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City of Tomorrow:
Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit
February 3 & 4, 2017
A Production by 92Y and Hundred Stories
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From “supertalls” to floating parks: Today’s pioneering real estate developers, architects and interior design innovators convened for a first-of-its-kind, two-day conference exploring new departures, trends and initiatives for the NYC landscape.
Friday February 3, 4-8 pm
Kaufmann Concert Hall

Timeless Design: Luxuries That Never Go Out of Style
4-5 pm

The women and men who continually achieve top billing on Architectural Digest’s “AD 100” and the Elle Decor A-list come together for a dialogue on curating lasting design experiences and emotionally transcendent spaces. Hear from interior design superstars Thom Filicia, Celerie Kemble and Jennifer Post and moderator Parker Bowie Larson, Market Director of Architectural Digest.

Building The New New York
5:30-6:30 pm

With cranes dotting the cityscape, what will our skyline look like in 2020, and how should we expect to live and work (and play) in the new grid? Developers Jeff Blau, Harry Macklowe and Ian Schrager weigh in on these topics and more, moderated by Justin Davidson.

Architecture and New York’s 21st-Century Identity
7-8 pm

Meet the new shapes of New York. From the reimagined MoMA and the forthcoming Statue of Liberty Museum to Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th Street and the slenderest building in the world, 111 West 57th Street — starchitects Liz Diller, Roger Duffy, Christopher Sharples and Patrik Schumacher take you behind the scenes. Moderated by Spencer Bailey, Editorial Director for Surface Media and Editor in Chief of Surface magazine.

Saturday February 4, 9:30 am - 4 pm
The New York Series: A series of panel presentations
on timely New York-centric topics

Weill Art Gallery
  • Downtown is the New Black
    9:30-10:15 am

    From Mario Batali’s new Eataly Downtown and the Oculus by starchitect Santiago Calatrava, to the Howard Hughes Corporation’s South Street Seaport and the breadth of new residential towers, downtown is experiencing a renaissance. Lidia Bastianich, Maria Castelluccio, Andrew Schwartz and Rob Vecsler join us for this lively discussion moderated by Jessica Lappin, president of the Downtown Alliance.
  • The Making of Hudson Yards
    10:20-11:05 am

    Howard Elkus, one of the primary architects behind the Time Warner Center, and now of Hudson Yards, talks with Dwell magazine’s editor in chief, Amanda Dameron, about the vision and challenges of creating a new authentic neighborhood.
  • High Line Meets Lowline
    11:10-11:55 am

    Masterminds of urban green space James Ramsey, creator of the Lowline, and Adam Ganser, Vice President for Planning and Design, Friends of the High Line, come together for an intimate discussion on adaptive reuse parks and preserving our industrial past, moderated by New York Post real estate reporter Zachary Kussin.
  • Changing NYC Neighborhoods: What’s on the Horizon and What Can We Expect?
    1:30-2:15 pm

    Top developers discuss the transformative power of NYC’s new residential developments on the very fabric of a neighborhood. Jonathan Miller, NYC’s leading expert in real estate analysis and appraisal, sits down with Michael Stern of JDS Development, Charlie Bendit of Taconic Investment Properties, David Kramer of Hudson Companies and Susi Yu of Forest City Ratner Companies.
  • Bringing Hospitality Home
    2:20-3:05 pm

    Now, more than ever the line between fine art and design continues to be blurred. Moderated by Dan Rubinstein, expert art and design panelists Adam Tihany, Alexandra Champalimaud, Jeffrey Beers and Skie Ocasio weigh in on what may make for good investment pieces as well as how to zero in on your fine art and design taste.
  • NYC’s Landmarks: Reimagined
    3:10-3:45 pm

    New York’s museums and monuments are endemic signatures of the city. The thought leaders currently reinventing and restoring these landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, will guide us through the challenges and excitement, acting as stewards of these hallowed places. Join us for this engaging conversation between Weston Walker, Nicholas Garrison, Eran Chen and Randolph Gerner, led by moderator Susan Szenasy, the editor in chief of Metropolis magazine.
The Design Series: Inspired Interiors
Room S102/103
  • The Art and Science of Feng Shui
    9:30-10:15 am

    TV presenter, publisher and writer Chiu-Ti Jansen interviews Dee Kelly, one of the world’s leading experts in traditional Chinese feng shui, to explore the technical, mathematical and aesthetic components central to the ancient practice.
  • Inspired Design: Finding a Voice in Your Interior
    10:30-11:15 am

