BUY A HOME IN NYC: A Practical Guide


Date: Monday, April 24th, 2017
Location: Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street
(Between Columbus Ave & Amsterdam Ave)
Bateman Room, 2nd Floor, New York NY 10023

You don’t want to miss this exciting event!


6:00pm: Registration
6:30pm: Networking
7:30pm: Presentation
Post-Presentation networking/Bar Open Until 10pm
Light fare will be provided, cash bar

NAAAP-NY is pleased to partner with Cooper & Cooper Real Estate for this exciting home-buying event!

Thinking about buying a Condo or Co-op in NYC? Want to learn more about the NYC real estate market? Join us for an insightful talk about all the ins-and-outs of the purchase process! After the session, attendees will have the opportunity to engage our speakers for Q&A. You don’t want to miss this!

– Condo vs. Co-op
– The Sales Timeline
– Market Overview
– The Buy-Side Team
– Financial Analysis
– Valuation & More!



Mr. Jordan Cooper, Partner: Jordan was a Top Producer at a large real estate firm for several years prior to co-founding Cooper & Cooper with his brother, Jeremy. Jordan served as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Financial Institutions Group. His deal experience includes several high-profile transactions, most notably the $3 billion demutualization & IPO of Prudential Insurance, and the $30 billion acquisition of Associates First Capital by Citigroup. Jordan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard University with a degree in Economics.


Mr. Jeremy Cooper, Partner: Prior to co-founding Cooper & Cooper, Jeremy served as a Senior Associate in the Investment Banking Division at Banc of America Securities. He executed many billion dollar transactions in mergers & acquisitions, equity offerings and debt financings in the insurance sector. Jeremy worked as an on-air television meteorologist for years at ABC, FOX, and NBC affiliates. He holds degrees from Northwestern University (Environmental Science), Penn State (Meteorology), and Columbia Business School (MBA – Finance).


2017 March Talk Tuesday Macy’s the Evolution of Retail


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Thank You !
for making our retail event a tremendous success! We were excited by the overwhelming response.

Over 200 of you came together to make this event! Drop us a line at with any questions. Your feedback is very important to us. Your responses will help us deliver a better membership experience.

TALK-TUESDAY : Evolution of Retail

Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: ★Macy’s 16th Floor Auditorium
(Herald Square flagship store)


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NAAAP-NY and Macy’s are partnering to host a Talk Tuesday on the
“Evolution of Retail” on March 28, 2017, at the Macy’s Herald Square corporate offices above their iconic flagship store.

The panel discussion will center around the various types of retailing, from brick-and-mortar to E-commerce and mobile, and how these platforms have adapted to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s consumers

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2017 Lunar New Year Festival with Brooklyn Nets



Lunar New Year Festival

Please come join us on Friday, February 3, 2017 for NAAAP NY’s celebration of Asian Lunar New Year                                        with Jeremy Lin and the Brooklyn Nets!

NAAAP NY is proud to be selected as the non-profit organization of the game! NAAAP NY in partnership                                        with the Brooklyn Nets proudly present a night of fun, excitement and networking opportunities with our peers and friends.

All tickets include the following benefit:

– Exclusive behind the scenes viewing of the Nets warm-up practice prior to the game against the Indiana Pacers, all guests must arrive at 5:30pm at the Dean Street entrance

– Post-game networking with NAAAP NY & Brooklyn Nets senior management at Barclays Center’s 40/40 Club (cash bar)

– All attendees will receive a special edition Asian Heritage Night Nets cap 


Early Bird Member (before December 17)
$35 – 200 level end zone view
$70 – Sections 114-120

Non-Member & Member Regular (after December 17)
$40 – 200 level end zone view
$75 – Sections 114-120


*All tickets will be held at Dean Street entrance by 5:30 pm and then moved to the box office at 6:30 pm

Group discount is available for 20+ people. Please email us for more information.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to celebrate Asian Lunar New Year with like-minded professionals and cheer on Jeremy Lin! Proceeds from this event will be used to help NAAAP NY, a 501c3 non-profit organization, fund our efforts in helping to build our next generation of Asian-American Leaders as well as support our High School scholarship program. Your support is critical in helping us achieve these missions. Come join us!!!

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NAAAPNY is in no way affiliated with the National Basketball Association, Brooklyn Nets basketball organization, Barclays Center, Barclays, Jeremy Lin or any other organization or person involved in this event. All promotions, giveaways and details are subject to change. NAAAPNY has no control over and does not guarantee the existence, quality, quantity or safety of the promotional items. By attending this event, you agree to comply with all laws, policies, procedures and guidelines as may be set by the venue. Any postponements or cancellations of the game itself are out of the control of NAAAPNY and any refunds, credits or exchanges will be determined solely by the Brooklyn Nets basketball organization. These tickets are not intended for resale which is strictly prohibited. Odds of winning the raffle item(s) depends on the number of entries. The raffle is purely at chance with no guarantees of winning. Prizes that are unclaimed after thirty (30) days may be redistributed at the option of NAAAPNY. Raffles are not available to employees or volunteers of any NAAAP organization.

