Connecting American capital to global real estate

The PERE Network’s 19th annual America Forum in November 2024 will enable you to refine your investment strategy for global real estate markets.

Discuss market challenges and opportunities with North America’s most influential gathering of institutional investors, fund and asset managers, developers, and strategic partners:

  • Redefine your real estate portfolio and position yourself for future investments
  • Understand how elections around the world will impact the commercial real estate market
  • Discuss ever changing investor appetite and decarbonization efforts across the industry
  • 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.

Connect with institutional investors including:

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Gain insights to support investment decisions

Hear from leading industry experts and world-renowned PERE editorial staff to understand the market drivers, challenges and opportunities that will enable you to make better decisions in the future.

Expand your investor network

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

Better connections

Connect with your North American peers year-round through pre-event meetings and post-Forum conversations with PERE Network membership. Access 1,400+ global investors and managers, monthly insights, and meetings with industry leaders.

Expert speakers in 2024 include:

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Apply for complimentary access to the PERE Network to be able to attend the America Forum in November 2024.

Apply for complimentary access

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

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2024 speakers

PERE America Forum brings together C-level executives and industry thought-leaders to speak about the latest macroeconomic trends and insight impacting your strategies and plans in the region. Download the 2024 agenda to learn about the sessions to be discussed at the Forum.

Please contact Ben Moss at ben.m@peimedia.com for a discussion on key topics and speaking opportunities at the PERE America Forum 2024.

Adam Berns

Chief Investment Officer, GLP Capital Partners

Ankit Bhatt

Senior Managing Director, US Investments, Oxford Properties Group

Jim Blakemore, GreenOak Real Estate

Jim Blakemore

Global Head of Credit, BentallGreenOak

Jonathan Brasse

Editor-in-Chief, Real Estate, PEI Group

Kevin Ehrhart

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Kim Hourihan

Chief Investment Officer, CBRE Investment Management

Ed Lerum

Head of Global Logistics Real Estate, Norges Bank Investment Management

Diego Lopez

Founder & Managing Director, Global SWF

Ankita Nerula

Vice President of Development, Akshaya Patra USA

Tim Newington

Managing Director, Macritchie Group

Dr. Mohammad Rasouli

AI Expert for Investment, Stanford University

Philipp Reineke

Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer, Aix2

Samantha Rowan

Editor, PERE Credit

Tim Sloan

Vice Chairman, Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, Fortress Investment Group

Thomas Stanchak

Managing Director, Sustainability, Stoneweg US

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 2024, contact Nick Hayes, our Global Business Development Director of Real Estate at nick.h@peimedia.com

Thanks to our 2024 sponsors

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THE NETWORK FOR GLOBAL REAL ESTATE

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 1,400 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, business critical insights exclusive to members including; webinars, podcasts, special interest groups and attendance to any event within the global PERE portfolio.

PERE Network Members List

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PERE Network Content Calendar

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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.

PERE Global Events

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 2024

Complimentary passes are available for allocators and institutional investors to join the PERE Network’s America Forum.

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.

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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.

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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.

Complimentary passes are available for allocators and institutional investors to join the PERE Network’s America Forum.

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.

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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 2024.

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

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Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Equity Day - Wednesday 13th

Registration and breakfast
08:45 - 09:00

Registration and networking

09:00 - 09:40

Institutional investor breakfast briefing (invite only)

09:00 - 09:40

PERE breakfast briefing (open to all)

Plenary
09:40 - 09:45

Welcome address

A welcome from the PERE America Chairperson & wider PERE team.

09:45 - 10:15

Opening keynote

10:15 - 11:00

Keynote C-suite panel: US market challenges and opportunities

Kim Hourihan
  • How will recent US election results impact the regional real estate market?
  • How optimistic are US managers and investors about the region? What are investor appetites for real estate here?
  • How attractive are so-called “niche” sectors to investors in the US? Where are those opportunities?

Kim Hourihan, Chief Investment Officer, CBRE Investment Management

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Kim Hourihan

Chief Investment Officer, CBRE Investment Management

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee and networking break

11:30 - 12:15

Fund manager panel: What is the right cost of capital and where should it be deployed?

Kevin Ehrhart, Tim Newington, Adam Berns
  • Regional bank failures and a subsequent retreat of traditional capital in real estate, coupled with historically low fundraising across the world has resulted in a significant funding gap
  • Where will capital come from in the years to come? How will the fundraising and lending landscape look in the wake of higher interest rates and diminished real estate appetite?
  • Audience discussion: As commercial real estate markets begin to recover, where are opportunities arising for investment?

Moderator: Kevin Ehrhart, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
Tim Newington, Managing Director, Macritchie Group
Adam Berns, Chief Investment Officer, US, GLP Capital Partners

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Kevin Ehrhart

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

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Tim Newington

Managing Director, Macritchie Group

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Adam Berns

Chief Investment Officer, GLP Capital Partners

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12:15 - 13:00

Investor panel: Evaluating real estate exposure and looking ahead

Ankit Bhatt
  • How have investor real estate portfolio’s changed given considerable market pressures on the asset class? What appetite is there for so-called “niche” sectors like data centres and others?
  • Which factors will bring investors back to the table and begin looking to allocate once more?
  • What does the real estate portfolio of the future look like to ensure resiliency against market factors, climate change and geopolitical turmoil?

