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NYARM Seminar

February 22--The New York Association of Realty Managers is holding its monthly membership meeting and CEU Credit Seminar at Rosie O'Grady's at 7th Avenue and West 52hd Street in New York City. "Water & Sewer" will be the topic. The seminar begins at 2:30 p.m., with networking from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and dinner from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: Members--$65; Non-members--$130. Call 212-216-0654.

Skyrocketing Energy Costs and How to Pay for Them

Feb. 23--Wentworth Property Management will sponsor a free seminar entitled "Skyrocketing Energy Costs and How to Pay for Them," from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at JFK, located at 151-20 Baisley Street in Jamaica, Queens. Valet parking is available for $5. Panelists include Robert Mellina, partner with the accounting firm of Zeidman, Lackowitz, Prisand & Co.; Steven Hyatt, executive vice president of Wentworth; John Guidone, vice president of Keyspan; and Tom Marzella, lead account executive of Keyspan. The evening will be moderated by Matt Kovner, founder of the Cooperator, the monthly magazine for apartment boards, managers and owners. Snacks and soft drinks will be served. Please call 718-332-0777 to register.

NYREI Program

Feb. 23--Doff de Roos, the nation's preeminent Real Estate investor, acclaimed author and highly sought-after international speaker and educator, will speak at The New York Real Estate Institute at 139 W. 35th St. in New York City. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Email

Tax Deferred Exchange Seminar

March 1--Asset Preservation, Inc. presents a three CLE/CPE/CE [section] 1031 seminar titled "The Power of Strategy: Mastering Advanced [section]1031 Concepts." It will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street, New York City. Cost: Free. RSVP to 800-770-1069.

Emerging Leaders Committee Meeting

March 1--Barry Habib will give a presentation entitled "The Art of Presentation & Negotiation" at the upcoming Emerging Leaders Committee meeting. A networking reception will be held afterwards. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at Hilton Woodbridge at 120 Wood Avenue South in Iselin, N.J. Cost: Members--free; Nonmembers--$10.

B'nai B'rith Luncheon

March 1--Daniel J. Kaplan, managing partner, FXFOWLE Architects, will speak at the B'nai B'rith Real Estate Unit Luncheon to be held at noon at the Cornell Club, 6 E. 44th St., in New York City. His topic is "The New and Expanded Javits Center--The Architect's Preview." Cost: $55 in advance; $65 at the door. Call 212-885-7239.

UJA-Federation Luncheon

March 1--The UJA-Federation of New York's Real Estate and Allied Trades Division's Young Real Estate Executives will honor Brian J. Neilinger, managing director in the Real Estate Finance Group at CIBC World Market Corp., at its annual luncheon at The Pierre, Fifth Avenue at 61st Street, New York City. Event chairs will be Edmond Levy of Cornerstone Property Group and Eric Meyers of GVA Williams. REX chairs are Howard Glatzer of The City Investment Fund, L.P. and Lynn Zises of Associated Venture Management Corp. The even begins at 11:15 a.m. Cost: $165. Email

CoreNet Dinner

March 2--CoreNet Global New York City Chapter will hold its 15th annual dinner, with a theme of "Building Blocks for a Better New York," at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60, in New York City. The dinner will begin and end with networking, kicking off with the traditional cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, and dessert and coffee buffet. Individual tickets are $500 for CoreNet members and $600 for nonmembers. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit CoreNet Global New York City Chapter's many programs, including educational seminars, conferences, symposiums, roundtable discussions, luncheons and networking events. Contact Gerry Diamond at 212-348-1584.

Advanced Applications. New York State Equivalent Level Cr3

March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11--The Long Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is sponsoring an Advanced Applications course, New York State Equivalent Level G-3. The class will be held at the Marriott Residence Inn at 9 Gerhard Rd. in Plainview, N.Y. Topics: Leased fee valuation; demand forecasting; prospective values; subdivision analysis; highest and best use analysis; advanced topics. Cost: Members/Associates/Affiliates--$495; All others--$565. Email

Appraisal Course 400

March 3--The Long Island Appraisal Institute is offering Course 400. a seven-hour National USPAP update course. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Citibank Conference Center in EAB Plaza in Uniondale, N.Y. Cost: Course 400/Members/Associates/Affiliates--$195; Course 400/Non-members-$210.

AREW Luncheon

March 7--Larry Silverstein, President and CEO of Silverstein Properties, Inc., will speak at the next Association of Real Estate Women luncheon. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and will take place at Club 101 at 101 Park Ave. in New York City. Cost: Members--Free; Nonmembers--$100.

