GreenPearl is excited to announce the return of the Brooklyn Real Estate Summit presented by JLL for its 9th year. On March 8th, Brooklyn’s most active developers, investors, owners, and operators gather to explore new opportunities and resolve key obstacles in one of New York City’s most complex real estate markets.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Brooklyn’s most dynamic players, including Michael Stern, CEO of JDS Development Group, and Scott Rechler, CEO of RXR, two of the borough’s most active and influential real estate leaders. Among their many notable works, Stern is currently developing what will be Brooklyn’s tallest building, and Rechler has plans for a 10-building redevelopment just outside the Navy Yard.

Special features of this year’s conference include:

  • Detailed analysis of Brooklyn’s recent development and investment activity
  • Emerging opportunities in overlooked / underserved neighborhoods
  • Discussion of challenges facing Brooklyn office, retail, hospitality and industrial
  • A renewed focus on multifamily residential, both condo and rental
  • Inclusion of “Brooklyn North” (Long Island City) in this year’s program
  • Closed-door, peer-to-peer roundtables for select participants

Get Involved!


Speakers & Agenda
John Ward
(917) 445-6029
jward@greenpearlevents.com


Registration & Roundtables
Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912
scott@greenpearlevents.com


Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Amber Collins
(646) 783-3937
amber@greenpearlevents.com

Keynote Speakers

  • Michael Stern, Managing Partner, JDS Development Group
  • Scott Rechler, Chairman & CEO, RXR Realty

Brooklyn Market Presentation

  • Bob Knakal, Chairman – New York Investment Sales, JLL

Speakers

  • Andrew Chung, Managing Principal, Innovo Property Group
  • Chris Conlon, EVP – COO, Acadia Realty Trust
  • Jared Della Valle, Co-Founder & CEO, Alloy LLC
  • David Dobkin, Head – Acquisition, HK Organization
  • David Ennis, Founder & Principal, Daten Group
  • Dov Hertz, Founder, DH Property Holdings
  • Eli Karp, Founder & CEO, Hello Living
  • Benji Kohn, Partner, Brooklyn Standard
  • Harry Kotowitz, Owner, HK Organization
  • Andrew Moelis, Principal, Camber Property Group
  • Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
  • Robert Nelson, President, Nelson Management Group
  • Stephen Palmese, Vice Chairman, JLL
  • David Schwartz, Principal, Slate Property Group
  • Jonathan Simon, Founder & CEO, Simon Baron Development
  • Andrew Barrocas, CEO, MNS
  • Mike D’Onofrio, Managing Director, Engineered Tax Services
  • Joshua Kopelowitz, Member, Rosenberg & Estis
  • Darya Shneyder, Senior Manager, Marks Paneth

Featured Participants

  • Meir Babaev, AB Capstone
  • Lee Bloch, Carmel Partners
  • Eric Brody, Wonder Works Construction
  • Sam Charney, Charney Construction & Development
  • Kunal Chothani, Akelius Real Estate Management
  • Seth Coston, Time Equities
  • Yotam Danker, Carmel Partners
  • Albert Dweck, Duke Properties
  • Jay Eisner, LEM Capital
  • Dov Hertz, DH Property Holdings
  • Ted Kakoyiannis, Valyrian Capital
  • Rony Kravel, Shel Capital
  • Matt Lobron, Megalith Capital Management
  • David Marom, The Horizon Group
  • Damon Pazzaglini, Fetner Properties
  • Sara Queen, Mapletree US Management
  • Chris Reilly, Lexington Partners
  • Jed Resnick, Douglaston Development
  • Richard Resnick, Project Risk Consultants
  • Charles Schoenau, Insurent
  • Joshua Schuster, Silverback Development
  • Eddie Setton, Shamco Management
  • Sam Sidhu, Megalith Capital Management
  • Ross Spitalnick, Muss Development
  • Matt Wavro, Skyline Engineering
  • Susi Yu, L&L MAG

Agenda at a Glance

7:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM

New Tax Policy Updates: Opportunity Zones, Cost Segregation & Energy Tax Credits

9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

9:05 AM

Morning Keynote: Michael Stern, Managing Partner, JDS Development

9:35 AM

A Brooklyn Market Update Presented by Bob Knakal, Chairman, Head of NY Investment Sales, JLL

