Kent Swig

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Brown Club of New York City

On November 6th, I participated on a panel discussion to benefit Brown University as part of the Brown Club of New York. The title of the program was Manhattan Skyline: Radical Transformation. The event was held at the Lighthouse on East 59th Street, and over 250 people attended to listen to our distinguished panel that included Doug Harmon, Senior Managing Director at Eastdil Secured; David Helpern, Founder of Helpern Architects; Josef Mittlemann, President at Empire Realty Group and Professor within the Engineering Department at Brown University; Suzanne Sunshine, President at S. Sunshine & Associates LLC; Michelle Flagg, Acquisitions and Development at Chelsea Hotels; and myself. As it was mentioned in The Real Deal Magazine, we gathered “to discuss pivotal issues shaping the Manhattan skyline, including escalating land prices and sky-high building heights.” [i]

This was the second event in a series on real estate market hosted by the Brown Club in New York. While the University doesn’t have formal graduate program in real estate, Brown is proud of having this industry leaders among its’ alumni. The program lasted about 90 minutes, while we discussed various real estate market issues, such as forces driving this market, investment opportunities, industry trends, the influence of the politics, climate zoning issues and many others. It was very interesting and informative, as we all shared our visions for commercial and residential real estate market.

[i] Maurer, Mark. “Kent Swig, Josef Mittlemann on Solving the NYC Affordable Housing Mess.” The Real Deal New York Real Estate News. N.p., 07 Nov. 2014. Web. <;

Brown University Club of New York City

Brown University Club of New York City

Manhattan Skyline - A Radical Transformation

Manhattan Skyline – A Radical Transformation




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December 11, 2014 at 10:43 am

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