LIC Partnership Real Estate Breakfast
May 15th, 8 – 10 AM
Court Square Place
U.N. Federal Credit Union
24-01 44th Road, Long Island City, NY
A panel discussion of the NYC and Long Island City real estate markets, followed by a question and answer session. $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Purchase tickets by contacting Indra Smith at 718.786.5300 x 21.
Panelists: Amy Scherber, Amy’s Bread; Amanda Fung, Crain’s NY Business; Bill Connor, FedEx; Doug Partrick, Heatherwood Communities; Sarah Obraitis, M. Wells Restaurant; and Flint MacNaughton, SunCap Property Group. Moderated by David Brause, Brause Realty, Inc. (Panelist information below.)
Sponsors: Astoria Federal Savings Bank, BDO USA, Con Edison, G&M Realty, FJC Security Services, Flushing Bank, Modern Spaces, New York Grant Company/NYG Green Partners LLC, Robert S. Altman, Esq., PLLC, Rockrose Development Corporation, Werwaiss & Co., Inc.
Co-sponsors: a.d. winston service, inc., Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc., Kaplon-Belo Affiliates, Law Office of Barbara Pryor, Madison Avenue Group, PK Metals, Public Service Truck Renting, Rosenwach Group, SHI Restaurant, White Coffee Corporation
Media Sponsors: New York Daily News, News Corporation/Times Ledger Newspapers, The Queens Courier
BDO USA has been recognized as a premier accounting, tax, financial advisory and consulting organization for more than 100 years. Providing services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies, BDO offers a sophisticated array of services and global capabilities, combined with the personal attention of experienced and committed professionals. BDO serves clients through more than 41 offices and over 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. Contact John Kyriakides, Partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.bdo.com
Con Edison is offering businesses with an average monthly peak demand of less than 100kw free energy surveys; free energy conservation measures, such as CFL's (compact fluorescents) and water heater thermostats; and incentives up to 70% of installed cost for major heating, cooling, and lighting upgrades. If you've been considering greening your business, now is the time to take advantage of big incentives to upgrade your lighting, heating, ventilation and cooling systems and refrigeration. For more information, visit conEd.com/energyefficiency for information or call Con Edison's contractor at 1-888-willdan (1-888-945-5326).
Flushing Bank serves consumers and businesses by offering a full complement of deposit, loan, and cash management services through its seventeen banking offices located in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Nassau County. We are a business bank that is small enough to give you the individual attention you need, but large enough to offer you a full line of business banking services. We offer a comprehensive product set that includes lines of credit, term loans, leasing, owner-occupied commercial real estate mortgages and SBA loans. For more information, contact Gus Buitrago, Team Leader & Vice President- Business Banking, at 718-512-2938 or email@example.com.
G&M Realty, LP has been entrenched in Long Island City for over forty years. They own and manage several buildings in the community. They are proud and excited to be a big part of the bourgeoning Jackson Avenue corridor and grown popularity of Long Island City. G&M has been, and will continue to be an integral part of the Long Island City Community.
Modern Spaces is an independently operated Real Estate Brokerage that was founded and developed in Long Island City. The use of a professional sales and marketing approach along with a grassroots strategy has been the driving force behind their great success in the neighborhood and beyond. Modern Spaces has energized the area’s most desirable properties through their participation of local events, fundraisers and community service. Modern Spaces Marketing Group is responsible for marketing over $250 Million of real estate in Long Island City to date. Some of our clients include TF Cornerstone, The Stahl Organization, Chess Builders, Hudson Equities, Silvercup Studios, Shuster Management, Emmy Homes & NY Lions Group. Contact: Eric Benaim at 718-784-1110. www.ModernSpacesNYC.com.
The New York Grant Company and its subsidiary NYG Green Partners, LLC are proud to offer strategic consulting services to tenants and landlords throughout New York City in both economic incentives and compliance with New York City's Greener, Greater Buildings laws. Our team provides end-to-end service in maximizing grants and subsidies from federal, state and local government and utilities, while ensuring that building owners fully comply with new local laws and tenants achieve efficiencies with maximum return on their investment. Contact: Ann Kayman, Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org or George Crawford at email@example.com for an initial free consultation.
