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 R&A data to bring you the most relevant and objective insight for 2019.

2018 featured speakers

Tom Arnold
Global Head of Real Estate
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

 

Craig Rochette
Senior Investment Manager
Teacher Retirement System of Texas 

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

A quote icon for decorating the content William Turmann

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.

Download the 2018 brochure to view:

2018 speakers

– 2018 agenda highlights

– Complete list of past event attendees

and more! 

2018 agenda

2019 agenda coming soon!

Interested in speaking at the 2019 Forum?

Please contact Rebecca Birch at rebecca.b@peimedia.com or call +1 646-619-8132.

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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 7th

Day 1
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and networking breakfast

08:00 - 08:50

Women’s working (networking) breakfast

Jacky Brady, Christy Hill
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Jacky Brady

Executive Director, Business Development, PGIM Real Estate

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Christy Hill

Managing Director, Head of Americas Asset Management, PGIM Real Estate

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08:50 - 09:00

PERE Welcome

09:00 - 09:10

Chairman’s opening remarks

Dustin Jones
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Dustin Jones

Director, Baker Program in Real Estate, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

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09:10 - 09:40

Keynote address: Dr. Tom Arnold, Head of Global Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Jonathan Brasse, Tom Arnold
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Jonathan Brasse

Senior Editor, Real Estate, PEI Media

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Tom Arnold

Global Head of Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

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09:40 - 09:55

Private real estate in numbers: a snapshot of fundraising, funds in the market & the LP perspective

09:55 - 10:45

A macroeconomic outlook of private real estate investing

Greg Bates, Lan Cai, Dino Christoforakis, Jeffrey Horwitz, John Murray, Alan Yang

Will the mantra, stay the course, for private real estate investing continue into 2019? How will the introduction of government policy and global changes—including tax reform, trade and immigration policy—impact growth, inflation and real estate demand both nationally and on a global level? Panelists will forecast key risks and issues of the private real estate industry, discuss the nuances of capital flow, and contemplate best and worst case scenarios that influence private real estate now and in the coming future.

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Greg Bates

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, GID

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Lan Cai

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, The Pension Boards United Church of Christ

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Dino Christoforakis

Head of Transactions, North America, AFIAA U.S. Investment, Inc.

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Jeffrey Horwitz

Partner, Co-Head of PERE and Lodging & Gaming Groups, Proskauer

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John Murray

Managing Director and Co-Head of US Commercial Real Estate, PIMCO

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Alan Yang

Chief Investment Officer, GLP

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10:45 - 11:05

Networking break

11:05 - 11:50

Rethinking the asset allocation model: the changing role of real estate

Radhika Cobb, Scott Arden, Nick Macrae, Greg Rozolsky, David Selznick
As the private real estate debt fund sector becomes more and more crowded, investors have found themselves searching for yield in creative, riskier ways. Panelists will address this growing strategy along with differentiators for standing out in a competitive environment, the risk/return trade-offs, the role foreign capital is playing in the space, areas of concern and what to expect in coming future.
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Radhika Cobb

Vice President, Hamilton Lane

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Scott Arden

Managing Director, Hodes Weill & Associates

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Nick Macrae

Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

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Greg Rozolsky

Portfolio Manager - Real Estate and Natural Resources, YMCA Retirement Fund

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David Selznick

Chief Investment Officer, Kayne Anderson

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11:50 - 12:35

Investing with debt 2.0: not all funds are created the same

Bruce Batkin, John Cahill, David Maki, Jonathan Peiper, Randall Rothschild

As the private real estate debt fund sector becomes more and more crowded, investors have found themselves searching for yield in creative, riskier ways. Panelists will address this growing strategy along with differentiators for standing out in a competitive environment, the risk/return trade-offs, the role foreign capital is playing in the space, areas of concern and what to expect in coming future.

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Bruce Batkin

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Terra Capital Partners

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John Cahill

Partner, Real Estate Department, Paul Hastings

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David Maki

Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Real Estate Debt, Heitman

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Jonathan Peiper

Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

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Randall Rothschild

Managing Director, Global Head of Debt, Tishman Speyer

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12:35 - 13:25

Networking lunch

13:25 - 14:10

Beyond commingled funds: innovative capitalization structures

Alex Abrams, Andrew Jacobs, Philip Mintz, Joshua Sternoff

Today managers are moving outside traditional vehicle structures and entertaining creative strategies including non-traded REITS, cross-asset separate accounts, co-investing and more. This session will provide key considerations on moving into non-fund opportunities—including structuring solutions for quick capital deployment—as investors and managers share their perspectives on how strategies are identified and executed.

