The Brooklyn Real Estate Summit (BRES) has been re-designed to deliver real market intelligence and provide improved structured networking and idea sharing opportunities. Featuring keynote Extell CEO, Gary Barnett, the conference also provides a residential market data presentation and word-on-the-street sessions direct from office and retail tenant rep brokers as well as office and retail tenants, themselves. Off stage, the conference hosts a series of closed-door, invite-only sessions to connect select leaders to delve into key problems areas to share information, ideas and solutions.

Main Stage Keynote in a Rare Exclusive

Gary Barnett, CEO of Extell Development–in a special interview by Regina Myer, President of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership–will go in-depth on the anatomy of the deal that led to Brooklyn Point, soon to be Brooklyn’s tallest building.

Gary Barnett

Gary Barnett
President & Founder
Extell Development

Regina Myer

Regina Myer
Downtown Brooklyn


Get Involved!

Speakers & Agenda
Ryan Slack
(646) 862-9389

Registration & VIP Access
Claudia Gutwirth
(646) 862-6125

Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Amber Collins
(646) 783-3937

Agenda at a Glance

Starred (★) Sessions Have Limited Sessions
(Contact Claudia to get involved:

Evening Prior - April 9

5:30 – 8:00 PM

VIP Reception

Main Day - April 10

7:45 – 9:00 AM

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Opens

8:00 – 8:45 AM

Workshop: Brooklyn Real Estate Acquisitions & Due Diligence

8:50 – 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Apartment Intelligence Report: The Real Multifamily & Condo Numbers of Brooklyn

9:30 – 10:15 AM

Word On the Street: What is Happening in Brooklyn Retail

10:15 – 10:45 AM

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:30 AM

Why (or Why Not) Brooklyn: The State and Future of Brooklyn Office

11:30 – 12:00 PM

Straight to the (Brooklyn) Point: Anatomy of a Deal with Gary Barnett

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Networking Break

12:15 – 1:00 PM

Workshop: Federal Tax Law Implications for Brooklyn Landlords & Property Owners

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Private Lunch 1: Off Market Deals ★

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Private Lunch 2: Navigating the Government  ★

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Private Lunch 3: Condo Development ★

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Private Lunch 4: Space Activation & Placemaking ★

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Solve-It Roundtable 1: North Brooklyn ★

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Solve-It Roundtable 2: DUMBO / Waterfront ★

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Solve-It Roundtable 3: Downtown Brooklyn  ★

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Solve-It Roundtable 4: TBD ★

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Solve-It Roundtable 5: Retail Leasing ★

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Solve-It Roundtable 6: Office Leasing ★

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Solve-It Roundtable 7: Multifamily Rental ★

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Solve-It Roundtable 8: Industrial ★

Closed-Door Round Tables & Private Lunches (VIP ACCESS)

We’ve listened, and we’ve heard you. You’re tired of self-serving panels and unstructured networking where you *might* meet the right people. We have curated a handful of exclusive closed-door round tables and lunches strictly limited in size, comprised of a vetted group of qualified investors, owners, developers, government officials and corporate/retail tenants.

These sessions are not open to just anyone. There are no pitches and no presentations. Instead, the sessions are designed for peer-to-peer idea sharing and collective problem solving around key challenges. Each session is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. Contact Claudia Gutwirth to inquire about joining one of these high value sessions.

These curated sessions are comprised of select leaders. Real estate, public sector and business leaders join to share real challenges and solutions in a closed-door, off-the-record environment. Chaired by an industry veteran, each session will be tasked with addressing a short list of specific challenges. Contact Claudia Gutwirth if you’d like get involved: Session topics are:

▪ North Brooklyn

▪ DUMBO / Waterfront

▪ Downtown Brooklyn

▪ Retail

▪ Office

▪ Multifamily Rental

▪ Industrial

▪ Condo Development

▪ Off-Market Acquisition Strategies

▪ Navigating Government Agencies

▪ Food Halls & Space Activation

Featured Participants

As of March 10, over 200 have already made plans to attending, including the following:

▪ Asher Abehsera, LIVWRK

▪ Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President

▪ Bobby Adjmi, A&H Acquisitions

▪ Jamie Anthony, Lonicera Partners

▪ Sarah Ashcroft, Jonathan Rose Companies

▪ Tyrone Barnes, Taconic

▪ Gary Barnett, Extell Development

▪ Andrew Barrocas, MNS

▪ Ronnie Ben-Ishay, JLD Advisory

▪ Danielle Ben-Ishay, JLD Advisory

▪ Kenneth Bernstein, Acadia Realty Trust

▪ Cory Bertram, Starbucks

▪ Ira Bloom, Kushner Companies

▪ Jonathan Bombart, Bombart Management

▪ Garrett Brooks, Blackstone Group

▪ Isaac Buchler, Kushner Companies

▪ Sam Buffa, Fellow Barber

▪ Andrew Bulger, Bulger Properties

▪ Matthew Burnett, Maker’s Row

▪ Jonathan Butler, Smorgasburg

▪ Daniel Carr, Ares Management

▪ Marco Casella, Onestone Capital

▪ Rick Chandler, NYC Department of Buildings

▪ Sam Charney, Charney Construction

▪ Keith Cheddie, New York University

▪ Isaac Chera, Crown Acquisitions

▪ Kunal Chothani, Akelius Residential

▪ Andrew Clemens, Ripco

▪ Ron Cohen, Besen Group

▪ Chris Conlon, Acadia Realty Trust

▪ Jared Della Valle, Alloy LLC

▪ Michael D’Onofrio, Engineered Tax Services

▪ Keri Dugan, Noon Mediterranean

▪ David Ehrenberg, Brooklyn Navy Yard

▪ Ali Esmaeilzadeh, Forest City New York

▪ Brian Ezra, Avery Hall Investments

▪ Jonathan Fair, Douglaston Development

▪ Ben Finley, Avanath

▪ Roger Fortune, Stahl Organization

▪ Jeremy Frenkel, Midtown Equities

▪ Bill Gaul, BuildersUpdate

▪ Amy Glosser, BYKlyn

▪ Ari Goldstein, Extell Development

▪ Joseph Hilton, Murray Hill Properties

▪ Carlos Horcasitas, Madison International Realty

▪ Elliot Horowitz, H Equities

▪ Paul Januszewski, Rockrose Development Corporation

▪ Chris Jaskiewicz, Gotham Organization

▪ Daniel Kaplan, FXCollaborative Architects

▪ Michael Kaye, Douglaston Development

▪ Brian Klansky, View | Dynamic Glass

▪ Sam Kooris, Alchemy Ventures

▪ Micah Kotch, Urban-X

▪ Harry Kotowitz, HK Organization

▪ Nicholas Kotsonis, The Kotsonis Organization 

▪ Anne Krassner, Motivate (Citi Bike) 

▪ Rony Kravel, Shel Capital

▪ Eric Landau, Brooklyn Bridge Park

▪ Tom Lavin, RFR Holding

▪ Morgan Liesenfelt, Macerich

▪ Avi Lebor, Kushner Companies

▪ Joshua Levin, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President

▪ Benjamin Levine, Douglaston Development

▪ Robert Levine, RAL Companies

▪ Robert LiMandri, NYC Department of Buildings (former)

▪ Bevin Littlehale, Hines

▪ Chris Losco, Taconic Investment Partners

▪ Philip Maguire, Arkhouse Partners

▪ David Manheimer, Brooklyn Standard

▪ Manuel Mansylla, TOTEM

▪ Scott Maslin, Woodglen Investments

▪ Anastasia Meyding, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

▪ Matthew Miller, Jamestown

▪ Robert Morgenstern, Morgenstern Capital

▪ Tara Mrowka, Alloy Development

▪ Regina Myer, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

▪ Clare Newman, Brooklyn Navy Yard

▪ Jay Norris,

▪ D’Juan O’Donald, JPMorgan Chase

▪ Eric Ottaway, Brooklyn Brewery

▪ David Pace, Beach Haven Apartments

▪ Jeff Pace, Beach Haven Apartments

▪ Amol Pachnanda, Ingram Yuzek

▪ Sam Pepper, Alloy Development

▪ Melanie Pettit, Motivate (Citi Bike)

