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NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate to Host 31st Annual Silverstein Workshop

October 1, 2012

Roster of Prominent Guest Speakers to Provide an Insider’s View of NYC Real Estate Investment and Development

Leading real estate investors and developers in New York City will present case studies on their latest developments  during the 31st Annual Silverstein Workshop hosted by the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

The Workshop is comprised of six lectures that take place throughout October and November, and that are being co-moderated by Larry A. Silverstein, president and CEO of Silverstein Properties, Inc.; D. Kenneth Patton, former divisional dean and visiting clinical professor at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate; and Robert I. Shapiro, president of City Center Real Estate, Inc.

Guest speakers participating in this year’s workshop titled “Investment and Development Projects and Deals,” include: Thomas Brodsky, The Brodsky Organization; Paul Freitag, managing director of Rose Development, Jonathan Rose Companies LLC; Harry B. Macklowe, chairman of Macklowe Properties; David Thom, vice president of Design & Development, The LeFrak Organization; and Larry A. Silverstein, president and CEO of Silverstein Properties, Inc., all of whom will examine the anatomy of each deal, focusing on the analyses behind investment and development strategies employed. For each property, location, and site analysis, consideration will be given to construction or renovation costs, market conditions, current operating ratios, financial potential, and private and institutional investor reaction.

“The Silverstein Workshop provides an insider’s look at the current state of investment and development in New York City today,” said Rosemary Scanlon, divisional dean of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. “The case study method utilized in this series will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the strategies and the details of a project from beginning to end.”

The Workshop will be held on six consecutive Tuesdays, from October 2 to November 13 (with no class being held on Election Day, November 6), from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., at the NYU-SCPS Midtown Center, 11 W. 42nd St., Room 421. For more information and to enroll, please visit

About the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate

The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate ( was founded in 1967, at the initiative of prominent real estate leaders who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that provided an educational foundation for professionals within their industry. Today, NYU Schack is home to graduate degree and related graduate certificate programs—notably the M.S. in Real Estate, the M.S. in Construction Management, and the M.S. in Real Estate Development—which enroll almost 800 full- and part-time students from more than 30 countries and have nearly 2,500 alumni degree-holders around the globe.  In addition, each year approximately 4,200 working professionals enroll in the Institute's professional certificate programs, noncredit courses, and licensure-related offerings in such areas as real estate finance, sales and brokerage, sustainable design, facilities management, and architecture and civil engineering.  The Institute also houses the NYU REIT Center and the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment and hosts key industry events, including annual conferences on Real Estate Capital Markets and REITs. NYU Schack is one of several comprehensive academic divisions within the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally.

About the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Established in 1934, NYU-SCPS ( is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of NYU-SCPS arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education programs in fields such as Real Estate and Construction Management; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management; Global Affairs; Philanthropy and Fundraising; Graphic Communications Media, Publishing, and Digital Arts; Human Capital Management, Marketing, and Public Relations; with complementary strengths in the Liberal and Allied Arts; Translation and Interpreting; Management and Information Technology; and Finance and Taxation. More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty and lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that attract nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent continuing higher education needs of local and professional communities, as evidenced by 55,000 annual enrollments in individual courses, specialized certificate programs, conferences, workshops, seminars, and public events. The School’s community is enriched by more than 25,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members.

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NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate to Host 31st Annual Silverstein Workshop

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