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Columbia University Business School Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate

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2016 Real Estate Symposium
2016 Real Estate Symposium Highlights  

The 9th Annual Real Estate Symposium took place on December 12, 2016 at the Columbia Club of New York. Hosted by the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and the Real Estate Circle of Columbia Business School, this alumni-only educational forum provided an immersive day of insightful dialogue between an accomplished array of industry leaders. Over 200 alumni spanning 54 graduation years attended the sold-out event. The day consisted of wide-ranging discussions on topics of importance, such as market trends and investing in economic and political uncertainty, along with networking opportunities of the highest caliber. View photos.

Keynote Speaker: Roy March of Eastdil Secured

The Chief Executive Officer of Eastdil Secured opened with a thorough overview of the past year’s investment activity, and offered insights on the market’s direction. With more than $1.4 trillion in transactions over the life of his firm, he commented that “dollars are important, but the information from transactions is the real resource for real estate.” Read the full report.

  Keynote Speaker Roy March
Breakout Panel: Future of Investing in Cities
Breakout Panel: Future of Investing in Cities  

Professor Christopher Mayer, co-director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, led a panel on urban growth and development. He kicked off the discussion by inviting the four esteemed panelists to share their projects of note. Panelists included Nicholas Bienstock ’96 of Savanna, Richard Coles of Vanbarton Group, Matt Bronfman of Jamestown, and Jeffrey Kaplan of Meadow Partners. Read the full report.

Breakout Panel: Shadow Banking — The Growth of Alternative Lending

John Klopp of Morgan Stanley and Chairman of the MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board, led a panel of four distinguished real estate professionals in a spirited discussion regarding the growth of alternative lending, while also debating what the future had in store for the industry. The panel included Jeffrey Citrin of Square Mile Capital Management, Greta Guggenheim of TPG Real Estate Finance Trust, Michael Magner of Natixis Real Estate Capital, and Michael Nash of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. Read the full report.

  Breakout Panel: Shadow Banking-The Growth of Alternative Lending
Breakout Panel: Investing Globally in Economic and Political Uncertainty
Breakout Panel: Investing Globally in Economic and Political Uncertainty  

Taking into consideration the new political climate, instability in Europe, reliance on foreign investment in US markets, and recent valuations in commercial real estate, the panel, moderated by David Sherman ’82, of Metropolitan Real Estate and co-director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, provided some varied and interesting perspectives on what it means to be a global investor in today’s world. Panelists included Sonny Kalsi of GreenOak, William Rahm of Centerbridge Partners, Nancy Lashine ’81 of Park Madison Partners, and Steven Hason of APG Asset Management. Read the full report.

Closing Discussion on Retail

Scott Malkin, founder and chairman of Value Retail, shared his thoughts on the future of retail and the trade-offs between efficiency and experience in a fireside chat with LeFrak Managing Director and Adjunct Professor Camille Douglas. Read the full report.

  Camille Douglas and Scott Malkin
Save the Date

May 4, 2017

Real Estate Alumni Reception

The 2017 Real Estate Alumni Reception will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Columbia Club of New York. Registration will open in early spring.

February 15, 2017

Power at Ground Zero

Join author Lynne Sagalyn as she dissects the complicated, expensive, and emotionally supercharged reconstruction of Ground Zero. She discusses her new book, Power at Ground Zero, with Seth Pinksy at the Museum of the City of New York. Use the code POWER1 for $10 tickets.

 

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