Future of Real Estate Dinner
Mr. Goldman is President of BLDG Management Co., Inc. and its affiliates. BLDG Management Co., Inc. and its affiliates own and manage a portfolio of real estate throughout the United States. The portfolio consists of in excess of 400 properties including over 8,000 residential units, of which most are in New York City, and in excess of 20 million square feet of commercial properties and developments. His management company employs over 80 people for property management, leasing and administrative support and over 750 people for the operation and maintenance of the properties.
Mr. Goldman is the Managing Member of a partnership that owns a 50% position in the World Trade Center leasehold of Towers 2, 3 & 4. Mr. Goldman has participated with many significant investors to acquire major real estate properties in several major markets which total in excess of $ 4.5 billion.
Mr. Goldman is an active real estate developer with most recently completing The Summit, a 42- story, 429-unit luxury residential building on East 44th Street in Manhattan which opened February 2019.
Prior to The Summit, Mr. Goldman completed the development of The One, located in Jersey City, NJ consisting of 451 residential units and retail space that opened June 2015.
Current construction projects include a 10-story, 45-unit residential building on East Houston Street in Manhattan, scheduled to open Summer 2020.
Mr. Goldman has and continues to be an active participant in large transactions in major markets in the United States. He was part of the group that purchased the Sears Tower in 2005 and subsequently sold it to its current owners. He also purchased major assets along with others during the Met Life real estate asset divestiture.
Mr. Goldman is the major Investor and partner involved in the ownership renovation and expansion of Gurney’s hotel brand, currently in Montauk, Long Island, and Newport, Rhode Island.
Mr. Goldman has originated or participated in debt instruments over the past several years totaling in excess of $1 billion. He is a partner in S3 Capital, a private lender which has closed over 250 loans since 2014 totaling over $1 billion.
M & T Bank
• Member of the M & T Bank Directors’ Advisory Council, New York City Division
• Member of the M & T Bank, New York City Division, Mortgage Loan Committee
CHARITIES AND PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATIONS
• Member of the Northwell Health Board of Trustee
• Member of the Northwell Health Foundation Board of Overseers
• Vice Chairman of Northwell Health Foundation Board of Overseers
• Member of the Capital Finance Subcommittee
• Member of the Compensation Committee
• Member of the Board of Directors, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
• Member of the Western Regional Executive Council
• Vice Chairman of the Western Regional Executive Council
Lenox Hill Hospital
• Member of the Executive Board
Feinstein Institue of Medical Research
• Member of the Executive Board
UJA Federation of New York
• Member of the Real Estate & Allied Trades Division Executive Committee (former
Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation
• Managing Trustee
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
• Chairman of the Board of Governors
Membership and involvement in excess of 20 other Charitable Organizations.
Michael Stoler is the President & CEO of New York Real Estate TV, LLC a management consulting firm and television production firm.
Mr. Stoler is the host and executive producer of two television shows: “The Stoler Report-New York’s Business Report” currently in its 19th season and “Building New York-New York Life Stories” in its 15th season. Both shows air 8 times a week in New York City on CUNY TV and are available on numerous internet sites. These shows also air on university, educational, community and public access television stations in the tri-state region.
Mr. Stoler served as Managing Director at Madison Realty Capital, a private equity firm from January 2009 to March 31, 2018. He previous served as a senior principal at Apollo Real Estate Advisors (AREA Property Partners) as well as SVP with First American Title Insurance Company . For more than twenty five years he served as president and CEO of Princeton Commercial Corporation and New York Real Estate TV, LLC, a consulting and financing firms whose client have included financial institutions, public and private companies, commercial banks and finance companies, accounting and consulting firms, Taft Hartley Unions and Health Funds, health care organizations, health care and business professionals.
Mr. Stoler serves as the real estate commentator at 1010 WINS and WCBS NEWSRADIO 880.
Michael is a member of the Real Estate Committee of Yeshiva University. He is active in numerous charitable endeavors and serves as the founder & CEO, of the Foundation for Medical Evaluation and Early Detection, an organization which provides no cost health screenings to the community. Mr. Stoler is a former Overseer and Member of the Board of the NYU Langone Health. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the Brooklyn Center of Long Island University. Mr. Stoler serves an adjunct faculty member and the co-chair of the Fordham University Real Estate Industry Outreach Committee.
With an impressive career spanning over 20 years, Andres Escobar has become one of interior design’s most admired and prolific talents. As partner and design principal, he is responsible for the strategic growth and positioning of the firm, as well as closely liaising with partners and clients on every project.
Regularly working with top investors and developers, Andres has always made a point of nurturing long-term client relationships and elevating the vision of every project.
