Industry insights and powerful networking

PERE America returns to New York for its fourteenth year on October 29-30, 2019.

Built by PERE’s award-winning editorial team and an advisory board of industry experts, PERE America consistently delivers authoritative speakers, thought-provoking discussions and powerful networking opportunities.

Over 300 top institutional investors and experienced fund managers attended last year to discuss the future of private real estate investments in a market that some still believe is on its way to topping out. PERE America is the only event that can leverage PERE editorial content and data to bring you the most relevant and objective insight for 2019.

US private real estate still at the forefront

2019 speakers

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2019 brochure now available for download! 

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– Speaker lineup

– Agenda highlights

– Past LP attendees

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Last year's attendees

Aviva Investors
Blackonyx Capital
Buckingham Capital Management
Church Pension Fund
The City of New York, Finance
EE Capital Pte.
GCH partners
General Motors Asset Management
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Helmsley Charitable Trust
Kayne Anderson Real Estate
Lubert-Adler Partners
Medici Firma
MetLife Investment Management
Mubadala Investment Company
National Pension Service, New York Office
Nuveen
Oxford Properties Group
Park Avenue Capital Management International
PGIM Real Estate
Rethinking Real Estate
Urban American
Wafra
Yardi Systems

What our attendees say about the event

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LRI Group Luxembourg

Arguably the best platform for industry experts in the US.

A quote icon for decorating the content Robert Munday

BIL Manage Invest

An unparalleled opportunity to hear industry leaders and key decision-makers answering direct questions in a frank and engaging manner.

A quote icon for decorating the content Mark Thigpen

King & Spalding

Terrific content, knowledgeable speakers and a great opportunity to share ideas.

2019 agenda

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 29th

Day 1
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and networking breakfast

08:00 - 09:00

Women’s working (networking) breakfast

Karie Katz

Karie Katz, Director, Blue Vista Capita

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Karie Katz

Director, Blue Vista Capital

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09:00 - 09:10

Chairman's opening remarks

William Schwab

Chairman:
William Schwab, Former Global Head of Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

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William Schwab

Former Global Head of Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

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09:10 - 10:00

Private real estate outlook: operating in a late-cycle environment

Adam Handwerker, David Coelho, Amy Johannes
  • The macro view of real estate’s changing market dynamics
  • Prevailing trends and industry drivers
  • Demographic shifts
  • Identifying growth areas
  • New ways to attract capital and find value on the brink of a downturn
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Adam Handwerker

Managing Director, Hodes Weill & Associates

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David Coelho

Chief Investment Officer, Bridge Investment Group

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Amy Johannes

Managing Director, Oaktree Capital

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10:00 - 10:50

Surviving the competitive debt market

Raphael Fishbach, Keith Gollenberg, CFA, Jeffrey Thompson
  • The impact of a market correction
  • Competition among lenders
  • Strategies and structures to achieve higher returns
  • Optimal sectors and opportunities for deploying capital
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Raphael Fishbach

Principal, Mesa West

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Keith Gollenberg, CFA

Managing Director, Oaktree Capital

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Jeffrey Thompson

Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager- Real Estate, PIMCO

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10:50 - 11:10

Networking break

11:10 - 11:35

Keynote interview

Interviewer:
Jonathan Brasse, Senior Editor, Real Estate, PERE

11:35 - 12:25

Case study: private real estate’s deals of the year

Sylvain Fortier

Panelist:
Sylvain Fortier, Chief Investment and Innovation Officer, Ivanhoé Cambridge

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Sylvain Fortier

Chief Investment and Innovation Officer, Ivanhoé Cambridge

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12:25 - 13:15

Networking lunch- hosted by Mayer Brown

13:15 - 13:35

Fireside Chat with Skyline AI

13:35 - 14:25

Trending real estate sectors and strategies

Gary Berman, Jade Newburn, Leslie Wohlman
  • Placing capital to garner yield in multifamily
  • Addressing and identifying key drivers in retail
  • Keeping up with the soaring demand of logistics and ecommerce
  • Finding value in mixed-use, real estate vehicles
  • The trending demand for co-working and co-living
  • The risk and return of core, core plus, value-add and opportunistic
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Gary Berman

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director, Tricon Capital

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Jade Newburn

Partner, Mayer Brown

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Leslie Wohlman

Founder, Co-Managing Partner, Himmel & Meringoff

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14:25 - 14:50

Networking break

Breakout Series I
14:50 - 15:35

Behind the scenes: fundraising, M&A and portfolio drivers

Kevin Naughton

Panelist:
Kevin Naughton, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Sands Point Capital Advisors

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Kevin Naughton

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, SandsPoint Capital Advisors LLC

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14:50 - 15:35

Strategies and challenges within the shift of occupier demands

Matthew Kwatinetz

Panelist:
Matthew Kwatinetz, Executive Vice President, Asset Management Revenue, New York Economic Development Corporation

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Matthew Kwatinetz

Executive Vice President, Asset Management Revenue, New York Economic Development Corporation

