NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Announces Afternoon Lineup for 19th Annual REIT Symposium

Industry Titan Samuel Zell to Conclude Event with Observations on the REIT Industry


New York, NY – March 24, 2014 – The REIT Center of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate (scps.nyu.edu/schack) has announced the afternoon speaker line-up for its 19th Annual REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Symposium, which will take place on Tuesday, April 8 at The Pierre in Manhattan.

“A Conversation with Sam Zell” will cap off eight panels held during the course of the day. Zell, one of the most respected industry veterans, will offer his observations of the REIT industry employing his trademark candor and wit.

The afternoon panels will also include: “Doing Deals in Uncertain Markets” and “State of the Markets,” which follow a lunchtime roundtable that includes the REIT market’s largest investors.

NYU Schack’s REIT Symposium offers a unique forum for comprehensive, high-level discussions and debates among industry leaders. “This year, the Symposium speakers reflect a diverse pool of sophisticated experts who possess in-depth knowledge of the industry and tremendous foresight,” noted NYU Schack Divisional Dean Rosemary Scanlon. “The event offers a great of opportunity to learn from the leaders in the REIT community.”

The afternoon panels will include:

  • Lunch Investor Roundtable. Moderated by Barry Vinocur, editor, REIT Wrap, the panel features: Theodore R. Bigman, managing director and head of Global Real Estate Securities Investing, Morgan Stanley; Ric Clark, senior managing partner and global head of Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management and chief executive officer, Brookfield Property Group; Joseph Harvey, president and chief investment officer, Cohen & Steers, Inc.; Jonathan Litt, founder and chief executive officer, Land & Buildings; and Lou Taylor, partner, Paulson & Co. Inc.
  • Doing Deals in Uncertain Markets - Assessing Risks of Excess Supply, the Internet, Quantitative Easing, Pace of Recovery; Managing the Risks and Doing Deals. Moderated by Thomas A. Grier, managing director, J.P. Morgan Securities, the panel includes: Trevor P. Bond, president and chief executive officer, W.P. Carey Inc.; William P. Hankowsky, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Liberty Property Trust; John B. Kilroy, Jr. chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer, Kilroy Realty Corporation; Richard J. Mack, co-founder and chief executive officer, Mack Real Estate Group; Ralph F. Rosenberg, member, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.; and Steven B. Tanger, president and chief executive officer, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.
  • State of the Markets –Public vs. Private; Debt vs. Equity; Interest Rates; Cap Rates; Inflation; Predictions for the RMZ. Moderated by Guy A. Metcalfe, managing director and chairman of Real Estate Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley, the panel includes: Mitchell E. Hersh, president and chief executive officer, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation; Richard J. Lieb, managing director and head of North American Corporate Advisory, Greenhill & Co., Inc.; Brian Maier, vice chairman and global head of Corporate Finance, Wells Fargo; Adam S. Metz, managing director and head of International Real Estate, The Carlyle Group; Scott H. Rechler, chairman and chief executive officer, RXR Realty LLC, and vice chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and Martin E. Stein, Jr,, chairman and chief executive officer, Regency Centers
  • A Conversation with Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments will be moderated by Adam Emmerich, partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

To register for the REIT Symposium, please visit scps.nyu.edu/reit. If you have any questions regarding registration 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 (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 offers graduate degrees—notably the M.S. in Real Estate, the M.S. in Construction Management, and the M.S. in Real Estate Development—as well as graduate certificates in real estate and construction management, all of which enroll nearly 700 full- and part-time students from more than 30 countries, with over 3,000 graduates around the globe. In September 2013, the Schack Institute launched a new B.S. Degree in Real Estate.

Each year, approximately 4,200 working professionals enroll in the Institute’s certificate programs, noncredit courses, intensives, 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 is home to 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 academic divisions within the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU‑SCPS), which offers a broad range of professionally focused undergraduate, graduate, and noncredit offerings.

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.