2017 Officers Selection Process is Open

Officers Selection Process is Now Open for 2017




  • Carries out the Mission and Vision as directed by the Board
  • Collaborates with Board of Directors and VP of Fundraising to achieve fund-raising goals
  • Manages P/L and grows assets
  • Leads, develops, and manages the Officer team
  • Drives talent retention and succession planning for Officers
  • Cultivates and manages external partnerships


Vice President of Fundraising

  • Collaborates with Board of Directors to achieve fund-raising goals
  • Identifies and manages conversion pipeline for corporate sponsors and potentials
  • Grows relationships with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in New York metropolitan area


Vice President of Membership

  • Develops and executes strategies to actively engage with existing members
  • Develops and executes strategies to recruit and cultivate new members
  • Establishes, collects membership metrics to achieve recruiting and member satisfaction goals
  • Disseminates member-specific information/communications to membership base


Vice President of Programming

  • Focuses annual event and programming content to adhere to NAAAP’s mission and vision
  • Centralizes and maintains event planning guidelines and resources
  • Creates new programs to support chapter growth and market demands
  • Works with Special Programs Coordinator to ensure successful execution of existing chapter programs



How to Apply
Submit the following items to
– Resume
– List of prior non-profit and/or NAAAP experience
– Recommendation from current NAAAP member (optional)


Application Deadline
Monday, November 28, at 8pm EST


Interview Date
Sunday, December 4 (Candidates must be available for an in-person interview)


If you are not running for a position but still would like to be involved with NAAAP NY, please reach out to us via!


National Convention in Las Vegas

Join fellow Asian American professionals from all over US & Canada in Vegas for our annual national convention. 
REGISTER here . Join NAAAP for additional member savings!
Our featured program includes: NAAAP Recruitment Expo  The Recruitment Expo is a feature of the national convention. The expo showcases 20+ organizations and provides an opportunity for job seekers to connect with recruiters. Contact for any details. Further details here

Rooftop Mixer

Summer Rooftop Mixer at
Hudson Terrace
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 @ 6:30 – 9:30pm 
Hudson Terrace
621 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
NAAAP-NY is pleased to bring to you our next Networking Series event.
Join us for a special gathering at our Summer Networking Series at Hudson Terrace. This event is in collaboration with eight Fortune 500 Companies includingBloomberg, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Google, JPM Chase, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley and Ogilvy. NAAAPNY is the exclusive non-profit organization working with these firms to bring a unique opportunity to network with like-minded Asian American Professionals at these respective firms. We expect 1,000 Asian American Professionals to join this event, so don’t miss out! Please do purchase your tickets in advance as we have a limited headcount for this event and tickets will sell out! You would not want to miss this.
***Light fare will be provided. Cash bar***
Reserve your ticket today!

NAAAP Member: Early Bird – Free
(limited to the first 30 signups)
Non-Member: Early Bird – $20
(early bird ends Thursday, 7/14 at 11:59PM)
NAAAP Member: Regular – $5
Non-Member: Regular – $25