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Breakout Series II
15:40 - 16:25

The niche vs. the norm: finding alternative real estate sectors

Sam Bendix, John Carrick

Moderator:
Sam Bendix, Managing Director, National Real Estate Advisors

Panelist:
John Carrick, Co-Founder, Integrated Capital Management

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Sam Bendix

Managing Director, National Real Estate Advisors

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John Carrick

Co-Founder, Integrated Capital Management

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15:40 - 16:25

Leveraging the tech space: AI, big data and FinTech

Day 1
16:30 - 17:20

Where private real estate sits in a Family Office portfolio

Brian Delucia, DJ Van Keuren
  • Investing to garner yield while maintaining the FO’s principal interests
  • Utilizing unique allocation tactics in private real estate
  • How the shift in wealth will affect family office investing
  • Addressing the concerns of shifting real estate strategies
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Brian Delucia

Managing Partner, Head of Single Family Office, Arrivato

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DJ Van Keuren

Vice President, Monfort Companies

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17:20 - 18:20

Networking cocktail reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 30th

Day 2
08:00 - 09:00

LP Think Tank *by invitation only

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and networking breakfast

09:00 - 09:10

Chairman's opening remarks

09:10 - 10:00

In pursuit of capital: business decisions and best practices

Karie Katz
  • Key drivers and influences affecting the day-to-day decisions
  • Strategic tactics to address the challenges affecting the real estate space
  • Business expansion via untapped areas
  • Opportunities, experiences and challenges that are unique to women in the RE space
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Karie Katz

Director, Blue Vista Capital

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10:00 - 10:25

Keynote address

10:25 - 10:50

Networking break

10:50 - 11:35

LP real estate allocation

  • Finding opportunities in anticipation of an impending downturn
  • Today’s challenges and strategies of portfolio construction
  • Who is borrowing and why
  • Remaining relevant and competitive without taking on leverage
  • Real estate strategies and vehicles to enhance portfolio performance
11:35 - 12:25

International investing: a global perspective to stay ahead of the curve

  • How trade tension will affect the US market
  • The future of foreign capital flow
  • Understanding tax and Regulatory Risk
  • Maneuvering complex, international regulations
  • Global area yielding the greatest returns across the real estate sector
  • Portfolio diversification via cross-border investing
12:25 - 13:25

Networking lunch

12:25 - 12:35

Busses leave for Essex Crossing site tour

Registration is required. To register, visit here.

Interested in speaking at the 2019 Forum? Please contact Melissa Baer at Melissa.b@peimedia or call +1 212 796 8326

2019 speakers

Interested in speaking at the 2019 Forum? Please contact Melissa Baer at Melissa.b@peimedia or call +1 212 796 8326

Sam Bendix

Managing Director, National Real Estate Advisors

Mr. Bendix, Managing Director in the Investor Relations Group, works with National’s President and CEO to raise capital for all firm products by developing, initiating, and maintaining, strategies to attract new capital and foster existing investor r… Read full bio

Gary Berman

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director, Tricon Capital

Gary Berman is responsible for Tricon’s overall operations including strategic planning, investment decisions, capital commitments, relationship management and private fundraising. Since joining Tricon in 2002, Mr. Berman has helped transform Tricon… Read full bio

John Carrick

Co-Founder, Integrated Capital Management

John Carrick is Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Integrated Capital Management (ICM). Mr. Carrick’s extensive experience as a real estate attorney, investment banker and principal is reflected in the execution of more than $75 billion in real est… Read full bio

David Coelho

Chief Investment Officer, Bridge Investment Group

David D. Coelho serves as Partner and the Chief Strategy Officer of Bridge and the Chief Investment Officer of the Bridge Opportunity Zones. Mr. Coelho is a member of Bridge’s Executive Administration Group and is also a member of the Investment Comm… Read full bio

Kiernan Conway

Chief Economist, CCIM Institute

CCIM Institute Chief Economist Kiernan “K.C.” Conway is the director of research and corporate engagement at the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) housed within the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business. Conway is a frequent spe… Read full bio

Brian Delucia

Managing Partner, Head of Single Family Office, Arrivato

Brian DeLucia serves as the Head of the Single Family Office and Managing Partner of our Family Office Strategic Consulting Firm. Mr. DeLucia has been active in the re-development and vertical development of real estate over the last 15 years. Additi… Read full bio

Raphael Fishbach

Principal, Mesa West

Mr. Fishbach is a Principal of the originations team at Mesa West and heads the East Coast origination platform. Prior to joining Mesa West in 2010, Mr. Fishbach spent three years at Ramius LLC, an $8 billion asset management firm based in New York C… Read full bio

Sylvain Fortier

Chief Investment and Innovation Officer, Ivanhoé Cambridge

Sylvain Fortier is responsible for developing and executing strategies enabling Ivanhoé Cambridge to provide strong, innovative real estate investment leadership. To that end, he identifies new ideas by focusing on emerging trends, technological adva… Read full bio

