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Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit A Huge Success With Over 750 In Attendance


More than 750 owners, tenants, investors and real estate players came together at the Brooklyn Museum this September to discuss the current state of the Brooklyn real estate market at the Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit. With over 40 speakers, dozens of panels, workshops and networking opportunities, this event was the largest real estate summit in Brooklyn, to date.

Featured speakers included industry veterans such as David Ehrenberg, President & CEO of Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, MaryAnne Gilmartin, President & CEO of Forest City Ratner, Bob Knakal, Chairman of Massey Knakal, Kyle Kimball, President of New York City Economic Development Corporation, Jonathan Butler, Founder of and The Brooklyn Flea and Tucker Reed, President of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Panels focused on a broad range of topics including multifamily development, up-and-coming neighborhoods, and affordable housing. Daniel Levy gave a presentation on the proposed East River Skyway, a system of sky gondolas which would transport riders from Brooklyn and Queens to Manhattan, resulting is shorter commute times and alleviated congestion on crowded subway lines and in stations.

In the keynote conversation, Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, sat down with Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO of Massey Knakal, to discuss the administration’s plans for affordable housing, economic policy, and job growth, and how Brooklyn will benefit from these strategic priorities.

While the conference covered all things real estate, the conversation concentrated on how Brooklyn’s developments will shape the borough into a place to live, work and play. Following the full day of thought leadership panels, attendees were treated to a cocktail reception hosted by Massey Knakal.

“This record-breaking event at the Brooklyn Museum was a phenomenal success and a special experience for the attendees.  It was a day of incredible insight, in-depth observations and powerful networking,” said Neil Heilberg, Chief Operating Officer at Massey Knakal.

Massey Knakal will be hosting the Multifamily Summit on November 12th and 13th at McGraw Hill Conference Center. For more details on the event visit

About Massey Knakal

Massey Knakal is a diversified real estate company, exclusively representing owners in the sale, retail lease and financing of their properties. With over 200 employees, four offices and thorough coverage of New York City’s five boroughs, Westchester County, Long Island and New Jersey, Massey Knakal has dominated the New York metropolitan area for the last two decades by providing premier real estate brokerage and advisory services. Leveraging our proprietary Territory System™, our agents have partnered with owners throughout our markets to close over 5,000 transactions, with an aggregate value in excess of $21 billion since 1988.

10/09/2014 - 13:43


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