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.

Panelists: MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder & CEO, L&L MAG;

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.


Josh Capon Executive Chef/Partner, Lure Fishbar

Dan Kluger Chef/Owner, Loring Place

Drew Nieporent President, The Myriad Restaurant Group

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!


Jeffrey Levine, Douglaston Development/Levine Builders

Martin Nussbaum, Slate Property Group

Enrique Alonso, SJP Properties

Eli Weiss, Joy Construction

November 18, 2018: The office market

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 " 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

Charlie Stephens “Cultures”, Cushman & Wakefield

Peter Von Der Ahe “Behind the Bricks”, Marcus & Millichap

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.

Guest List

Edward Blumenfeld President, Founder, Blumenfeld Development Group

Joseph M. Mattone, Sr. Chairman & CEO, The Mattone Group, LLC

Lester Petracca President & CEO, Triangle Equities

Peter Sudler CEO, Sudler Companies

January 16, 2019: Emerging Trends in Co-Living

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.

Guest List

Albert Dweck CEO, Duke Properties

Zach Ehrlich Founder/CEO, Stoop

Brad Hargreaves Founder/CEO, Common

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.

Guest List

Robin Camhi Baum, MS Outreach Director, BRCA Founder Outreach Study

Rabbi Lisa Gelber Spiritual Leader, Congregation Habonim

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.

Guest List

Abraham Leitner Director, Tax Group, Goulston & Storrs

Don Peebles Chairman/CEO/Founder, The Peebles Corporation

Seth Pinsky Executive Vice President, RXR Realty

Abe Schlisselfeld Co-Partner-in-Charge, Real Estate Group, Marks Paneth LLP