Real Estate and Construction After the Crisis: Forecasting the Impact for the Next 18 Months

Real Estate and Construction After the Crisis: Forecasting the Impact for the Next 18 Months

Please join us for an in-depth conversation with Barry B. LePatner, Esq., Rob Ivanhoe, Esq. and Jonathan Ninnis on Real Estate and the Construction after the COVID-19 crises.

Our discussion will be live on Zoom. Register to join the conversation. We will send a link to registered participants before the event.

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Barry B. LePatner, Esq.
Barry B. LePatner is founder of the New York City-based law firm LePatner & Associates, LLP and LePatner Project Solutions LLC. For over three decades, he has been a prominent voice on business and legal issues affecting the real estate, design, and construction industries. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading advisors to corporate and institutional clients, real estate owners, and design professionals. Mr. LePatner has also been awarded the distinction of Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. He has been ranked as one of the top ten real estate attorneys in New York City by the New York Observer.

A November 2007 Governing magazine article stated, “If there’s a guru of construction industry reform, it’s LePatner.” In November 2008, an article in New York magazine referred to Mr. LePatner as “a Cassandra of infrastructure.”

Mr. LePatner is recognized as a thought leader in the construction industry. His book, Too Big to Fall: America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward (Foster Publishing / University Press of New England, 2010), timely described the perilous state of the nation’s aging infrastructure. With thirty-five years of experience as a construction lawyer, he brings a special understanding of the engineering, business, and legal issues attendant to the design and construction processes.

Read more about Mr. LePatner here.


Robert Ivanhoe, Esq.
Robert J. Ivanhoe is Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig and Co-Chair of the REIT Practice. He concentrates his practice in sophisticated real estate structures, financings, workouts, restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions of all asset classes of real estate. Mr. Ivanhoe is actively involved in real estate industry current affairs and is regularly asked to write and lecture on industry topics.

Mr. Ivanhoe has been recognized by Chambers and Partners USA, The New York Observer and Real Estate New York as one of the leading real estate attorneys in New York City and throughout the United States. He has represented numerous nationally-recognized owner/developer and institutional lender/investor clients domestically and internationally for more than 30 years. Robert is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Operating Committee.

Jonathan Ninnis, RA – Principal and CEO
Jonathan serves as Principal and CEO of OC Development Management. OC is a Construction Management services firm specializing in commercial repositioning, corporate interiors and base building redevelopments across all real state sectors. As the firm’s CEO, Mr. Ninnis remains actively involved in the daily execution of OC’s projects while also setting the strategic direction of the company.

Mr. Ninnis brings to the table more than 20 years of experience and unlike many others in the field, a foundation in architecture with a highly technical background and knowledge in both design and construction. This expertise by nature creates a pro-active rather than reactive management style and allows a strategic approach to the many facets of completing a complex project.

Prior to founding OC Development Management, Mr. Ninnis has held positions throughout the Real Estate Industry including Vice President of Development at L&L Holding Company, Senior Associate at VVA Project Managers, and Managing Agent at Citi for Cushman and Wakefield. These positions have allowed Jonathan to complete prestigious projects for many well-known clients such as Citi, JP Morgan, NYU Langone Medical Center, City University of New York, the Union Club of the City of New York, Beacon Capital and many others. Over the course of his career, Jonathan has completed over $800 million in projects spanning across 4.5 million square feet of real estate throughout the greater NYC, NJ, and Boston areas.

Mr. Ninnis is a registered architect and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Jonathan also serves on NJIT’s, Dean’s Executive Counsel.