Though some firms decided to forgo seasonal celebrations this year, many real estate players still managed to successfully eat, drink and schmooze their way through another holiday season.
There was typical chatter over the market — though, with an ounce more doom and gloom than years past. “The mood is a little more subdued this year,” Investors Bank’s Joseph Orefice told The Real Deal during Madison Realty Capital’s holiday party at the Top of the Standard. “You can see it on people’s faces – it’s a totally different vibe,” HPNY president Ivan Hakimian said at Rosewood Realty’s annual bash at The Gansevoort Park Avenue.
Of course, bleak predictions of the market didn’t dissuade New York’s real estate community from sampling sushi, nibbling Fruit Loop cupcakes and sipping on signature cocktails.
And, as always, TRD was there to document it all. For a look at all the action, check out the slideshow above. Be sure to check out all of our holiday party coverage here.
Photo by Jhila Farzaneh/The Real Deal and Steve Friedman