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Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

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The 6th annual RealInsight Construction & Development Forum is a premium conference that brings together the Tri-state area’s senior development and construction executives to translate key challenges into profitable opportunities, as well as explore emerging trends influencing and disrupting the industry. Now in its sixth year, this event consistently gathers the region’s leading developers, contractors, architects and other industry professionals for a day of networking, idea sharing and deal-making.

Who Speaks

Speakers at the New York Construction & Development Forum are senior executives, such as top developers, contractors, architects and other industry professionals from the greater New York City region, as well as a curated selection of industry leaders from organizations that impact construction and design.

Past speakers include:

Melissa Burch

Melissa Burch
Executive General Manager
Lendlease Development

Tommy Craig

Tommy Craig
Senior Managing Director

Marc Holliday

Marc Holliday
Chief Executive Officer
SL Green Realty

Jon Kalikow

Jon Kalikow
Gamma Real Estate

Richard Kalikow

N. Richard Kalikow
Chairman & CEO
Gamma Real Estate

Simon Koster

Simon Koster
JDS Development Group

Scott Rechler

Scott Rechler
CEO & Chairman
RXR Realty

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan F.P. Rose
Jonathan Rose Companies

Larry Silverstein

Larry Silverstein
Silverstein Properties

Maria Torres-Springer

Maria Torres-Springer

Steve Witkoff

Steve Witkoff
Chairman & CEO

  • Scott Alper, President & CIO, Witkoff
  • Eric Brody, Principal & Director – Construction, Wonder Works Construction
  • Steven Charney, Chairman, Peckar & Abramson
  • Ali Chaudry, Chief Development Officer, AECOM
  • Jeff Davis, VP – Development, L & L Holding
  • Jonathan Drescher, SVP – Project Development, The Durst Organization
  • Michael Evans, President, Moynihan Station Development
  • John Fish, Chief Executive Officer, Suffolk Construction Company
  • Matthew Frank, SVP – Development, HCP
  • Thomas Graham, President – New York Metro Division, Landsea Homes
  • Peter Guthrie, Head of Design & Construction, DDG
  • John Gilbert, COO & EVP, Rudin Management Company
  • Miriam Harris, Executive Vice President, Trinity Place Holdings
  • Sarah Hawkins, Senior Managing Director, Hines
  • James Hedden, Senior Managing Director – Development, Rose Associates
  • Kevin Hoo, Founder & Managing Partner, Cove Property Group
  • Moshe Itzhakov, Chief of Staff to the CEO, The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, New York City Planning Commission
  • Simon Koster, Principal, JDS Development Group
  • Janno Lieber, Chief Development Officer, MTA
  • David Linehan, Development Manager, Lotus Equity Group
  • Michael Maturo, President & CFO, RXR Realty
  • Emmett McCann, Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management
  • Joe McMillan, CEO & Chairman, DDG
  • Toby Moskovits, CEO & Founder, Heritage Equity Partners
  • Mary Murphy, Director – Planning & Regional Development, Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • Shari Natovitz, SVP – Risk Management, Silverstein Properties
  • Clare Newman, Chief of Staff & EVP, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
  • David Pfeffer,Partner, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
  • Gregg Popkin, President, RFR Realty
  • Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President, RXR Realty
  • Rosemary Scanlon, Divisional Dean Emeritus, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
  • Frank Sciame, Jr., CEO & Chairman, Sciame Construction
  • Robert Schiffer, Managing Director, SL Green
  • Carlo Scissura, President & CEO, New York Building Congress
  • Stewart Steeves, CEO, LaGuardia Gateway Partners
  • Rosie Taravella, Regional CEO, American Red Cross of Central NY
  • Simon Wasserberger, Managing Director, Equity Office
  • Phil Watkins, Principal, Megalith Capital Management
  • Steven Winter, Vice President, Related
  • Michael Witek, EVP – Construction, Naftali Group
  • Lauren Witkoff, EVP – Sales & Marketing, Witkoff
Who Attends

The RealInsight Construction & Development Forum brings together the industry’s most knowledgeable and influential experts for a day of networking, idea sharing and deal-making.

Past attending companies include:

  • 5 Arch
  • Accordant Company
  • Agime Group
  • Alloy
  • Arkhouse Partners
  • AvalonBay
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Development
  • Cammeby’s International
  • Capital Investments & Development
  • Carmel Partners
  • CetraRuddy Architecture DPC
  • Chartered Properties
  • City Bay Capital
  • CNYC Realty
  • Colliers Project Management
  • Columbia University
  • Commodore Construction
  • County Construction Corporation
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • DDG
  • Durst Organization
  • Empire State Development
  • EY
  • Friend Development Group
  • FXCollaborative Architects
  • Gamma Real Estate
  • Genesis Companies
  • Graham Company
  • Greystone Bassuk
  • Hauptman Realty
  • HDR
  • Helm Equities
  • Henegan Construction
  • Hines
  • HK Organization
  • Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Hycrete
  • IBI Group
  • Intertek-ATI
  • Ironstate Development
  • JCRA Financial
  • JDS Development
  • Jonathan Rose Companies
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Kaufman Organization
  • KBKG
  • Kiska Developers
  • Lendlease Development
  • Lettire Construction
  • Lockton Companies
  • Lower Manhattan Development
  • Lutron
  • Macerich
  • Madison Commercial Real Estate
  • Mamais Construction
  • MBP
  • Megalith Capital Management
  • Midtown Contracting
  • MTA
  • New Amsterdam Design Associates
  • New York Building Congress
  • Northwell Health
  • Oaktree Capital
  • Oxford Properties
  • Paradigm Associates
  • Pennoni
  • Posillico
  • PRC
  • Richman Group Development
  • Rose Associates
  • Roux
  • Rudin Management
  • RXR Realty
  • SL Green Realty
  • Stellar
  • Suffolk Construction Company
  • Thor Equities
  • Tishman Speyer
  • Troutman Sanders
  • Turner & Townsend
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Urban Realty Partners
  • Watermark Designs
  • WeWork
  • XIN Development Group International
  • ZGF Architects
Tarter Krinsky Drogin

The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
40th Floor
250 Greenwich Street
New York City

Map & Directions

New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich St.
New York City

About the Venue


For 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community.

Throughout its history, the Academy’s Membership has featured thinkers and innovators from all walks of life, including U.S. Presidents Jefferson and Monroe, Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, Margaret Mead, and many more. Today, the Academy numbers over 20,000 Members in 100+ countries, with a President’s Council that includes 30 Nobel Laureates, and a distinguished Board of Governors comprised of leaders from business, academia, and philanthropy.

Who Sponsors

Sponsors of the RealInsight Construction & Development Forum are typically industry vendors and service providers, such as attorneys, CPAs, brokers, lenders, architects, and many others looking to secure new business from medium to large sized multifamily portfolios.

Aggressive Energy
Bright Power
BP Group
Cole Schotz
Dattner Architects
EJ Electrical
Gamma Real Estate
Kramer Levin
Peckar Abramson
Pembroke Ives
Perkins Will
Rosenberg Estis
Welby Brady Greenblatt
YSG Solar
Tarter Krinsky Drogin
Thornton Thomasetti
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