Connecting American capital to global real estate

The PERE Network’s 18th annual America Forum on November 15-16 will discover effective investment strategies for North American real estate markets in New York.

Discuss current trends with North American real estate’s most influential gathering of institutional investors, fund and asset managers, developers, and strategic partners:

  • Position your current and future investments to meet increasing investor sustainability demands
  • Navigate risks arising from an unprecedented inflationary and interest rate environment
  • Learn how to manage distressed assets in struggling sectors
  • And more …

Buy your PERE Network membership today and join us at the America Forum this November.

Accelerate your fundraising

Reconnect with American investors allocating across a wide spectrum of real estate strategies through the networking-focused program.

Expand your investor network

Meet investors allocating to North American real estate and understand their preferences for allocations.

Better connections

Set up pre-event meetings and continue the conversation after the Forum with your membership to PERE Network. Gain access to 1,000+ investors and managers globally, regular monthly insights and online meetings with fellow industry leaders.

Meet North America's largest investor network

Build stronger relationships and increase your visibility by staying in front of the global network of investors.
American International Group
Church Pension Group
Cornerstone Group
GIC Real Estate
Meiji Yasuda America Incorporated
Oxford Properties Group
Prudential Financial
The City of New York, Finance
And many more...

2022 speakers included

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services. 

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will follow up with you to secure your pass.


2022 speakers included

Please contact Ben Moss at for a discussion on key topics and speaking opportunities at the PERE America Forum 2023.

Adel Alderbas

Chief Investment Officer, Wafra

Adel A. Alderbas is the Chief Investment Officer of Wafra and serves on Wafra’s Management Committee. Mr. Alderbas oversees the firm’s investment activities and leads investments in private real asset investments across infrastructure and alternative… Read full bio

Jonathan Balkin

Founder and Executive Director, Lionpoint Group

Jonathan founded Lionpoint to deliver market-leading technology and operations solutions to firms in the private markets industry. Jonathan spearheads many of Lionpoint’s technology vendor partnerships, ensuring the business is at the forefront when… Read full bio

Sean Bannon

Managing Director, Head of US Real Estate, Zurich Alternative Asset Management

Sean Bannon has approximately 30 years of experience founding, building, and leading commercial real estate investment businesses in the United States. Based in New York, he is currently responsible for Zurich’s US Real Estate investment businesses w… Read full bio

Stephanie Barr

Vice President, ESG Impact, Harrison Street

As Vice President of ESG at Harrison Street, Stephanie is responsible for managing the Firm’s strategy on climate risk, decarbonization, and ESG reporting for investment entities. She is also responsible for internal change management and procedures… Read full bio

Richard Barkham

Global Chief Economist, CBRE

Richard is one of the world’s leading real estate economists. He joined CBRE in 2014 as Executive Director and Global Chief Economist. He is based in Boston and, as CBRE’s Global Head of Research, leads a team of 600 researchers worldwide, whilst tra… Read full bio

Peter Benson

Senior Reporter, PERE News

Peter Benson is a senior reporter on PERE, covering listed commercial real estate companies in the US and further afield. A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where he earned a masters degree in maga… Read full bio

Stephanie Biernbaum

Chief People Officer, Hines

Stephanie oversees Human Resource at Hines, allowing the firm to embrace evolving trends in career development, diversity and inclusion, analytics, and other areas changing the traditional HR landscape. She is also a member of the Hines Senior ESG Le… Read full bio

Jonathan Bray

Partner, Clifford Chance

Jonathan Bray is a Funds & Investment Management partner in the London office of Clifford Chance. Jonathan specializes in international fund formation, secondaries, and advisory work in the debt, real estate debt, real estate and private equity s… Read full bio

Tim Buchner

Chief Operations Officer, Mercatus, a State Street Company

Tim Buchner is co-founder of Mercatus and COO of State Street Alpha for Private Markets. During his 20+ year career, Tim has helped both start-up and public companies to disrupt and create new markets and drive profitable growth, with leadership role… Read full bio

Christina Chan

Associate Vice President, Fund and Asset Management, Realterm

Ms. Chan is part of the fund and asset management team servicing the Realterm Logistics Income Fund (RLIF), which is an open-ended Core-Plus Industrial fund. Ms. Chan is responsible for portfolio analysis as well as overseeing business plan execution… Read full bio

Christie Chen

Director of Investments, Oxford Properties Group

Christie Chen is a Director of Investments at Oxford Properties Group, where she is responsible for sourcing and structuring investments across a variety of asset classes including office, life sciences, industrial and real estate credit, with $4.0+… Read full bio

Jamie Cooper

Portfolio Manager, Dream Impact Fund, Dream Unlimited

Jamie Cooper oversees all aspects of the Fund's financial and impact performance. This includes identifying and executing on acquisitions that fit Dream’s criteria, monitoring development progress, and managing portfolio construction and asset alloca… Read full bio

