Real Estate Calendar, November 30 – December 6

Wednesday, November 30
When considering real estate ethics the Ten Commandments are a great reference point (thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, etc.), but for more specific information drop by the Mendik Education Center this Wednesday when the Real Estate Board of New York will host its ethics course for new commercial real estate brokers. Real Estate Board of New York “Commercial New Members Ethics Course,” Mendik Education Center, 570 Lexington Avenue; email Desiree Jones at for more info.

Thursday, December 1
Michael Norton of Tishman Speyer will host the 30th iteration of what has become a can’t-miss charity event, the annual Metropolitan Luncheon. The benefit, which has raised approximately $10 million since 1981, benefits families struggling with substance abuse. Outreach Annual Metropolitan Luncheon, Cipriani 42nd Street, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; contact Marsha Radulov at 718-847-9233, ext. 2310, or visit for more info.

As much as anyone else living in New York, real estate builders and owners rely on the NYPD to keep the streets and their buildings safe from crime. As such, the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York will bestow the city’s head gunslinger, Ray Kelly, with its Public Servant of the Year award at its 101st annual dinner gala. Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York 101st annual dinner, Ritz Carlton Battery Park City, 2 West Street, 6:30 p.m.; call 212-385-4949 for more info.

Saturday, December 3
The public atriums, secret passageways, building lobbies and walkways of the Upper East Side will be explored by the Municipal Art Society during a time of the year when frigid weather encourages keen pedestrian strategies along the city’s icy streets. Municipal Art Society “Keeping Off Midtown Streets: East Side” walking tour, meet at the NYC Transit Gallery & Store, shuttle passage, Grand Central Terminal, 11 a.m.; visit for more info.

Sunday, December 4
Brian Tolle’s Irish Hunger Memorial, Craig McPherson’s 318-foot Harbors of the World mural and Ken Smith’s Eleven Tears will all be illuminated when the Municipal Art Society tours the public art of Lower Manhattan. Municipal Art Society “Public Art in Lower Manhattan” walking tour, meet at the northeast corner of Chambers Street and West Broadway, outside Starbucks, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; visit for more info.

Monday, December 5
The nation’s retailers, mall owners and commercial brokers will descend on Manhattan for two days of passionate shop talk when the International Council of Shopping Centers hosts Day 1 of its annual parade of trade events this year at the New York Hilton. International Council of Shopping Centers conference, New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, Dec. 5-6; visit for a compete schedule of events.

From rooftops to utility-scale programs, solar power is everywhere—except in your building. As such, join Cleantech Corridor and an array of experts in a seminar that will touch on solar power assemblage and current legislation to bring solar power to New York City. Cleantech Corridor solar energy seminar, New York Institute of Technology Auditorium, 1871 Broadway, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; visit for more info.

Tuesday, December 6
Hard hats and soft bellies will gather, en masse, when the Greater New York Construction User Council hosts its annual winter gala. Greater New York Construction User Council winter reception, the Club, 2 Gold Street, 5:30 p.m.; contact Joel Park at 212-450-7300 or email him at for more info.

NWE will host a mixer at El Patron Mexican Grill. NWE Consulting Group Real Estate Mixer and Food Drive, 6 p.m., El Patron Mexican Grill,194-01 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, Queens; email Evantz Saint-Gerard at for more info.

REBNY hosts its “Inside Secrets of Top Brokers” series next week with an eye toward reducing administrative tasks. Real Estate Board of New York Inside Secrets of the Top Brokers seminar, “How to Avoid Administrative Tasks and Do More Deals,” Mendik Education Center, 570 Lexington Avenue, 9:30 a.m.; email Desiree Jones at for more info.

Vornado’s Wendy Silverstein will speak at the next RELA event. Real Estate Lenders Association breakfast, the Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, 8 a.m.; visit

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