10:05 AM

The “311”: Local Players Discuss the State of the Market

10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:30 AM

Around the Corner: Neighborhoods on the Rise

12:15 PM

The Residential Review: The State of the Rental and Condo Market

1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM

Afternoon Keynote: Scott Rechler, CEO, RXR

1:45 PM

Closing Remarks & Networking Reception

More sessions to be announced

Keynote Speakers

Mike Stern

Michael Stern
Managing Partner
JDS Development Group

 

Scott Rechler

Scott Rechler
Chairman & CEO
RXR Realty

Brooklyn Market Presentation

Bob Knakal

Bob Knakal
Chairman – New York Investment Sales
JLL

Speakers

Andrew Chung

Andrew Chung
Managing Principal
Innovo Property Group

Chris Conlon

Chris Conlon
EVP – COO
Acadia Realty Trust

Jared Della Valle

Jared Della Valle
Co-Founder & CEO
Alloy LLC

David Dobkin

David Dobkin
Head – Acquisition
HK Organization

David Ennis

David Ennis
Founder & Principal
Daten Group

Dov Hertz

Dov Hertz
Founder
DH Property Holdings

Eli Karp

Eli Karp
Founder & CEO
Hello Living

Benji Kohn

Benji Kohn
Partner
Brooklyn Standard

Harry Kotowitz

Harry Kotowitz
Owner
HK Organization

Andrew Moelis

Andrew Moelis
Principal
Camber Property Group

Regina Myer

Regina Myer
President
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson
President
Nelson Management Group

Stephen Palmese

Stephen Palmese
Vice Chairman
JLL

David Schwartz

David Schwartz
Principal
Slate Property Group

Jonathan Simon

Jonathan Simon
Founder & CEO
Simon Baron Development

Andrew Barrocas

Andrew Barrocas
CEO
MNS

Mike D'Onofrio

Mike D’Onofrio
Managing Director
Engineered Tax Services

Joshua Kopelowitz

Joshua Kopelowitz
Member
Rosenberg & Estis

Darya Schneyder

Darya Shneyder
Senior Manager
Marks Paneth

Featured Participants

Meir Babaev

AB Capstone

Lee Bloch

Carmel Partners

Eric Brody

Wonder Works Construction

Sam Charney

Charney Construction & Development

Kunal Chothani

Akelius Real Estate Management

Seth Coston

Time Equities

Yotam Danker

Carmel Partners

Albert Dweck

Duke Properties

Jay Eisner

LEM Capital

Dov Hertz

DH Property Holdings

Ted Kakoyiannis

Valyrian Capital

Rony Kravel

Shel Capital

Adam Lichtenstein

Choice New York Management

Matt Lobron

Megalith Capital Management

David Marom

The Horizon Group

Damon Pazzaglini

Fetner Properties

Sara Queen

Mapletree US Management

Chris Reilly

Lexington Partners

Jed Resnick

Douglaston Development

Richard Resnick

Project Risk Consultants

Charles Schoenau

Insurent

Joshua Schuster

Silverback Development

Eddie Setton

Shamco Management

Sam Sidhu

Megalith Capital Management

Ross Spitalnick

Muss Development

Matt Wavro

Skyline Engineering

Susi Yu

L&L MAG

Attending Companies (partial list)

