The 18th season of The Stoler Report: New York’s Business Report, debuted on September, 9, 2018
September 9, 2018: New Innovations in Technology for Real Estate
Young entrepreneurs describe inventions, programs, ideas for future products and businesses they are pursuing with guidance and encouragement of the MetaProp NYC organization.
Marshall Cox Radiator Labs
Vince Harris Hoozip
Francesca Loftus hOM
Philip Russo MetaProp
September 16. 2018: Challenges & Opportunities in operating a commercial real estate brokerage business
Starting with the premise that you don't have to be a national firm to be successful, guests discussed the importance of passion, conviction, opportunity, along with good research and a thorough understanding of the product - all essential to ones goals.
Yoni Goodman, Meridian Investment Sales
Tim King, CPEX Real Estate
Ofer Cohen, Terra CRG
Shimon Shkury, Ariel Property Advisors
September 23, 2018: Real Estate Executives: How i got into the business
Accomplished, experienced executive real estate leaders consider the paths they navigated to their successful careers.
Toby Moskovits, President & Founder, Heritage Equity Partners;
Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
September 30, 2018: Real Estate Executives Highlight Development in NYC
Despite difficulties of developing in NYC, guests spoke with enthusiasm of public/private partnerships, of technology in real estate, of the need in every borough for affordable housing, and for a developer's confidence in promoting new ventures.
MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder & CEO, L & L MAG
Toby Moskovitz, President & Founder, Heritage Equity Partners
Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
October 7, Chef/Owner’s View of the Restaurant Market: Part I
Something special about bakeries, as described by guests, that lured them into the restaurant business! Guests talk about their experiences - from McDonald's to Cornell, to cruise ships, to internships/mentors/hard work and ownership. Part 1/2 conversations.
October 14, 2018: Chef/Owner’s View of the Restaurant Market-Part iI
In Part 2/2 of their conversation, chef/owners soberly discuss issues of concern to the hospitality industry: staffing and labor costs, turnover and employee loyalty, food halls and fast-casual dining, exorbitant rents, how to create equality in the "front and back of the house."
Josh Capon, Lure Fishbar
Dan Kluger, Loring Place
Drew NIeporent, The Myraid Restaurant Group
October 21,2018: Developments in the Bronx
The Bronx - Mott Haven, South Bronx, Arthur Ave, transportation, affordable and market rate construction; projects with St. Barnabas supporting good health, affordable and supportive housing; the artist, "hipster" community; foreign and local investors - the Bronx is booming!
Panelists: Ira L. Brown, The Briarwood Organization;
Jason Gold,Ariel Property Advisors
Daren Hornig, Hornig Capital Partners
October 28, 2018:Regional Bank Executives Discuss Opportunities & Challenges
Regional banks serve their supporters with quick services and support designed to encourage a business community's growth. Guests discussed the work-life balance these institutions provide as many employees live in the community.
Panelists: George Maroulis, Market President/Private & Commercial Banking, Customers Bank;
Joseph Murphy, Jr., President & CEO, Country Bank;
Joseph Pistilli, Chairman & CEO, First Central Savings Bank & Pistilli Realty Co.
November 4, 2018: Serving 62 million visitors: The hospitality industry in the region
New York hosts 62 million visitors, a year! To date, 115,000 hotel rooms are available with a goal of 130,000 rooms. Guests discussed non-branded/branded hotels, food and beverage facilities, meeting space, banks lending to hotels, agreeing that the industry was not for the "faint-hearted."
Tyler Morse, MCR/Morse Development
Nico Moinian, Fortuna Realty Group
Allan Gross, GFI Capital Resources Group
Celeste Burgos, M & T Bank
November 11, 2018: The Residential Market
The rental business may be a "great business," the reality is that it's a difficult business, panelists agreed, going on to discuss who are the renters: students, younger professionals, newcomers to an area. Conversation included condos vs. rentals, affordable and senior housing, and the Bronx!
Discussing clients' search for office space, panelists agreed - seekers have choices! They are looking at different markets: the Hudson Yards, in Brooklyn, Queens, LIC, Industry City, the Navy Yard "...in areas they may never have considered before!"
Steve Weschler, Tishman Speyer
Stephen Meringoff, Himmel + Meringoff Properties
Robert Lapidus, L & L Holdings
Brian Steinwurtzel, GFP Properties
November 25, 2018: Developments in Yonkers & New Rochelle
Beautiful boardwalks, walkable downtowns, great views, excellent transportation have attracted development to Yonkers and New Rochelle! Active pro-development support from communities and elected officials is important to successful planning and implementation.
