Industry insights and powerful networking


Join top institutional investors & experienced fund managers to discuss the future of private real estate investments. 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. Event highlights include:

  • Women’s networking breakfast (invitation only)
  • Exclusive keynote interviews
  • 1-to-1 or private group meetings
  • Topic Focused Virtual Networking Lounge
  • Breakout sessions delving into critical discussions
  • LP Only Think Tank (invitation only) on a range of hot topics
  • Real-world case studies
  • PERE America GP/LP data presentation
  • Virtual site tours with live Q&A
  • …and much more

Explore the virtual experience

On November 10-11, PERE America will bring together top level institutional investors and experienced fund managers for fundraising, deal sourcing and market intelligence through our virtual platform.

Your virtual experience includes:

  • 1-on-1 networking
  • On demand access
  • Virtual site tours
  • Customizable breakout sessions
  • Early access to the platform
  • Virtual networking lounges

2020 Virtual site tours

Virtual site tour & live Q&A: Data center property with National Real Estate Advisors

November 10 | 12:45 PM ET

This year’s PERE America will feature a virtual site tour of an exclusive data center led by the National Real Estate Advisors. All attendees are invited to go behind the scenes of the data center and participate in a live Q&A with the National Real Estate Advisors team without leaving your home office.

Stay tuned as we announce more details on the data center.

Virtual site tour & live Q&A with the New York City Economic Development Corporation

November 11 | 1:30 PM ET

This year’s PERE America will feature a virtual site tour with Deerfield & Life Sciences. A new partnership between New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Deerfield Management, a New York City-based healthcare investment firm, to redevelop a former office building located at 345 Park Avenue South into a life sciences campus as part of LifeSci NYC.

After the virtual tour, participate in a live and interactive Q&A with the NYCEDC.

2020 Keynote speaker

Marc C. Ganzi

President & CEO, Colony Capital 

Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Colony Capital & Chief Executive Officer of Digital Colony, Mr. Ganzi founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Bridge Holdings, a leading global investor and owner of mobile and internet infrastructure that was acquired by Colony Capital in July 2019 as part of Colony’s transformation to become the premier platform for digital infrastructure and real estate investment.

Download the 2020 agenda!

This year’s virtual agenda features:

Interactive panel discussions

Networking opportunities 

Dedicated breakout sessions

Case studies

and more! 

Last year's attendees

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
AFIAA
AIG
Arrivato Family Office
AXA Investment Managers
Cascade Investment
Credit Suisse
Church Pension Fund
DWS
General Motors Asset Management
MassMutual
MUFG
New York City Comptroller
New York Economic Development Corporation
Nuveen
Swiss RE
Teachers Retirement System of Texas
The City of New York, Finance
USAA
Vistra
Voya Financial

Open more doors at PERE America with a Global Passport

The PERE Global Passport connects you to the virtual community of real estate decision-makers that attend all six of PERE’s industry-leading events with special perks that gives you the advantage to secure capital commitments and finalize your next project over your peers. All without leaving your (home) office!

 

What our attendees say about the event

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.

2020 sponsors and partners

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On November 10-11, PERE America will bring together top level institutional investors and experienced fund managers for fundraising, deal sourcing and market intelligence through our virtual platform.

This year’s virtual event will cover the latest trends, strategies and opportunities in private real estate investing as well as the real estate state-of-the-industry, growth and active areas, and sector forecasts.

Your virtual experience includes

1-on-1 networking

Schedule 1-on-1 or private group video meetings anytime throughout the conference

 

On demand access

Receive access to select sessions and continue the conversation with attendees up to five months post-event anytime, anywhere

Virtual site tours

Go behind the scenes virtually of a development site and life sciences campus and participate in interactive Q&A’s

Customizable breakout sessions

Pick and choose sector focused breakout sessions that best match your interests

Early access to the platform

Access the virtual platform in the weeks leading up to the event and begin setting up meetings with fellow attendees and creating your own agenda

 

Virtual networking lounges

Visit sponsor networking lounges to speak with company representatives. In addition, PERE America will feature a LPs/VIPs only lounge for LPs and Global Passport Delegates.

