High-Profile Panelists Confirmed at NYU Schack's 44th Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate

Industry Titans Silverstein, Rudin, Ross, Mack, and Other Global Real Estate Leaders to Converge, Debate at Fall Conference

NEW YORK, October 24, 2011 – The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate announced today that more than a dozen of the real estate industry’s top executives will participate in its upcoming 44th Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate.

The theme of this year’s Capital Markets Conference, which will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York, is “The Velocity of Reward and Risk in the Age of Social Networking: The Express Lane to a Recovery in the Global Real Estate Capital Markets.”

Conference Chair Robert S. Blumenthal, managing director at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., will moderate the annual star-studded legends panel, “New York City: We Are the Golden Apple.” Panelists include Michael D. Fascitelli, president, chief executive officer, and trustee, Vornado Realty Trust; Marc Holliday, chief executive officer, SL Green Realty; William Mack, founder and chairman, AREA Property Managers; Stephen Ross, chairman, chief executive officer, and founder, Related Companies; William C. Rudin, chief executive officer & vice chairman, Rudin Management Company, Inc.; and Larry A. Silverstein, president and chief executive officer, Silverstein Properties, Inc.

“Against the backdrop of a highly-volatile global economy, this year’s Capital Markets in Real Estate Conference is certain to be one of the most informative and engaging events of the year,” said Rosemary Scanlon, interim divisional dean of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. “Our moderators and panelists are all legendary names from the realms of real estate private equity, structured finance, REITs, and related fields. Attendees at this conference will gain a keen insight of what is happening in the real estate capital markets.”

Additional industry leaders will be confirmed to the panel rosters over the coming weeks as demand to participate and attend NYU Schack’s Capital Markets Conference continues to build.

NYU Schack is welcoming corporate sponsorships for its Capital Markets Conference. 100 percent of the net proceeds will go exclusively to support NYU Schack students and advance academic and research initiatives at NYU Schack. Major supporters of the conference include: Deutsche Bank; Fitch Ratings; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Greenberg Traurig LLP; Newmark Knight Frank; Benenson Capital Partners LLC; and Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jessica Estrada-Watson at jessica.watson@nyu.edu.

Registration for the conference is now open. To view the complete conference agenda and to register, please visit: www.scps.nyu.edu/capital.

About the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate was founded in 1967, at the initiative of prominent real estate leaders who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that provided an educational foundation for professionals within their industry. Today, NYU Schack is home to three graduate degrees and related graduate certificate programs— the M.S. in Real Estate, the M.S. in Construction Management and the new MS in Real Estate Development—which enroll some 700 full- and part-time students from more than 30 countries. The NYU Schack Institute now has nearly 2,500 alumni degree-holders around the globe. In addition, each year approximately 7,200 working professionals enroll in the Institute's professional certificate programs, noncredit courses, and licensure-related offerings in such areas as real estate finance, sales and brokerage, sustainable design, facilities management, and architecture and civil engineering. The Institute also houses the NYU REIT Center and the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment and hosts key industry events, including annual conferences on Real Estate Capital Markets and REITs. NYU Schack is one of several comprehensive academic divisions within the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region is a global leader.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.