▪ Deirdre Quinn, Lafayette 148

▪ Tucker Reed, TOTEM

▪ Jed Resnick, Douglaston Development

▪ Michael Rudin, Rudin Management

▪ Sam Sabin, Thor Equities

▪ Jacob Sacks, Cayuga Capital

▪ Dylan Salmons, Pennrose Properties

▪ Peter Schubert, TerraCRG

▪ Clara Schuhmacher, DUMBO BID

▪ Deborah Schwartz, Brooklyn Historical Society

▪ Lars Scofield, Orangetheory Fitness

▪ Michael Seaman, Target

▪ Edward Setton, Shamah Properties

▪ Alexandria Sica, DUMBO BID

▪ Sam Sidhu, Megalith Capital

▪ Ben Silverman, Edenworks

▪ Brian Smith, Ample Hills Creamery

▪ Tyler St Pierre, Muss Development

▪ James Stein, Lincoln Property Company

▪ David Stone, Stone Family Investments

▪ Max Swerdloff, Kushner Companies

▪ Paul Tocci, The Constellation Group

▪ Paul Travis, Washington Square Partners

▪ Steven Vegh, Westwood Realty Associates

▪ Jordan Vogel, Benchmark Real Estate Group

▪ Evan Walke, Madison International Realty

▪ Dan Walsh, NYC Mayor’s Office

▪ Neal Weinstein, Ingram Yuzek

▪ Cory Weiss, Ingram Yuzek

▪ John Williams, Avanath

▪ Evan Wiskup, Alloy Development

▪ Karen Zabarsky, Kushner Companies

▪ Jeffrey Znaty, Kassin Sabbagh Realty

Brooklyn Property & Space Tours

We are organizing a number of tours to key properties and spaces of interest, including recent developments and key points of interest. Contact Ryan Slack if you’d like your property or space to be considered for a tour: Scheduled tours thus far include:

▪ DeKalb Market Guided Tour & Lunch (12 pm to 1 pm – April 10)

▪ Empire Stores Guided Tour & VIP Reception (5:30 pm to 8 pm – April 9)

About This Event

In Brooklyn, challenges abound. The bright and optimistic outlook over the past 7 to 8 years has given way to a sobering reality that Brooklyn has arrived and is now subject to the same laws of gravity that affect other major markets.

Brooklyn office space is proving challenging to fill, retail is undergoing a revolution locally and globally, and residential is undergoing downward price pressures. In addition, new deals are harder to find, and asking prices are too high to make deals pencil out. These are not insurmountable challenges, but they do require an updated and more practical way of thinking.

Re-introducing the Brooklyn Real Estate Summit (BRES), now in its 8th year, where owners, investors and developers come together, along with retail and office tenants as well as key government officials, for exploration, ideation, and problem-solving around key pain points with the goal of delivering actionable market information and ideas.

Organized around a framework of invite-only Solve-It Sessions, BRES upends the traditional conference format for one that ensures that the right people connect and that real market intelligence and solutions are shared.

Get Involved!

Speakers & Agenda
Ryan Slack
(646) 862-9389

Registration & VIP Access
Claudia Gutwirth
(646) 862-6125

Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Amber Collins
(646) 783-3937

Summit Sponsors

Aggressive Energy
Besen Associates

Supporting Organizations

Brooklyn Downtown Partnership-BRES-180x145


10 City Point
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The 8th Brooklyn Real Estate Summit
April 10, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

We believe in the magic that happens when the smartest, boldest minds come together resulting in business growth and industry evolution. We build high-value events that foster relationships, tap into intellectual wisdom, promote authentic interaction and create success for our clients.