NEW YORK CITY-In a game of numbers, 2006 has been a bell-ringer for real estate practitioners. It’s likely that the high times will continue to roll as the industry begins to prep for next year. How well current economic and industry conditions primes us to continue this velocity into 2007 will be the main focus of RealShare New York, slated to take place Sept. 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel here.
More than 400 of the highest rollers in the local market are expected to turn out for this year’s event. The RealShare Conference Series is produced by Real Estate Media, which also publishes GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum.
“It’s been a market of unprecedented firsts,” says group publisher and editorial director Michael G. Desiato. “A quick look at the construction pipeline and lease lock-ins clearly illustrates that. The Times Building, the Hearst Tower, the Bank of America tower are changing our skyline. And some of the recent lease deals we’ve covered make it clear that there is no shortage of tenants to fill those new spaces. Top that off with the ongoing flood of capital into the market, and Manhattan is clearly primed for an equally flush 2007.”
As always, specialized breakout sessions will mark the agenda. These include such titles as “Financing and Getting Deals Done in Today’s Frenzied Market,” and a “Look Inside the Record-Breaking Investment Sales Market.”
But RealShare’s main events garner most of the industry’s buzz, and this year promises to be no different. After opening remarks from Desiato, the agenda swings into the Town Hall Panel, featuring such names as Brookfield’s Ric Clark, Trammell Crow’s Ken Krasnow, CB Richard Ellis’ Michael Geoghegan, Cushman &Wakefield’s Josh Kuriloff and the Moinian Group’s Joseph Moinian.
The Town Hall will be followed by the return of the New York Power Panel, this year with Steve Siegel of CBRE moderating Bill Rudin (Rudin Management); Marc Holliday (SL Green); and Gary Barnett (Extell).
Desiato then makes a return appearance to host Inside the Real Estate Mind, this year casting the spotlight on Kent Swig of Swig Equities.