Get Involved in NYCD 2020!

The 6th annual RealInsight New York Construction & Development Forum (NYCD) is a premium conference that brings together the New York 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 hundreds of the region’s leading developers, contractors, architects and other industry professionals for a day of networking, idea sharing and deal-making. Register today to secure the early registration rate. Rates go up when speakers are announced.

Speaking Inquiries:

Ajna Adams
(646) 701-7982
E-mail Me

Registration Questions:

Claudia Gutwirth
(646) 862-6125
E-mail Me

Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

Amber Collins
(646) 862-6133
E-mail Me

2020 Speakers
Juliet Cullen-Cheung

Juliet Cullen-Cheung
President
Steiner NYC

Bruce Eichner

Bruce Eichner
Chairman
Continuum Company

Sally Gilliland

Sally Gilliland
Principal
Hudson Companies

Miriam Harris

Miriam Harris
Executive Vice President
Trinity Place Holdings

Tim Haskin

Tim Haskin
Partner & Senior Managing Director
AECOM Capital

David Kronman

David Kronman
President & Partner
Cape Advisors

Melanie La Rocca

Melanie La Rocca
Commissioner
NYC Department of Buildings

Tom Wright

Tom Wright
President & CEO
Regional Plan Association

David Pfeffer

David Pfeffer
Partner
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin

Paul Rahimian

Paul Rahimian
Chief Executive Officer
Parkview Financial

Stuart Rosen

Stuart Rosen
Special Construction Counsel
Proskauer

2020 Speakers
  • Juliet Cullen-Cheung, President, Steiner NYC
  • Bruce Eichner, Chairman, Continuum Company
  • Sally Gilliland, Principal, Hudson Companies
  • Miriam Harris, Executive Vice President, Trinity Place Holdings
  • Tim Haskin, Partner & Senior Managing Director, AECOM Capital
  • David Kronman, President & Partner, Cape Advisors
  • Melanie La Rocca, Commissioner, NYC Department of Buildings
  • Tom Wright, President & CEO, Regional Plan Association
  • David Pfeffer, Partner, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
  • Paul Rahimian, Chief Executive Officer, Parkview Financial
  • Stuart Rosen, Special Construction Counsel, Proskauer
Featured Participants

Sarah Ashcroft

Rockefeller Group

Kate Bicknell

Oxford Properties Group

David Blumenfeld

Blumenfeld Development Group

Sam Charney

Charney Construction
& Development

Andy Cohen

BRP Companies

Brian Collins

Silverstein Properties

Jeff Dvorett

Midwood

Jed Lowry

Landsea Homes

Mac McCarty

Alloy LLC

Maria Masi

Brookfield

Michael Meyer

F&T Group

Martin Piazzola

AvalonBay Communities

Richard Resnick

Project Risk Consultants

Jessica Rothman

Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll
& Bertolotti

Mark Stagg

Stagg Group

Jeffrey Yachmetz

Slate Property Group

Featured Participants
  • Sarah Ashcroft, Northeast Region, Rockefeller Group
  • Kate Bicknell, Oxford Properties Group
  • David Blumenfeld, Blumenfeld Development Group
  • Sam Charney, Charney Construction and Development
  • Andy Cohen, BRP Companies
  • Brian Collins, Silverstein Properties
  • Jeff Dvorett, Midwood
  • Jed Lowry, Landsea Homes
  • Mac McCarty, Alloy LLC
  • Maria Masi, Brookfield
  • Michael Meyer, F&T Group
  • Martin Piazzola, AvalonBay Communities
  • Richard Resnick, Project Risk Consultants
  • Jessica Rothman, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti
  • Mark Stagg, Stagg Group
  • Jeffrey Yachmetz, Slate Property Group
Who Speaks

Speakers at the RealInsight 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
Hines

Marc Holliday

Marc Holliday
Chief Executive Officer
SL Green Realty

Richard Kalikow

N. Richard Kalikow
Chairman & CEO
Gamma Real Estate

Scott Rechler

Scott Rechler
CEO & Chairman
RXR Realty

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan F.P. Rose
President
Jonathan Rose Companies

Larry Silverstein

Larry Silverstein
Chairman
Silverstein Properties

Maria Torres-Springer

Maria Torres-Springer
Commmissioner
NYC HPD

Steve Witkoff

Steve Witkoff
Chairman & CEO
Witkoff

  • Scott Alper, President & CIO, Witkoff
  • Eric Brody, Principal & COO, Wonder Works Construction
  • Ali Chaudhry, Chief Development Officer, AECOM
  • 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
  • Kevin Hoo, Founder & Managing Partner, Cove Property Group
  • Jon Kalikow, President, Gamma Real Estate
  • 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
  • Mary Murphy, Director – Regional Development, Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • Clare Newman, CEO , Trust for Governors Island
  • Gregg Popkin, President, RFR Realty
  • Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President, RXR Realty
  • 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
  • Simon Wasserberger, Senior Vice President, Equity Office
  • Phil Watkins, Principal, Megalith Capital Management
  • Stephen Winter, Senior 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
  • NYCEDC
  • 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
Agenda

7:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:05 AM

Opening Remarks

9:45 AM

Developing for the Future in an Era of Change & Uncertainty

Developers are increasingly challenged to find affordable, available spaces. Increased construction costs, regulations, length of time from start to finish, and market imbalances plague developers across the Northeast. This panel, comprising leaders representing tens-of-millions of square feet under development, addresses current activity and the future pipeline of office, residential, and industrial development and how they are growing despite underlying challenges.

