Join over 150 global real estate leaders at the historic NYSE to learn about the current state of the global real estate markets at the 8th annual Global Real Estate Markets Conference. As the real estate industry - and the world around us - continues its rapid evolution, you’ll hear from industry thought leaders and visionaries on how to navigate the global real estate landscape and where to find the global market opportunities. Panel sessions and case studies will bring to life the challenges of and agility needed when doing business in global markets. Returning to New York for its 8th year, the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is proud to partner with Toll Brothers to host this premier industry forum.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a long and honored tradition of excellence in education and research in the discipline of real estate and urban land economics and our Real Estate Program is consistently ranked one of the best by US News and World Report. The James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate is setting the standard for real estate education in the new millennium.
Tuesday, October 30
New York Stock Exchange
Please allow extra time for security screening. A state-issued ID will be required.
Sponsored by Metzler Real Estate
NYSE Freedom Hall
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Michael Brennan, Irgens Executive Director, James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
The Big Picture: Global Trends in Real Estate
Real Capital Analytics
Keith Breslauer, Founder and CEO, Patron Capital
Session 1: Global Interest in U.S. Real Estate
Sponsored by Amherst Capital Management
While the US political environment and fears that the market has peaked are limiting the demand for US real estate on the part of some foreign investors, the US still remains the first choice for many global institutional investors seeking diversification from their home markets. This panel, moderated by the head of international portfolio management of one of Canada’s largest institutional investors, features a major international investor, a global fund manager and a leading capital markets advisor. These experts will share their views on the US real estate markets as we look forward to 2019.
Moderator: Lucy Fletcher, Senior Vice President, International Portfolio Management, QuadReal Property Group
Christopher Ludeman, President, Capital Markets, CBRE
Susan Mello, Managing Director, PGIM Real Estate
Richard Varkey, Senior Portfolio Manager, HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan)
Sponsored by US Bank
Session 2: Global Debt Markets - Growth and Innovation from Various Sides
Sponsored by Societe Generale
Most investors have historically been focused on owning the real estate equity, but the debt side of the equation is rapidly evolving as an asset class unto itself. Many have predicted that debt origination activity will reach or exceed 2007 levels as nearly every lender is back in the game, including CMBS originators. What can you expect from the global debt markets in 2018? Our panelists offer insight into the global lending environment as well as their underwriting parameters in an increasingly competitive lending environment.
Moderator: Marc Warren, Principal, Ackman-Ziff
Christopher Kelly, Managing Director, Amherst Capital Management
Dan Thomas, President, DT Capital Group; and former President, Bank of the Ozarks
Josh Wechter, CIO, Jamestown Properties
|11:20 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Session 3: Creative Solutions to the Global Affordable Housing Challenge
Sponsored by Lennar International
Most investors have historically been focused on owning the real estate equity, but the debt side of the equation has grown into a separate asset class unto itself. Liquidity from banks, insurance companies, non-banks and other sources, both traditional and non-traditional, have recently expanded in size and in their missions. What can you expect from the global debt markets for the rest of the cycle? Our panelists offer insight into the global lending environment and “here they see value" in an increasingly competitive lending environment.
Moderator: Raphael Dawson, Principal, Walton Street Capital
Malayappan Murali, CEO, Shriram Properties
Alberto Smeke, Senior Associate, Grupo Alsavision
Sponsored by Mayer Brown
Session 4: CEO Keynote Conversation: A View from the Top
Sponsored by Lennar International
What are the key emerging trends that will shape the real estate market in 2019? What does the future hold for global real estate investment and development? What do industry leaders say about the outlook for global real estate, metro areas, finance and capital markets, and other real estate issues? Leading voices in the global real estate industry will share their perspectives and predictions about what business leaders need to address as the future unfolds.
Moderator: Michael Brennan, Executive Director, James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
Ken Bernstein, President and CEO, Acadia Realty Trust
Greta Guggenheim, Chief Executive Officer and President, TPG Real Estate Finance Trust
Juan Monroy, CEO, FIBRA Macquarie Infrastructure
Andra Ghent, Academic Director & Associate Professor, James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
Alberto SmekeBiographySenior AssociateGrupo Alsavision Greta GuggenheimBiographyCEO and PresidentTPG Real Estate Finance Trust Keith BreslauerBiographyFounder and CEOPatron Capital Lucy FletcherBiographySenior Vice PresidentQuadReal Property Group Richard VarkeyBiographySenior Portfolio Manager, Real EstateHealthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Michael BrennanBiographyIrgens Executive DirectorJames A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-MadisonChairman, Managing PrincipalBrennan Investment Group Christopher LudemanBiographyGlobal President of Capital MarketsCBRE Frederick CooperBiographySenior Vice President, Finance, International Development & Investor RelationsToll Brothers, Inc. Andra GhentBiographyAcademic Director & Associate ProfessorJames A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate Susan MelloBiographyPrincipalPrudential Real Estate Investors Christopher KellyBiographyManaging Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate LendingAmherst Capital Management Dan ThomasBiographyPresidentLand Development Corporation Joshua WechterBiographyManaging Director and the Co-Chief Investment Officer Jamestown Raphael DawsonBiographyPrincipal and Senior Asset Manager Walton Street Capital Malayappan MuraliBiographyCEO and MDShriram Properties Juan MonroyBiographyCEOFIBRA Mccquarie Infrastructure Ken BernsteinBiographyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerAcadia Realty Trust
Location and Lodging
*IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION*
All events will take place at the New York Stock Exchange, located at 11 Wall Street. Please use the 2 Broad Street Entrance at the corner of Broad Street and Wall Street. Names of all registered conference participants will be on a list with security at the Exchange. *Please bring a state-issued identification or passport and allow extra time for security screening.*
All events will take place at the New York Stock Exchange in the Freedom Hall.
Nearest subways to New York Stock Exchange:
2/3 or 4/5 to Wall Street; N, R, or W to Rector Street
There are a number of hotels in the Financial District convenient to the Exchange:
Club Quarters, Wall Street
52 William Street, New York, NY 10005
212-269-6400 | clubquarters.com
Holiday Inn Wall Street
126 Water Street, New York, NY 10005
1-888-465-4329 | holidayinn.com
W New York - Downtown
123 Washington Street, New York, NY 10006
646-826-8600 | wnewyorkdowntown.com
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York City - Financial District
8 Stone Street, New York, NY 10004
212-480-9100 | hilton.com