The 16th season of The Stoler Report: NY's Business Report debuted on September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016: Emerging Trends in Health Care

A lively discussion of trends in healthcare: population center management, based on the needs of the community it serves; performance-based compensation, how effectively medical practices are managing a population's health issues; the popularity of urgent care facilities and more.

Panel: Andrew Racine M.D. Anthony Ferrari, Gary Kalkut M.D., Arthur Klein, M.D.

September 20, 2016: Emerging Trends in Health Care: Part II

Discussion of emerging trends in health care continues in part 2, focusing on ways to deal with insurance, electronic record keeping, advances in technology, the safety of services such as ambulatory surgical centers and tele-medicine assistance, along with their convenience to patients.

Panel: Andrew Racine M.D. Gary Kalkut M.D. Anthony Ferrari

September 27, 2016: Role of Non-Bank Lenders in Commercial Real Estate

Non-bank lenders, offering speed and flexibility in financing projects, play an important role in real estate development. Some believe, traditional banks - still a major source of capital - are faced with regulations that modify their ability to support various projects.

Panel: Josh Zegen, Brad Settleman, Bob Foley, Jason Hart

October 4, 2016: Crystal Ball: What's Realy Happening in commercial real estate?

With the help of a Crystal Ball, panelists considered the not so shiny commercial side of NY's real estate economy. The market is very opaque; the market is in a correction mode. While New York's economy is strong and young people, in particular, want to be live and work here, there are factors that need to be considered for the future growth and stability of the market.

Panelists: Jeffrey Lenobel, Robert Knakal, John Powers, Ben Shaoul

October 11, 2016; Banking Executives: The Effect on the Economy of Dodd Frank

Banking executives, discussing the effect on the economy of Dodd Frank and other banking rules & regulations, acknowledge the need to adjust and to "live with" bank regulations, old and new, some remarking that in some way, Dodd Frank brought the industry "back to where it should be."

Panelist: George Maroulis, Brian Smalley, Kevin Lynch, David Bagatelle

October 18, 2016: The Current State of Residential Housing in New York, New Jersey & Long Island

Each location, Long Island, New York City, New Jersey presents challenges to the residential housing developer - many unique to the particular area. Guests discuss these challenges and their projects.

Panelists: Allen F. Goldman, President, SJP Properties, LLC; Laurent Morali, President, Kushner Companies; Francis Greenburger, Chairman & CEO, Time Equilities Inc.; Michael Kelly, Kelly Development Group.

October 25, 2016: The Studio in New York City: Made in New York

"Made in New York" the logo of the New York Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment is stamped on the credits of many of our favorite movies and television shows, bringing pleasure to viewers and movie goers and jobs to New Yorkers.

Guests: Alan Suna, Julie Menin, Hal Rosenbluth

November 1, 2016: How Parks & Waterfronts Have Made Real Estate So Valuable in New York City

The importance to clients and the value to developers and investors of properties near parks, with access and views of the waterfront such as Brooklyn Bridge Park, 60 Bay Street, on Staten Island, 200 Water Street, in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood and more is discussed.

Panelists: Robert A. Levine, Andrew Solomon, Josh Muss, Sam Sidhu

November 8, 2016: Made in New York: The Finest Food in the World

Making bread or spectacular chocolate treats, running a restaurant or catering special events - one must be passionate and dedicated to the work, so say those engaged in these industries. Some say regulatory pressures, increased costs of doing business have taken some of the fun out of it.

Panelist: Paul Neuman, Andrew Schnipper, Keith Cohen, Anthony Cirone

November 15, 2016: The Changing Face of Retail in the Region

Providing "atmosphere" and "ambience" is important to attract customers and to the success of commercial developments. Panel discussed redevelopment of the South Street Seaport and malls.

Panelists: James Famularo, Sr. Director, Eastern Consolidated; Daniel Levy, Principal, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation; Christopher Curry, The Howard Hughes Corporation

November 22, 2016: The Election & its effect on Commercial Real Estate

Considering the effect of the 2016 election - some predict a friendlier relationship to business with fewer regulations; others concentrate on foreign investment and the effect of immigration policies on the labor market. Most conclude that "the jury is still out."