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Alex Abrams

Director, StepStone Real Estate

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Andrew Jacobs

Managing Director of Metropolitan, The Carlyle Group

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Philip Mintz

Chief Investment Officer- US/Asia Real Estate Equity, Apollo Global Management, LLC

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Joshua Sternoff

Partner, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings

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14:10 - 14:55

Investor demands for alternative real estate

Gary Phillips, Joey Lansing, Reid Liffmann, Jade Newburn, Ryan Simonetti

As a result of higher interest rates, many investors are venturing further into alternative assets making niche more the norm. In the hunt for asset diversification, non-traditional real estate sectors are touting attractive yields and long-term growth prospects. Panelists will weigh in on this growing trend and discuss risks vs. rewards, sector specifics, demand drivers and market challenges.

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Gary Phillips

Managing Director - Head of Acquisitions, Allianz Real Estate of America

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Joey Lansing

Senior Managing Director, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

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Reid Liffmann

Co-Portfolio Manager, US Real Estate, Angelo Gordon

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Jade Newburn

Partner, Mayer Brown

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Ryan Simonetti

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Convene

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14:55 - 15:15

Networking break

Breakout Series I
15:15 - 16:05

Track A | Fundraising: capturing capital in a challenging environment

Steve Chase, Andrew Fentress, Karie Katz, Nigel Williams
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Steve Chase

Managing Director, PCCP

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Andrew Fentress

Managing Partner, Capital Markets, ACRES Capital

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Karie Katz

Director, Client Capital, Blue Vista Capital Management

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Nigel Williams

Chairman, Royalton Partners

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15:15 - 16:05

Track B | Real estate technology: leveraging innovative platforms

Steven Gottlieb, Jeffrey Berman, Andy Birch, Guy Zipori
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Steven Gottlieb

Managing Director, Deloitte Advisory, Deloitte

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Jeffrey Berman

General Partner, Camber Creek

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Andy Birch

Director, Product Marketing, MRI Software

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Guy Zipori

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Skyline AI

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15:15 - 16:05

Track C | ESG: beyond checking the box. Making an Impact for managers and investors

Sam Bendix
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Sam Bendix

Managing Director-Investor Relations, National Real Estate Advisors

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Breakout Series II
16:05 - 16:50

Track D | Emerging managers workshop: advantages, opportunities & best practices for the LP & GP

Scott Arden, Adam Handwerker, Larissa Herczeg
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Scott Arden

Managing Director, Hodes Weill & Associates

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Adam Handwerker

Managing Director, Hodes Weill & Associates

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Larissa Herczeg

Managing Director, Oak Street Real Estate Capital

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16:05 - 16:50

Track E | Vertical integration: what it means to be an owner/operator

Devin Chen, Kevin Kaberna, Byron LaMotte, Anthony Santiago, Lane Shea
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Devin Chen

Executive Vice President, Co-Head of US Commercial Real Estate Team, PIMCO

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Kevin Kaberna

Executive Director, Investment Management, Greystar

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Byron LaMotte

Managing Director, Capital Markets, Hines

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Anthony Santiago

Chief Operating Officer, New Empire Corp.

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Lane Shea

Managing Director, Harbor Group International

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16:05 - 16:50

Track F | How to improve the tax environment for foreign investors in US PERE funds

John Fischer, Nigel Williams
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John Fischer

Senior Managing Director of Transatlantic Initiatives, Lombard International

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Nigel Williams

Chairman, Royalton Partners

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Day 1
16:50 - 17:00

Transition break

17:00 - 17:25

Fireside chat: an investor’s insight

Jason Rothenberg

PERE magazine’s senior editor will conduct a deep dive interview with today’s heavy hitters in the private real estate investor community during this intimate conversation addressing today’s trends and key issues facing the LP including GP relations, best practices, investment strategies, chasing capital, enhancing due diligence and what keeps them up at night.