    Inspiration can take place through a whirlwind journey, the pursuit of a personal hobby or the emulation of a tastemaker whose style you admire. We will navigate how to integrate your own taste and vision into your personal abode. Laura Kirar, Sara Gilbane, Jon Call and Lyon Porter join us for this intimate talk led by editor Aileen Kwun.
  • Wellness and Sustainability for the Home
    11:30 am-12:15 pm

    Whether it's the health of the planet, or your family, that might be your interest, this panel can help you wade through the means and methods for how healthy and sustainable materials and products can be introduced into your space. Join experts Zoe Reich Margarites, Robin Wilson and Katie Miller for this conversation moderated by Helene Oberman.
  • Made in New York: Designers Working and Making in Our Backyard
    1-1:45 pm

    Leading designers, craftsmen and women, and artisanal workers discuss new directions in their work. We will hear from Brit Kleinman, Mark De La Vega, Will Kavesh, Michele Varian, moderated by Mieke Ten Have from Elle Décor.
  • Collecting Art and Design for the Home
    2-2:45 pm

    Design specialists and top NYC gallery owners Juan Garcia Mosqueda, Cristina Grajales, Patrick Parrish and Anthony Barzilay Freund discuss the seamless integration of fine art and design in your space. Learn how to hone in on your taste and what makes for a good investment piece.
  • The Science and Emotional Power of Color
    3-3:45 pm

    Leading textile designers Rebecca Atwood and Lori Weitzner, along with color expert Donald Kaufman, explore the impact of color on our living environment. Moderated by Kathleen Renda with HGTV and House Beautiful.
Real Estate Essentials: From the Second Avenue Subway to Suburbia
Room S101
  • Buildings For ‘Me’
    10:30-11:15 am

    The latest generation of residential living has taken the concept of “lifestyle” to the next level. Harkening back to an older era of communal living, buildings are once again becoming far more than a place to hang one’s hat. Today, they are extensions of one’s personal, professional and intellectual pursuits. Think of buildings as social clubs, think tanks, vessels for healthy living and more. Hear Eric Birnbaum, Jacqueline Schmidt, Tinchuck Ng, Brittney Hart and Amy Plitt on the subject.
  • Inclusive, Enhanced City
    11:30 am-12:15 pm

    In this critical discussion, we will focus on socially responsible development in NYC, hearing from the people who work tirelessly to create housing solutions for all, as well as those who strive to improve public spaces and parks. Moderated by Ian Volner; hear from Nadine Maleh, Suchi Reddy, Thomas Balsley and Anita Durst on building a city, where all denizens can achieve quality of life inside and outside their homes.
  • Home Improvement Updates That Impact Your Home’s Value
    1-1:45 pm

    Whether it’s a weekend project or a total overhaul of your home, most homeowners would be willing to invest in some renovations or updates to their space if they knew it would positively impact their home’s resale value. Moderated by Carisha Swanson, this panel of passionate home experts Josh Wiener, Daniele Busca, Jacky Teplitzky and Yadira Hernandez advise on the key areas to begin with.
  • Navigating the Suburban Landscape
    2-2:45 pm

    From the City to the 'Burbs, we'll take you Step-by-Step to navigate a home purchase in the suburban market. Led by Lyss Stern, seasoned experts Brenda Maher, Albert Cleary, Maria Babaev and Scott Elwell hash out tear downs and historic re-constructions, school systems, commute considerations and everything in between.
  • All Aboard the Second Avenue Subway
    3-3:45 pm

    The Second Avenue Subway has occupied a special place in New York City’s imagination for nearly 100 years. After almost a century, the first segment has finally opened and will eventually stretch 8.5 miles from 125th Street in Harlem to Hanover Square in lower Manhattan. "All Aboard the Second Avenue Subway" gathers "in-the-know" city planners, real estate professionals and experts to discuss its impending impact on the Upper East Side's way of life. Join experts Ellie Johnson, Sandra Bloodworth, Faith Hope Consolo, Joyce Gold and Alex Marshall for the conversation.
The Salon Series: Intimate Workshops with Industry Pros
Room S104
  • Calling all Snowbirds, Part I: Why are you here freezing when you could be in South Florida?
    9:30-10:15 am

