, FDNY, and DEP violations, corrections and settlements, tax incentive programs, cost segregation services, lead-paint testing, and permit expertise. Their proprietary early notification alert system, NYC3, allows the monitoring of the entire life-cycle of a violation remotely. Jack Jaffa & Associates is dedicated to providing innovative solutions that help clients make smarter, more educated administrative property management decisions so that costly judgments against their real estate assets are avoided.

 

Kramer Levin

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel is a full service law firm with offices in New York, Silicon Valley and Paris. The firm has over 50 real estate, land use and environmental lawyers dedicated to development in New York City and around the country. U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers ranked the firm’s Real Estate and Land Use practices in the top tier for both national and New York practices. The Land Use Department is the largest, and one of the most sophisticated, land use practices in New York City. The Department handles all aspects of predevelopment approvals and transactions, including zoning changes, special permits, variances, landmarks proceedings, air rights transfers, tax abatements and economic development initiatives. The Department’s 16 lawyers and 2 planners have been involved in most of the major development projects in New York City over the past thirty years, and clients benefit from the depth and scope of their experience.

LandlordsNY.com

LandlordsNY is a virtual and free network exclusively for NY landlords and property managers that provides a platform for obtaining free advice from industry experts, trusted vendor referrals, and a private forum to communicate with your peers, as well as a host of additional resources to help you run your business successfully.

Madison Realty Capital is an institutionally backed commercial real estate investment firm focusing on debt in the middle market throughout the United States.

Madison Realty Capital focuses on:

  • Originating loans
  • Purchasing performing and non-performing loans

Founded in 1991, Meridian Capital Group, LLC is one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate finance and advisory firms. Meridian has arranged more than $120 billion of commercial real estate debt, including more than 27,500 transactions in 42 states. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Florida and California. Working with a broad array of capital providers, Meridian arranges financing for transactions ranging from $500,000 to more than $500 million for multifamily, co-op, office, retail, hotel, mixed-use, industrial, healthcare, student housing, self-storage and construction properties. www.meridiancapital.com.

MNS

The brokerage formed by the merger of The Developers Group and The Real Estate Group in 2009 is rebranding itself with a new name – the more concise and consumer-friendly MNS, which stands for ‘marketing and sales.’ MNS is growing and will open its second Manhattan office at 189 Eighth Avenue in Chelsea on June 1. The expansion will bring the three-office brokerage to a sales force of over 125 agents focusing on new developments, resale and rentals. The company’s third office is located on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. MNS currently represents over $1 billion in exclusive listings comprising over 1,000 apartment units in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. The firm is reporting remarkable sales activity at the city’s two largest condominium communities – The Edge in Williamsburg and One Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights. MNS is also instituting VOW, or Virtual Office Website, which will enable customers and agents to search all of the industry’s listings provided directly by REBNY.

NYWM

New York Water Management has successfully reduced clients’ water bills by millions of dollars. Many have benefited from NYWM’s services in obtaining savings through reducing outstanding water bills, but NYWM has been especially successful in obtaining credits via computation billing errors on accounts with paid up bills. In addition to this service, NYWM guides clients through the meter installation program that the DEP is conducting, and provide a full analysis of the potential difference. A further service that New York Water Management offers is the sub-metering of stores and the billing of these sub-meters on a quarterly based period.

NBBJ

NBBJ is a different kind of design practice, one that helps our clients drive innovation by creating highly productive, sustainable spaces that free people to live, learn, work and play as they were meant to. The world’s leading organizations look to our experts to help them design environments that disrupt the status quo and effect real, meaningful change at all levels. We make news by partnering with like-minded companies named “Most Innovative” by Fast Company including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, and Tencent. Our clients also include institutional leaders such as Cambridge University, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, NYU Medical Center and Stanford University.

NYSERDA

NYSERDA offers a portfolio of programs and incentives for owners, facility managers, developers, and condo-co-op boards of multifamily buildings with five or more units in New York State. These programs make it easier to assess, fund, implement, and measure energy efficiency upgrades that improve building performance and save money.

