6:00pm 6:00pm

AREPA Distinguished Guest Speaker Event

George Xu, CEO and Regional Center Principal of Century Development Group

Founded and headed by George Xu, Century Development Group is an integrated Real Estate Development Company. Since the late 1990’s, Mr. Xu has been involved in the developments of residential, commercial, mixed-use and hospitality projects primarily in the borough of Queens, New York. To date, George Xu has worked on over a million square feet of real estate developments; mixed-use developments including residential, hospitality, office, and retail. The total value of his completed projects is calculated to be over $237, 000,000. The net worth of his current and developing projects is anticipated to be over $421,000,000. The total assets of his projects is over $658,000,000. The company has been playing an important role in the real estate market, particularly in Queens County, New York City. Century Development Group’s mission is to create value for our investors, partners as well as the neighborhood and community in which it serve. It believes in Quality, Value and Integrity.

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The event will take place on:

Tuesday September 19, 2017

from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Herrick, Feinstein LLP

2 Park Avenue (between 32nd and 33rd Streets), 14th Floor New York, New York 10016

Tickets for the event: $50

*Note: Seating is limited and this event is expected to sell out. Tickets for the event is $50.00 and Free for 2017 AREPA members. For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to 

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6:00pm 6:00pm

AREPA Summer Networking Event

The event will take place on:

Tuesday June 13, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Cloud Social Rooftop Bar New York Manhattan Hotel 6 West 32nd Street, New York, NY. Tickets for the event: Free for 2017 AREPA members; General Admission Tickets are $15

*Note: If you plan to purchase tickets at the event, please do it ASAP as this event will sell out.

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6:00pm 6:00pm

AREPA Distinguished Guest Speaker Event on March 23, 2017 (Sorry the event is sold out! Welcome to join our next event!)

Greenland USA Overview:

Greenland USA was established in 2013 as a subsidiary of Greenland Holding Group, which is publicly traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and ranked 311th on the Fortune Global 500. Greenland Group has developed properties in 26 provinces in China as well as in nine countries on four continents. Greenland couples their international expertise in large-scale, mixed-use properties. To date, Greenland has invested more than $8B in projects on the east and west coast.

Gang Hu | President & CEO

Gang Hu has served as President and CEO of Greenland USA since November 2015.

With nearly twenty years of experience in real estate development planning, construction, sales and marketing, Mr. Hu oversees the development of Greenland USA’s $6 billion in assets and explores new opportunities. Mr. Hu joined Greenland Group in June 2003 as the assistant general director of the company’s Northeast Division, overseeing projects from preparation to completion. In this role he oversaw the construction of the 400,000-square-foot Shanghai City residential complex in Changchun, China. Prior to joining Greenland Group, he was the deputy general director of the Baltic Pearl project in St. Petersburg, the largest residential development in Russia, and was also deputy general director of the work on the region’s largest shopping center, Pearl Plaza, located within Baltic Pearl. Mr. Hu received his bachelor’s degree in construction management from the Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology.

Joshua Cohen | Vice President and General Counsel, Eastern Region

Joshua Cohen practiced real estate law at some of the largest NYC law firms, focusing on the representation of clients in the negotiation of all aspects of transactional commercial real estate, including acquisitions and dispositions, financings, joint ventures, leases and development. Joshua focused on all real estate asset classes, including office, multi-family, condominium and hospitality. During his private practice, Joshua completed over $5 Billion in real estate transactions. Joshua is currently Vice President and General Counsel – Eastern Region for Greenland USA, representing Greenland USA in all legal aspects relating to the Pacific Park Brooklyn project, a $6 Billion mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn being co-developed by Greenland USA and Forest City Ratner Companies. Joshua Cohen has a BA, summa cum laude, from Yeshiva University, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM (Taxation) from New York University School of Law.

The event will take place on:                                                                                                

Thursday March 23, 2017

from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


at  Herrick, Feinstein LLP

2 Park Avenue (between 32nd and 33rd Streets), 14th Floor

New York, New York 10016 

Tickets for the event:  $50

 A reception with wine, beer, soda and

hors d’oeuvres will be provided. This event is generously sponsored by           

Flushing Bank

*Note: Seating is limited and this event will sell out FAST!  Tickets for the event is $50.00 and Free for 2017 AREPA members. For membership information and to purchase tickets, please go to

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AREPA Distinguished Guest Speaker Event (Sorry this event is sold out) Please join us for our next Distinguished Speaker event on Thursday March 23, 2017.



Speaker Biography

Shang Dai

Founder and CEO of Kuafu Properties:

Shang Dai is Chief Executive Officer and a managing partner of Kuafu Properties. Mr. Dai is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, overall management of the firm, the pursuit of new development opportunities and corporate acquisitions and financing activities across all business platforms. As founder of Dai & Associates, P.C., Mr. Dai has extensive experience in real estate acquisition and development and project financing. Mr. Dai has advised and represented many Chinese investors to establish and expand their business in the U.S., especially in the real estate market. Through his practice, Mr. Dai successfully built a bridge between Chinese capital and U.S. investment opportunities by working with excellent professional teams and major players in the local real estate market and positioning himself well to help Chinese investors avoid pitfalls and seize great opportunities. Prior to his practice in New York, Mr. Dai worked as in-house counsel for China Construction First Building (Group) Corporation Limited. Mr. Dai received his LL.B. from Nankai University and LL.M. from William & Mary Law School.