Robert S. Altman, Esq., PLLC. Robert Altman is an attorney who specializes in tax exemption programs. He is a member of the Board of Directors of LIC Partnership. He obtains benefits for clients under various NYC tax incentive programs related to real estate or business relocation. Mr. Altman also provides a range of corporate services, working as outside general counsel to various businesses, and real estate services such as leasing, sales and purchases.Contact him at 212.232.8713 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockrose Development Corporation, founded in 1970, has been committed to the development of Long Island City since its initial property purchase in the 1980’s. This summer, Rockrose will be topping out on a 42-story rental tower with 709 apartments mid-summer. It is expected to be among the largest residential developments in the area and one of the tallest buildings in the borough when it is completed in 2013. The tower, which will be called Linc LIC, at 43-08 Crescent Street, will range from 450-square-foot studios to 1,400-square-foot three-bedrooms.
Werwaiss & Co., Inc., a licensed New York State Real Estate Broker, and/or its associated companies owns, develops and manages its long-term oriented portfolio of commercial, industrial and retail properties of approximately 2 million square feet of space located in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida. Werwaiss & Co., Inc. is a fourth-generation family-owned business based in New York City. The Western Queens portion of their portfolio includes more than 75 commercial, industrial and retail properties, including the Glendale Business Park.
a.d winston service, inc., has been designing, installing, and maintaining air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems for over 35 years. They provide HVAC systems analysis, 24-hour emergency service, temperature control design & service, air and water balancing, steam fitting, piping, energy management retrofits & monitoring. Call A.D. Winston at 718.361.2811. www.adwinstonservice.com
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides workforce development services, youth and community programs, and retail and business opportunities. Goodwill offers a large and diverse pool of job-ready candidates backed by a professional team that provides them job coaching and supported employment services. To learn more about Goodwill’s services, contact Jose Medellin at (718) 777-6335 or email@example.com
Kaplon-Belo was founded 35 years ago and has been pleased to offer complete brokerage and appraisal services for industrial and commercial real estate throughout Queens and Brooklyn with particular emphasis on Long Island City, where we are located. We specialize in the sale of development sites and the sale and leasing of warehouses, garages and vacant land. www.kaplonbelo.com
Law Office of Barbara Pryor. Barbara Pryor has maintained a real estate law practice in Queens for over 25 years. She is also the board president of Queens Council on the Arts and sits on the charitable board of the Association of Real Estate Women.
Madison Avenue Group is an all-inclusive real estate property consulting company, providing an array of services to our clients, from expediting, zoning and building code consulting, tax incentives, administrative agency representation and violation solutions. Whether you are a building owner, a management company or a contractor, we can assist you. Our team consists of real estate tax advisers, registered architects, professional engineers and licensed expediters. Our all-inclusive range of services provides the kind of “one-stop-shopping” that cannot be matched by other companies.
PK Metals is a recognized, full-service recycling firm, working to protect and preserve our environment for over 30 years. We work closely with our customers to provide Long Island and the greater New York area with safe, reliable, and competitive scrap recycling and debris removal. PK Metals recycles Ferrous & Nonferrous Metals, Plastic, Paper, Electronic E-Scrap, and Precious Metal refining material, providing logistic management services to accommodate your needs. PK Metals complies with all Federal & State regulations, retains all appropriate permits, and is certified as an R2/RIOS Recycler.
Reuse, Refurbish, Recycle
Founded in 1956, Public Service Truck Renting, Inc. is a family owned and operated full service truck renting and leasing company. They offer rentals and leases of all sizes of commercial vehicles by the day, week and year. The majority of their fleet is dedicated to full service maintenance leases. Customers receive a truck built to their specifications, and Public Service provides the rest - preventive maintenance, and road service including all parts and labor. They provide replacement vehicles while the leased truck is being serviced, and also have a large rental fleet that is available to customers during peak seasons. Contact Charles Sommer at 718.786.4000 x 205. www.pstruck.com
Rosenwach Group provides a wide range of building products related to water tanks, cooling towers, and site furnishings, and a host of services related to those products, as well as in building restoration and plumbing system work. Visit www.rosenwachgroup.com.
SHI Restaurant. Pan Asian Restaurant on the waterfront with breathtaking views of Manhattan. Michelin reccommended. http://www.shilic.com/
White Coffee, a third generation women owned and certified business, has been selling the finest quality coffee since 1939. Their offerings include specialty single origins, certified organics, fair trade and Rainforest Alliance coffees. White Coffee offers extensive customized packaging options along with thorough quality control and food safety processes. Its licensed brands include Kahlua®, Entenmann’s®, MoonPie®, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory® and Junior's®.
