Now in its eleventh year, the New York Multifamily Summit brings together hundreds of the most active and influential multifamily players across the Northeast and Tri-State area. This year’s conference takes on a special urgency in light of proposed changes to rent stabilization laws, which are poised to upend the New York apartment industry. The new regulations could cause massive devaluation of multifamily properties overnight, which would effectively stop momentum and could even leave some owners unable to refinance their properties, leading to distress and possibly foreclosure.

This highly interactive and timely conference addresses today’s toughest and most urgent challenges in investment, development, financing, construction, deal flow, and property management.

Register today for October 31, 2019. [No costume required!]

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Speakers & Agenda

Rachel Golden
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Registration

Scott Milliken
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Sponsorship & Exhibiting

Amber Collins
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Who Speaks

Speakers at the New York Multifamily Summit are senior executives from top multifamily owners, investors, managers and developers from the greater New York City region, as well as a curated selection of industry leaders from organizations that impact the multifamily sector today.

Speakers

Chris Balestra

Chris Balestra
Chief Investment Officer
Taconic Investment Partners

Nathan Berman

Nathan Berman
Managing Principal
Metro Loft Management

Lee Bloch

Lee Bloch
Senior Vice President
Carmel Partners

Will Blodgett

Will Blodgett
Principal
Fairstead

David Brickman

David Brickman
Partner
Onex Real Estate Partners

Ryan Cassidy

Ryan Cassidy
Director – Sustainability & Construction
RiseBoro Community Partnership

Michael Eglit

Michael Eglit
Managing Director – RE Debt Strategies
Blackstone Group

Steven Figari

Steve Figari
Managing Director
Slate Property Group

Rick Gropper

Rick Gropper
Principal
Camber Property Group

Ben Korman

Ben Korman
Chief Executive Officer
Lotus Equity Group

Scott Marino

Scott Marino
Executive Director
Rose Associates

Jay Martin

Jay Martin
Executive Director
Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)

