FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
Steve Brown, president of the National Association of Realtors®, and John (Janno) Lieber, president, World Trade Center Properties, are among those who will speak at the Manhattan Association of Realtors® Global Real Estate Symposium on March 26
NEW YORK — The Manhattan Association of Realtors® (MANAR) will mark its third annual Global Real Estate Symposium March 26 by providing the essential strategic tools needed for conducting business with international buyers and sellers.
“New York is today the leading destination for the global buyer,” said Rick Wohlfarth, event chair and a past president of MANAR. “The MANAR Global Real Estate Symposium will provide a platform for all stakeholders to gain insight into the investment potential of the New York real estate market.”
The event will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan. The day’s agenda includes lunch and a close-of-day cocktail party.
“The conference is a one-day networking hub for real estate industry leaders, practitioners and international buyers and sellers,” Wohlfarth said. “Visitors to the symposium will receive an enhanced understanding of how international buyers are changing the face of New York real estate. For those who are interested in closing more deals, attending this year’s Global Real Estate Symposium is a must.”
The slate of distinguished speakers, panel members and moderators will include: Steve Brown, president of the National Association of Realtors®; John (Janno) Lieber, president, World Trade Center Properties; Jennifer Berman, general manager, Hilton & Hyland; Darla Delayne, Coldwell Banker Bellmarc; Nikki Field, senior global real estate advisor, Sotheby’s International Realty; Arthur Hung, senior global real estate advisor, Sotheby’s International Realty; Peter Acocella, managing director, Keller Williams Commercial Division, New York City; Eleonore Rojas, principal product manager and vice president, Partnerships and Product Integration, Move Inc.; Robb Pair, Harlem Lofts; Alan Dixon, Dixon Advisory; Wendy Fitzsimmons, Esq., principal, Madison Law Group; Dr. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist; Vanessa Saunders, GPS Real Estate; Chris Smith, President, DotLoop Technology; Austin Allison; DotLoop Technology; Amir Korangy, publisher, The Real Deal; Kyle Kimball, president, New York City Economic Development Corp.; Michael Samuelian, vice president, Related Companies; Joel Bergstein, president, Lincoln Equities Group; Stan Gale Jr., vice president, Gale International; Justin Palmer, partner, Synapse Capital, and William C. Rudin, CEO and vice-chairman, Rudin Management Co.
A segment of the program will feature a panel featuring representatives from international organizations, including Triston Harper of Douglas Elliman, representing the International Real Estate Federation; Kathy Tsao, also of Douglas Elliman, representing the Asian Real Estate Association of America; Carmen Mercado, Century 21, representing the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, and Donnell T. Williams, Destiny Realty Inc., representing the National Association of Real Estate Brokers.
Topics covered during the day will include: “New York ‘Rising,’” “Global Buyers, Sellers and Investors: Challenges and Opportunities,” “The International Investor,” “Real Estate Trends and Forecast,” “Cultural Differences: Roadblocks and Advantages,” “The Global Impact of Social Media, Mobile Apps and Digital Marketing,” “Organized Real Estate – The Global Advantage,” and “Developing for the International Clients.”
The cost of admission, including lunch and the cocktail, is $49 for MANAR members, and $99 for non-members. As seating is limited, advance registration is suggested.
Registration is available online at: http://manarrealtor.com/ (CLICK ON “GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM”).
For additional information, a MANAR representative may be reached at 212-594-2233, or via email: info@MANARRealtor.com.
Media Contact: Barton Horowitz