The Fordham Real Estate Institute and The Business Council of Westchester Present: Real Estate’s Next Revolution – From The Amazon Effect to Cannabis Legalization

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May 30 event will feature real estate pundit Michael Stoler and an expert panel sharing the latest trends in adaptive reuse and future outlook of the industry

The Fordham Real Estate Institute is dedicated to staying at the forefront of the trends that are impacting and revolutionizing the real estate industry, which makes the BCW the perfect partner in serving Westchester County and beyond.

The Fordham Real Estate Institute and The Business Council of Westchester are proud to announce an upcoming forum: Real Estate’s Next Revolution – From The Amazon Effect to Cannabis Legalization. The breakfast panel will take place on Wednesday, May 30 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the University’s West Harrison campus and will focus on the state of adaptive reuse throughout the County and how new opportunities will impact the commercial real estate landscape.

The Fordham Real Estate Institute and The Business Council of Westchester first partnered in May 2017 for an event focused on the makings of a 24-hour city. This year’s gathering will address the continued explosion of e-commerce and its multibillion-dollar impact on the commercial real estate industry, as well as opportunities that could arise from the legalization of medical marijuana in New York state. With the ongoing disruption of retail and industrial markets, creative developers are uncovering new opportunities to reinvigorate and repurpose warehouses, office spaces and brick-and-mortar stores. Savvy developers and investors are becoming increasingly interested in these properties as the industry continues to shift.

Moderator Michael Stoler, president of NY Real Estate TV, LLC business and real estate advisors and host and producer of television shows The Stoler Report & Building New York: NY Stories, co-chair of the Fordham Real Estate Institute’s Industry Outreach Committee and adjunct faculty member, will lead the discussion, breaking down the latter implications for Westchester County. Panelists will include:

  • Adam Altman, founder and managing member, KABR Group
  • Michael C. McQueeny, associate and chair, cannabis practice, Genova Burns Attorneys at Law
  • Seth Pinsky, executive vice president and investment manager, RXR

The discussion will be followed by the panelists answering audience questions.

“The Fordham Real Estate Institute is dedicated to staying at the forefront of the trends that are impacting and revolutionizing the real estate industry, which makes the BCW the perfect partner in serving Westchester County and beyond,” said Anthony R. Davidson, Ph.D., MBA, dean of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. “As the industry evolves, it is important to bring market experts and leaders together to exchange ideas that target issues and promote success and continued growth. I have no doubt that attendees will gain new perspectives from this event – thanks to our wonderful panelists.”

“We are delighted to once again collaborate with Fordham University on this exciting topic, which further supports our focus on the county’s urban centers and continued growth,” said Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester. “The impact of e-commerce and potential cannabis legalization could transform the way we develop and operate commercial real estate in on our cities and the county. In order to truly capitalize on these opportunities we must first understand them and how we can harness them to ensure future success.”

Real Estate’s Next Revolution – From The Amazon Effect to Cannabis Legalization will take place on Wednesday, May 30 at Fordham University’s Westchester Campus located at 400 Westchester Avenue in Harrison. Event sponsors include First American Title Insurance Company and Simone Development. Registration for the forum is $45.

To register, visit https://westchesterbuscouncilnyassoc.wliinc28.com/events/The-Fordham-Real-Estate-Institute-and-The-Business-Council-of-Westchester-Present-Real-Estates-Next-Revolution-From-The-Amazon-Effect-to-Cannabis-Legislation-1528/details.

ABOUT THE FORDHAM REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE
The Fordham Real Estate Institute currently offers a Master of Science in Real Estate, a graduate certificate, and a comprehensive array of professional real estate certificates at its campuses in Manhattan and West Harrison, New York. Serving professionals and owners/investors of all stripes, the MSRE curriculum presents the essential elements of real estate finance, investment, development and management. Both programs developed and taught by leading industry practitioners are centered on imparting real-world professional skill sets. Flexibility and convenience are program hallmarks: classes can be taken in-person, online, and at various paces. The Real Estate Institute is a part of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. For more information, visit http://www.fordham.edu/realestate.

ABOUT THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF WESTCHESTER
The County’s largest and most influential business membership organization, The Business Council of Westchester is committed to helping businesses market, learn, advocate and grow. In addition, The Business Council of Westchester is actively involved in reviewing federal, state and county legislation and regulations in order to assess the potential impact on the business community and to influence the outcomes through advocacy when the business community’s interests may be affected. It also acts as an information resource for the business community and government leaders at all levels. Visit http://www.thebcw.org.

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