Robert Morgenstern

Robert Morgenstern
Managing Principal
Morgenstern Capital

Alison Novak

Alison Novak
Principal
Hudson Companies

Adam Parkoff

Adam Parkoff
Pincipal
Parkoff Organization

Eyal Reggev

Eyal Reggev
President
Stonehenge

Paul Rode

Paul Rode
Director – Engineering
RXR Realty

Michael Shah

Michael Shah
Partner
DelShah Capital

Niraj Shah

Niraj Shah
Managing Director
Rockwood Capital

David Sorise

David Sorise
Senior Vice President
Pinnacle Living

Rob Vecsler

Rob Vecsler
President – Residential Development
Silverstein Properties

Jon Vogel

Jon Vogel
Head of Development
Avalon Communities

Phil Watkins

Phil Watkins
Principal
Megalith Capital Management

Lauren Zullo

Lauren Zullo
Director – Sustainability
Jonathan Rose Companies

Matthew Brett

Matthew Brett
Partner
Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman

Michael D'Onofrio

Michael D’Onofrio
Managing Director
Engineered Tax Services

Drew Fletcher

Drew Fletcher
Executive Vice President
Greystone

Eric Goidel

Eric Goidel
Senior Partner
Borah Goldstein

Michael Hejtmanek

Michael Hejtmanek
Chief Operating Officer
Aware by Buildinglink

Jeff Hendler

Jeff Hendler
Chief Executive Officer
Logical Buildings

Ron Lagnado

Ron Lagnado
Partner
Mazars

Pamela Michaels

Pamela Michaels
Vice President
Asset Preservation

Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson
Principal
Marks Paneth

Daniel Palmier

Daniel Palmier
Chief Executive Officer
UC Funds

Daniel Parker

Daniel Parker
Managing Director
Ward Elliott

Jaime Pereira

Jaime Pereira
Business Development Manager
Ecosystem

Kara Rakowski

Kara Rakowski
Partner
Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman

Michael Rothschild

Michael Rothschild
Vice President
AJ Clarke Real Estate

Charles Schoenau

Charles Schoenau
Managing Director
Insurent

Garrett Thelander

Garrett Thelander
Managing Director – Institutional Loans
CIT Bank

Cory Weiss

Cory Weiss
Partner
Ingram Yuzek

Featured Participant

Megumi Brod

Rockefeller Group

Eric Brody

Wonder Works Construction

Jonathan Cohen

RFR

Jeff Dvorett

Midwood

Marc Ehrlich

Rose Associates

Eric Gray

Olshan Properties

Francis Greenburger

Time Equities

Joseph Hamway

Industrie Capital Partners

Christopher Hartmann

Kirkland & Ellis

David Hochfelder

Naftali Group

Paul Hughson

Island Capital

Jay Jameson

Silverback Development

Shari Laskowitz

Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti

Arik Lifshitz

DSA Property Group

Lesley Lisser

Invesco

Matt Lobron

Megalith Capital Management

Raphael Mandelbaum

LanTree Developments

Ronnie Mandler

Best Energy Power

Dean Marchi

Grand Street Development

Andrew Miller

Novel Property Ventures

David Parisier

Paredim Partners

Brian Peters

Rose Associates

Alex Saltzman

Alchemy Properties

Eric Schoenfeld

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt

Daniel Simchi

M1 CAPITAL

Jeff Simpson

Arch Companies

Scott Solish

Greenland USA

Mike Vinocur

Building Equity Management

Susi Yu

L&L MAG

  • Chris Balestra, Chief Investment Officer, Taconic Investment Partners
  • Ken Bernstein, President & CEO, Acadia Realty Trust
  • Lee Bloch, Senior Vice President, Carmel Partners
  • Will Blodgett, Principal, Fairstead
  • David Brickman, Partner, Onex Real Estate Partners
  • Ryan Cassidy, Director – Sustainability & Construction, RiseBoro Community Partnership
  • Steve Figari, Managing Director, Slate Property Group
  • Spencer Garfield, Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group
  • Dov Hertz, Founder, DH Property Holdings
  • Ed Hogan, EVP – Retail, Vornado Realty Trust
  • Ben Korman, Chief Executive Officer, Lotus Equity Group
  • Al Laboz, Principal, United American Land
  • Scott Marino, Executive Director, Rose Associates
  • Jay Martin, Executive Director, Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
  • Robert Morgenstern, Managing Principal, Morgenstern Capital
  • Alison Novak, Principal, Hudson Companies
  • Adam Parkoff, Pincipal, Parkoff Organization
  • Sarang Peruri, Principal, Oxford Capital
  • Eyal Reggev, President, Stonehenge
  • Paul Rode, Director – Engineering, RXR Realty
  • Michael Shah, Partner, DelShah Capital
  • Niraj Shah, Managing Director, Rockwood Capital
  • David Sorise, Senior Vice President, Pinnacle Living
  • Rob Vecsler, President – Residential Development, Silverstein Properties
  • Jon Vogel, Head of Development, Avalon Communities
  • Phil Watkins, Principal, Megalith Capital Management
  • Lauren Zullo, Director – Sustainability, Jonathan Rose Companies
  • Matthew Brett, Partner, Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman
  • Drew Fletcher, Executive Vice President, Greystone
  • Michael Hejtmanek, President, BuildingLink
  • Jeff Hendler, Chief Executive Officer, Logical Buildings
  • Ron Lagnado, Partner, Mazars
  • Pamela Michaels, Vice President, Asset Preservation
  • Dean Nelson, Principal, Marks Paneth
  • Daniel Palmier, Chief Executive Officer, UC Funds
  • Daniel Parker, Managing Director, Ward Elliott
  • Jaime Pereira, Business Development Manager, Ecosystem
  • Kara Rakowski, Partner, Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman
  • Michael Rothschild, Vice President, AJ Clarke Real Estate
  • Charles Schoenau, Managing Director, Insurent
  • Garrett Thelander, Managing Director Institutional Loans, CIT Bank
  • Cory Weiss, Partner, Ingram Yuzek

Attending Companies (Partial List)

