Bascom Hall

Virtual Event: Wednesday, January 13

How should you be planning for 2021? Find out on January 13th when Graaskamp Center Director Mark Eppli  presents the 2021 Graaskamp Center Real Estate Outlook.

The impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and the CRE industry has made 2020 one the most memorable years in recent history. With a vaccine on the horizon, Dr. Eppli will drill-down on what the real estate market is going to look like on the heels of the COVID-19 health crisis and the presidential election, and help you navigate the market, the opportunities, and the uncertainties.

Board members, alumni and guests are invited to join us at this exclusive, invitation-only event designed to facilitate high-level conversation on issues critical to leaders of the real estate industry.

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Time: 11:30 am -12:15 pm

Welcome/Introductions: Michael Brennan, Irgens Executive Director of the Graaskamp Center

Presenter: Mark Eppli, Director of the Graaskamp Center

*Register here. *You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom event link.

Please note, the program will begin promptly at 11:30, so we encourage guests to login slightly early. This event is invitation only. Please contact the Graaskamp Center at graaskamp@bus.wisc.edu with any event inquiries.

About Mark Eppli

Mark Eppli is Director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, Eppli served as Interim James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration from 2012 to 2015 and as a professor of finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate at Marquette University. He has been instrumental in building the Center for Real Estate and the real estate program at Marquette that has enhanced the reputation of the business school not only regionally but also nationally.

Widely published in commercial real estate finance, development and valuation, his research has been published in dozens of top-respected real estate journals. Dr. Eppli is co-author of two books: Real Estate Development: Principles and Process and Valuing the New Urbanism, both published by the Urban Land Institute. He is an independent board member for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago since 2012, and he is immediate past president of the nonprofit Real Estate Research Institute. Dr. Eppli was named a "Distinguished Fellow" by NAIOP, a national commercial real estate organization, which recognizes him as a foremost real estate policy expert. He has also received awards from the Greater Washington Urban League and the Urban Land Institute for his efforts to attract minorities to the real estate profession.

Dr. Eppli earned his Ph.D., Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Featured Speaker

Mark Eppli
Mark Eppli
Director of the Graaskamp Center 

Event Sponsors

Wisconsin School of Business | James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate

Bascom Hall

Virtual Event: Wednesday, September 16

Board members and guests are invited to join us at this exclusive, invitation-only event designed to facilitate high-level conversation on issues critical to leaders of the real estate industry. Karen Case, will present the real estate industry outlook and discuss the real estate industry outlook, challenges and opportunities, including the impact of COVID, from immediate effects to how it could reshape the future.

Karen Case, Executive Managing Director and President of Commercial Real Estate at CIBC, will be our keynote speaker. She oversees the groups that develop and manage real estate finance and banking relationships with dynamic and growing commercial real estate developers, investors, owners and operators across the U.S. Case is a member of the U.S. Region Executive Committee.

Case most recently served as President, Commercial Real Estate, for The Private Bank, which was acquired by CIBC in June 2017.

Michael Brennan, Irgens Executive Director of the Graaskamp Center, will also be providing a brief update on the Center and Wisconsin Real Estate Program before the keynote.

We welcome board members, alumni, and special guests to join industry leaders and Graaskamp Center staff for this great event:

Date: Virtual Event: September 16, 2020

Presenter: Karen Case, Executive Managing Director and President of Commercial Real Estate at CIBC

TIme: 11:30-12:15 pm

Please note, the program will begin promptly at 11:30, so we encourage guests to login slightly early. This event is invitation only. Please contact the Graaskamp Center at graaskamp@bus.wisc.edu with any event inquiries.

Featured Speaker

Karen Case
Karen Case
Executive Managing Director and 
President of Commercial Real, CIBC

Event Sponsors

Wisconsin School of Business | James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate

Chicago

Virtual Event: Wednesday, October 14

Board members and guests are invited to join us at this exclusive, invitation-only event designed to facilitate high-level conversation on issues critical to leaders of the real estate industry. Nadeem Meghji will present the real estate industry outlook and discuss the real estate industry outlook, challenges and opportunities, including the impact of COVID, from immediate effects to how it could reshape the future.

Nadeem Meghji, Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and Head of Real Estate Americas at Blackstone, will be our keynote speaker. Mr. Meghji has played a leadership role in Blackstone's investment activity in the US, including the acquisition of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, Biomed Realty Trust, and Brixmor Property Group.  Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Meghji worked as an associate at the Lionstone Group.  Mr. Meghji received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, where he graduated summa cum laude.  He received a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  Mr. Meghji serves as a board member for the Lupus Research Alliance and is the Co-Chair of the annual Rally Against Lupus fundraiser.  Mr. Meghji was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2018.

Michael Brennan, Irgens Executive Director of the Graaskamp Center, will also be providing a brief update on the Center and Wisconsin Real Estate Program before the keynote.

We welcome board members, alumni, and special guests to join industry leaders and Graaskamp Center staff for this great event:

Date: Virtual Event: October 14, 2020

Presenter: Nadeem Meghji, Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and Head of Real Estate Americas at Blackstone

TIme: 11:30-12:15 pm

Please note, the program will begin promptly at 11:30, so we encourage guests to login slightly early. This event is invitation only. Please contact the Graaskamp Center at graaskamp@bus.wisc.edu with any event inquiries.

Featured Speaker

Karen Case
Nadeem Meghji
Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and 
Head of Real Estate Americas at Blackstone

Event Sponsors

Wisconsin School of Business | James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate

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Virtual Event: Wednesday, November 18

Board members, alumni and guests are invited to join us at this exclusive, invitation-only event designed to facilitate high-level conversation on issues critical to leaders of the real estate industry. Jim Costello, Senior Vice President, Real Capital Analytics will present the real estate industry outlook and discuss important domestic and global trends, challenges and opportunities, including the impact of COVID, from immediate effects to how it might reshape the future of real estate

Michael Brennan, Irgens Executive Director of the Graaskamp Center, will also be providing a brief update on the Center and Wisconsin Real Estate Program before the keynote.

Date: Virtual Event: November 18, 2020

Presenter: Jim Costello, CRE, Senior Vice President, Real Capital Analytics

TIme: 11:30-12:15 pm

Please note, the program will begin promptly at 11:30, so we encourage guests to login slightly early. This event is invitation only. Please contact the Graaskamp Center at graaskamp@bus.wisc.edu with any event inquiries.

About Jim Costello:

In his role at Real Capital Analytics (RCA), Jim Costello analyzes the global commercial property markets and communicates market performance to RCA clients to help them formulate their strategies, source new opportunities, and execute their deals. An industry pioneer since 2000, RCA has earned a reputation of having the most timely and reliable transaction data and providing valuable intelligence on market pricing, capital flows and investment trends.

Prior to working at Real Capital Analytics, Costello has worked in the CRE space on issues of urban economics since 1990, including a 20 year stint at CBRE with the Torto Wheaton Research team. He expanded the reach of the Torto Wheaton Research developing forecasts of global market fundamentals. Costello also developed approaches to pair the forecast results with frameworks to answer investor questions on asset values and relative investment opportunities.

Costello also provided advice to the Treasury Department and other policy makers in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis and helped educate these professionals on commercial real estate performance. He has recently been made a member of the Commercial Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Administration and is working there as well to help policy makers understand our industry. Costello is expanding the capabilities of the Real Capital Analytics team on issues of real estate market dynamics. Jim has a Master’s degree in economics and is a member of The Counselors of Real Estate.

Featured Speaker

Jim Costello
Jim Costello
CRE and Senior Vice President 
Real Capital Analytics

Event Sponsors

Wisconsin School of Business | James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate