13-Mar-12 Clean Web Breakfast Series – Building Owners’ Perspective

The next Clean Web Breakfast Series event is Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Building Owners’ and Managers’ Use of Energy Infotech:

What is the perspective of real estate professionals of Energy Infotech, the impact on their businesses; what is working well, and what is missing?

A panel of building owners, building managers and other real estate professionals will discuss their perspective on energy infotech market offerings, how they use them (or don’t),  the industry, sharing examples of, and perspectives on, energy infotech resources that can create opportunity or risk.

Doors will open at 8:00AM, the panel discussion will take place between 8:30-9:30, and there will be time for networking at the close of the panel session.

Location: Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10016

The panel will include:

Dan Margulies, Executive Director, Associated Builders and Owners

Dan Margulies is Executive Director of the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, the local affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders. ABO represents New York City’s major housing developers. It runs the nationally recognized Registered in Apartment Management manager certification program, and is founding sponsor of Buildings/NY, the New York area’s major real estate industry trade show.

Margulies was executive director of Community Housing Improvement Program, Inc., a rental property owners’ trade association, from 1986 until 2003, when he left to become a real estate broker and consultant. More recently, he was chief operating officer of US Energy Group, a heating controls manufacturer.

As an expert on rent regulation, lead paint, and water conservation, among other topics of concern to property owners, Margulies has written numerous articles and white papers, served on State and City government advisory committees, and provided expert testimony in court.

Having worked as an industry lobbyist and spokesperson; dealmaker, and vendor, Margulies has a unique perspective on the issues facing housing developers, owners and managers.

Richard Recny, Director of Asset Management, Time Equities, Inc.

Rick Recny has worked for Time Equities, Inc. since 1987 as Director of Asset Management.  His duties include the supervision of the development, management, and leasing of over 17 million square feet of industrial, office, and retail space from a landlord’s perspective; the creation and the maintenance of management systems and controls for the portfolio; the development and evaluation of asset management strategies for each property within the portfolio; and the origination and analysis of new office, retail and industrial property acquisitions. Rick has bought or sold more than 30 properties with a value in excess of $400 million. In addition, Rick oversees the process to obtain LEED certifications, Energy Star ratings, and energy reductions for all commercial buildings within Time Equities, Inc.’s portfolio.  Prior to Rick’s appointment at Time Equities, he worked for the Local Development Corporation ofEast New Yorkas its Executive Director (‘79-’87).  He created and developed what was at the time the most highly regarded local development corporation in the State of New York; developed the organization from a staff of one and an annual budget of $20,000 to an organization with a staff of thirty-two and an annual budget in excess of $2 million at the time he left; in conjunction with the City of New York he planned and supervised the development of the 102 acre East Brooklyn Industrial Park; created the first industrial business improvement district and one of the State of New York’s first Economic Development Zones.  He also has created the East New York Urban Youth Corps, Inc. which renovated over 500 housing units.  Rick is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University.

Tom KaneFormer Director, Building OperationsCBS Corporation

Thomas Kane recently retired as Director of Operations for CBS Corporation and is a graduate of NYC Technical College where he earned a degree in Environmental Control Technology.

Mr. Kane started out as an engineer at the Ed Sullivan Theater in 1975 and spent the following 36 years working progressively more responsible positions in the Facilities and Operations Department at CBS.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kane pursued many energy conservation measures including the establishment of an “Energy Desk” in 2008 to monitor electric and steam consumption.  Utilizing the energy monitoring system and working closely with the building engineers to locate and correct any deficiencies in the HVAC operations, overall energy consumption was reduced by over 10% and the CBS Headquarters Building was awarded the Energy Star Award in 2009.

The panel discussion will be facilitated by:

Barry P. Korn, Managing Director, Barrett Capital Corporation

Barry P. Korn is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 30 years of direct lending and consulting experience.  As Founder and Managing Director of Barrett Capital Corporation, Mr. Korn is responsible for and oversees client relationships and assignments.  Some people read novels, Mr. Korn reads balance sheets.  Clients come to Barrett to determine what type of financing is required, know the financial institutions that are able to provide the appropriate financing, and execute on this expertise to get the job done and find the money.

Barrett Capital Corporation is a banking and financial consulting firm, specializing in debt and equity placement with an emphasis on asset based financing.  Barrett maintains strategic relationships with a number of bank and non-bank lenders, private equity sources and consultants in order to offer a complete range of corporate and real estate financing options and advisory services.  Barrett Capital, which has owned and managed in excess of $100 million of loans, leases and real estate, is currently focusing on financing energy efficiency performance contracts for its own account.

Mr. Korn’s experience includes positions as Vice President of Webster Business Credit Corporation; the asset based lending division of $17 billion Webster Bank, one of New England’s largest commercial banks, and at New York City based Sterling National Bank.  In these capacities, he provided accounts receivable and inventory lines of credit, as well as asset based lending, lease financing and other commercial banking services.

Mr. Korn is a founding Board Member of the new not-for-profit Energy Infotech NYC, which is championing the use of information technology for energy efficiency in NYC and maximizing the resources we have here in the City.  He also serves as a Board Member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) New York Chapter and is a Vice President and Chair of its Sponsorship Committee.  Mr. Korn also is a member of the Real Estate Lenders Association and National Realty Club.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting from City College of New York and a Master’s degree in Finance and Investments from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.



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