GreenPearl is excited to announce the return of the Brooklyn Real Estate Summit presented by JLL for its 9th year. On March 7th, 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

Mike Stern

Michael Stern
Managing Partner
JDS Development Group

 

Scott Rechler

Scott Rechler
Chairman & CEO
RXR Realty

Speakers

Andrew Chung

Andrew Chung
Managing Principal
Innovo Property Group

Chris Conlon

Chris Conlon
EVP, Chief Operating Officer
Acadia Realty Trust

Jared Della Valle

Jared Della Valle
Co-Founder & CEO
Alloy LLC

Mike D'Onofrio

Mike D’Onofrio
Managing Director
Engineered Tax Services

Bruce Eichner

Bruce Eichner
Chairman
Continuum Company

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, Chairman & CEO
Simon Baron Development

Andrew Barrocas

Andrew Barrocas
CEO
MNS

Brooklyn Market Presentation

Bob Knakal

Bob Knakal
Chairman, Head of NY Investment Sales
JLL

Agenda at a Glance

7:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM

Morning Workshop

8:00 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

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.

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?

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?

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?

1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM

Afternoon Keynote: Scott Rechler, CEO, RXR

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.

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

Commercial Real Estate Roundtable

11:30 AM

Investor Roundtable

11:30 AM

Apartment Operators Roundtable

Roundtable Participants

Lee Bloch, Senior Vice President, Carmel Partners

Ted Kakoyiannis, Co-founder and Principal, Valyrian Capital

David Marom, Owner, The Horizon Group

Jed Resnick, COO, Douglaston Development

Ross Spitalnick, Senior Vice President, Muss Development

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

Best Energy Power
MNS

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Venue

BKLYN STUDIOS at City Point
10 City Point
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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

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