Metro Region Membership Breakfast and Building a Better Business Seminar
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This breakfast will feature guest speaker Edward V. Piccinich, COO, SL Green Realty Corp. After the Membership Meeting there's a Building a Better Business Seminar and will require separate registration.

When: Thursday, March 7, 2019
8:00 AM-9:30 AM Metro Meeting (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Business Seminar)
Where: The Union League Club, Lincoln Hall
38 East 37th Street
New York, New York  10016
United States
Presenter: Edward V. Piccinich, Chief Operating Officer, SL Green
Contact: Tina Deale

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8:00 - 9:30 AM: Metro Membership Breakfast

Featuring Guest Speaker Edward V. Piccinich, COO, SL Green Realty Corp., New York's largest owner of Commercial Real Estate. 
Piccinich will discuss development in NYC, with a focus on One Vanderbilt, a state-of-the-art office tower currently under construction next to Grand Central Terminal.  (Bio)

 8:00 - 8:30 AM Full Buffet Breakfast & Networking

 8:30 - 9:30 AM

    •  Vicki Arbitrio, Chair, Metro Region

  Introduction of Guest Speaker:
    •  Bernie McNeilly, Program Chair, Metro Region

   Guest Speaker: Ed Piccinich

 9:30 - 10:30 AM  Build a Better Business Seminar
(requires separate registration, see below)


The Union League Club is a private club. The dress code is business attire.

Sponsorship available 

Register online or download the registration flyer.

Fee Schedule for Membership Meeting Only: Members $90 | Table of 10 $900 | Non-Members $135 | Table of 10 $1350

Special thanks to our Sponsors!

AV Sponsor: SL Green Realty Corp.

Platinum: LanganRisk Strategies CompanySTV Group and Thornton Tomasetti
KS Engineers, P.C. and SI Engineering, P.C.
GZA Geo Environmental of New York


9:30 - 10:30 AM:  Building a Better Business Seminar: “Getting Employees to Think (and Act) Like Owners”

Note: The Business Seminar is separate from the Membership Breakfast and requires a separate registration.

(after the Membership Meeting)
Grant Room, 3rd Floor Mezzanine

Robert J. Brewer, CPA CCIFP
June R. Jewell, CPA

Seminar Only: Members $50 | Non-Members $100

Both Membership Meeting + Building a Better Business Seminar: Members $140 | Non-Members $235


June R. Jewell, CPA, is a leading expert on profitability in the Architecture and Engineering industry, and author of the best-selling book, Find the Lost Dollars: 6 Steps to Increase Profits in Architecture, Engineering, and Environmental Firms. For over 25 years she helped A&E firms implement the Wind2 FMS and Deltek Vision systems and is now dedicated to helping A&E firm leaders to transform their teams and improve their processes and systems to be able to hold their employees and managers accountable to increase profitability.

June is President of AEC Business Solutions, offering business assessment tools and business management training programs designed to help A&E firms increase profits and groom their project managers and future leaders for success. You can learn more about June and her company at


Robert J. Brewer is a Partner, Executive Committee Member, and the Architecture & Engineering Practice Leader at Grassi & Co. Rob began his career in 1987 and has extensive experience in tax planning, accounting, estate planning, succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Rob's insight, wisdom and creativity allow him to provide expert business advice to a broad range of industries, including architecture & engineering, construction, not-for-profit, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, and transportation.

Currently, Rob serves on the board for the New York Center for Architecture, and is one of the core committee members forming the NYC chapter of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI).  Rob also served as treasurer of the New York City Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and on the Board of the Long Island Business Development Council. Rob is an active associate member of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Rob still finds time to support his community by serving on the advisory board for the Child Center of New York, a children's health and welfare organization. Rob is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is distinguished as one of the first in the country to earn the CCIFP (Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional) designation from the Institute of Certified Construction Financial Professionals (ICCFP). Rob holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Hofstra University, and currently serves as an accounting advisor for his alma mater.