Join over 150 global real estate leaders at the exclusive Four Seasons Hotel to learn about the current state of the global real estate markets. 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 6th 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. Through events like this conference, the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate is setting the standard for real estate in the new millennium.
Thank you to our planning committee, event sponsors, speakers, board members, alumni, students, and other invited guests for another successful event!
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Four Seasons Hotel, 57 E. 57th Street
Co-sponsored by Annaly and Societe Generale
The Four Seasons Hotel
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Michael Brennan, Irgens Executive Director, James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Big Picture: Global Trends in Real Estate
Robert White, CRE, FRICS; Founder & President, Real Capital Analytics, Inc.
Session 1: Global Capital Flows: How to Navigate an Increasingly Complex Investment World
Sponsored by Real Capital Analytics
Investors are faced with increasingly complex geopolitical issues as they seek to create and implement their global real estate investment strategies for 2017 and beyond. How will Brexit affect the property markets of the UK and Europe? How will the results of the 2016 elections in the United States – and the 2017 elections in France and Germany – impact the flow of capital? What is likely to happen to capital flows from China and the sovereign wealth funds of the Middle East? Our expert panelists will answer these questions and share their insights on how to find and take advantage of the best investment opportunities around the world.
Moderator: Bradley Olsen, President, Atlantic Partners, Ltd.
Pierre Bergevin, Managing Partner, Brookfield Financial
Lucy Fletcher, Managing Director, International Capital Group and Americas Capital Markets, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
Robert Perry, Principal/Executive Managing Director, CBRE Global Investors
Matthew Scholl, Executive Director, Head of Investment Management Americas, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Sponsored by US Bank
Session 2: How Technology is Reshaping Global Real Estate
Sponsored by Amherst Capital Management
Technological innovation is radically changing how and where people choose to work, live and play on a global scale, essentially forcing us to rethink the built environment--and our place in it. The impact of technology on real estate was brought home in January with the world's first 3D-printed apartment building in China. Over the next 10 years, experts say it will completely disrupt commercial real estate. How will these new technologies impact commercial real estate and construction practices? How can you strategically respond to these trends and disruptive technologies? This session will explore some of the hottest emerging technologies that will reshape the commercial real estate industry in coming years.
Moderator: Zach Aarons, Co-Founder & Advisor, MetaProp NYC
Panelists: Noah Isaacs, Co-Founder, Bowery Real Estate Systems
Alex Rangel, CEO, Ravti
Brandon Weber, CEO and Founder, Hightower
|11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Session 3: The Affordable Housing Challenge: Global Trends and Success Stories
Sponsored by Ackman Ziff
According to the McKinsey Global Housing Institute, "an estimated 330 million urban households around the world live in substandard housing or are financially stretched by housing costs. The benefits of improved housing have tremendous multiplier effects, ranging from improved sanitation and health, job creation, reduced poverty, more stability and creation of household wealth and national GDP growth.” While the problem is vast, this panel will focus on how to address the various elements of affordable housing creation, consider the tools available throughout the housing supply chain and examine examples of successes in the U.S. and abroad.
Moderator: Frederick Cooper, Senior Vice President, Finance, International Development & Investor Relations, Toll Brothers
Preston Mendenhall, Head of Corporate Affairs, Rendeavour
Ron Moelis, CEO & Founding Partner, L+M Development Partners
Roberto Moreno, Co-Founder & President CEO, Amarilo Holdings
Co-Sponsored by Brennan Investment Group and Mayer Brown
Session 4: CEO Keynote Conversation: A View from the Top
Sponsored by Eastdil Secured
What are the key emerging trends that will shape the real estate market in 2016? 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: David Thalhamer, Senior Managing Director, Ferguson Partners, Ltd.
Scott Brown, Global Head of Real Estate, Barings Real Estate Advisers
Kevin Faxon, Managing Director & Head of Real Estate, Americas, J.P. Morgan
Sonny Kalsi, Founder & Partner, GreenOak Real Estate
Jay Mantz, President, Rialto Capital Management
Timothy Riddiough, Professor and Academic Director, James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
||Informal Networking Reception
The Four Seasons Hotel TY Bar
Zach AaronsBiographyCo-FounderMetaProp NYCProject ManagerMillennium Partners Pierre BergevinBiographyManaging PartnerBrookfield Financial Michael BrennanBiographyIrgens Executive DirectorJames A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-MadisonChairman, Managing PrincipalBrennan Investment Group Scott BrownBiographyGlobal Head of Real EstateBarings Real Estate Advisers Frederick CooperBiographySenior Vice President, Finance, International Development & Investor RelationsToll Brothers, Inc. Kevin FaxonBiographyManaging Director and Head of Real Estate, AmericasJ.P. Morgan Lucy FletcherBiographyManaging Director, International Capital Group and Americas Capital Markets Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Noah IsaacsBiographyCo-FounderBowery Real Estate Systems Sonny KalsiBiographyFounder and PartnerGreenOak Real Estate Jay MantzBiographyPresidentRialto Capital Management Preston MendenhallBiographyHead of Corporate AffairsRendeavour Ron MoelisBiographyCEO & Founding PartnerL+M Development Partners Roberto MorenoBiographyCo-Founder & President CEO Amarilo Holdings Bradley OlsenBiographyPresidentAtlantic Partners, Ltd. Robert PerryBiographyPrincipal/Executive Managing DirectorCBRE Global Investors Timothy RiddioughBiographyProfessor and Academic DirectorJames A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison Matthew SchollBiographyExecutive Director, Head of Investment Management AmericasUnion Investment Real Estate GmbH David ThalhamerBiographySenior Managing DirectorFerguson Partners, Ltd. Brandon WeberBiographyCEO and FounderHightower Robert WhiteBiographyFounder and PresidentReal Capital Analytics
Location and Lodging
All events will take place at the Four Seasons, 57 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022, on Thursday, November 10, 2016.
Click here for directions.
The Graaskamp Center does not have a room block at the Four Seasons for this event. Conference guests are welcome to arrange their own accommodations at the Four Seasons, or there are a number of alternative lodging options in Midtown, including:
Hilton Garden Inn Times Square
790 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
212-581-7000 | hilton.com
Park Central Hotel
870 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
212-247-8000 | parkcentralny.com
Sheraton Times Square
811 7th Avenue 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
212-581-10009 | sheratonnewyork.com
Hyatt Times Square
135 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
646-364-1234 | hyatt.com