During this panel, we will discuss:

  • Soaring Costs: How is the industry responding to rising costs that are impacting development, and what impacts are we seeing with tariffs?
  • Opportunities & Challenges: What opportunities and challenges are present in new development versus re-development; and urban core versus suburbs?
  • Growth Areas: Which areas are primed for the most growth in 2020?
  • Community Focus: What are developers doing to ensure projects provide livability and functionality in a way that strengthens the fabric of the community?

10:30 AM

Morning Break

11:00 AM

Track A ‐ The Path to High-Yield Re-Development Opportunities in New York & the Northeast

Investors continue to hunt for high-yielding opportunities, with value-added renovations performing well in this real estate cycle. But as the pool of attractive assets shrinks, investors must be more careful as they assess potential deals. The challenge is finding properties that have not already been renovated. With that in mind, where are the Tri-State’s most active value-add players acquiring assets, and how are they responding to today’s top challenges?

During this panel, we will discuss:

  • Acquiring Assets: Where are the Tri-State’s most active value-add players acquiring assets? What are their biggest challenges in today’s market?
  • Finding Deals: What are the keys, and challenges, to finding deals in today’s market?
  • Finding Properties in Submarkets: How can you best find properties in submarkets that have not already
    been renovated?
  • Assessing the Market: How are you assessing the market for value-add opportunities? And what does 2020
    & beyond look like for you and your team?

11:00 AM

Track B ‐ Future-Proofing New York: Regional Infrastructure Initiatives Impacting Desirability, Livability & Functionality

With livability and functionality a key focus in today’s market, real estate leaders must navigate regional infrastructure initiatives that impact desirability, livability, and functionality among other things. How do we move into the future when we are relying on structures that were created more than 100 years ago, and what is the best path forward in 2020 and beyond?

During this panel, we will discuss:

  • Infrastructure Improvements: Which infrastructure improvements would most significantly impact your projects?
  • Future-Proofing Transportation: With subways already at 100% capacity, what can we do to future proof transportation in the city?
  • Navigating the Red Tape: Wrangling for years on simple things like stairs.
  • Aging Infrastructure: How do we finance and update infrastructure responsibly in a way that considers the community and the future.

11:45 AM

Track A ‐ Skylines of the Future: Innovative Design Shaping the Skylines of New York

With the evolution of the city skyline, both within and outside of Manhattan, we must design for the skyline of tomorrow while being mindful of today’s communities. This panel discussion is focused on the challenge largely centered around how to evolve with current technologies and trends. From incorporating elements like light, sound, air, and water into the architectural vision of a project to adding living green walls, how are we innovating and designing for skylines of the future while addressing today’s contemporary needs?

During this panel, we will discuss:

  • Rethinking Skyscraper Design: How are we designing in ways that address contemporary needs? Holistic approach to urbanism focused on reviving existing, untapped space through designs that address
    contemporary needs
  • The Evolving NYC Skyline: How is the evolving skyline of NYC reshaping neighborhoods and impacting communities?
  • Sustainability & Climate Change: As we evolve New York’s skyline, how are we addressing sustainability and the urgency of climate change?
  • Trends & Challenges: What are the biggest trends impacting New York’s skyline and what does the future look like for the skyline of tomorrow?

11:45 AM

Track B ‐ The State of Development, Building & Construction Financing in 2020 & Beyond

In the face of a record bull market over the course of a decade, today’s market could soon enter a recession with many predicting it will happen in the next five years and many expecting it to happen as soon as this year. As we close in on the longest economic expansion this country has ever witnessed, many equity investors have money ready to invest, but they are taking a slow-and-steady approach to ensure they don’t overcommit as market conditions change. In the face of such challenges, how do developers, owners and investors get the necessary capital in a timely fashion?

During this panel, we will discuss:

  • Pinpointing Attractive Deals: What deals are most attractive to equity investors, and how can you best
    pinpoint them?
  • Top Projects: Who are today’s active investors and what types of projects are they investing in? Where are they putting their money?
  • Tax Incentives: How can you take advantage of changing tax incentives?
  • Financing Strategies: How can you get the most out of your financing strategies?

12:25 PM

Networking Lunch

Special Invitation-Only Roundtable

Conference registration does not automatically qualify you to participate in a roundtable; separate registration is required.
If you are interested in participating, contact Claudia Gutwirth at claudia@greenpearlevents.com.

9:00 AM

Peer-to-Peer Development Leaders Roundtable

Agenda

7:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:05 AM

Opening Remarks

9:45 AM

Developing for the Future in an Era of Change & Uncertainty

10:30 AM

Morning Break

11:00 AM

Track A ‐ The Path to High-Yield Re-Development Opportunities in New York & the Northeast

11:00 AM

Track B ‐ Future-Proofing New York: Regional Infrastructure Initiatives Impacting Desirability, Livability & Functionality

11:45 AM

Track A ‐ Skylines of the Future: Innovative Design Shaping the Skylines of New York

11:45 AM

Track B ‐ The State of Development, Building & Construction Financing in 2020 & Beyond

12:25 PM

Networking Lunch

Special Invitation-Only Roundtable

Conference registration does not automatically qualify you to participate in a roundtable; separate registration is required.
If you are interested in participating, contact Claudia Gutwirth at claudia@greenpearlevents.com.

9:00 AM

Peer-to-Peer Development Leaders Roundtable

2020 Sponsors
AECOM
Aon
Ingram
Parkview Financial
Partner
Proskauer
PRC
Tarter Krinsky Drogin
2020 Venue

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

NYASA

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.

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Speaking Inquiries:

Ajna Adams
(646) 701-7982
E-mail Me

Registration Questions:

Claudia Gutwirth
(646) 862-6125
E-mail Me

Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

Amber Collins
(646) 862-6133
E-mail Me

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