  • AB Capstone
  • AKF
  • Alan Bernstein Realty
  • ALC Environmental
  • Ariel Property Advisors
  • Atelier Group
  • Avenue Realty Capital
  • Barings Real Estate
  • Basser Kaufman
  • Besen
  • Bettina Equities Management
  • Blackstone
  • Bloomfield Capital
  • Bohler Engineering
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
  • Burlington Stores
  • ButterflyMX
  • BXT LLC
  • Candlewood Investors
  • Carlyle Group
  • CetraRuddy Architecture
  • Claremont Group LLC
  • CORE Group
  • Douglaston Development
  • EBMA
  • Elite Select Group Limited
  • Emigrant Realty Finance
  • Enertiv
  • Extell Development Company
  • Ferrantino Fuel Corporation
  • Field Holdings
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • GEI Consultants
  • Gora Group/Stillwell Capital
  • Green & Green Associates
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • GreenLake Asset Management
  • Greystar
  • Haley & Aldrich
  • HAP Investments
  • Harpia Asset Management
  • Himmel + Meringoff Properties
  • HK Organization
  • Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney
  • Hollister Construction Services
  • Hycrfete
  • IF STUDIO
  • Industry City
  • Kastle Systems
  • KBENY Construction Management
  • Kushner
  • Kushner Companies
  • LANGAN
  • Lincoln Equities Group
  • LIVunLtd
  • Marans Weisz & Newman
  • Mesa West Capital
  • Muss Development
  • NBBJ
  • New York University
  • Nuveen Real Estate
  • NYC District Council of Carpenters
  • NYCEDC
  • Odessa Realty Investments
  • ODG Opportunity Develoment Group
  • Office Furniture Heaven
  • Onestone Capital
  • Parlanti Group
  • Pennrose
  • Rahme Real Estate
  • REAL New York
  • RiverOak Investment Corp
  • Rockwood Capital
  • Sam Schwartz Engineering
  • SEBCO Laundry Systems
  • Shannon Contracting
  • Silvan Group
  • Solomon McCown & Company
  • SterlingRisk
  • Stewart Title Insurance Company
  • Taconic Investment Partners
  • TerraCRG
  • The Bloomstone Group
  • The Brodsky Organization
  • Thor Equities
  • Tishman Speyer
  • Washington Square Partners
  • Wells Hill Partners
  • Windels Marx

Agenda at a Glance

7:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

Hosted by:

8:30 AM

New Tax Policy Updates: Opportunity Zones, Cost Segregation & Energy Tax Credits

Presented by:

  • Mike D’Onofrio, Managing Director, Engineered Tax Services

9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

9:05 AM

Morning Keynote

As one of New York City’s most active real estate developers, Michael Stern is no stranger to tackling big projects. 9 Dekalb, the tallest building ever to be built in the Brooklyn skyline, is one of them. During a candid keynote discussion, hear from Mr. Stern on the significant challenges and hard-won lessons attached to structuring a project of this magnitude, what 9 Dekalb represents for the borough, what did investors see in the project, and how real estate developers can execute projects that transform Brooklyn without sacrificing the rich details that make it one of the most unique places to live, work and thrive.

Keynote:

  • Michael Stern, Managing Partner, JDS Development

9:35 AM

A Brooklyn Market Update Presented by Bob Knakal, Chairman, Head of NY Investment Sales, JLL

Bob Knakal will present the current state of the Brooklyn market, comparing and contrasting trends across the borough with Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and similar hot sub markets. Bob will delve into key trends on transactions, financing, development, condo sales and rental rates. Get the skinny on the key metrics affecting your real estate business.

10:05 AM

The “311”: Local Players Discuss the State of the Market

While Brooklyn’s red hot real estate market of 2013-2015 have come and gone, the forecast remains strong. With culturally diverse neighborhoods, energetic residents, increasing incomes, unique landmarks and access to public transportation, the borough continues to be an attractive market for investors and developers. New large-scale projects and neighborhood expansion are strong indications of vast untapped opportunities, yet the market isn’t without its challenges. Sky high land prices, stagnating rent prices and steep construction costs are creating a difficult investment and development environment. Hear from leaders who own, invest in and develop residential, office, and retail assets as they share their perspectives on the current state and future forecast of Brooklyn’s real estate market.

  • Too Much of a Good Thing: What are the positive and negative effects of mega-projects upon nearby real estate and infrastructure?
  • Build It and They Will…Think About It: What works / doesn’t work in the Brooklyn office market today?
  • Under Retailed: Which retailers should you seek out for your space in today’s challenging retail marketplace?
  • The Next “Big Thing”: How do you take advantage of Opportunity Zones before the door closes?
  • Uneasy Relationship: How do you make the most of government and community relations?