Keith Gollenberg, CFA

Managing Director, Oaktree Capital

Mr. Gollenberg joined Oaktree in 2008 as a senior member of the real estate team and focuses on the investment and management of its real estate funds. Mr. Gollenberg has extensive experience in the commercial real estate debt and equity markets, hav… Read full bio

Adam Handwerker

Managing Director, Hodes Weill & Associates

Adam Handwerker is a Managing Director of Hodes Weill & Associates. Mr. Handwerker is responsible for the origination, due diligence, structuring and project management of the firm’s institutional capital raising and strategic advisory mandates globa… Read full bio

Thomas Haug

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Member, Aspen Tree LLC

Thomas J. Haug is the founder of Aspen Tree, LLC (founded in 2015). Mr. Haug currently sits as Head of Family Office Co-Investment and Advisory for three NYC based family offices, two of which are multi-billion dollar families. Mr. Haug operates as a… Read full bio

Jeff Horwitz

Partner, Proskauer

Jeffrey A. Horwitz is a partner in Proskauer's Corporate Department, co-head of its Private Equity Real Estate practice and head of its internationally recognized Lodging & Gaming Group. He also has served as co-head of Mergers & Acquisitions and as… Read full bio

Zoe Hughes

Chief Executive Officer, NAREIM

NAREIM is an industry association focused on the business of real estate investment management. Zoe Hughes is CEO and President. Founded in 1990, NAREIM is an independent, non-profit organization helping managers define best practices for growing and… Read full bio

Rahul Idnani

Global COO & US Head of Portfolio Management, Nuveen Real Estate

Rahul is responsible for leading global strategy and corporate development for Nuveen Real Estate. In the Americas, Rahul manages a $85 billion real estate portfolio across all property types and risk styles for global institutional and retail client… Read full bio

Amy Johannes

Managing Director, Oaktree Capital

Ms. Johannes is an investment professional in the Real Estate group, where she serves as a managing director. Ms. Johannes works across the commercial real estate, structured finance and corporate securities sub-groups, where she focuses on investmen… Read full bio

Karie Katz

Director, Blue Vista Capital

Karie Katz is a Senior Vice President in Client Capital at Blue Vista. Karie is responsible for building and maintaining capital relationships with Blue Vista’s institutional investor clients, insurance companies, wealth management platforms, corpora… Read full bio

Dan Kryzanowski

Principal, Pinnacle Storage Properties

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Matthew Kwatinetz

Executive Vice President, Asset Management Revenue, New York Economic Development Corporation

Matthew Kwatinetz is the Executive Vice President of the Asset Management division of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, managing the overall strategy, financing, development and leasing of a 62M+ square foot portfolio of real estate… Read full bio

Kevin Naughton

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, SandsPoint Capital Advisors LLC

Kevin is an accomplished senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in the investment management business, and has a distinctive set of industry skills with extensive investment and new business development on a global basis with several… Read full bio

Jade Newburn

Partner, Mayer Brown

Jade Newburn is a leading private equity real estate lawyer in the United States, representing private equity funds, institutional owners and investors, sponsors and developers across all commercial asset classes and transaction structures. Jade part… Read full bio

William Schwab

Former Global Head of Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Bill Schwab has served as Global Head of Real Estate for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) from January 2009 to June 2018. He was responsible for an investment portfolio comprising direct and indirect investments, public and private debt and… Read full bio

Jeffrey Thompson

Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager- Real Estate, PIMCO

Coming soon..

DJ Van Keuren

Vice President, Monfort Companies

Named as one of Family Capitals Top Family Office Real Estate Professionals and as one of Trusted Insight’s Top 30 Family Office Real Estate Investors, DJ Van Keuren is a Vice President for a private Single Family Office. Previously he was the Vice P… Read full bio

Leslie Wohlman

Founder, Co-Managing Partner, Himmel & Meringoff

Leslie Wohlman Himmel is founder and co-managing partner of Himmel + Meringoff Properties, a leading owner/operator of New York-based commercial real estate and one of the only privately owned, first generation portfolios of Manhattan office building… Read full bio
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Showcase your company at the 2019 event

As the trusted voice of the industry, PERE attracts the individuals leading the way in the private real estate community. Increase your visibility and profile with an elite and diversified audience by aligning yourself with THE financial information provider for the private real estate world. Stand out from the crowd by partnering with PERE America to showcase your product or platform and access prime networking time with your core customer base.

For exclusive sponsorship packages for 2019, contact Tyler Mitchell at tyler.m@peimedia.com or call +1 646-795-3279.

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Event venue & hotel accommodations

Click here to reserve hotel accommodations in our room block at the Kimpton Muse Hotel. Rooms are limited and are on a first-come-first-served basis; early booking is strongly advised.

117 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

EVENT VENUE: CONVENE

130 W 46TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10036

HOTEL BLOCK: KIMPTON MUSE