February 16, 2012
The commercial real estate event of the year for Westchester, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut will be held on April 4 in White Plains. 85 executives from 64 leading firms have made plans to attend The Northern Metro Multifamily & Mixed-Use CRE Summit, a high-level information and networking event. We expect 300+ to attend. Event sponsors include: VHB, Citi, CWCapital and Fordham University.
As the economic recovery continues to take hold in northern metropolitan markets, developers and investors continue to assess the myriad of new opportunities. This exciting region is home to 5.5 million, and growing rapidly in several submarkets.
Multifamily, mixed-use and retail are exciting areas in commercial real estate, especially in Westchester, Fairfield and New Haven. Submarkets in White Plains, Stamford, New Haven, New Rochelle, Yonkers and Greenwich are attracting new renters and the myriad of new retail tenants.
The conference will bring special focus to retail in an age when Amazon.com and other online discount shopping websites continue to change retail real estate. We are pleased to announce the participation of Ken Narva, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Street-Works.
In a recent conversation, Ken noted that urban retail is the final frontier. While based in White Plains, Ken and his team are working to reinvent Quincy, Massachusetts, a city south of Boston, with an exciting new project, New Quincy Center. According to Street-Works’s website, when completed, “the 40-acre, $1.2 billion redevelopment of downtown Quincy will include approximately 500,000 square feet of retail, 700,000 square feet of office, a 155,000-square foot Wellness Center and health club, a 100,000-square foot academic use, civic uses, a cinema, and approximately 1,100 residential units.”
Hear from Ken Narva and 40+ speakers who specialize in multifamily, mixed-use, retail and transit-oriented development on April 4 in White Plains.
A limited number of speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact me if you have interest in attending or aligning with this new and exciting commercial real estate event.
CapRate Events, LLC
January 27, 2012
Welcome to the next generation commercial real estate event for the Hudson Valley and Connecticut, The Northern Metro Multifamily & Mixed-Use CRE Summit.
Despite trouble in the office market, the region’s multifamily market is strong, and developers continue to break ground on state-of-the art mixed-use projects. In addition, all of the counties in the Hudson Valley and southwest Connecticut have witnessed population spikes in recent years.
As an indication of the robust Hudson Valley and Connecticut markets, the MTA released statistics on Metro-North ridership this week.
According to the MTA:
- “Metro North Railroad provided 82 million rides last year, up 1.4% over 2010, with ridership gains on all lines and in all markets from traditional AM inbound commutation to nights, weekends, mid-days and holidays.”
(Note that our event is a private commercial real estate event, and not affiliated with the MTA.)
In addition, our research has found the White Plains rail station trails only the Grand Central Terminal in terms of overall volume in New York state.
Indeed, the region is witnessing a rebound in economic activity and an influx of new residents, both owners and renters of real estate.
Our firm has decided to bring this region’s commercial real estate sector into focus. With a rebound in economic activity, who is investing in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut in 2012? Are institutional players looking to acquire assets in metro markets? And, how are local investors and developers responding to changing demographics? Is modern, state-of-the art mixed-use development the answer? Will long-term growth in regional markets stem from transit-related development? How are public officials and third-party developers in under-performing urban areas in Connecticut and New York responding to the demand?
If you work in commercial real estate, and are looking to capitalize on tomorrow’s opportunities in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut, please consider joining us on April 4 to hear the thought-leaders and to network with the most active and innovative firms.
As of January 27th, 59 senior-level executives from 37 firms have made plans to attend. We expect 300-400, or more, to participate.
A limited number of speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available.
CapRate Events, LLC