Moderated by:

  • Darya Shneyder, Senior Manager, Marks Paneth

Panelists:

  • Andrew Chung, Managing Principal, Innovo Property Group
  • Chris Conlon, EVP & COO, Arcadia Realty Trust
  • Dov Hertz, Founder, DH Property Holdings
  • David Schwartz, Principal, Slate Property Group

10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:30 AM

Around the Corner: Neighborhoods on the Rise

With Manhattan’s diminishing development opportunities and increasing land costs, many real estate investors are eyeing Downtown Brooklyn and Williamsburg for new opportunities. Meanwhile neighborhoods like Long Island City, Greenpoint, Ditmas Park, Crown Heights Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Bedford-Stuyvesant have seen a large increase in buying and renovation activity, but new opportunities bring new obstacles. Hear from key players in Brooklyn real estate as they share their thoughts on key challenges, such as:

  • Amazon HQ1.5: What does Amazon’s new “headquarters” mean to Long Island City and Brooklyn?
  • Brooklyn North: Where are the best deals to be found in Long Island City?
  • Needles in Haystacks: Which neighborhoods have the highest growth potential?
  • Stand Clear of the Closing Doors: What can we expect in terms of infrastructure and transportation improvements?
  • The Bedrock of Brooklyn: How to take advantage of neighborhood strengths?

Moderated by:

  • Stephen Palmese, Vice Chairman, JLL

Panelists:

  • David Ennis, Founder & Principal, Daten Group
  • Benji Kohn, Managing Member, Brooklyn Standard Properties
  • Andrew Moelis, Principal, Camber Property Group
  • Jonathan Simon, Chairman & CEO, Simon Baron

12:15 PM

The Residential Review: The State of the Rental and Condo Market

Brooklyn’s rental market is brimming with concerns – elevated land costs, softening prices, concessions and construction headaches, among others. Nonetheless, real estate developers keep building, as new apartment units enter the market and large-scale projects continue to be announced. Tap into compelling insight from the borough’s leading residential developers and investors, and put your finger on the pulse of the rental and condo markets and what’s on the horizon for Brooklyn in 2019, 2020 and beyond.

  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling: What does going over the 1 million home price average mean to the condo market?
  • I Concede: How aggressive should you be to win new rental tenants?
  • On the Ground Floor: How do successfully integrate retail into your building?
  • Living in Harmony: How can developers work together with the community to create a perfect “Brooklyn” experience?
  • Developing a Better Bottom Line: What are developers doing to keep costs down?
  • GoFundThis: How equity and debt sources view Brooklyn residential today?

Moderated by:

  • Joshua Kopelowitz, Member, Rosenberg & Estis

Panelists:

  • Andrew Barrocas, CEO, MNS
  • Jared Della Valle, Co-Founder & CEO, Alloy
  • Eli Karp, Founder & CEO, Hello Living
  • Harry Kotowitz, Owner, HK Organization
  • Robert Nelson, President, Nelson Management Group

1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM

Afternoon Keynote

With nearly 2 million square feet of development in the pipeline, few developers have a more active presence in Brooklyn’s real estate market than RXR. Join market legend Scott Rechler as he dissects his perspective on Brooklyn’s development forecast and discusses his future projects. The session includes a compelling look at Mr. Rechler’s major redevelopment of LIU’s campus in Downtown Brooklyn, a 300+ residential unit in Fort Greene, a 650k sf 470 Vanderbilt office building and the 10-building creative office hub across from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Keynote:

  • Scott Rechler, CEO, RXR

Interviewed by:

  • Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

1:45 PM

Closing Remarks & Networking Reception

More sessions to be announced

Roundtables

If you are interested in participating in a closed-door roundtable,
contact Scott Milliken at scott@greenpearlevents.com.

11:30 AM

Apartment Developers Roundtable

11:30 AM

Apartment Operators Roundtable

Get Involved!


Speakers & Agenda
John Ward
(917) 445-6029
jward@greenpearlevents.com


Registration & Roundtables
Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912
scott@greenpearlevents.com


Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Amber Collins
(646) 783-3937
amber@greenpearlevents.com

Conference Chair

JLL

Sponsors

Aggressive Energy
Best Energy Power
Fleur elise bkln
GES
Insurent
Mannington
Marks Paneth
MNS
Project Risk Consultant
Rosenberg & Estis
Skyline Engineering

Marketing Partner

Brownstoner

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Venue

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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The 9th Brooklyn Real Estate Summit
March 8, 2019
7:45 AM – 2:15 PM

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