Past Speakers

May 21, 2024
Entrepreneur, Speaker
Work Better Now

Rob Levin is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience helping small and midsize businesses (SMBs) run their businesses better. In 2018, he co-founded WorkBetterNow (WBN), a game-changing venture that provides US-based SMBs with exceptional talent from Latin America.

Rethinking Talent: The Updated Playbook for Today’s Workforce

  • Not enough qualified applicants to fill SMBs’ job openings
  • The impact of declining productivity on SMBs
  • The new rules for attracting and retaining talent
  • New options and best practices for hiring, integrating, and managing remote talent
  • Why AI and automation are no longer an option

 

Every Business Owner Should Have an Assistant

  • Understanding the critical importance of focusing on high-value work
  • Realizing the true cost of spending time doing administrative work
  • Thinking strategically about delegation
  • Key considerations for hiring an assistant

 

May 21, 2024
Founder and IAQ Executive
info@air-plus.com

An industry thought leader and influencer known for developing and introducing game-changing new products and solutions, Lawrence Sunshine possesses 30 years of experience as an engineer and senior executive in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) sectors.

An industry thought leader and influencer known for developing and introducing game-changing new products and solutions, Lawrence Sunshine possesses 30 years of experience as an engineer and senior executive in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) sectors.

As Founder and President of Air+, he overseas their expansion into the North American IAQ market while advancing the company’s global business development strategy. He is also leading the company’s innovative product development advances and expanding his patent portfolio. He also developed and recently launched the AirCalcs+TM 1.0 software platform, a web-based program that calculates and compares contaminant levels using both ASHRAE’s Ventilation Rate Method and IAQ Procedure in reducing outside air intake. AirCalcs+TM enables owners and engineers to reduce first costs, enhance building energy efficiency, and improve IAQ.

February 27, 2024
Partner
Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.
alindenbaum@rosenbergestis.com

Upcoming Presentation Highlights:

Highlights of HSTPA of 2019

RSC Amendments of 2023

Status of Regina Correction Bill / HSTPA Cleanup Bill (Currently Passed Assembly and Senate; not yet presented to Governor for signature)

Status of Rent Stabilization Challenge to U.S. Supreme Court (Application for Certiorari pending)

Presentation Highlights

  • Highlights of HSTPA of 2019
  • RSC Amendments of 2023
  • HSTPA Cleanup Bill (2023/2024 – Pending)
  • State and NYC Cannabis Laws
  • NYC Short Term Rental Laws
February 27, 2024
Founder & CEO
Brand Groupies
carey@brandgroupies.com

With over 25 years of experience in brand development and management, public relations, social media, marketing, and special events, Carey Balogh is a visionary entrepreneur who delivers exceptional experiences for clients in architecture, design, construction, engineering, real estate, education, and professional services.

  • Value of Podcasting and Social Media to Elevate Your Executive Visibility
  • Identifying Your Brand Pillars
  • Amplify Your Personal Brand with a Podcast Media Tour
  • Benefits of Launching a Podcast
February 27, 2024
Partner & President
Brand Groupies
lauren@brandgroupies.com

Equal parts creative and strategic, Lauren Genest is a corporate communications and public relations expert who helps executives shape their public personas. Led by 20 years of trusted client and media relationships, Lauren has developed and implemented internal and external strategies to increase client visibility and promote long-term brand growth.

  • Value of Podcasting and Social Media to Elevate Your Executive Visibility
  • Identifying Your Brand Pillars
  • Amplify Your Personal Brand with a Podcast Media Tour
  • Benefits of Launching a Podcast
December 5, 2023
Managing Director
JLL
Guthrie.Garvin@am.jll.com

Guthrie Garvin is a Managing Director at JLL, were he focusses on representing New York City building owners in the sale of their properties. Guthrie has been involved in the sale of properties with an aggregate value of over $2.4 billion. Prior to real estate, Guthrie worked with Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a senior sales consultant. He was a member of its marketing and leadership development teams, was an international sales trainer and was named Salesman of the Year.

Topic: Real Estate Market Update - Dec 2023
December 5, 2023
Managing Principal and Founder
The Cohen Organization, LLC
alan@thecohenorganization.com

Alan T. Cohen is a recognized expert at providing Debt Capital for all types of Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions and Development including Multifamily, Hospitality, Office, Mixed-Use, and Industrial. 

Topic: Real Estate Marketplace Update
December 5, 2023
Founder and CEO
aJuxt Media Group
lynsie@ajuxt.com

Founder and CEO of aJuxt Media Group, Lynsie helps local, national, and international companies, brands, associations, and nonprofits navigate the “ins and outs” of today’s online marketing landscape. “AI for Brands” includes an overview of what AI and machine learning are and the history of how we got here. Then we will talk about some ways brands are leveraging AI for workflows and marketing. Lastly, we’ll discuss potential legal implications as well as creative and conceptual aspects that require protection from a brand perspective.

Topic: "AI for Brands” is brief overview of what AI and machine learning is all about.
December 5, 2023
CIO
HUBNYC Properties, LLC
jterry@hubbnyc.com

Jesse Terry is the CIO for HUBBNYC Properties, a privately held owner of retail and residential properties in NYC. Jesse has been with the organization for approximately ten years and has been part of the majority of the company’s ~90 acquisitions. Most recently post Covid, HUBBNYC purchased ~$700M of primarily recent construction apartment buildings located in Manhattan, Williamsburg and Park Slope.

Topic: Real Estate Marketplace Update
September 26, 2023
President of REBNY
Real Estate Board of NY
jwhelan@rebny.com

Jim Whelan is the President of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the City’s leading real estate trade association which represents commercial, residential, and institutional property owners, builders, managers, investors, brokers, salespeople, and other corporations and individuals professionally interested in New York City real estate.

Topic: Post Pandemic NYC: Challenges