New York City, NY  –  The Real Estate Group of Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory services firm, will present the inaugural Marcum Real Estate Forum on September 22, 2016, in New York City. The forum is the newest addition to Marcum’s nationally recognized portfolio of signature events.


Scott Rechler, chief executive officer and chairman of RXR Realty LLC, will deliver the keynote address. Leaders from across the U.S. real estate industry will form two expert panels.  Participants will include:


  • James Allen, SVP, CFO - Starwood Capital Group
  • Michael Esquenazi, CFO, CCO - Brickman Real Estate
  • Garett Rosenblum, CAO - iStar Inc.
  • Bryan Sapanza, Fund Director - CIM Group
  • Michael Schurer, EVP, CFO - Thor Equities, LLC
  • Lawrence Settanni, Principal, CFO - Wheelock Street Capital
  • Patrick J. Tully Jr., Managing Director, CFO - Clarion Partners    
  • Grant S. Werbeck, Executive Director - J.P. Morgan Asset Management 
  • Thomas Wirth, Executive Vice President, CFO - Brandywine Realty Trust 
  • Fess Wofse, CFO - Apollo Global Real Estate


A reception will follow the formal program.


“Following in the model of Marcum’s acclaimed conferences in other business sectors, the first annual Marcum Real Estate Forum is designed for the interests and needs of every segment of the real estate industry, including owners, developers, property managers, REITs, private equity funds, institutional investors and other real estate-related entities,” said Daniel Vitulli, national partner-in-charge of the Firm’s Real Estate Group. “This Marcum forum will cover topics ranging from institutional real estate investment to forecasting trends, with thoughtful commentary and analysis by leading industry experts. It will be a dynamic event that brings the real estate industry together for a relevant and meaningful exchange.”


The Marcum Real Estate Forum is CPE-accredited. It will be held September 22 from 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM, at Convene Conference Center, 730 Third Avenue, New York City.  For registration and additional information, including sponsorship, visit


For press registration, contact Julie Gross Gelfand at].

Marcum’s Real Estate Group specializes in providing financial, tax and accounting solutions to real estate owners, developers, managers, REITs, private equity funds, institutional investors, hotel owner-operators and other real estate-related entities. The Firm’s expertise includes financial statement preparation, tax return preparation, tax consulting, investor reporting, accounting systems, partnership cash flow modeling and transactional services. For additional information, visit


About Marcum

Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman and China. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting and assurance services; advisory, valuation and litigation support; and an extensive range of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately