REBNY Ticktock: An Itinerary to Follow Thursday Night at the Hilton


Big clockWant to know where to be and when at the Real Estate Board of New York’s 119th gala Thursday night? In addition to the banquet with its honorees, there are a slew of cocktail parties—all at the New York Hilton hotel in Midtown—where you will have more opportunities to hobnob with a who’s who in real estate before wandering down the hall to the grand ballroom for the banquet.

Pre-Program Parties

5:30 to 10 p.m. Fidelity National Title (by invitation only)

5:30 to 6:45 p.m. REBNY Board of Governors (by invitation only)

6 to 9:30 p.m. First American Title Insurance

6 to 10 p.m. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (by invitation only)


7 p.m. Transportation Infrastructure educational video featuring preview of soon-to-be-completed 34th Street #7 subway station.

7:30 p.m. 90 dais guests are introduced

8 to 9:30 p.m. is as follows:

  • REBNY’s Steven Spinola introduces national anthem to be performed by NYPD ceremonial unit and invocation by Reverend Johnny Ray Youngblood of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Brooklyn
  • Mr. Spinola introduces Cushman & Wakefield’s Robert Knakal & James Nelson
  • Messrs. Knakal and Nelson present the Smadbeck Award to Eastern Consolidated’s Peter Hauspurg
  • Mr. Spinola introduces Tishman Speyer’s Michael Norton
  • Mr. Norton presents The George M. Brooker Management Executive of the Year Award to Daniel Kindbergh of Brookfield Property Partners
  • Mr. Spinola introduces Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Jonathan Tootell
  • Mr. Tootell presents The Young Man/Woman of the Year Award to Glen Weiss of Vornado Realty Trust
  • Mr. Spinola presents The Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award to Fox Residential’s Barbara Fox
  • Mr. Spinola presents The Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate Award to Bill Rudin of Rudin Management Company
  • REBNY Chairman Rob Speyer of Tishman Speyer presents The Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award to Mr. Spinola

Post-Program Party

9:30 p.m. to TBD Hang out at hotel lobby bar

Source: REBNY and attendees