Guests include: Angelo Genova, Stephen Siegel, Robert Knakal, Marc Warren

November 29, 2016: Emerging Trends in Real Estate:Co Working & Co-Living

Co-Working indicates a shared work environment, often occupied by independent contractors of unrelated businesses. Co-Living brings together several people, often unrelated, to live together and share a residential space. Co-Working/Co-Living: emerging trends in real estate.

Panelists: Michael Rudin, Vice President, Ruding Management Co.; Matthew Petrula, Group Vice President, M&T Bank; Jay Heydt, Managing Director of Leasing, Madison Realty Capital.

December 6, 2017: Emerging Trends & Opportunities in the restaurant Business

Owners and chef/owners come together to explore the restaurant business - some located in Manhattan - others, in the boroughs - Long Island City and Red Hook.

Panelists: Hugue Dufour, Chef/Owner, M. Wells Steakhouse and M. Well Dinette; Joey Campanaro, Chef/Owner, The Little Owl/Market Table/The Clam; Drew Nieporent, President & CEO, Myriad Restaurants; Billy Durney, Pitmaster/Owner/Partner, Hometown Bar-B-Que.

December 13, 2016: The Evolution of the Fashion/Garment District

New York City's Fashion/Garment District has taken on a new look - some with long experience in the area may be amazed at the changes but all are excited by the influx of additional industries, widening options for growth and development of the area.

Panelists: Barbara Blair, President, Garment District Alliance; Scott D.

December 20, 2016: Is There Money for Commercial Real Estate?

Beginning 2008, increased banking regulations led to less and less money available for construction, enabling non-bank lenders to assume an increasingly important role in real estate financing.

Panelists: Gregg Gerken, EVP, Head of US Commercial RE Lending, TD Bank; Ronnie Levine, COO, Meridian Capitalk Group, LLC; Frank Sorrentino, President & CEO, ConnectOne Bank; Peter Sotoloff, Managing Member, CIO, Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies, L.P.

December 27, 2016: Emerging Trends in Healthcare-Part I

A lively discussion of trends in healthcare: population center management, based on the needs of the community it serves; performance-based compensation, how effectively medical practices are managing a population's health issues; the popularity of urgent care facilities and more. 

January 3, 2017: Everyone wants to own residential rental apartments in New York City

In 2016, those in real estate who had rentals, went from "it's hard to believe rents can go up in the future" to a leveling-off, with an increase in inventory in some high-price areas.

Panelist: Peter Von Der Ahe, Daniel Parker, David Shorenstein, Joseph Pistilli

January 10, 2017: The Important role of transit oriented development in the region

Transit Oriented Development is an important component of growth and development, and a significant part of affordable housing decisions. In New Jersey, TOD may focus on both Manhattan commuters and locally, on community development, promoting the "downtown" experience.

Panelists: Eric Witmondt, Debra Tantleff, Seth Pinsky, Andrew Marshall

January 17, 2017: Family Business: Transitioning to the Next Generation

Two families discuss their history and the ups and downs of children working side-by-side with parents. All agree: "You're never really away from it. You talk business around the dining room table and plan birthday parties around the conference table."

Panelists: Joseph Mattone, Sr., Michael Mattone, Jeffrey Levine, Benjamin Levine, Jessica Sherman

January 24, 2017: The Dynamic Growth of Lower Manhattan: A Place to live, work, shop & visit

Lower Manhattan: the place to work, shop, visit and live! Lower Manhattan has it all - excellent transportation attracting a significant work force, great restaurants, convenient shopping - all close to home!

Panelists: Marty Burger, CEO, Silverstein Properties; Michael H. McNaughton, Sr, EVP, Development, Westfield; Marcus Rayner, Vice Chair, NY Region, Colliers International; Peter Poulakakos, Owner, Partner, HPH.

