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Queens & Long Island City Boom

In-Person: Why the Outer Boroughs are White Hot Markets Now

Event Ended On: Wednesday October 27 2021

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Event Host

Events Raw Space

The Woodworks

The Woodworks is a large-footprint, full-block mixed-used industrial and office development in Hunters Point, Long Island City. Named in honor of the site’s 40-year history as a cabinet and fine millworks factory, The Woodworks blends a historically tailored outer façade with a modern and capable inner core. The Woodworks is the first spec office and industrial project to be built in Long Island City in over 30 years and is designed to serve the small-to-mid-sized business that make up the backbone of NYC’s workforce.

Ground floor warehouses featuring high ceilings and an abundance of natural light are topped by two floors of flex space/offices, all of which have private outdoor roof terraces, 14’ ceilings and loft windows. A thoughtfully designed wood paneled lobby greets entrants, and all of the tenants have access to an expansive public roof terrace with pergolas, lounge style seating areas, and a bocce ball court.

Construction was completed in March of 2021, and the property is currently in lease-up. For further information, please see the attached marketing materials.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR SAFETY

We have experienced the enthusiasm of returning to live in-person events this year, having safely and successfully hosted more than 10,000 executives to date. While we are thrilled to convene together to propel growth within CRE, COVID-19 remains a worldwide concern and Bisnow is committed to practicing safe protocols at our events. You can expect the following:

 

  • Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-test result from the past 72 hours will be required as a condition of entry to this event. Proof of vaccination or negative test results can be shown via a physical card or a digital image of your records.
  • In accordance with CDC guidelines, we are recommending that all participants wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be made available at the door.
  • Temperature checks will be conducted at entry.
  • Attendance at the event will be capped and no tickets will be sold at the door.
  • Contact tracing procedures will be employed for any reported exposure.
  • Socially distanced seating will be available in the main event space.
  • Enhanced sanitization protocols will be adhered to throughout the event space including regularly disinfecting surfaces throughout the event and hand sanitizer provided to all attendees.

 

As local regulations and guidance evolve, the CRE industry continues to lead the way forward. We look forward to gathering safely to do what we do best: network, connect, and engage to do more business. We look forward to hosting you soon.

Speakers and Panels

Brendan Leavy
Moderator

Brendan Leavy

Business Development Manager, Queens Chamber of Commerce

Opening Remarks with Deputy Commissioner Rhonda Binda

Rhonda Binda

Rhonda Binda

Deputy Borough President, Queens Borough

Why Queens? What it Takes To Attract (and Grow) Community-Anchoring Tenants

Building for Businesses

Christina Callahan

Christina Callahan

Deputy General Manager, Laguardia Airport
Scott Barone

Scott Barone

Founder & Principal, Barone Management
Suresh Sani

Suresh Sani

President, First Pioneer Properties

The Queens Investment Agenda: Assessing Investor Confidence

The Value of Queens' Capital Stack

Brian Collins

Brian Collins

EVP & Director of Development, Silverstein Properties
Stephen Preuss

Stephen Preuss

Vice Chairman, Investment Sales, RIPCO

Creating Community in Queens: Multifamily & Mixed-Use Investment & Development

15-Minute Solutions to Live, Work, Play

John Petras

Co-Founder and Managing Principal, RockFarmer Properties
Eric Benaim

Eric Benaim

CEO / President & Founder, Modern Spaces
Danny Bloomstine
Moderator

Danny Bloomstine

Strategic Account Director, Juniper Square Investment Management

Venue

The Woodworks
9-03 44th Rd.
Long Island City, NY 11101

Floor: Second Floor

Parking informations: Options for nearby garages:
Quik Park, 4545 Center Blvd
Queens West Parking, 1-59 47th Ave
Icon Parking, 474 48th Ave
*Public transit is advised
Subway stations
Court Square Station Lines E,M
Court Square Station Line 7
Court Square Station Line G

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Agenda

Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Registration & Networking
8:30 AM
8:40 AM
Opening Remarks with Deputy Commissioner Rhonda Binda
8:40 AM
9:25 AM
Why Queens? What it Takes To Attract (and Grow) Community-Anchoring Tenants
How are developers and investors building for industrial, life sciences, healthcare and creative industry sectors in the Queens area?
What attracts these industries to the Queens borough?
How can investors capitalize on new opportunities in the borough?
9:25 AM
10:05 AM
The Queens Investment Agenda: Assessing Investor Confidence
Is Queens a developer friendly borough?
What are the incentives and challenges to develop in the area?
How can developers partner with the City for continued growth in Queens?
10:05 AM
10:20 AM
Coffee & Networking
10:20 AM
11:00 AM
Creating Community in Queens: Multifamily & Mixed-Use Investment & Development
How are developers and investors approaching all aspects of life in Queens, from building better office, multifamily and retail assets to placemake in a burgeoning market?
How should each of the unique submarkets of Queens be approached to maximize asset performance?
Can the neighborhoods of Queens be transformed into 15-minute, smart communities?
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
Post-Event Networking

Why This Matters

What You'll Learn

  • How to drive leasing activity by leveraging greater industry knowledge in the outer boroughs
  • Why healthcare, industrial and creative office tenants are keys to maximizing NOI in your Queens investments
  • Public-private partnering strategies critical to your development's success
  • How to capitalize on new industry growth via your multifamily assets
  • Everything you need to know to attract more tenants and residents to your outer borough properties



How you'll do more business: Stay on top of outer borough developments and industry drivers to identify the top opportunities for your portfolios. Deep dive into the top asset classes and economic drivers reshaping Long Island City and Queens for better uses, and get answers to your biggest questions about developing successful assets outside of Manhattan. 


Who attends: Owners, developers, investors, brokers, lenders, architects, lawyers, consultants, general contractors, government officials and anyone interested in breaking into the Queens and LIC markets. 

Why should you attend: While Manhattan's recovery is still slow going, Queens and LIC are heating up! Get in on the growth of new industries and booming activity with exclusive insights on what works and what doesn't in the outer boroughs.