Network and build key relationships

At PERE America, networking can be done anytime throughout the virtual conference. Take advantage of our networking tools by reaching out to attendees through the event platform. Networking features include:

  • Meeting scheduler: Browse attendees and setup 1-on-1 or group meetings with colleagues. All meetings will be private, video meetings.
  • Want to meet list: Add attendees to your want to meet list. The auto scheduler meeting tool will match mutually interested attendees and setup a 1:1 video meeting.
  • Private messaging: See someone you are interested in working with? Reach out to attendees directly by sending them a direct message.
  • Customized profile: Customize your profile to help fellow attendees learn more about you and your company.

Hear from the leaders in private real estate

Participate in a wide range of impactful discussions in various formats that include off-the-record think-tanks, sector focused breakout sessions, case studies, and a virtual site tour.

You also get:

  • Built-in calendar to add sessions to your personalized schedule
  • Automated reminders
  • Live polling and discussion board
  • On-demand playback access to select sessions for up to 5 months

Meet with globally recognized service providers, fund managers, and associations

Learn more about the event sponsors and partners throughout the conference in the virtual networking lounges. The networking lounges available throughout the conference and can be accessed at anytime.

  • Networking lounges: Meet with sponsors virtually to help you better serve your employees and your members.
  • Online meetings: Easily “request information” from companies and share your information.

 

The virtual PERE America event will provide all attendees with a place to network before, during, and after the conference.

Browse attendees, schedule meetings, send private messages, visit sponsor networking lounges, participate in think tanks, and much more!

Explore networking opportunities

 

Want to meet list

In the weeks leading up to the event, all attendees can add fellow attendees to your want to meet list. The auto scheduler meeting tool will match mutually interested attendees and setup a 1:1 video meeting.

Find the attendees you want to meet most by searching through criteria such as LP, GP, SP, Multifamily, Office, Healthcare, ESG, CFO, Portfolio Manager, CIO, etc. You can prioritize your want to meet list based on who you want to meet most.

1-on-1 meetings

Schedule 1-on-1 or private group video meetings anytime throughout the conference. Browse the attendee list and setup private, face to face video meetings.

Attendees can also send private messages to other event participants.

Visit sponsor networking lounges 

Interact with the event sponsors in private sponsor networking lounges in designated networking sessions.

Each lounge will feature a specific topic selected by each sponsor. Attendees can also download materials and send direct messages to sponsors.

Network before and after the event

Begin filling out your profile and creating your personalized agenda 3 weeks prior to the event. Search and filter through the event attendees and send private messages.

Post event, receive access to select sessions and continue the conversation through the virtual platform for up to five months.

2020 agenda

Interested in speaking at the 2020 Forum? Please contact Melissa Baer at melissa.b@peimedia.com or call T: +1 212-796-8326

*Please Note: All session times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 10th

Women’s breakfast and welcome remarks
09:00 - 09:45

Women’s networking roundtable (invitation only)

09:45 - 10:00

PEI welcome & chairman’s opening remarks

Plenary sessions
10:00 - 10:55

Keynote panel: One thousand foot view of private real estate

Arshiya Khullar, Raj Dhanda , Douglas Faron, Christopher Merrill , Dan Teper
  • The impact of COVID-19 on private real estate: challenges, changes and opportunities
  • Interest rates and yields forecast
  • Policy and regulatory developments impacting the market
  • Real estate sectors seeing the most pressure
  • Fundraising and deal making in a post COVID-19 economy.
  • Rethinking core investment strategies

Moderator:
Arshiya Khullar, Senior Reporter- PERE, PEI Media

Panelists:
Raj Dhanda, CEO, Black Creek Group
Douglas Faron, First Vice President, Investments, CIM Group
Christopher Merrill, CEO and Chairman, Harrison Street
Dan Teper, Managing Director, Real Estate,  Brookfield

Arshiya Khullar PEI Media

Arshiya Khullar

Senior Reporter, PERE, PEI Media

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Raj Dhanda Blackcreek Group

Raj Dhanda

CEO, Blackcreek Group

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Douglas Faron CIM Group

Douglas Faron

First Vice President- Investments, CIM Group

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Christopher Merrill Harrison Street

Christopher Merrill

CEO and Chairman, Harrison Street

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Dan Teper Brookfield

Dan Teper

Managing Director, Real Estate, Brookfield

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10:55 - 11:00

Stretch break

11:00 - 11:30

Keynote interview: Digital real estate – the next generation mobile and internet infrastructure

Marc C. Ganzi

Moderator:
Jonathan Brasse, Editor- PERE, PEI

Speaker:
Marc C. Ganzi, President & CEO, Colony Capital, Inc.

