Touro College’s Graduate School of Business and Academy for Continuing Education Presents 3-day “Tips From The Tops” Urban Retreat Program for Residential Real Estate Professionals

Date: May 14, 2009
Dr. Bernard Lander, president and founder of Touro College, center, cuts the ribbon marking the Grand Opening of the newly-refurbished lobby at 65 Broadway, location of Touro College’s Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Bernard Lander, president and founder of Touro College, center, cuts the ribbon marking the Grand Opening of the newly-refurbished lobby at 65 Broadway, location of Touro College’s Graduate School of Business.
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Speakers Include Howard Lorber, Kent Swig, Adrienne Albert, Richard Mack, Peter Marra.

New York, N.Y. - Touro College’s Graduate School of Business, in conjunction with the Academy for Continuing Education, yesterday launched an Urban Retreat program for residential real estate professionals titled, “Tips From the Tops.” The program is to be presented over three days: on Wednesday, May 13, Friday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 20 at the School, located at 65 Broadway in New York City. May 13 also marked the Grand Opening of the newly-refurbished lobby at 65 Broadway, which featured a ribbon-cutting presided over by Touro College President Dr. Bernard Lander.

Headed by Dr. Michael Williams, dean of Touro College’s Graduate School of Business, and Esther Muller, co-founder of the Academy for Continuing Education and a professor of residential real estate at Touro College’s Graduate School of Business, the Urban Retreat’s roster of speakers featured top people in the real estate field, including Howard Lorber, chairman, Prudential Douglas Elliman; Kent Swig, president, Swig Equities; Adrienne Albert, CEO, The Marketing Directors; Richard Mack, North America CEO, AREA; Peter Marra, executive vice president and managing director of sales, Brown Harris Stevens; and others.

“I am proud to be part of the inauguration of the first historic educational real estate program of its kind,” said Dr. Lander at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “This is an important event in our lives and in the world of housing and its role in the economy - which is so important to our future. Touro College is revolutionizing this very important profession that is being relaunched within the financial capital of the world for the economy of tomorrow.”

Participants are to receive 22-1/2 hours of continuing-education credit towards license renewal. Those attending are also receiving complimentary signed copies of Ms. Muller’s new book, “Tips From the Tops: What You Need to Know About Buying and Selling Co-operative and Condominium Apartments.”

At various times during the conference Professor Muller is addressing such topics as fair housing, affordable housing and investing in today’s real estate market. Dean Michael Williams is speaking on a variety of topics including high performance, team-building and professional assessments, as well graduate business degrees and certifications available at the School. Carter Horsley, an editor with The New York Timesfor 26 years and currently editorial director for CityRealty.com, is presenting a history of 65 Broadway and its surrounding neighborhood.

Further information is available by calling 212-262-2662.

Founded in 1998, Touro College's Graduate School of Business seeks to educate leaders for the business world through a rigorous curriculum that integrates theory and practice with the development of critical thinking skills, teamwork and business communications. The Graduate School's unique global learning environment is enhanced by its location at 65 Wall Street, in the heart of New York City's financial district--one of the world's leading business capitals--providing students with exposure to the world's leading companies and organizations.