January 31, 2017: Emerging Leaders in Real Estate Outlook for 2017

Real estate's emerging leaders are bullish on 2017, sighting the number of visitors to New York, a significant percentage of whom are domestic travelers; the generous spending of Chinese visitors; ongoing foreign investment bringing money to New York.

Panelists: Joseph Koicim, Dir. National Multi Housing Group, Marcus & Millichap; Evan Petracca, Assistant Project Manager, Triangle Equities; Stanley H. Chera

February 7, 2017: The Bronx: A Place to Live, work, shop & visit

Determined to bring positive attention to The Bronx, panelists discuss - with pride - their efforts to attract businesses seeking office space, convenient for their employees and to develop properties to meet client's needs. Financing and residential opportunities also discussed.

Panelist: Joseph Kelleher, Greg Gonzalez, Anthony Ramirez, Paul Ramirez, Tom Farrell

February 14, 2017: North of 96th Street: Residential Development

Manhattan, north of 96th Street, represents a great opportunity for residential and commercial interests. Beautiful architecture, parks, new restaurants, growing nightlife, amazing transportation, an enhanced quality of life make the area great for investment.

Panelists: Edward Poteat, President, Carthage Advisors; Michael A. Tortorici, Exec. VP - Sales Operations, Ariel Property Advisors; Stephen G.

February 21, 2017: Newark: A Place to live, work, shop & get educated

"The time is ripe," says Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, placing the city on the next step for development-Manhattan, Jersey City, Hoboken and now, Newark. The group discussed transportation, infrastructure, The Art Center, medical services, education and more.

Mayor Ras Baraka, Jennifer Mazawey, Ben Korman, Marc Berson

February 28, 2017: Business Leader's Outlook on the Commercial Real Estate in 2017

For the first time in a while, New York has an expansion of supply. The future: it's murky, darker for some - not so for others. All recognize the challenge.

Panel: Peter D'Arcy, Winston Fisher, Christopher Poulton, Brad Dubeck

March 7, 2017: 2017: The Real Estate Investment OUtlook

Panelists: Tim King, Co-Founder & CEO, CPEX Real Estate Services; Thomas A. Donovan, Vice Chairman, Capital Markets Group, Cushman & Wakefield; Aaron Jungreis, Founder & CEO, Rosewood Realty Group; David Schechtman, Sr. Executive Managing Director, Meridian Investment Sales

March 14, 2017: Current State of Retail in the Region

Panel discussed "entertainment retail" - the need and value of creating a new experience for shoppers - new displays, use of technology, interesting ambience. On-line buying continues to grow in food and in men's attire.

Panelists: Will Silverman, Sherri White, Kevin Chisholm, Brad Mendelson

March 21, 2017: The dynamic changes taking place in Staten Island

With a new ferry service, stopping at 2 locations on Staten Island, the New York Wheel, scheduled to open mid-2018, shopping outlets, retail, a hotel, office space, residential building, improved transportation, urban restaurants - Staten Island is on the move!

Panelists: The Honorable James P. Molinaro, William Butler, Richard Marin, Lester Petracca

March 28, 2017: What's Really Happening in NYC's Office Market

Sluggish for the past 6 months - the office market is now on fire! With vacancy at its lowest ever, panelists agree there is more confidence in the market, expansion, reinvestment in older buildings. Panelists: Eric Gural, Partner, Newmark Holdings;Daniel Rashin, Co-President & CEO, Rockfeller Group; Brian W. Waterman, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Arthur Mirante, Avison Young

April 4, 2017: Developable land, East Midtown Zoning & Re-zoning in NYC

New York City's programs to promote housing, job opportunities, community growth and plans to rezone are decisions affecting the future. Guests discuss The Bronx, East New York, Bay Street, LIC, transit zoning and more.

