8:00 AM

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Opens

Join us early for the opportunity to enjoy breakfast and network with fellow developers, architects, engineers and construction firms.

8:15 AM

Breakfast Workshop: The Art of Managing Construction Risks

All construction project owners want a successful project, without the overruns, delays, conflicts and surprises which are so common on construction projects. This workshop identifies the four primary risk areas on construction projects and examines how owners can minimize these risks to achieve a successful project. The workshop will address the following topics:

  • ● Successful construction projects
  • ● Construction project relationships, delivery formats and contract structures
  • ● Risk No. 1 – Cost Overruns
  • ● Risk No. 2 – Defects, Failures and Nonconformities
  • ● Risk No. 3 – Differing Site Conditions
  • ● Risk No. 4 – Delay
Robet Epstein

Robert Epstein
Co-Chair – National Construction Law Practice
Greenberg Traurig

8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

8:50 AM

General Session

Morning Keynote: Developing Place and Opportunities

A champion for livable communities, Jonathan Rose develops large-scale projects that take vital elements into consideration. They include affordable and mixed-income housing, access to health, cultural and educational amenities, as well as easy access to parks and mass transit. Several projects are under constructions around the country and in New York City.

Brian Kenet

Brian Kenet
Senior Business Advisor
Anchin
INTERVIEWER

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan F.P. Rose
President
Jonathan Rose Companies
KEYNOTE

9:30 AM

General Session

Building a Better New York

In this special presentation, Ali Chaudhry, Deputy Secretary for Transportation for the Office of the Governor of New York, will present an overview of New York infrastructure projects, public-private partnerships, challenges, and opportunities. Chaudhry will also describe newest legislation and cutting-edge solutions that will continue to create more opportunities.

Ali Chaudhry

Ali Chaudhry
Deputy Secretary for Transportation
Office of the Governor New York

9:50 AM

General Session

Against the Odds: Making it Happen in Construction & Development Today

The construction industry is in a state of flux–changing policies, new regulations for safety and environmental factors, ever-rising costs for supplies and demand for a steady workforce. How do you keep afloat? This is not a static industry and you must be ready and willing to implement change to stay on top of your game. How do you plan to attract and retain a talented workforce? For an industry that’s ripe for “disruption,” what innovations can help streamline your process to save time, money and create a safer environment?

  • A DOB Primer: What you need to know about NYC’s newest regulations
  • The Workforce Dilemma: Attracting and keeping your workforce
  • Play Well with Others: Construction collaboration is on the rise
  • Welcome the Disruption: Discover the tools that are most essential and easily implemented
PhillipRoss

Phillip Ross
Partner
Anchin
MODERATOR

John Fish

John Fish
Chief Executive Officer
Suffolk Construction Company

Robert LiMandre

Robert LiMandri
Senior Principal
Vidaris

Joe McMillian

Joe McMillan
CEO & Chairman
DDG

Rich Resnick

Richard Resnick
Founder & President
Project Risk Consultants

Avi Schron

Avi Schron
Executive Vice President
Cammeby’s International

Frank Sciame

Frank Sciame, Jr.
CEO & Chairman
Sciame Construction

10:40 AM

Exhibit Hall & Dining Area

Networking Break

11:10 AM

Concurrent Session A

Micro, Flexible & Self-Sufficient: Creative Design & Engineering Approaches for Urban Trends

The market will be inundated with a wave of residential units as well as office and retail spaces to lease. In a constantly evolving city, this obviously doesn’t mean a halt in development. But, it does mean a shift in design and engineering that requires insight into future trends as well as serious consideration of a post-Sandy New York. Learn from the industry leaders whose developments not only mix residential, retail, public space, and office but also incorporate resiliency, connectivity, and a changing culture.

