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Fordham and Business Council host urban real estate forum

The Real Estate Institute at Fordham University’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies and The Business Council of Westchester will co-host a breakfast forum addressing emerging trends and the future of the urban real estate market on May 10 at Fordham’s West Harrison campus.

The program, Real Estate Mastermind Forum: 24-Hour Cities – Emerging Trends in Transactions, Technology and Transportation, will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at 400 Westchester Ave. It will focus on the opportunities and challenges that Westchester cities will face in the next decade.

Fordham officials said experts will debate the future of the real estate market and the makings of an investible city, as well as the latest issues, emerging trends and economic impact in other growth cities. The event is designed for real estate owners, developers, investors, policymakers and thought leaders.

Hugh F. Kelly, special advisor to the Real Estate Institute at Fordham University’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies, will be the keynote speaker. An economist, he heads his own Brooklyn consulting practice, Hugh F. Kelly Real Estate Economics, and is the author of “24-Hour Cities: Real Investment Performance, Not Just Promises.”

Kelly’s presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with industry experts Michael P. Davidson, managing director and head of global real estate for the Americas & World Headquarters at JP Morgan Chase; Rosemary Scanlon, board chair at TransitCenter, a nonprofit advocate for public transit, and former chief economist for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and David Schiff, land use planner at Kimley-Horn and Associates in White Plains and chair of the Westchester/Fairfield Urban Land Institute.

The real estate forum follows The Business Council of Westchester’s recently announced year-long initiative focused on the growth of Westchester’s urban centers and is the second phase in the Business Council’s urban strategy, according to event organizers.

“There is an extraordinary transformation sweeping across our downtown centers unlike anything we’ve seen in the last 50 years,” said Marsha Gordon, president and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester. “These are exciting times for our cities and our county. But to capitalize on these opportunities we must understand what is driving them and how we can ensure their continued success.”

Registration for the event is $45. To register, visit http://web.thebcw.org/events/24-Hour-Cities-Emerging-Trends-in-Transactions-Technology-and-Transportation-1478/details.

Forum sponsors are Bank of America, Clear Channel Outdoor Inc., First American Title Insurance Co. and the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency.

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