Marc Gonzi Colony Capital

Marc C. Ganzi

President & CEO . Colony Capital, Inc.

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Networking break
11:30 - 12:00

Networking break – Virtual networking lounge

11:30 - 12:00

1:1 Meetings

Plenary sessions
12:00 - 12:45

Seizing the moment: Spotlight on distressed and opportunistic investing

Brendan MacDonald, Jeff Adler, John Murray, Blair Welch
  • Impacts on the changing economic environments and evolving market cycles after the pandemic
  • Situations and strategies with strong value enhancement potential
  • The most attractive niche property types
  • Expected IRRs for investments made in 2020

Moderator:
Brendan MacDonald, Partner, StepStone Group

Panelists:
Jeff Adler,
Vice President, Yardi
John Murray,
 Portfolio Manager, Commercial Real Estate, PIMCO
Blair Welch, 
Founding Partner, Slate Asset Management

Brendan Mac Donald Stepstone

Brendan MacDonald

Partner, StepStone Group

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Jeff Adler Yardi Matrix

Jeff Adler

Vice President, Yardi Matrix

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John Murray PIMCO

John Murray

Portfolio Manager, Commercial Real Estate, PIMCO

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Blair Welch Slate Asset Management

Blair Welch

Founding Partner, Slate Asset Management

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12:45 - 13:10

Virtual site tour & live Q&A- Data center property with National Real Estate Advisors

Jeff Kanne, Sam Bendix

Jeff Kanne, President and CEO, National Real Estate Advisors
Sam Bendix, Managing Director, Investor Relations, National Real Estate Advisors

 

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Jeff Kanne

President and CEO, National Real Estate Advisors

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Sam Bendix

Managing Director, Investor Relations, National Real Estate Advisors

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13:10 - 14:00

Mid-day networking break – Virtual networking lounge

13:10 - 14:00

1:1 Meetings

Breakout series I
14:00 - 14:40

Breakout A: Portfolio and Asset Management

Anthony Ross, Marc Deluca , Tracey Gamble
  • Impact on Valuations & Transactions volumes
  • Emerging trends in real estate during a pandemic
  • Lessons Learned to date: Successes/failures examples
  • Outlook for 2021 : Specific key areas of focus

Moderator:
Anthony Ross, 
Managing Director- Alternative Investments, State Street


Panelists:
Marc Deluca, Regional President, Eastern Region- KBS
Tracey Gamble, Managing Director, Real Assets, Apollo
Onay Payne, Managing Director, Clarion Partners

 

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Anthony Ross

Managing Director, State Street Corporation

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Marc Deluca KBS

Marc Deluca

Regional President, Eastern Region, KBS

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Tracey Gamble Apollo

Tracey Gamble

Managing Director, Real Assets, Apollo

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14:00 - 14:40

Breakout B: Climate change- The new normal for real estate

  • Current methods for assessing and mitigating climate risk in real estate
  • How to incorporate climate risk into due diligence and other investment decision-making processes
  • Strategies to manage risk—including portfolio diversification and investing directly—and the measures for specific assets
  • Engaging with policy makers on local resilience strategies

 

Panelists:
Lisa Davis, Impact Investing Portfolio Manager, PGIM Real Estate
Ari Rastegar, Founder and CEO, Rastegar

14:40 - 14:45

Stretch break

Breakout series II
14:45 - 15:25

Breakout A: Multifamily outlook - The battle of investment strategies

Stuart Boesky, Daryl Carter , Jonathan A. Needell , James Simmons
  • Identifying trends that have the greatest impact on multifamily investing
  • Where investors are finding returns
  • The effect of rent regulation on lending


Panelists:
Stuart Boesky, CEO & Founder, Pembrook Capital Management, LLC
Daryl Carter, Founder,  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Avanath Capital Management, LLC
Jonathan Needell,  President and Chief Investment Officer, Kairos
James Simmons, CEO and Founding Partner, Asland Capital Partners

 

Stuart Boesky Pembrook Capital Management LLC

Stuart Boesky

CEO & Founder, Pembrook Capital Management LLC

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Daryl Carter Avanath Capital Management, LLC

Daryl Carter

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Avanath Capital Management, LLC

