Join Ariel Property Advisors & Berdon LLP at Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, for a networking breakfast and panel discussion.
Following a brief presentation of our latest research and insights by event host Shimon Shkury, President of Ariel Property Advisors, the panel discussion will begin surrounding the topic of "Economic Engines of NYC."
Shimon Shkury is the founder and President of Ariel Property Advisors, a New York City investment property sales firm with an expertise in the multifamily asset class and development sites. In this role, he oversees all investment sales and research operations for the company. Since 2002, Mr. Shkury has advised private clients, institutions, operators, equity providers and lenders on pricing, positioning and selling assets throughout New York City.
A Tax Partner and Co-Leader of the Real Estate Practice Group at Berdon LLP, Meyer Mintz has been with the firm for nearly 25 years. He has particular expertise in the tax aspects of real estate, including partnership agreements, limited liability companies, and other business organizations. Analyzing potential transactions from both a tax and an overall business perspective, he provides clients with a more comprehensive picture on which to base their decisions. Meyer has also worked with attorneys in litigation matters. He has testified as an expert witness on behalf of a defendant at a FINRA arbitration hearing. Meyer’s testimony regarding a complex tax matter was successful in sustaining the defendant’s tax position. Meyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Touro College, a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School, and a Master of Laws in taxation at New York University School of Law. He is licensed as a certified public accountant in New York State.
Scott Metzner is founder and President of the Janus Property Company, among the earliest developers involved in the
rebirth of New York’s low and moderate income neighborhoods, and today, among the most active. Janus is currently
developing the four-acre 1.1 mm square foot Manhattanville Factory District on West 125th Street between City College
and Columbia University, which includes the purpose-built 350,000 rsf Taystee Lab Building.
Mr. Metzner received an MBA from Columbia University and a five-year BArch from University of Maryland. He is currently co-chair of the Board of the Tenement Museum.
Michael Givner an Executive Director for Morgan Stanley Real Assets. Michael joined Morgan Stanley in 2009 and is
responsible for sourcing, underwriting and executing transactions in the Northeastern United States on behalf of Morgan
Stanley’s real estate funds. Previously, Michael worked at Credit Suisse DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners.
Michael received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Michael also graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. in History from the College of Arts and Sciences.
David Schwartz is a co-founder and principal of Slate Property Group. He has over seventeen years of experience buying,
developing and operating real estate across the United States. He currently runs all development and construction
projects for Slate Property Group and shares responsibility for all acquisitions and investment decisions. Currently
Slate is developing over $4 billion in real estate throughout New York City representing over 4,000 apartments. Prior to
Slate Property Group, David co-founded two New York City based development firms. He was responsible for the development
of over 1,000 units throughout New York City representing over 750,000 square feet.
David received his B.S. in finance from Syracuse University. David currently serves on the boards of the Furman Center at New York University, the Citizens Housing Planning Council, the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, the Kuhn Real Estate Center at Syracuse University, Brooklyn Hospital and Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School.
Seth Pinsky is an Executive Vice President at RXR Realty, where he leads RXR’s investment efforts in “emerging
opportunities” in the New York region.
Previously, Pinsky directed Mayor Bloomberg’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, which developed a $20 billion climate change plan for the City. Pinsky also served as New York City Economic Development Corporation President from 2008 to 2013.
Prior to NYCEDC, Pinsky was an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and an analyst at James D. Wolfensohn Inc. He graduated from Columbia College and Harvard Law.
Ariel Property Advisors presents Coffee & Cap Rates℠ semi-annually to share the latest trends in the investment sales market with clients and contacts. More than 300 real estate professionals attended the previous Coffee & Cap Rates℠ event.
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Breakfast & Networking
8:45 am - 9:00 am
NYC Market Overview Presentation
9:00 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Q&A + Networking
All food will be under the supervision of the Orthodox Union (OU).
Please contact Abigail Shapiro
or call 212.544.9500 Ext. 5138
The $72 registration fee will be donated to Legal Outreach, a nonprofit that prepares urban youth from underserved communities in New York City to compete at high academic levels.
Legal Outreach prepares urban youth from underserved communities in New York City to compete at high academic levels by using intensive legal and educational programs as tools for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education.
Berdon LLP, founded in 1917, is one of the top 40 accounting and advisory firms in the U.S. With more than 400 professionals and staff, Berdon provides its clients with an array of accounting, tax, financial, and management advisory services. Through its specialized expertise and a team of more than 100 CPAs and advisors, Berdon's Real Estate Practice advises many of New York's—as well as the country's—prominent real estate entities and is one of the largest Real Estate Practices in the nation.