skip to main content

Fordham Real Estate Institute and Business Council of Westchester Present: The State of Real Estate: The Path Forward in a Post Pandemic World


The Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) and The Business Council of Westchester (BCW) are pleased to announce their latest co-sponsored event: The State of Real Estate: The Path Forward in a Post Pandemic World. The virtual panel will take place on Tuesday, January 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

This is the fourth event that the REI and the BCW have partnered on in the last four years, each focusing on the hottest topics shaping the real estate industry. This year’s discussion comes at a time of great change in the commercial landscape and will center on how the county will move forward in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis.

“This has been one of the most difficult years for so many business sectors, including real estate. While there have been numerous discussions about what has gone on in the industry during the COVID-19 crisis, there has not been a public conversation about how developers, landlords and tenants are navigating the new normal and how changing consumer confidence given news of a vaccine is impacting the way we do business,” said Dr. Anthony R. Davidson, dean, Fordham University School of Professional and Continuing Studies. “The BCW has been the ideal partner to help us shine a spotlight on the changing real estate landscape, and we are looking forward to once again hosting a spectacular event.”

The State of Real Estate program will feature a thought-provoking panel discussion moderated by Chris O’Callaghan, managing director, RM Friedland. Confirmed panel participants include:

  • Paul Adler, Esq., Chief Strategy Officer, Rand Commercial
  • Bridget Gibbons, Director of Economic Development, Westchester County
  • Eon Nichols, Partner and Vice-Chair of the Real Estate, Corporate, Finance and Non-Profit Groups, Cuddy & Feder LLP
  • Craig Ruoff, Executive Managing Director – Westchester Brokerages, Colliers International
  • Abe Schlisselfeld, CPA, EA, Partner-in-Charge, Real Estate Group, Marks Paneth LLP
  • Andrew Weisz, Executive Vice President, RPW Group

The morning will conclude with questions from the audience.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Fordham University and bring together the region’s brightest minds during this critical time in the Westchester marketplace,” said Marsha Gordon, president and CEO, BCW. “As we kick off a new year and the next phase of the health crisis with the availability of a vaccine, it is more important than ever to have these conversations and get real insight into the transactions, business sectors and developments that will shape the future of the county’s real estate landscape.”

The State of Real Estate: The Path Forward in a Post Pandemic World will take place on Tuesday, January 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. The Presenting Sponsor for the event is Wells Fargo. Contributing sponsors include LeChase Construction and RM Friedland.

To register, visit:


The Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) currently offers a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE), graduate certificates in real estate development and construction management, and a comprehensive array of professional certificates in real estate and construction at its campuses in Manhattan and West Harrison, N.Y. Serving professionals and owners/investors of all stripes, the MSRE curriculum presents the essential elements of real estate finance, investment, development and management. The programs are developed and taught by leading industry practitioners and are centered on imparting real-world professional skill sets.  Flexibility and convenience are program hallmarks as classes can be taken in-person, online, and at various paces. REI is a part of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. For more information, visit

About The Business Council of Westchester

The Business Council of Westchester is the county’s only business membership organization focusing on economic development and advocacy.  It is the county’s largest and most prestigious business membership organization representing more than 1,000 members, including multinational corporations, hospitals, universities, biotech pioneers, not-for-profits, entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes. As the most influential economic development and advocacy organization in Westchester, The Business Council of Westchester’s members enjoy unparalleled access to today’s top thought leaders, diverse business development opportunities and lawmakers at all levels of government. The BCW Data Exchange provides the latest demographic research to help guide smart business decisions. The LEAP program, a one-of-a-kind initiative, gives members direct access to lobbying efforts at the county, state and national levels on issues that directly affect their businesses. Build, Connect and Win with The Business Council of Westchester. Visit to connect today.

Media Contact: Fordham University
Kayleigh Lentz, Co-Communications Inc.

Media Contact: The Business Council of Westchester
Dean Bender, Thompson & Bender


Comments are closed.