Baruch College’s Steven Newman Real Estate Institute Presents: “Building Better: Boosting Your Construction Project’s Bottom Line”

NEW YORK, NY- November 8, 2013 – The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College and media partner Real Estate Weekly will host a roundtable discussion on November 13 featuring leading New York builders, developers and industry leaders. The program will focus on best practices for building New York’s top projects, which have included 56 Leonard, Manhattan West, 105-111 West 57th St., 12 E. 13th St., and 345 Meatpacking.

Media and industry professionals are invited to learn more about these construction milestones, hear management techniques for building new, bigger projects, and learn solutions for controlling costs. Keynote speakers include Sabrina Kanner, Senior Vice President of Design and Construction, Brookfield Properties, Corp. and Ray Quartararo, Vice Chairman International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle.  

Other panelists include Izak Senbahar, President, Alexico Group; Joseph McMillan, Jr., Chairman and CEO, DDG; Josh Schuster, Principal, DHA Capital; Christopher Franks, Executive Vice President, Industry Practice Leader, Willis of New York; George Ladyman, International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle; and Michael Stern, Managing Partner, JDS Development Group.

The event is co-sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle, Willis, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, and New York Building Congress.


WHAT:  “Building Better: Boosting Your Construction Project’s Bottom Line”                                

WHEN:  7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 13

WHERE: The Harvard Club, 35 W. 44th St., (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)


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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