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Jason Rothenberg

Real Estate Investment Officer, State of Wisconsin Investment Board

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17:25 - 18:25

End of day one and networking cocktail reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Thursday 8th

Day 2
08:00 - 09:00

LP Think Tank *by invitation only

Dino Christoforakis
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Dino Christoforakis

Head of Transactions, North America, AFIAA U.S. Investment, Inc.

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08:00 - 09:00

Registration and networking breakfast

09:00 - 09:10

Chairman's opening remarks

Dustin Jones
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Dustin Jones

Director, Baker Program in Real Estate, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

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09:00 - 09:10

Morning keynote address

Dr. Sam Chandan PhD
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Dr. Sam Chandan PhD

Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment, Associate Dean, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate

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09:40 - 10:25

Tech innovation & private real estate: how to stay relevant and maintain an edge

Zach Aarons, Dirk Holz, Jack Sibley, Scott Tavolacci, Dror Poleg

Technology is making its way into the traditional private equity fund model more and more with LPs and GPs seeing shifts in access to capital, information, real estate operations and aggregators. Panelists will address how mixing investments in property, operating businesses and technology is a necessary strategy to not only differentiate, but remain relevant.

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Zach Aarons

Co-Founder and Partner, MetaProp

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Dirk Holz

Head of Origination and Business Development Private Capital, Royal Bank of Canada

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Jack Sibley

Innovation and Technology Strategist, TH Real Estate

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Scott Tavolacci

Industry Principal, Investment Management, Yardi Systems

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Dror Poleg

Founder, Rethinking Real Estate

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10:25 - 10:55

Networking break

10:55 - 11:40

What family offices look for in their real estate investments

DJ Van Keuren, Marcia Nelson, Ronen Schwartzman

Despite a slight dip in real estate allocation, family offices continue to favor the real estate asset class as an investment target. However, their investment strategies differ greatly from their institutional counterparts. This session will address family office real estate investment trends, direct investing vs. fund investing for families, insight into fundraising—including what not to do with families, hot-button issues and how to accommodate the needs of today’s family office.

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DJ Van Keuren

Vice President, Family Office Capital, Hayman Family Office

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Marcia Nelson

Managing Director, Alberleen Family Office Solutions

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Ronen Schwartzman

Chief Investment Officer, Cooper Family Office

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11:40 - 12:25

From baby boomers to Gen Z: how demographics are changing real estate

Dr. Hugh Kelly, Jason Keller, Henry Manoucheri, Will McIntosh, Richard McLemore

There’s no argument that millennials have vastly changed real estate over the years—from the rise of live, work, play developments cropping up in cities all over the US to the decline of brick-and-mortar retail. But millennials aren’t the only generational cohort to affect the real estate space. Panelists will highlight how every generation is creating a need for new and different real estate and what opportunities this creates for investors.

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Dr. Hugh Kelly

Special Advisor, Real Estate Institute and Chair, Curriculum Committee, Fordham University

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Jason Keller

Managing Director and Head of Residential, Oaktree Capital Management

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Henry Manoucheri

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Universe Holdings

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Will McIntosh

Global Head of Research, USAA Real Estate Company

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Richard McLemore

Managing Director and Head of Risk, Research & Analytics, MetLife Investment Management

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12:25 - 13:25

Networking lunch

12:50 - 13:50

Site tour of Waterline Square

2018 speakers

Interested in speaking at the 2019 Forum? 

Please contact Rebecca Birch at rebecca.b@peimedia.com or call +1 646-619-8132.

Zach Aarons

Co-Founder and Partner, MetaProp

Zach Aarons has been working at the intersection of real estate and venture capital for the past decade. Zach is the most active early-stage PropTech investor in the United States, having funded over 60 startups in the space as an individual as well… Read full bio

Alex Abrams

Director, StepStone Real Estate

Mr. Abrams focuses on business development for StepStone Real Estate. Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. Abrams was a principal at GCM Grosvenor, where he focused on business development for its real estate primary funds and co-investment businesses (pr… Read full bio

Scott Arden

Managing Director, Hodes Weill & Associates

Scott Arden is a Managing Director of Hodes Weill & Associates in the New York office responsible for covering institutional investors in North America. During his tenure at Hodes Weill, he has worked on opportunities in Latin America, Asia, and the… Read full bio

Tom Arnold

Global Head of Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Tom joined the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) in 2009 and is based in Abu Dhabi. As Global Head of Real Estate, Tom is responsible for the creation and execution of the department’s investment and business strategy as well as organizational de… Read full bio

