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Is Queens The Next Manhattan? Find Out At Bisnow's Oct. 27 Event


Commercial real estate in Queens, and especially Long Island City, has been in high demand for the past few years. Due to its proximity to Manhattan and status as a trendy neighborhood filled with unique restaurants, museums and waterfront condos, Long Island City continues to catch the attention of commercial real estate professionals looking for investment opportunities in the outer boroughs of New York City, even during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Whether they are interested in multifamily properties or office space, investors may be wondering how they can best make their Queens property a valuable addition to their portfolios and worthwhile for tenants.

At Bisnow’s in-person event, Queens and Long Island City Boom, on Oct. 27, attendees can learn how to make the most of their Queens properties and learn more about what Queens, and Long Island City in particular a lucrative area, for both residential and commercial tenants in the healthcare, industrial and creative office industries. Panels will explore the growth potential in Queens and assess the risks and rewards of investing in this booming borough. Opening remarks will be presented by Rhonda Binda, deputy commissioner and Queens borough president.

Click here to register for this event and view Bisnow’s Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocols.

Speakers and panelists include: 

Why Queens? What It Takes To Attract (And Grow) Community-Anchoring Tenants

  • Stefan Sansone, director of acquisitions and development, Seagis Property Group
  • Scott Barone, founder and principal, Barone Management
  • Tom Ahn, vice president of real estate division, Mount Sinai Health System

The Queens Investment Agenda: Assessing Investor Confidence

  • Morris Betesh senior managing director, Meridian Capital Group
  • Stephen Preuss, vice chairman of investment sales, RIPCO
  • Tom Ortinau, head of acquisitions, GFP Real Estate
  • Elizabeth Lusskin, president, LIC Partnership

Creating Community In Queens: Multifamily And Mixed-Use Investment And Development

  • Richard Xia, president, Fleet Financial
  • Jason Halpern, CEO, JMH Development
  • John Petras, co-founder and managing principal, RockFarmer Properties
  • Eric Benaim, CEO/president and founder, Modern Spaces

Register here for the opportunity to network with investors, developers, contractors and other commercial real estate professionals and learn more about how to make the most of having an investment in Long Island City.