  • Building the Microcity: If you build it, they will come–and may never want to leave
  • Everything and the Kitchen Sink: The wants and needs of a new generation of city dwellers
  • In the Twilight Zone: With the oncoming mix of retail, office and residential, is zoning keeping up with the changes?
  • Take It to the Limit: The design initiatives of developments on the fringes of the boroughs
Tara Mulrooney

Tara Mulrooney
Special Construction Counsel
Proskauer
MODERATOR

Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen
Director, Development
BRP Development

Andrew Katz

Andrew Katz
Principal
The Prusik Group

Moshe Itzhakov

Moshe Itzhakov
Chief of Staff to the CEO
The Howard Hughes Corporation

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Steven Winter
Vice President
Related

Mitch Simpler

Mitch Simpler
Managing Partner
Jaros, Baum & Bolles

11:10 AM

Concurrent Session B

Strategies for Financing in a New Era: Borrower & Lender Perspectives

As lenders become more wary of loans for new construction, owners and developers must seek out new and creative ways to finance the projects. In today’s market, are firms looking to go back to basics or are they looking to invest in the next big trend? What are the strategies to landing a deal to finance your next project? What can you learn from recent transactions?

  • How it Happened: Projects further out from city centers are finding funding
  • I’ll be Your Private Lender: The key factors in developments that entice lenders
  • The Buddy System: Partnerships are on the rise
  • The DC Report: Updates on recent policy changes and what it means
Richard Sussman

Richard Sussman
Practice Lead
Rosenberg & Estis
MODERATOR

Lee Bloch

Lee Bloch
SVP – Development
Carmel Partners

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Eric Brody
Principal & COO
Wonder Works Construction

Drew Fletcher

Drew Fletcher
President
Greystone Bassuk

 

Mike Maturo

Michael Maturo
President & CFO
RXR Realty

11:10 AM

Concurrent Session C

AIA Contract Documents: Updates and Negotiation Strategies

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) contract documents are some of the most commonly used set of construction contract forms utilized on commercial projects in the region. In late April 2017, AIA issued its 10-year update to some of its primary contractor, architect and subcontractor forms. These revisions are significant to the industry and often seen as reflecting trends in contracting practices. This workshop will focus on the changes impacting the roles and responsibilities of industry professionals and provide strategies for negotiation of contract provisions.

Anthony Carlucci

Anthony Carlucci
Partner
Welby, Brady & Greenblatt

Thomas Tripodianos

Thomas Tripodianos
Partner
Welby, Brady & Greenblatt

11:55 AM

Concurrent Session A

Recycle, Redevelop, Re-Purpose: Smart Strategies for Maximizing ROI of Existing Buildings

Reworking existing buildings is often the best use of investment dollars. Whether newly acquired or a long term part of your existing portfolio, redeveloping aging structures requires making tough decisions and smart planning choices to maximize the value of the property in market where tenants have a lot of choice. What are the existing best practices and emerging strategies for maximizing the return on reworking properties?

  • Get Smart, Go Big: Recent advances in smart building and big data, and what it’s telling us
  • Know Thy Customer: How to avoid making mistakes and bad bets that don’t resonate
  • Cutting Edge: Emerging design strategies to consider in your next re-development project
  • Cost Conscious: Best practices for managing labor cost headaches
Aaron Dussair

Aaron Dussair
Designer
Pembrooke & Ives
MODERATOR

Ken Colao

Ken Colao
President & CEO
CNY Group

John Gilbert

John Gilbert
COO & EVP
Rudin Management Company

James Hedden

James Hedden
Senior Managing Director – Development
Rose Associates

Steven Heiderstadt

Steven Heiderstadt
President
BP Mechanical

Jeff Hendler

Jeff Hendler
Co-Founder, President & CEO
Energy Technology Savings

Kevin Hoo

Kevin Hoo
Founder & Managing Partner
Cove Property Group

11:55 AM

Concurrent Session B

Infrastructure Now: Understanding New York’s Needs in the Modern Era

By 2040, New York City will be home to 9 million residents. How will New York’s infrastructure withstand this increase? How will the masses get into or traverse the city? The need to upgrade our aging infrastructure has never been more obvious or dire. What will the available opportunities be for development and construction professionals? Hear more about proposed solutions and how to take part in the multi-billion upgrades.