    President of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Daniel de la Vega along with Lynda Fernandez, SVP, Miami Association of Realtors will review the ins and outs of the South Florida real estate market to fully educate you on everything the area has to offer. On hand will be attorney Laurie B. Kazenoff, Esq., Partner at Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP discussing “New York State Taxes and Florida Residency: What you need to know if you intend to purchase property in Florida.” Whether you are interested in buying, learning about the opportunities in this thriving pre-construction market or simply want to navigate the various ways to invest in Miami and beyond, you won’t want to miss this scintillating discussion. Don’t be late! Candace Taylor, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal, to moderate.
  • The New Way to Monetize Your Home (And How to Enjoy Other People's Luxury Real Estate Short Term)
    10:30-11:15 am

    The Rolls Royce of home sharing – onefinestay – has arrived on the market, giving homeowners and travelers the first and only gold standard option in this fast growing category. The concept is simple: stays in the finest homes with luxury hospitality services. Jonathan Miller moderates a not-to-be missed conversation with Evan Frank, CEO of onefinestay, James Harris, of the luxury real estate firm Bond Street Partners, and Lisa Simonsen, of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Harris, when he’s not busy starring in Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, is a onefinestay client and customer, making the dialogue between these two men “news you can use.” Ask the dapper Harris about the financial perks of short term renting, concerns and realities. Is this trend here to stay? Hear from Frank on how can you best leverage your asset. Learn about how you too can monetize and increase the value of your property as a homeowner, a real estate investor or a developer.
  • Hot Topics with Christina Cuomo: Private School Admissions and Real Estate
    11:30 am-12:15 pm

    Moderated by Cristina Cuomo, hear Andrew Till, Jared Seligman, Amanda Uhry and Paul Zweben about the best schools on The Upper East and West Sides: how to get in and where to live.
  • Investing in Real Estate: Everything You Need to Know
    1-1:45 pm

    Senior advisors Alexander Mayer, David Axelrod and Skip Stern from Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, along with Douglas Elliman broker Karen Davidson, lend their expertise on how higher interest rates will impact housing demand, financing solutions for your next home purchase or renovation and alternative sources of financing for real estate that you didn't know were possible.
  • Calling all Snowbirds, Part II: Best New Developments
    2-2:45 pm

