Real Estate Opportunities Dinner
This event starts on January 29th at 6:00 PM.
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. 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. Join us for gourmet bites, signature cocktails, and strategic networking as we convene the New York's top movers and shakers. The panel will be comprised of unique case studies, analysis of present/future markets, and speakers' tried-and-true tips on how to operate a successful real estate investment firm.
6:00 - 7:00 Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 8:00 Panel & Dinner
8:15 - 9:00 Dessert Buffet
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Founded in 1985, United American Land, LLC (UAL) is a family-owned real estate development, investment and management company based in Soho. Its principals, the brothers Albert, Jason and Jody Laboz, own and manage over 70 properties in Manhattan and Brooklyn. They have
restored improved and reinvented historic buildings in Tribeca, Soho, Chelsea and the Flatiron district via conversion from commercial use to luxury residences, as well as adaptive reuse of the historic buildings to prime retail use.
Among the current UAL projects is the repositioning of a 250,000 square foot landmark building on the Fulton Street Mall in downtown Brooklyn comprised of a 130,000 square foot retail component as well as a 120,000 square foot residential loft component, with H&M, Nordstrom’s Rack, TJ Maxx and Old Navy as tenants.
The construction of a 150,000 square foot development on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, with H&M and Burlington as the anchor tenants.
UAL has been selected by the New York City Economic Development Corp., to own and develop 50,000 square feet of the Brooklyn Municipal Building, into prime retail space. The space is located on 210 Joralemon Street, corner of Court Street is at the epicenter of Downtown
Brooklyn, where the tenants are Sephora, Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio, Soul Cycle, Yoga Works, It’s Sugar and Maison Kayser.
A significant past development is the luxury residential condominium known as Soho Mews, which is a 175,000 square foot building designed by the renowned architects Gwathmey Siegel, which comprises of 68 residential units, ground floor retail shops and underground parking.
Throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, UAL has created spaces for high profile commercial enterprises including Dylan’s Candy Bar, Sephora, La Perla, WeWork as well as middle market tenants such as Bank of America, Duane Reade, Steve Madden and others.
In Brooklyn, Albert Laboz serves as chairman of the Fulton Street Mall Association (BID), member of the executive committee of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and a member of the Metrotech BID.
Richard Leibovitch is an investment professional with over 30 years of experience, managing risk and identifying investment opportunities across a wide array of asset classes. Mr. Leibovitch, founded Arel Capital in 2013 to focus on US multifamily real estate. The firm currently owns approximately $1.5 billion in multifamily properties in New York, Texas, North Carolina and Colorado.
From 2003 to 2012, Mr. Leibovitch served at the Chief Investment Officer, a member of its Executive Committee and board member of Gottex Fund Management, a publicly-traded fund of hedge fund firm with over $7 billion in assets under management. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Leibovitch was the Global Head of Trading and Derivatives for Putnam Investments. He was a member of their Executive and Management Committees. From 1985 to 1998, Mr. Leibovitch was a senior executive at JP Morgan, where he held a number of senior trading positions including Head of Derivatives Trading, Head of Mortgage-Backed Securities Trading and Co-Head of Equity Derivatives.
Mr. Leibovitch received a B.A (Hons.) from McGill University and an M.Phil from Cambridge University.
Robert Lapidus, President and Chief Investment Officer, co-founded L&L Holding Company, LLC in June 2000. Mr. Lapidus’ primary areas of expertise include formulating real estate strategy, structuring joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, fund raising and financing. Lapidus has arranged joint venture transactions with some of the most respected names in the industry including Prudential Real Estate Investors, The Florida State Board of Administration, Carlyle Realty Partners, General Electric Pension Trust, Principal Real Estate Advisors, JP Morgan Asset Management, Beacon Capital Partners, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Zurich Insurance, Investcorp, RREEF, Blackrock, GreenOak, Tokyu Land Corporation and Columbia Property Trust. L&L’s current portfolio consists of approximately 6 million square feet, exclusively in Manhattan with a market value in excess of $4 billion.
Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Lapidus was a Senior Vice President and Principal of a New York City-based owner and operator of office buildings throughout the country. Mr. Lapidus was responsible for acquisitions and financings of the company’s assets. Prior to this position, Mr. Lapidus was President of Westminster Capital Associates located in New York, New York and Florham Park, New Jersey where he placed over $300 million of mortgage financing on multi-family, commercial and retail properties in New York and New Jersey and he was responsible for acquisitions and development in the greater New York Metropolitan area.
Mr. Lapidus was with Bellemead Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the Chubb Corporation from 1989 to 1997. His areas of responsibility included leasing, management, syndication and financing of a 12 million square foot portfolio of office space. In 1992, Mr. Lapidus became the youngest person in the history of Bellemead to be promoted to Vice President. Mr. Lapidus implemented Bellemead’s diversification into residential development where he successfully completed $200 million of single family, condominium and multi-family development projects. As the project executive of these communities, Mr. Lapidus was directly responsible for the acquisition, approval, design, construction, financing and marketing of these communities. Mr. Lapidus began his career as a corporate and real estate attorney with Kimmelman, Wolff & Samson, P.A., representing developers, lending institutions and various business enterprises.
Mr. Lapidus graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and received a Juris Doctor degree from Cardozo Law School (New York, New York), Cum Laude, in 1986.
Mr. Lapidus is a member of the Big Apple Metro Division of the Worldwide Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and a member of the board of directors of the Madison Square Park Conservancy. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Catalog for Giving of New York City. Mr. Lapidus is actively involved in several charities including the Boy Scouts of America, Starlight Children’s Foundation, the Catalog for Giving of New York City, and the American Cancer Society.
Sonny Kalsi is a Founder of GreenOak Real Estate, a partner-owned, real estate investment management and advisory firm focused on creating value for clients. Sonny has over 26 years of experience in the real estate industry and founded GreenOak in 2010 alongside his partners, John Carrafiell and Fred Schmidt. Together, they set out to build a highly focused investment platform pursuing independent, discrete strategies in the United States, Europe and Asia with key focus in New York, Los Angeles, London, Madrid, Milan and Tokyo. Under the leadership of Sonny and his co-founders, GreenOak has raised over $8 billion of investment capital and currently manages over $11 billion of gross real estate assets.
Andrew Schnissel is a Managing Director at Leviathan Capital. His primary focus is utilizing his extensive knowledge of real estate and skills to deliver aggressive commercial real estate financing solutions to the firm’s clients. Before joining Leviathan Capital, Andrew helped start an asset-based lender in Great Neck, New York, where he was responsible for originating asset-based loans solely within New York City. Additionally, Andrew worked at a boutique law firm in Great Neck, representing a major real estate lender in Great Neck. Andrew earned a BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University and a JD from Touro Law School.
Greg Corbin is a Managing Director at Besen & Associates, a full service commercial real estate firm which specializes in investment sales, retail leasing, financing, and management. The firm has annual sales reaching over $1 billion, and currently manages over 2,100 residential units, 200 stores, and 700,000 Sq. Ft. of commercial and office space. Mr. Corbin specializes in investment sales throughout the greater New York area and has closed transactions spanning nearly all product types, including multi-family residential, development site, factory/warehouse, transitional housing facility, mixed-use, and commercial buildings.
Prior to joining Besen & Associates, Greg Corbin was a Director of Sales at Massey Knakal Realty Services. Before that, Mr. Corbin was a Principaland the Chief Operating Officer of KCL Trading, a subsidiary of E*Trade Financial, where he ran a floor of over 40 traders.
Mr. Corbin is the Co-Founder of the non-profit Fuel For Truth, an organization he helped to build and grow from 8 to more than 12,000 members. Since 9/11 he has been instrumental in obtaining more than $1,000,000 in grant money for educating students and post graduates.
