New York Multifamily Conference to Bring Rising Metropolitan Markets, Mixed-Use Projects and Transit-Oriented Development into Focus

Feb 02, 2012, 20:30 ET from CapRate Events, LLC

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CapRate Events, LLC, a leading organizer of high-level information and networking events for the commercial real estate industry, will present the inaugural Northern Metro Multifamily & Mixed-Use CRE Summit on April 4 in White Plains, NY. This full-day conference will bring together the leading investors, developers, capital sources, brokers and government executives who specialize in multifamily, mixed-use and transit-oriented development in the nation's leading metropolitan region, with geographic regions including: Westchester, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

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The northern metropolitan region of New York City is home to 5.5 million people and includes many exciting submarkets, such as White Plains, Stamford and New Haven. The region continues to recover from recession and has witnessed population growth in recent years. Moreover, the myriad of investors and developers continue to acquire assets and break ground on new state-of-the art projects. Many of the nation's leading multifamily firms have become active in this region, while others are looking to become more active in the coming years.

The summit will raise key themes in commercial real estate, including: 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 metropolitan markets? How are local investors and developers responding to changing demographics? Is state-of-the art mixed-use development the answer? Will long-term growth in regional markets stem from transit-oriented development? How are public officials and third-party developers in under-performing urban areas in Connecticut and New York responding to the demand?

The event will feature more than 40 speakers in 10 high-level panel discussions, including: Philip Wharton, Vice President, Real Estate Development, AvalonBay Communities; Peter J. Porraro, Northeast Senior Managing Director, MillCreek Residential Trust LLC; Joseph Apicella, Executive Vice President, Cappelli Enterprises; Frank Kenney, Founder and CEO, Willett Companies; and Robert Paley, Director, Transit-Oriented Development, Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The event is sponsored by VHB (Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.), a multidisciplinary planning, design, engineering, and consulting firm.

To date, 65 senior-level executives have made plans to attend. 300-400, or more are expected on April 4.

Commercial real estate executives who are exploring opportunities in metropolitan markets and next-generation multifamily, mixed-use and transit-oriented projects are encouraged to attend to hear the from the thought-leaders and to network with the most active and innovative firms.

For additional information, please visit the event's official website: Or, contact Brian Klebash at 917-546-0738, or via e-mail, A limited number of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available.


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