BY CATE CORCORAN
Build your network, hear from residential market leaders, and learn about developments changing the skyline and streets of New York City’s two fastest growing boroughs at the Brownstoner and QNS Real Estate Conference in October.
The Brownstoner and QNS Real Estate Conference focuses on changing neighborhoods and strategies for developers and brokers of residential property in Brooklyn and Queens. It takes place Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint.
Brownstoner and QNS Real Estate Conference kicks off with fireside chats with Elizabeth Lusskin, President of the LIC Partnership and Executive Director of the LIC Business Improvement District and President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Regina Myer. The two will consider the past, present and future development of Downtown Brooklyn and Long Island City, including rezonings, the local arts communities, and infrastructure upgrades.
A developer panel will look at residential development in Brooklyn and Queens vs. Manhattan. Topics will include creative amenity packages, what is needed to be competitive in the various markets, and designing buildings as tenant communities.
An agent panel will explore brand building in Brooklyn and Queens vs. Manhattan, the importance of local retail, how to stand out to clients and developers, characteristics of buyers and sellers in Brooklyn and Queens, and how to get started in the outer boroughs.
There will also be a networking breakfast and an expo. Meet architects, designers, movers, real estate attorneys, contractors and other service professionals.
Early bird tickets — on sale through the end of the month — are $90. Regular-price tickets are $100 each, or $900 if purchased in groups of 10.
Sponsors include California Closets, Charter Real Estate School, Douglas Elliman, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Flushing Bank, LoanDepot, Long Island City Partnership, Movers Not Shakers, PropertyShark, and the Real Estate Board of New York.