Jeffrey Pliskin, President and CEO of Pliskin Realty & Development (www.pliskinrealty.com, Garden City, NY), a prominent New York-Metropolitan area retail real estate brokerage, property management and investment firm, recently served as a panelist for a breakfast and panel discussion on the “State of the Real Estate Industry.” The event held at the Crest Hollow Country Club (Woodbury, NY) was attended by members of the region’s real estate, financial and broader business communities. Pliskin’s expertise was tapped on Long Island’s retail market and how it compared with the nation’s market. He discussed the region’s vacancy rate trends, as well as retail building sales and lease activity. Compared with the nation, Pliskin shared that Long Island has the fifth lowest retail space vacancy rate in the nation and the second lowest in the Northeast, behind Fairfield County.
Serving as a Keynote Speaker for the event was Deputy County Executive & Commissioner for Suffolk County Joanne Minieri, CPA. The panel discussion moderator was Maury D. Golbert, CPA, JD, LL.M, Tax Partner at Berdon and the keynote question and answer session moderator was Meyer Mintz, CPA, JD, LL.M, Tax Partner at Berdon. Pliskin was joined on the panel by James L. Coughlan, Principal and Co-Founder of TRITEC Real Estate Company, Inc., David Pennetta, Executive Director, SIOR, LEED of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. and Matthew B. Whalen, Senior Vice President of Development at AvalonBay Communities, Inc. The event was sponsored by Long Island Business News, Berdon LLP, Herman Katz Conemi & Cyne, LLP, the Long Island Contractors Association and Long Island Real Estate Group.