Panelists: Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, NYC Department of City Planning; Ross F. Moskowitz, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Robert Knakal, Cushman & Wakefield

April 11, 2017: Everyone wants to be in Brooklyn: The Kings County of NYC

Brooklyn has come a long way - from tough times to today - the third largest city (if it were a city) in the country. Brooklyn is its own brand. Some say it's all about the transportation. Panelists: Brian Leary, Managing Partner, CPEX Real Estate Services; John Catsimatidis, Gristides & Red Apple Group; Paulo C. Garcia, Mercantil Bank and Andrew Salomon, Madison Realty Capital

April 18, 2017: It is the hip & hottest place to be: It is the Borough of Queens

What has made Queens so desirable? Young people with young families seeking starter homes for some - apartments at more affordable rents have encouraged condo building, 60% sold out. Panel is bullish on Queens!

Panel: Alan Suna, Josh Zegen, Todd Bassen & Daniel Wechsler

April 25, 2017: Residential Development in the Region:

While everybody wants to be a developer, a builder, some like rentals in Jersey City and Astoria - or mixed use in communities with restaurants and pubs, or for sales in the Rockaways. All favor areas close to transportation.

Panel: Adam Altman, Steve Dubb, Scott Burman & Eran Polack

May 2, 2017: Affordable & Supportive Housing in the region

Panelists: Peter J. Elkowitz, Jr., President, CEO, Long Island Housing Partnership; Daniel Martin, President, CEO, NYC Housing Partnership; Ira L. Brown, Dir. Development/General Counsel, The Briarwood Organization; David Cleghorn, Sr Vice President-RE Development, Help USA.

May 9, 2017: Banking Executives Discuss the state of real estate market

Panelists: Benjamin Stacks, NYC Market Manager/Commercial RE, Capital One Bank; Matthew Calligan, President, CIT Real Estate Finance; Matthew S. Petrula, Senior Group Manager, M&T Bank; Barbara Bergman, Sr. Vice President, Customers Bank.

May 16, 2017: Young Guns of Commercial Real Estate

Featured guests: Adam Feldman, Acquisitions at HFZ Capital Group; Andrew G. Wolff, Acquisitions & Development at The Witkoff Group; Mark Simon, Madison Realty Capital; Jonathan Schwartz, Eastern Consolidated



May 23, 2017: New Kids on the Block in the Restaurant Business

Featured guests:Leah Cohen, Chef, Pig and Khao; Drew Nieporent, Owner, Myriad Restaurant Group; Dan Delaney, Delaney Chicken & BBQ

May 30, 2017: What's Happening in New Jersey

New Jersey is looking good: industrial markets are strong; opportunities are opening up in Elizabeth; Hudson and Bergen Counties are benefiting from transit development; banking is healthy. All optimistic about the future!

 Guests: Jeremy Kaplan, The KRE Group; Eugene, Jason Kaplan, Kaplan Companies, Kevin Cummings, Investors Bank,  Eugene Paolino, Genova Burns, Michael Seeve, Mountain Development

June 6, 2017: Emerging Trends in Real Estate

Discussion centered on co-working and co-living - new concepts in commercial and residential real estate, and crowd-funding, providing real estate investment opportunity, on line.

Featured guests: Brad Hargreaves, Founder & CEO, Common; Morris Levy, Founder, The Yard; Adam Kaufman, Co-Founder/Managing Director of Business Development, Arbor Crowd.

June 13, 2017: Legal Eagles View of the Market

At one time, private equity firms may not have been respected, were not to be trusted and, described as "vultures." Guests discuss the important role of private equity firms in today's market.

Featured guests: Jeffrey Lenobel, Chair, Real Estate Group, Schulte Roth & Zabel; Brian Cohen, Director, Real Estate group, Goulston & Storrs; Jay A.Neveloff, Kramer Levin

June 20, 2017: Survival of the Deli Business: Passing on the Traditioin

Jay Parker-3rd generation of owners-of Ben's Best Kosher Delicatessen/Restaurant and Catering, and newcomer to the business, Noah Bernamoff, former law student and founder of Mile End Delicatessen agree that you have to love this 7 days-a-week enterprise.

June 27, 2017: Ferris, Light Rail, Public Transportation & Real Estate in the region

In order for areas to grow, and to avoid sprawl, it's important to explore transportation - well-planned, less expensive ways - to spread out population. Ferries and light rail are an important factor in the advancement of growth.

