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NEXTWork: Commercial Real Estate Edition

Hosted by

Young Adults

Join us for this special commercial real estate edition of NEXTWork, NEXTGen Detroit and Gesher Human Services' professional development and networking series for young Jewish Detroiters. We'll be gathering at Broder Sachse in Detroit for a networking happy hour and panel discussion with four local leaders in the industry: Aaron Bass, Lou Goldhaber, Julie Trepeck Harris and Sam Surnow. Whether you're in commercial real estate or not, come to network, learn and connect with other young professionals.

Please register online by October 22.

$15 per person includes parking, beer, wine and kosher-style appetizers.

Certified kosher options available upon request.

Thank you to our event co-chairs: Joshua Bernard, Tracey Freeman, Jacob Gordon and Andrew Luckoff

Meet Our Panelists

Aaron Bass, Partner, Honigman

Aaron Bass is a real estate attorney with a national practice representing clients located throughout the U.S. on their coast-to-coast real estate transactions. Aaron represents a wide range of real estate owners, operators, and users, focusing in the areas of office, industrial, multifamily, hospitality and lodging, and retail.

Lou Goldhaber, Chief of Staff, Sachse Construction

As Chief of Staff, Lou Goldhaber serves the Sachse enterprise of companies as an in-house adviser to help ideate, develop, create, and execute key initiatives and projects throughout our five companies. Lou provides strategic oversight and supports all entity stakeholders in the development of processes and plans which continuously raise the bar for not only The Enterprise but also the real estate and construction industries.

Julie Trepeck Harris, Senior Attorney, Honigman

Julie Trepeck Harris focuses her practice on a broad range of commercial and residential real estate transactions, including acquisition, sale, development, construction, leasing, financing and dispute resolution. She represents clients across a variety of industries. Her experience includes drafting/negotiating purchase and sale agreements and commercial leases, as well as handling general business and contract matters.

Sam Surnow, President, The Surnow Company

Sam studied accounting and finance at the University of Colorado, graduating with a Master’s Degree from the University’s Leeds School of Business. He held the position of senior associate in the Alternative Investments Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers at its New York headquarters. He returned to Michigan to help with his brother's startup business and simultaneously started working in the accounting department of The Surnow Company. Soon after the employees voted him assistant controller. Sam succeeded his father as president of The Surnow Company in 2015.

Joshua Bernard and Andrew Luckoff will be moderators of the panel.

NEXTWork is brought to you by Gesher and NEXTGen Detroit. Special thanks Hadas and Dennis Bernard NEXTWork Endowment Fund.

Questions? Contact Rachel at [email protected]

This event is intended for young adults ages 21 to 39.


  • Broder Sachse Real Estate
    3663 Woodward Ave
    Detroit, MI, 48201, United States of America

  • Free parking is available at the DSO Parking Deck located at 81 Parsons Street, Detroit, 48201. Parking will be validated.

Organized By
Jewish Federation NEXTGen Detroit
Co-hosted by
Point of Contact

Rachel Jaffe

  • Mon, Oct 23, 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Broder Sachse Real Estate

3663 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI, 48201

from $15
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