Greg Bates

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, GID

Greg Bates is Chief Operating Officer of GID and serves on the Executive Committee and on the Investment Committee of GID. As COO, Mr. Bates is responsible for managing the Portfolio and Asset Management Group; developing the investment strategy for… Read full bio

Bruce Batkin

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Terra Capital Partners

Bruce Batkin co-founded and is Chief Executive Officer of Terra Capital Partners. Mr. Batkin has over 35 years’ experience in real estate acquisition, finance, development, management and investment banking. Prior to founding Terra, he held senior ma… Read full bio

Sam Bendix

Managing Director-Investor Relations, National Real Estate Advisors

Mr. Bendix is responsible for advancing investor and consultant relationships for National. In addition to his investor relations responsibilities, Mr. Bendix works closely with the portfolio management and valuation and performance reporting teams t… Read full bio

Jeffrey Berman

General Partner, Camber Creek

Jeffrey Berman is a General Partner at Camber Creek and heads Camber Creek’s New York office where he sources deal flow and coordinates customer acquisition, retention and marketing strategies for Camber Creek’s portfolio companies. Jeffrey brings cl… Read full bio

Andy Birch

Director, Product Marketing, MRI Software

Andy is an experienced business software professional with a unique blend of marketing, technical, industry, product, and sales expertise. He has extensive experience in business software, from Financial Management and Enterprise Resource Planning to… Read full bio

Jacky Brady

Executive Director, Business Development, PGIM Real Estate

Number of Years of Real Estate Experience: 27 Number of Years with the Firm: 1 Jacqueline Brady (Jackie) is an executive director at PGIM Real Estate and a member of the U.S. Business Development group. Based in New York, she is responsible for marke… Read full bio

Johnathan Brasse

Senior Editor, PERE

Jonathan Brasse is the Senior Editor, Real Estate for PEI Media’s real estate publications. He oversees the editorial output and leads the reporting team behind the sector-leading private real estate publication PERE as well as Real Estate Capital, t… Read full bio

John Cahill

Partner, Real Estate Department, Paul Hastings

John Cahill is the head of the Real Estate Finance practice group and a partner in the Real Estate Private Equity practice of Paul Hastings. He divides his time between Hong Kong and New York and has extensive experience working with clients througho… Read full bio

Lan Cai

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, The Pension Boards United Church of Christ

Ms. Lan Cai, CFA, is Deputy Chief Investment Officer of The Pension Boards - United Church of Christ, she also invests for the UCF endowment. Her focuses are global asset allocation and manager selection in all asset classes. A 20-year veteran of the… Read full bio

Dr. Sam Chandan PhD

Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment, Associate Dean, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate

Dr. Sam Chandan is the Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment and associate dean of the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate. In addition, he is partner, global head of strate… Read full bio

Steve Chase

Managing Director, PCCP

Stephen Chase joined PCCP in April 2014 and is responsible for raising investment capital for the firm. Prior to joining PCCP, Mr. Chase was a Director in the Private Fund Advisory Group at Lazard Freres & Co. While at Lazard he was responsible for s… Read full bio

Devin Chen

Executive Vice President, Co-Head of US Commercial Real Estate Team, PIMCO

Mr. Chen is an executive vice president in the New York office and co-head of the U.S. commercial real estate team. The team invests across the entire spectrum of the CRE market, including public/private debt and public/private equity. Mr. Chen has e… Read full bio

Dino Christoforakis

Head of Transactions, North America, AFIAA U.S. Investment, Inc.

Dino Christoforakis brings over 14 years of experience in international real estate investment and development in the United States and Europe across all major asset classes and strategies. In his current role with AFIAA in New York City, Dino is res… Read full bio

Radhika Cobb

Vice President, Hamilton Lane

Radhika is a Vice President on Hamilton Lane’s Real Assets Investment Team, where she focuses on due diligence of primary fund investment opportunities across real estate and private equity. She joined Hamilton Lane in 2010. Prior to joining Hamilton… Read full bio

Andrew Fentress

Managing Partner, Capital Markets, ACRES Capital

Radhika is a Vice President on Hamilton Lane’s Real Assets Investment Team, where she focuses on due diligence of primary fund investment opportunities across real estate and private equity. She joined Hamilton Lane in 2010. Prior to joining Hamilton… Read full bio