Having led hundreds of design projects in New York City, Andres is uniquely attuned to the city’s architectural design vernacular. He has a keen understanding of, and sensitivity to, the specific needs of each site, approaching design at the neighborhood—and often down to the block—level. His distinctive, eclectic designs speak the language of the project’s brand and surroundings and amplify them, to the delight of Lemay + Escobar clients and end users.
Charles Avolio is the President and General Manager of Suffolk’s New York Region. He is leading Suffolk’s team in New York towards delivering an unparalleled client experience founded upon fostering effective communication with owners, consultants, trade partners, and governing agencies. Charlie is responsible for executing on Suffolk’s vision to “transform the construction experience by building smart.” He believes in the power of innovation and people, and empowers his teams to think differently, work collaboratively and executive flawlessly on Suffolk’s most complex, sophisticated projects. He reinforces a strong culture of innovation in the New York City office driven by the most advanced tools and processes, including virtual design and construction (VDC), virtual reality technologies, lean construction principles, data and analytics, and artificial intelligence solutions that provide significant value for clients and are revolutionizing the construction industry.
Charlie is an experienced member of the construction industry and has been practicing in New York City for more than 30 years. After graduating from Villanova University in 1986, he began his career as an assistant superintendent and has served in almost every role and function as he has ascended into one of the preeminent industry leaders in the region. Charlie’s contributions have ranged from oversight of project operations to profit and loss, business development, strategic planning, health and safety, community affairs, and labor relations.
An active member of the community in New York City, Charlie was honored with the 2012 Craftsmanship Award from the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen and the 2014 Building Future Award from the Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills. As a LEED Accredited Professional, he was also a founding board member of the United States Green Building Council’s New York Chapter, now known as Urban Green. He currently sits on the board of the Regional Plan Association, The New York Building Congress Foundation, the Salvadori Center and is a member of the Development Committee of the YMCA of Greater New York. Charles is also active within the Partnership for New York City, and the Association for a Better New York. He has previously served as the co-chairman of the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA), director of the Contractors’ Association of Greater New York (CAGNY), and president and board member of the World Cares Center.
Mr. Silverman, the firm's managing partner, is a Real Estate, Litigation and Corporate Bankruptcy & Restructuring attorney with advanced training in bankruptcy and restructuring law and extensive experience successfully litigating business disputes in State and Federal court. He focuses on commercial matters as well as Chapter 11 cases and corporate restructurings, but has also represented individuals in Chapters 7 & 13. His understanding of the Bankruptcy Code assists in developing strategies which address issues that present when landlords, tenants or other creditors enter and/or are forced into distressed situations. Mr. Silverman additionally maintains a high-level and complex retail leasing practice, representing landlords and tenants (including franchisors and franchisees), in connection with stand-alone and mixed-use properties located in New York City as well as shopping centers and mixed-use properties across the United States.
Mr. Silverman earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated with concentrations in corporate and commercial law. While in law school, Mr. Silverman served as Symposium Editor and a member of the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law. Prior to law school, Mr. Silverman earned his B.A. (with honors) in Economics from Yeshiva University, where he also graduated with Associate degrees in American Studies, Judaic Studies, and Business and Management. After law school, Mr. Silverman received an LL.M. (with honors) in Bankruptcy from St. John's University School of Law, where he studied under many preeminent bankruptcy judges and practitioners.
Admitted to practice law before the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, Mr. Silverman is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and New York City Lawyers Association, and annually judges both the Empire New York World Championship Moot Court Competition, which immerses U.S. high school students in the rule and practice of law seeking to mold young people into confident, respectful and culturally aware citizens, and the Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, which takes place at St. John's University School of Law.
Mr. Silverman currently serves on the Board of Directors of his community's synagogue, has previously worked for corporate, securities, litigation and bankruptcy departments of prestigious Manhattan law firms, and has also served in the General Counsel's Office of a prominent and storied New York City broker-dealer and investment bank. Mr. Silverman further served as co-author to and -counsel on an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court Bankruptcy case of Executive Benefits Ins. Agency v. Arkison. Recap of case and oral arguments here.
