Schack Institute of Real Estate

25th Annual REIT Symposium

REIT Leadership for a Post-Pandemic World

April 6, 7, and 8, 2021


Conference Hosts
Sam Chandan

Sam Chandan PhD
Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment;
Associate Dean, NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate

Scott Robinson

Scott Robinson
Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator, Finance & Investment
Director, REIT Center
NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate

Conference Chairs
Adam O. Emmerich

Adam O. Emmerich
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Robin Panovka

Robin Panovka
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Gold Sponsors
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation
Silver Sponsor
Fried Frank
Bronze Sponsors
Medical Properties Trust
Premier Sponsors


Kilroy Realty Corporation


Morgan Stanley

Eastdil Secured

New Senior Investment Group

Supporting Sponsors

Ferguson Partners

J.P. Morgan Securities

Thompson Hospitality and Chartwells

Association Partner

April 6-8, 2021




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All-Access Pass

Exclusive Access to Keynote Addresses, Special Sessions, Breakouts, and All General Sessions

General Session Pass
Access to All General Sessions

Recent Alumni All-Access Pass
Available for all Schack Graduate and Undergraduate Classes of ’18, ’19, ’20.

Student All-Access Pass
Contact for a student code.

Conference Staff

Highlights from the 24th Annual REIT Symposium

Registration Inquiries

For registration inquiries, please contact the NYU SPS Events Team at


Sponsorship Opportunities

For inquiries about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael Foote at or call 212-992-3841.

Among the Confirmed Speakers

Edward K. Aldag, Jr.
Chairman, President & CEO, Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

Michael J. Bilerman
Managing Director, Head of Real Estate and Lodging Team, Citi

H. Eric Bolton, Jr.

Chairman & CEO, Mid-America Apartment Communities

Gemma Burgess
President, Ferguson Partners

Debra A. Cafaro

Chairman & CEO, Ventas

Ken Caplan

Global Co-Head of Real Estate, Blackstone

Victor J. Coleman
Chairman & CEO, Hudson Pacific Properties

James B. Connor
Chairman & CEO, Duke Realty Corporation

Joseph F. Coradino
Chairman and CEO, PREIT

Jeffrey Fisher

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, Chatham Lodging Trust

Conor Flynn

Chief Executive Officer, Kimco Realty Corp.

Jason E. Fox

CEO, W.P. Carey

Michael J. Franco
President and Chief Financial Officer, Vornado Realty Trust

Kristin Gannon
Managing Director, Eastdil Secured

Susan Givens
President & CEO, New Senior Investment Group

Mike Graziano
Global Co-Head of Real Estate Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC.

Ronald L. Havner Jr.
Chairman of the Board, Public Storage, PS Business Parks, & Shurgard Europe

Jeffrey D. Horowitz

BofA Securities, Inc., Global Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Investment Banking

Jackson Hsieh
President & CEO, Spirit Realty Capital

John Kilroy
CEO & Chairman, Kilroy Realty Corporation

Mike Kirby

Co-founder, Director of Research, Green Street

Michael P. Landy
CEO and President, Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation

Matthew J. Lustig
Chairman of Investment Banking, North America; Head of Real Estate & Lodging, Lazard

Cia Buckley Marakovits
President & CIO, Dune Real Estate Partners LP

Sandeep Mathrani

CEO, WeWork

William Meaney
President & CEO, Iron Mountain

Jonathan L. Mechanic
Chairman of the Real Estate Department, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Guy A. Metcalfe
Managing Director & Chairman, Real Estate, Morgan Stanley

Nelson Mills
President and CEO, Columbia Property Trust

Hamid Moghadam
Chairman & CEO, Prologis

Marguerite Nader
President & CEO, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.

Jeffrey S. Olson
Chairman and CEO, Urban Edge Properties

Mark S. Ordan
CEO, Mednax

Edward Pitoniak
CEO, VICI Properties

Sherry L. Rexroad
CFA, Managing Director, BlackRock

David Roth
Partner, Head of U.S. Real Estate Private Equity, Ares Management

Glenn Rufrano

CEO, Vereit, Inc.

Scott Schaevitz

Managing Director, Co-Head, Americas Real Estate Investment Banking

Benjamin W. Schall
President, AvalonBay Communities Inc.

Zak Schwarzman
General Partner, MetaProp

Anne Segrest McCulloch
President & CEO, Housing Partnership Equity Trust

Lauren Hochfelder Silverman
CIO and Head of the Americas, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley

A. William Stein

CEO, Digital Realty Trust

Martin “Hap” Stein

Executive Chariman, Regency Centers

Barry S. Sternlicht
Chairman & CEO, Starwood Capital Group

Paul E. Szurek
President & CEO, CoreSite

Owen D. Thomas

Chief Executive Officer, Boston Properties

Sam Zell

Chairman, Equity Group Investments