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Many events have been cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and real estate has been especially affected by this development because of its reliance on networking and knowledge sharing.

However, many organizers have decided to move their events online, hosting webinars and offering online courses. So, if you want to come out of lockdown with a better knowledge of the New York City real estate market, here are eight upcoming real estate conferences taking place online to consider.

Looking Ahead: Changes to The Office Sector – April 28

The office sector, with New York City as one of its major U.S. markets, has been affected to a significant degree by COVID-19. Part of a series of 30-minute webinars, this session’s topic will be the impact of the coronavirus on commercial real estate investments and operations.

The webinar will feature Jason Burian, Managing Partner & Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice Leader of CohnReznick.

Navigating Transactions Amid Economic Turmoil – April 28

While the economic downturn is set apart from past events by its root cause — a global pandemic — there are still lessons to be learned from previous recessions. This webinar aims to do just that by analyzing how previous economic recessions developed in order to provide a better idea of how to react to the current situation.

The event will feature leading industry figures, such as Mark Wancier, head of the Metropolitan Commercial Bank, and Mark Bahiri, co-founder of Emerald Creek Capital. Discussion topics will include how underwriting standards and practices have been affected by the pandemic, how different asset classes are seen in the current context and more.

2020 Midtown Forum – April 29

Midtown Manhattan was already undergoing a transformation prior to COVID-19. Rezoning policies contributed to a boom in high-rise towers, but large-scale developments may be even more significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The panel speaking at the 2020 Midtown Forum will discuss how the real estate industry — commercial and retail in particular — might be affected by the outbreak, while also attempting to paint a picture of Midtown’s future.

Commercial Real Estate Leases – April 30

This online course aimed at real estate professionals looks at the latest strategies and trends for commercial real estate leasing practices in today’s unique environment.

The webcast will feature analyses of several topics, including retail leases, assignments and subleases. It will also feature a live Q&A session.

NYSAR’s Webinar Series – May 1-29

The New York State Association of Realtors hosts webinars every Friday, offering real estate agents the opportunity to continue learning and discover ways to adapt during the lockdown.

The webinars cover topics ranging from maintaining a positive mindset during the pandemic to suggestions for successful business ideas after the quarantine ends. There are also online courses that can help agents meet their continuing education requirements.

BuiltWorlds Digital Summit 2020 – May 5-8

Technology is one of the driving forces of real estate and construction, and promising opportunities like the Internet of Things (IoT) stand to revolutionize the way these industries operate. Spanning four days, this year’s BuiltWorlds Digital Summit will bring together dozens of speakers who will explore innovative applications of technology in categories like construction, property management and finance. The event will also feature demo pitches from industry startups.

2020 Spring Meeting Webinar Series – May 11-June 19

This series of 15 webinars spanning six weeks aims to help real estate professionals share knowledge and connect with industry experts. Topics to be discussed include the future of retail, transit-oriented development, the importance of experience as an amenity in real estate leasing and more. With so many scheduled webinars, you’ll certainly find something that interests you.

COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Real Estate – May 13

This webinar is a follow-up to one from April 2nd (for which a full recording is available). The panel of experts will use the latest market data and economic indicators to analyze the effects of the quarantine, both nationally and regionally.

Industry experts will also look at tools that enable social distancing, what the economic recovery period might look like, while also answering audience questions.

Inman Connect Now – June 2-4

Inman Connect Now is one of the major real estate events in early June. This digital event features thousands of agents, brokers, executives and tech professionals, and offers networking opportunities that can help real estate professionals find viable solutions during the pandemic.

Attendees will discuss problems and solutions together during live sessions, as well as share their opinions on the real estate tech that is poised to transform the industry.

PropertyShark is also hosting a weekly series of webinars on various real estate topics. Check out the full schedule here.

Lucian Alixandrescu

Lucian Alixandrescu

Lucian is a copywriter for the CommercialCafe team. He has several years of experience as a freelance writer and is eager to learn about all things real estate and marketing. His work has been featured by publications such as Forbes, The Business Journals and Bisnow.