Real Estate Calendar, November 1-7


Tuesday, November 1

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Vornado Realty Trust executive vice president Wendy Silverstein will be the guest speaker when the Real Estate Lenders Association slums it for lunch at the Yale Club. {Real Estate Lenders Association breakfast, the Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, 8 a.m.; visit for more info.}

Keith Lam of the Lam Group, Marvin Schein of Salmar Properties, Lisa Gomez of L&M Development and David Von Spreckelsen of Toll Brothers will discuss Brooklyn’s real estate market when the Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable reconvenes Tuesday. {Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable luncheon, Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights, 12 to 2 p.m.; contact Taina Sanon at 347-381-3705 for more info.}

The most powerful real estate lobby in the world has to eat every once in a while, and so join the Real Estate Board of New York for the next installment of its regular luncheon series at the Hilton New York. {Real Estate Board of New York members luncheon, the Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.; email Jeanne Oliver Taylor at for more info.}

Jay Cross of Related Hudson Yards will be the guest speaker when the ladies of the Association of Real Estate Women gather for lunch this week. {Association of Real Estate Women luncheon, Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; visit for more info.}

Wednesday, November 2
Hot on the heels of all those quarterly reports you’ve been skimming since last week, the members of B’Nai B’rith’s real estate division will weigh in on “changing land and property values in New York” at its next luncheon. {B’Nai B’rith Real Estate luncheon, the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, noon; contact Aracelis Kuilan at 212-885-7239 for more info.}

The Hotel Marcel and its Polar Lounge will be the site of torrid affairs and mayhem when the Young Real Estate Professionals crash the joint for early evening cocktails, and debauchery. There will be blood. {Young Real Estate Professionals networking event, the Hotel Marcel, the Polar Lounge, 201 East 24th Street, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; email for more info.}

The Catalog for Giving of New York City, a nonprofit dedicated to helping underprivileged children, will host its 16th annual Urban Heroes Awards Benefit. Is it just us, or does the word “urban” seem kind of jarring here? {Sixteenth Annual Urban Heroes Awards Benefit, 7 World Trade Center, 49th floor, 6 to 10 p.m.; call 212-765-8212 or visit for more info.}

When, in 1975, the New York State Supreme Court struck down Grand Central’s landmark status, the heroic Municipal Art Society and Jacqueline Onassis reacted, sparking a campaign to save the terminal from becoming office towers. Join as the Society re-enacts the events that led to the building’s safety. {Municipal Art Society “Grand Central Terminal” tour, meet at info booth, main concourse, Grand Central, 12:30 p.m.: visit for more info.}

Thursday, November 3
Today’s lesson will be on “Successful Site Management” but instead of the gold stars your teacher failed to reward you with, the prize here will be an Accredited Resident Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management. Whoop de doo! {Institute of Real Estate Management course, 1751 Second Avenue, Nov. 3-5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; call 212-944-9445 or visit for more info.}

Robert Ivanhoe, one of the most powerful real estate attorneys of all time, ever, will be honored with an “Israel Peace Medallion” and Ed Koch will offer his thoughts on Barack Obama and Paranormal Activity 3 when Israel Bonds hosts its next luncheon. {Israel Bonds luncheon, the Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street, 11:30 a.m.; contact Anne Bernstein at 212-446-5853 or email her at for more info.}

Adrienne Albert, chief executive of the Marketing Directors, will forecast the shapes and sizes and dimensions of your next development project. Bring your protractor! {Associated Builders and Owners luncheon, the Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, 12-2 p.m.; call 212-385-4949 or email for more info.}

Saturday, November 5
While New York University has grown into something of a goliath over the past decade, more than 175 years ago the renowned school was confined to a single building. The college-educated guides of the Municipal Art Society will survey the campus and inspect the architecture of buildings like Philip Johnson’s Bobst Library. {Municipal Art Society “New York University and the Village” walking tour, meet at the north side of the Washington Square Arch, where Fifth Avenue meets Washington Square North, 11 a.m.; visit for more info.}

Four centuries ago, the Dutch ruled Lower Manhattan. Now it’s those punks at Zuccotti Park. The guides of the Municipal Art Society will relive the good old days when the occupiers were employed by the West India Company. {Municipal Art Society “When New York was Nieuw Amsterdam” walking tour, meet near the Dutch Pavilion in Peter Minuet Plaza outside the entrance to the Staten Island Ferry, 2 p.m.; visit for more info.}

Sunday, November 6
Poor Margot Gayle. Whenever anybody talks about preservation in New York City they usually name-drop Jane Jacobs. But the preservationist, who died in her home on the Upper East Side just three years ago, will get respect (finally) when the Municipal Art Society hosts a walking tour of Tribeca, a neighborhood she helped protect from greedy unscrupulous developers. {Municipal Art Society “Margot Gayle’s Tribeca” tour, meeting spot will be provided upon registration, 2 p.m.; call 212-935-2075 or visit for more info.}

Monday, November 7
Note acquisitions and financings will be ruminated upon over fine Cognac and cigars when those aristocrats at the Real Estate Board of New York gather its finance committee for a luncheon at the Yale Club. {Real Estate Board of New York Real Estate Finance Committee luncheon, the Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, 11:30 a.m.; email Desiree Jones at for more info.}

Residential real estate brokers will let their hair down when the Real Estate Board of New York hosts its fall residential party. Don’t worry commercial brokers—unless there’s a double-dip you’ll probably get a party, too. {Real Estate Board of New York Residential Fall Party, Carmine’s, 200 West 44th Street, 6-9:30 p.m.; email Desiree Jones at for more info.}

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