NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Draws Big Names for London/New York Dialogue Conference

One-Day Event to Focus on “Keeping the Global City Competitive: The Future of the Financial Industries and the Vital Transportation Systems of London and New York”

NEW YORK, August 30, 2011 - The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate today unveiled its impressive program and roster of speakers for its upcoming London/New York Dialogue Conference. The all-day event will occur on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South.

Experts and industry leaders from London and New York will engage in panel discussions addressing the ways in which each city must grow and change in order to compete in a global market. The overall theme of the event, “Keeping the Global City Competitive: The Future of the Financial Industries and the Vital Transportation Systems of London and New York,” will be covered over the course of the day, as outlined below:

9:00 am: Welcome Remarks
9:15 – 10:15 am: London and New York as World Financial Centers, Post Crisis and the Regulatory Environment
  • Peter J. Solomon, Founder and Chairman, Peter J. Solomon Company, L.P.
10:45 – 12:00 pm: The City Responds: Economic Development Strategy
  • Robert K. Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of New York
  • Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas, Chair, Board of London and Partners; Chair, West End Company, London
12:15 – 2:00 pm: Luncheon Address: Financial Regulation and Global Competition
  • Marisa Lago, Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development, U.S. Department of the Treasury
2:15 – 3:30 pm: Capital Investment for Transport Systems: The Competitive Edge for a Global City
  • Jay Walder, Chair, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Peter Hendy, Commissioner, Transport for London
3:30 – 5:00 pm: The Experts Respond: Observations on Financing Transport Investment
  • Robert E. Paaswell, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, Director, CUNY Institute for Urban Systems
  • Stephen Glaister, CBE, Executive Director, Royal Automobile Club Foundation, London

To register please visit: scps.nyu.edu/london.newyork.

For more information about registration or other programs at NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, please visit the NYU Schack website: scps.nyu.edu/schack.

About the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (www.scps.nyu.edu/schack) 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 graduate degree and related graduate certificate programs—notably the M.S. in Real Estate,  the M.S. in Construction Management and the new M.S in Real Estate Development—which enroll some 700 full- and part-time students from more than 30 countries and have 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 leads globally.