KICKOFF BREAKFAST - CRYSTAL ROOM
Led by John Banks, President of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), this panel will reflect on the Queens real estate scene now and seek to understand where we can expect to be over the next 10 and 15 years. The perspective will include office, commercial, residential and retail development in Queens County and the impact of transportation projects, zoning issues and affordable housing as it relates to continued growth.
This panel will discuss and review the current and future opportunities in retail, hospitality and apartment communities in Queens. What is driving growth? Can it be sustained? Will the financing be there to support these sectors? Much attention has been paid to certain parts of the borough; what other areas are ready? What threats specific to Queens are there?
10:15AM – 11:00AM
Energy Incentives / Project Funding
What NYC RE Owners / Managers Need to Know – State, City, Tax
Most cities and states offer energy incentive programs to help offset energy costs. Financial incentives can take many forms: rebates, grants or loans for energy-efficiency improvements, direct income tax deductions for individuals and businesses, and exemptions or reduced sales tax on eligible products. This panel will discuss the most-effective ways to fund your project, and how best to find and apply for incentives.
Building Safety, Security & Resiliency
Security is the norm, but are your buildings’ current systems and technologies working well? Is your company ready for the next big event? What can you do to be certain that if a catastrophic event occurs, your secure data is retained? How can you mitigate financial risks if such an event does occur?
11:15AM – 12:00PM
Queens Ferry Service
Hornblower is set to operate the first Citywide Ferry service in 2017. Who are the key players involved? What obstacles does the city face prior to launch. That being said, what can Queens’ residents expect from this? How will the ferry service affect property near the terminals?
Access to Capital & Non-traditional Funding
Clicks or Bricks?
Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX)
12:15PM – 1:00PM
LaGuardia Airport Rebuild
The Port Authority is embarking on a major modernization and redevelopment program to position the airport to meet the needs of the 21st Century. This panel will focus on all aspects of “LGA Reimagined.” What is the timeline of events and how will these projects affect the surrounding real estate community, both homes and hotels? How can property owners and managers plan for these developments?
Emerging Energy Alternatives
This panel will focus on renewable energy sources and recent advancement for sustainable development including solar, geothermal, and biofuel energy applications. How do building owners and managers implement these systems cost-effectively? What are the incentives for implementing energy alternatives?
Strategies to Reduce/Eliminate Tax Liability on Property Sales
Social Media Workshop for Real Estate Professionals
1:15PM – 2:00PM
The Evolution of the American Workplace
Contamination is Discovered - Can Your Deal be Salvaged?
Environmental contamination affects a real estate transaction in many ways. Banks, insurance companies, and attorneys all play an important role. This panel will be a case study as to how a company should proceed in the face of an environmental remediation. How can your company mitigate future risks if such a situation occurs?
Event Summary & Closing Discussion