NYC Network Group: 10th Annual NYC Real Estate Expo

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NYC Network Group: 10th Annual NYC Real Estate Expo

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (All day)


NYC Real Estate Expo will hold its 10th annual event April 2018 at the NY Hilton (Midtown) 1335 Avenue of the Americas - NYC, NY 10019.  The event will bring together top commercial and residential real estate professionals for a day of networking, panel discussions and exhibiting.

You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to rub elbows with the ‘Who’s Who’ real estate and related fields. Educational sessions and panel discussions with key industry leaders and influencers will take place in the 3 lecture halls throughout the day.

The sessions will offer:

  • reflections on the state and future market
  • need-to-know trends
  • advice for implementing new technologies and strategies
  • and much, much more

This event will enable you and your team to meet top performers including brokers, bankers, mortgage companies, attorneys, investors, developers, landlords, insurances companies, accounting firms, management firms, marketing and social media experts, and the lists goes on and on…

For more information: NYC Network Group: 10th Annual NYC Real Estate Expo




OrganizerAnthony KazazisCall (646) 210-2545
OrganizerJulie DuquetCall (914) 924-0354


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

7:30 AM

Network  | Continental Breakfast


Ariel Properties (Panel TBD)

8:55 AM   

Michael Stoler  |  Oh Crystal Ball: What can we expect for 2018

Co-working, CMBS, co-living, e-commerce, micro apartments and smaller offices, crowdfunding, alternative lenders, tax reform and the economy. Those are just some of the topics to be discussed by Michael Stoler, Managing Director, Madison Realty Capital, President, New York Real Estate TV LLC, television host and radio commentator.

9:15 AM   

Great is the goal… How we doing’?  

CRE leaders and economists from New York’s top real estate firms discuss the year in review since the 2017 Presidential election. We’ll focus on Macro and Micro Economics and Geopolitical factors impacting the Commercial Real Estate market in the New York Metro area and the U.S. to help you shape your 2018 goals.

Moderator: Jim Carolan | Partner | Zuckerman Gore Brandeis & Crossman, LLP


  • James Moran | Chief Strategy Officer | Global Head of Valuation and & Advisory, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Hugh Kelly, PhD, CRE }Principal | Hugh Kelly Real Estate Economics
  • Heidi Learner | Chief Economist | Savills Studley
  • David A Levy | Chairman | The Jerome Levy Forecasting Center LLC
  • Ryan Severino, CFA | Chief Economist | Jone Lang Lasall
  • Lawrence Yun | Chief Economist  |  National Association of REALTORS

10:00 AM

Block Chain (Description to follow) 

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11:00 AM

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12:00 PM 

Topic & Write-up (TBD)   

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1:00 PM

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2:00 PM

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3:00 PM

EB-5 (Description to follow)  

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4:00 PM

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