Better Than Boardwalk
Want to get a jump start on upcoming deals? Meet the major New York City players at one of our upcoming events!
|Last night, hundreds of real estate execs and NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate students and alumni gathered at the Central Park Boathouse to pass Go and collect money for the Schack Institute's scholarship program at the school's 18th annual Evening of Monopoly. This year's honorary banker was F.J. Sciame Construction Co. CEO Frank Sciame, fifth from left, whom we snapped with Fried Frank's Jonathan Mechanic, NYU SCPS dean Robert Lapiner, New York Building Congress' Dick Anderson, Schack professor Richard Lambeck, O'Brien Murray, Newmark Knight Frank's Jimmy Kuhn, Kenneth Schack, Schack divisional dean James Stuckey, and The Lansco Corp.'s Robin Abrams.|
|You don't have to worry about Frank sitting on $500 of Monopoly money—James Stuckey says he's one of the most ethical businessmen he's ever met (and we have to say, one of the most dapper in a top hat). Here, the group goes back into deal mode after a night of networking.|
|The money raised last night is going to a great institution, says Ackman-Ziff's Simon Ziff (center, with Torchlight Investors' Robert Ginsberg and Prodigious Capital's David Eyzenberg), who has recruited over 20 people from NYU's Masters program—and he's a graduate himself. Both Robert and David are real estate finance professors at the school, and David, who's also an alumnus, says that the school is by far the greatest source of talent for the industry. Check out next week's Bisnow issues to find out what kind of deals attendees are actually making—after all, New York is one the largest games of Monopoly out there.|