2015 Conference Highlights

2015 Highlights:

Over 300 real estate investors, owners, and developers attended the Honest Buildings Real Estate Innovations Summit for a day of high impact networking and insight. Attendees learned how innovative thinking, technology and practices will re-shape the future of our industry, from the workplace to public spaces to urban infrastructure.

Keynote Speakers:

Featured Speakers Included:

Honest Buildings
Real Estate Innovations Summit

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY

Top Three Reasons to Attend:

  • Hear a cross-section of industry professionals discuss how innovative thinking has impacted all aspects of developing and managing a building today, including acquiring land, getting design and construction funding, and operating the finished product.
  • Learn about real successes, failures and surprising outcomes directly from the people who are field testing new ideas and approaches.
  • Innovation doesn’t just mean new technology. The most successful investors are those who constantly look for practical, actionable solutions to everyday problems. Hear how they approach problem solving and what new opportunities for increased ROI could be staring you in the face.

Selected Speakers:

  • Asher Abehsera, Chief Executive Officer, LIVWRK
  • Jay Black, Director – Sustainability, SL Green Realty
  • Nino Bosco, Head of Construction, WeWork
  • Marty Burger, Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties
  • Christopher Cayten, LEED AP – Managing Director, CodeGreen
  • Brent Capron, Senior Associate, Woods Bagot
  • Jerome Chou, Director – Competitions, Van Alen Institute
  • Daniel Cobleigh, Managing Director – Design & Development, Madison Realty Capital
  • Dana Getman, Associate Principal, SHoP
  • MaryAnne Gilmartin, President & CEO, Forest City Ratner
  • Isaac Henderson, Senior Project Manager, L+M Development Partners
  • Michael Horodniceanu, President, MTA Capital Construction
  • Andrew Kimball, Chief Executive Officer, Industry City
  • Riggs Kubiak, Chief Executive Officer, Honest Buildings
  • Jared Kushner, President & CEO, Kushner Companies
  • Doug Lawrence, Managing Principal, 5 Stone Green Capital
  • Geoff Lewis, VP – Business Development, Honest Buildings
  • David Mandell, Co-founder & CEO, PivotDesk
  • Ronnie Mandler, Owner, Best Energy Power
  • Thomas McKnight, EVP – Planning, Development, & Transportation, NYCEDC
  • Gifford Miller, Principal, Signature Urban
  • Michael Milstein, Chairman, Grand Central Tech
  • Tom Myers, Director – Commercial Real Estate Solutions, Lutron Electronics
  • Mehul Patel, Chief of Staff, Empire State Development
  • Bre Pettis, Co-Chair, Brooklyn Downtown Partnership
  • Richard Resnick, President, Project Risk Consultants
  • Vincent Scalcione, Portfolio Management Division Director, GSA
  • Jonathan Schultz, Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Onyx Equities
  • Jordan Vogel, Principal, Benchmark Real Estate Group
  • Philip Watkins, Principal, Megalith Capital Management
  • Jamie Wiseman, Principal, Cayuga Capital Management
  • Brandon Weber, Founder & CEO, Hightower
  • Young Woo, Founder & Principal, Youngwoo & Associates
  • Daniel Zarrilli, Director – Office of Recovery & Resiliency, City of New York

Agenda at a Glance:

  • Morning Keynote: Marty Burger of Silverstein Properties
  • Home & Community: Building for Tomorrow
  • Built for Living: Workplace of the Future
  • Something from Nothing: Creating Large Scale Public Spaces from Scratch
  • Lunch Keynote: Young Woo of Young Woo Associates
  • Urban Infrastructure: The Foundation of Future Development
  • Afternoon Keynote: MaryAnne Gilmartin of Forest City Ratner
  • HB Innovation Talks
    • Heart of the City: How Startups Can Change the Face of Midtown
    • Learning to Ride the Wave: Capitalizing on the Power of Information
    • Penciling Out: The Economics of Solar in NYC
    • Agent of Change: Taking Adaptive Reuse to the Next Level
    • Turning Tradition on its Head: The Vertical Campus as a Model of Sustainability
    • The Second Wave: How a New Breed of Innovation Will Reshape the CRE Industry Over the Next 5 Years
    • Re-discovering Communities: Finding Synergies in Redevelopment & Adaptive Reuse
    • Optimizing the Visual Environment: Advancements in Lighting Controls
    • Designing and Building NYC: Ambition and Development in the Most Competitive Market Ever