Recently, Mr. Silverman has represented:
real estate developers and investors in negotiating the acquisition of improved and unimproved properties in New York City and its surrounding areas;
religious and charitable organizations in New York City and the surrounding boroughs in leasing and litigation matters;
one of New York City's oldest and continuously operated taverns in the successful pursuit before the New York State Commercial Division of a bitterly challenged Yellowstone Injunction against its landlord, thereby saving its long-term lease from termination;
a fully-integrated real estate developer, landlord, operator and lender, headquartered in New York City, with a combined retail, office and industrial portfolio in excess of 12 million square feet of space (of which 1.75 million represents retail) in the New York Metro area, in connection with its retail leasing transactions;
a client which owns and manages more than 2,000 residential units in New York City and the surrounding areas in its various landlord-tenant disputes;
an alleged corporate debtor in a hotly contested involuntary Chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, as well as in the the appeal taken therefrom by the petitioning creditor;
defendants in bankruptcy-related adversary proceedings brought by trustees and debtors to avoid and recover transfers and/or conveyances allegedly preferential and/or fraudulent under various federal and state statutes;
defendants in state-based Assignment for Benefit of Creditor cases where designated Assignees brought actions in state court to avoid allegedly preferential transfers made under particular state statutes;
plaintiffs in State and Federal Court in actions against a major foreign airline on account of, among other things, such airline's breach of its conditions of carriage;
national retail tenants in connection with new and expiring leases in shopping malls and strip centers in the New York Metro area and throughout the United States;
single retail tenants in connection with new leases as well as lease surrender negotiations;
business entities in commercial litigation involving disputes concerning leases, contracts, promissory notes, other secured and unsecured loan agreements and personal guarantees;
clients in commercial mediation before JAMS;
commercial clients in obtaining Judgments by Confession as against defaulting contract counter-parties; and
high net-worth individuals in the acquisition and disposition of residential properties.
When away from the office and otherwise not responding to client calls, Mr. Silverman enjoys spending time at home with his family, including his wife and three children.
Gary S. Kleinman is a commercial real estate attorney with wide-ranging experience in virtually all aspects of real estate law, including financing on behalf of borrowers and lenders, debt restructuring and workouts, land acquisition and development, dispositions of commercial, industrial and residential real estate, the acquisition and disposition of multi-asset portfolios of loans and real properties and leasing.
As Executive Vice President of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Matthew oversees the entire Douglas Elliman new development rental portfolio. Matthew has overseen the marketing and leasing efforts of over 10,000 new development rental units in New York City with over 5,000 units in the pipeline. His responsibilities commence from the onset and is responsible for analyzing the viability of a development project, overseeing the entire design development and product planning process, and marketing and lease-up phases. Further, he develops the marketing platforms, public relation and social media strategies, and brand identity for each development to ensure cohesiveness from conception to completion. His ten years of development marketing experience provides his clients with invaluable insight.
Matt plays a key role in overseeing developments in some of the most sought after rental projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. His experience includes The Ashley and Aldyn for Extell, 80 DeKalb Avenue, 461 Dean the world’s tallest modular building, and New York by Gehry for Forest City Ratner Companies, the recently completed 1 QPS Tower, a record setting project in Long Island City, 15 William for the CIM Group, 184 Kent for JMH Development, 365 Bond Street in Gowanus, and 1182 Broadway in Nomad.
Matt currently oversees a portfolio of market leading projects including; 363 Bond Street, Essex Crossing, the transformative Lower East Side master plan development, 19 Dutch Street in the Financial District, Lloyd Goldman’s Midtown East development, Summit New York, Brookfield’s Greenoint Landing masterplan development and RXR’s first ground-up residential development in New York City. Matt is also leading the development planning for a number of high profile developments including The Dime in South Williamsburg and 185 Broadway for SL Green.
In his spare time, Matthew also works with a non-profit organization connecting art and communities.
Richard L. Sussman joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 1995 and is a member with the firm's Transactional Department. Already an experienced transactional attorney, during Mr. Sussman's tenure at the firm his knowledge and experience have solidified his status as a skillful and highly valued practitioner. For Sussman, the goal is creativity, creating solutions to complex problems toward the goal of achieving the objectives of his clients.
Mr. Sussman has had no shortage of opportunities to engage in creative solutions. His wide-ranging and sophisticated practice encompasses all phases of real estate. Over the years, he has been integrally involved as lead attorney in many sophisticated transactions in New York City, the greater metropolitan area, and nationwide.
Mr. Sussman's client base is unusually broad. He represents everyone from individual and institutional developers, owners and lenders to syndicators, investors and brokers. He has structured and negotiated complex transactions involving multi-family buildings and complexes, office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, air and development rights, development parcels and mixed-use facilities. The nature of the transactions on which Mr. Sussman has worked is also diverse, including purchases and sales, partnerships and joint ventures, workouts, and complex leasing and financing.
Jason Bloom joined Avison Young in 2016 as a Research Manager for the New Jersey market. In this role, Mr. Bloom is responsible for the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of market research data. He prepares market analyses including economic overviews, market area highlights, forecasting, and data analysis. Additionally, Mr. Bloom works closely with brokers to address their research needs and prepares project specific reports for client presentations. Prior to joining Avison Young, Mr. Bloom was employed at the law firm of Silverman and Sardar LLP in New York City. Mr. Bloom has also previously held internship positions in the financial services and real
Mr. Bloom holds an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Rutgers University Business School and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law, both located in Newark, NJ. He has also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Yeshiva University in New York, NY. Mr. Bloom is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey and holds a New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson’s license.