  • Acadia Realty Trust
  • Albanese Organization
  • Alchemy Properties
  • Arch Companies
  • AvalonBay Communities
  • Baupost Group
  • Blackstone Group
  • Building Equity Management
  • Buligo Capital
  • Camber Property Group
  • Carmel Partners
  • City Skyline Realty
  • Community Housing Improvement Program
  • Coney Realty Group
  • Counsel Abstract
  • DelShah Capital
  • Dermot Company
  • DHA Capital
  • DSA Property Group
  • Edge Principal Advisors
  • Edison Properties
  • Empress Property Group
  • Fetner Properties
  • Fortress Investment Group
  • Grand Street Development
  • Greenland USA
  • H.I.G. Realty Partners
  • Hap Investments
  • Heights Real Estate
  • HUBB NYC Properties
  • Hudson Companies
  • Industrie Capital Partners
  • Invesco
  • Island Capital
  • J & L Holding Corporation
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Jonathan Rose Companies
  • Kotsonis Organization
  • Kushner
  • L&L MAG
  • L+M Development Partners
  • LanTree Developments
  • Lendlease Development
  • Lotus Equity Group
  • M1 Capital
  • Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets
  • Megalith Capital Management
  • Metro Loft Management
  • Midwood
  • Millhouse Properties
  • Morgenstern Capital
  • Mosbacher Properties Group
  • Naftali Group
  • New Valley Realty
  • Novel Property Ventures
  • Onex Real Estate Partners
  • Oxford Capital Group
  • Paredim Partners
  • Parkoff Organization
  • Philton Contracting
  • Pinnacle City Living
  • PJ Polke
  • RFR Holdings
  • RiseBoro Community Partnership
  • RiverOak Investment
  • Rockefeller Group
  • RockFarmer Properties
  • Rockwood Capital
  • Rose Associates
  • Roseland/Mack-Cali
  • RXR Realty
  • Shamah Properties
  • Silverback Development
  • Silverstein Properties
  • Slate Property Group
  • Square Mile Capital
  • Stern Park
  • Stonehenge
  • Taconic Investment Partners
  • Time Equities
  • Trevian Capital
  • Tri State Properties
  • Tungdot
  • United American Land
  • Vornado Realty Trust
  • Windsor Communities
  • Wolf Multifamily Investments
  • Wonder Works Construction

Agenda

7:45 AM

Breakfast & Networking

Hosted by:

8:00 AM

DHCR-mageddon: What You Don’t Know about the Recent Rent Regulation Changes Can Hurt You

New York’s entire Rent Regulatory framework has changed, upending vacancy deregulation, preferential rents, MCI’s, IAI’s, vacancy bonuses and more. Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP will be conducting a special informational seminar kicking off at 8:00 am. Experienced BBWG partners will present an overview of the new laws and the many ramifications for the ownership and management of rent regulated properties. The workshop includes ample opportunity for Q&A to address specific concerns related to your properties / situation.

Presented by:

  • Matthew Brett, Partner,Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman
  • Kara Rakowski, Partner, Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:45 AM

On the Horizon: State of the Market & Emerging Trends

This session will bring together some of the region’s most prominent multifamily leaders to discuss the industry’s biggest issues and trends including the new rent regulations, affordable housing, opportunity zones, AI, innovations in senior housing, micro-units and co-living developments.

  • Will New York’s new rent laws scare off investors?
  • Which NYC neighborhoods show the most promise in terms of Opportunity Zones and land prices?
  • What are the best strategies for working with the city on affordable housing?

Moderator:

  • Ron Lagnado, Partner, Mazars

Panelists:

  • Nathan Berman, Principal, Metro Loft Management
  • Lee Bloch, Senior Vice President, Carmel Partners
  • Pamela Michaels, Senior Vice President, Asset Preservation
  • Daniel Parker, Managing Director, Hodges Ward Elliott
  • Rob Vecsler, President – Residential, Silverstein Properties
  • Jon Vogel, Head – Development NYC, AvalonBay

10:30 AM

Morning Break

11:15 AM

Track A – Time for Reinvention: New Value-add & Redevelopment Strategies

The new rent regulation laws have changed the landscape of value-add investments in the NY tri-state and investors are wondering what lies ahead. Some leading local multifamily organizations are currently continuing to buy but the return threshold has come down.

  • When will it be the right time to make value-add investments?
  • What are your short-term and long-term strategies for seeing an ROI?
  • What is the new business model for value-add in NYC?

Moderator:

  • Jaime Pereira, Senior Business Development Manager, Ecosystem

Panelists:

  • Chris Balestra, Chief Investment Officer, Taconic Investment Partners
  • Steve Figari, Managing Director, Slate Property Group
  • Daniel Palmier, CEO, UC FUNDS
  • Michael Shah, Partner, DelShah Capital
  • Garrett Thelander, Managing Director, CIT Bank
  • Phil Watkins, Principal, Megalith Capital Management

11:15 AM

Track B – Great Expectations: Trends for Improving the Tenant Experience

Today’s renters have high expectations for their living experience and that includes the latest, innovative technologies. In order to maintain positive relationships, good communication with your tenants is key, and is often achieved using various AI and CRM platforms for leasing, rent payment, maintenance management and package delivery.

