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Newsday – LIREG Networking Breakfast – Nassau Coliseum ideas on the table

The developers Blumenfeld, Forest City Ratner Cos., the Madison Square Garden Co. and New York Sports LLC spoke Wednesday to the Long Island Real Estate Group, an industry association, in Old Westbury. With less than three weeks to go before Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano selects a winning bidder, the developers used the meeting to disclose new elements of their proposals. Forest City Ratner executive chairman Bruce Ratner announced that an Arena Football League team he did not identify would relocate to the Coliseum.

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NYREJ – City of Long Beach recognizes New Gen members of LIREG

The city presented a proclamation to members of the Long Island Real Estate Group’s (LIREG) New Generation group for their efforts in assisting the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, a social services agency, recover from the effects of Superstorm Sandy. he proclamation, presented at a March 19th city council meeting by city council president Scott Mandel, recognized the New Gen members for the donations they made to the center. The group purchased supplies and household items and delivered them to the center despite the difficulty of getting around Long Island during the first few days after Superstorm Sandy. Formed in 2008, LIREG’s New Gen group aims to attract 35 and under real estate and related industry professionals as members of LIREG and to foster a charitable giving and networking environment. It provides the opportunity for members to interact with their peers through active participation in specific charitable projects and social events, as well as to integrate with leaders in the industry as part of the greater LIREG organization. Shown (from left) are: Long Beach city manager Jack Schnirman, city council members John McLaughlin, Eileen Goggin, and Len Torres, city council president Scott Mandel, Sean Cronin of Cronin & Cronin Law Firm, Bram Weber of Weber Law Group, A.J. Johnston of Metropolis Property Group, Lee Passavia of Domus Group LLC and Heather Dolland of Roux Associates Inc.

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NYREJ -Lesko of Accelerate Long Island speaks at LIREG networking breakfast

The executive director of a L.I. economic development group told members of the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG) that they need to work closer with start up companies that have the potential to grow rapidly and who\\\’ll need more space. \\\”We\\\’re looking at a steady stream of biotechnology startups that need a place to live,\\\” said Mark Lesko, executive director of Accelerate Long Island, at the LIREG networking breakfast. The March 13th event was attended by 140 members at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club. Lesko told the audience of real estate and allied professionals that many of these firms started by young entrepreneurs want to be in or near N.Y.C. \\\”Remember there\\\’s that sucking sound coming from N.Y.C.,\\\” he said. \\\”It is difficult competing with N.Y.C., but we can be competitive in terms of real estate pricing.\\\” He said, \\\”Lifestyle is important to them. One in two live in N.Y.C. and reverse commute.\\\” Lesko said that some new businesses are willing to locate as far east on L.I. as Rte. 110. \\\”The red line for these reverse commuters is Rte.110. We need to focus on that realty.\\\” \\\”Nevertheless,\\\” he said. \\\”Areas surrounding Hicksville and Mineola are attractive to these new businesses, because they are located midway between Suffolk and Manhattan and can attract reverse commuters.\\\”

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NYREJ – JRS Architect participates in LIREG @ Work program

JRS Architect, P.C. had the opportunity to participate in the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG) @ Work mentoring program. The program is a \”rotational internship\” in conjunction with Hofstra University. The purpose of the program is to expose college students to the real world of business, and specifically to introduce them to the many facets of the real estate industry. Three Hofstra University students visited the corporate office of JRS where they were hosted by Kathy Pasquale, director of business development and marketing at JRS. Pasquale spent the day sharing insights of how architecture and the real estate industry work together, as well as strategies on acquiring new business and establishing identity as a firm. The students were introduce to various JRS employees who shared insight into project management, the interviewing process, and effective communication as it relates to architecture, as well as observing the operational and financial structure of the company.

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Long Island Business News LI real estate and construction companies give back

Long Island’s commercial real estate community has backed many charities over the years. In 2004, the Long Island Real Estate Group was formed with two purposes: to create networking opportunities for its members and to provide an outlet for industry members to give back to charities. It has succeeded on both fronts, with an active membership that has helped the organization contribute more than $800,000 to assist charities with real estate-related projects. In 2013, LIREG funded several projects, including awarding $25,000 to Canine Companions for Independence in Medford to purchase and install 27 energy-efficient, in-out doggie doors on its kennels, and $36,000 to help St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson equip and furnish a recreational/educational space for ventilator-dependent children. According to Brad Cronin, co-president of LIREG and a partner at the Mineola law firm Cronin and Cronin, the group chose to focus on real estate-related projects because it’s something its members know; they often provide expert advice to help the charities complete projects more efficiently. Each of LIREG’s executive board members contributes $2,500 annually, which is earmarked for charitable giving. Over the last few years, the organization has developed a sponsorship program through which close to 30 companies pay $3,000 annually toward the charitable fund and receive publicity at LIREG events, which include networking breakfasts and evening parties. The group also raises funds through an annual golf outing.

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NYREJ- LIREG Party on Bourbon Street

The Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG) will present\”A Party on Bourbon Street\” on Thursday, April 24th from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature networking, jazz music, hand rolled cigars and the tasting of scotch, single malts, and bourbon. LIREG members are $75, LIREG new general members are $50, and guests and non-members are $125 ($50 will be credited towards membership dues for the year upon joining). The event will be held at The Woodlands Mansion at Woodbury, One Southwoods Rd. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Rose Simone at (631) 721-7400 or [email protected] Sponsorships are still available: * $1,000 exclusive sponsorships (limited to one sponsor per table: The World of

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NYREJ – LIREG hosts Women’s Event

Long Island Real Estate Group’s (LIREG) Women’s Event will be held on March 27th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Seasons 52 Restaurant, Roosevelt Field. LIREG is hosting its first Women’s Networking Event to bring together professional women in the real estate industry and the allied trades who live or work on L.I. Jewelry designer, Dara Ettinger, will be displaying and selling her wearable works of art at this event. Her jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Oprah, In Style, and Shape magazines. Cocktails and appetizers will be served

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Rechler of RXR Realty addresses LIREG members at networking breakfast; Attended by 150 professionals

Scott Rechler, chairman and chief executive officer of RXR Realty LLC, told members of the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG) that Long Island must revitalize its downtowns if it hopes to become a 21st century region with 21st century workers. Rechler, who is also vice chairman of the board of commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, told 150 people attending a June 18th LIREG networking breakfast at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club, that New York City once seemed \”at death\’s door,\” but revived itself and is now booming with new jobs, new companies and a rising young population.

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LIBN Rechler at LIREG Breakfast: LI should follow NYC’s lead for recovery

One of Long Island’s most prolific real estate moguls says it will be a decade before the area can expect normalized economic growth following the recession. But RXR Realty CEO Scott Rechler also added that the area’s roadmap to recovery should emulate the path taken by New York City to ensure success. Speaking before a group of about 200 real estate industry professionals at Long Island Real Estate Group event at the Old Westbury Country Club on Wednesday, Rechler said Long Island needs to find a way to retain and attract talent so employers will want to be based here. He said New York City has already figured that out, creating a diversity of housing choices surrounded by a plethora of vibrant, walkable neighborhoods.

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