Around Town: MDA Gala, NAIOP-NJ Annual Meeting

MDA Gala Jan. 10. 2017:  The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Muscle Team NYC is please

MDA Gala

Jan. 10. 2017:  The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Muscle Team NYC is pleased to announce it will host its 20th Anniversary gala at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The NYC Muscle Team Dinner Chairs and Managers will honor Edward V. Piccinich, Executive Vice President, SL Green Realty Corp. as the 2017 Coach. Additional honorees include  entertainer, Tony Orlando as the 2017 Russ Salzberg Champion of Hope, as well as Christopher Rosa, Ph.D., Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at The City University of New York, as the 2017 Champion of Spirit. For more information regarding sponsorship packages and tickets, please contact Caity Connolly, MDA Director of Business Development at 212.682.5272 or visit


Jan. 19: REBNY’s 121st Annual Banquet will be held at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan. Honorees include Carl Weisbrod, Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the New York City Department of City Planning; MaryAnne Gilmartin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Forest City Ratner Companies; Marc Holliday, Chief Executive Officer of SL Green Realty Corp; Jed Walentas, Chief Executive Officer of Two Trees Management Co; Peter Riguardi, President of the New York Tri-State Region for Jones Lang LaSalle; Bill Dacunto, Executive Vice President of Operations for Silverstein Properties and;  Lindsay Ornstein, Partner at Transwestern.  Cost is $1,200 per member. Contact: Maryann Aviles for information at or tel: 212-616-5241. Register at

Cocktail Party

Jan. 19:  AmTrust Title Insurance Company will host a cocktail reception at REBNY’s 121st Annual Banquet being held at the New York Hilton Hotel in Midtown on January 19 2017. Beginning at 6pm, the event will be co-hosted by Jason Gordon, president of AmTrust Title, and Steven Napolitano, senior executive vice president of AmTrust Title and President of the Direct Title Division.


Jan. 19: The NJ branch of the  National Association of Industrial and Office Properties will hold its Annual Meeting and Commercial Real Estate Outlook at Short Hills Hilton, 41 JFK Parkway, Short Hills, NJ, beginning at 5 p.m. Speakers are Andrew Nelson, Chief Economist for Colliers International, and Jeremy Snyder, director, United States-East for Tesla.  email

IREM Dinner & Awards

January 26: The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management is hosting their Annual Dinner & Awards on Thursday, January 26th at 230 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Cocktails at 6:30: dinner at 7:30. This year we honor Real Estate Person of the Year Diane Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer, Halstead Property; Certified Property Manager of the Year Sharon Hart Fanelli, General Manager, Cushman & Wakefield; Accredited Management Organization of the Year Colliers International & Industry Partner of the Year Ashokan Services. The event is sponsored by Durnan Group Managers; Mackoul & Associates and Greater NY Insurance Companies. The cost to attend is $200 per person. To register please visit or call 212.944.9445.

B’Nai B’Rith Luncheon

March 2: The next meeting will feature   a panel discussion on cyber security.   It will take place at  the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, Ivy Room. Registration can be made online at  or by sending a check payable to B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit to Aracelis Kuilan, BDO, 100 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY  10017, email :, Telephone:(212) 885-7239.


March 14-17, 2017: Global strategist Parag Khanna, an international relations expert and author, will keynote the 28th edition of the “world’s property market” to be held in Cannes, France. The annual real estate event gathers players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transaction through events, conferences and dedicated exhibition zones. The conference is organized by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions.


April 21: AIGA, the professional association for design, will host its Annual AIGA Awards Gala in partnership with its New York chapter at Pier Sixty, located at 23rd Street and the West Side Highway at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

Chaired by Brian Collins, CCO, Co-founder, COLLINS, Bobby C. Martin, Jr., Co-founder, OCD | The Original Champions of Design, and Christine Taylor, Creative Strategist, Licensing, Hallmark Cards, the event will celebrate the 2017 AIGA Medalists and raise funds to support AIGA programs and initiatives. Event partners include sponsors such as: Google, Facebook Design, DropBox, Pentagram, Lippincott, Chermayeff-Geismar, Atlantic Records, and IBM, among others. RFNY Party

April 27, 2017: The Realty Foundation of New York (RFNY) announced that Paul J. Massey Jr., who earlier this year launched his campaign to run as a Republican for Mayor of New York City, will be the guest of honor at the organization’s annual cocktail party. Beginning at 5:30 pm, the event will be held in the historic Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of Rockefeller Center.

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