Knicks Sign Veteran Point Guard Ramon Sessions

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Ramon Sessions
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The recipient of a juris doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law, Susanne Lieu leverages over 20 years of legal experience as managing director of New York’s Ruben Companies. When she isn’t providing counsel for the property management company, Susanne Lieu enjoys following her favorite National Basketball Association (NBA) team, the New York Knicks.

The 2017-18 season will feature a changing of the guard for the Knicks, which chose not to re-sign point guard Derrick Rose. Instead, the team selected Frank Ntilikina in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft and, while the native of France is expected to be the point guard of the future, New York signed veteran Ramon Sessions to a one-year, $2.3 million contract to improve its back court depth.

Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 56th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, Sessions has played for seven teams during his 10-year career. The South Carolina native averaged 6.2 points, 2.6 assists, and 1.5 rebounds per game with the Charlotte Hornets this past season. He has a career average of 10.6 points, 4.1 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game.

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One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

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One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
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As the managing director of Ruben Companies in New York, Susanne Lieu oversees the development and management of commercial and residential real estate in New York, Washington D.C., and Boston. A real estate professional for more than 15 years, Susanne Lieu has handled prominent properties, such as One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York City, for domestic and international companies.

Within walking distance of the United Nations building in New York, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza is located between 47th and 48th streets on Second Avenue and features a 50-story tower with picturesque views of the East River. It also includes a two-story lobby and parking garage onsite.

The building was named for Dag Hammarskjold, a Swedish diplomat who served as Secretary General of the United Nations for two terms in the 1950s. A self-declared political independent, Hammarskjold is best known for his efforts to prevent armed conflict in the Middle East by focusing on diplomatic negotiations as a means of resolving issues.

Organization Helping Women with Real Estate Careers

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WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate
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Having earned her juris doctor from Northwestern University School of Law, Susanne Lieu serves as the managing director of Ruben Companies in New York. Possessing a background in real estate, Susanne Lieu participates in WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate.

The invitation-only association comprises executive-level women who are active in the area’s real estate sector. WX’s mentoring program helps women new to the profession advance in the field by learning from female leaders offering advice, inspiration, and even possible promotion and available career opportunities.

Aside from inspiration and advice, WX also awards scholarships to women who are in their last year of studies for their real estate career. Upon approval, each student receives a grant of an amount up to $10,000 toward their schooling needs. The scholarship program has given support to more than 200 women since 2004. More than $1 million has been paid out by the organization toward the scholarships at 14 schools.

Spike Lee Wants Ray Allen to Join the New York Knicks

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Ray Allen
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Susanne Lieu works as the managing director for Ruben Companies, located in New York, New York. When she is not working, Susanne Lieu considers herself an avid fan of the New York Knicks. Another Knicks fan, famous writer and director Spike Lee, is trying to recruit now-retired NBA legend Ray Allen to join the team.

Though Ray Allen last played in the NBA in 2014, playing for the Miami Heat, the 10-time NBA All-Star wants to get back into the game. Many team names have flown around the rumor mill, from the Cavaliers to the Warriors, to the Celtics, whom he used to play for.

“I want to be in a situation where I thought I could help, play a little bit and help where they have good young talent,” Allen told reporters. When asked about the Knicks, Allen responded, “Spike Lee has been trying to recruit me. We’ve been texting.” The two are no strangers, as Allen starred in Lee’s 1998 film He Got Game alongside Denzel Washington.

While it is far from a certainty at this point, Allen’s desire to help a team with good young talent makes the Knicks a solid choice, with players like Kristaps Porzingis, Marshall Plumlee, Willy Hernangomez, and Maurice Ndour.

The NBA legend has also told reporters that if nothing pans out by the start of the upcoming season, he will remain retired.

Golf Courses Near New York

 

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Bethpage Black
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Susanne Lieu is the managing director of Ruben Companies in New York, New York, a position she has held the position since 2001. In her free time, Susanne Lieu enjoys playing golf.

For many, golf courses are not the first things that come to mind when considering New York City, but the Big Apple has its fair share of great courses and is a great destination for golfers.

The best of the courses is Bethpage Black, found in nearby Bethpage State Park. It was designed in 1936 and has hosted two US Opens and will be hosting the 2019 PGA Championship. Needless to say, it is a serious course for serious golfers, and the very first tee includes a warning that it is for highly skilled golfers.

Another great course option is the Neshanic Valley Golf Course, found an hour outside of Manhattan. The course is set among beautiful farmland and includes three sets of nine holes. Be forewarned, non-residents are allowed to book only one week in advance and spots can be hard to find, but the course is worth the extra effort.

A third course, about 70 minutes outside of the city, Pound Ridge is a notoriously difficult course designed by Pete Dye. The level of difficulty can be challenging and fun, and the course is set among the beautiful Westchester Woods.

Three Enjoyable Golf Courses Located Near New York City

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Golf
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Susanne Lieu is managing director at New York’s Ruben Companies. In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf. Susanne Lieu’s home of New York City may not elicit thoughts of rolling green golf courses, but there are plenty of hidden gems not too far from the heart of Manhattan.

Here are three enjoyable golf courses located near New York City.

1. Van Cortlandt

This course in North Bronx is easily accessible by NYC public transportation and is the oldest public golf course in the United States. Its nearness to the city doesn’t take away from its serene setting, and the course recently underwent a $1.5 million restoration.

2. Black Course at Bethpage State Park

Only 50 minutes from Midtown, this course is a regular on “world’s best courses lists.” It has hosted two U.S. Opens and is scheduled to host the 2019 PGA Championship. As one of the toughest courses in the world, it is recommended only for expert golfers.

3. Ballyowen at Crystal Springs Resort

Located across state lines in Sussex County, New Jersey, this Scottish style course can be played during a day trip from NYC. Bagpipe players and a clubhouse offering fine Scottish malts complement the course’s pristine condition.

WX – Providing Mentoring for New York Women in Real Estate

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WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate
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As managing director of Ruben Companies, Susanne Lieu provides asset management services to a New York based company that owns and operates apartments and commercial office buildings across the East Coast. Susanne Lieu is active in her professional community and participates in the invitation-only association WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate.

One of the core focuses of WX, beyond professional networking, is a mentoring program that pairs young women with leaders in diverse areas of the real estate sphere. The program is open to all recipients of scholarships administered through the WX Charitable Fund, Ltd.

The mentoring initiative was launched in 2014 through a cooking class that provided mentee-mentor pairs with an informal setting for team-building. This was followed by a panel that explored a host of real estate industry issues, such as negotiating job offers and employment contract terms. Another topic centered on appropriate compensation for women maintaining flexible and part-time schedules, as well those returning to the workforce following an extended absence for raising children.

As the WX mentoring program progressed, participants took part in activities that helped them build a professional image and proactively engage in personal branding. The last event of that year’s program brought participants together for an afternoon out at the driving range at Chelsea Piers Golf Club.