City Council Policies, BAM Building To Be Discussed at Brooklyn RE Roundtable

Con Ed Plans, Williamsburg Hotel Will Also Be Discussed

Christine Quinn

Compiled by Linda Collins
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — City Council speaker Christine Quinn will discuss issues facing the city in the areas of development and the economy as well as providing an update on related council policies at the next luncheon of the Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Brooklyn Historical Society. In addition to Quinn, the following three industry leaders will also speak: • David Gmach, public affairs director for Con Edison, who will discuss Con Edison’s infrastructure and future plans for Brooklyn based on projections of power use.

• Karen Hopkins, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), who will discuss real estate developments in the BAM Cultural District, including the story of the Fisher Building that recently opened on Ashland Place.
• Jed Walentas, vice president and principal of Two Trees Management Co., who will discuss the company’s hotel under development at 80 Wythe Ave. in Williamsburg.

Karen Hopkins

Chaired by Michael Kaye of Douglaston Development, the Real Estate Roundtable Steering Committee includes Chris Havens of the Creative Real Estate Group, Paula Ingram of Ingram and Hebron, David Kramer of The Hudson Companies, Jason Muss of Muss Development, Bill Ross of Halstead Property, Joe Sitt of Thor Equities, David Von Spreckelsen of Toll Brothers and Jed Walentas of Two Trees Management.

The quarterly luncheon series is dedicated to examining, analyzing, reviewing and predicting the critical issues in Brooklyn real estate. More than 100 real estate professionals, including developers, architects, brokers, bankers, lawyers and retailers, have attended each luncheon in 2011.

Individual tickets are still available for the final luncheon of the 2011 quarterly series at $300.

The cost is $1,100 for four attendees.

The luncheon meeting will take place at noon. The Brooklyn Historical Society is at 128 Pierrepont St., corner of Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights.

To reserve a space, email


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