Secure allocations. Build relationships. Find investments.

The 16th annual PERE America Forum on 30 November to 1 December will be held in-person at Convene New York and virtually through our interactive platform.

The two-day content allows you to understand the latest trends and challenges facing regional investors.

Secure capital, build lasting relationships, and discover investment opportunities with North America’s most influential investors, fund and asset managers, developers, and strategic partners.

Maximize your fundraising.

Easy access and interaction with American investors allocating across a wide spectrum of real estate strategies and geographies.

Timely, actionable content.

Keep you up to date with the latest opinions from American LPs and thought-leaders relevant to your firm

Build relationships effectively

Build your network by meeting the right people for your business.

Our 2020 featured speakers include

Meet North America's largest investor community

Build stronger relationships and increase your visibility by staying in front of the global community of investors.
ABL Life Insurance
AIA International
AIG
AISIN Employees' Pension Fund
Allianz Real Estate
American Family Mutual Insurance
Aozora Bank
APG Asset Management
BAE Systems
Church Pension Group
Contra Costa County Employees Retirement Association
Employees' Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas
Ford Foundation
Ivanhoe Cambridge
Kamehameha Schools
Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS)
Laval University Pension Fund
MassMutual
New York Life Investments
New York State Teachers Retirement System
OPSEU Pension Trust
Orange County Employees Retirement System
QuadReal
Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System
San Francisco Employees' Retirement System
Swiss Re
Tcu Endowment Investment Management
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
The University Of Chicago
Toronto Transit Commission Pension Fund Society
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
University of Pittsburgh
Vermont Pension Investment Committee
YMCA Retirement Fund

Testimonials

William Turmann

LRI Group Luxembourg

Arguably the best platform for industry experts in the US.

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.

Mark Thigpen

King & Spalding

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

Now part of the Global Passport

By securing your place at the PERE America Forum you will instantly become part of our global network of private real estate leaders shaping the asset class.

Members have year-round access to the global blackbook of investors, frequent touchpoints with the market, and a place at all PERE conferences throughout the year, including:

View the crucial topics our speakers will discuss

 

Download the agenda to see the trends shaping North American investor allocation strategies and markets across the region. These topics will shape the discussions at the PERE America Forum 2021.

Have a topic that you would like to discuss at the forum?
Contact Melissa Baer today.

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2021 speakers

Michael Bego

Managing Partner, Founder, Kline Hill Partners

Bio coming soon...

Sam Bendix

Managing Director – Equity Capital Markets & Investor Relations, Landmark Properties

Sam Bendix, Managing Director of Equity Capital Markets and Investor Relations is responsible for developing and managing relationships with Landmark’s current and prospective investors. Mr. Bendix also oversees the development of investment structur… Read full bio

Warren de Haan

Managing Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer, ACORE Capital

Warren de Haan is a founder, Managing Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer at ACORE. Mr. de Haan has over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate finance industry and capital markets. Prior to ACORE, he was the Chief Originations Offic… Read full bio
Bert van den Hoek, Bouwinvest

Bert van den Hoek

Senior Portfolio Manager, North America, Bouwinvest

Bert van den Hoek joined Bouwinvest International in 2020 as Senior Portfolio Manager North America. He is responsible for the portfolio construction and performance of the investments made on behalf of the Bouwinvest North America mandate. In 2020,… Read full bio

Jeff Friedman

Co-Founder & Principal, Mesa West Capital

Mr. Friedman is a co-founder of Mesa West. Prior to co-founding Mesa West in 2004, Mr. Friedman spent three years at Maguire Partners as a principal and was in charge of capital market activities which included the restructuring of the firm’s debt, t… Read full bio

Mark Gabbay

Global CEO, LaSalle Investment Management

Mark Gabbay is Global CEO of LaSalle, a position he assumed in January 2021. He is responsible for strategic leadership of LaSalle’s 900+ employees and oversight of the firm’s investment and operational activities across North America, Asia Pacific,… Read full bio

Brandon Goetzman

Brandon Goetzman, Principal, Blue Vista

Bio coming soon...

