February 12, 2013  
  The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School

2012 Real Estate Symposium

photo: 2012 Real Estate Symposium Keynote AddressThe fifth-annual Columbia Business School Real Estate Symposium took place on December 4, 2012, at Faculty House, with more than 180 alumni representing classes from 1961 to 2012. David E. Simon ’85, chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group, delivered the keynote address. Thanks to our MBA student reporters, we have full reports from all sessions. View slideshow . . .

Opening Remarks and Keynote Address

photo: David E. SimonDean Glenn Hubbard kicked off the symposium by reminding the audience of the important place real estate maintains in the broader economy. Opening the keynote address, David E. Simon ’85 noted his surprise at the rapid recovery from the crisis, particularly for retail real estate assets. Read more . . .

Assessing Risk and Return in a Global Real Estate Market

photo: Peter Ballon and Lynne B. Sagalyn The main panel centered on how some of the largest and most active institutional real estate investors think about allocating capital. Three panelists whose companies collectively manage tens of billions of dollars in real estate spoke to these issues. Read more . . .

Consolidating and Recapitalizing Real Estate Businesses

photo: Jeffrey A. Barclay and Stephen J. Furnary This breakout panel brought together highly accomplished professionals from across the real estate industry for a good-humored and wide-ranging discussion on the sector at large. While covering many topics, panelists kept to the underlying themes of the current economic environment and the future of real estate as an asset class. Read more . . .

Real Estate Development in New York City in the Digital Age

photo: Tommy Craig and MaryAnne Gilmartin This breakout panel addressed the current state of the development market and how an infusion of tech firms into the local marketplace has altered the equation for real estate executives. Read more . . .

Special Servicing — 360 Degrees

photo: Special Servicing Panel Panelists discussed the evolution, current state, and future challenges of the special servicing industry, including CMBS and conflicts of interests. Read more . . .


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