First National Symposium of Women in Real Estate

REIT Symposium

REIT Symposium

Dear Friends of the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate,

It is our distinct pleasure to announce that the Schack Institute will host its First National Symposium of Women in Real Estate on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life in New York City. 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. This national event also serves as a critical mentorship platform for women executives and the next generation of real estate industry leaders.


We are delighted that Wendy Silverstein, Chief Executive Officer of New York REIT, will join us as the Symposium’s keynote speaker. Prior to joining New York REIT, Silverstein served as Executive Vice President and Co-Head 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. Silverstein is joined on the Symposium agenda by more than 20 of real estate's most influential women.

We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium,

Sam Chandan PhD, Conference Host
Billie Gastic PhD, Conference Host
Laurie Golub, Conference Chair
Joanne Minieri, Conference Co-Chair
Darcy Stacom, Conference Co-Chair

Symposium Information

Date: October 19, 2017

Time: 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Location: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
New York, NY


Sponsorship Opportunities

For information regarding conference sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sonal Pande at or 212-998-6961.

Registration Inquiries

For registration inquiries, please contact Jessica Estrada-Watson at or call 212-992-3618.



Sam Chandan PhD
Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate &
Associate Dean for the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate


Billie Gastic PhD
Associate Dean for the NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies



Laurie Golub
Formerly Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, HFZ Capital Group


Joanne Minieri
Executive Vice President, RXR Realty;
Chief Operating Officer, RXR Development Services & RXR Construction Services


Darcy Stacom
Chairman and Head of NYC Capital Markets, CBRE