  • When will it be the right time to make value-add investments?
  • What are your short-term and long-term strategies for seeing an ROI?
  • What is the new business model for value-add in NYC?

Panelists:

  • Scott Marino, Executive Director – Multifamily Management, Rose Associates
  • Eyal Reggev, President, Stonehenge
  • Charles Schoenau, Managing Director, Insurent
  • David Sorise, Senior Vice President, Pinnacle City Living

12:00 PM

Track A – The Window of Opportunity: Multifamily Financing & Investment Possibilities

In the wake of so much recent upheaval in the NYC multifamily market, many institutional investors are now looking at other regions of the country. Lenders are holding back on financing capital improvements. Developers are freezing construction on some of their biggest properties. The industry is seeing more and more debt foreclosures.

  • In light of these challenges, where can you find the best opportunities for both equity and debt, from a perspective of deploying capital as well as raising it?
  • How should you revise your organization’s long-term investment strategy?
  • What kind of deals can investors take advantage of during this period of change?

Panelists:

  • Michael Eglit, Managing Director, Blackstone
  • Drew Fletcher, Executive Vice President, Greystone
  • Niraj Shah, Managing Director, Rockwood Capital

12:00 PM

Track B – Clean Tech: Energy Efficient Building Technology & Innovation

In an attempt to make NYC carbon-neutral by 2050, local lawmakers have imposed the Climate Mobilization Act, which will prompt a rollout of the most aggressive legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions ever. Developers will be expected to do big energy retrofits, greatly reducing the carbon intensity of the electricity they use. But it comes at a cost and some industry insiders are concerned that these regulations will make it more difficult for developments to accommodate growth.

  • Which building technologies will most efficient at helping you reduce your property’s carbon footprint?
  • How can you get buy-in from your tenants without making them feel like they’re doing extra work?
  • What incentives is the city providing to help offset costs?

Moderator:

  • Dean Nelson, Principal, Marks Paneth

Panelists:

  • Ryan Cassidy, Director – Sustainability & Construction, RiseBoro Community Partnership
  • Paul Rode, Director – Engineering, RXR Realty
  • Alison Novak, Principal, Hudson Companies
  • Lauren Zullo, Director – Sustainability, Jonathan Rose Companies

12:40 PM

Networking Lunch

12:50 PM

Track B – Lunch Workshop – Tax Free Forever: New Information Just Released About Opportunity Zones and Tax Policy changes

1:35 PM

Track A – Knowing Where to Look: Emerging Neighborhood Investments

Due to the current state of land prices, developers & investors are looking at less densely populated areas in New York City such as the Bronx, Yonkers, Newark & Westchester. Financial incentives, the lower cost of land and of doing business in general, have prompted the revitalization of these areas.

  • Which NYC submarkets offer the most bang for your buck?
  • What should you look for when evaluating the needs of these communities?
  • What do new zoning laws mean for your investment?
  • How do you stay ahead of the competition?

Panelists:

  • Will Blodgett, Principal, Fairstead
  • David Brickman, Partner, Onex Real Estate Partners
  • Rick Gropper, Principal, Camber Property Group
  • Ben Korman, Chief Executive Officer, Lotus Equity Group

1:35 PM

Track B – Buildings with Brains: Built-in Monitoring Technology

Smart apartment technologies and automated building management systems are essential to attracting and retaining tenants, and also serve as a potential cost savings to multifamily owners. Smart thermostats, locks, leak detectors, backup electricity systems and package tracking systems are just some examples of this revolutionizing technology. While today’s tenants are now expecting these services, owners are looking for the best solutions to manage costs and even create revenue with these systems.

  • How do you control your expenses in this tight market while meeting tenant demands?
  • Which of these technologies is the most impactful at providing owners with long-term value?
  • How can smart technologies assist you in meeting the latest carbon regulations?

Panelists:

  • Michael Hejtmanek, Chief Operating Officer, Aware by Buildinglink
  • Jeff Hendler, Chief Executive Officer, Logical Buildings
  • Salil Sheth, SVP – Residential Operations, Roseland

2:20 PM

Keeping Your Feet on the Ground: Rent Regulation Update Panel

New York City’s new controversial rent laws were imposed as a solution to the current affordable housing crisis. But local property owners, developers and investors are fearful of the big picture implications of these new complex and restrictive rules. For example, owners may now be discouraged to make housing improvements, which may lower the quality of housing overall. Many industry leaders are still struggling to understand the basics of what these regulations mean. Whether you’re investing in rent regulated properties or not, the broader impact on the industry may have an impact on your business regardless.