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Jonathan A. Needell Kairos Investment Management Company

Jonathan A. Needell

President & Chief Investment Officer, Kairos Investment Management Company

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James Simmons Asland Capital Partners

James Simmons

CEO & Founding Partner, Asland Capital Partners

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14:45 - 15:25

Breakout B: Rethinking and Re-building the office market

Ariel Bentata , Gregg Gerken , Todd Henderson, Brandon Huffman
  • The viability and profitability of office spaces post-COVID
  • Workplace trends and the changing working environment
  • Social distancing inside the workplace and its effects the new office model
  • Forecasting the effects on office properties by both foreign and domestic institutional investors
  • The near- and long-term goals for placing capital in the office sector

 

Panelists:
Ariel Bentata, 
Founder and Managing Partner, Investments, Accesso
Gregg Gerken, Head of U.S. Real Estate, T.D. Bank
Todd Henderson, Head of Real Estate- Americas, DWS Group
Brandon Huffman, Portfolio Manager of Equity Investments, Rubenstein Partner

Ariel Bentata Accesso

Ariel Bentata

Founder & Managing Partner- Investments, Accesso

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Gregg Gerkin T.D. Bank

Gregg Gerken

Head of U.S. Commercial Real Estate, T.D. Bank

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Todd Henderson DWS Group

Todd Henderson

Head of Real Estate, Americas, DWS Group

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Brandon Huffman Rubenstein Partners

Brandon Huffman

Portfolio Manager of Equity Investments, Rubenstein Partner

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Networking break
15:25 - 15:55

Networking break-Virtual lounge

15:25 - 15:55

1:1 Meetings

Breakout sessions III
15:55 - 16:35

Breakout A: eCommerce & how the final mile has become private equity’s green mile

Mark Jacobs
  • eCommerce expanding capabilities into specialized services for final-mile logistics
  • Final-mile logistics and its continuation as a high-growth sector
  • opportunities for significant returns

Panelists:
Mark Jacobs,
Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree
Patrick Maloney, Principal, Circle Industrial

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Mark Jacobs

Managing Director & Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital

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15:55 - 16:35

Breakout B: Operational Efficiency: Building a resilient model

Dan Jackson , Nick Moore
  • Managing data aggregation for meaningful intelligence and optimal performance
  • Longer term impacts on operating models and efficient use of technology
  • The changing landscape of asset and portfolio reporting during a pandemic

Panelists:
Dan
Jackson, Chief Information Officer, Starwood Capital Group 
Nick Moore,
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Lionpoint Group 

Dan Jackson Starwood Capital Group

Dan Jackson

Chief Information Officer, Starwood Capital Group

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Nick Moore Lionpoint Group

Nick Moore

Founder and Executive Director, Lionpoint Group

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16:35 - 16:40

Stretch break

Plenary sessions
16:40 - 17:25

LP panel: Building a resilient portfolio in today’s market

Kyle Campbell, Ralph Winter
  • Where are LPs looking to increase allocations this cycle
  • What kind of data are you looking for from a GP
  • What structures are LPs utilizing to invest
  • Are LPs preparing investment portfolio for climate change
  • LPs views on emerging and minority manager programs

 

Moderator:
Kyle Campbell, Senior Reporter, PERE

Panelists:
Ralph WinterPrincipal, W5 Group

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Kyle Campbell

Senior Reporter, PERE

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Ralph Winter W5 Group

Ralph Winter

Principal and Founder, W5 Group

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17:30 - 18:30

End of day 1 and virtual networking

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 11th

LP think tank and opening remarks
09:00 - 09:55

LP only think tank (invitation only)

09:55 - 10:10

PERE America GP/LP data presentation

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Presenter:
Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez, 
Head of Fund Manager Research, PEI

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Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PEI

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Plenary sessions
10:10 - 10:55

State of the industry: Real estate debt funds

Justin Guichard, Thomas Hester , Angela Johnson
  • Opportunities in the market today
  • Top-of-mind risks investors need to know
  • What yields are investors getting on bridge and mezzanine loans for different property types

Panelists:
Justin Guichard, Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree 
Thomas Hester
Managing Director, StepStone Group
Angela Johnson,Senior Vice President, Torchlight Investors
Robin Potts, Co-Head of Real Estate Investments and Director of Acquisitions, Canyon Partners

