September 26, 2022

Leading Commercial Real Estate Women Executives Take the Stage at the 5th Annual Women in Real Estate Symposium, Presented by NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, at the New York Hilton on October 13

Wendy Silverstein of Silver Eagle Advisors Moderates Keynote Luncheon Talk with One of the Industry’s Leading Female Executives CBRE’s Darcy Stacom

NEW YORK, September 26, 2022—On Thursday, October 13, at the New York Hilton Midtown, a powerful and influential line-up of the leading commercial real estate women executives will come together for the 5th Annual Women in Real Estate Symposium, hosted by the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate.

This national event serves as a critical mentorship platform for women executives and the next generation of real estate leaders. Industry professionals and students from the United States and abroad are expected to participate in the Symposium. The capital raised supports the Women in Real Estate Scholarship Fund and academic programs for graduate and undergraduate students at the Schack Institute of Real Estate.

“The women participating in the symposium are shining examples of leaders who will take the commercial real estate industry into the future,” said Marc Norman, Larry and Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment, associate dean of the Schack Institute of Real Estate, and Symposium Host. “It is an honor for us to have these women professionals share their expertise and experiences with our Schack students and other industry professionals attending this year’s event.”

Symposium sessions will focus on the key areas of fundraising, construction, finance, government, and capital markets. The event’s luncheon will be highlighted by a discussion on life lessons learned featuring one of the industry’s leading female executives, Darcy Stacom, chairman and head of NYC Capital Markets, CBRE, and moderator Wendy Silverstein, co-founder of Silver Eagle Advisors.

In addition to Norman, several influential women in real estate are Symposium co-chairs, including Laurie Golub, chief operating officer and senior managing director, Square Mile Capital; Joanne M. Minieri, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, RXR Development Services and RXR Construction Services, RXR Realty; and CBRE’s Stacom. Stephanie D. Wright, visiting clinical assistant professor, Schack Institute, is cohost of the event, along with Norman.

Current scheduled speakers and moderators include:

  • Nesa Amamoo, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Melissa Román Burch, Chief Operating Officer, NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • Mariana Circiumaru, Managing Director, Head of US Construction, Value-Add Portfolio and Capex Projects, Bentall GreenOak
  • Nora Creedon, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Leanne Dunn, Managing Director and Managing Counsel, Real Estate Investment Group
  • Linda Foggie, Managing Director, Global Head of Real Estate Operations, Citigroup
  • Olivia John, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Osso Capital
  • Sabrina Kanner, Executive Vice President Development, Design, and Construction, Brookfield Properties
  • Suri Kasirer, President, Kasirer
  • Julia Butler, Managing Director, Real Estate, KKR
  • Edith Hsu-Chen, Manhattan Director, Department of City Planning
  • Rui-Min Chin, Principal, Blackstone, President, Kasirer
  • Anita Laremont, Partner, Real Estate, Fried Frank
  • Nancy Lashine, Managing Partner/Founder, Park Madison Partners
  • Jillian Mariutti, Senior Director, JLL
  • Wendy Mosler, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Global Holdings Management Group
  • Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
  • Whitney Salinas, Partner, Simpson Thacher’s Real Estate Department
  • Hilary Spann, Executive Vice President, BXP
  • Tiffany Theriault (Thurber), Managing Director, Apollo Global Management
  • Diana Zakem, Director, Construction, Brookfield Properties

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Please Note: COVID-19 Information
All guests must show proof of vaccination when entering the New York Hilton Midtown event space. Visitors must show a valid government-issued photo ID. All visitors must show proof of being up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccination, which includes the booster when eligible, with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine. If you have any questions, please contact (212) 992-9100.

COVID-19 Risk Exposure Disclaimer
All attendees who register and attend THE 5TH NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM of WOMEN IN REAL ESTATE voluntarily understand, acknowledge, and assume the potential risks related to possible exposure to the COVID-19virus. All guests agree to abide by the relevant health and safety guidelines issued by New York University and the venue.

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. More than 50 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 more than 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 programs 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, 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, 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.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
For more than 87 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 22 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and degree completion students, four associate degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.

NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; financial planning; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; executive marketing and strategic communications, integrated marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 39,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world. Learn more about NYU SPS.

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