If you’re searching for a networking event simultaneously benefitting a good cause, the Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable on Tuesday, May 3, is a prime opportunity. The event will discuss real estate news in Brooklyn and allow agents the opportunity to network, with all proceeds benefiting the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Kicking off the two-hour luncheon is a Q&A with Kathryn S. Wylde, president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City — an organization focused on education, infrastructure and the economy of NYC. Founding CEO of the housing and investment fund affiliates of the Partnership for NYC and globally recognized as a housing economics expert, Wylde will spend her session discussing the housing economy and outlook for Brooklyn.
Sherry Wang, vice president of Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, will detail the firm’s work in Brooklyn, which makes investment and loans to benefit distressed communities. Sherry has worked with more than 30 communities in New York, New Jersey, California, Michigan, Utah, Montana and Louisiana. She focuses on mixed-use developments that include housing, retail, light industrial, charter schools and healthcare facilities, among other community infrastructure.
Principal at KSK Construction Group, Ulgur Aydin, will provide examples on the company’s developments in Brooklyn, which include 201 Avenue U. (28 residential units and a synagogue) and N12 (43 residential units and a 64-room boutique hotel). KSK Construction has over 100 years of combined experience in the business and specializes in luxury development.
There will also be a presentation by Anne Ketterer, architect at Marvel Architects, on Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA), which was recently approved by the City Council. Focued on affordable housing design — specifically how to approach affordable housing construction with originality and efficiency –Ketterer will dive into how ZQA affects real estate professionals.
The May luncheon costs $317.49 for one person, but guests can purchase a three-ticket package for the May, August and November luncheons for $885.45 total. The corporate series, which costs $2,636.45, includes three lunches for three guests. All aforementioned prices are good until May 3.
The Brooklyn Historical Society was founded in 1863 and operates as a library, museum and education center for the borough. BHS serves 70,000 students and teachers every year by providing programs and resources on American History.
The luncheon will take place at BHS, located at 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn. BHS is housed in a Landmark Building in Brooklyn Heights and filled with historical manuscripts, books, paintings and other historical publications dating back to the 17th century.