Justin Guichard, Oaktree Capital

Justin Guichard

Co-Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Debt and Structred Credit, Oaktree Capital

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Thomas Hester Stepstone

Thomas Hester

Managing Director, StepStone Group

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Angela Johnson Torchlight Investors

Angela Johnson

Senior Vice President, Torchlight Investors

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10:55 - 11:00

Stretch break

Breakout Series IV
11:00 - 11:45

Breakout A: Finding alternative sources of capital

Jerry Cain, John Carrick, Inna Khidekel

Cross-border investment has slowed significantly with travel restrictions and markets that are more reliant on foreign capital are feeling the effects. In addition, fundraising by private closed-end real estate funds fell in the first half year-on-year. Find out how industry leaders uncovering opportunities and capital sources.

 

Panelists:
Jerry Cain, Managing Director, Slate Asset Management
John Carrick, Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Integrated Capital Management
Inna Khidekel, Partner, Capital Markets, Bridge Investment Group

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Jerry Cain

Managing Director, Slate Asset Management

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John Carrick

Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Integrated Capital Management

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Inna Khidekel

Partner-Capital Markets Group, Bridge Investment Group

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11:00 - 11:45

Breakout B: Down, but not out- Challenges, opportunities and strategies of global hospitality

Kevin Colket

Panelists:
Kevin Colket,
Founder & CEO, GHIG

Kevin Colket, Global Hospitality Investment Group

Kevin Colket

Founder and CEO, Global Hospitality Investment Group (GHIG)

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11:45 - 12:30

Mid-day networking break-virtual lounge

11:45 - 12:30

Mid-day networking break- LPs/VIPs Virtual Networking Lounge

Case studies
12:30 - 13:00

Breakout: Evolution, Revolution, and Innovation in Healthcare Real Estate

  • Unique challenges and opportunities to the healthcare real estate sector post COVID
  • The trend toward telehealth
  • Initiatives involving medical data storage, analysis and diagnostics and its impact on healthcare real estate
12:30 - 13:00

Case study: Tech 3:0. How firms are using tech to increase efficiency and drive returns

Zach Aarons

Panelists:
Zach Aarons, 
Co-Founder, Metaprop

Zach Aarons Metaprop

Zach Aarons

Co-Founder and Partner, MetaProp

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13:00 - 13:30

Case study: Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Virtual site tours
13:30 - 14:00

Virtual Site Tour Deerfield & Life Sciences with NYEDC

Speaker:
Hester Muis,
Executive Vice President, Real Estate Transactions Services- NYEDC

End of conference
14:00 - 14:05

Chairman's closing remarks

2020 speakers

Interested in speaking at the 2020 Forum? Please contact Melissa Baer at melissa.b@peimedia.com or call  +1 212-796-8326

Zach Aarons Metaprop

Zach Aarons

Co-Founder and Partner, MetaProp

Zach Aarons is an award-winning PropTech investor, best selling author, professor, and speaker who has been a pioneering thought leader at the forefront of real estate technology for over a decade. In 2010, while working as a Project Manager for inte… Read full bio
Jeff Adler Yardi Matrix

Jeff Adler

Vice President, Yardi Matrix

Jeffrey Adler serves as Vice President, Yardi® Matrix (the data division of Yardi Systems), which is a US multifamily (market rate and affordable), student housing, office, medical office, industrial, retail, and self-storage asset information toolse… Read full bio

Sam Bendix

Managing Director, Investor Relations, National Real Estate Advisors

Mr. Bendix reports directly to the President and CEO to develop and solidify relationships with current and potential investors and raise funds for all firm products by managing strategies to attract new capital and increase assets under management.… Read full bio
Ariel Bentata Accesso

Ariel Bentata

Founder & Managing Partner- Investments, Accesso

Ariel Bentata is Founding and Managing Partner, Investments for Accesso, a commercial real estate investment manager, owner and operator of Class A office properties throughout the country. Mr. Bentata is responsible for directing the company’s inves… Read full bio
Stuart Boesky Pembrook Capital Management LLC

Stuart Boesky

CEO & Founder, Pembrook Capital Management LLC

Mr. Boesky has 36 years of commercial real estate experience and is the Chief Executive Officer of Pembrook Capital Management, LLC (“Pebrook”), which he founded in 2006. Prior to founding Pembrook, Mr. Boesky was a Senior Managing Director and princ… Read full bio

