Schack Institute of Real Estate

The 4th Annual Women in Real Estate Symposium

Conference Host
Sam Chandan

Sam Chandan, PhD, FRICS, Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development & Investment, NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate

Conference Co-Host
Billie Gastic Rosado

Billie Gastic Rosado, PhD, Associate Dean, Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies & Center for Applied Liberal Arts

Conference Chairs
Marty Burger

Laurie Golub, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Managing Director, Square Mile Capital

Scott Rechler

Joanne M. Minieri, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of RXR Development Services and RXR Construction Services, RXR Realty

Darcy A. Stacom

Darcy Stacom, Chairman and Head, New York City Capital Markets, CBRE

Fall 2021/Date To-Be-Announced



Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on naming opportunities, please contact Michael Foote, Director of Development, at 212.992.3841 or To be included in printed materials, please confirm your commitment by August 30, 2019.

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2019 Symposium Agenda

7:30 − 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:35 − 8:50 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
8:50 − 9:40 a.m. PANEL I: Construction and Architecture
9:45 − 10:35 a.m. Panel II: Debt Markets
10:40 − 10:55 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 − 11:05 a.m. Presentation of Second Annual WiRE Scholarship
11:05 − 11:55 a.m. Panel III: Asset Management
12:00 − 1:20 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Speaker
1:25 − 1:30 p.m. Presentation of WiRE Leadership Award
1:35 − 2:25 p.m. Panel IV: Capital Markets–Where is the Money Flowing
2:30 − 3:20 p.m. Panel V: Women-Founded Businesses
3:30 − 4:20 p.m. Panel VI: PropTech
4:25 − 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:30 − 5:30 p.m. Conference Reception


Head of Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs

Margaret Anadu is head of the Urban Investment Group (UIG), a domestic, multi-asset class investing and lending business that provides equity and debt to real estate projects and social enterprises to benefit underserved communities. Established in 2001, UIG has committed nearly $8 billion to community and economic development investments, serving as a catalyst in the revitalization of distressed neighborhoods across the US. Margaret serves on the Goldman Sachs Bank USA Management Committee and is chair of the Urban Investment Group Capital Committee. She is also a lead investor for Launch With GS, Goldman Sachs’ $500 million commitment to narrow the gender investing gap.

Previously, Margaret structured equity derivatives in Goldman Sachs’ Securities Division. She joined the firm as an analyst in 2003 and was named managing director in 2013 and partner in 2018.

Margaret serves on the boards of several community and economic development nonprofit organizations, including the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, Center for an Urban Future, Core Innovation Capital and Ascend Learning.

Margaret earned a BA in Computer Science from Harvard College in 2003.

Watch Margaret Anadu speak on the Goldman Sachs podcast about the opportunity zone investing landscape and the role of private capital in revitalizing struggling communities.

Margaret Anadu