NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Announces Afternoon Panels at 17th Annual REIT Symposium

Mack and Zell to take another “View from 10,000 Feet”

NEW YORK, March 26, 2012 – The REIT Center at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate announced today the line-up of top real estate executives who will headline next month’s 17th Annual REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Symposium. This year’s Conference theme is “Doing Deals in Volatile Markets.”

The influential Symposium, which will take place on Thursday, April 19th at the Pierre Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, offers a unique forum for sophisticated, high-level discussions and is the must-attend event for hundreds of senior REIT executives, newsmakers, and industry movers and shakers.

Afternoon panels include:

  • INVESTOR ROUNDTABLE – with moderator Barry Vinocur, editor of REIT Wrap, and panelists William A. Ackman, founder and chief executive officer, Pershing Square Capital Management LP; Theodore R. Bigman, managing director, Morgan Stanley; Jonathan D. Gray, global head of Real Estate, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors; and Joseph Harvey, president, Cohen & Steers, Inc. 
  • THE NEW CONSOLIDATION AND GLOBALIZATION WAVES – Revisiting the Bigger Is Better Thesis; Does the World Need More Than 30 Large-Cap REITs? Is Globalization Finally Happening? Who Shall Consolidate and Who Shall Be Consolidated? with moderator Michael Bilerman, managing director, Citi Investment Research, and panelists Martin Cohen, co-chairman and co-chief executive officer, Cohen & Steers, Inc.; Andrew J. Jonas, managing director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Joel S. Marcus, chairman, chief executive officer, and founder, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.; Murray J. McCabe, global co-head of Real Estate Investment Banking, JPMorgan Securities, LLC; David J. Neithercut, president and chief executive officer, Equity Residential; and Steve B. Tanger, president and chief executive officer, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. 
  • THE VIEW FROM 10,000 FEET, ROUND VII – an audience favorite with moderator Robin Panovka, partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and panelists William L. Mack, chairman and founder, AREA Property Partners, and Samuel Zell, chairman, Equity Group Investments.

Previously announced introductions and welcoming remarks will be presented by James D. Kuhn, president, Newmark Knight Frank, and chairman of the NYU Schack advisory board; Ronald L. Havner, Jr., chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Public Storage, Inc.; Adam O. Emmerich, partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and Rosemary Scanlon, interim divisional dean, academic director, and clinical associate professor, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate.  Morning panels include: The Two-Year Plan, REITS vs. Private Equity, and Structuring and Financing Deals.

The full agenda can be found at http://www.scps.nyu.edu/reit.

To register for the event, please visit the registration page on the NYU Schack website.  If you have any questions regarding this symposium, please contact Jessica Estrada-Watson at 212-992-3618 or jessica.watson@nyu.edu.

About the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (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 M.S. in Real Estate Development—which enroll almost 800 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 4,200 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.

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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.