Renting in New York by Cooper & Cooper – Thursday, June 30th



Asians in Media:
Leadership in the New Media Age
Thursday, June 30, 2016 @ 6:45 – 9:45pm
LMHQ – Event Space
20th Floor, 150 Broadway
New York, NY 10038
National Association of Asian American Professionals, New York (NAAAP-NY) is pleased to bring to you our next Talk Thursday event.
Talk Thursday is professional development series that connect industry experts in a fireside chat to share experiences, advice and best practices. After the panel discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to network with panelists in an intimate setting.
Join us for a special edition of Talk Thursday – Asians in Media: Leadership in a New Media Age where we bring together top Asian American actors, directors, producers and writers to discuss their experiences in mainstream media. NAAAPNY is also partnering with the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) to bring additional focus to the promotion of Asian Americans in media. Please do comesupport our fellow Asian Americans in this very important and interesting Talk Thursday event! There is limited seating at this venue and we expect this event sell out so please get your tickets soon. You would not want to miss this.
Wine, soft beverages and light fare will be served.
Early Bird Price – Ending June 20 @ 11:59 PM
Members: $5
Non-Members: $10
Regular Price
Members $10
Non-Members $15
VIP Price: $20
VIPs will be seated in the front row, have priority to ask questions
during the Q&A session and much more!
Judy Lei, born and raised in Chinatown and Brooklyn, is an actor and writer based in NYC. Currently, she serves as the Festival Director for the Asian American International Film Festival, for which she was involved in many capacities for the past nine years. Formerly, she was the Congressional Caseworker serving bilingual constituents for Nydia Velazquez in the Lower East Side Office. She also has a plethora of experience with various Asian American organizations such as the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Kollaboration New York, and the East Coast Asian American Student Union. She graduated from Smith College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies with High Honors. She studied acting at the Barrow Group Theatre with Seth Barrish and Lee Brock and Improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC. Her solo show, THE WORLD’S GREATEST – directed by MC Jin, will premiere at The TBG Studio Theatre fromAugust 19-22, 2016 in NYC.
Vincent Lin, an award-winning director and producer in New York City. Vincent won Best Director at the 2012 NBC Short Cuts Festival. He is the recipient of the $60,000 Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, a finalist for the 2013 NBC Universal Directing Fellowship and a 2005 NYU Film/TV graduate recognized with both the Founder’s Day and the New Amsterdam Scholarship Awards. As a producer, Vincent has worked on broadcast commercials and digital content for Samuel Adams, Labatt Blue, White Castle, Bank of America, New York Sports Clubs, Chiquita, and from 2011-2013, oversaw the integrated campaign for Midori Liqueur with celebrity talent Kim Kardashian and Candice Accola. Additional clients include Resource/Ammirati, BBDO, Digitas, ESPN, Lowe’s, Powerade, Applebee’s, Vitamin Water,Visa, Ebay, and The Vilcek Foundation. Along with Matthew D’Amato, Vincent founded VALIANT PICTURES in 2010.
Nadine Truong, a German-born Vietnamese filmmaker, worked in talent representation and at various production companies prior to earning her MFA degree in Directing in 2009 from the American Film Institute. Nadine received her BA degree in Anthropology from UCLA in 2003 and resides in Los Angeles, where she also works as a Yoga Teacher. Her directorial short film credits include Chopsticks, In The Dark and Initiation. In 2006 she became a proud fellow with Los Angeles Asian American Pacific Film Festival’s ‘Armed With A Camera Fellowship, which funded her short film The Muse. Additionally, she received the San Diego International Asian Film Festival’s prestigious George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award in 2010. The proud recipient of the Mary Pickford Scholarship for Excellence in Directing, Nadine was one of three female directors in AFI’s competitive program, and the only fellow to write and direct two award-winning thesis films: The coming-of-age dramedy Eggbaby and Shadow Man, a Vietnam War drama. Nadine premiered her first feature film called Someone I Used to Know in 2013. Her second feature film Senior Project, a teen comedy was released in Spring 2015
Danni Wang, an actress, model who was born in Shenyang and grew up in New York City. She was crowned the 1st runner up of Miss Chinese pageant in 2011 where she discovered her love for performing. Soon after, she attended the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and Stella Adler Studio of Acting for Acting On Film. She has appeared on TV shows: CBS’s Madame Secretary and NBC’s The Blacklist. Her film credits include: Wong Fu’s The One (2014), Always (2015), A Different Sun (2016) and Class Rank (2016). She is managed by Clear Talent Group.

Brian Yang, is an actor and producer, best known for his role as “Charlie Fong” on the CBS primetime drama series, Hawaii Five-0. Born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in the Bay Area, Brian began his acting career after he attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied biology and dramatic arts. He works both in front of and behind the camera on projects in the US and throughout Asia. In 2009, he was the host of Shanghai Rush, China’s most extensive reality show to date then and currently he does hosting and production work with several companies that have an interest in professional basketball in the Chinese market (NBA China, Alibaba, Muho TV, ESPN.). His production company, 408 Films, has produced feature films in both the US and Asia including the Jeremy Lin documentary, LINSANITY directed by Evan Jackson Leong. He is currently producing a feature biopic about the former NBA player Stephon Marbury and his life in Beijing called MY OTHER HOME.

Join Goldman Sachs for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!


Join us for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

DATE: Monday May 23, 2016
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST
LOCATION: 200 West Street | New York, NY

We are proud to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Goldman Sachs!


Please join us for an exclusive evening with senior professionals from our firmwide Asian Professionals Network as they share their growing impact within the firm and beyond. This event will feature a fireside chat with divisional senior leadership discussing various topics from the businesses they support to diversity at the firm.  The fireside chat will be followed by a networking reception with Goldman Sachs professionals at our headquarters.


Please note Goldman Sachs will not provide travel and hotel accommodations.


To RSVP for this event, please contact  Space is limited so please RSVP at your earliest convenience to secure your registration.

Asian Heritage Month Celebrations – May 19


Asian Heritage Month Celebration
Flavors of Asia – a culinary experience
Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 6:45 – 9:45pm
Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY, 10017
Our culinary experience takes us on a tour of the exotic cuisines of Asia including:
  • Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean, Thai & Vietnamese Foods to eat
  • Teas of Asia for our attendees to sip
  • Different Asian alcoholic beverages to try
  • Cultural performances
  • and much more!
NAAAP Member: Early Bird – $35
Non-Member: Early Bird – $40
(early bird ends Monday, 5/9 at 11:59PM)
NAAAP Member: Regular – $40
Non-Member: Regular – $45
Come Celebrate Your Asian American Heritage With Us!