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JCC of Marine Park & CHYE – JCON Real Estate Summit Major Success!


It was an evening of networking and knowledge for real estate entrepreneurs as the Jewish Community Council of Marine Park, Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs, and EPI Networking teamed up for the third annual JCON Real Estate Summit on Tuesday, May 8th.  The premier real estate event for the Jewish community, was held at The Dyker Beach Golf Course with on-site parking and buffet dinner provided.


“Real estate is the one of the main industries in the Jewish community and a tremendous area of growth,” explained CHYE director Rabbi Yehoshua Werde.  “For the past five years, we have been offering support to those who are starting out, with numerous events helping young entrepreneurs get on their feet and succeed in business.”


The program was comprised of seminars and classes in real estate from well-known companies in the industry, and speed mentoring during a general networking session. The summit kicked off with four concurrent breakout sessions tackling how to get prime listings by Yona Edelkopf, president and CEO of EMH Commercial Realty, securing funding by Abe Bergman, managing partner of Eastern Union, leveraging assets by Aron Gottlieb, senior VP of Diversified Capital, and dealing with management issues by Ephraim Fruchthandler, VP of Empire State Management, followed by a keynote address delivered by Jordan Slone, CEO of Harbor Group International.


Other well-known figures in the real estate world who were available to participants for speed mentoring and networking during a two hour buffet dinner was, Eli Verschleiser, partner and chairman of Multi Group of Companies LLC, Akiva Kurland CPA, CEO of Yellow Jacket Ventures, Mark Caller, founder and CEO of The Marcal Group, Ephraim Vashovsky, principal Vasco Ventures, Eli Karp, founder and CEO of Hello Living, Daren Raiken, director of acquisitions of Kushner Real Estate Group, Chaim Kirschenbaum, managing partner of Iris Holdings Group, Gershon Eichhorn, of Up Realty LLC, Efraim Tessler, vice president of sales of Keller Williams NYC and many others.


“It is rewarding to see this partnership help people start investing in properties or become engaged in the real estate industry and grow in it, allowing many people to support their families and bring jobs into the community,” said Shea Rubenstein, co-founder and executive vice president of the JCCMP.


This event was an excellent opportunity all those who sought to gain more insight into the real estate industry and for successful businessmen to share their expertise with the young entrepreneurs of the next generation and help give them the chance to make a parnassah.


Joining JCCMP, CHYE and EPI as proud sponsors were Madison Title, Eastern Union, Signature Bank, Fidella Insurance, JBuilders of NY, FM Home Loans, Mark J. Nussbaum & Assoc., All Going Realty, and the Jewish Press.


We are looking forward to our next JCON Event. Stay tuned!


  L-R Aryeh Brecher, Rabbi Yehoshua Werde, and Shea Rubinstein.

  L-R Rabbi Yehoshua Werde, Jeffrey Shalom, and Yona Edelkopf.

   L-R Jordon Slone, CEO of Harbor Group Intl., and Joe Apfelbaum, founder of AJAX Union.

Audience at Jordon Slone’s Keynote Address.

Crowd during general network.  

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