Red Hook Construction

Red Hook Construction Group is a Site Work, Demolition, Environmental Remediation, Asbestos Removal, and Concrete company that perform work ranging from deep excavations to high rises. We specialize in demolition, underpinning, foundations and utility work including drainage, water, and sewer. Red Hook’s proactive management style is geared to complete projects on schedule and under budget. As a result of our performance we have been awarded additional work from the majority of our clients.

Every single day across the five boroughs of New York City, tenants call 311 to file new complaints, overdue equipment inspections incur penalties, significant hearings are missed, and city agencies issue thousands of new violations and fines. Real Estate compliance in New York City has never been tougher, and only SiteCompli provides the breakthrough technology, expertise and resources needed to stay ahead of critical and costly compliance issues.

Steven Winter Associates

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. provides research, consulting and advisory services to improve commercial, residential and multifamily built environments for private and public sector clients. We specialize in energy, sustainability and accessibility consulting as well as certification, research & development and compliance services. Our engineers and architects have led the way since 1972 in the development of best practices to achieve high performance buildings. As a matter of course, we collaborate with our clients to produce the most cost-effective and innovative solutions.

Tarter Krinsky and Drogin

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP is a full-service law firm dedicated to smart counsel and strong client relationships.  We offer the diverse practice areas of a large firm, coupled with superior service and personal attention.  We are distinguished by the breadth and depth of our experience and by a level of sophistication unusual for a firm of our size. From start-up companies to established institutions, our clients are leaders and innovators in their industries, and we take pride in the trust and confidence they place in our firm.  We represent a wide variety of businesses, including professional service firms, wholesalers and distributors, manufacturing and trading companies, retailers, real estate developers and owners, e-commerce and technology companies, health care providers, insurance companies and financial institutions.  Our clients value our professionalism and responsiveness and appreciate the benefits of our efficient, cost-conscious approach to the practice of law.

United Realty

Established by veteran real estate investor, Jacob Frydman, the United Realty Group of Companies provides a full service real estate investment platform. United Realty makes direct investments in commercial real estate assets across the capital stack and provides fee-based, independent strategic advice as third-party real estate advisors. The United Realty Capital Markets group provides, services in connection with the origination and refinancing of debt, as well as advice in connection with joint venture or equity financing opportunities, as well tax advantaged sale transactions. Building on its founder’s successful track record of more than $1 billion in commercial real estate transactions through multiple real estate investment cycles, United Realty leverages the experience and financial acumen of its management team to capitalize on investment opportunities in commercial real estate assets, including investments in distressed or underperforming properties that can benefit from repositioning, redevelopment and other value-enhancing initiatives.

View Glass

We are a company on a mission. We believe that View Dynamic Glass will create entirely new possibilities to elevate occupant experience, and change the way we think about architectural design. We will help produce buildings with the expansive views we crave, with abundant natural light, and greater occupant comfort. And conserve energy at the same time. View has assembled a diverse team of entrepreneurs, partners and investors, developing cutting edge technology, that is fuelling a dramatic shift in building design…Living buildings that delight occupants and harmonize with the environment.

W Financial Fund

W Financial Fund, LP is a real estate focused, asset-based lending fund which sources, originates and services a portfolio comprised of short-term, special-situation first mortgage bridge loans with an excellent eleven year track record. W Financial seeks attractive bridge loan opportunities primarily for the acquisition of assets in transition, borrowers with time-sensitive needs, and originates loans combining compelling features such as strong location and sponsorship, favorable acquisition cost and unique demand drivers. Focusing on originating $500,000 – $30 million loans with terms of one to two years (a market segment that provides the best yields and the greatest number of prospective loan opportunities) allows the Fund to be very selective and to achieve greater portfolio diversification. The Fund offers investors a high level of transparency and has a clear, straightforward and effective strategy.