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Commercial Real Estate Professionals to Gather on August 15th for Conference Focused on Emerging Opportunities in Westchester and Fairfield Counties

Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino to serve as keynote speaker at RealShare WESTCHESTER FAIRFIELD COUNTIES event in White Plains, N.Y.

NEW YORK – July 26, 2013 – ALM’s Real Estate Media Group, the publisher of and Real Estate Forum, will host RealShare WESTCHESTER FAIRFIELD COUNTIES, an educational and networking conference for the suburban New York commercial real estate market, on August 15th at the Crowne Plaza White Plains Hotel in White Plains, N.Y.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Robert Astorino, County Executive for Westchester County, who will address local political matters, regional business developments and how he is working to improve the area, including his property tax vision and local economic growth. He will also discuss the county’s key business drivers, challenges and growth initiatives.

Other featured speakers for the day include:
• Marissa Brett, Executive Director of Economic Development for The Westchester County Association
• Brian Conybeare, Special Advisor to Governor Cuomo
• Justin Krebs, Principal of Normandy Real Estate Partners
• Ross Pepe, President of the Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley
• John Ravitz, Executive Vice President of The Business Council in Westchester County
• Michael Spano, Mayor of Yonkers, N.Y.
• Robert Weisz, President of RPW Group
• Laura Woznitski, Senior Director of Leasing & Development at BioMed Realty Trust

The morning event will consist of discussion of hot-button topics such as the economic impact of the Tappan Zee Bridge project, and the future of development and redevelopment in the county.

“With nearly 2 million people, Westchester/Fairfield is a major market with the economic base, diversified workforce, and transportation amenities needed to foster long-term growth,” said Michael Desiato, vice president and group publisher for ALM’s Real Estate Media Group. “RealShare WESTCHESTER FAIRFIELD COUNTIES participants will have access to the critical thinking of noted speakers, industry leaders, and access to hundreds of leading owners, lenders, investors, developers, brokers and service providers from across the region who will gather to forge new business relationships.”

RealShare events are unique from other real estate conferences in that they are focused on identifying specific deal-making opportunities for commercial real estate investors, developers, brokers and other professionals. Sponsors of RealShare WESTCHESTER FAIRFIELD COUNTIES include Marcus & Millichap, HFF, UC Funding, BOMA Westchester County and Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors.

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