NAF-Biz NY: Real Estate Networking Event with VBO Makelaar Delegation

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Date(s) - 01/30/2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York


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NAF-Biz NY invites you to

Real Estate Networking Event
with VBO Makelaar Delegation

Craig Bender
US Head of Real Estate at ING Wholesale Banking

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
6:00 – 8:30 pm

In collaboration with VBO Makelaar (Dutch association for real estate agents, appraisers and rental specialists) and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York we present a special real estate networking event.

Each year in January Dutch real estate brokers, appraisers and rental specialists find their way to New York to visit one of the largest real estate conferences in the world. This creates the ideal opportunity to connect professionals in New York with the visiting participants from the Netherlands. During this real estate networking event at the Dutch consulate experiences are shared, new connections are made and existing relations are intensified. Several guest speakers are invited. Guest speakers include Craig Bender, US Head of Real Estate at ING Wholesale Banking, who will discuss the role of ING in the US market and the market conditions they are dealing with, and Barbara Konings, Licensed Real Estate Agent at Weichert Properties, who will share her experiences in the current real estate market in New York.

6:00 pm Doors open
6:30 pm Opening by Jorden Splinter, Deputy Consul General,
Harry Bruijniks, Chairman of VBO Makelaar
Barbara Konings, Real Estate Agent, Weichert Properties
6:50 pm Presentation by Craig Bender followed by Q&A
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Reception

Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York
666 Third Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10172

NAF Member $25
Non-Member $35

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Our thanks to
the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York

VBO Makelaar

About the Speaker
Craig Bender, is a Managing Director with ING Wholesale Banking, based in New York. Craig joined ING in 2003 and has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. In his current role, Craig is responsible for all of ING’s commercial real estate lending activities in the United States. This includes sourcing, structuring, closing and distribution of commercial real estate loans secured by all major property types for a variety of sponsors including developers, asset managers, ultra high net worth  individuals, private equity funds, and REITs. Craig was a key contributor to the establishment of ING’s US commercial real estate lending platform in 2003. Craig is a CPA and holds a BBA degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from New York University.

About VBO Makelaar
VBO Makelaar is an accessible and transparent organization for over 1,100 real estate agents, appraisers and rental specialists across the Netherlands. Through innovative and practical concepts VBO Makelaar enables its expert members to build long term relationships with their clients. Apart from their expertise in Residential, the organization also offers services for Corporate Real Estate and Rural and Agricultural Real Estate. What started in 1985 as a small group of enthusiastic real estate agents and appraisers, has grown into a renowned real estate association for professional agents, appraisers, rental specialists and real estate students. VBO Makelaar quickly acquired a reputation for being an innovative, client focused organization with clear vision and advise. VBO Makelaar is not only active in market regulation, but is also a partner in deliberation for national politics and government.

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