Jerry Cain

Managing Director, Slate Asset Management

Jerry is a Managing Director of Slate Asset Management and is focused on the firm’s capital raising efforts for all of its private equity funds. Jerry has over 12 years of experience in capital raising and distribution. Prior to joining Slate in 2020… Read full bio

Kyle Campbell

Senior Reporter, PERE

Kyle Campbell is a senior reporter for PERE, PEI Media’s global magazine and website for private real estate investment. Based in New York, he leads coverage of the Americas with a focus on investors in the US and Canada. Before joining PERE in fall… Read full bio

John Carrick

Co-Founder and Managing Principal, 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
Daryl Carter Avanath Capital Management, LLC

Daryl Carter

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Avanath Capital Management, LLC

Daryl J. Carter is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Avanath Capital Management, LLC, a California-based investment firm that acquires, renovates, and operates apartment properties, with an emphasis on affordable and workforce communities. Mr. Carter… Read full bio
Kevin Colket, Global Hospitality Investment Group

Kevin Colket

Founder and CEO, Global Hospitality Investment Group (GHIG)

Kevin Colket is the Founder and CEO of the Global Hospitality Investment Group (GHIG), a real estate private equity firm incorporated in January 2019. GHIG invests in distressed and under-valued hotels (single assets, portfolios, and operating compan… Read full bio
Marc Deluca KBS

Marc Deluca

Regional President, Eastern Region, KBS

As regional president for KBS, Mr. DeLuca is responsible for all acquisitions, dispositions and asset management activities in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Ohio. Mr. DeLuca is also chairman of the KBS Investm… Read full bio
Raj Dhanda Blackcreek Group

Raj Dhanda

CEO, Blackcreek Group

Raj Dhanda is Chief Executive Officer for Black Creek Group, a leading real estate investment management firm. Mr. Dhanda joined the firm in 2016 as President and was named Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Mr. Dhanda also serves on the Board of… Read full bio
Douglas Faron CIM Group

Douglas Faron

First Vice President- Investments, CIM Group

Doug Faron serves as First Vice President on the Investments team for the CIM Group, a vertically-integrated owner and operator of over $30bn of real assets in urban markets across North America. At CIM, Mr. Faron is responsible for sourcing, structu… Read full bio
Tracey Gamble Apollo

Tracey Gamble

Managing Director, Real Assets, Apollo

Ms. Gamble joined Apollo in 2015 and is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Private Equity Group. Ms. Gamble is primarily responsible for asset management of the Firm’s U.S. real estate investments and is also involved in the diligence and executi… Read full bio
Marc Gonzi Colony Capital

Marc C. Ganzi

President & CEO . Colony Capital, Inc.

Marc C. Ganzi is President and Chief Executive Officer of Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY). Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Colony Capital & Chief Executive Officer of Digital Colony, Mr. Ganzi founded and served as Ch… Read full bio
Gregg Gerkin T.D. Bank

Gregg Gerken

Head of U.S. Commercial Real Estate, T.D. Bank

Gregg Gerken is the Head of Commercial Real Estate for TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank. Gregg is responsible for a $20 Billion Investment Real Estate portfolio and a $2 Billion LIHTC Equity portfolio serving regional, Institutional Real Estat… Read full bio
Justin Guichard, Oaktree Capital

Justin Guichard

Co-Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Debt and Structred Credit, Oaktree Capital

Mr. Guichard joined Oaktree in 2007. He is a managing director and co-portfolio manager for Oaktree’s Real Estate Debt and Structured Credit strategies. In addition to his strategy management responsibilities, Mr. Guichard is responsible for investin… Read full bio
Todd Henderson DWS Group

Todd Henderson

Head of Real Estate, Americas, DWS Group

Bio coming soon...
Thomas Hester Stepstone

Thomas Hester

Managing Director, StepStone Group

Mr. Hester is a member of the real estate team and focuses on various investment and portfolio management activities. Prior to StepStone, Mr. Hester was a senior vice president at Courtland Partners, Ltd., an international real estate advisory firm w… Read full bio
Brandon Huffman Rubenstein Partners

Brandon Huffman

Portfolio Manager of Equity Investments, Rubenstein Partner

Brandon has held a variety of positions at Rubenstein Partners – an office-focused fund manager – since joining the firm in 2008 and currently serves as Managing Principal, in which role he is responsible for implementing and overseeing all aspects o… Read full bio
Dan Jackson Starwood Capital Group

