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Kimberly Harden Smith 
African American Real Estate Professionals of NY, Inc. 


Thursday February 10, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EST

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Harlem State Office Building 
Harlem CDC
163 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor - Art Gallery
New York, NY 10027

Driving Directions 

African American Real Estate Professionals of New York (AAREPNY) and Harlem CDC (HCDC) hosts 
Breakfast Symposium 2011

Keynote Presentation:
2011 Economic Real Estate Forecast
Reggie Middleton
The Symposium features two parts, a presentation by Reggie Middleton on The 2011 Economic Real Estate Market and the possible opportunities and coming events to look for in the market.

Reggie Middleton is an entrepreneurial investor, economist, and business writer. He uses his website BoomBustBlog to warn retail and professional investors of macro forces and real estate market dynamics.  He has established an outstanding track record, including but not limited to, the call of….

  • The housing market crash in September of 2007
  • Home builders falling and their grossly misleading use of off balance sheet structures to conceal excessive debt in November of 2007
  • The collapse of Bear Stearns in January 2008 (2 months before Bear Stearns fell, while trading in the $100s and still had buy ratings and investment grade AA or better from the ratings agencies)
  • The warning of Lehman Brothers before anyone had a clue!!! (February through May 2008)
  • The fall of commercial real estate in general (September of 2007) and the collapse of General Growth Properties [nation's 2nd largest mall owner] in particular (November 2007):
  • The collapse of state and municipal finances, with California in particular (May 2008)
  • The collapse of the regional banks (32 of them, actually) in May 2008: as well the fall of Countrywide and Washington Mutual
  • The collapse of the monoline insurers, Ambac and MBIA in late 2007 & 2008

Mr. Middleton is a frequent guest on Bloomberg, Crains Business, CNBC, and BBC.


And secondly we have a Panel dicussion .......


A Look Back and the View Forward

We will take a look back at 2010 and see what it took to close a deal. We will also look at what the market holds for 2011. Where are the opportunities? How are Operators, Buyers, Sellers, Banks, and Service Providers preparing? Where are the pitfalls? Is this the start of a comeback or a false positive? We will here for from industry leaders

Panel Participants

 Blondel A. Pinnock, SVP of Carver Bank & President of Carver Community Development Corp.

Meredith Marshall, Co-Founder, BRP Development Corp.

Lino Solis, Counsel, Arent Fox LLP

Other Featured Presenters

Wayne A. Benjamin, AIA
Director of Residential Development, Harlem CDC
Presentation on Weatherization
Michael Minott
Davis-Bacon Compliance Officer for the Weatherization Assistance Program
                     Register Now!

All attendees must pre-register and pre-pay. Due to security: no walk-ins are allowed.  Photo ID is required to enter the building.  Please register no later than close of business on Tuesday, February 8, 2011.  

We encourage you to invite at least 3 guests.



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