NYU Schack Alumni Newsletter - Spring 2010

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Spring 2010 Issue of NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Alumni Newsletter featuring upcoming event information, past event photos, alumni spotlight and information on how to get involved.

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NYU Schack Alumni Newsletter - Spring 2010

  1. 1. NYU SCHACK INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE ALUMNI NEWSLETTER Thursday, April 20th 2010 – Spring Issue http://www.scps.nyu.edu/realumni Upcoming Events to Schedule on Your Calendar When What Event Details April 22nd “Making a Living, Making a Life” – SCPS Event Midtown Center, 4-6pm. See page 3. April 27th “How to Build Your Online Brand” – SCPS Event NYU Torch Club, 6-8:30pm. See page 3. May 7th The “Greening” of Affordable Housing in Harlem Midtown Center, 8-10am. See page 3. Sept 22nd 18th Annual Monopoly Night – Save the Date Stay tuned for more details, coming soon. Sold Out: NYU’s Annual Golf Event, May 17th, 2010 The first NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Golf Outing @ TPC Jansa Polana in Princeton, NJ, Monday, May 17th, is currently sold out. We are maintaining a waiting list in case of any cancellations. The NYU athletic department is organizing this annual golf outing and giving Schack alumni an opportunity to organize our own foursomes. Registration fee is $375, and includes: • 18 holes of champion golf, • Driving range, putting green & locker room facilities, • Hot gourmet breakfast, • All-day refreshment cart, soft drinks, beer, & snacks, • $1,000,000 JetBlue hole-in-one challenge, • $10,000 60-foot putt contest, • Round-trip transportation to and from Manhattan, • Pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres www.NYU.edu/ • Elegant buffet dinner in Main Dining Room athletics/Golfouting Note: Registration for this event is now SOLD OUT. Visit link for waiting list. Links to Stay Connected: Alumni Spotlight: Robin Wilson SCPS: http://www.scps.nyu.edu/rei Linked-In: Two sites, one for Alumni & one for friends of Schack Robin Wilson (’04) recently published a book Facebook: http://www.facebook.com, search for NYU Schack on her “green” renovation for the Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s private residence. “The Kennedy Coming Soon: Green House is a book that will help anyone Blog: http://nyuschackalumni.wordpress.com/ learn more about eco-friendly design..." Twitter: http://twitter.com/nyuschackalumni See page 5.
  2. 2. RECENT HAPPENINGS “Scotch 101” - SCPS Alumni Hosts @ Torch Club On March 23rd, both the NYU SCPS Alumni and NYU Schack Alumni Association co-hosted the SCOTCH 101 Tastings Event. This Single Malt Scotch Symposium allowed alums to gather for good spirits, both in the bottle and in the air! Everyone had a marvelous time learning about the three special reserves, lifting a glass to toast and taste and learn about some smashing good whisky that our Spirits Specialist had selected, including: Bruichladdich, a 12yr old; Glendronach, a 12yr old; and Benriach, a 10yr old 'Curiositas'. The Spirit Specialist, Karl duHoffmann, has a long- term sideline interest in handmade spirits, which led to studies in distilling and a career change with a position as the spirit specialist for Winebow, Inc, an importer and distributor of some of the finest spirits from around the world. Clockwise from upper left corner: Chris Caltabiano (‘07); AJ Hernandez (’04) & Emily Astrof (’05); Chris Pulling (’06) & Matthew Weir (’06); Max Nipon, Daniel Matz (‘08), & Daniel Margolis. 2
  3. 3. Newsletter Help Wanted! Next Printings We are now looking for people to write articles and interview alumni! The next alumni newsletter If interested, please contact Ira Krivit at ikrivit@yahoo.com. will be released in the Summer, prior to the Fall 2010 events. UPCOMING CAREER EVENTS Spring 2010 Career Events for Schack Alumni “Making a Living, Making A Life” Dates & Times: Thursday, April 22nd, 4-6pm Location: Midtown Center, Room 1027 Join us for a discussion on “Making a Living, Making a Life” - A presentation and discussion of recommended Professional and Ethical Standards in Real Estate and Construction Careers and in one's personal life. The goal is to create "The Good Life". Hear from Daniel Rose, Chairman, Rose Associates, Inc. For more details, please email: Jessica Estrada-Watson at: NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate scps.regevent@nyu.edu SCPS Alumni – “How to Build Your Online Brand” DATES: Tuesday April 27th, 6:00-8:30pm You are invited to attend "BUILD YOUR ON-LINE