Zell and Mack to Speak at NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate's 17th Annual REIT Symposium

Last chance to register for top industry event

NEW YORK, April 6, 2012 – Tickets are selling fast, and time is almost up to reserve a seat at the 17th Annual REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Symposium presented by The REIT Center at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. The Conference, “Doing Deals in Volatile Markets,” will take place on Thursday, April 19th at the Pierre Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

The stars of the real estate industry will be participating in the day’s events including Samuel Zell, chairman, Equity Group Investments, and William L. Mack, chairman and founder, AREA Property Partners, who will both be interviewed individually by REIT Symposium Co-chair Robin Panovka, partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

The day-long event 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.
The day’s agenda includes: A Keynote Address by Ronald L. Havner, Jr., chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Public Storage, Inc., who will receive the Visionary Award; “The Two-Year Plan”; “REITS vs. Private Equity”; “Structuring and Financing Deals”; the “Investor Roundtable”; and “The New Consolidation and Globalization Waves.”

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 or sponsorship opportunities, 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 (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 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.

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.