Michael Dombai

Managing Director, Alter Domus

Michael focuses on Alter Domus' commercial real estate and private equity clients in North America. With over 15 years of direct experience in the real estate debt, equity, securities and structured products markets, Michael has an unmatched perspect… Read full bio

Daniel Drabkin

Partner, Clifford Chance

Daniel Drabkin is a partner in the Clifford Chance Funds & Investment Management practice, where he specializes in the representation of sponsors in all aspects of fund formation, structuring, marketing and operating alternative investment funds,… Read full bio

Sean Egan

CEO, Egan-Jones Ratings

Sean Egan is a founding partner and president of Egan-Jones Ratings Company (EJR), which was organized in 1992 for the purpose of providing timely, accurate credit ratings. Over the past decade, EJR provide risk managers with warnings on Ambac, Count… Read full bio

Tripp Gantt

Chief Executive Officer, Manulife US REIT

Mr Tripp Gantt is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Manager. He works with the Board to determine the strategy for MUST as well as with other members of the management team to execute MUST’s investment strategy. Mr Gantt is also responsible fo… Read full bio

Tom Gilbane

Managing Member, Rockpoint

Tom Gilbane oversees Rockpoint’s investment and asset management activities in the eastern United States. Mr. Gilbane is based in Rockpoint’s Boston office. Prior to Rockpoint, Mr. Gilbane was involved in WREP’s eastern United States and European inv… Read full bio

Mark Green

Chief Investment Officer, Cottonwood Group

Mark joined Cottonwood in 2022 and is responsible for oversight of Cottonwood’s investment platforms, ranging from overall strategy through implementation and execution, including supporting the growth and development of its investment teams. Mark po… Read full bio

Bert van den Hoek

Head of New York, Bouwinvest

Bert van den Hoek has been Head of Bouwinvest’s New York office since the beginning of 2020 leading the origination efforts of real estate investments in North America on behalf of the Dutch Construction Workers Pension Fund, bpfBOUW. Bert has worked… Read full bio

Mary Beth Houlihan

ESG and Impact Partner, Kirkland and Ellis

Mary Beth Houlihan is an environmental, social and governance (ESG) and impact partner in the New York office of Kirkland and Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on advising clients with respect to complex and dynamic ESG issues, including regulatory com… Read full bio

Aaron Jodka

Director of Research, U.S. Capital Markets, Colliers

As Director of Research, U.S. Capital Markets, Aaron is responsible for all aspects of research within the Capital Markets platform. He synthesizes and interprets a variety of data and information to stay ahead of trends that put our clients in an op… Read full bio

Dionna Johnson Sallis

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Ferguson Partners

Dionna is Ferguson Partners’ Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) and is based in the firm’s Chicago office. As the Director of DE&I, Dionna’s primary area of focus is to lead strategic initiatives — based on industry best pra… Read full bio

Mike Kamienski

Partner and National Real Estate Practice Leader, Baker Tilly

Mike Kamienski, partner and national real estate practice leader, specializes in providing accounting and assurance services to clients in the real estate and hospitality industry. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Mike was a partner with a large interna… Read full bio
Helee Lev, Goby

Helee Lev

CRO, ESG, Conservice

Helee Lev is the CRO (Chief Revenue Officer) of ESG at Conservice and has more than 20 years of experience in architecture, commercial real estate, investment management, and ESG with private equity, REIT, and corporate clients. In 2012, after a deca… Read full bio

Jessica Long

Senior Director, Head of Sustainability, Americas, Nuveen

Jessica is the Head of Sustainability for Nuveen’s U.S. real estate portfolio. She is responsible for the implementation of the firm’s “Tomorrow’s World” sustainability platform, focusing on climate risk and meeting carbon reduction targets throughou… Read full bio

Brent Maier

Real Estate Valuation Partner, Baker Tilly

Brent Maier, partner and leader of Baker Tilly’s real estate transactions advisory service team, has more than 20 years of experience providing valuation advisory services for real estate entities, property portfolios, and complex single-asset proper… Read full bio

Troy March

Director of Real Estate, North Carolina State Treasurer

Troy March lives in Raleigh, NC. He has spent the last nine years with NCRS and is currently the Director of Real Estate managing $9.2 Billion of Real Estate equity Investment. Prior to NCRS he spent 11 years with Highwoods Properties doing acquisiti… Read full bio

Daniel McHugh

Chief Investment Officer, Real Assets, AVIVA Investors

Daniel is responsible for the strategy and growth of Aviva Investors’ integrated Real Assets business, encompassing Real Estate, Infrastructure and Private Debt. He oversees around 300 professionals working across fund management, asset management, d… Read full bio

