Prestigious Panel of Experts to Discuss Past, Present and Future of City’s Most Iconic Neighborhood at 20 Pine The Collection

A select group of downtown’s leading community specialists will convene on Tuesday, Nov. 29 for a panel discussion on the transformation of New York’s historic Financial District (FiDi). The event, hosted by 20 Pine The Collection, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the luxury condominium and will address the influences that have shaped the neighborhood today as well as what to expect for the FiDi of tomorrow.

20 Pine The Collection, now nearly 95 percent sold, is the premier condominium development of FiDi, and is organizing the event to not only celebrate the way the neighborhood is flourishing, but also to acknowledge and understand what has brought it such success.

“We believe we’re at a pivotal moment of growth in the history of the Financial District,” said Lori Ordover, managing member of The Ordover Group, sales and marketing consultant for Africa-Israel USA, developers of 20 Pine The Collection. “It’s an honor to come together with this esteemed team of experts to acknowledge downtown’s many milestones and to look forward to future ventures.”

One of the evening’s notable lineups includes Stephanie Jennings, assistant vice president for economic development at the Alliance for Downtown New York, the country’s largest business improvement district, where she manages economic and real estate market research and analysis. Jennings most recently led a team in producing the State of Lower Manhattan 2011, the definitive report assessing a decade of progress within the district’s real estate market and economy.

In addition, New York City historian and tour guide Joyce Gold will bring to the panel her insights on the neighborhood’s streets and the people who’ve walked and shaped them throughout the years.

Finally, Julie Shapiro, downtown Manhattan reporter for, will moderate the talk.

Attendees will meet at 20 Pine in penthouse 12, a 1,829-square foot, one-bedroom, two-bathroom home with amazing views and a 523-square-foot terrace, and will be welcome to interact with the speakers following the panel discussion.

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