Event Details


First-time homebuyer? Considering buying but don’t know where to start? Thinking of selling? Want to trade up, downsize or just exit the NYC residential real estate market? Unsure whether it’s a good time to buy or sell? What’s happening with mortgages and the housing market in NYC today? Don’t know how to think about the rent vs buy equation in NYC? Will rents keep going up? Will interest rates go down? How costly is it to refinance? Do investment properties in NYC make sense?  

Get answers to these and other questions at our residential real estate panel, where our expert panelists will discuss the state of the market today, where they see things going in the immediate future, the nuances of buying and selling in NYC, common mistakes and things to consider in order to make an informed decision. Q&A to follow.

Meet our Panelists:


Speakers listed below (left to right)

Dan Gotlieb is the Founder and Principal Broker of Digs Realty Group, a real estate brokerage firm that operates in New York City, Westchester, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey.  After a 9+ year career as a commercial real estate attorney, Dan founded Digs with a simple mission – to provide the highest quality of full-service residential real estate services available on the market at a reasonable cost to consumers.  Digs has closed over $800M in transactions since it was founded in 2014, has saved its clients nearly $12M in commission rebates and discounts, and has ranked as the #3 small team in NYC for the past two years.  

Chen Zhao leads the economics team at Redfin, where she produces research on the housing market for public and internal audiences. Previously, she was an executive director leading housing finance and financial markets research at the JPMorgan Chase Institute. Prior to joining JPMCI, Chen was an economics consultant at Analysis Group, Inc., where she worked on financial litigation cases and led teams conducting health economics and outcomes research on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. While in graduate school at Cornell, Chen was with the Center for Economic Studies and the Social Economic and Housing Statistics Division at the US Census Bureau, where she conducted applied microeconomics research using large scale restricted-access linked survey-administrative data. She started her career at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, where she focused on labor and health economics.

Scott Valins is the Co-Founder and CEO of GoRascal, the #1 mortgage brokerage in the state of NY by both loan officer count and loan volume. Scott is a 20 year veteran of the business and is licensed to originate mortgages in 30 states. GoRascal is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY and offers a white glove service to homebuyers with a wide array of loan products and programs to meet the varying needs of its clients.  

Food and drinks sponsored by AllArea Abstract

Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Time: 6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. panel, followed by Q&A
Cost: $25, advance reservations are required
Location: ILR Conference Center, 570 Lexington Ave, 12th Floor, New York, NY

Event Questions? Contact Rebecca Gotlieb