BRAND" How to use Social Media to Build Your Company's and Your Personal Brand, presented by Josh Peck, Senior Manager Media Relations, Duane Morris LLP. Location: NYU Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place RSVP is required by April 19th to scps.alumni@nyu.edu. Please tell us your name and the program you graduated from when you reply. This event is free for SCPS alumni, guests are $20.00. Sustainability Speaker Series – Jonathan Rose Companies discuss the “Greening” of Affordable Housing in Harlem DATE & TIME: Friday, May 7th, 8:00-10:00am LOCATION: Midtown Center, Room 1027 Come hear from two senior Managing Directors of Jonathan Rose Companies: Paul Freitag, Managing Director of Development & Wendy Rowden, Managing Director of Investments. Mr. Freitag and Ms. Rowden will present their recent sustainable projects in New York City, focusing on the preservation and “greening” of 198 affordable housing units in Harlem. The project represents the first use of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Green Retrofit Program, and it is intended to meet Enterprise’s Green Communities Criteria and achieve a USGBC LEED rating. Breakfast will be available at 7:30am RSVP is required SBE.eventplanner@nyu.edu. This event is free for Schack Alumni. 3
  4. 4. UPCOMING VOLUNTEER EVENTS Please join us in these two very worthwhile volunteer activities by the NYU Schack Alumni community. It will be great to give something back to the larger community that we are all part of, and it will be great to enjoy the camaraderie with fellow alums. The details are below. MS Walk 2010 – Sunday, April 18th, 6am-Noon Where: South Street Seaport, Manhattan Who: 25 NYU Schack Alums & 25 NYU Schack Students per Event Cost: Free Visit www.walkMSnyc.org. for more details, & send email to: Ruth Ann Blankenheim: ra14@usa.net Walk MS is a simple, but incredibly powerful way for you to share in the hope for the future. From the Walk MS Website: “Walk MS is our rallying point, a time and a place for us to stand together and to be together — to help raise critical funds that support cutting edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education and provide programs and services to help people with MS move their lives forward. Join the Walk MS Movement. Register Today. Be there. Because every movement you make and every dollar you raise supports the mission to create a world free of MS.” Hands on New York Day – Saturday April 24th, 8:30am-5pm New York City parks, gardens, and community centers are an essential part of urban life. They provide space for recreation, relaxation, and community growth. Each April, Hands On New York Day volunteers make these spaces cleaner, greener, and ready for summer. Your efforts on Hands On New York Day are critical to keeping our city's public spaces clean and green, but this incredible day of service is only one of the 11,000 volunteer projects New York Cares runs each year. Fundraising for Hands On New York Day enables New York Cares' volunteers to continue making a difference all year long. Where: New York City Park, TBD Who: 25 NYU Schack Alums & 25 NYU Schack Students per Event Cost: $10 (info is sent out to confirmed participants) Additional details will be sent to team members after all slots are filled. For more general information about Hands on New York Day, visit: www.newyorkcares.org For further details and registration, please contact: Jennifer Stewart: jennifer.stewart@jpmorgan.com 4
  5. 5. ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT Robin Wilson ’03, Brings Green Construction to The Kennedy House Robin Wilson is a nationally recognized eco-friendly and healthy home interior designer focused on the ‘foundation to the furniture.’ Industry insiders describe her style as ‘classic with a modern touch’ with a focus on sustainable, reusable, recyclable and non-toxic options. She founded her firm in 2000, and rebranded it to the eponymous Robin Wilson Home in 2006. Robin Wilson Home is based in New York City and focused on residential & commercial interior design, consulting, licensing and an online retailer called The Nest Store. Most recently, she completed a project for the private residence of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. which had to be rebuilt due to a black mold infestation. Her first book, “Kennedy Green House” arrives in bookstores in April 2010. Her work has also been featured in notable projects including the Good Housekeeping LEED-certified brownstone (2008), the Esquire "Ultimate Bachelor Apartment" terrace (2007), the Peninsula Hotel Spa salon (2007), and renovation and furniture