Goodman Center Events


Past Events 


  • June 23, 2020 | The Future of the Workplace  Post COVID-19. This panel discussion provided a 360° look at returning to work post COVID-19 from a landlord, tenant, architect, engineering and transportation standpoint. Watch the video below.

  • Panelists:
    • Scott Ceasar, Senior Vice President, Director of Sustainable Design, Cosentini 
    • Thomas Durels, Executive Vice President, Empire Realty Trust 
    • Kevin Kelly, Senior Managing Director, Savills
    • Melissa Marsh, Senior Managing Director, Occupant Experience, Savills 
    • David Weinberg, Principal, ZGF
  • Sponsor: 
    • Craig Lemle, Senior Managing Director, New York City, Savills


  • February 11, 2020 | Co-working Conference, Panel Discussion 
    • What is the short and long term effect on the industry after the recent changes in WeWork?  A deep dive into the trends and perspectives of coworking and effects of Wework on the industry. Hear firsthand from a distinguished panel of industry leaders on the dynamic and evolving movement of coworking. 
    • Panelists:
      • Lucia Diana, Global Real Estate, Verizon
      • Thais Galli, Managing Director, Studio,Tishman Speyer
      • Melanie Gladwell, Executive Managing Director, Americas Head of Flexible Workplace, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
      • David Ledy ‘70, Chief Operating Officer, Partner, US Realty Advisors 
      • Melissa Marsh, Senior Managing Director, Occupant Experience, Savills Studley 
      • Representative of Cambridge Innovation Center, Ventas, Inc.
  • November 23rd | Lehigh-Lafayette Real Estate Center 1st Annual Tailgate
  • Tour of 425 Park Avenue, New York City and had a presentation with Speaker, Robert Lapidus, President and Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of L&L Holding Company, LLC. 425 Park Avenue is the First Full Block Redevelopment/New Tower on Park Avenue in more than 50 years! 
  • "The Art of the Deal" | A panel of industry leaders including Brokers, Property Managers, Engineers, Architects, Commercial Lending, Commercial Insurance, Lawyers, Economic Development, Environmental.
  • "A Rise To The Top" the Annual Stacom Family Speaker Series keynote speaker-Marc Holliday, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SL Green Realty Corp., hosted by Tara Stacom, Executive Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield-One Liberty Plaza. 
  • "Constructing the Future: the Continuing Evolution of Real Estate" with Craig Lemle '74, Senior Managing Director, Savills Studley; Mike Butz '94, Partner and Head of Private Acquisitions and Loan Origination at Torchlight Investors; and Eden Abraham '12, Acquisition Associate, SL Green. 


  • "Women in Real Estate" | Panel Discussion and Networking Reception
  • "Let's Talk Real Estate" with Vorndo CFO, Joe Macnow


  • "Commercial Real Estate: The Rise of a New Generation" | 180 Maiden Lane World Trade Center


  • John Cobb | "Getting the Deal Done"
  • Tara Stacom | "An Insiders Look at Manhattan" World Trade Center Tour and Talk 
  • Ken McCarthy & Jason Greenstone | “Commercial Real Estate Trends” Presentation


  • John Cobb | "An Introduction to the Real Estate Process" Presentation


  • Marc Holliday | "Making the Grade"


  • Larry Silverstein | “Looking Up: The New Downtown” at the World Trade Center & World Trade Center Exclusive Tours (additional information)
  • Marc Holliday | "Behind the Glass Curtain," 3 Columbus Circle


  • Mary Ann Gilmartin | "Forest City Ratner, The Atlantic Yards Development & Gehry Building"
  • Pamela O’Neill, Linda Dietrick & Jane C.H. Jacob| "Finding the Value in Valuation" Panel


  • Tara & Darcy Stacom | Keynote Speaker Event - "A Tale of Two Sisters"

2009 - 2008

  • Rob Lapidus | "Behind the Uncertainty in NYC Real Estate"
  • Bruce Mosler & John Mechanic | Keynote Speaker Event
  • Marc Holliday | Renowned Real Estate Chief Lehigh University Visit - "$6 Billion Acquisition of Reckson Associates"
  • Barry Gosin | "Studying the Rebirth of Bethlehem Steel"
  • Student Tours - One World Trade Center, National Memorial, Museum and Calatrava Transporation Hub
  • Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel Historic Walking Tour
  • Lehigh Anthracite - A Historic Pennsylvania Coal Site Underground Tour
  • 9/11 National Memorial & World Trade Center 7 Tour
  • 1 World Trade Center & 4 World Trade Center - Alumni Tours
  • 11 Times Square Tour
  • Brooklyn Atlantic Yards and Gehry Building Tour with Keynote Speaker Mary Anne Gilmartin
  • ArtsQuest Center and PBS Building Tour
  • Easton Silk Mill Redevelopment Tour
  • Allentown Waterfront Site Tour
  • Sands Casino Tour

Real Estate Program Speakers

  • Christa Kraftician, Architect, Spillman Farmer Architects
  • Darlene Heller, Director, Planning and Zoning, City of Bethlehem
  • Dave Bell, Senior Environmental Manager, Barry Isett & Associates
  • John Bassler, Vice President, National Penn Bank
  • Richard Somach , Attorney, Norris, McLaughlin & Morris, PA
  • Steve Schwarz, VP Pre-Construction, Torcon
  • Amy Novak, Senior Project Manager, Torcon
  • Allison Zamfir, Investment Associate, PGIM Real Estate
  • Craig Lemle, Senior Managing director, Savills Studley
  • Borko Milosev, Developer, Post Road Management
  • Chuck Moyer, Appraiser , Moyer Realty Advisors, LLC
  • Joe Genay, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser/Consultant, The Advisory Group, LLC
  • Joe Posh, Developer, Joseph T. Posh Properties
  • Kent Brustlin, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Integra Realty Resources
  • Michelle Brustlin, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Integra Realty Resources
  • Lauren Gilchrist, VP, Director of Research, JLL
  • Clint Randall, Research Analyst, JLL
  • Tony Hanna, Director, Redevelopment Authority, City of Bethlehem
  • John Callahan, Director of Business Development, Peron Development
  • Dennis Benner, Partner, Benner & Piperato
  • Mark Juliano, Former President, Sands Bethlehem Casino and Resort
  • Dennis Benner, Attorney, Benner & Piperato and owner Boutique One Properties
  • Garrett Benner, Attorney, Benner & Piperato
  • John Cobb, Chief Investment Officer, Ventas
  • Chris Dollard, Appraiser, Princeton Real Estate
  • Kassie Hilgert, President and CEO, ArtsQuest
  • Christine Ussler, Architect, Artefact, Inc.
  • Kerry Wroble, President, Lehigh Valley Industrial Parks
  • Kate Hart Zayaitz, Senior Commercial Relationship manager, Lafayette Ambassador Bank
  • Kevin Campbell, President and COO, Barry Isett & Associates
  • Adrienne K. Kwiatek-Holub, Vice President, BB&T
  • Ed Falkowski, Director, Cushman & Wakefield Valuation & Advisory
  • Joe Rubin, Principal, EY Real Estate Strategy and Transactions
  • Walter Krzywicki, Director, Benchmark Appraisal Group
  • Christin Phillips, Senior Vice President, Appraisers & Planners, Inc.
  • Linda Dietrick, Managing Partner, Director, Dietrick Group

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