Seth Pinsky RXR Realty
Peter Kelly, Xavier Restaurant Group
Avi Abadie, AMS Acquisitions
Brian Fisher, Fisher Development
December 2, 2018: Developments in Coney Island & Sheepshead Bay
Coney Island has caught the eye of developers after 30 years of indifference. Developers and bankers enthusiastically discuss both luxury and affordable residential projects, increased retail, medical facilities and more.
John Catsimatidis, Red Apple Group
Dan McInerney, Taconic Investment Partners
Brad Dubeck, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
December 9, 2018: The Condominium market
While the condo market may generally be "challenging," buyers still want to own a piece of New York! Guests discussed strong markets in New York and in the suburbs: the Upper West Side, downtown Brooklyn, Astoria, Jersey City, Hoboken, Yonkers and New Rochelle.
Joe Pizzutelli, M & T Bank
Jeffrey Yachmetz, Slate Property Group
Eran Polack, HAP Investments
Robin Schneiderman, Halstead Property Managment
December 16, 2018: Tech & Real Estate: The Growth Industry
Guests, all founders and CEOs of companies representing various aspects of technology, discussed how their products and services interact and support the real estate industry. Question raised concerned about how receptive were venture capitalists/banks when presented with new ideas?
Jonathan Wasserstrum, Squarefoot
Cyril Berdugo, Landis
Arie BArendrecht, Wired Score
Jay Goldklang, Great Jones
December 23,2018: What’s Happening In Jersey City, Harrison & Bayonne
Lots of development in Jersey City! Great transportation, lower rents - condo or rental - all attracting a young, cosmopolitan population. Harrison: smaller market, good transportation; Bayonne: great opportunities. Schools still a challenge!
Philip Gesue, Strategic Capital
Adam Altman, KABR
Jeff Persky, KRE
December 30, 2018: What’s happening in Long Island City?
LIC is coming into its own! With a great waterfront, more retail, more restaurants - more amenities to make LIC the place to call home, some developers - thinking long term - are building more 2 bedroom and larger units. Schools, transportation still present a challenge.
Alan Suna, Silvercup Studios, Silvercup Properties
Daniel Parker, Hodges Ward Elliott
Jeremy Shell, TF Cornerstone
George Doerre, M & T Bank
January 6, 2019: The Residential Rental Market
Lots of people want to come to live in New York, supporting a growing interest in parts of Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx: Coney Island, East NY, Jamaica. Rent concessions are sometimes offered; new laws and regulations make the rental market a difficult investment.
Aaron Jungreis, Rosewood Realty Group;
John T. Adams, New York Community Bank
Ofer Yardeni, Stonehenge NYC
January 6, 2019: What’s really happening in Retail?
Acknowledging the retail "apocalypse" grabbing headlines, guests considered issues like debt, over expansion, poor decisions, and more effecting retail's ability to deal with the new competitor, Amazon.
Brad Blumenfeld, Blumenfeld Development;
Christopher Conlon, Acadia Realty Trust;
Avi Kaner, Morton Williams Supermarkets;
Joseph Mattone Sr. Mattone Organization
January 9, 2019: Growth of Radio, Podcast & Real Estate”
The Podcast - another form of media, convenient when traveling or relaxing; educational, informative, entertaining and very popular! Guests - themselves podcasters - discuss the use of podcasts to market a product, a service, a personality and as a means to bring people together.
Ofer Cohen “Hey BK - The Brooklyn Podcast”, TerraCRG
January 13, 2019: Challenges & Opportunities of Transitioning of a family business
Speaking with pride and pleasure about their goals to create a multi-generational business and hopes to transition their company to the next generation, guests were candid about the obstacles and difficulties along the way.
For the past 75 years, individuals have shared living space: the rent, the maintenance. In addition to sharing these costs, today's co-living is designed to develop a sense of community, in a friendly, warm environment.
Andy Levin Director of Real Estate Partnerships, Ollie
January 20, 2019:
Genetic Testing for Cancer: Ashkenazi Jews and Others at Increased Risk
The BRCA gene exists world-wide. The mutation of the BRCA gene is found in greater numbers in people of mid-European descent, and in a large number - in Ashkenazi Jews. Men and women with the mutant BRCA gene are at greatest risk for breast and ovarian cancers, and prostate cancer.
Kelly Morgan, MS, CGC Genetic Counselor, Site Coordinator/BRCA Founder Outreach Study, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Kenneth Offit, MD Chief-Clinical Genetics Service, Principal Investigator-BRCA Founder Outreach Study, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
January 23, 2019: Opportunity Zones: The Biggest thing to hit real estate in thirty years
A new tax program - focusing on Opportunity Zones - has encouraged investors to reconsider real estate development areas that were initially hard to sell. Like Enterprise Zones of the 1990s, Opportunity Zone investments, like all investments, should be carefully reviewed with the experts.