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What is the Future of the Real Estate Market?



FLUSHING, NY, Nov. 30 2010 – According to economists, the residential real estate market is close to the bottom, while commercial real estate is still in pain. Are there any signs that the national real estate market is on the mend?  If not, what will it take to get it on the road to recovery?

Howard M. Sipzner, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Brandywine Realty Trust, will address those issues in his presentation, “The Future of Real Estate Markets:  Opportunities and Challenges,” at Queens College on Friday, December 10.  The free breakfast forum will begin at 8 am in the fourth floor ballroom of the college’s Student Union. 

Headquartered in Radnor, Pa., Brandywine Realty Trust is one of the nation’s largest, publicly traded, full-service, real estate investment trusts (REIT) that owns, develops and manages class-A suburban and urban office properties.  Sipzner oversees all of Brandywine’s financial activities including accounting, SEC reporting, budgeting, investments, human resources, cash flow, investor relations and capital markets. 

Prior to joining Brandywine in 2007, Sipzner served as executive vice president of Equity One, a publicly-traded shopping center REIT which, through acquisitions, developments and strategic transactions he helped turn into a $3 billion company.  Sipzner currently serves on the boards of the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia and the Queens College Foundation.  He holds a BA degree from QC and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

The QC Business Forum is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  To register, call 718-997-2920 (Yifat Anteri) or Email  Complimentary parking is available.  For directions, go to:

The QC Business Forum was launched in the fall of 2005. Sponsored by the
Queens Borough President’s Office; Queens Chamber of Commerce; Queens Courier; Queens Economic Development Corp.; Farrell Fritz P.C.; PricewaterhouseCoopers; and TD Bank, the forum acts as a catalyst within the diverse areas of Queens, bringing together the business
community, local government, academia, and students to provide an opportunity for town and gown to interact. Influential leaders in a number of fields serve as keynote speakers at its breakfast lectures, touching on issues vital to the Queens business community. The forum’s
theme this year, Looking Toward the Future, is reflected in the subject matter of the seminars.

Each forum fosters discussions that provide insight on how local businesses are seizing opportunities and profitably adapting to changes in business and regulatory conditions.



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