LAST NIGHT'S SCHMOOZARAMA!
Want to get a jump start on upcoming deals? Meet the major New York City players at one of our upcoming events!
|If you were trying to reach your colleagues last night and couldn't get through, they were probably with the 350 professionals who joinedBisnow at Touch Lounge for our first-ever New York Schmoozarama (now you know to be here next time).|
|A top secret lease brokered at our event? If only you'd been there.|
|It was certainly an evening to celebrate for Ackman-Ziff's Simon Ziff and Pat Hanlon with Winston & Strawn's Ross Honig, left. The firm brokered the William Macklowe Co. refinancings of 400 Madison($65.5M) and 610 Broadway ($43M), which we announced inyesterday's issue. Now that Ackman-Ziff has its largest pipeline of work since '07, here's to even more deals!|
|Paramount Realty USA's Misha Haghani, YREPNY co-prezzes Mike Strug and Erik Dowling, and Strategic Capital Solutions' Tim Callahan. YREP was our great sponsor for the night—and if you're depressed that the party is over, look out for its big welcome-back-from-the-summer bash in September, which Erik's trying to plan in the middle of a bridge loan request influx. Misha, whose residential developer's auction we featured last month, says his next auction will spotlight a commercial property in either Manhattan or the Hamptons. We hope the latter comes with some sand and a cool drink.|
|A warm welcome to AvidXchange's Alan Harris (right, with Walker Parking Consultants' Carolyn Krasnow, Metropolitan National Bank's Christopher Deutsch, Real Estate Solutions' Jeffrey Beal, Walker's Stephen Cebra, and Halcrow Yolles' Janet Snyder) who just moved to Rockland County from Beantown. Want some more money in your pocket? His company sells accounts payable software, which is used by some of NYC's top landlords. But you'll notice he didn't say âsoftwah.â We inquired about his lack of a Boston accent, and learned he's originally from Haddonfield, NJ.|
|Alan's not our only new transplant—Prudential's Douglas LoPinto(second from left), who works in the affordable lending department, just moved here from Minnesota. Guess he was looking for something a little more fast-paced? He's joined by SelectLeaders'Susan Phillips, Korn/Ferry International's Anthony LoPinto, Savitt Partners' Susann Eaton, Consolidated Carpet's Louis Pisani, and Shaw's David Lovato. Headhunters Susan and Anthony tell us we're back to pre-Lehman days in the amount of real estate jobs available.|
|And just who's hiring? We turned to the Bachrach Group prez Richard Bachrach (third from left, with GE Real Estate's David Cohen, ABS's Erin Howard, UJA Federation's Barbara Rowe, Tepp Financial Services' David Tepp, and Bachrach's Alex Roth and Chris Papa), who tells us that he's recently placed private equity analysts, property managers, positions within REITs, and a director of investor affairs—not to mention a few teams. And with many new funds, there's a need for fundraisers and marketers. Chris just started his own new job—as first-time dad to baby Lucas, born in June. And what better way to spend your first night out than at a Schmoozarama?|
|SRW Engineers' Orah Weisberg, Professional Women in Construction's Trish Giaquinto, WeiserMazars' Noelle du Toit, ERM Architecture's Ed McGinnis, Justdan Realty's Karen Dome, CBRE's Jenny Ogden, Legrand's Maureen Warnicke, and Fireball Network's Deena Baikowitz, front. Karen's selling an eight-story, 41.5k building on 177 Franklin St., a unique TriBeCa property that can either be used for commercial condos or residential. Price tag: $19.9M. And Deena has the purrfect tenant—Ruby the cat, who needs some space with a loving landlord. She was abandoned by her previous owner, but Deena's cat doesn't get along with her. (Although Deena's been successful in teaching real estate professionals to network and play nice in the sandbox, it's a bit harder with felines.)|