Featured guests: Jeffrey Levine, Chairman, Douglaston Development/Levine Builders; Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President, RXR Realty; Peter Bronsnick, Senior Vice President, SJP Properties.

July 3, 2017: Real Estate Guru's View on the market

While activity is up - panelists comment - many are in a "wait-and-see" mood. The retail world is concerned over numerous brick & mortar closings. Retailers want to be in urban markets, but in smaller stores.

Featured guests: Bruce Mosler, Chairman, Global Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield; Peter Hauspurg, Chairman & CEO, Eastern Consolidated; Gino Martocci, Executive Vice President, M&T Bank.

July 11, 2017: The Changing face of real estate over the past half century

Panel: Joseph M. Mattone, Sr., Chairman & CEO, Mattone Group; Allan V. Rose, CEO, AVR Realty Company; Vincent Riso, Principal, Briarwood Organization; Joesph R. Ficalora, President & CEO, New York Community Bancorp. 

July 18, 2017: Housing for the Baby Boomers & an Aging Population

The children are grown and on their own. Suddenly, the house is too big/too expensive/too hard to take care of! Where does an aging population - or the over 55 crowd - turn to? Panelists discuss the development of the assisted living facility.

Guests: Jan Burman, Michael Dubb, Scott Leyton

July 25, 2017: NYC Restaurants Owners & Chefs Discuss the State of the Market

Letting their establishment speak for itself, chefs, restaurateurs consider the quality, portion and price of their product. But how do you grow/build your business? Guests discussed word-of-mouth recommendations, social media, professional press and brand recognition arrangements with hotels.

Panel: David Burke, Chef & Restaurateur; Frank Crispo, Restaurateur, Crispo; Drew Nieporent, President, Myriad Restaurant Group.

August 1, 2017: Healthcare Veterans Discuss the State of the Marke

For our country, for society, for the economy and business - panelists agree that it makes good sense for everyone to have health coverage. But how to provide coverage for all and at what cost is still being debated.

Panelists: Michael Stocker, MD, Past President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield; Anthony Ferreri, Northwell Health, Harvey Sigelbaum, Riverside Companie

August 8, 2017: Major Revitalization of New Rochelle

Panelists: Luiz Aragon, Development Commissioner, City of New Rochelle; Philip Wharton, Ex, VP Residential Development, RXR Realty; Charles B. Strome III, City Manager, City of New Rochelle; Jerrold Bermingham, Executive VP, National Realty & Development Corp; Brian Fisher, Principal, Fisher Development.

August 15, 2017: The Current State of the Hospitality Business

Panelists: Herve Houdre, General Manager, InterContinental Barclay, Chairman of the Board, Hotel Association of New York City; Larry Korman, President, Aka Hotel Residences, Co-CEO, Korman Communities; Jason Lipiec, Group VP-Greater NY, M&T Bank; Vijay Dandapani, President & CEO, Hotel Association of New York City.

August 22, 2017: The Big Apple & the Region's Emerging Neighborhoods

Panelists: Mitchell B. Rutter, CEO & Founding Partner, Essex Capital Partners; Ofer Cohen, Founder & President, TerraCRG; Daren W. Hornig, Managing Partner, Hornig Capital Partners ; Evan Petracca, Project Manager, Triangle Equities. 

August 29, 2017: Growth & Development of Retail in the Outer Boroughs

Panelists: Albert Laboz, Principal, United American Land; Timothy D. King, Managing Partner, CPEX Real Estate; Aaron Malinsky, President & CEO, Curbcut Urban Partners; Eric J. Deutsch, Founding Partner, DL Development Group. 

September 5, 2017: Commercial & Real Estate Trends in Queens

Panelists: Thomas A. Donovan, Vice Chairman - Queens, Cushman & Wakefield; Heskel Elias, CEO, The Heskel Group; Michael Meyer, President, F&T Group; Allen Rosenberg, Principal, Alrose Group.