Sam Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investment; Debra A. Cafaro, Chairman and CEO, Ventas; Marc Ganzi, CEO, Digital Bridge Holdings; Kenneth A. Caplan, Global Co-Head of Real Estate, Blackstone Real Estate; and Sandeep Mathrani, CEO, WeWork, Among Other Prominent Industry Leaders, Explore the Post-Pandemic REIT Market
March 16, 2022
NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate to Host 26th Annual REIT Symposium on April 7 in New York City
NEW YORK, March 16, 2022 – The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate will host the 26th Annual REIT Symposium, titled “REITs Post-Covid: The New World Order,” on Thursday, April 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at The Pierre in New York City. For more than a quarter of a century, the Symposium has convened top industry executives to provide perspectives and insights on the trends transforming the real estate investment trust (REIT) markets.
These conversations complement an outstanding roster of panel discussions with the sector’s leading CEOs, bankers, lawyers, analysts, and investors. More than 500 senior industry professionals attend the Symposium each year and participate in the day’s discussions and debates.
The program features a lunch conversation with Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments; and conversations with Debra A. Cafaro, chairman and chief executive officer, Ventas; Marc Ganzi, chief executive officer, Digital Bridge Holdings; Kenneth A. Caplan, global co-head of real estate, Blackstone Real Estate; and Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive officer, WeWork Companies.
The post-COVID economy is front and center at this year’s Symposium, with a powerful line-up of industry experts who will explore what can be expected in the coming months and years. The discussions will examine trends that are influencing REIT investment decisions, including ESG, the digital structure of REITs, technology, M&As, as well as opportunities in a post-pandemic world.
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Please note: The deadline to register for the REIT Symposium is March 31. All conference speakers, press, attendees, faculty, and employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and upload proof of their vaccination in advance. All attendees will receive an email from the NYU Veoci system with instructions on uploading their vaccination details. Masks will be required to be worn throughout the event.
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WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
- Martin Ihrig, Interim Associate Dean, NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, and Associate Dean, Division of Programs of Business
- Scott L. Robinson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator, Finance & Investment Director, REIT Center, NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate
- Robin Panovka, Partner and Co-Chair, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
THE NEW WORLD ORDER FOR REITS
- Guy A. Metcalfe, Managing Director, Global Chairman of Real Estate, Morgan Stanley [Moderator]
- Leslie D. Hale, President and Chief Executive Officer, RLJ Lodging Trust
- Ronald L. Havner, Jr., Chairman of the Board for Public Storage, PS Business Parks, and Shurgard Europe, Public Storage
- Mary Hogan-Preusse, Senior Advisor, Fifth Wall
- Matthew J. Lustig, Chairman of Investment Banking, North America; Head of Real Estate & Lodging, Lazard
THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN CITIES
KEYNOTE CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN M. ROSS
- Stephen M. Ross, Chairman, Related Companies
ESG − DRIVER OF GROWTH, ACTIVISM, AND DEALS
- Jeffrey D. Horowitz, Global Head of Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking, Managing Director, Bank of America Securities [Moderator]
- Conor Flynn, Chief Executive Officer, Kimco Realty Corporation
- Sherry Rexroad, Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary, STORE Capital
- Benjamin W. Schall, Chief Executive Officer and President, AvalonBay Communities
REITS AND THE ECONOMY POST-COVID
A CONVERSATION WITH DEBRA A. CAFARO
- Debra A. Cafaro, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ventas
- Mary Ann Deignan, Co-Head of Capital Markets Advisory, Lazard Frères & Co [Moderator]
M&A IN A POST-COVID WORLD
- Adam O. Emmerich, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz [Moderator]
- Devin Chen, Head of Real Estate Strategy, PIMCO
- E. Nelson Mills, President and Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Property Trust
- Edward Pitoniak, Chief Executive Officer, VICI Properties
- Glenn J. Rufrano, Chief Executive Officer, VEREIT
- Paul E. Szurek, Former Chief Executive Officer, CoreSite Realty Corporation
A CONVERSATION WITH SAM ZELL
- Sam Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investments
OPPORTUNITIES IN THE POST-PANDEMIC ENVIRONMENT
A CONVERSATION WITH KENNETH A. CAPLAN
- Kenneth A. Caplan, Global Co-Head of Real Estate, Blackstone Real Estate
- Robin Panovka, Partner and Co-Chair, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz [Moderator]
GOING ON OFFENSE POST-PANDEMIC
- Lauren Hochfelder, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) and Head of MSREI Americas
- Edward K. Aldag, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Medical Properties Trust
- Cedrik Lachance, Executive Vice President, Director of Global REIT Research, Green Street Advisors
- Andrea Olshan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Seritage Growth Properties
- Martin E. “Hap” Stein, Executive Chairman, Regency Centers
DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE REITS 3.0
A CONVERSATION WITH MARC GANZI
- Marc Ganzi, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Bridge Holdings
GETTING AHEAD OF TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER TRENDS
- Andrew J. Jonas, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Real Estate, Goldman Sachs [Moderator]
- Jackson Hsieh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Spirit Realty Capital
- Jeffrey S. Olson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Urban Edge Properties
- Owen Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Properties
THE FUTURE OF OFFICES AND CO-WORKING
CLOSING KEYNOTE: ONE ON ONE WITH SANDEEP MATHRANI
- Sandeep Mathrani, Chief Executive Officer, WeWork Companies
- Michael J. Bilerman, Managing Director, Head of Real Estate and Lodging Team, Citi [Moderator]
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. To learn more about the Schack Institute of Real Estate visit: sps.nyu.edu/schack.
The NYU School of Professional Studies – Celebrating More Than 87 Years of Excellence in Applied Professional Education
For 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 post-traditional students, four associate’s 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; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; 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. To learn more about NYU SPS visit: sps.nyu.edu.