Ankit Bhatt, Senior Managing Director, US Investments, Oxford Properties

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Ankit Bhatt

Senior Managing Director, US Investments, Oxford Properties Group

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13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and networking break

14:00 - 14:45

Driving down operational costs through decarbonization

Thomas Stanchak
  • Understand how decarbonization efforts have led to reduced operational costs
  • What challenges face real estate owner/operators in decarbonization? How can North American real estate owners learn from European counterparts?
  • How are fund managers, banks and other key stakeholders financing decarbonization?

Thomas Stanchak, Managing Director, Sustainability, Stoneweg
Warren Friend, Head of Strategy, Counterpointe Sustainable Advisors

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Thomas Stanchak

Managing Director, Sustainability, Stoneweg US

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14:45 - 15:30

Asia-Pacific, an engine for growth?

  • How do real estate portfolios differ in Asia and how do you build effective relationships with key stakeholders in this region?
  • Pinpoint which asset classes offer the most value to investors in Asia
  • What appetite do US investors have for the Asian markets? What sectors are most attractive to them?
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 16:30

Practical implementation of AI in real estate investment

Philipp Reineke, Dr. Mohammad Rasouli
  • Data discussion: Understand where AI has been used to make better investment decisions and the measured results
  • Audience poll & discussion: Where are you in your AI implementation and what are your implementation plans and challenges?
  • How can you implement AI into your portfolio cost-effectively?

Moderator: Philip Reineke, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Aix2
Dr Mohammad Rasouli, Professor, Stanford University

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Philipp Reineke

Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer, Aix2

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Dr. Mohammad Rasouli

AI Expert for Investment, Stanford University

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04:30 - 17:15

Closing keynote panel: Analysing cross-border real estate allocation by global sovereign wealth funds and pension giants

Diego Lopez, Ed Lerum

Join us as we close the first day of the conference with a data-led conversation between leading global sovereign wealth funds and pension funds.

Moderator: Diego Lopez, Managing Director, Global SWF
Ed Lerum, Global Head of Logistics, Norges Bank

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Diego Lopez

Founder & Managing Director, Global SWF

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Ed Lerum

Head of Global Logistics Real Estate, Norges Bank Investment Management

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17:15 - 18:15

Networking drinks reception

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Day 2 - PERE Credit Day - Thursday 14th

08:45 - 09:00

Registration and networking

09:00 - 09:40

PERE Credit workshop (open to all)

09:00 - 09:40

Impact workshop (open to all)

Ankita Nerula

Moderator: Ankita Nerula, Vice President, The Ankita Patra Foundation

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Ankita Nerula

Vice President of Development, Akshaya Patra USA

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Plenary
09:40 - 09:45

Welcome from Chairperson

09:45 - 10:15

Opening keynote address

Samantha Rowan, Tim Sloan

Samantha Rowan, Editor, PERE Credit
Tim Sloan, Vice Chairman, Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, Fortress Investment Group

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Samantha Rowan

Editor, PERE Credit

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Tim Sloan

Vice Chairman, Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, Fortress Investment Group

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10:15 - 11:00

The private real estate credit revolution

  • Data discussion: exclusive PERE data on real estate debt fundraising and lending in 2024
  • How are alternative lenders bridging the lending gap and what is the long-term outlook for alternative lenders, are they here to stay?
  • How will alternative lenders expand their platforms?

Andy Field, SVP, Investment Credit, Oxford Properties

 

11:00 - 11:45

Coffee and networking break

11:45 - 12:30

How are traditional lenders changing their relationship to real estate?

  • As traditional lenders pull back from real estate, how has their relationship to the industry changed?
  • As the market starts to recover, what will their role look like moving forward?
  • What do real estate players need to know about the ever changing dynamic and how it’ll impact dealflow?
12:30 - 02:00

Networking lunch

13:45 - 14:15

Fireside chat

Samantha Rowan, Jim Blakemore

Moderator: Samantha Rowan, Editor, PERE Credit
Jim Blakemore, Global Head of Credit, BentallGreenOak

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Samantha Rowan

Editor, PERE Credit

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Jim Blakemore, GreenOak Real Estate

Jim Blakemore

Global Head of Credit, BentallGreenOak

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14:15 - 15:00

Institutional investor appetite for debt

  • What appetite do overseas investors have for debt opportunities in the US?
  • How do you pick a debt manager and understand their track record?
  • How does real estate debt fit into investor portfolios?
15:00 - 15:45

What does a debt portfolio look like today?

  • What sectors and regions are attractive to debt investors?
  • Where are there opportunities in distress?
  • As the market starts to recover, what will their role look like moving forward?
15:45 - 16:15

Closing keynote

16:15 - 16:15

Conference close