About Kuafu Properties:

Kuafu Properties LLC is a privately held, fully integrated real estate development and investment company based in New York City. Kuafu was established with the vision of being the ultimate bridge between Chinese and other international investors to the overseas real estate market in the United States. Kuafu’s focus is on creating high quality mixed-use projects which are rich in detail and originality. Kuafu's vision is to be one of the premier real estate owner/developers in New York City. Kuafu has a few exciting projects in New York City with over 1 million square-foot development and investment in NYC. 

Company Website:

Hosted at the law offices of Herrick, Feinstein LLP.

A reception with wine, beer, soda, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

This event is generously sponsored by Suffolk County National Bank.

This event is free for 2016 members and for those signing up for 2017 AREPA membership.

For AREPA membership and events information:


Thu, December 1, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY

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6:00pm 6:00pm

AREPA Fall Networking Event

Please note the room for the AREPA Fall 2016 Networking Event has changed from The Blue Room to The Drift (directly above The Blue Room) at Ganservoort Hotel Park Avenue.

The event will take place on:

Tuesday September 13, 2016 From 6:00 to 9:00 pm

GansevoortHotel -TheBlueRoom(IvyLounge) 420 Park Avenue South, New York, NY

(Between 28th and 29th Street Park Avenue South)

Tickets for the event: Free for AREPA 2016 members General Admission Tickets are $15.00 At the door $20.00

*Note: Tickets are expected to sell out fast, so please purchase early

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6:00pm 6:00pm

AREPA Distinguished Speaker Event

Shibber Khan

Developer and Investor, Criterion Group Biography:

Mr. Khan will be speaking on Criterion’s two projects currently under construction including  11-39 49th Avenue, Long Island City, and 30-77 Vernon Boulevard & 30-80 12th Street, Astoria. 14 years ago, in 2002, Shibber founded Criterion Group, under which he started his first construction project, an 8 unit building. Shibber was intimately involved with every stage of the development platform, from sweeping the site to developing architectural plans and applying for tax abatements. This experience has allowed him to master the entire process of development and construction, including working with the Department of Transportation, Department of Buildings, and acquiring financing. Each project has progressively and organically grown into the large-scale projects, at an average of 300 units per building that Criterion is embarking upon today. As one of the first developers in the area, Criterion continues to focus on primarily multifamily residential projects in Western Queens (Astoria/LIC). Criterion and its staff, all of whom call Western Queens home (most since childhood), are intimately familiar with every block of these inter-connected neighborhoods. Currently, Criterion controls 2.5 million SF of total development rights. 

The event will take place on:

Thursday June 16, 2016

from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

at Herrick, Feinstein LLP
2 Park Avenue (between 32
nd and 33rd Streets), 14th Floor New York, New York 10016

Ticket Price for non-AREPA Member: $25 Ticket Price for 2016 AREPA Member: FREE

A reception with wine, beer, soda, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

This event is generously sponsored by Signature Bank

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8:00am 8:00am

Crain's Real Estate Conference Building Solutions


Crain's will bring New York’s most impressive players in real estate and government to explore the next stage in the development of the far west side and Hudson Yards. Meanwhile, real estate stakeholders seem unable to compromise on legislation that would resurrect a key subsidy program that expired at the end of 2015. Crain’s explores the hottest issues impacting the city’s most important industry.

Crain's Real Estate Conference: Building Solutions
Monday, May 2, 2016 | 8AM-12PM
Sheraton New York Times Square | 811 Seventh Avenue | NYC

Tickets: $300/person
**Enter discount code "arepa2016" for 10% off tickets.
For questions: Ashlee Schuppius, , 212.210.0739

Plenary: The Birth of a Neighborhood and Beyond 
Daniel L. Doctoroff, Chief Executive Officer, Sidewalk Labs
Stephen Ross, Chairman & Founder, Related Companies
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer

*Panel Discussion: The future of the 421-a tax break - and rental housing
in New York
John Banks, President, Real Estate Board of New York
Vicki Been, Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development  
Gary LaBarbera, President, Building & Construction Trades Council
of Greater New York
Ron Moelis, Co-founder, L+M Development Partners
of Greater New York

*Panel Discussion: Taking the measure of Penn Station and the Cuomo administration’s plans for it
Gina Pollara, President, The Municipal Art Society of New York
Chris Ward, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive, Metro New York, AECOM

*Additional speakers to be confirmed.

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6:00pm 6:00pm

The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) Upcoming Networking Event and Discussion with distinguished guest: Developer Ian Bruce Eichner

AREPA is pleased to present developer Ian Bruce Eichner as its Distinguished Guest Speaker on Thursday October 9, 2014 from 6PM to 8PM.  There will also be an opportunity for networking during a reception held for AREPA members and guests who attend this event.

To purchase your tickets, please click the following link to AREPA’s Eventbrite webpage:

For more information about Ian Bruce Eichner and the Continuum Company, please visit the following webpage:


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6:00pm 6:00pm

Complimentary Networking Event

The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a networking event on June 10th, Tuesday from 6:00PM to 8:30PM at Studio XXI located at 59 West 21st Street (btw 5th and 6th ave.).  There will be no charge for this event.  Cash bar and appetizers will be served.  For further inquiries or membership information, please go to or website at

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6:00pm 6:00pm



LOCATION: Herrick Feinstein, 2 Park Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10016

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The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) will host a speaker event from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue (Between 32nd and 33rd St) , 14th Floor, New York, New York 10016. Mr. Michael Meyer President of TDC Development will be speaking about the 1.2 Million Sq Ft Flushing Commons Project. The Flushing Commons Project is being co- developed with the Rockefeller Group Development Company. 

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