The city’s real estate elite primarily cheered REBNY’s hipped-up, spiced-up once-a-year gala, which made a splash earlier mentioned the Hudson River.
The gathering dubbed “New York Without end: A Celebration of Our City” was REBNY’s first these accumulating considering that 2019. The occasion honored TF Cornerstone’s Tom Elghanayan, Fetner Properties’ Hal Fetner, CBRE’s Darcy Stacom, Douglaston Development’s Jeff Levine and the Gotham Organization’s David Picket, among the other people.
Attendees paying out $1,400 a ticket mingled and nibbled on tiny plates served up by cooks these kinds of as Daniel Boulud, Michael Lomonaco and J.J. Johnson. The edibles and the arrive-as-you-are gown code were being a considerably cry from the stuffy mid-wintertime black-tie affairs at the New York Hilton.
So was the placing on the sixth ground of Glasshouse, which has significant home windows and an open up out of doors deck — that guests had to flee when a quick rain spritz popped up.
Visitors involved executive committee customers Douglas Durst, CBRE’s Mary Ann Tighe, JLL’s Bob Knakal, Cushman & Wakefield’s Bruce Mosler, SL Green’s Laura Jackson and Boston Property’s Hilary Spann. We also noticed Marcus & Millichap’s Eric Anton Branton Realty’s Woody Heller, Cushman’s Joanne Podell, and RXR Realty’s Scott Rechler and Frank Pusinelli, and the Hire Stabilization Association’s Frank P. Ricci.
Boulud, who supervised menu offerings including citrus-marinated shrimp and sweet corn veloute from his Le Pavillon, mingled with pleased attendees in his chef’s whites.
It wasn’t all about foodstuff and fun. My colleague Lois Weiss experiences that Gov. Kathy Hochul met privately with REBNY officers to go over conversion of old business office buildings to housing and the cancellation of the 421a tax abatement application.
MTA chairman Janno Lieber talked up his agency’s purpose in facilitating construction of JP Morgan Chase’s 270 Park Ave. and Boston Properties’ 347 Madison Ave., wherever supporting columns need to have to be snaked close to tracks that operate under.
Eric Adams’ chief advisor Ingrid Lewis-Martin arrived in the mayor’s stead because Adams experienced to offer with the case of a police officer who was shot before that working day.
Even though the event was loaded with laughter and optimism, a number of guests complained that the roam-the-ground format created it hard to take pleasure in the dishes. “There was no place to set dishes down except for some small table stands,” mentioned just one. “For $1,400 a ticket I want a position to sit down.”