Past Events

HOLIDAY EVENT: Giving Thanks Virtual Wine Tasting & More!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 5:00pm start

You’re cordially invited to a Virtual Wine Tasting, Cellar and Vineyard Tour 

from Macari Vineyards in Mattituck, Long Island


Certified Sommelier & Master of Wine Candidate, Gabriella Macari, will introduce you to Macari Vineyards wines. Via Zoom, you'll go behind the scenes of the vineyard on a virtual tour and learn about tasting, winemaking, viticulture and the history of Macari Vineyards, a family business. Ask any questions you have during the Q&A session. *Must be 21 or older to participate.*

Event participation login details sent upon purchase, and pricing levels and registration links shared via email.   If you did not receive an invite, please email [email protected]

For your tasting, you’ll order a three-bottle bundle which Macari will highlight during the presentation.  After the wine presentation, NYCORP welcomes you to join us to network amidst the challenges of the pandemic and usher the new year.  (The wine is real, the presentation is virtual ;-)  Your order will include shipping to your residence or preferred address.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to our NYCORP Scholarship Fund.  It is a remarkable offer, and we look forward to enjoying this event with you! 

Macari Vineyards, located on the North Fork of Long Island in Mattituck, New York, is owned and operated by three generations of the Macari Family. The waterfront farm with sweeping views of the Long Island Sound was established by the family over 50 years ago. Since the first vines were planted in 1995, Macari Vineyards has been recognized as an industry leader in regenerative agriculture, with a focus on organic and biodynamic farming principles. The vineyard is home to a herd of cattle, used for composting, and grows grapes without the use of herbicides. 

 “Our Fordham University alumni thoroughly enjoyed their virtual wine tasting experience with Gabriella. Gabriella’s energy and knowledge are exceptional and provide for a truly wonderful experience! Not only was the program educational and engaging, but the wine is also incredible. Thank you Gabriella and Macari Vineyards!” – Aly Mason, Fordham University

 “Our sales organization attended a virtual tasting with the Macari team in an effort to bolster team morale and do something social while we couldn't physically all be together. It was seamless and widely regarded as the best event we did together during the year. From the wine delivery to the experience of having a guided tasting which also allowed the space to interact and engage as a team; from start to finish it was a fantastic experience. We subsequently decided to offer this to our top clients as an alternative to outings we used to do with them and it received rave reviews from our most sophisticated clients as well of not only the wine, but the experience.” - Sara Colodner, theSkimm  

 Best Wineries in America, The Daily Meal  **  Top Long Island Wineries, Time Out New York  ** Best Wineries to Visit, Food & Wine Magazine ** Winery of the Year, New York Wine & Food Classic



Virtual June Event, June 9, 2020

Meeting Recording


NYCORP Summer Event

We will explore the Global Mobility world of today, and how we prepare for the tomorrow, during the recovery from the Covid19 pandemic.  What is the current situation?  When the world opens up again, will we be ready?

Our four presenters from the Banking, Immigration, Real Estate, and Education fields will make informed recommendations on what you should be thinking about and planning for.  Please join us for this virtual meeting!


 • Noon - 12:15pm – Opening remarks from NYCORP President Sonya Weisshappel

• 12:15 - 1:30pm - Presentations:

>   ECONOMY - Jose Rasco, Chief Investment Strategist, HSBC Private Banking, Americas

>   IMMIGRATION – Jason L. Rogers, Vice President, Senior Global Immigration Counsel, Newland Chase

>   REAL ESTATE  – Christine Haney, Executive Vice President, Global Relocation and Referral Service, Douglas Elliman

>   EDUCATION – Elizabeth Sawyer, CEO, Bennett International

  • 1:30 - 1:50pm Scholarship Presentation.  Winners: Fatima Jahra & Andrews Wiredu                      

• 1:50 - 2:00pm – Q&A




Holiday Event - December 10, 2019


Please note that was a networking event we were not able to offer ERC credit for this event.

 Held at:

A.Lounge at AKA Central Park

42 West 58th St. New York, NY 10019  

In the spirit of the holidays, we're asked attendees to bring an unwrapped gift that was donated to Notre Dame to make the holidays brighter for kids in need.  Attendees who participated were given a free drink ticket to enjoy one of NYCORP's Signature drinks- The Holiday Spice or The North Pole!

We awarded the NYCORP Annual Donation Award to Covenant House

2019 was a great year in many respects! We met many interesting people and accomplished our goal of providing a comfortable environment for education and networking.  


Fall Event



NYCORP Fall Program Guide & Agenda


Welcome to NYCORP’s Fall Event! We are delighted that you are joining us for an exciting afternoon of
interesting discussion and networking.


We are featuring two industry experts who will provide an update on the housing market and,
specifically, the impact of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act, which came into effect in
June 2019. They will share their perspective on how new renting laws are already influencing the
relocation & housing markets.


Our talented panel will include:



Mr. Hal Gavzie, a seasoned real estate professional with more than fifteen years of proven Leasing, Sales and Relocation experience. As Executive Leasing Director at Douglas Elliman, Hal is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the growing leasing sector for the Manhattan and Brooklyn markets, and plays a key role in the overall expansion of the company’ leasing division. 


