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Thursday, October 23 • 4:20pm - 4:55pm
The Future of the Workplace

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As New York’s economy continues to diversify, how will the city be able to meet the office needs of both Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups?  As technology and workplace culture break down the distinction between where people work and where they live, how will this impact the design and development of commercial space?  

Introduction
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Thomas Vecchione

MAS Director & Principal, Gensler
Tom Vecchione is a Principal and a member of Gensler’s Management Committee. With a background in urban planning and architecture, Mr. Vecchione is a recognized expert in the field of real estate strategy; top developers across the world seek out his expertise to help position their real estate assets for commercial and retail tenants. A longtime supporter of both urban design and planning initiatives, Mr. Vecchione serves on the boards... Read More →

Speakers
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Dan Bodner

Vice President of Leasing, Kushner Companies
Daniel Bodner currently serves as Vice President of Leasing at Kushner Companies.  Mr. Bodner joined the company in November 2013 to lead the leasing efforts at DUMBO Heights, a 1.2 million sf campus in DUMBO purchased by Kushner Companies, RFR Realty and LIVWRK.  Bodner brings over 11 years of real estate experience to Kushner Companies repositioning assets, including the Empire State Building, and working with digital, technology... Read More →
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Daniel Geiger

(Moderator) Senior Reporter, Crain's
Daniel Geiger has covered the city's commercial real estate market and industry for the past decade and is the senior real estate reporter for Crain's New York Business. In addition to providing daily coverage on the biggest news and trends in real estate, Daniel also is host of the Crain's web video program, the View on Real Estate, which features interviews with the industry's top landlords and executives and segments on some of the... Read More →
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Andrew Kimball

Chief Executive Officer, Industry City
Andrew Kimball joined Jamestown Properties, a national developer focused on the revitalization of underutilized urban assets, as Director of Innovation Economy Initiatives.  Shortly thereafter, Jamestown tapped Mr. Kimball to also serve as CEO of Industry City directing the redevelopment of this six million square foot facility in Sunset Park.  Previously, Mr. Kimball served as President and CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development... Read More →
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Kyle Kimball

President, New York Economic Development Corporation
Most recently, as Executive Director of NYCEDC, Kyle Kimball oversaw the operating, financial, and external affairs divisions of the organization. Mr. Kimball previously served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer after overseeing the Real Estate Transaction Services Group. Prior to joining NYCEDC, Mr. Kimball worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a vice president and at J.P. Morgan, also as a vice president. He is a graduate of... Read More →
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Seth Pinsky

Executive Vice President, RXR Realty
Seth Pinsky is an Executive Vice President at RXR Realty, where he is leading RXR’s efforts to invest in “emerging opportunities” in the New York region.  Prior to RXR, Pinsky was Director of Mayor Bloomberg’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, which developed a $20 billion plan to protect the City from climate change impacts.  Pinsky also served at the New York City Economic Development... Read More →
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Robert Schiffer

Managing Director, SL Green Realty Corp.
Robert Schiffer is a Managing Director of the Investments Group at SL Green Realty Corp., New York City's largest commercial landlord.  Mr. Schiffer, who has been with SL Green for 10 years, co-manages a team of 12 investment professionals.  Mr. Schiffer is responsible for the development of One Vanderbilt, SL Green's 1.6 million square foot office tower. He is also responsible for SL Green's political outreach initiatives... Read More →


Thursday October 23, 2014 4:20pm - 4:55pm
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036