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Brooklyn Real Estate Summit Media Archive

Opening Remarks & Welcome Address - Brooklyn is the New Manhattan

  • Ryan Slack, CEO, GreenPearl Events
  • Brendan Dugan, President, St. Francis College
  • Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President
  • Robert Hebron, Associate Broker, Ingram & Hebron
  • Tim King, Principal, CPEX Real Estate
  • Ken Krasnow, Managing Director – Brooklyn, Massey Knakal
  • David Maundrell, President, aptsandlofts.com
  • Moderator: Lori Raphael, Director, Real Estate and Development at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Capital Markets: Alternative and traditional lending sources

  • Dan Hartman, Senior Regional Director of Fund Management, Wrightwood Capital
  • Douglas Hercher, EVP & Principal, C&W Sonnenblick Goldman
  • Michael House, Managing Director, Edgewood Capital Advisors
  • Andrew Scandalios, Senior Managing Director, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler
  • Moderator: Adam Luysterborghs, Principal, Avant Capital Partners
The Big Picture: The state of infrastructure investment and development in New York City’s largest borough

  • Seth Pinsky, President, NYC Economic Development Corporation
Multifamily Investment: Who’s buying and who’s selling commercial multifamily (5+ units).

  • Ben Bernstein, Principal, RedSky Capital, LLC
  • Melissa Burch, Senior Vice President, Forest City Ratner
  • Mitchell Shpelfogel, Principal, SG & Sons Realty; Attorney, Pinczewski & Shpelfogel PC
  • Phil Wharton, Vice President – Development, AvalonBay Communities
  • Moderator: J.D. Parker, New York Regional Manager, Marcus & Millichap
Brooklyn Residential: Assessing opportunities in the residential market sales and development

  • Eric Brody, Principal & Founder, The Brody Group
  • David Kramer, Principal, Hudson Companies
  • John Reinhardt, CEO, Fillmore Real Estate; President, Brooklyn Board of Realtors
  • Frank Tamayo, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer, Bank of America
  • Greg Todd, Associate Broker, Corcoran
  • Moderator: Chris Havens, Founder & CEO, Creative Real Estate Group
Multifamily Finance: Finance is loosening quickly for multifamily investment: Who are the active debt players in Brooklyn multifamily, and what are the trends in deal terms?

  • Michael Muller, Vice President, Eastern Union Commercial
  • Dan Harris, EVP & Chief Lending Officer, Dime Savings Bank
  • Joel Leitner, Principal, Leitner Group
  • Rick Wolf, Senior Managing Director, Greystone Servicing Corporation
  • Moderator: Sean Mooney, Associate Director, Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp
Brooklyn in Distress? Where are the opportunities, what deals are getting done?

  • Ofer Cohen, Founder and Managing Director, TerraCRG
  • Michael Falsetta, Executive Vice President, Miller Cicero
  • Boaz Gilad, President and Co-Founder, ORE International
  • Brett Goldman, Director of Acquisitions, Triangle Equities
  • Ben Thypin, Senior Market Analyst, Real Capital Analytics
  • Moderator: Jack Rosenfield, Founder and Principal, Loan Resolution Advisors
New Developments Panel Atlantic Yards / Barclays Center, Coney Island, Navy Yards; Brooklyn Economic Development and Public Sector Investment in the Near Future

  • MaryAnne Gilmartin, Executive Vice President, Forest City Ratner Companies
  • Andrew Kimball, President & CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
  • Joe Sitt, Chairman & CEO, Thor Equities
  • Moderator: Joan Bartolomeo, President, Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation
New Frontiers in Brooklyn Retail Panel

  • Mustafa Coskun, President, Eden Grocery
  • Joseph Getz, President, JGSC Group
  • Miriam Harris, VP of Real Estate Transactions, NYCEDC
  • Caroline Pardo, Director of Leasing, Two Trees Management
  • Moderator: Larisa Ortiz, Owner, Larisa Ortiz Associates
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