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.

US private real estate still at the forefront

2019 speakers

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Last year's attendees

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

2019 agenda

Interested in speaking at the 2019 Forum?

Please contact Rebecca Birch at or call +1 646-619-8132.

Day 1 Day 2
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Day 1 - Tuesday 29th

Day 1
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and networking breakfast

08:00 - 09:00

Women’s working (networking) breakfast

09:00 - 09:05

Chairman's opening remarks

09:05 - 09:40

Megatrends in PERE: from challenge can come capital

  • Policy and urbanization- what policies made at the macro level can directly affect RE allocation?
  • Sustainability- what are the most promising ESG, impact investing and green RE initiatives?
  • Demographic shifts- how does the shift in the population affect RE both directly and indirectly?
  • Automation age- how can the industry keep up and leverage tech to its own advantage?
09:40 - 10:30

The future of private debt- maintaining consistency, while avoiding complacency

  • The established vs. emerging manager- is there truly room and a need for both in this space?
  • The role of technology- how does this affect accessibility, strategy and the industry as a whole?
  • Investor allocation- what are the do’s and don’ts of navigating the vast debt fund landscape?
  • Thinking outside the box- is there a need for innovation and will risk-adversity hinder this?
10:30 - 10:50

Networking break

10:50 - 11:20

Keynote interview

11:20 - 12:10

Case study- top deals of the year in private real estate

12:10 - 13:10

Networking lunch- hosted by Mayer Brown

13:10 - 13:40

Fireside chat- the implementation and integration of proptech

13:40 - 14:30

Sub-sector trends- narrowing the scope of PERE

  • Residential returns- will multifamily real estate continue to lead the conversation in the U.S.?
  • Relevancy of retail?- will niche retail areas like grocery RE be key to keeping retail alive?
  • Logistics boom- how can logistics keep up with the soaring demand of the ecommerce industry?
  • Mixed real estate?- is there a real value in mixed RE vehicles like co-working, co-living, etc.?
14:30 - 14:50

Networking break

Breakout Series I
14:50 - 15:40

Behind the scenes- fundraising, M&A, and business decisions driving large portfolio deals

14:50 - 15:40

Neighborhood analysis: NYC and beyond- the everchanging tenant, occupier demands and future of opportunity zones

Breakout Series II
15:40 - 16:30

The niche vs. the norm- alternative approaches to real estate

15:40 - 16:30

Real estate technology- disrupting the system through AI, big data, and fintech

Day 1
16:30 - 17:20

Family office real estate investing: a continued staple in the HNW portfolio?

  • The “Principles of Principals”- how can FOs invest with traditional principals’ interests in mind?
  • Alternative thinking- are there any unique allocation tactics family offices are using for RE?
  • The HNW family- does the shift in wealth affect how FOs are going about RE investing?
  • RE strategy shifts?- will direct and co-investing continue to remain the most popular strategy?
17:20 - 18:20

Networking cocktail reception


Day 2 - Wednesday 30th

Day 2
08:00 - 09:00

LP Think Tank *by invitation only

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and networking breakfast

09:00 - 09:05

Chairman's opening remarks

09:05 - 09:40

In pursuit of capital: best practices in RE business decisions

  • Key drivers- what are some of the industry influences affecting the day to day decisions in RE?
  • Firm strategy- how are firms strategically tackling challenges affecting the RE space?
  • Untapped areas- what areas of the business are of interest in terms of expansion?
  • Women in RE- what opportunities, experiences and challenges are unique to women in the RE space?
09:40 - 10:10

Keynote address

10:10 - 10:30

Networking break

10:30 - 10:45

R&A presentation from PEI

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.

10:45 - 11:35

LP perspectives: all things PERE allocation

  • Many facets- what geographies, sub-sectors and niches of RE are appealing in terms of ROI?
  • Firm synergies- how are firms assessing combability investing wise with prospective managers?
  • Big picture for returns- what RE investment vehicles are providing the greatest returns?
  • The broader portfolio- what is RE’s role and future in terms of overall allocation for investors?
11:35 - 12:25

International investing- a global understanding to stay ahead of the curb

  • Trade tensions- what does this mean for the U.S. RE market in terms of future foreign capital?
  • Tax and regulatory risk- what are some complex/international regulations that may affect RE?
  • Emerging vs. developing- what specific countries are yielding the greatest returns across RE?
  • Sector outlook- what sectors are booming in some regions, while on the decline in others?
12:25 - 13:25

Networking lunch

2019 speakers

Interested in speaking at the 2019 Forum? 

Please contact Rebecca Birch at or call +1 646-619-8132.

Sam Bendix

Managing Director

Coming soon..

Gary Berman

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director, Tricon Capital

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

John Carrick

Co-Founder, Integrated Capital Management

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

David Coelho

Chief Strategy Officer, Bridge Investment Group

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

Brian Delucia

Managing Partner, Head of Single Family Office, Arrivato

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

David Fletcher

Chief Executive Officer, Pradera

Coming soon..

Thomas Haug

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Member, Aspen Tree LLC

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

Karie Katz


Coming soon..

Dan Kryzanowski

Principal, Pinnacle Storage Properties

Coming soon..

Matthew Kwatinetz

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

Coming soon..

Kevin Naughton

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, SandsPoint Capital Advisors LLC

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

Jeffrey Thompson

Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager- Real Estate, PIMCO

Coming soon..

DJ Van Keuren

Vice President, Monfort Companies

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

Leslie Wohlman

Founder, Co-Managing Partner, Himmel & Meringoff

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

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

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

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Event venue & hotel accommodations

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

117 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036


130 W 46TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10036