Ryan Silber is a Senior Associate in CBRE's New York City Institutional Properties Group led by Darcy Stacom and Bill Shanahan. Since joining CBRE in 2015 as a Financial Analyst, Ryan has assisted with dispositions totaling more than $2.5 billion. In his current role, Ryan supports IP by providing extensive financial and market analysis of multifamily, mixed-use, and development site assets as well as assisting with due diligence and investor underwriting efforts. Ryan obtained a B.B.A. from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, served as Vice President of the Goizueta Real Estate Club, and as a Student Board member on the Goizueta Real Estate Private Equity Fund.
Todd P. Hershman serves as an associate director in NKF’s New York
headquarters. A New York native, Mr. Hershman focuses on representing
tenants in their leasing of office properties throughout the city. He previously
worked for two years at Grubb & Ellis, now a part of NKF, where he was a
member of the national healthcare practice group and the education
practice group. Mr. Hershman began his real estate career at Bloom Real
Estate Group, a boutique firm, immediately after graduating college.
Mr. Hershman’s clients include well-known brands such as The Estee
Lauder Companies, which he represented in a 66,000-square-foot lease at
28 West 23rd Street for its online division, and Sesame Workshop, the notfor-profit behind Sesame Street. In Lower Manhattan, Mr. Hershman
represented advertising firm SS+K in a 10-year renewal of 22,319 square
feet leased at 88 Pine Street. He is an active member in NKF’s national
technology practice group and advises high-growth technology companies,
such as Fluent, which he first assisted in subleasing 16,889 square feet at
33 Whitehall Street (one of 2014’s most cost-effective transactions on a persquare-foot basis), before expanding the company to 25,000 square feet in
the building over the following three year period. Ultimately, Fluent relocated
within Lower Manhattan, and Mr. Hershman again represented the
company in its expansion, subleasing and relocating to 42,685 square feet
at 300 Vesey Street in early 2019.
Mr. Hershman’s work with technology companies has led to vast experience
advising clients in times of high growth, such as representing Riskified in its
expansion from 3,500 square feet to 27,000 square feet at 220 5th Avenue,
as well as contraction, such as representing Orchard in its disposition of
26,242 square feet via sublease to Box, Inc. at 386 Park Avenue South. In
a deal that was nominated for the REBNY “Most Ingenious Deal of the
Year,” Mr. Hershman worked on a team representing Intercept
Pharmaceuticals in its disposition of more than 35,000 square feet across
three transactions in the Meatpacking District, as well as its concurrent
relocation and expansion to 75,000 square feet in 10 and 55 Hudson Yards.
Mr. Hershman is also an expert in advising schools and not-for-profit
organizations on their real estate requirements and processes. He has
worked on behalf of education institutions at every level, including charter
organizations. He represents Success Academy Charter Schools, for which
he advises on its strategic growth planning to more than 1 million square
feet across multiple sites and city boroughs. Mr. Hershman has also advised
state-funded, special-needs schools, such as Hawthorne Country Day
School, for which he advised on in its 22,216-square-foot expansion at 156
William Street, where the school sought to create a high school for children
affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The assignment involved
oversight and approvals from four different departments throughout the
New York state government. Mr. Hershman was recently named to the
board of directors of the Hawthorne Foundation, the non-profit behind
Hawthorne Country Day School, in recognition of his efforts on their behalf.
Professional accolades of Mr. Hershman include 2018 Newmark Associate
Director of the Year, NKF’s “The Leap” Award for 2018, for the single largest
increase in production year over year for a broker under a decade in
experience and was selected to NKF’s “Rising Stars” summit three
consecutive years. In the philanthropic world, Mr. Hershman was awarded
the SNACK*, an organization who provides after school programming for
children with Autism, 2015 “Man of the Year” Award for his efforts
successfully completing the organization’s headquarters relocation.
Join us for an exciting evening with gourmet bites, signature cocktails, and strategic networking as we convene the New York's top movers and shakers in the real estate industry. Our signature panel format was specifically designed to foster organic discussions about the future of real estate investing, develop new long-term professional relationships, and allow our members to explore potential partnerships and professional opportunities. The panel will be comprised of speakers' insights on current trends/opportunities in the real estate market and tried-and-true advice on how to operate a successful real estate investment firm.
YJP is an exclusive community dedicated to connecting young professionals; active real estate developers, owners, investors and deal-makers with the leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
6:00 - 7:00 Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 8:00 Panel & Dinner
8:15 - 9:00 Dessert Buffet
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This event starts on August 13th at 6:00 PM.