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IREM Luncheon

April 12--The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management will host their monthly luncheon meeting, featuring keynote speaker Amanda Burden, chair of the New York City Planning Commission, at the New York Helmsley Hotel, 212 East 42nd Street, New York City from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A complimentary networking cocktail hour is included and will be sponsored by MacInnis, Ward & Associates. The cost to attend the luncheon is $65 members; $130 non-members. Call 212-944-9445.

National Realty Club Luncheon

April 18--The National Realty Club next luncheon will feature a panel entitled "Gentrification of the Boroughs." It will be held at the Williams Club, 24 E. 39th St. in New York City. The panel will feature: Petr Stand, principal, Magnusson Architecture and Planning; Deborah Kenyon, COO, L&M Equity; and Christine Procida, senior vice president, Procida Realty & Construction Co.

Green Ground Zero

April 18--As part of an eight-part lecture series in conjunction with its 2006 exhibit "Green Towers for New York: From Visionary to Vernacular," The Skyscraper Museum presents "Green Ground Zero." Randall Croxton, author of the Sustainable Design Guidelines Reference Manual for WTC Redevelopment Projects, assembles colleagues to discuss extending a green metropolitan model. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Donnell Library Center at 20 W. 53rd St. in New York City. Cost: Members--$5; Nonmembers--$10.

ICSC's New York and New Jersey Next Generation

April 19--The ICSC's New York and New Jersey Next Generation reception held at the Gotham Comedy Club at 208 W. 23rd St. in New York City from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., will feature a panel called "Hot New Trends: Mixed-Use Development." Speakers include: John Swagerty, project manager, Forest City Ratner, Greg Saunders, partner, Philips International, Ken A. Schwartz, AICP, principal, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. and Jim Lester, vice president of Commercial Real Estate, Forest City Ratner. Cost: $30 in advance, $45 at the door. Go to for more info.

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: $375. Additional information is available at

Eminent Domain Panel

April 26--The Urban Land Institute is sponsoring an Eminent Domain panel entitled "The Kelo Backlash--Impacts to New York City Development." Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The event will be held at The University Club, One West 54th St. in New York City. Call 800-321-5011.

SMPS-LI Workshops

April 26--The Society for Marketing Professional Services--Long Island chapter will host two half-day workshops for enhancing presentation skills. The first program is "The Human Connection: Present Powerfully with Graphics" from 8:00 (including a full breakfast) to Noon by Carol Doscher, president of Graceworks, Inc. The second program is "Unleash the Power of Graphic Design: Look Your Best" from Noon (including lunch) to 4 p.m. by Carolyn Bligh of Bligh Graphics. Both programs will be held at the Milleridge Inn, 585 N. Broadway, Jericho, N.Y. Cost to attend both workshops: Members: $165; Non-members: $200. 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 to be held on April 27, 2006 in the Grand Ballroom, Waldorf Astoria. Gural, a leader in the industry, 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.

General Applications Course 320

April 27, 28 and 29 and May 4, 5 and 6--The Long Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is sponsoring General Applications Course 320 (New York State Equivalent Level G-2.) This course will be held at the Marriott Residence Inn at 9 Gerhard Rd. in Plainview, N.Y. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures, and Basic Income Capitalization,, or an equivalent educational background is required. Cost: Members--$475; Nonmembers--$545. Email

Federation of NY Housing Cooperatives and Condominiums Conference

April 29--The Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives and Condominiums will present its annual, one-day, educational conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LaGuardia Crowne Plaza, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., Queens, N.Y. The seminar topics include "Through The Looking Glass: Replacing Your Windows," "Enclosing Terraces and Alternative Front Door Entrances;" "Setting the Record Straight: The Latest Legislation and Court Rulings and How They Affect Your Co-op and Condo;" and "Environmental Concerns: Mold, Lead Paint and Pest Infestation." Cost: Members of affiliated cooperative organization--$65; Non-members--$125. Call 718-760-7540.

National Realty Club Luncheon

May 1--Woody Heller, executive managing director and group head at Studley, will speak at the next National Realty Club luncheon at the Williams Club, 24 E. 39th St. in New York City. Cost: Members--$40; Non-members--$80. Call 212-551-1013.

AREW Luncheon

May 2--Amanda M. Burden, chair of the New York City Planning Commission and director of the Department of City Planning, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon of the Association of Real Estate Women (AREW). Burden will discuss economic development initiatives she has spearheaded with comprehensive urban design master plans designed to catalyze commercial and residential development throughout the city. The luncheon will be held at Club 101, 101 Park Ave. at 40th St. in New York City. An hour of networking begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the luncheon and program. Cost: Members--Free; Non-members--$100. Reservations can be made online at

American Land Continuing Legal Education

May 2 and 9--American Land Services is sponsoring a continuing legal education course entitled "The Purchase and Sale of Residential Real Estate From All Angles." This two-part class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to Noon at 1601 Broadway in New York City. Cost: Free. Call 212-239-1000.

