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    • July 23 2020
    • 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Creative Capital

    Brick & Wonder members are invited to join our Roundtable discussion on Creative Capital, exploring ways to share in the wealth created through their work. The session will be introduced by Jules Ehrhardt, Founder of FKTRY, a Creative Capital Studio of expert-practitioners who work with companies to solve success-critical challenges in return for equity.

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    Private Zoom Meeting

    • June 25 2020
    • 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Design Driven Development

    We invite Brick & Wonder members to join a roundtable focused on sharing a real estate development idea, all while soliciting feedback from the co-leaders and the community, pose a question about the risks and rewards of initiating real estate development projects as a non-developer and sharing a partnership idea for real estate development projects. This roundtable will be hosted by Peter Guthrie - Co-Founder of DDG Partners and Jared Della Valle - Founder of Alloy.

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    Private Zoom Meeting

    • June 11 2020
    • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Office Hours

    We invite Brick & Wonder members to join an informal Office Hours meetup via Zoom. The meeting will be hosted by the Brick & Wonder team and will encourage discourse among members in relation to specific projects and challenges they wish to discuss. Members are welcome to drop by the session for part or all of this session. 

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    Private Zoom Meeting

    • June 4 2020
    • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Hiring Project Teams – Who Gets Hired & Why

    We invite you to join our remote Panel Discussion on Hiring Project Teams - Who Gets Hired & Why, examining the critical process of finding, hiring, and running teams for risky and complex projects in real estate, design and the built environment. Our panelists leading the session are: Gregg Pasquarelli, Co-Founder, SHoP Architecture; Adrienne Hepler, Principal & Chief Operating Officer, Levien & Company; Ron McCoy, University Architect at Princeton University; Jonathan Jones, Director of Capital Projects, BAM, and Susanna Sirefman, President, Dovetail Design Strategists. The Panel will be moderated by Drew Lang, Founder, Brick & Wonder.

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    Public Zoom Webinar

    • May 28 2020
    • 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Image Secrets – How To Create & Utilize Imagery

    We invite Brick & Wonder members to join a remote Zoom session focused on answering key challenges while creating images of your work to optimally market your products or services, how to hire photographers, publicists, branding or marketing professionals to help promote grow your company. This roundtable will be hosted by Photographer Scott Frances, James Sanderson - Principal at Studio Sanderson, and Christine Abbate - President of Novita PR.

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    Private Zoom Meeting

    • May 21 2020
    • 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Creativity You Can See Through – A Peek Inside Henrybuilt’s Finishing Studio

    Continuing our Site Visits series (virtually for now!), we're offering Brick & Wonder members and any guests who'd like to join a tour of Henrybuilt's finishing studio in Seattle, led by Co-Head of Production, Allen Breaux and VP of Marketing, Molly McDermott Walsh. When it comes to finishes, creativity can be boundless in concept, but its execution must be weighed against several important factors - such as consistency, durability, sustainability, maintenance and cleanability. Join us as Allen takes us through his thoughtful and methodical approach in developing expert finishes for Henrybuilt's discerning clients.

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    Public Zoom Webinar

    • May 14 2020
    • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Innovate or Disappear: The Future of Hospitality

    We invite you to join our Zoom Panel Discussion, titled Innovate or Disappear: The Future of Hospitality, exploring where we go from here in hotels, restaurants and co-working spaces. How do we reinvent space, design, and interiors for a post COVID world? Panelists include R.P. Eddy, CEO of Ergo; Ryan Simonetti, CEO of Convene; award-winning interior designer, Matthew Goodrich; Aliya Khan, VP of Design at Marriott International, and moderation by Scott Williams, President of The Nantucket Project.

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    Public Zoom Webinar

    • May 7 2020
    • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Building Technology

    We invite Brick & Wonder members to join a remote Zoom session focused on understanding the relationship between buildings and technology. This workshop aims to educate those designing, developing or constructing buildings that layer in technologies to enhance the experience of building occupants, from smart lighting to integrated sound systems, shading, wireless technology and more. The workshop will be hosted by Brick & Wonder member Jamie Propp, founder of Techmenity, and 101 Warren St Building Board President Todd Mitty.