Adam Handwerker

Managing Director, Lazard Private Capital Advisory

Adam Handwerker is a Managing Director of Lazard’s Private Capital Advisory. Mr. Handwerker leads the origination, structuring, and execution of the group’s real estate assignments in North America. Previously, Mr. Handwerker was a Managing Director… Read full bio

Michael Hunter

Global Head of Real Estate Alternatives and Strategic Transactions, Nuveen Real Estate

Michael oversees investment strategy and execution for all alternative real estate sectors globally for Nuveen Real Estate. In addition, he leads Nuveen Real Estate's global strategic transaction business function. He is a member of the Global Execut… Read full bio

Amy Johannes

Managing Director, Oaktree

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

Jeffrey Kanne

President and CEO, National Real Estate Advisors

Mr. Kanne is responsible for leading National and its subsidiaries. He organizes, plans, leads, directs, and controls all operations of the firm, including new business development; initiating, promoting and oversight of major transactions; and marke… Read full bio

Jared Lazarus

Managing Director, Oaktree

Prior to joining Oaktree in 2011, Mr. Lazarus spent nearly three and a half years as an assistant vice president and associate in the Real Estate Private Equity group at Canyon Partners. Prior experience includes two years as an analyst at Credit Sui… Read full bio

Lee Menifee

Managing Director, Head of Americas Investment Research, PGIM Real Estate

Lee Menifee is a managing director at PGIM Real Estate and head of Americas Investment Research. Based in Los Angeles, California, Lee is responsible for leading PGIM Real Estate’s research efforts and overseeing the research teams that support PGIM… Read full bio

Jerome Nichols

President and Co-Founder, Standard Real Estate Investments

Prior to forming Standard, Mr. Nichols was a Senior Director with CBRE Global Investors where he led development investment sourcing in the Americas. He served as Deputy Portfolio Manager for the firm’s development fund series and Chair of the Americ… Read full bio

JR Pearce, CPA

Senior Investment Officer, Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System

JR Pearce is a Senior Investment Officer with Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS), an $12.0 billion California public pension plan, responsible for portfolio construction and oversight for SCERS’ alternative assets investments in p… Read full bio

Laurie Smith

Chief Investment Officer, Blue Vista

Bio coming soon...

Jordan Suppan

Managing Director, Leste Credit

Bio coming soon...

Peter Tsoulogiannis

Partner, Slate Asset Management

Peter is a Partner of Slate Asset Management and sits on Slate’s Investment Committee and is a member of its Management Committee. Peter leads origination and execution of Slate’s global investments and strategic initiatives across Slate’s business v… Read full bio
Bert van den Hoek, Bouwinvest

Bert van den Hoek

Senior Portfolio Manager, North America, Bouwinvest

Bert van den Hoek joined Bouwinvest International in 2020 as Senior Portfolio Manager North America. He is responsible for the portfolio construction and performance of the investments made on behalf of the Bouwinvest North America mandate. In 2020,… Read full bio

Jonathan Van Gorp

Managing Director, Makena Capital Management, LLC

Jonathan Van Gorp, a Managing Director, is responsible for leading portfolio management and partner selection across Makena’s Real Assets investments. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. In addition to his duties overseeing real a… Read full bio

Year-round private real estate networking

The 16th PERE America Forum will be held in-person in New York and virtually on our industry-leading platform.

Easily seek out relevant investors, get maximum visibility for your firm, and maintain relationships across the global industry.

Attendance at the Forum is now exclusive to Global Passport members – our new industry-leading LP/GP network. Book a tour to see how, in addition to attendance at the PERE America Forum, membership can help grow your business.

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Secure your next investor

Connect with North America's leading LPs to secure capital for your firm.
BAE Systems
Church Pension Group
Employees' Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas
Ivanhoe Cambridge
Kamehameha Schools
Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS)
Laval University Pension Fund
MassMutual
New York Life Investments
New York State Teachers Retirement System
OPSEU Pension Trust
Orange County Employees Retirement System
QuadReal
San Francisco Employees' Retirement System
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
YMCA Retirement Fund

America Forum attendees shape global markets

Your access to the 16th annual PERE America Forum will provide more value than ever before, with year-round access to a little blackbook of global real estate’s most influential community.

Close your fund more efficiently.

Utilize year-round access to a little black book of North America’s LPs allocating across a wide spectrum of real estate strategies and geographies.

Uncover high-yield opportunities.

Advance your strategic edge on the competition by gaining action-led, unique insights from the thought-leaders shaping the industry.

 

Expand your network with the right people.

Connect with decision-makers across the globe who can help you create value for your firm

Stay connected with the global network

William Turmann

LRI Group Luxembourg

Arguably the best platform for industry experts in the US.

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.

Mark Thigpen

King & Spalding

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

America Forum attendees get more

By attending the America Forum you will join real estate’s most influential global network. Membership will give you:

  • Access to the America Forum
  • Virtual access to all of PERE’s global events
  • Access to the investor directory
  • Frequent virtual and in-person networking opportunities
  • And much more …

Lift your profile at the America Forum

The PERE America Forum is our flagship annual conference. Attendees are exclusively decision-makers at the leading private real estate investors, fund and asset managers, and developers across the region and globe. Sponsorship gives you:

  • VIP access
  • Opportunity to share your thought-leadership
  • High-profile branding opportunities
  • And much, much more …

To discuss options that suit your firm, contact our sponsorship team.

Discover sponsorship options

Explore the trends shaping real estate capital flow

 

Download the agenda to see the trends shaping North American investor allocation strategies and markets across the region. These topics will shape the discussions at the PERE America Forum 2021.

Have a topic that you would like to discuss on the agenda? Contact Melissa Baer today.

View preliminary agenda

View the key conversation topics

 

Download the agenda to see the trends shaping North American investors’ allocation strategies and markets across the region. These topics will shape the discussions at the PERE America Forum 2021.

Have a topic that you would like to discuss on the agenda? Contact Melissa Baer today.

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Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 30th

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - North America Sectors & Strategies
08:00 - 08:30

Registration for Breakfast

08:15 - 08:30

Breakfast meeting #1: Women’s Networking Roundtable

08:15 - 08:30

Breakfast meeting #2: LP-only Strategy Roundtable

08:30 - 09:30

Registration for Main Forum & Networking

09:30 - 09:40

Welcome from PERE - Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09:40 - 10:00

Opening Keynote: A conversation with Mark Gabbay, Global CEO, LaSalle Investment Management.

Mark Gabbay, Kyle Campbell

Opening Keynote: A conversation with Mark Gabbay, Global CEO, LaSalle Investment Management.

Interviewed by Kyle Campbell, Senior Reporter, PERE

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Mark Gabbay

Global CEO, LaSalle Investment Management

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Kyle Campbell

Senior Reporter, PERE

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10:00 - 10:40

Seizing the moment: Spotlight on distressed and opportunistic investing

Jeff Friedman, Amy Johannes, Jordan Suppan

In the first quarter of 2021, over one third of the $363.8 billion existing dry powder in the US was sitting in either opportunistic or distressed funds. With global forbearance coming to an end, is this a once in a century opportunity for distressed funds and their backers? How are the next 18 months going to play out?

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Jeff Friedman

Co-Founder & Principal, Mesa West Capital

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Amy Johannes

Managing Director, Oaktree

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Jordan Suppan

Managing Director, Leste Credit

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10:40 - 11:20

LP Panel: What prevents managers from getting in front of the investment committee – focus on ESG.

Bert van den Hoek

Driving fund manager selection, investment decision and allocations more than ever, ESG remains at the top of the LP agenda. Panelists will get to the meat of the issue – who will – and won’t – they put their capital with based on the principles of ESG? What metrics and measurements do they use and how do they analyse the data?

Bert van den Hoek, Bouwinvest

Bert van den Hoek

Senior Portfolio Manager, North America, Bouwinvest

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11:20 - 11:40

Networking Break

11:40 - 12:20

Data Centres: Finding investment value in the midst of a gold rush

Jeffrey Kanne

The demand for data centers across the US jumped a whopping 72% in 2021 with further expansion expected. This session will address the drivers behind this increase, where investors are deploying capital, where (if) value can still be found, the strength in M&A and operator activity, and the ongoing focus on sustainability.   