Having overseen more than 10,000 successful transactions throughout his career, Hal has developed close relationships with landlords and management companies throughout the city. 


Hal’s extensive knowledge of the Manhattan marketplace and keen ability to avoid pitfalls have always resulted in confident, comfortable interactions between brokers, clients and landlords. Whether it's facilitating the search for the right apartment and neighborhood, negotiating rents, or evaluating and pricing new properties, Hal takes pride in accurately assessing the needs of his agents and customers alike. Leveraging his extensive market knowledge and longstanding relationships with landlords and property management entities, he can seamlessly assist his agents with the toughest of real estate transactions. 


Hal is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York Rental Committee. 




Mr. Jonathan Miller, President and CEO of Miller Samuel Inc., a real estate appraisal and consulting firm he co-founded in 1986. He is a state-certified real estate appraiser in New York and Connecticut, performing court testimony as an expert witness in various local,
state and federal courts. He holds the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designations. He is an Appraiser “A” Member of the Real Estate Board of New York and the former two-term President of RAC, a premier appraisal
organization whose members focus on complex residential properties for relocation, litigation support, testimony and reviews.


Mr. Miller serves on the New York City Mayor’s Economic Advisory Panel representing the residential real estate sector and the New York State Budget Division Economic Advisory Board. He has participated in studies on valuation issues with academic institutions including New York University, Princeton University, Columbia University, and Baruch College. He participated and co-authored a research paper as part of an Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Resilience Panel in Norfolk, VA.


Today’s Agenda 


4:00 – 4:30 pm Registration
4:30 – 5:30 pm Panel Discussion – The housing market and the impact of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act


Note: This panel discussion is worth 1 ERC/GMS recertification credit. Forms will be provided.


5:30 – 7:00 pm Networking reception



2019 Signature Event - Tuesday, June 4, 2019


The Assignee Experience—Take a Walk on the Human Side




Our NYCORP event is right around the corner!  At this June’s event, we will hear about the very human side of relocation—the actual assignee experience, as relayed by a panel of Global Mobility experts, an assignee and accompanying family members, and by a panel of service providers who will share sample intake interviews with an assignee.   We will also discuss how the evolution of online tools is changing the ways we support assignees and what this means from a human and professional standpoint.    


11:00am-12:00pm  Corporate Roundtable  - Corporate Members Only


12:00pm—1:00pm  Registration and Networking


1:00pm--1:15pm  Opening remarks


1:15pm—2:15pm  From the Global Mobility Perspective:  


Kristine Powell Goldstein,  SVP Human Resources, GIC


David Buchner, VP Global Mobility, Mastercard


Melissa Sudano 


2:15pm—2:30pm  Break


2:30pm—3:45pm  Share the Assignee Experience 


Our experienced panel will  provide a window into the assignee relocation experience:  brief sample intake interviews from a team of service providers, so that we may hear the questions an assignee is asked; we’ll also discuss how support of assignees is changing through technology. 


TJ Gallo,  Account Manager,  Aires 


Richard Tonge, Principal,   Grant Thornton 


Daniel Baum, President, D. Baum & Co.


Matthew Rigoli,   Destination Service Provider, Douglas Elliman


3:45pm—4:00pm  Break


4:00pm—5:15pm The Assignee Experience Personally Told


Hear first hand experience from an assignee - the good, the bad and the ugly..


5:15pm—Final comments 


5:30pm—7:00pm Networking and Cocktails


Live and Silent Auction



2019 Spring Event - Tuesday, March 12, 2019


 A special shout out and thank you to all of our NYCORP members and guests who attended the Spring Event!

It was an incredible evening at the beautiful Art Deco 30 Rock hosted by our very generous Sponsor, Deloitte, with forward thinking topics that raised interesting questions and valuable discussions during the networking session.

Mobility is changing at an alarming speed. We listened to featured experts from Deloitte Tax, Deloitte Employer Consulting Services and BAL to better understand the trends and the direction of mobility in the coming months and years to come. The points were quite interesting with how tax, technology, analytics, AI, demographic changes and the continuing diversity of our workforce are driving the way we need to respond as professionals in the field. As one of our speakers pointed out, mobility is changing faster than ever before.

Back to the future

There is no doubt that in the last 12 months certain trends and the regulatory environment have started to truly infiltrate global mobility. The future of work is of course evolutionary. Diversification, human‑centricity and digitalization of mobility services will continue apace and no doubt morph into new areas of service and application during 2019 and beyond. Deloitte will share their perspective on this through an interactive panel session.

The agenda is as follow:

4:00 - 4:30 pm  Registration

4:30 - 4:50 pm Presidents’ Welcome

4:50 - 5:00 pm Word from Scholarship Chair

5:00 - 5:45 pm Presentation

5:45 - 6:00 pm Q&A

6:00 - 7:00 pm Networking

2018  Holiday Event December 11, 2018


 Venue: Columbus Citizens Foundation 


  Education Session                       Speaker: Robbie Goldberg         Scholarship recipient sharing 


 NYCorp Donation to Common Pantry