John Fischer

Senior Managing Director of Transatlantic Initiatives, Lombard International

Mr. Fischer is the Co-Founder and is responsible for business development and continuing the expansion of Lombard International’s US footprint and internationally sourced Group Variable Annuity (GVAs) investments in US assets. He leads the US sales a… Read full bio

Steven Gottlieb

Managing Director, Deloitte Advisory, Deloitte

Mr. Gottlieb is a Managing Director in Deloitte Advisory in New York. He has over 28 years experience in the analysis and valuation of real property. Mr. Gottlieb has supervised and performed diverse real estate valuation and consulting engagements t… Read full bio

Adam Handwerker

Managing Director, Hodes Weill & Associates

Adam Handwerker is a Managing Director of Hodes Weill & Associates, which is a global real estate advisory boutique that provides institutional capital raising for funds, transactions, co-investments and separate accounts; M&A, strategic and restruct… Read full bio

Larissa Herczeg

Managing Director, Oak Street Real Estate Capital

Larissa Herczeg is a Managing Partner of Oak Street Real Estate Capital, LLC and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Ms. Herczeg is responsible for all aspects of Oak Street’s Seeding & Strategic Capital business, including investment sourci… Read full bio

Christy Hill

Managing Director, Head of Americas Asset Management, PGIM Real Estate

Number of Years of Real Estate Experience: 20 Number of Years with the Firm: >1 Christy Hill is a managing director at PGIM Real Estate and the head of Americas Asset Management. Based in New York, Christy is responsible for representing the Asset Ma… Read full bio

Dirk Holz

Head of Origination and Business Development Private Capital, Royal Bank of Canada

Dirk is responsible for the global Private Capital: real estate, private equity, infrastructure and private debt business origination and business development within Royal Bank of Canada. In this role he focuses on developing new services, support re… Read full bio

Jeffrey Horwitz

Partner, Co-Head of PERE and Lodging & Gaming Groups, 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

Andrew Jacobs

Managing Director of Metropolitan, The Carlyle Group

Andrew Jacobs is a Managing Director of Metropolitan and a senior member of the investment team. Mr. Jacobs has more than 25 years of real estate experience. Mr. Jacobs is responsible for sourcing and evaluating global direct investment opportunities… Read full bio

Dustin Jones

Director, Baker Program in Real Estate, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Dustin Jones is the Director of the Baker Program in Real Estate in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. The Baker Program is the nation’s leading 2-year graduate real estate program with an inter-disciplinary curriculum focused… Read full bio

Kevin Kaberna

Executive Director, Investment Management, Greystar

As executive director of investments, Kevin is responsible for leading the Greystar Investment Management business in the United States and Latin America. He oversees a team of investment professionals who focus on the acquisition and execution of re… Read full bio

Karie Katz

Director, Client Capital, Blue Vista Capital Management

Karie Katz is a Director and senior capital raiser 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 platf… Read full bio

Jason Keller

Managing Director and Head of Residential, Oaktree Capital Management

Mr. Keller joined Oaktree in 2007. He is a managing director and Head of Residential investments for Oaktree’s Real Estate group. In this role, Mr. Keller oversees homebuilder acquisitions, land development, homebuilding, destination resorts, non-per… Read full bio

Chris Kelly

President and Co-Founder, Convene

Chris is the co-founder and president of Convene. Convene has set out to change the way the world works by partnering with the largest landlords in commercial real estate to design and service the next generation office building – one that feels more… Read full bio

Dr. Hugh Kelly

Special Advisor, Real Estate Institute and Chair, Curriculum Committee, Fordham University

Hugh is Special Advisor to Fordham University's Real Estate Institute and serves as Chair of its Curriculum Committe. Previously he was a Clinical Professor in New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate where he has taught for 32 years. Hu… Read full bio

K.C. Kriegel

Senior Vice President, PCCP

K.C. Kriegel joined PCCP in June 2010 and is responsible for capital raising activities at the firm. Prior to joining PCCP, Ms. Kriegel was an Associate at Lazard Frères & Co. in the Private Fund Advisory Group where she worked on raising several rea… Read full bio

Joey Lansing

Senior Managing Director, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

Mr. Lansing is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management for Harrison Street Real Estate Capital. He is a member of all of the firm's Investment Committees, as well as its Executive Committee and Management Committee. In addition, M… Read full bio