Tenement Museum's 18th Anniversary Gala

March 8--The Lower East Side Tenement Museum's 18th Anniversary Gala will celebrate the museum's success and visionary work. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Waldorf Astoria at 301 Park Ave. in New York City. Cost: $750 to $2,500. Call 212-431-0233, ext. 251.

New Urbanism Group Meeting

March 9--At the next meeting of the NY/NJ Congress for the New Urbanism group, Eric Fang (Street-Works) and Peter Cavaluzzi (Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn) will present Arverne-by-the-Sea, a mixed-use, redevelopment project in Rockaway Peninsula, Queens, an $800 million, transit-oriented development. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at Dewey, Ballantine LLP, 1301 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. Email

Academy of the Arts Gala

March 13--At the 21st annual gala of the Academy of the Arts of Guild Hall in East Hampton, Steven Schwarzman, chairman, CEO and co-founder of The Blackstone Group, will receive a lifetime achievement award. This event will be held at the Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Cocktails are at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets start at $1,500. Email for more information.

YM/WREA Luncheon

March 14--Norman

Sturner of Murray Hill Properties will speak at the Young Men's/Women's Real Estate Association's March luncheon. The event will be held at the University Club at One West 54th Street in New York City. Email for more information.


March 15--The Society of Marketing Professional Services New York Area Chapter will present a panel discussion entitled "Designing for the healthcare industry--The latest trends." Panelists for this discussion include George Mejias, director of Design & Construction Facilities Management Division at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Phil Robinson, head of Facilities at New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation; and Jeff Kraut, head of Strategic Planning North Shore Long Island Jewish. The panel will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Penn Club of New York at 30 W. 44th St. in New York City. Cost: Members--$65; Non-members--$80. Email:

The Cooperator's 19th Annual Co-op & Condo Expo

March 16--This year's highly anticipated 19th Annual Co-op & Condo Expo, which will include 220 booths, will be held at the New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas. Seminars will cover such topics as the future of the mortgage market, the future of wireless communication, cost-saving energy strategies, solving lawsuit problems and working with designers. Sponsors include Time Warner Cable, Con Edison of New York, Meridian Capital Group, the Law offices of Stark & Stark and Sygrove Associates Design Group, Inc. Admission is free, but organizers request that guests pre-register via the Web site at The exhibition floors will be in Americas Hails I and II at The New York Hilton, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the seminars held on the third floor in the Rhinelander Room.

2006 Construction & Transportation Industry Luncheon

March 22--The 2006 Construction & Transportation Industry Luncheon will be held at the Hilton New York at 1335 Avenue of the Americas. The reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. Email or

PWC Awards Reception

March 22--Professional Women in Construction will hold its Annual Awards Reception: "Downtown Rising" from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave., In New York City. Recipients of project recognition are WTC Transportation Hub and 7 World Trade Center. PWC member recognition awards will be presented to Andy Frankl, IBEX Construction and Christine Flaherty, STV. Tickets are $225. Email:

Long Island Real Estate Group Breakfast Meeting

March 29--This event will take place from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Old Westbury Golf & Country Club in Old Westbury, N.Y. A major real estate investor with plans to enter the Long Island market will speak. Members only.

Cost: Free. Email:

NYU's 11th Annual REIT Symposium

April 24--"Consolidating. Going Private. Going Global." are the themes of the 11th Annual REIT Symposium, sponsored by the New York University Real Estate Institute and the NYU REIT Center. Michael D. Fascitelli, president of Vornado Realty Trust, will deliver the keynote address. D. Kenneth Patton, NYU-SCPS associate dean and director of the NYU Real Estate Institute and the Klara and Larry Silverstein professor of real estate, will present the NYU REI's annual Award for Innovation and Excellence. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. It will take place at Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 W. 44th St. in New York City. Cost: $675. Register at

Leadership and Legislative Summit

April 22 to 26--The annual Leadership and Legislative Summit of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) will be held from April 22 to 26 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington, DC. The event will feature interactive forums and committee meetings that focus on member interests ranging from chapter operations to legislative issues emerging at the state and local levels. At the conclusion of the Summit, IREM members will participate in Capitol Hill Visit Day, meeting with members of Congress. Cost: $325 until March 15 and $375 thereafter. Additional information is available at

Mann of the Year Awards

April 24--The Mann Foundation's first annual Mann of the Year Awards will honor professionals in real estate, apparel and fashion. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will take place at the Copacabana at 560 West 34th Street in New York City. Email

Realty Foundation

April 27--The Realty Foundation of New York will honor Jeffrey R. Gural as their "Man of the Year" at its annual luncheon on April 27, 2006 in the Grand Ballroom, Waldorf Astoria. Gural has been associated with the Foundation for many years and serves as vice president. For information regarding Journal advertising, please contact Patricia Frank at 212-697-3943.

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