8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Real Estate Lenders Association hosts a breakfast seminar featuring David Soares, president and CEO of Berkshire Capital Partners. Club 101, 101 Park Avenue. Free for RELA members; $40 for non-members. Advanced registration not required. Call 212-692-9379 for more info.
11:30 a.m. The National Housing Conference and its New York chapter presents “Affordable Housing: Now, More Than Ever,” their 35th Anniversary New York Awards Luncheon featuring special remarks from Mayor Bloomberg. New York Marriot Marquis, 1535 Broadway. $350. Tickets must be purchased before Dec. 11. Register online. Contact Thea Beckering at 212-466-212, ext. 221 for more info.
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Madison Commercial Real Estate Services hosts “Creative Solutions: How to Manage a Real Estate Portfolio During an Economic Downturn,” featuring seminars, panel discussions, and dinner. Continuing Professional Education course credits can be earned. The Pasta Factory, 1400 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey. $40. Reservations required. Call 1-877-338-2871.
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. AIA New York celebrates the 2009 Board Inaugural, including a passing of the gavel from James McCullar to Sherida Paulsen. Center for Architecture at 536 LaGuardia Place.