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Emerging Leaders and Markets Conference (Co-Sponsored with the New York Real Estate Council)

November 19, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

2015 ELM


The goal of ELM 2015 is to foster the conversation and partnerships between Capital Markets, Community, Government, and Emerging Commercial Real Estate Leaders to generate sustainable economic development in urban communities.


Schedule of Events:

Registration Breakfast


Opening Remarks-Welcome Address


New York City – 10 Year Plan 

A discussion and presentation from city officials and economists regarding New York City’s plan and growth. In this discussion, officials will explain the infrastructure projects, planning and rezoning of neighborhoods, municipal financing available and areas that will absorb the population increases over the next 10 years throughout the boroughs of New York City.  We will also get a report on how the city is doing with attaining its goal of 200,000 affordable units built and preserved. Speakers will include officials from City Planning, HPD, HDC, NYCHA, EDC, and DOB and the Mayor’s Office.



New York is more than a City

New York City is a global force that crosses the municipal borders of the five boroughs. In this discussion, we have a holistic discussion of the growth in the NYC MSA, which will grow substantially over the next 10 years. We will dissect the many area businesses and industries that are expanding, attracting professionals, students, and entrepreneurs. Speakers will include Mayors from Newark, Jersey City, White Plains, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Federal and NYS Regional Directors.




Keynote – Governor Andrew Cuomo  (not confirmed)


Presented will be:

Man of the Year

Woman of the Year

Development of the Year

Company of the Year

Public Servant of the Year


Afternoon workshops


Building Our Community

An Introductory workshop  program  in real estate development for Faith Based organizations. This is the initial overview of a six part series. This workshop will touch on:

  • Clarifying the vision of your project
  • testing the market, political, financial and physical feasibility of a project
  • The development process
  • Identifying sources of financing for various types of projects
  • Structuring Joint ventures- attracting the right partner



Best Practices in Raising Equity

In this workshop speakers will discuss all the different sources and the best practices to get your project funded and learn how the decision makers view the market. Speakers from Start-up Companies, Family Offices, Institutional & Private Equity Investors, will enlighten and update the audience to EB5, Crowdfunding, Tax Credits, Family Office investments, and Institutional Partnerships.


November 19, 2015
7:30 am - 12:00 pm