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Headlined by Vornado’s Mike Fascitelli and RXR’s Scott Rechler -- The prestigious CRE conference sees a 50% increase in attendance over last year, indicating strong recovery in CRE markets

Massey Knakal Realty Services is pleased to announce the Second Annual Commercial Real Estate Investment Summit, to be held April 26, 2012 at the New York Bar Association at 42 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan. This full day event is the premier CRE Investment Conference of the year with highly respected speakers, including the area’s top investors, owners, developers and financiers.  

Over 500 attendees are expected—more than 50% higher than last year’s attendance—as they delve into the dynamics of the ever changing marketplace to discuss financing, investment, development, and specifics of Office, Retail, Hotel property segments, as well as Note Acquisitions, Distressed Situations and Debt Capital for acquisitions.

Separate keynote addresses by Mike Fascitelli, CEO of Vornado, and Scott Rechler, CEO of RXR Realty, are just two of the highlights mixed with round table discussions, workshops, a networking lunch, lively panels and a post-conference networking reception.

Bob Knakal, Chairman and Founding Partner of Massey Knakal, will open the morning with a commercial real estate market update. Mr. Knakal has brokered the sale of over 1,200 properties in his career having an aggregate market value in excess of $8 billion.

“In our line of work, we learn a tremendous amount about where the market is, and where it’s headed, from key players in our industry,” said Knakal. “This conference is an opportunity for us to share this knowledge (and access to the key players) with the industry while simultaneously encouraging connections and further activity in the market.  GreenPearl’s high-quality real estate industry conference platform enables us to do this with confidence.”

Registration fee for the CRE Investment Summit are $395 until April 19 and $595 onsite. Press registration is complimentary on a selective basis.  To qualify for the advanced registration fee, you must register by April 19, 2012.  To register, contact GreenPearl at 646-862-6136 or register online at

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