12 p.m. Go “Inside the MTA” with MTA chairman H. Dale Hemmerdinger at the B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit Luncheon. Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, Ivy Room. $60 in advance. $70 at the door. Contact Aracelis Kuilan by phone (212-885-7239), fax (212-697-5076), or email (email@example.com) for reservations.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. With the economy slumping and credit tightening, what’s a homebuyer to do? Discover the best ways to secure financing for the home you deserve at a seminar hosted by Halstead Development Marketing, Wells Fargo and The New York Observer. Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, Volvo Room. Free. Registration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The annual awards dinner of the Greater New York Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management. Honorees include Dawn Real Estate president Dawn Carpenter as Certified Property Manager of the Year, and Jacqueline Aleman as Humanitarian of the Year. Tavern on the Green, West 67th Street and Central Park. $200.