Douglas Elliman Retail Group Chairman Leads Marketing Experts on Wednesday,
October 23, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Studio Museum of Harlem
“Queen of Retail” Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group, www.faith-consolo.com, will earn another crown as the “Queen of Cuisine” when she moderates “Branding: Creative Strategy Behind a Successful Culinary/Hospitality Brand,” at the Second Annual Harlem Hospitality and Culinary Conference, Wednesday, October 23rd, from 10:30 – to 11:30 a.m., at the Studio Museum of Harlem, 144 West 125th Street between Lenox and Seventh Avenues. Joining her are four of New York’s leading experts in restaurant and culinary marketing: Jennifer Baum, Founder and President, Bullfrog & Baum; Christina Grdovic, Publisher, Food & Wine Magazine; Aliya Lee Kong, Culinary Creative Director, Junoon NYC Restaurant; and Eddie Opara, Partner, Pentagram.
“Brand concept is as important as cuisine or décor for restaurants today,” said Ms. Consolo. “From my perspective as a retail real estate consultant, it is an integral part of how I help a restaurateur determine the right location and space. I am really looking forward to hearing what the marketing experts have to say on the subject.”
The Second Annual Harlem Culinary and Hospitality Conference starts at 8 a.m. with a Continental breakfast followed by panel discussions, starting at 9 a.m. In addition to Ms. Consolo’s discussion, the other panels being presented this year include:
- Homegrown Restaurants/Eateries: Thriving as David in the Land of Goliath
- Event Catering: Untapped Potential for Restaurant/Culinary Business Growth
- Artisanal Foods: Neighborhood/Regional Branded Products
- Cocktails and Nightlife: What Makes a Great Bar?
- Hospitality: Developments in Harlem?s Hospitality Industry
Other industry heavyweights participating in the day’s events include Serena Bass, executive chef of Lido and world-renowned society caterer, and Richie Notar, managing partner of Nobu Restaurant Group and owner of Harlow and the new Lenox Lounge. More information about scheduling is currently available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Added Ms. Consolo, “I am delighted to be a part of an event that contributes so much to both the industry and the community. Harlem is back and it is wonderful to be part of its newest revival.”
About Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group
As the industry leader in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting, Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group is renowned for its success on local, national and international platforms. Headed by Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman, the group’s comprehensive scope extends to virtually every facet of the retail landscape; from celebrated Madison Avenue to Rodeo Drive, urban retail corridors worldwide, upscale super regional shopping malls, luxury specialty centers and hotel/casino retail. Over the years, the group has brought world-famous fashion designers and international brands to U.S. markets; and U.S brands abroad. Moreover, they are the exclusive representatives of prominent portfolios held by investment funds, public companies and private property owners; as well as consultants for business improvement districts and government agencies.
Recognized for its innovative marketing strategies, the Retail Group offers a wide range of services that are critical for today’s economic environment, and provide customized, focused solutions on a client-by-client basis. With unparalleled access to a global network of businesses, owners and buyers, Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group is the foremost retail real estate authority in the country. For more information, visit Our Team page or http://faith-consolo.com/.