NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate to Host First National Symposium of Women in Real Estate
 
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NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate to Host First National Symposium of Women in Real Estate

Wendy Silverstein, Chief Executive Officer of New York REIT, and a Powerful Line Up of Highly Influential Real Estate Women Will Discuss the Outlook for the Real Estate Market at the October 19th Event

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NEW YORK, October 16, 2017 – The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate will host its First National Symposium of Women in Real Estate on Thursday, October 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life. The Symposium will convene women serving in senior leadership roles at the industry’s most prominent firms for a wide-ranging discussion of the real estate market outlook and the forces shaping property investment, financing, and development. The event, which will attract panelists from across the country, also serves as a critical mentorship platform for women executives and the next generation of industry leaders.

Wendy Silverstein
, chief executive officer of New York REIT, will be presented with the first annual WIRE Leadership Award by Conference Chair Darcy Stacom, chairman and head of NYC Capital Markets, CBRE. Prior to joining New York REIT, Silverstein served as executive vice president and cohead of acquisitions and capital markets for Vornado Realty Trust, where she oversaw the firm’s capital market activities, including all equity, debt, and derivative transactions, and a variety of real estate and corporate acquisitions. Following the award presentation, Silverstein and Stacom will engage in a “fireside chat,” titled “Standing on the Glass Ceiling.”

More than two dozen of real estate’s most influential women from companies such as Blackstone; Brookfield Property Partners; CBRE; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; JPMorgan Chase & Co; Morgan Stanley, Redfin, among others, will participate in panel discussions about the outlook for capital markets and investment, financing and debt markets, construction and development, the future of cities, the status of women in real estate, and the outlook for the multifamily sector.

Noting that the Symposium is one of several events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Schack Institute of Real Estate, Conference Host Sam Chandan, Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment and associate dean for the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate asserted, “The Symposium agenda features some of the most influential people in the industry debating the outlook for investment and capital flows, construction and development, and the changing urban landscape.” He added, “The industry has made progress in clearing the obstacles facing women rising to leadership roles. This symposium celebrates the contributions of real estate's leading women but does not shy away from a hard look at where the industry lags behind.”

Alongside Chandan, Billie Gastic, associate dean for the NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies – which, in addition to NYUSPS Schack, offers an undergraduate program in real estate – serves as a conference host.

Three powerful women in real estate serve as conference chairs: Laurie Golub, formerly chief operating officer and general counsel, HFZ Capital Group; Joanne Minieri, executive vice president, RXR Realty and chief operating officer, RXR Development Services & RXR Construction Services; and Darcy Stacom, chairman and head of NYC Capital Markets, CBRE.

For registration inquiries, email SchackConferences@nyu.edu or call 212-992-3618.

If you are a member of the press who wishes to cover the event, please contact Cheryl Feliciano at cheryl.feliciano@nyu.edu or Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu.

For more information about the Institute’s First National Symposium of Women in Real Estate, visit sps.nyu.edu/wire.

FULL PANEL LIST

Welcome and Introductions

  • Sam Chandan, PhD FRICS, Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment, and Associate Dean, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate
  • Laurie Golub, Formerly Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, HFZ Capital Group         

Outlook for Capital Markets & Investment

  • Alice Cao, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Leslie Wohlman Himmel, Founder and Co-Managing Partner, Himmel + Meringoff Properties
  • Onay Payne, Managing Director, Clarion Partners
  • Dana Roffman, Managing Director, Angelo Gordon & Co
  • Lauren Hochfelder Silverman, Managing Director, Head of Americas, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing
  • Darcy Stacom, Chairman and Head of NYC Capital Markets, CBRE [Moderator]

Outlook for Financing and Debt Markets

  • Andrea Balkan, Managing Partner, Brookfield Real Estate Financial Partners
  • Katharine Keenan, Managing Director Real Estate – New York, Blackstone
  • Neha Santiago, Vice President, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Marian Zucker, Senior Director, Housing Sector Lead, S&P Global
  • Laurie Golub, Formerly Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, HFZ Capital Group [Moderator]       

Outlook for Construction & Development

  • Linda Chiarelli, Vice President for Capital Projects and Facilities, New York University
  • Mariana Circiumaru, Head of US Construction, GreenOak Real Estate Advisors
  • Michelle Felman, Founder, JAM Holdings
  • Sabrina Kanner, Executive Vice President, Design and Construction, Brookfield Property Partners
  • Amy Rose, Co-president, Rose Associates
  • Joanne Minieri, Executive Vice President, RXR Realty; Chief Operating Officer, RXR Development Services & RXR Construction Services [Moderator]

Conference Luncheon Welcome

  • Kimberly Carter, Managing Director, Client Services, Trimont Real Estate Advisors
  • Brian Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Global, Trimont Real Estate Advisors

Fireside Chat: Standing on the Glass Ceiling

  • Wendy Silverstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York REIT
  • Darcy Stacom, Chairman and Head of NYC Capital Markets, CBRE [Moderator]

The Future of Cities

  • Helena Rose Durst, Principal, The Durst Organization
  • Jennifer Maldonado, Executive Director, Education Construction Fund
  • Catherine Marcus, Global Chief Operating Officer, PGIM Real Estate
  • Nela Richardson, PhD, Chief Economist, Redfin
  • Sherri White, Development & Leasing, Jamestown

Status of Women in Real Estate

  • Yesenia Scheker-Izquierdo, Partner, KPMG
    Presenting findings of the Women in Real Estate: Setting the Foundation for Meaningful Change report

Women in the Boardroom

  • Radhika Papandreou, Cohead, Global Hospitality Practice, Ferguson Partners

Outlook for the Multifamily Sector

  • Allina Boohoff, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Gwendolyn L. Butler, Vice Chairwoman and Chief Marketing Officer, Capri Capital Partners
  • Pamela Liebman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Corcoran Group
  • Lesley Lisser, LEED AP, Director - Asset Management, Invesco Real Estate
  • Laurie Golub, Formerly Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, HFZ Capital Group [Moderator]

Closing Remarks

  • Billie Gastic PhD, Associate Dean, NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies

About the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate

The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate was founded in 1967 at the initiative of prominent members of the New York City real estate community, who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that would provide a world-class education for industry professionals. Fifty years later, the Schack Institute is at the forefront of real estate education and is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading centers of real estate research and pedagogy. Across the Institute’s graduate degree programs—notably the MS in Real Estate, the MS in Construction Management, and the MS in Real Estate Development—as well as a rapidly expanding undergraduate degree program, enrollment has grown to nearly 1,000 full- and part-time students from across the United States and nearly 50 other countries. In addition to its flagship degree programs, thousands of working professionals enroll in the Schack Institute’s executive education, Diploma, and Career Advancement courses each year.

An anchor of real estate academia’s engagement with industry, the Institute is home to the REIT Center, the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE), and the newly established Urban Lab. In addition, the Institute hosts national industry events, including annual conferences on real estate capital markets and the REIT sector. Under the direction of the Schack Institute’s faculty members, ongoing applied research at the Institute spans an exceptional range of issues in real estate development and investment, urban economics, and market structure and regulation. For more information about the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, visit sps.nyu.edu/schack.

 

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