acquisition in President Bill Clinton's Harlem office(since 2004). Robin Wilson has been influenced by the architectural work of Paul R. Williams and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. She has an understanding of LEED requirements due to her work on several projects. Robin Wilson is the first woman to license her name to eco-friendly kitchen cabinetry – which is manufactured by Holiday Kitchens, a 64-year old company that employs 700 workers in the United States. An award-winning entrepreneur, Ms. Wilson has been recognized: • 2009: Panelist at "Dynamic Women" conference - Harvard Business School • 2007: Small Business "Innovator of the Year" - Black Enterprise Magazine • 2007: Listed #46 in the "50 Most Powerful Women in NY" - New York Post Born and raised in Austin, Texas, she holds an MS from New York University and a BA from the University of Texas in Austin. Her firm is a member of the US Green Building Council. For more information about Robin Wilson Home, please visit: www.robinwilsonhome.com # # # # Want To Be Profiled in the Alumni Spotlight? Many alumni are working on interesting projects and ventures, and we would love to tell your story. If you would like to be featured in the Alumni Spotlight section, please email Ira Krivit at ikrivit@yahoo.com. We look forward to hearing your stories. PROFESSOR HAPPENINGS Hugh Kelly, a distinguished Professor of Economics at the Schack Real Estate Institute has won the Ballard Award from the Counselors of Real Estate as best article of 2009 in the journal "Real Estate Issues", for his article entitled, “The Morphology of the Credit Crisis." His authorship for that article underscores his association with the Schack Institute. Congratulations go out to Mr. Kelly, who has now won that award twice! 5
  6. 6. GETTING INVOLVED/STAYING IN TOUCH Want to Get Involved With The Alumni Association? If you would like to contribute your time to the Alumni Association, we would love your help! Whether you want to help plan events, raise money, interview alumni for the newsletter, or just want to help the Association with your time and talents, please let us know. We have outlined some helpful starting points below: If You Don’t Know Where to Start: Alumni Association President O’Brien Murray can provide guidance if you don’t know what you’d like to do, but you know you want to help. Call him at +917 697-8196 or email him at eom@obrienmurray.com. If You’d Like to Help Plan Events: We have an active programming schedule, and are planning a lot of fun additions to the calendar over the next year, including social events, such as happy hours, dinners, and other get- togethers. Email Ruth Ann Blankenheim at ra14@usa.net for more information. If You’d Like to Work on this Newsletter or Other Communications Initiatives (i.e., Our Web Presence): Please contact Ira Krivit at +917-913-3400 or ikrivit@yahoo.com. If You’d Like to Network Locally: We have several different projects that provide alumni with opportunities to meet others in the NYU network. Contact Ruth Ann Blankenheim at ra14@usa.net. If You’re in Construction Management (“CM”) and Want to Work on CM Initiatives: Please contact Rob Burkavage at rburkavage@Sciame.com or +917 771-5130. Finally, If You Are Outside of New York, And Want to Meet Other Alumni in Your City: We maintain a list of alumni in different cities and can help. Email ikrivit@yahoo.com and we will make introductions for you. Some Tips For Staying Connected Our Alumni community is expanding its presence online with multiple locations for staying connected. We currently have pages on Facebook & Linked-In. In the coming months, you’ll be able to find our blog and twitter accounts to stay in touch with all our activities. NYUniverse is the online home of over 370,000 NYU Alumni worldwide. Go to: http://alumni.nyu.edu to register and to update your profile, search the alumni directory, access career resources, and much more. Web Links (Including Facebook and LinkedIn): The Schack Institute is at http://www.scps.nyu.edu/areas-of- study/real-estate/ and there are alumni groups on both LinkedIn and Facebook. You can find both by logging on and running a search. About This Newsletter: The NYU Schack Institute of Newsletter Committee: Ira Krivit ’06 (Editor), Gary Real Estate Alumni Association Newsletter is published Meese ’05, and Dabney Bowen ’05 (Copy Editor). through out the year, in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Additional Writers This Issue: Ira Krivit ’06, If you’d like to write for us, let us know! Michael Walden ’03 6

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