Newman Real Estate Institute Presents: New York’s Next Urban Agenda: What’s the Future for Real Estate, Development and Construction in New York City?

NEW YORK, NY-September 19, 2013 – On Wednesday, October 9, New York’s top leaders and industry experts will gather at The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College to explore directions that the new Mayor should consider as New York moves forward into a new Mayoral Administration in January.

The Institute and its media partner Real Estate Weekly invite New Yorkers to a conversation designed to break new ground and set a new building agenda for the city’s next mayoral administration. Keynote speakers include William C. Rudin, Vice Chairman and CEO of Rudin Management Co, Inc. and Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President and Investment Manager of RXR Realty Metropolitan Emerging Market Strategy (also former President of the NYC Economic Development Corporation).

Other speakers include: Richard T. Anderson, President New York Building Congress; Suri Kasirer, President of Kasirer Consulting; A. Eugene Kohn, Chairman Kohn of Pedersen Fox Associates; R. Donahue Peebles, Entrepreneur, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Peebles Corporation; William A. Marino, Chairman of The Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure; Jack S. Nyman, Executive Director of The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute; Ray Quartararo, Vice Chairman & International Director of Jones Lang Lasalle’s Project and Development Services Group; Frank Sciame, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of F.J. Sciame Construction; Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents; Robert Yaro, Chairman & Founder of the Regional Plan Association; and Michael Zetlin, Senior Partner with Zetlin & De Chiara LLP.

The session will include a lively conversation highlighting diverse perspectives that will help shape new directions and initiatives for the real estate, development and construction industries following Mayor Bloomberg’s 12-year administration. Event speakers and participants will examine several major topics that will impact New York’s development agenda and put their recommendations on record. Attendees will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the major challenges the new administration must consider as the city continues to build.



WHAT: New York’s Next Urban Agenda:  What’s the Future for Real Estate, Development and Construction in New York City

WHEN: October 9, 2013, 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: The William and Anita Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street, Room 750


INFORMATION: Sara Hilska Taylor,, (646) 660-6950


About The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute:
The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute offers education and research opportunities to address the needs of the real estate industry. Through professional education courses and workshops, the Institute trains current practitioners and the next generation of real estate professionals, helping them succeed in, and contribute to, an evolving marketplace. As Executive Director of The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, Jack S. Nyman leads strategic planning and partnering; guides education programs, research, publishing, and public events; and manages operations. Under his direction, the Institute hosts dynamic public events for industry experts to share their knowledge and advance thinking in the field. Individuals, companies, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies all benefit from the programs offered by the Institute.

About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to


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