He is the Executive Co-Chairman of the YJP Real Estate Division, Vice President of the Give To Give Foundation, an executive board member of FFT, and a member of ICSC and The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).
Mr. Corbin is a graduate of Horace Mann and Boston University. He is a native New Yorker and lives on the Upper West Side with his wife and children.
Alex is an Associate at East End Capital and is responsible for a wide array of asset and property management functions across the company’s 2.25 million sf office, retail, and multifamily portfolio.
Prior to joining East End, Alex served as a financial analyst in the real estate valuations group at Duff & Phelps, where he valued assets around the globe for some of the world’s largest real estate owners. Before Duff & Phelps, Alex worked at CBRE in New York City as an office leasing broker, representing owners and tenants in the Downtown and Midtown South markets, and was a member of the 2014 Wheel Program. During his time at CBRE, Alex aided in the sale of over a billion dollars’ worth of NYC real estate, helped manage the day-to-day operations of over 900,000 SF of office space, leased several thousand square feet of office space, and assisted with the management of over $10 million of construction projects. Alex Holds a B.S from the University of Connecticut School of Business.
Corey Isdaner joined Marcus & Millichap in January 2014 as an Investment Sales Associate on The New York Multifamily Team, NYC’s leading Multifamily Investment Sales Team. The team sells over $1b worth of NYC Real Estate every year with upwards of 100+ building sales a year. He comes from a long lineage of commercial real estate brokers, being the fourth generation in his family to enter the industry. His career began at an early age working at The Bloom Organization of South Jersey, where he learned the intricacies of being a commercial landlord and developer. Corey also previously interned at Marcus & Millichap in Philadelphia, supporting a team there, he was involved with the financing, transaction and research aspects of investment real estate.
Within his first 4 years since joining Marcus & Millichap, Corey has sold over $645 Million in New York City real estate, totaling over 680,000 Square Feet. He is a recipient of the 2014 Marcus & Millichap Pace Setter Award, which is given to new agents who possess a high level of professionalism and industry expertise during their first 16 weeks after training.
Corey is an investment sales advisor and specializes solely in mixed-use and multifamily buildings in Manhattan. His concentration allows him to possess thorough knowledge of the real estate market in New York City and provides in-depth property valuations, market analyses, current market trends, and superior service and results for his clients. Corey has a strong understanding of the 1031 exchange process, rent regulation laws in New York City, property assessments, zoning and development guidelines, discounted cash flow analysis, 10-year models, and in-depth ground lease evaluation.
Some of Corey’s most notable transactions include a 16-building Portfolio which he sold to the Kushner Family for $131.5 Million, a 9-story elevator building on East 32nd Street for $43.7 Million, 3-buidling portfolio on East 3rd Street for $58 Million, a Finished Product East Village portfolio for $42.3 Million, and a 421-A new construction elevator building in the Lower East Side for $61.5m. Corey has worked with clients that range from Private Individuals to large institutions.
Originally from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Corey is a graduate of The University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Golf, attending Philadelphia Eagles games, spending time with family & friends, and traveling. He currently resides on the Upper East Side.
Jacob Entel is the Director of Residential Properties at The Moinian Group. He is responsible for the marketing, leasing and technological development for The Moinian Group’s residential portfolio which consists of over 2,500 luxury apartments in New York City. Jacob also advises the pre-development team on unit mixes, floor plan layouts, amenity and service programming, HPD selection, and design aesthetics for future residential developments. Jacob is currently responsible for overseeing the launch and lease-up of 2 rental projects in 2019 across Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Prior to joining Moinian, Jacob Entel earned a Bachelor Degree in Finance and graduated Cum Laude from Tulane University.
