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

Chris Conlon

Chris Conlon
EVP, Chief Operating Officer
Acadia Realty Trust

Jared Della Valle

Jared Della Valle
Co-Founder & CEO
Alloy LLC

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

Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson
President
Nelson Management Group

David Schwartz

David Schwartz
Principal
Slate Property Group

Jonathan Simon

Jonathan Simon
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Simon Baron Development

Brooklyn Market Presentation

Bob Knakal

Bob Knakal
Chairman, Investment Sales
JLL

Agenda at a Glance

7:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

9:05 AM

Morning Keynote: Michael Stern, Managing Partner, JDS Development

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 Investment Sales, JLL

10:05 AM

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

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, its forecast remains strong. With culturally diverse neighborhoods, energetic residents, 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 signs of Brooklyn’s resiliency, 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 “mega-projects” doing to avoid additional stress on Brooklyn’s already burdened infrastructure?
  • Give Them What They Want: What are office and retail tenants looking for in the borough?
  • The Next “Big Thing”: How will Opportunity Zones impact future development in Brooklyn?
  • An Uneasy Relationship: What secrets can create good relations with government agencies and communities?

10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM

Around the Corner: Neighborhoods on the Rise

11:15 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:

  • Finding that Needle in a Haystack: Which neighborhoods have the highest growth potential?
  • Brooklyn North: Where can deals be found in Long Island City?
  • Please stand clear of the closing doors: What impacts will transportation challenges have on neighborhood expansion?
  • The Bedrock of Brooklyn: How to take advantage of neighborhood strengths?

12:00 PM

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

12:00 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. However, real estate developers keep building, more apartment units enter the market and large-scale projects continue to be announced. Is the local rental market struggling or on its way to being red hot? Tap into compelling insight from the borough’s leading residential developers and investors, as they access the pulse of the rental market and what’s on the horizon for Brooklyn in 2019 and beyond.

  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling: What does going over the 1 million home price average mean to the condo market?
  • 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 cost down?
  • Room for Dessert?: Where are capital sources looking for new projects?

12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM

Afternoon Keynote: Scott Rechler, CEO, RXR

1:00 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.

1:30 PM

Closing Remarks & Networking Reception

More sessions to be announced

Roundtables

Closed-door, peer-to-peer roundtables are off-the-record and free from press. These sessions bring together small groups of hand-picked decision makers for candid conversation around shared challenges and ideas. If you are interested in participating in a closed-door roundtable, contact Scott Milliken at scott@greenpearlevents.com.

Residential Developers Roundtable

Commercial Lenders Roundtable

Investors Roundtable

Apartment Operators Roundtable

11:15 AM

Residential Developers Roundtable

11:15 AM

Commercial Leaders Roundtable

11:15 AM

Investors Roundtable

11:15 AM

Operational Excellence: A Closed-Door 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

Sponsor

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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