Byron LaMotte

Managing Director, Capital Markets, Hines

Mr. LaMotte is a Managing Director in Hines’ Capital Markets Group where he is responsible for raising and structuring equity for U.S. real estate investments. He joined Hines in 2008 in the New York development office and has worked across all disci… Read full bio

Reid Liffmann

Co-Portfolio Manager, US Real Estate, Angelo Gordon

Reid Liffmann joined Angelo Gordon's real estate group in 2010 and is a member of the firm’s executive committee. Reid is co-portfolio manager of the U.S. real estate funds and assists in the oversight and management of the firm's real estate investm… Read full bio

Nick Macrae

Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan) is a Canadian pension plan with ~$77bn of net assets and more than 300,000 members. Mr. Macrae and his colleagues are responsible for managing all activities of HOOPP’s real estate portfolio. Mr. Macrae has… Read full bio

David Maki

Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Real Estate Debt, Heitman

David is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Heitman's Real Estate Debt group. He is a member of the firm's Debt Investment Committee and an equity owner of the firm. David is a co-portfolio manager for Heitman Real Estate Debt Partners L.P. ("… Read full bio

Henry Manoucheri

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Universe Holdings

Real estate investment industry veteran Henry Manoucheri is the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Universe Holdings, which has rapidly become one of California’s largest and most active investors in the Los Angeles apartment communities. Today the firm h… Read full bio

Isobel Markham

Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

Isobel is the Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas. She joined PEI in September 2014 as a staff writer, was promoted to senior reporter in May 2015 and became editor of Private Equity International's monthly print publication in January 2017… Read full bio

Will McIntosh

Global Head of Research, USAA Real Estate Company

Will McIntosh is Global Head of Research for USAA Real Estate Company and is responsible for helping develop commercial real estate investment strategy and managing in-house research with the objective of informing and enhancing the real estate inves… Read full bio

Richard McLemore

Managing Director and Head of Risk, Research & Analytics, MetLife Investment Management

Richard McLemore is a Managing Director and Head of the Risk, Research & Analytics group of MetLife Investment Management. He is responsible for strategic research, portfolio risk analysis, performance measurement/attribution, loan ratings, valuation… Read full bio

Philip Mintz

Chief Investment Officer- US/Asia Real Estate Equity, Apollo Global Management, LLC

Mr. Mintz is Chief Investment Officer of Apollo’s Real Estate Equity business for both the U.S. and Asia. Mr. Mintz joined Apollo in 2015, following Apollo’s acquisition of Venator Real Estate Capital Partners, the firm which Mr. Mintz founded in 201… Read full bio

John Murray

Managing Director and Co-Head of US Commercial Real Estate, PIMCO

Mr. Murray is a managing director and a portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, and is co-head of U.S. commercial real estate. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he structured real estate transactions throughout the U.S. at JER Partners. Before J… Read full bio

Marcia Nelson

Managing Director, Alberleen Family Office Solutions

Marcia Nelson is Managing Director of Alberleen Family Office Solutions and is responsible for client marketing and development of Alberleen’s network of family offices and private investors. Ms. Nelson has a 20 year track record of working with fami… Read full bio

Jade Newburn

Partner, Mayer Brown

Jade Newburn is a Partner with Mayer Brown’s Real Estate practice and represents real estate investment trusts, insurance companies, pension funds, opportunity funds, developers, investors and lenders in a wide variety of office, retail, medical offi… Read full bio

Andrea Olshan

Chief Executive Officer, Olshan Properties

Andrea Olshan serves as Chief Executive Officer of Olshan Properties and is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, its investment activity and capital partnerships. Through her membership in the Investment Committee, Ms. Olshan evalu… Read full bio

Jonathan Peiper

Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Jonathan Peiper is an Executive Director & Group Head in Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation's Subscription Secured Finance Department. Jonathan is currently involved in originating, structuring, arranging and executing on a portfolio of real estate… Read full bio

Gary Phillips

Managing Director - Head of Acquisitions, Allianz Real Estate of America

Gary Phillips is a Managing Director and Head of Acquisitions at Allianz Real Estate of America and has nearly 20 years of real estate investing experience. Mr. Phillips leads AREoA's equity transactions business and has overall responsibility for Al… Read full bio

