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Ex-NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Speaks Oct. 9 at RealShare NEW YORK Commercial Real Estate Conference, as Execs Trade Forecasts, Strategies

Ex-NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Speaks Oct. 9 at RealShare NEW YORK Commercial Real Estate Conference, as Execs Trade Forecasts, Strategies

NEW YORK – September 4, 2014 – Ray Kelly, the longest serving Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, will be the subject of a probing on-stage interview October 9 at RealShare NEW YORK, the 13th annual conference for the region’s commercial real estate industry, at the Roosevelt Hotel from 8 a.m. until noon. The industry’s premier educational and networking event is hosted by ALM’s Real Estate Media Group, publishers of and Real Estate Forum.

Commissioner Kelly, now president of Cushman & Wakefield’s Risk Management Services, will be interviewed by Michael Desiato, vice president and group publisher of ALM’s Real Estate Media Group, on a range of topics from law enforcement and terrorism to property risk management issues, beginning at 11 a.m.

“Besides witnessing one of our most fascinating ‘Inside the Mind’ sessions ever, CRE execs will learn what’s hot, what’s new, and where to look for their next big deals across all the property sectors at RealShare NEW YORK,” said Mr. Desiato. “In addition to the formal sessions, this is a venue where old business relationships are renewed and valuable new ones are forged.”

Westchester County Executive and gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino will keynote the conference. Scheduled panels include:

Thought Leaders Speak Out. Key players share views on New York’s future, sectors to watch, strategies for success, local and national policy issues, and economic and global forces affecting growth. Participants include: Arthur J. Mirante, II; Principal and Tri-State President; Avison Young. Howard Roth; Global Real Estate Leader; EY. Ronald Lo Russo; President, New York Tri-State Region; Cushman & Wakefield.

Transactions in Focus. Leasing, investment and finance issues. Have prices gotten too high and cap rates too compressed to meet yield requirements? Participants include: Jeffrey A. Lenobel; Partner; Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. David Schechtman; Principal, Executive Managing Director; Eastern Consolidated. Janice Stanton; Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets; Cushman & Wakefield. Michael P. Higgins; Managing Director, Real Estate Finance Group; CIBC World Markets Corp. J.D. Parker; First Vice President/District Manager; Marcus & Millichap.

The Future of NYC’s Hot Markets. In Midtown South, creative and tech firm rents rise. Retail pushes into Downtown and the Far West Side. Multifamily booms across the city. From NoMad and the Far West Side/Hudson Yards, to Long Island City and the outer boroughs, what’s hot and what’s driving demand? Participants include: Michael Cohen; President, Tri-State Region; Colliers International. Robert Knakal; Chairman; Massey Knakal Realty Services. Catherine O’Toole; Managing Principal; Coldwell Banker Commercial.

Changing the NYC Landscape: Development Update. Insights from the region’s top developers on current projects and those in the pipeline. Participants include: Wayne D’Amico CCIM; 2013 President/Chairman; CCIM Institute. Oskar Brecher; Executive Vice President / Director of Development; The Moinian Group. Seth Pinsky; Executive Vice President/ Fund Manager; RXR. Simon Wasserberger; Managing Director; L&L Holding Company, LLC.

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