Marc Avi Hershberg began his career as a financial markets analyst at UBS Financial Services headquarters in Midtown NYC managing institutional and UHNW clients portfolios and debt placement within affiliated bank, insurance, sovereign wealth, and private equity partners. Mr. Hershberg later went on to work as Head of Originations and Asset Management at Brick Capital, a premier private equity and debt investment and lending firm with several hundred million assets under management and a leader in the alternative real estate financing industry in the New York Metropolitan Area. At Brick Capital, Mr. Hershberg works along with the firm’s principals in sourcing distressed loan financing and debt acquisition opportunities throughout the major Urban Core US Markets. While at Brick Capital, Mr. Hershberg founded Topaz Capital as a private equity real estate investment vehicle for both debt and equity investments throughout the US.
Mr. Hershberg holds a Bachelor's Degree from Yeshiva University and a Graduate Masters Degree with an honors in distinction from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.
Marc Kramer is a Senior Associate on the Acquisitions Team of Halpern Real Estate Ventures with roles primarily related to sourcing, underwriting, structuring, and closing real estate transactions. Currently his focus is on finding Co-GP and purchase opportunities for development within Opportunity Zones.
Prior to Halpern Real Estate Ventures, Mr. Kramer began his career in the Wheel Program at CBRE where he received great exposure to Global Corporate Services, Loan Sales, Tenant/Landlord Representation, and Investment Sales in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He transitioned from this rotational program into a more permanent role on the CBRE Office Investment Sales Team. Over the past the 3 years, Mr. Kramer has made the transition to the principal side working for Akridge, a local D.C. developer along with the Peebles Corporation, a New York based national developer.
Mr. Kramer earned an MS in Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University and a BS in Finance from the University of Maryland.
Matt Weilgus is Vice President of Originations and General Counsel with Mag Mile Capital, a capital advisory firm specializing in the placement of debt and equity on behalf of commercial real estate clients. Prior to Mag Mile Capital, Matt served as General Counsel for Sanders Equities, a company managing a privately held portfolio of commercial properties in the New York metropolitan area. In addition, Matt's background spans approximately 13 years of in-house counsel and law firm roles where he counseled a wide variety of commercial real estate clients - owners / developers, lenders and tenants while executing financings, acquisitions, dispositions and leases across all asset classes. Matt obtained a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from New York Law School.
Maurice Suede is a Director in the Capital Markets Group of Cushman &
Wakefield, focusing on Manhattan’s Chinatown, Financial District and
TriBeCa neighborhoods. Previously, he was an Associate at Massey KnakalRealty Services, which was acquired by Cushman & Wakefield on
December 31, 2014.
Earlier, Maurice spent time as a Wealth Management Intern at UBS
Financial Services in Manhattan, an Analyst Intern at Bleakley, Schwartz,
Cooney & Finney (Northwestern Mutual) in Fairfield, New Jersey, and as
an Asset Management Intern at Africa Israel USA in Manhattan. Maurice
was also Head Basketball Coach at Yeshiva of Flatbush.
Maurice earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance with a minor in Business Communications from the Zicklin School of Business at CUNY Baruch. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Real
Estate Finance and Investment at NYU Schack. He is certified as a Real
Estate Salesperson in New York.
• 33 & 34 Park Row (aka 1 Beekman Street): development site,
• 65-69 and 71-73 W. Broadway TriBeCa Assemblage”:
development/conversion site, $50,000,000
• 304-306 Canal Street: mixed-use, $16,400,000
• 58-60 Reade Street: commercial condo, $4,200,000
Zack Widmann is currently a partner with Volco Ventures. Volco Ventures was formed to seek investments in value-add real estate opportunities with a heavy focus on Newark NJ. Prior to Volco Ventures, Zack worked as an in-house broker for Prime Group Holdings for 3 years. Prime Group Holdings is the largest private owner of self storage facilities in the country with a portfolio valued at over $1.5 billion. He has successfully sourced, negotiated, and closed over $123 million dollars of Self- Storage properties across six different states. Prior to working at Prime Group Holdings, Zack was an intern for Silvershore Properties and Roseland Residential (a Mack-Cali Company) as an in house leasing agent. Zack Received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Skidmore College.