The city’s real estate elite largely cheered on REBNY’s swelling, spicy annual gala that splashed over the Hudson River.
Called “New York Forever: Celebration of Our City,” this rally was REBNY’s first rally since 2019. The event honored Tom Elghanayan of TF Cornerstone, Hal Fetner of Fetner Properties, Darcy Stacom of CBRE, Jeff Levine of Douglaston Development, and David Picket of Gotham Organization. , Above all.
Participants paying $ 1,400 mixed and grabbed their tickets in a small plate provided by the chef, including: Daniel Boulud, Michael Lomonaco and JJ Johnson. Food and dress code were far from the hot and humid black tie incident at the Hilton in New York.
So was the setting on the 6th floor of the Glasshouse, which has large windows and an open outdoor deck, so guests had to escape when the short rain splits appeared.
Guests included executive committee members Douglas Durst, CBRE’s Mary Antige, JLL’s Bob Kunakar, Kushman & Wakefield’s Blues Mossler, SL Green’s Laura Johnson, and Boston Property’s Hillary Span. We also discovered Woody Heller from Branton Realty, Joanne Podell from Cushman, Scott Rechler and Frank Pusinelli from RXR Realty, and Frank P. Ricci from the Rent Stabilization Association.
Boulud, who oversaw menus such as Le Pavillon’s citrus-marinated shrimp and sweet corn velouté sauce, mixed with the chef’s white and happy guests.
It wasn’t just food and fun. My colleague Royce Weiss reports that Governor Kathy Hokul met with REBNY officials personally to discuss the renovation of an old office building into a home and the cancellation of the 421a tax cut program.
MTA Chairman Janno Rieber talked about the role of his agency in facilitating the construction of 270 Park Avenue at JP Morgan Chase and 347 Madison Avenue at Boston Properties.
Eric Adams’ chief adviser, Ingrid Luis Martin, came on behalf of the mayor because Adams had to deal with the case of a police officer shot earlier that day.
The event was full of laughter and optimism, but some guests complained that it was difficult to enjoy cooking in the form of walking around the floor. “There was no place to put the dishes, except for a few small table stands,” one said. “I want a place to sit with a $ 1,400 ticket.”