    If brand new is for you, then you won’t want to miss veteran South Florida real estate developers Louis Birdman and Daniel Riordan discuss the dynamic state of the South Florida new construction market. From Zaha Hadid’s six-star One Thousand Museum Boulevard to the architectural masterpiece Turnberry Ocean Club Residences, located in Sunny Isles Beach, you’ll leave this Talk knowing what is new and noteworthy and what to expect of the Sunshine State’s coast in 2020 and beyond. Also on hand will be President of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, Daniel de la Vega, and Executive Vice President, Fernando de Nunez, to provide insight on the overall market in the region. Moderating this not-be-missed Snowbirds Talk will be Pete Catapano, Executive Editor, Mansion Global.
Rebecca Atwood
Creative Director and Designer, Rebecca Atwood Designs
Maria Babaev
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Roslyn Landing
Spencer Bailey
Editorial Director for Surface Media and Editor in Chief of Surface magazine
Thomas Balsley
Principal Designer, SWA/ Balsley
Lidia Bastianich
Television Host, Author and Restaurateur
Jeffrey Beers
Founder and CEO, Jeffrey Beers International
Charlie Bendit
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Taconic Investment Partners
Louis Birdman
Co-Developer, One Thousand Museum
Eric Birnbaum
Principal, Imperial Companies
Jeff Blau
President and CEO, Related Companies
Sandra Bloodworth
Director, MTA Arts & Design, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Daniele Busca
Creative Director, Scavolini USA
Jon Call
Founder, Mr. Call Designs
Maria Castelluccio
Head of School, Léman Manhattan
Pete Catapano
Executive Editor, Mansion Global
Alexandra Champalimaud
President, Champalimaud Design
Eran Chen
Founder and Executive Director ODA
Albert Cleary
Managing Member, Ceres Realty Group
Faith Hope Consolo
Chairman, Retail Leasing and Sales Division at Douglas Elliman
Cristina Cuomo
Amanda Dameron
Editor-in-Chief, Dwell
Justin Davidson
Architecture Editor, New York magazine
Karen Davidson
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Douglas Elliman
Liz Diller
Partner, DS+R
Roger Duffy
Partner, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Anita Durst
Founder, Chashama
Howard Elkus
Principal, Elkus Manfredi Architects
Scott Elwell
Principal, The Fieldstone Group
Lynda Fernandez
SVP of Public Relations, Miami Association of Realtors
Thom Filicia
Founder and Principal, Thom Filicia, Inc.
Evan Frank
Co-Founder/CEO, onefinestay
Anthony Barzilay Freund
Director of Fine Art,
Adam Ganser
Vice President for Planning and Design, Friends of the High Line
Nicholas Garrison
Partner, FXFOWLE
Randolph Gerner
Founding Principal, GKV Architects
Sara Gilbane
Principal Designer, Sara Gilbane Interiors
Joyce Gold
Joyce Gold History Tours of New York
Cristina Grajales
Owner, Cristina Grajales Gallery
James Harris
Broker, The Agency, Million Dollar Listing
Brittney Hart
Senior Design Associate, WeWork and WeLive
Mieke ten Have
Design Editor-at-Large, ELLE DECOR
Yadira Hernandez
Subzero Wolf
Chiu-Ti Jansen
TV presenter, Publisher and Writer; Founder of China Happenings
Ellie Johnson
President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties
Donald Kaufman
Founder, Donald Kaufman Color
Will Kavesh
Owner, Token
Laurie Kazenoff
Partner, Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP, Former Senior Attorney IRS Office of Chief Counsel
Dee Kelly
Founder and CEO, Wellness Decor
Celerie Kemble
Designer, Kemble Interiors
Laura Kirar
Founder and Creative Director, Laura Kirar Design
Brit Kleinman
Founder, Avo
David Kramer
President, the Hudson Companies, Inc.
Zachary Kussin
Reporter, New York Post
Aileen Kwun
Writer of Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design
Jessica Lappin
President, Alliance for Downtown New York
Parker Bowie Larson
Market Director, Architectural Digest
Harry Macklowe
Owner, Macklowe Properties
Brenda Maher
Regional VP, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Nadine Maleh
Executive Director, Institute for Public Architecture
Zoe Reich Margarites
Director of Sustainability, Delos Solutions
Alex Marshall
Transit Expert, Governing magazine
Alexander Mayer
SVP Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
Jonathan Miller
CEO, Miller Samuel
Katie Miller
Creative Director, Clodagh Design
Juan Garcia Mosqueda
Founder, Chamber
Tinchuck Ng
Founder and Managing Principal, Cottonwood Management
Fernando de Nunez
Executive Vice President, ONE Sotheby's International Realty Development Division
Helene Oberman
Managing Editor, Interior Design Magazine
Skie Ocasio
VP of Operations, Luxury Attaché
Patrick Parrish
Owner, Patrick Parrish Gallery
Amy Plitt
Editor, Curbed NY
Lyon Porter
Co-founder, Urban Cowboy
Jennifer Post
Founder/Principal, Jennifer Post Design Inc.
James Ramsey
Principal, RAAD
Suchi Reddy
Founder, Reddymade Architecture and Design
Kathleen Renda
Senior Editor, House Beautiful, Hearst Design
Daniel Riordan
President of Residential, Turnberry Associates
Dan Rubinstein
Design Editor, Departures Magazine
Jacqueline Schmidt
Director of Design, Ollie
Ian Schrager
Founder, Ian Schrager Company
Patrik Schumacher
Partner, Zaha Hadid Architects
Andrew Schwartz
Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships for The Howard Hughes Corporation
Jared Seligman
President, The Jared Seligman Team at Douglas Elliman
Christopher Sharples
Principal, SHoP Architects
Lisa Simonsen
Licensed Real Estate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Lyss Stern
CEO/Founder, Divalysscious Moms
Michael Stern
CEO, JDS Development Group
Skip Stern
Senior Structured Credit Executive, Merrill Lynch
Carisha Swanson
Hearst Design Group
Susan Szenasy
Editor in Chief, Metropolis
Candace Taylor
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Jacky Teplitzky
Licensed Real Estate Broker, Douglas Elliman
Adam Tihany
Principal, Tihany Design
Andrew Till
Chief Executive Officer, Simon Baron
Amanda Uhry
Founder, Manhattan Private School Advisors
Michele Varian
Owner, Michele Varian Home Shop & Design Studio
Robert Vecsler
President of Residential Development, Silverstein Properties, Inc.
Daniel de la Vega
Founder of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
Mark De La Vega
Principal, DLV designs
Ian Volner
Freelance Journalist, Architectural Digest, Travel & Leisure, The Wall Street Journal
Weston Walker
Design Principal, Studio Gang Architects
Josh Wiener
CEO, Silverlining Interiors
Lori Weitzner
Principal and Creative Director, Lori Weitzner Design, Inc.
Robin Wilson
Robin Wilson Home
Susi Yu
Executive Vice President of Development, Forest City Ratner Companies
Paul Zweben
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, The Zweben Team at Douglas Elliman
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