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Real Estate Professionals

Yeshiva University Professional Networking Group

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YU REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE

The YU Real Estate Professionals networking group convenes annually to bring together alumni and friends of Yeshiva University who work in a range of real estate fields, from investing development, to titles and construction. The group provides access to some of the biggest names in real estate in New York City, who provide insight into the ever-changing and dynamic landscape of New York City, as well as their personal projects and ventures.

Past speakers have included:

Jeffrey Barclay, Goldman Sachs
Gary Barnett, Extell Development
Jeff Blau, Related Companies
Richard Born, BD Hotels
Brahm Cramer, AllianceBernstein
Ralph Herzka, Meridian Capital Group
Brad Klatt, Roseland Properties
Bruce Ratner, Forest City Ratner Companies
Bill Rudin, Rudin Management Company
Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties
Michael Stoler, Madison Realty Capital

In 2016, the YU Real Estate Executive Committee (YUREEC) was launched as an offshoot of the YU Real Estate Professionals, designed to bring together real estate professionals who share a common interest in supporting Yeshiva University and its values. If you’d like to learn more about the YUREEC and how to join, please click here

Ari Hirt '84YUHS, '88YC, Co-Chair
Marc Kwestel ’87YC, Co-Chair
Bruce Schanzer ’91YC, ’93C, Co-Chair
Jonathan Bennett ’93YUHS, ’99YC
Adam Bickoff
Benjamin Blumenthal '12SB
Ben Casper '05YC
Ezra Dyckman '87YC
Adir Greenfeld '05YC
Daniel Heumann
Marc Israel
Steven Kahn '95SB
Steven Klein
Rachel Kraus '06SB
Robert Kreitman '82YC
David Levine '97YC
Robert Levinson '91SB
Joel Mael '79YC
Joshua Mermelstein '73YUHS
Ira Mitzner '81YC
Jason Muss '93YC
Adam Parkoff '02SB, '08C
Avi Popack '00SB
Jennifer Prince '99SB
Philip Schanzer
Harold Schertz ’81YC
Martin Schreiber '91YUHS, '96SB
Robert Simins
Monty Steckler '01YC
Lynette Tulkoff
Noam Waltuch '06SB, '11C
Alan Wildes '80YUHS, '84YC
Marc Zeffren '12YC


Yeshiva University Real Estate Committee
Joshua Muss ’58YUHS, ’62YC, Chair
Elliot Gibber
Jane Gural-Senders
J. Philip Rosen ’74YUHS, ’78YC
Michael Stoler
Morry Weiss

Real Estate in a COVID World

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Featuring:

David Nagel, Presdident and CEO, Decron Properties Corp.
Phil Rosen, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Bruce Schanzer, President and CEO, Cedar Realty Trust

This event was Presented by the YU Real Estate Group.

Hosted online.

Click here for webinar recording.


Israeli Real Estate Technology Companies Impacting the Real Estate Sector

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A Conversation with

Sivan Blasenheim, CEO, Rentigo
Doron Cohen, CEO, Covercy
Ely Razin, CEO, CrediFi
Guy Zipori, CEO, Skyline AI

Moderated by Charlie Federman, Partner, Silvertech Ventures

Hosted by Goodwin Procter LLP
620 Eighth Avenue | The New York Times Building, New York, NY

Click here to see photos.
Click here to read about the event.

This event was co-hosted by the YU Wall Street Group.


YU Real Estate Executive Circle presents: Real Estate Trends in Emerging Markets: Hudson Yards

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A panel discussion featuring: 

Erwin Dweck, Milbank
Mikael Nahmias, Brookfield Properties
Eli Weiss, Joy Construction
Jim Whelan, REBNY

Moderated by
Michael Stoler, The Stoler Report

Click here to see photos of the event. 


YU Real Estate Executive Circle presents: The First Innings of the Last Mile

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A panel discussion featuring: 

Ignatius Armenia, JLL
Ari Hirt, Mission capital Advisors, LLC
Aaron Mailtzky, DH HOldings, LLC
Pete Petron, Harbor Group International


Scott Rechler, RXR Realty, in conversation with Charlie Harary

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Hosted by Paul Hastings LLP
200 Park Avenue | The Met Life Building, New York, NY

Click here to see photos.


YU Real Estate Executive Circle presents: Facing Reality: The Evolving Real Estate Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality

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A conversation with:
Lyron Bentovin, The Glimpse Group
Rod Recker, The Glimpse Group

Click here to see photos of the event. 


YU Real Estate Executive Circle presents: The Property Business: Adapting to an On-Demand Service Economy

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A panel discussion featuring: 

Laurie Golub, Square Mile Capital Management
Laurie Grasso, Hunton & Williams
Greta Guggenheim, TPG Real Estate Finance Trust
Rachel Kraus, Westfield
Dana Lowey Luttway, Holliswood Development LLC
Rebecca Rosen, Acadia Realty Trust

Click here to see photos of the event. 


YU Real Estate Executive Circle presents: Real Estate Trends in Emerging Markets: Brooklyn

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A panel discussion featuring: 

Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG
Jason Muss, Muss Development LLC
Paul Travis, Washington Square Partners

Moderated by
Michael Stoler, The Stoler Report

Click here to see photos of the event. 


One Vanderbilt: A Transformational Development Project with Private and Public Benefits - A Discussion with Marc Holliday, CEO, SL Green Realty Corp.

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Hosted by Morrison & Foerster LLP
250 W. 55th Street, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10022

Click here to see photos.


YU Real Estate Executive Circle Networking Happy Hour

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Hosted at Promenade Bar & Grill
344 Third Avenue, New York, NY

Click here to see photos of the event.


YU Real Estate Executive Circle presents: The Anatomy of the Deal

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A conversation with:
Evan Cohen, Madison International Realty
Matthew Livian, Sydell Group

Moderated by:
Yaakov Sheinfeld, Milbank

Click here to see photos of the event. 


YU Real Estate Executive Circle presents: Real Estate Trends in Emerging Markets: Washington Heights

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A panel discussion featuring: 

Daniel Levy, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp
Adam Mermelstein, Treetop Development
Joshua L. Muss, Muss Development LLC and Yeshiva University Trustee
Bryan Woo, Young Woo and Associates

Moderated by
Michael Stoler, The Stoler Report

Click here to see photos of the event. 


Bill Rudin, Rudin Management Company, Real Estate Roundtable in conversation with Michael Stoler

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Hosted by Sidley Austin LLP
787 Seventh Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10019

Click here to see photos


Jeff Blau, Related Companies, in conversation with Michael Stoler

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Hosted J. Philip Rosen '78YC at Weil Gotshall & Manges
767 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10153

Click here to see photos


Bruce Ratner, Executive Chairman, Forest City Ratner Companies, in conversation with Michael Stoler

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Hosted by Forest City Ratner at the NY Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, 38th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Click here to see photos


The World of New York City featuring Gary Barnett, Extell Development Company in conversation with Michael Stoler

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Hosted J. Philip Rosen '78YC at Weil Gotshall & Manges
767 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10153

Click here to see photos


The Redevelopment of the World Trade Center Site featuring Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties, Inc. in conversation with Michael Stoler

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Hosted at 7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY

Click here to see photos

For information about the YU Real Estate Professionals, please contact:

yurealestategroup@yu.edu

646-592-4486

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