The Anchin Construction & Development Forum is a premium conference that brings together the Tri-state area’s senior development and construction executives to translate key challenges into profitable opportunities, as well as explore emerging trends influencing and disrupting the industry. Now in its fifth year, this event consistently gathers the region’s leading developers, contractors, architects and other industry professionals for a day of networking, idea sharing and deal-making.
Taconic Investment Partners
Frank Sciame, Jr.
Megalith Capital Management
VIP Cocktail Reception
Morning Workshop: Pitfalls Arising from New Construction Technologies and How to Avoid Them
In this interactive workshop, you will hear about the latest trends in construction technology and the unintended legal risk related to the use of new construction tech. Covered in this workshop are areas such as cyber-risk, geofencing, GPS, privacy, drones and emerging construction apps. Join this special session to get ahead of possible problems and a crash course in new tech that is being deployed in the field today. Suitable for construction management firms and development firms with active construction projects, including senior management, risk and safety managers, as well as legal officers.
Morning Market Presentation: Construction & Development Pipeline Data & Analysis
Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Infrastructure Development & Construction Challenges & Opportunities
With the arrival of Amazon in Long Island City, the spotlight has only brightened upon the region’s infrastructure and transportation challenges. The area’s subways, roads, bridges, tunnels, railroads, airports and waterways are all in need of vast amounts of dollars to keep up with the pace of growth and development. Which are the most important priorities? What is the status of proposed projects? How will we get there from here? This panel, comprised of top infrastructure leaders, convenes to discuss the chronic challenges at hand and present a vision for the way forward, and how private developers and construction firms might be part of the solution.
10:50 AM – Track A
The Do-Over: Maximizing ROI When Reconstructing Existing Buildings for the Next 40 Years
While top developers strive to build the next tallest tower, other industry leaders are quietly repositioning and redeveloping millions of square feet of existing properties into higher and better uses. What strategies and represent the best risk-adjusted ROI in today’s market? This panel, comprised of redevelopment leaders across the product spectrum, dives into the details of reworking office, residential and industrial properties into what tenants want and how to maximize the long term value of newly redeveloped properties.
10:50 AM – Track B
Development Leaders Roundtable
10:50 AM – Track C
Construction Leaders Roundtable
DevTech 2019: Innovations in Building Design & Construction Technology
Necessity is the mother of invention, but innovation doesn’t happen by itself. Trying new things in new development and construction, with so much at risk, requires a disciplined practice of experimentation and tempered risk-taking. And yet a failure to innovate may end up in an inferior product in a competitive market place. How do top developers get out of their comfort zones without betting it all? This panel, comprised of active developers of office, retail and residential properties, explores the nuanced decision making behind such bold choices as Passive House, the Well standard, mass timber construction and radically unique design as a hedge against recession.
12:30 PM – Track B
Lunch Workshop 1
12:30 PM – Track C
Lunch Workshop 2
Boomtown, USA: The 200 Million Square Foot Pipeline
With hundreds of millions of square feet in the development and redevelopment pipeline in and around NYC, there is no end in sight to the challenges and opportunities ahead. How are top development leaders dealing with key pain points arising from today’s situation: high construction costs, tightness in the labor market, open shop difficulties, risk management headaches, materials pricing and design challenges? This panel, comprised of leaders representing tens of millions of square feet under development, discusses the current activity and future pipeline of office, residential, and industrial development and what it means to the industry.
Afternoon Keynote: A Conversation with Steven Witkoff
We are honored to host industry legend Steve Witkoff in a special main stage interview and Q&A. Steve and his firm have developed over 70 properties representing more than 18 million square feet in New York, Florida, California and now Las Vegas. Join this special discussion to learn about how Steve identifies opportunities, structures deals and brings his ideas to fruition. Of particular focus will be 111 Murray, which embraces enhanced amenities for health-conscious buyers, to learn more about what is and isn’t resonating with today’s condo buyers.
Sponsors of the Anchin Construction & Development Forums are typically industry vendors and service providers, such as attorneys, CPAs, brokers, lenders, architects, and many others looking to secure new business from medium to large sized multifamily portfolios.
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