NYSCAR Annual Conference Special Edition

New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS®, Inc.

“Bringing Commercial Real Estate Practitioners Together”

Annual Conference Special Edition

11th Annual Conference Gets A+

The 11th Annual Conference, sponsored by the NYS Commercial Association of REALTORS®, NYS CCIM and SIOR Chapters and Society of Exchange Counselors was held June 18-20 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. Practitioners from 11 states and Canada gathered to market their properties and clients’ needs, hear industry updates and take commercial classes. During the Marketing Session, attendees had an opportunity to present their properties for sale, as well as network with their colleagues. Gary Vandenberg, First VP, Society of Exchange Counselors noted, “This marketing session is definitely one of the top regional meetings in the country for creative real estate brokers.”

For many years, the marketing session has been a great component of the annual conference. The session has grown and become very successful due to the efforts of several members of SEC. In recognition of the consistent hard work over the years, Conference Chairman John Lavelle presented Bob Giniecki, CCIM, SEC (Albany, New York), Jim Wilson, CCIM, SEC (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) and Chuck Sutherland, SEC (Dallas, Texas) with plaques “in appreciation for their dedication and service in advancement of Investment Property Marketing in New York State,” from the members of NYSCAR, CCIM, SIOR and SEC.

Bob, Jim and Chuck have volunteered countless hours assisting with the marketing sessions for many years. Their guidance has helped countless attendees with their presentations and efforts in marketing their properties and clients’ needs.

This year the conference featured Roundtable discussions at breakfast each morning. This portion of the conference, chaired by NYSCAR Secretary, Alan Hendrickson (Long Island) was a fantastic addition to the conference! The following topics were presented (moderators listed with topic) SHOPPING CENTERS & RETAIL, Paul Fetscher, CCIM, Great American Brokerage; TENANT REPRESENTATION, Eric Simonds, CCIM, CBRE- Albany, FIRST TIME CONFERENCE ATTENDEES, James Walker, Foresite Realty Advisors; OFFICE LEASING, Jerry Norton, CCIM, SIOR, MCR; PROPERTY TAX REDUCTIONS, Ted Welter, CCIM, CPM, Welter Realty; MULTIFAMILY INVESTMENTS; Bob Giniecki, CCIM, SEC, Foresite Realty Advisors.

Mike Kelly, NYSAR’s Director of Government Affairs gave an update on legislative activities in Albany and keynote speaker Herb Krumsick, SIOR gave his thoughts on the current economy and future of real estate.

Organization updates were given by Michael A. Johnson, President, NYS Commercial Association of REALTORS, Inc.; Wayne D’Amico, President-Elect, CCIM Institute, Geoff Kreusser, SIOR President and Gary Vandenberg, First VP, Society of Exchange Counselors.

June 20 was Education Day. Attendees were able to choose from several great commercial courses: “Primary Economic Principles of the Real Estate Market & Transaction Structuring,” instructed by Jim Wilson, CCIM, SEC which was a full day course.

Joe Larkin, CCIM, SIOR instructed a three hour course on the topic of “Valuing Commercial Real Estate in Today’s Market” and “Technology Tools for Commercial Real Estate,” sponsored by SIOR; NYSCAR Past President Edward S. Smith, Jr., ITI taught “Discrimination Issues in Commercial Brokerage.”

Thank You

Many thanks to the conference sponsors for supporting the event and helping to make it a huge success:

Diamond Sponsor: Cushman & Wakefield/Pyramid Brokerage Co.,

Platinum Sponsor: New York Real Estate Journal;

Silver Sponsors: Commercial and Investment Real Estate Brokers, Inc.; Exchange Authority; Key Bank; KW Commercial; LaBella Associates; Narrative 1; Orange County Partnership; The Chazen Companies and Wells Fargo

We also thank the Planning Committee for volunteering their time!
John Lavelle, Chairman; Michael A. Johnson, NYSCAR President Alan Hendrickson, NYSCAR Secretary; Joseph F. Rowley, Jr., NYSCAR Past President; Ted Welter, CCIM, CPM; Dennis Hennessy, SIOR; Robert Giniecki, CCIM, SEC; Eric Simonds, CCIM Maureen Wilson, CCIM, SIOR; James Walker, Hudson Valley Chapter President; Nick DeMarte and Edward S. Smith, Jr., ITI, NYSCAR Past President

The Annual Conference is a great opportunity to network and do some business! We thank everyone who supported the conference and look forward to seeing everyone next year at the 12th Annual NYS Commercial Real Estate Conference, June 3 – 5, 2013, Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York!

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