The New York Daily News is the largest and most widely-read newspaper in the New York City metropolitan area and the 13th largest media website in the U.S. Founded in 1919, the Daily News has won 10 Pulitzer Prize Awards for excellence in journalism. The Daily News is the sixth largest Sunday newspaper and the fourth largest daily newspaper circulated in the United States and features the largest combined print and online audience of any metropolitan newspaper in the country. NYDailyNews.com is the most-visited popular news website in the United States. New York's Hometown Paper is now also New York's Hometown Everything, available as an iPad app and on Blackberry, iPhone and Android mobile devices.
The Queens Courier. Schneps Communications publishes the Queens Courier Newspapers, the Brooklyn Home Reporter, the Brooklyn Spectator, El Correo de Queens, LIC Courier, North Shore Towers Courier, LeHavre Courier and Queens Business.
Amy Scherber is the owner and founder of Amy’s Bread, a nationally recognized bakery/cafe that specializes in hand-made, traditional breads as well as sandwiches, sweets, and old-fashioned layer cakes. She launched Amy’s Bread in 1992, twenty years ago, and has three retail cafes in NYC. Her original location in Hell’s Kitchen was only 650 square feet, and she started with 5 employees. Today the staff has grown to over 200 and the bakery delivers to more than 200 wholesale customers daily. Although most production is currently done in Chelsea Market, the main bread and pastry kitchens will be moving soon, and are currently under construction in a large warehouse space in Queens. Amy is the co-author of The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread and Amy’s Bread, released in February 2010.
Amanda Fung has covered real estate for Crain’s NewYork Business since February 2009. She primarily covers the residential market and developments in the outer-boroughs. She also assists with commercial real estate coverage and contributes to the weekly Deals Plus and Neighborhood Journal columns. Before taking on those beats, Amanda spent three years covering technology and telecommunications for Crain's. Prior to joining Crain's, she was a reporter at Institutional Investor News and at American Banker. Outside of the newsroom, she is a member of the board for H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths Inc., a start-up nonprofit that assists at-risk adolescents and young adults in the city, and formerly served as a member of the Young Executive Board for non-profit iMentor. Amanda is a native New Yorker and graduate of New York University.
Bill Connor is a senior real estate director with FedEx Ground.
Doug Partrick Heatherwood Communities has built over 10,000 single and multi family homes on Long Island since 1950, as well as 2 golf courses. Doug Partrick joined the firm in 2002, bringing over 20 years experience in the construction and management of residential and commercial properties. Seeing limited opportunities for growth in Nassau and Suffolk counties, the firm has turned to NYC. They completed their first multifamily project in Williamsburg in 2010, are now close to finishing another project in LIC. They are planning additional projects in both Williamsburg and LIC.
Sarah Obraitis is co-owner of M. Wells along with chef Hugue Dufour. The wildly popular diner style restaurant served French Canadian food until it lost its lease and closed last summer. The team plans to open a new restaurant, M. Wells Steakhouse, in a vacant garage at 43-15 Crescent Street owned by Rockrose. A visit to a Georgia farm that raises meat and poultry and has its own slaughterhouse has inspired them to add meat butchered European style to its future menu. The restaurant will seat 80, and some of the space will be set aside for building a catamaran. In addition, they plan to open the M. Wells Dinette at MoMA PS1, a cafeteria within the museum. Ms. Obraitis was previously a partner in Heritage Foods USA, and once drove four piglets cross-country without a driver’s license.
Flint McNaughton is the founding partner of SunCap Property Group. Mostly focused on long-term, single-tenant, build to suit projects, the company currently has development projects under construction across the country with a cumulative value in excess of $250 million. Flint has over 25 years of experience in the field. He started as a commercial real estate broker with Cushman & Wakefiled, then led several national corporate real estate services accounts and completed over 350 brokerage transactions in 37 states with Lincoln Harris. Before starting SunCap, he spent five years with Lauth Property Group where he grew the full service development and construction company’s Southeast Region into the number one ranked development company in the Carolinas. Currently, SunCap is working on the new FedEx space in Long Island City.