Well, Real Deal magazine sold out their “Science of Real Estate” New Development Forum  at Lincoln Center last week. It was an event! Over 3,000 tickets were sold.
- It was the first real estate event in the history of Lincoln Center.
- It was the first sellout event in 2007 for Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.
- Amir and Stuart proved once again, that they are truly unable to think small.
- Additional confirmation that the backstage green room, is never green.
- Amazed that Fritz was able to crash the green room.
- Glad that Cathy H picked Real Deal red.
- The constant and very loud church bells that ring behind the black curtain.
- The spotlights were so bright, I now know how a deer feels.
- Steve Cuozzo was our fearless conductor.
- Admiring developers Kent Swig and Steven Ross’ incredible knowlege and the lion’s share of questions.
- New understanding for the looming 421a tax abatement expiration.
- Memories of bursting with answers and comments, but couldn’t figure out how to get a word in.
- Appreciated Amanda Burden’s stance in not apologizing for critics accusations of micromanagement.
- Wished Professor Shiller would not be so apologetic for his contrarian views on housing. He’s a smart man and has a lifetime of work to show for it.
- Kudos to Pam Liebman of Corcoran and Bob Knakal of Massey Knakal for asking the first questions of the panel, achieving a strong pr play without being on stage.
- Relieved that so many other people aside from myself have real estate centric existences.
- Glad to get that free chocolate bar in the Real Deal goodie bag.
- Sure that The Real Deal has been around longer than 4 years.