Dan Jackson

Chief Information Officer, Starwood Capital Group

Daniel Jackson is the Chief Information Officer at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, he directs Starwood Capital’s technology having global responsibility for all initiatives and platforms for the Firm, its portfolio companies, and affiliates. Pr… Read full bio
Mark Jacobs Oaktree Capital

Mark Jacobs

Co-Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Income, Oaktree Capital

Mr. Jacobs joined Oaktree in 2001. He is a managing director and co-portfolio manager of the Real Estate Income strategy. Mr. Jacobs is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing equity and debt investment opportunities across all p… Read full bio
Angela Johnson Torchlight Investors

Angela Johnson

Senior Vice President, Torchlight Investors

Angela Johnson is a Senior Vice President at Torchlight Investors. Prior to Torchlight, Ms. Johnson worked at KKR as a real estate product specialist and was responsible for global capital raising activities. Prior to that, Ms. Johnson was with Partn… Read full bio

Jeff 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

Inna Khidekel

Partner-Capital Markets Group, Bridge Investment Group

Inna Khidekel serves as a Partner in Capital Markets at Bridge Investment Group. In this capacity, Ms. Khidekel’s principal role is to expand Bridge’s business and product development efforts with institutional investors around the world. Ms. Khideke… Read full bio
Arshiya Khullar PEI Media

Arshiya Khullar

Senior Reporter, PERE, PEI Media

Arshiya Khullar is a senior reporter at PERE covering the private real estate news in North America. Before moving to New York in 2019, she was the Asia Editor for PERE in Hong Kong, where she oversaw the editorial team and also covered Asia-Pacific… Read full bio
Brendan Mac Donald Stepstone

Brendan MacDonald

Partner, StepStone Group

Mr. MacDonald is a founding partner of StepStone’s real estate business. Focusing on GP-led recapitalizations, secondaries and co-investments, he helps to oversee US investment activity for SRE’s discretionary funds and separate accounts. Prior to jo… Read full bio
Christopher Merrill Harrison Street

Christopher Merrill

CEO and Chairman, Harrison Street

Mr. Christopher Merrill is the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Harrison Street, a real assets investment management firm he co-founded in 2005. As of 2Q20 the firm has completed approximately $35 billion in transactional volume and has over $27 billi… Read full bio
Nick Moore Lionpoint Group

Nick Moore

Founder and Executive Director, Lionpoint Group

Nick Moore is a Founder & Executive Director at Lionpoint Group, responsible for global business strategy and execution. He has a background in private equity and real estate along with extensive front-to-back office operations and technology exp… Read full bio
John Murray PIMCO

John Murray

Portfolio Manager, Commercial Real Estate, PIMCO

Mr. Murray is a Managing Director and a Portfolio Manager in the Newport Beach office, and is the global head of commercial real estate. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he structured real estate transactions throughout the U.S. at JER Partners. Befor… Read full bio
Jonathan A. Needell Kairos Investment Management Company

Jonathan A. Needell

President & Chief Investment Officer, Kairos Investment Management Company

Mr. Needell joined the firm in 2006 and is currently President and Chief Investment Officer, responsible for overseeing acquisition and development, underwriting and analyses, dispositions, and asset management. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Needell was the… Read full bio

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PEI

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez is PERE’s Head of Fund Manager Research. Based in London, he is responsible for leading PERE’s research and analysis of private market GPs globally. He is also responsible for a number of leading market rankings and reports… Read full bio

Anthony Ross

Managing Director, State Street Corporation

Anthony Ross, CPA is a Managing Director with State Street Global Services and Head of Real Estate Product Management. He is responsible for driving growth for State Street’s Real Estate Fund Administration platform and providing clients with operati… Read full bio
James Simmons Asland Capital Partners

James Simmons

CEO & Founding Partner, Asland Capital Partners

Managing Partner and CEO Jim Simmons serves as head of Asland Capital Partners’ investment committee and runs the day-to-day operations of the firm. With more than two decades of real estate investment experience, Mr. Simmons focuses on sourcing and… Read full bio
Dan Teper Brookfield