Margaret McKnight

Partner, StepStone Group

Ms. McKnight is a member of the real estate team and focuses on various investment and portfolio management activities. Prior to joining StepStone, Ms. McKnight spent more than a decade at Carlyle’s Metropolitan Real Estate, where she served as the c… Read full bio

Christopher Merrill

Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Harrison Street

Mr. Merrill is the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Harrison Street, a real assets investment management firm he co-founded in 2005 that has completed nearly $59 billion in transactional volume and as of 2Q 2022 has over $49 billion in AUM. Mr. Merril… Read full bio

Kyle Mitts

Managing Director, Pretium

Kyle Mitts is a Managing Director on the Strategic Development team at Pretium, where he is responsible for acquiring large pools and platforms of single-family rentals while helping to execute firm-wide strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Pretiu… Read full bio

Roger Morales

Partner and Americas Head of Real Estate Acquisitions, KKR

Roger Morales (New York) joined KKR in 2011 as part of the founding team that formed KKR’s Real Estate Platform. He is the Head of Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions and is jointly responsible for all aspects of the business including acquisitions,… Read full bio

Bob Morse

Executive Chairman, Bridge Investment Group Holdings

Robert Morse brings over 35 years of experience in real estate investment management, commercial and investment banking and private equity fund management as Executive Chairman of Bridge Investment Group (“Bridge” or the “Firm”). As Executive Chairma… Read full bio

Ken Munkacy

Senior Managing Director, Kingbird Investment Management

Kenneth A. Munkacy is the Senior Managing Director of Kingbird Investment Management (KIM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grupo Ferré Rangel (GFR). Kingbird is a real estate investment management company focused on structured debt and equity investmen… Read full bio

Jevgeniy (Jev) Nesch

Investment Funds Partner, AKD Benelux Lawyers

Jevgeniy is an Investment Funds partner in the Luxembourg office of AKD Benelux Lawyers.. He has extensive experience in the alternative investment funds space, focusing in particular on structuring and formation of funds pursuing a wide variety of i… Read full bio

Michael Neuman

Head, Industrial, United States and Latin America, Ivanhoe Cambridge

Michael Neuman holds the position of Head, Industrial, United States and Latin America since 2022. In this role, he is responsible for the management of the existing plateforms in the United States and Brazil, as well as for the diversification of Iv… Read full bio

Pratik Patel

Managing Director, Wafra

Pratik Patel is a Managing Director at Wafra, responsible for real estate-related alternative investments and special situations. Previously, Mr. Patel was a Director at FirstKey Lending and a Principal at Spring Hill Realty Partners, where he focuse… Read full bio

Amy Pearce

Managing Director, SS&C Technologies

Amy is a Managing Director of SS&C GlobeOp Private Markets group; she has over 20 years of relevant real estate accounting and managerial experience. Her experience includes accounting and administration of Real Estate and Infrastructure Funds in… Read full bio

Eric Poretsky

Head of US Real Estate Equity, Cain International

Eric joined Cain International in April 2017 and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s US real estate investments. He brings over 20 years of experience in acquisitions, development and asset management and has been involved in various commercial,… Read full bio

Josh Pristaw

Co-Head of Real Estate, Pretium

Josh Pristaw is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Real Estate at Pretium, where he plays a leadership role in Progress Residential, the Firm’s single-family rental platform, as well as for its single-family rental funds and separately managed… Read full bio

Matthew Rosenfeld

Senior Vice President, Head of US Debt, Cain International

Matthew joined Cain International in 2017 and leads the firm’s US debt business, which has closed over $1 billion in transactions since 2018. Before joining Cain International, Matthew was a member of the investment team at Brockton Capital in London… Read full bio

Kelly Ryan

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Kelly Ryan is the global leader of the Firm’s real estate funds practice, with 20+ years of experience focused exclusively on real estate private equity across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Kelly represents many of the largest global private equity firm… Read full bio

Bill Schwab

Executive Chairman, LCI Investment Company

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

Joseph Smith

Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Joseph A. Smith represents private equity fund sponsors in connection with fund formation, the acquisition of portfolio investments and the implementation of exit strategies. In this capacity, Joe advises clients on securities, governance, ERISA, Inv… Read full bio

Pamela Thomas

Managing Director of US Real Estate Investments, CPP

Pamela Thomas leads US Real Estate Investment for CPP Investments. Prior to joining CPPIB in 2017, Pamela was an Executive Director with JP Morgan Asset Management, responsible for New York Metro multifamily investments, including several large-scale… Read full bio

Michael Turner

President, Oxford Properties

Michael Turner is President of Oxford Properties, a leading global real estate investor, asset manager and business builder and Global Head of Real Estate for the OMERS pension plan. Michael is Chair of Oxford’s Executive and Investment Committees an… Read full bio

Simon Uiterwijk

Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, US, NN Investment Partners

