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Samantha Williams
Event Director

The New York Construction & Development Forum is a premium conference that brings together the Tri-state area’s senior development and construction executives to translate key challenges into profitable opportunities, as well as explore emerging trends influencing and disrupting the industry. Now in its fifth year, this event consistently gathers the region’s leading developers, contractors, architects and other industry professionals for a day of networking, idea sharing and deal-making.

Who Speaks

Speakers at the New York Construction & Development Forum are senior executives, such as top developers, contractors, architects and other industry professionals from the greater New York City area.

Past speakers include:

Melissa Burch

Melissa Burch
Executive General Manager
Lendlease Development

Tommy Craig

Tommy Craig
Senior Managing Director

Marc Holliday

Marc Holliday
Chief Executive Officer
SL Green Realty

Jon Kalikow

Jon Kalikow
Gamma Real Estate

Richard Kalikow

N. Richard Kalikow
Chairman & CEO
Gamma Real Estate

Simon Koster

Simon Koster
JDS Development Group

Jeffrey Levine

Jeffrey Levine
Founder & Chairman
Douglaston Development

Scott Rechler

Scott Rechler
CEO & Chairman
RXR Realty

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose
Jonathan Rose Companies

Larry Silverstein

Larry Silverstein
Silverstein Properties

Maria Torres-Springer

Maria Torres-Springer

Steve Witkoff

Steve Witkoff
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

  • Scott Alper, President & CIO, Witkoff
  • Eric Brody, Principal & Director – Construction, Wonder Works Construction
  • Juliet Cullen-Cheung, President, Steiner NYC
  • Jeff Davis, VP – Development, L & L Holding
  • Jonathan Drescher, SVP – Project Development, The Durst Organization
  • Bruce Eichner, Chairman, Continuum Company
  • Michael Evans, President, Moynihan Station Development
  • John Fish, Chief Executive Officer, Suffolk Construction Company
  • Sally Gilliland, Principal, Hudson Companies
  • Miriam Harris, Executive Vice President, Trinity Place Holdings
  • James Hedden, Senior Managing Director – Development, Rose Associates
  • Kevin Hoo, Founder & Managing Partner, Cove Property Group
  • Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, New York City Planning Commission
  • Ericka Keller, Chief Executive Officer, Brisa Builders
  • Simon Koster, Head of Development – US, The Collective
  • Melanie La Rocca, Commissioner, NYC Department of Buildings
  • Holly Leicht, Executive Vice President, Empire State Development
  • Benjamin Levine, EVP – Finance & Acquisitions, Douglaston Development
  • Toby Moskovits, CEO & Founder, Heritage Equity Partners
  • Joe McMillan, CEO & Chairman, DDG
  • Shari Natovitz, SVP – Risk Management, Silverstein Properties
  • Gregg Popkin, President, RFR Realty
  • Clare Newman, EVP, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
  • Jessica Sherman, Associate Vice President, Douglaston Development
  • Stewart Steeves, Chief Executive Officer, LaGuardia Gateway Partners
  • Rosie Taravella, Regional CEO, American Red Cross of Central New York
  • Phil Watkins, Principal, Megalith Capital Management
  • Steven Winter, Vice President, Related
Who Attends

The RealInsight Construction & Development Forum brings together the industry’s most knowledgeable and influential experts for a day of networking, idea sharing and deal-making.

Past participating companies include:

  • 3L & Company
  • Agime Group
  • AJEA
  • American Global
  • Anthony Equities Group
  • Arcadis
  • AvalonBay Communities
  • Avery Hall Investments
  • Barrett Design
  • BCN Development
  • Berdon
  • Blumenfeld Development Group
  • Brisa Builders Development
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Development
  • Brown Hill
  • BRP Companies
  • BuiltWorlds
  • Buligo Capital
  • Camber Property Group
  • Capital Investments & Development
  • Carlyle Group
  • Cauldwell Wingate Company
  • Certes Partners
  • Charney Construction & Development
  • City Bay Capital
  • CNYC Realty
  • Cole Technologies
  • Colonnade Group
  • Continuum Company
  • Dewberry
  • DFT
  • Douglaston Development
  • Duane Morris
  • Durst Organization
  • Eastern Consolidated
  • Empire State Development Corporation
  • F&T Group
  • Flink & Associates
  • Foa & Son Corporation
  • Gemdale USA
  • Genesis Companies
  • HAP Investments
  • Hartz Mountain Industries
  • Hauptman Realty
  • HDR
  • Helm Equities
  • Heritage Equity Partners
  • Hines
  • HK Organization
  • HKS Capital Partners
  • HOK
  • Hornig Capital Partners
  • Hudson Companies
  • Hunter Roberts Construction Group
  • Ironstate Development
  • iStar
  • Janus Property Company
  • JDM Capital
  • JDS Development
  • Kaufman Organization
  • KBKG
  • Keller Williams
  • Kenrich Group
  • Kings Capital Construction Group
  • Kirchhoff Companies
  • Kiska Developers
  • Kohler Co.
  • L+M Development Partners
  • Landsea Homes
  • Lettire Construction
  • Lockton Companies
  • Lower Manhattan Development
  • Luthin Associates
  • Lutron
  • Macerich
  • Marsh USA
  • Masterpiece Construction
  • MBP
  • Mega Contracting Group
  • Megalith Capital Management
  • MEI
  • Metrowall
  • Minrav Development
  • MSD Partners
  • New York City Council
  • New York University
  • NY Building Congress
  • NYC Department of Buildings
  • NYC Department of City Planning
  • OLA Consulting Engineers
  • Oxford Properties Group
  • Palmco Real Estate & Development
  • Par Group
  • Paradigm Associates
  • Pennoni
  • Perkins+Will
  • PS&S
  • Regional Plan Association
  • Relevance International
  • Richman Group Development
  • RKTB Architects
  • Rockefeller Group
  • RXR Realty
  • Sage Realty
  • Savanna
  • Schack NYU
  • Schiff Hardin
  • Schimenti Construction
  • Silverstein Properties
  • Slate Property Group
  • Somerset Development
  • Square Mile Capital
  • Stagg Group
  • Steiner NYC
  • Sterling Project Development
  • Stewart Title
  • Stone Source
  • Stribling
  • Structural Preservation Systems
  • Structural Technologies
  • Taconic Investment Partners
  • Talisen Capital Partners
  • The Collective
  • Thor Equities
  • Time Square Development
  • Town Residential
  • Trinity Place Holdings
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Urban Realty Partners
  • Whitestone Associates
  • Widewaters Group
  • Wright Partners
  • Young America Capital
  • YSG Solar
  • ZGF Architects
Who Sponsors

Sponsors of the Construction & Development Forums are typically industry vendors and service providers, such as attorneys, CPAs, brokers, lenders, architects, and many others looking to secure new business from medium to large sized multifamily portfolios.

Past sponsors include:

Aggressive Energy
Bohler Engineering
Bright Power
EBI Consulting
Marks Paneth
Meridian Capital Group
OC Construction Management
Parkview Financial
Partner Engineerng and Science
Robinson & Cole
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin

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