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Jeffrey Kanne

President and CEO, National Real Estate Advisors

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12:20 - 13:00

Finding (even more) opportunities in industrial real estate

Jonathan Van Gorp

It is no surprise that the demand for industrial real estate held up through the pandemic with the robust support of E-commerce, among others. This session will address the rising trends in the industrial sector, investment solutions in a heated market, the race to meet consumer demands, and the increasing challenges that have occurred in the sector over the past 16 months.

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Jonathan Van Gorp

Managing Director, Makena Capital Management, LLC

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 14:40

Life sciences real estate: 2022 investment outlook

Increasing FDA approvals, including the record-breaking COVID-19 vaccines, are among the factors creating a surge in funding for the life sciences sector. Who are the market-leading managers and how to tell a manager is merely on for the ride? What kind of operational expertise does a manager need to create value in this highly specialized field and where are the next big opportunities for LPs?

14:40 - 15:20

The future of offices: Is it still complicated?

It’s official. Remote working is here to stay. But what does this mean for the office sector? This session will address if the need for offices has diminished, rethinking existing spaces, flexible and alternative office strategies, and emerging movements such as satellite workspaces.

15:20 - 15:40

Networking break

15:40 - 16:20

Looking beyond gateway markets

Michael Hunter, Jerome Nichols

High prices in gateway markets are forcing some investors to look beyond cities like New York and San Francisco. And US investors aren’t the only LPs pivoting to these regions. Speakers will discuss diversifying via Tier 2 cities, where to find higher yield, trending sectors outside key gateways, and strategies to implement in portfolio construction.   

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Michael Hunter

Global Head of Real Estate Alternatives and Strategic Transactions, Nuveen Real Estate

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Jerome Nichols

President and Co-Founder, Standard Real Estate Investments

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16:20 - 17:00

Fireside chat: How investors are diversifying their real estate portfolio

JR Pearce, CPA

Find out where investor demand is focusing and how LPs are diversifying their portfolios within the private real estate asset class. From property sectors, to geographic location, to investment strategies, this session will address where and how investor demand is concentrating.

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JR Pearce, CPA

Senior Investment Officer, Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System

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17:00 - 18:00

Networking cocktail reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 1st

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – Global Investor Day: Outbound Strategies and Markets
08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast briefing: Live from Asia: Meet the LPs allocating to North America

09:00 - 09:10

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:50

Asset classes showing growth in Europe

Mike Bego

The UK real estate market is showing a healthy amount of pent-up capital waiting to be deployed. Alternatively, this session will highlight the sectors that are pivoting, the sectors gaining momentum, what is fueling demand, and where the best opportunities lie for US LPs.

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Mike Bego

Managing Partner, Kline Hill Partners

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09:50 - 10:30

What does office occupancy look like on a global scale

The office sector has tumbled from its pre-Covid, no. 3 spot in LP interest, and now the world waits to see what the workplace will look like going forward. Even with the demand for traditional office space decreasing, the common sentiment is that office will never be obsolete. This leaves more questions than answers. How is the sector adapting and what are the key drivers? When and how will people come back to work? Which regions will see an uptick in the need for physical office space, and what are occupiers doing to attract tenants? Hear the answers to these questions and more.   

10:30 - 11:10

Networking Break

11:10 - 11:50

Which markets are ticking upward in developed Asia?

As the recovery gains momentum and more people return to public spaces, portfolio positioning is critical. Panelist will discuss where the Asian real estate industry is headed now, how it has adapted, key lessons that are driving change,
strategies and sectors that are positioned for growth, and which regions will bounce back first.

11:50 - 12:30

Sub-sectors investors are eyeing

Peter Tsoulogiannis

A recent PERE study showed even with today’s economic uncertainty, most LPs view real estate as an asset class that will continue to enhance returns. Our experts will drill down into investor appetite over the next two years; project which sub-sectors of logistics, residential, office, retail, and debt hold the most appeal; debate direct vs. co-investing, and discuss the most favored investment strategies. 

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Peter Tsoulogiannis

Partner, Slate Asset Management

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12:30 - 12:45

Networking lunch buffet

12:45 - 13:00

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