February 5, 2014  
  The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School

2013 Symposium Breaks Records 

photo: Sagalyn, Zell, BermanThe largest-ever annual Real Estate Symposium took place on December 9 at a new Midtown location, with 200 alumni from 1959 to 2013 in attendance. Sam Zell, chairman, Equity Group Investments, delivered the keynote address.
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Keynote by Sam Zell

photo: Sam ZellREIT industry pioneer Sam Zell shared his dynamic perspectives on the REIT industry, real estate emerging markets, and entrepreneurship.

What’s on CEOs’ Minds?

photo: CEOsProfessor Lynne B. Sagalyn moderated a discussion by CEOs about the branding implications of the term “REIT,” challenges in the industry, and the emergence of e-commerce as a competitor.

Where Is the New York Market Headed?

photo: NYC panel discussionExecutives from top firms discussed recent trends in the local real estate market and whether continued appreciation is likely.

What Are Investors Looking For?

photo: Hason and LashineThe equity panel presented varying perspectives on topics including investor needs, market trends, fundraising, and where to find value.

Navigating Today’s Debt Markets

photo: debt panelistsExperts from several major firms discussed debt investment products and opportunities.


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