  • Will NYC see a deterioration of housing conditions.
  • How will these new regulations impact housing supply?
  • What does the future hold for small owners?
  • How badly will they affect NYC’s affordable housing programs?
  • This group of industry insiders will answer your most pressing questions.

Panelists:

  • Jay Martin, Executive Director, Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
  • Robert Morgenstern, Managing Principal, Morgenstern Capital
  • Adam Parkoff, Principal, Parkoff Organization
  • Michael Rothschild, Vice President, AJ Clarke Real Estate
  • Cory Weiss, Partner, Ingram Yuzek

3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

3:10 PM

Networking Reception

Roundtables

Conference registration does not automatically qualify you to participate in a Roundtable; separate registration is required. If you are interested in participating, contact Scott Milliken at scott@greenpearlevents.com.

11:15 AM

Track C – Multifamily Developers’ Roundtable

11:15 AM

Track D – Multifamily C-Suite Roundtable

1:35 PM

Track C – Multifamily Operators Roundtable

1:35 PM

Track D – Multifamily Acquisitions Roundtable

Agenda

7:45 AM

Breakfast & Networking

Hosted by:

8:00 AM

DHCR-mageddon: What You Don’t Know about the Recent Rent Regulation Changes Can Hurt You

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:45 AM

On the Horizon: State of the Market & Emerging Trends

10:30 AM

Morning Break

11:15 AM

Track A – Time for Reinvention: New Value-add & Redevelopment Strategies

11:15 AM

Track B – Great Expectations: Trends for Improving the Tenant Experience

12:00 PM

Track A – The Window of Opportunity: Multifamily Financing & Investment Possibilities

12:00 PM

Track B – Clean Tech: Energy Efficient Building Technology & Innovation

12:40 PM

Networking Lunch

12:50 PM

Track B – Lunch Workshop – Tax Free Forever: New information just released about Opportunity Zones and Tax Policy changes

1:35 PM

Track A – Knowing Where to Look: Emerging Neighborhood Investments

1:35 PM

Track B – Buildings with Brains: Built-in Monitoring Technology

2:20 PM

Keeping Your Feet on the Ground: Rent Regulation Update Panel

3:30 PM

Closing Remarks

3:35 PM

Networking Reception

Roundtables

Conference registration does not automatically qualify you to participate in a Roundtable; separate registration is required. If you are interested in participating, contact Scott Milliken at scott@greenpearlevents.com.

11:15 AM

Track C – Multifamily Developers’ Roundtable

11:15 AM

Track D – Multifamily C-Suite Roundtable

1:35 PM

Track C – Multifamily Operators Roundtable

1:35 PM

Track D – Multifamily Acquisitions Roundtable

Who Sponsors

Sponsors of the RealInsight New York Multifamily Summit are typically industry leading consultants, vendors, and service providers looking to secure new business from medium to large sized multifamily investors, owner, managers and developers.

2019 Sponsors

AggressiveEnergy
AJ Clarke
Asset Preservation
BBWG
Best Energy Power
Borah Goldstein
BuildingLink
CIT Bank
CityLift
Dormakaba
Ecosystem
ETS
Greystone
HD Supply Solutions
Hodges Ward Elliott
Ingram
Insurent
Kirkland & Ellis
Logical Buildings
Mannington
Marks Paneth
Mazars
Resource Furniture
Starry
Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse and Hirschtritt
UC Funds
Westfalia

Venue

New York Multifamily Summit
October 31, 2019

New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Ave
New York

New Yorker Hotel

Testimonials

“They keynote speakers were truly excellent, and they drew in a large group of multifamily owners, which is helped me make new connections and setup meetings.”

“The breakout sessions are a great way to dive deep into niche topics; I work in finance, and I was able to connect with developers and deal sponsors looking for capital.”

The networking is fantastic. My entire career is laid out in front of me at this event: people I’ve done business with and those I hope to do business with in the future.”

Get Involved!

Speakers & Agenda

Rachel Golden
(347) 689-4706
E-mail Me

Registration

Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912
E-mail Me

Sponsorship & Exhibiting

Amber Collins
(646) 783-3940
E-mail Me

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