Speaking Engagement

Flight-to-Quality: NYC Office Market New Norm?

8th Annual East Meets West Real Estate Connect Conference

1221 6th Ave
New York, NY 10020

Blank Rome partner Sonia Kaur Bain will serve as a panel moderator at the Asian Real Estate Association of America’s (“AREAA”) 8th Annual East Meets West Real Estate Connect Conference, being held September 29, 2022, in New York, New York.


The U.S. real estate market has undergone some wild swings in the past years. We are now at the end of year three of the pandemic. What does the future hold?

  • Will the uncertainty from COVID variants stop the real estate market from recovering from the global pandemic?
  • What will the growing economy and interest rate do to the demand for space and real estate investment?
  • How should you get your business ready for the government’s new move on environmental protection regulations?

Sonia’s session, “Flight-to-Quality: NYC Office Market New Norm?” will take place from 4:00 to 4:45 and she will be joined on the panel by Jonathan Bennett (President of AmTrust Realty Corp.), Terri Gumula (Managing Director at Webster Bank), and Sara Queen (Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Equity at MetLife Investment Management).

For more information, please visit the event webpage.


AREAA is a nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market. AREAA’s membership represents a broad array of real estate, mortgage and housing-related professionals that serve the diverse Asian American market. AREAA is the only trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the Asian real estate market nationwide.