Inside The Fourth Annual CS Talks

This year more than 1,750 real estate industry professionals turned out for Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group’s fourth annual CS Talks, a nine-day series of compelling events and conversations that spanned 19 new developments represented by the city’s top new development marketing firm.

Since its launch in 2015, CS Talks has brought more than 5,000 industry leaders to Corcoran Sunshine projects throughout New York City, with attendance increasing every year.

  277 Fifth Avenue:  Brook Klausing (CEO, Brook Landscape), Taylor Patterson (Founder, Fox Fodder Farm)

277 Fifth Avenue: Brook Klausing (CEO, Brook Landscape), Taylor Patterson (Founder, Fox Fodder Farm)

For the past four years, CS Talks has provided the real estate community a behind the façade of the city’s top new developments, as well as access to some of the most respected developers, designers, architects, artists, and city executives in New York.  

  Waterline Square:  Melissa Ziweslin (Senior Managing Director, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group), James Linsley (President, GID Development Group), Norma-Jean Callahan (Senior Sales Director, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

Waterline Square: Melissa Ziweslin (Senior Managing Director, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group), James Linsley (President, GID Development Group), Norma-Jean Callahan (Senior Sales Director, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

Waterline Square kicked off the festivities for the second year in a row, hosted by James Linsley of GID Development Group ­— this year featured an incredible one-night-only light installation by artist Luigi Cazzaniga, curated by Doreen Remen and Yvonne Force Villareal of Culture Corps.

  30 Park Place:  Robert A.M. Stern (Founder & Senior Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects), Larry Silverstein (Chairman, Silverstein Properties, Inc.)

30 Park Place: Robert A.M. Stern (Founder & Senior Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects), Larry Silverstein (Chairman, Silverstein Properties, Inc.)

While some of city’s top architects showed up in force for this year’s CS Talks. At 30 Park Place, legendary architect Robert A.M. Stern joined famed developer Larry Silverstein for a conversation about their building in front of a packed house, moderated by Zachary Kussin of the New York Post. Deborah Berke, Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, as well as partner Stephen Brockman gave a masterclass on architecture and design at 40 East End Avenue, and a talk with the office of architect Sir David Adjaye in the sales gallery for 130 William in the Financial District explored the thought process behind the building’s 2,322 arched windows. The Upper West Side’s 207W79 hosted building architect Morris Adjmi, who communicated the importance of context within historic neighborhoods.

  70 Vestry:  Bronson van Wyck

70 Vestry: Bronson van Wyck

CS Talks also showcased the numerous facets of the lifestyle and amenity offerings in buildings represented by Corcoran Sunshine. Celebrity event planner Bronson van Wyck gave a lively talk on the power of hospitality, framed by the beautiful views of the Hudson River at 70 Vestry. The Upper East Side’s Citizen360 welcomed building interior designer Clodagh, Karen Ballou of Immunocologie, and Debra Duneier of EcoChi to participated on a panel hosted by Beth Brenner of Domino Magazine to discuss lifestyle and amenities at the building, with a focus on wellness.

One of the most talked-about events at CS Talks this year was held at CODA, featuring breakfast from Shake Shack and puppies up for adoption on loan fromAnimal Haven for a discussion offering dog training tips for New York apartment owners.

  Fifteen Hudson Yards:  Kelly Kennedy Mack

Fifteen Hudson Yards: Kelly Kennedy Mack

“With CS Talks, we hope to inspire the real estate community to consider all of the amazing stories behind our new developments, as well as the key personalities behind the scenes who help create them,” said Kelly Kennedy Mack, President of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. “We are excited to celebrate our most well-attended CS Talks to date and have received incredibly positive feedback from agents, developers, and participants alike. We are very much looking forward to next year’s fifth anniversary of CS Talks.”

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