Dror Poleg

Founder, Rethinking Real Estate

Dror Poleg is the owner of Rethinking Real Estate, a consultancy focused on innovation in real estate. The company helps real estate companies identify new tools and technologies, underwrite innovative projects, and tap into new revenue channels. It… Read full bio

Jason Rothenberg

Real Estate Investment Officer, State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Jason Rothenberg is an Investment Officer with the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. His responsibilities include developing investment strategy and sourcing and overseeing real estate investments across a wide range of structures, property types… Read full bio

Randall Rothschild

Managing Director, Global Head of Debt, Tishman Speyer

Mr. Rothschild joined Tishman Speyer in 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s global debt investments. In this role, he is also charged with joint-venture and co-investment structuring duties. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, Mr. Rothschi… Read full bio

Greg Rozolsky

Portfolio Manager - Real Estate and Natural Resources, YMCA Retirement Fund

Gregory Rozolsky has been with the Fund since February 2012. He is responsible for selecting and overseeing the partnerships that make up the Fund’s real assets portfolio, which includes real estate and natural resources investments.Prior to joining… Read full bio

Anthony Santiago

Chief Operating Officer, New Empire Corp.

Anthony Santiago, is the Chief Operating officer of New Empire Corp. and its related divisions and subsidiaries. Anthony is responsible for the global operations of the fully integrated NEC Portfolio, and all its functional drivers. He has been taske… Read full bio

Ronen Schwartzman

Chief Investment Officer, Cooper Family Office

Ronen Schwartzman joined the Cooper Family Office as Chief Investment Officer with 20 years of investment and capital markets experience. He started his career as an equity analyst with Oppenheimer where he covered small cap technology stocks. After… Read full bio

David Selznick

Chief Investment Officer, Kayne Anderson

David Selznick joined Kayne Anderson Real Estate (KA Real Estate) in 2012 and is currently the CIO and a Partner, as well as a member of the Investment Committee. Selznick has played a leading role in all acquisitions, dispositions, and financings un… Read full bio

Lane Shea

Managing Director, Harbor Group International

Lane Shea is a Managing Director with Harbor Group International (HGI). She joined HGI in 2000. Ms. Shea focuses on all aspects of capital transactions at HGI and is specifically involved in mortgage loan financing and property dispositions. Ms. Shea… Read full bio

Jack Sibley

Innovation and Technology Strategist, TH Real Estate

Jack leads TH Real Estate's initiative to embrace technological innovation, change and disruption within its Tomorrow's World philosophy. His focus includes analysis and solutions for how technology is changing what end-users want from real estate, p… Read full bio

Ryan Simonetti

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Convene

Ryan is the co-founder and CEO of Convene. He has been recognized for his transformative achievements in Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30,” a list of America’s Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs, was named “Top Entrepreneur” by Crain’s New York, and was… Read full bio

Joshua Sternoff

Partner, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings

Josh Sternoff is a Corporate partner in the Private Investment Funds practice group of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. His practice includes representation of private fund sponsors and investors in all aspects of the structu… Read full bio

Scott Tavolacci

Industry Principal, Investment Management, Yardi Systems

Scott has over 30 years’ experience working in the real estate software technology field. He started in financial and real estate technology consulting with the public accounting firm of Laventhal and Horwath, and went on the manage a real estate tec… Read full bio

DJ Van Keuren

Vice President, Family Office Capital, Hayman Family Office

Named as one of Trusted Insight's Top 30 Real Estate Investors at Family Offices, DJ Van Keuren is currently a Vice President for the Hayman Family Office, the Single Family Office of the Hayman Family who was the founder of Giorgio Perfume. Here he… Read full bio

Nigel Williams

Chairman, Royalton Partners

Alan Yang

Chief Investment Officer, GLP

Alan Yang is CIO of GLP and chairs the Company’s global investment committee which oversees all investment activity across GLP. Prior to joining GLP, Alan was a principal in Blackstone’s real estate private equity group where he worked on over US$70… Read full bio

Guy Zipori

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Skyline AI

Guy Zipori, co-founder and CEO of Skyline AI, is a serial tech entrepreneur, who mastered code at 14, and founded his first tech company at 16. In 2017, Guy and his partners co-founded Skyline AI, an artificial intelligence asset manager for commerci… Read full bio
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