NEW YORK, October 15, 2013—The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate will host its 46th Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate titled We're Back: Leadership's Guide to Capturing Opportunities in the Global Real Estate Markets on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at The Pierre. Among the exciting changes to the agenda this year, the conference will include a new "Battle of the Titans" keynote panel. Six thought-provoking panels, plus a one-on-one session, will cover various topics in capital markets including new opportunities, sovereign debt, the ongoing impact of the U.S. financial crisis and other current trends in the marketplace.
The Battle of the Titans panel, "Mega Developments in the Magical City of Oz," will feature real estate luminaries David R. Greenbaum, President, New York Division, Vornado Realty Trust; Marty S. Burger, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties, Inc.; L. Jay Cross, President, Related Hudson Yards; MaryAnne Gilmartin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Forest City Ratner Companies; and Dennis Friedrich, Chief Executive Officer, Brookfield Office Properties.
This year's conference chair is Robert S. Blumenthal Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Executive Committee Member, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. Co-chairs are: Jeffrey A. Barclay Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Executive Committee Member, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate; Richard A. Kessler Chief Operating Officer, Benenson Capital Partners, LLC; Executive Committee Member and Adjunct Associate Professor, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate; and John Z. Kukral President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwood Investors.
Jonathan D. Gray, Global Head of Real Estate, Blackstone, will be featured in the one-on-one panel moderated by James D. Kuhn, president of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and chairman of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Advisory Board.
This year's "NYC: We Are the Golden Apple" panel will focus on the challenges and opportunities for continued supremacy in real estate markets. As in previous years, this panel will close out the conference with New York City real estate royalty, including Marc Holliday, Chief Executive Officer of SL Green Realty; William L. Mack, Chairman of Mack Real Estate Group; Scott Rechler, Chairman and Chief Executive Office, RXR Realty LLC, and Vice Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Senior Representative on the Board); William C. Rudin, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rudin Management Company, Inc.; and Larry A. Silverstein, president and Chief Executive Officer of Silverstein Properties, Inc. and Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. This panel will be moderated by Robert S. Blumenthal.
Other panels featuring the industry's leaders will focus on liquidity, international equity and sovereign investment funds, permanent capital and structured finance, global real estate outlook and the next generation of young drivers of equity.
"Every year, NYU Schack's Capital Markets Conference gathers some of the best and brightest minds in the industry to share insights and information that is relevant and timely for real estate professionals," said Rosemary Scanlon, divisional dean of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. "This year's panelists will give everyone new ideas to think about and the opportunity to network with some of the most prominent names in New York real estate. We look forward to what promises to be one of the most-well-attended conferences of the year."
The conference begins at 8 a.m. Registration is now open.
To view the complete conference agenda and to register, please visit: scps.nyu.edu/capital.