The 22nd Annual REIT Symposium brought together the REIT industry's most prominent decision makers for a critical examination of the forces that are shaping the sector at this unprecedented time for the American economy and business environment.
Approaching equity market capitalization of $1 trillion, the listed REIT sector in the United States has grown five-fold since the financial crisis, supported by acquisition and consolidation as well as expansion into new property sectors. Outside of the US, more than 30 countries now have REIT frameworks in place. While the industry’s momentum is undiminished, it is confronted with cyclical and structural challenges that will both disrupt the business model and open new avenues for growth.
This year's keynote speaker was Owen Thomas, CEO of Boston Properties. The Symposium also featured one-on-one conversations with Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group, and Jonathan Gray, global head of real estate at Blackstone, as well as in-depth panel discussions with more than 40 of the industry’s leading CEOs, bankers, lawyers, analysts, and investors. More than 500 industry delegates attend the Symposium each year and are active participants in the day’s discussion and debate.
Date: April 6, 2017
Location: The Pierre
New York, NY