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    Private Zoom Meeting

    • April 30 2020
    • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Telling Your Story

    We invite Brick & Wonder members to join a remote Zoom session focused on elevating your point-of-view through the power of narrative. Like a house, stories must be designed with blueprints, renderings, and materials. This workshop aims to demystify the narrative process for clients and collaborators. This workshop will be hosted by narrative filmmaking studio, 1504, co-founded by Brick & Wonder members Mark Slagle and Tyler Jones. 

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    Private Zoom Meeting

    • April 23 2020
    • 9:00 am - 10:45 am

    Client Relations And Retention

    We invite Brick & Wonder members to join a remote Zoom session focused on building client relations and retention and how to maintain an open and positive relationship. This roundtable will be hosted by Nina Stern, COO at Rockwell Group and Business Consultant, Sandi Feinblum.

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    Remote Zoom Session

    • April 16 2020
    • 3:00 pm

    Real Estate Markets in Times of Crisis

    We invite you to join a remote Zoom session focused on understanding the Real Estate Marketing implications and considerations of the COVID-19 crisis. This Panel Discussion will be hosted by NYC Townhouse expert Jed Garfield, Partner at Leslie J Garfield; Vickey Barron, Top Real Estate Broker at Compass; James Nelson - Principal at Avison Young; Debbie Doern - Senior Vice President of Sales at Houlihan Lawrence; Moderated by Drew Lang, Founder of Brick & Wonder.

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    Remote Zoom Session

    • April 9 2020
    • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Employment & Construction Law – Crisis Considerations

    We invite Brick & Wonder members to join a remote Zoom session focused on understanding the ethical and legal considerations of the COVID-19 crisis including employment law and construction law. This workshop will be hosted by Employment Law expert Hayley Dryer, Partner at Cullen Dykman, and David Pfeffer, Real Estate Lawyer at Tater Krinsky & Drogin.

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    • April 2 2020
    • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Deciphering the CARES Act

    Kicking off our new Workshops series, we invite Brick & Wonder members to join a remote Zoom session focused on understanding the tax, accounting, finance and insurance implications of the COVID-19 crisis. This workshop will be hosted by design firm insurance specialist Rich Standing, and $0-5m business CPA and tax specialist Drew Benenson.

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    Remote Zoom Session

    • March 26 2020
    • 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Setting Your Business Culture

    We invite Brick & Wonder members to join a remote Zoom session focused on answering the challenges you have faced with the onset of COVID-19 and how it's affecting your business culture in relation to employees, clients, growth, staying alive. This roundtable will be hosted by Nancy Kleppel - Founder of Kleppel Consulting and Peter Ferzan - Founder of Ferzan Company.

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    Remote Zoom Session

    • March 11 2020
    • 8:45 am - 10:30 am

    The Waldorf Astoria New York

    We're delighted to offer Brick & Wonder members an exclusive peek into the renovation of one of New Yorks' most storied landmarks, the Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue. The tour will be hosted by Brick & Wonder member, Casey Drake - part of the Waldorf Towers development team.

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    The Waldorf Astoria

    • February 20 2020
    • 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    The Sustainable Building Imperative

    We invite Brick & Wonder members to join a roundtable focused on describing a sustainable building failure you have directly experienced and posing a pressing question you have in relation to struggles you have faced in designing and building sustainably. This roundtable will be hosted by Greg - Hale Senior Advisor at NYSERDA and John Braley -Real Estate and Development Professional at Delos.

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    Spring Place Private Dining Room

    • February 6 - 2 2020
    • 8:45 am - 10:45 am

    Saga & Crown Shy

    Introducing our new Site Visits series, we are offering Brick & Wonder members a tour of historic Art Deco building, 70 Pine St, including access to the new fine dining restaurant, SAGA, currently under construction across the top four floors of the building.
    RSVP: Only 20 spots available.

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    70 Pine Street

    • January 23 2020
    • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Defining & Articulating Growth Opportunities

    We invite Brick & Wonder members to join a roundtable focused on specific, near term or long term growth strategies you are currently considering, or in the midst of implementing, and answers to whether these growth strategies are right for you. This workshop will be hosted by Brendan Muha - Partner at ReD and Sandra Cariglio.

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    Spring Place Private Dining Room