President's Message June 2013
by Gary Joel Schacker, SIOR
As we approach summer, CIBS has been moving in a positive direction. In January, we celebrated CIBS Hurricane Sandy–delayed Annual Meeting/Meet Your Associates/20th Anniversary event at the Race Palace in Plainview. In February, we held the CIBS Future Generation Mix and Mingle at Rare 650 in Syosset. In March, we sponsored the Long Island Commercial Real Estate Expo and hosted the CIBS Program: Suffolk County IDA Initiatives & Melville...
Transportation and Real Estate
By Gary Joel Schacker, SIOR
Recently, I attended an informative symposium at Hofstra ‘s William F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies entitled, "Real Estate, Restoration and Transportation on Long Island." The Panel was composed of experts in various areas of real estate, business and transportation. The panel included Marianne Garvin, President and CEO, Community Development Corporation of Long Island; Marc Herbst, Executive Director, Long...
Op-Ed: Nassau's Mitchel Field of Dreams
As appeared in Newsday, September 5, 2012
By David Pennetta
Forty years after Nassau County opened the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in a corner of windswept Mitchel Field, the opportunity to foster genuine economic growth in this vital space stands greater than at any time in the past four decades.
Mitchel Field -- centrally located, girded by north-south and east-west arteries, accessible to the Island's population centers yet buffeted from residential...
Behind the Coliseum’s Cloud, Mitchel Field’s Silver Lining
As appeared in Long Island Business News
August 9, 2012
By David Pennetta
When Nassau County took over Mitchel Field and opened the Veterans Memorial Coliseum 40 years ago this spring, the prime-located, 77-acre parcel seemed ripe for development. The new arena marque facing Hempstead Turnpike lit up with pro basketball, major league hockey and arena football game dates. Touring rock superstars filled the house. Conference planners booked space. A big hotel went...