Only Brooklyn Real Estate Conference On May 17th @BAM

Downtown Brooklyn proposed developments, rendering via Alloy Development

For the 7th year next week TerraCRG’s Only Brooklyn Real Estate Conference will gather Brooklyn leaders, developers, investors, and financiers in Fort Greene for a day of reflecting and discussing the future of real estate development in our borough.

The keynote panel of Jed Walentas of Two Trees, AJ Pires of Alloy and Regina Myer of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will address the remarkable transformation of Downtown Brooklyn.

300 Ashland

Two Trees is the developer of 300 Ashland Place and most recently, Alloy announced a massive mixed-use project at 80 Flatbush, which will include two schools and 900 residential units.

80 Flatbush Rendering via Alloy Development

“This is a great opportunity to have a conversation with some of the thought leaders of our market and hear their visions for the city within a city called Downtown Brooklyn,” said Ofer Cohen, Founder & CEO of TerraCRG, who is partnering with leading residential firm, Citi Habitats, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to organize the conference this year.

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Photo via citypointbklyn

“The area has tremendous development momentum. With several very large-scale projects in the pipeline, over 6,000 residential units being delivered, CityPoint up and running and several marquee retail deals – this is a very exciting time to be in Downtown Brooklyn,” added Cohen.

Since its inception in 2010, the all-day, Only Brooklyn.® Conference has evolved into an influential real estate event, uniting over 500 market players from all sectors of the industry.

Panels this year will feature a range of themes – the success of the Brooklyn Navy Yards tech community, lending market in Brooklyn, developments in real estate tech that are changing the industry, challenges affecting the borough, from 421a to the looming uncertainty of the L train.

Speakers this year include Paulo Garcia of Mercantil Bank, Susan Newman of M&T Bank, Toby Moskovits of Heritage Equity Partners, Josh Zegen of Madison Realty Capital, David Kramer of Hudson Companies, David Ehrenberg of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Boaz Gilad of Brookland Capital, and many more. Full list can be found here, along with schedule and registration details.

BKLYNER is a media partner for Only Brooklyn Conference.

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  1. No representatives of tenants’ organizations, education, transit, arts, or advocacy for the elderly, minorities, the disabled, or other groups pressured by the wildly overheated real estate market? What a surprise.

  2. Exactly, Brenda. A gathering of the vultures. Putting up more buildings that no one can afford to move into. Those that try to hold on and stay will be hit with higher real estate taxes because these buildings are going up, raising property values. “Raising property values” only appeals to those using property to sell off and get rich quick. Those who want homes and roots in a neighborhood aren’t interested in that because they hope to raise their families and stay put.

  3. Brenda and Linda – explain to this dumb capitalist why business needs to always incorporate other concerns. Profit and greed are evil when that is all there is but is developing business with the sole motive of profit always wrong?
    Does every building need to be for the lower income?
    Assuming of course lower income residents are indeed given opportunity why cant there be opportunity for those more affluent than you or I.
    Education gets its fair share of new development plus raising taxes benefits public schools. Minorities and disabled can also be affluent. Transit? Do you advocate the government taking away private property? Arts? You know the affluent are the biggest patrons of the Arts (though I dont understand it – I accept it)

    I’m lower income minority, but I work in the Real Estate management industry and if not for the developers, I and countless memebrs of my class would be out of work back on welfare.

    My house is a bit shabby but thanks to the developers the value is going up enough to where I can sell and get something a little nicer and roomier in a suburb (even the white middle class suburbs that dont want me 🙂 )


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