Dan Teper

Managing Director, Real Estate, Brookfield

Dan Teper is a Managing Director for Brookfield’s Real Estate Group, responsible for managing and executing investment activities in the U.S. Mr. Teper joined Brookfield in 2016. Prior to joining Brookfield, he held a number of mergers and acquisitio… Read full bio
Blair Welch Slate Asset Management

Blair Welch

Founding Partner, Slate Asset Management

Blair co-founded Slate in 2005. Slate is a leading real estate focused alternative investment platform with approximately $6.5 billion in assets under management across Canada, the United States and Europe. Slate manages two TSX-listed public REITs a… Read full bio
Ralph Winter W5 Group

Ralph Winter

Principal and Founder, W5 Group

Ralph Winter, principal of single-family investment office W5 Group, is the founder and largest shareholder of Corestate Capital Group, an S-DAX listed company based in Frankfurt with over $30bn assets and 730 employees in 7 countries. Mr. Winter bui… Read full bio
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2020 sponsors

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 2020, contact Cristiana Crocco at 646-921-0923 or  cristiana.c@peimedia.com.

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Frequently asked questions

Why is the event moving to a virtual platform?

In response to covid-19, organizers of PEI’s PERE America have made the decision to transition from an in-person conference to a live virtual conference. The decision to move our event to a virtual platform was done based on the consideration of our attendees’ safety and official health recommendations.

When are conference sessions and events?

The virtual conference will take place on:

Tuesday, November 10: 9:00 am EST – 5:00 pm EST

Wednesday, November 11: 9:00 am EST – 2:00 pm EST

What about the timezone difference? How do I set meetings on my timezone?

The platform shows available meeting times as per your computers timezone. For example, if you are based in New York, a meeting you set for 12 pm from your account will show to a recipient in Los Angeles as 9 am, reducing the human error impact of incorrectly guessing timezones.

It is worth noting that event timings will be running on the Eastern Time Zone. The platform will note the timezone abbreviation next to most timings to avoid confusion.

How do I access sessions?

A few weeks prior to the event, all attendees will be sent a link to access our virtual conference app. As a registered attendee, you will be sent a unique link to access the platform. That link is unique to you and cannot be shared with anyone else.

To learn more about this platform, please view our How it works page. You can view our latest agenda here.

What is included in the ticket price?

Every registration ticket will include access to all general sessions, breakouts, interactive discussions, virtual networking sessions & private video chat, and on-demand playback of sessions.

Will the pricing change?

We have updated our pricing to reflect our virtual conference. Please visit the book now page for additional details.

Do I need to sit in front of my laptop all day or all night?

No. There will be live content (which is where you can take part in live Q&As) and select sessions will be made on demand for an additional 5 months, so you can watch sessions at a time convenient to you.

What if I forget that a session I want to attend is on?

You can build your own personal agenda within the platform and opt-in to receive notifications when sessions are about to begin.

I have watched enough webinars over the past 6 months, why would I want to watch more?

We hear you – which is why we have structured the platform to ensure you are part of the conversation. You will be able to:
  • Ask questions of panel speakers during the session
  • Spend time face-to-face via video conference with speakers to ask questions after the
    session
  • Join roundtables to discuss the topics that matter to you with like-minded peers
  • Focused networking breaks where you can discuss the strategies and opportunities you are interested in
  • Pop in to sponsor booths to connect via video and discuss their offerings or a presentation that they have given

What if I already purchased a ticket at the in-person rate?

A member of our team will be reaching out to either confirm your attendance to this year’s virtual event, transfer your registration to next year, or discuss other available options. If you have not heard from anyone, please reach out directly to our customer service team at regny@peimedia.com.

Additional questions?

Please feel free to contact us directly at regny@peimedia.com.

Redefining the networking experience

PERE is committed to connecting the global real estate community so business can continue as normal as possible during abnormal conditions.

Through state-of-the-art technology, PERE Global Passport holders will have the asset class’ most influential decision-makers across the world instantly available for face-to-face video meetings to drive their business forward.

Join ADIA, Allianz Real Estate, CPPIB, CalSTRS, GPIF, NPS and many more investors at all six of PERE’s industry-leading virtual conferences across the year.

Join the new era of networking

 

The Global Passport is a virtual community of real estate decision-makers that allows you to secure capital commitments and build your client portfolio without leaving your (home) office.

Fill in your details to download the Global Passport brochure for more information.

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16-20 November
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