2018 NYC Development Finance Conference


Development Finance Conference 2018: Investing for Impact in NYC is one of the premier events on NYC investment opportunities.

Date: Monday, September 17, 2018 
Time: Noon-5:30 pm* 
Location: Convene, 117 West 46 th Street, New York, NY 10036

 Investing for Impact in NYC

Gain exclusive insight to the public and private investments shaping New York City’s future. Learn from experts across real estate, finance, life science, tech, and City government, as they discuss unique opportunities to leverage the City’s investment capabilities to achieve growth.

Get a unique look at how one of the world's largest cities is investing to drive development and grow jobs. Hear from experts on zoning, commercial real estate, finance, and transportation about the innovative strategies to uphold the city's position as a global business hub.

*Lunch will be provided at noon; networking reception to follow program.

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is the City’s primary engine for economic development. NYCEDC is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, equitable, and sustainable urban economy. We are making sure that whatever happens next, happens right here in New York City—and that all New Yorkers are a part of it.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on Development Finance Conference 2018 sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected].

Convene (www.convene.com) is the fastest-growing network of full-service, tech-enabled meeting, event, and flexible workspaces. Founded in 2009, Convene has locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, with plans to expand globally. The company has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes, one of LinkedIn’s Most In-Demand Startups, one of America’s fastest growing companies and Best Workplaces of 2018 by Inc. Magazine, and the #11 Best Workplace in New York by Fortune Magazine.

DFC Sponsors


  • Consul-General of Australia to New York
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • CEO, Industry City
  • 17th U.S. Transportation Secretary and Founder and Managing Partner, Related Infrastructure
  • Managing Director of the Center for Financial Markets, The Milken Institute
  • President New York Tri-State Region, Newmark Knight Frank
  • Senior Vice President, Strategic Investments Group, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • EVP Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard
  • Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • President & CEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Founder and Executive Director, Tech:NYC
  • Head of Life Science UK/EMEA, Colliers International
  • Head of the Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs
  • Director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Commission
  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, L&L MAG
  • Executive Vice President, Asset Management Revenue, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Partner and Chair of the Land Use and Zoning Group, Herrick
  • Editor and Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
  • Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi
  • Senior Consultant, The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Co-Founder and CEO, Convene
  • Executive Vice President, RXR Realty
  • Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Vice Chairman, Capital Markets Group, Cushman & Wakefield
  • President & Chief Executive Officer, BioMed Realty
  • VP, SAP.iO