Tax Deferred Exchange Seminar

May 3--Asset Preservation, Inc. will presents a three-hour CLE/CPE/CE [section] 1031 seminar titled "The Power of Strategy: Mastering Advanced [section] 1031 Concepts." The speaker will be Pamela A. Michaels, Esquire, northeast division manager, Asset PreservaCall 800-770-1069.

B'nai B'rith Luncheon

May 3--Charles S. Cohen, president, Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation, 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 "Breathing New Life into Commercial Properties." Cost: $55 in advance; $65 at the door. Email

5th Annual ICREW Golf Classic

May 4--The New Jersey chapter of Industrial Commercial Real Estate Women, Inc. will hold its 5th Annual ICREW Golf Classic at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, N.J. to benefit Saint Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center. ICREW is currently accepting registration for the event, which is limited to 100 golfers and 45 participants in the golf clinic. Email

Skyscraper Museum's Annual Benefit Reception

May 8--Douglas Durst, developer and environmentalist, will be honored at The Skyscraper Museum's annual benefit reception, the 2006 Making New York History Awards. The reception will take place at the Museum, at 39 Battery PI. in Battery Park City from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more info email

Long Island Appraisal Institute Seminar

May 8--The Long Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute presents a full-day seminar on FHA and the New Residential Appraisal Forms. It will be held at the Marriott Residence Inn at 9 Gerhard Rd., Plainview, N.Y. from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All attending will earn a seven hour appraiser continuing education credit. Cost: Members--$175; Non-members--$225. Email

IREM Course

May 8 to 10 and 18 to 20--The Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) will conduct a course titled "Successful Site Management" from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The New York City location will be announced at a later date. Cost: Members--$740; Non-members--$895. Call 212-944-9445.

PWC's Salute to Women of Achievement

May 10--Professional Women in Construction will hold their Salute to Women of Achievement at The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave. in New York City from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Guest of Honor will be Patricia Lancaster, commissioner, NYC Department of Buildings. Other honorees are: Patricia Hunt, director of Real Estate & Facilities, Day Berry & Howard; Maria Rosenfeld, vice president, Project Management, The Moinian Group; Flora Ramos, project manager, Tishman Construction Corporation; and Dolly Williams, CEO, A. Williams Construction. Cost: $195. Email

AREW "Man of the Year" Breakfast

May 10--For the first time in the Association of Real Estate Women's 28-year history, AREW has named a Man of the Year: Bruce Mosler, president and CEO of Cushman and Wakefield. Mosler will be honored at a breakfast at the Pierre Hotel, Fifth Ave. and 61st St. from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Alair Townsend, publisher, Crain's New York Business, will be the guest speaker. Cost: Members--$125; Nonmembers--$150. Email

NYBC Luncheon

May 11--The New York Building Congress hosts its 85th Anniversary Leadership Awards in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas. The event honors Deputy Mayor Daniel L. Doctoroff, Skanska USA Civil President/CEO Salvatore Mancini, and world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, Principal, Festina Lente LLC. The event commences with a reception at 11:30 a.m., followed by luncheon and program at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $350. Call 212-843-1701/212-481-9230.

"The Seven Elements of a Successful Marketing Effort"

May 11--The Westchester Affiliate of SMPS New York Area Chapter will be holding an evening program from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Rye Free Reading Room focusing on how firms can market effectively. If your marketing effort fails to achieve the results you desire, you may be lacking one or more of the basic elements. This event will provide you with the guidelines you need by which you can measure your marketing effectiveness. Sally Handley, FSMPS, president of Sally Handley, Inc., will be the event speaker for this evening program. Cost: Members--$30; Non-members--$40. Go to

CEO Conference for Architecture, Design & Construction Management Firms

May 11 and 12--After a long economic drought in the building industry, now that every design and construction firm is working over capacity, there comes a new set of problems: How can we deal with the over-heated current situation? How can we fund growth and still retain profits? Keep employees from being lured away by competitors? Have something left over to enjoy the return of prosperity? These questions--featured in the annual CEO Survey run by A/EFCG and The Greenway Group--are the basis for this year's CEO Conference for Architecture, Design & Construction Management Firms. This year's conference will be held at the New York Yacht Club in New York City. Check www.greenwaycon for more information.

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