8/16/17 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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National Trends, RPN Markets and NYC’s Hudson Yards in the Spotlight New York City group hosted RPN CEO, Rick Lackey as this month’s presenter. He opened his presentation with a review of six national trends affecting the real estate market: Millennials, Public Transportation, Industrial, Rules & Regulations, the Impact of the Trump Administration, and Eds & Meds. He next highlighted … Read More

7/19/17 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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NYC Community Involvement Focuses on Brooklyn’s Red Hook Neighborhood The NYC RPN Mastermind Group had an opportunity learn about one of the city’s most successful grass roots community initiatives. We know it often “takes a village” and much individual and community involvement to affect change in a city’s most challenging neighborhoods. The work of the Red Hook Initiative and its … Read More

6/21/17 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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Rob Karin, New York Mastermind Group co-champion and partner at Davis & Gilbert, sparked discussions on recent commercial real estate hot topics. The Amazon buy of Whole Foods drew speculation that the Internet giant is ramping up its online grocery presence with brick-and-mortar locations in a bid to take on #1 U.S. grocer Wal-Mart. The increase in mobility and flex … Read More

5/17/17 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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Moinian Group’s Hudson Yards Project in Full Swing Gregg Weisser, Senior Vice President at the Moinian Group and a founding member of the NYC RPN, was this month’s guest speaker. After announcing that his firm had just received a green light from NYC to proceed with the next phase of its exciting new Hudson Yards office building, he provided the … Read More

4/19/17 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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NYC Gets the Scoop on Current & Upcoming Federal Real Estate Regs. The New York City REAL Professionals Mastermind Group had the benefit of a presentation from Matt Galligan, president of CIT Real Estate Finance, who discussed the intricacies and applications of current HVCRE (a.k.a. Highly Volatile Commercial Real Estate) applications and their effect on property loans and real estate … Read More

3/21/17 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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NYC Group Gets the 411 on 1031 Exchanges Philadelphia RPN Member Margo McDonnell, CES – President of 1031 Corp. and a Certified Exchange Specialist® – was this month’s guest speaker. She presented a full range of information on 1031 Exchanges, from their history and scope, to the impact their repeal would have on real estate and other major industry sectors. … Read More

2/15/17 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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NYC and Other 24-Hour Cities on the Upswing in 2017. The February meeting of the New York City REAL Professionals Network kicked off with an exciting and engaging presentation by Economist and Fordham University Clinical Professor of Real Estate Hugh F. Kelly, PhD and CRE. Dr. Kelly is the author of 24-Hour Cities: Real Investment Performance, Not Just Promises – … Read More

1/17/17 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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2017 BOUND TO BE A STRONG, YET CHALLENGING YEAR. The new U.S. Administration may herald in a strong year for economic growth in 2017. The NYC group discussed the current state of new office construction, the proposed re-design of Penn Station, and the potential benefits of new Reddit design software vs. CAD on office and architectural design. Member Ray Cirz, … Read More

12/15/16 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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New York City Looks Ahead to Change and Growth in 2017 With the new Administration in Washington promising to focus more on business and economic development, the NYC group sees change in the air – some of it positive, some of it challenging. On one hand, the Fed raised interest rates this month and proposes two possible hikes next year. … Read More

11/16/16 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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The NYC Mastermind Meeting focused on increasing rents even as there are varying rates across the city. Jonathan Dean, Director of Leasing at Swig Equities led a discussion of property valuations and loss factor in lower Manhattan, noting that pricing is all over the place. Some older buildings built in the 1920s and 1930s such as 50 Broad Street are … Read More