  • Real World Examples: Understanding current projects and how they got off the ground
  • Public-Private Relationships: Successful Practices in making projects a reality
  • The Design-Build Option: New legislation makes it a more viable solution
  • The Great Debate: Politics matter in development and construction
David Pfeffer

David Pfeffer
Chair – Construction Practice
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
MODERATOR

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Michael Evans
President
Moynihan Station Development

Janno Lieber

Janno Lieber
Chief Development Officer
MTA

Anthony Mann

Anthony Mann
President & CEO
E-J Electric Installation Co.

Karen Rae

Karen Rae
Senior Advisor for Innovative Project Delivery
Empire State Development

Stewart Steeves

Stewart Steeves
Chief Executive Officer
LaGuardia Gateway Partners

 

Susan Walter

Susan Walter
Senior Vice President – Business Leader, Transportation
Stantec

 

11:55 AM

Concurrent Session C

Major Savings, Minor Impact: Key Issues Concerning Construction & Adjacent Buildings

Builders/developers will learn the best practices to address construction projects that impact adjacent properties, including when access agreements are required, the relevant terms to builders/developers in these agreements and steps you can take to expedite the negotiation process. Gain a better understanding of the concerns of neighboring properties relating to underpinning, excavation, noise and vibration and ways to address them, as well as the significance of indemnification clauses, license fee trends, scheduling. Also learn when builders/developers have no further obligations with adjacent properties to enter into these agreements.

This workshop offers the best industry insight to avoid conflict and litigation and practical tips on how to keep your construction project on time and on budget.

Robert Banner

Robert Banner
Partner
Ingram Yuzek Gainen
Carroll & Bertolotti

Melissa Billig

Melissa Billig
Partner
Ingram Yuzek Gainen
Carroll & Bertolotti

Peter Canty

Peter Canty
Partner
Ingram Yuzek Gainen
Carroll & Bertolotti

12:30 PM

Exhibit Hall & Dining Area

Networking Lunch

12:45 PM

Lunch Workshop

2018 Tax Reform: Top Misconceptions Impacting Real Estate and Construction

The Trump Administration passed an intricate and complex tax reform bill just before the close of 2017, but what will this mean as we move into 2018? This session will help you understand this new information in order to make well-informed decisions and capitalize on the opportunities available to you in the new year.

Some common misconceptions or misunderstandings include:

  • ● Assuming that you will be taxed on 80% of flow through income
  • ● Planning to take 100% of interest deductions without understanding the ramifications
  • ● Even if you have had losses from flow through entities, understanding that you might be paying more tax
Jeffrey Bowden

Jeffrey Bowden
Tax Principal, Real Estate Group
Anchin

Paul Gevertzman

Paul Gevertzman
Tax Partner
Anchin

PhillipRoss

Phillip Ross
Partner
Anchin

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Marc Wieder
Partner
Anchin

1:15 PM

General Session

Special Fireside Chat with Richard and Jon Kalikow

Jay Neveloff

Jay Neveloff
Partner & Chair – Real Estate
Kramer Levin
MODERATOR

Richard Kalikow

N. Richard Kalikow
Chairman & CEO
Gamma Real Estate

Jon Kalikow

Jon Kalikow
President
Gamma Real Estate

2:15 PM

General Session

Afternoon Keynote: Taking New York City to New Heights

Marc Holliday, CEO of SL Green, New York City’s largest owner of commercial office properties, will participate in an exclusive discussion with Dick Anderson, the former President of the NY Building Congress. Holliday’s current project, 1 Vanderbilt, when completed will be the tallest skyscraper in Midtown and will improve access to Grand Central and the NYC subways.

Richard Anderson

Richard T. Anderson
President
RTA Advisory Services
INTERVIEWER

Marc Holiday

Marc Holliday
Chief Executive Officer
SL Green Realty
KEYNOTE

2:45 PM

Exhibit Hall & Dining Area

Networking Reception