The city’s serious estate elite mainly cheered REBNY’s hipped-up, spiced-up once-a-year gala, which created a splash above the Hudson River.

The gathering dubbed “New York Without end: A Celebration of Our City” was REBNY’s initially this kind of gathering given that 2019. The party honored TF Cornerstone’s Tom Elghanayan, Fetner Properties’ Hal Fetner, CBRE’s Darcy Stacom, Douglaston Development’s Jeff Levine and the Gotham Organization’s David Picket, among other people.

Attendees shelling out $1,400 a ticket mingled and nibbled on smaller plates served up by cooks this sort of as Daniel Boulud, Michael Lomonaco and J.J. Johnson. The edibles and the come-as-you-are gown code had been a far cry from the stuffy mid-wintertime black-tie affairs at the New York Hilton.

So was the placing on the sixth floor of Glasshouse, which has big windows and an open up out of doors deck — that visitors had to flee when a brief rain spritz popped up.

Friends incorporated executive committee associates Douglas Durst, CBRE’s Mary Ann Tighe, JLL’s Bob Knakal, Cushman & Wakefield’s Bruce Mosler, SL Green’s Laura Jackson and Boston Property’s Hilary Spann. We also spotted Marcus & Millichap’s Eric Anton Branton Realty’s Woody Heller, Cushman’s Joanne Podell, and RXR Realty’s Scott Rechler and Frank Pusinelli, and the Lease Stabilization Association’s Frank P. Ricci.

Kathy Hochul
Gov. Kathy Hochul reportedly achieved privately with REBNY officials to talk about converting previous office environment structures to housing and the cancellation of the 421a tax abatement system.

Boulud, who supervised menu choices which includes citrus-marinated shrimp and sweet corn veloute from his Le Pavillon, mingled with satisfied friends in his chef’s whites.

It was not all about food stuff and pleasurable. My colleague Lois Weiss reports that Gov. Kathy Hochul met privately with REBNY officials to go over conversion of aged business buildings to housing and the cancellation of the 421a tax abatement application.

TF Cornerstone’s Tom Elghanayan
TF Cornerstone’s Tom Elghanayan was honored at the REBNY gala.
CBRE’s Darcy Stacom
CBRE’s Darcy Stacom was honored at the event.

MTA chairman Janno Lieber talked up his agency’s role in facilitating development of JP Morgan Chase’s 270 Park Ave. and Boston Properties’ 347 Madison Ave., wherever supporting columns need to be snaked all around tracks that operate underneath.

Eric Adams’ chief advisor Ingrid Lewis-Martin came in the mayor’s stead simply because Adams had to deal with the situation of a law enforcement officer who was shot previously that working day.

Even though the function was loaded with laughter and optimism, a several attendees complained that the roam-the-flooring structure manufactured it really hard to appreciate the dishes. “There was no area to put   dishes down except for some small table stands,” reported one. “For $1,400 a ticket I want a position to sit down.”