President Welcome

CIBS President Welcome
David F. Chinitz

January 2015

Happy New Year and a Message from David F. Chinitz, President of CIBS
As a board member for 10 years under six presidents, I'm now honored to serve as the President of CIBS for the next two years. Our strong efforts over the past few years have yielded great results. The business community recognizes and respects CIBS. Our loyal members continue to support our events, as well as our efforts to expand and move the organization forward. Our associate members are in the company of some of Long Island's most talented, educated, and dedicated professionals in the real estate community.
This year, our Vice President, Kyle Burkhardt, will chair the ABLI/CIBS dinner committee. David Leviton is our new Treasurer and will continue to assure the great success of our golf outing. Dan Weiner has joined the executive board and we thank him for his outstanding efforts with the Future Generation Committee. David Pennetta, as our Strategic Officer, will become more involved in taking positions on smart growth, downtown development, and economic development on behalf of CIBS. Finally, we plan to continue the very popular "Lunch & Learn" educational series that Steve Epstein successfully launched.
The event schedule for 2015 kicks off with the "Landlords of Melville" on January 20th, and is followed by our first ski trip to Hunter Mountain on February 27th. The 2015 Lunch & Learn series will soon get underway, and Scott Rechler will speak to our membership on March 18th. Please visit for the complete schedule of events, which includes the real estate dinner and annual golf outing.           
During 2015, CIBS will be firing on all cylinders on behalf of our industry. I appeal to you as a real estate professional to join us this year, if you are not a member. Everyone in the real estate industry benefits from our efforts. So please, even if your interest is limited, we ask you to support the commercial real estate industry by becoming a CIBS member and thus help all of us who need this business advocacy organization.
I look forward to adding to the 23-year tradition CIBS has delivered thus far, and thank you for your consideration.
Best regards,

David F. Chinitz
CIBS President