Simon is based in New York, US and Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt for the United States at NN Investment Partners (previously ING Investment Management) since 2015, where he is co-responsible for NN IP’s Commercial Real Estate lending activities… Read full bio

Sophie van Oosterom

Global Head of Real Estate, Schroders Capital

Sophie van Oosterom joined Schroders in January 2021 as the Global Head of Schroders Real Estate. She is responsible for leading the growth strategy of the business and ultimately delivering investment performance to clients. She chairs the real esta… Read full bio

Mark Van Zandt

Managing Director, Real Estate, King Street Capital Management

Mark Van Zandt is a Managing Director and member of the Real Estate Investment Committee at King Street, based in New York. Mr. Van Zandt has 19 years of experience in the real estate industry, most recently serving as Managing Partner of BentallGree… Read full bio

Mark Williams

Associate, Research & Strategy, QuadReal Property Group

Mark Williams joined QuadReal as an Associate, Research and Strategy, in June 2022. His focus is on strategic research and analysis in support of QuadReal’s real estate investment and management objectives in the United States. He is based in QuadRea… Read full bio

Nigel Williams

Chairman, Royalton Partners

Nigel has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is the Chairman and co-founder of Royalton Partners since inception in 1996. Prior to founding Royalton Partners, Nigel was the CEO of Prague-based Creditanstalt Investment… Read full bio

Dan Winters

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, GRESB

Dan is responsible for increasing GRESB’s international scope and impact by engaging institutional investors; expanding GRESB participation among private equity firms, multi-national lenders and REITs; establishing industry partnerships; and driving… Read full bio

Thought leadership, branding and networking opportunities

Be part of thought-provoking discussions with leading institutional investors, fund and asset managers, developers, advisers, and strategic partners. Sponsorship gives you:

  • VIP access
  • Thought-leadership opportunities
  • High-profile branding
  • And much more …

For exclusive sponsorship packages for 2023, contact Nick Hayes, our Global Business Development Director of Real Estate at

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Make better connections at the America Forum and beyond

The PERE Network is a year-round program of networking and content that enhances the experience of our members at the PERE America Forum.

Members can connect with more than 1,000 investors and managers throughout the year, setup pre-meetings with those attending the Forum, meet in-person on the day, or pick up a conversation after the Forum:

  1. Find investors who match your investment strategies and set up meetings ahead of the event on our membership platform.
  2. Get personalised introductions to investors that fit your profile from our dedicated networking team before, during, and after the event.
  3. Access unique, critical insights exclusive to members throughout the year along with preferential rates to attend any event within the global PERE portfolio

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Investor members

Stay connected with regional leaders, knowledge-share daily challenges, and seek answers from industry titans.
APG Asset Management
Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK)
National Pension Service of Korea (NPS)
NN Investment Partners
Norges Bank Investment
Teachers Retirement System of Texas
And many more...

Our network makes decisions that shape markets

Explore opportunities with investors from across the globe today with access to the most influential private real estate network.

Want to understand more about who you will meet and what to expect at the Forum? Talk to our team today.

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America Forum attendees get more

By attending the America Forum you will join real estate’s most influential global community, PERE Network. Membership will give you access to:

  • PERE Connect – our new tailored networking service
  • Content and insights to drive better decisions
  • Access to the investor directory
  • And much more …
Talk to our team to find out how the Forum and the PERE Network membership can help grow your firm.

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Join our events globally to gain access to in-depth content, insights, and in-person networking opportunities with institutional investors. Contact our team to learn more.

Institutional Investors at the PERE America Forum 2023

The PERE America Forum provides an unrivalled platform for institutional investors and allocators to gather and discuss private real estate investments.

A limited number of complimentary passes for the event are available for institutional investors. Check out the benefits of joining the conference and learn who among your peers attends. Apply for a complimentary pass for you or your team now.



Investors at PERE America Forum 2023

The forum is the largest meeting place for institutional and private investors, and other members of the real estate community in North America.

Check out the benefits of joining the conference and who among your peers you will be joining. Apply for a complimentary pass for your or your team today.

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Meet the biggest global funds

Network and arrange one-to-one meetings with the biggest and leading real estate managers.

Network with your peers

Take advantage of our networking sessions to connect with your peers and understand their strategies and allocation approach to real estate.


Get the latest insights

Discuss the opportunities and challenges your peers are facing in the market.

Explore opportunities

Find investment opportunities across traditional and emerging sectors, from data centers,  life sciences, logistics, office and more.

What to expect on the event day

2022 attended institutional investors include

Reconnect with your peers and share the latest market insights.
American International Group
APG Asset Management
Bessemer Trust
Church Pension Group
Cohen Private Ventures
GIC Real Estate
North Carolina State Treasury
Oxford Properties Group
State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB)
The City of New York, Finance
The Rangoonwala Foundation
Wimmer Financial
And many more...

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will follow up with you to secure your pass.