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 data to bring you the most relevant and objective insight for 2019.

 

JUST ANNOUNCED: Exclusive site tour of Essex Crossing

Join Delancey Street Associates, a partnership of Taconic Investment Partners, L+M Development Partners, and BFC Partners, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes site tour of mega development, Essex Crossing on day two of PERE America. The site features 2 million square feet of commercial, retail, community-use, and residential programming.

All attendees are invited to participate in this complimentary tour, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the mega-project along with the opportunity to network in an informal, small group setting.

Registration is required and is first come, first serve.

US private real estate still at the forefront

Featured keynote speaker

Alan Yang
CEO, GLP CP

Alan Yang chairs the Company’s global investment committee which oversees all investment activity across GLP. Alan was previously a principal in Blackstone’s real estate private equity group where he worked on over US$70 billion of real estate transactions. Alan was also a founding member of Blackstone’s Los Angeles office and its real estate operations in Asia. Prior to his time at Blackstone, Alan worked in real estate investment banking at Merrill Lynch. Alan has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University. Alan is based in Los Angeles.

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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
Nuveen
Oxford Properties Group
Park Avenue Capital Management International
PGIM Real Estate
Rethinking Real Estate
Urban American
Wafra
Yardi Systems

What our attendees say about the event

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LRI Group Luxembourg

Arguably the best platform for industry experts in the US.

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BIL Manage Invest

An unparalleled opportunity to hear industry leaders and key decision-makers answering direct questions in a frank and engaging manner.

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King & Spalding

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

2019 agenda

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 29th

Day 1
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and networking breakfast

08:00 - 09:00

Women’s networking breakfast

Facilitator:
Amy Johannes,
Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management

09:00 - 09:10

Chairman's opening remarks

Chairman:
William Schwab, Former Global Head of Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

09:10 - 09:55

Private real estate outlook: operating in a late-cycle environment

  • The macro view of real estate’s changing market dynamics
  • Prevailing trends and industry drivers
  • Nuances of capital flow
  • Identifying growth areas
  • New ways to attract capital and find value on the brink of a downturn

Moderator:
Joshua Sternoff, Partner, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings LLP

Panelists:
Adam Berns, Chief Investment Officer, GLP Capital Partners
David Coelho, Chief Investment Officer, Bridge Investment Group
Reid Liffmann, Co-Portfolio Manager, U.S. Real Estate, Angelo Gordon
Tim Wang, Managing Director & Head of Investment Research, Clarion Partners
Guy Zipori, Co-Founder and CEO, Skyline AI

09:55 - 10:40

Surviving the competitive debt market

  • The impact of a market correction
  • Competition among lenders
  • Strategies and structures to achieve higher returns
  • Optimal sectors and opportunities for deploying capital

Moderator:
Jeff Horwitz, Partner, Proskauer

Panelists:
Raphael Fishbach, Principal, Mesa West
Keith Gollenberg, CFA., Managing Director Oaktree Capital Management
Priya Nair, Managing Director and Global Head of Product Management for Private Capital Services, RBC Investor & Treasury Services
Jeffrey Thompson, Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager- Real Estate, PIMCO

10:40 - 11:00

Networking break

11:00 - 11:45

The future of flexible space

  • Lessons for allocators and operators from WeWork
  • Lending considerations for buildings with flex space
  • Flex space across property types: what’s working, what’s next?

Moderator:
Meghan Morris, Senior Finance Reporter, Business Insider

Panelists:
Josh Freed,
CEO, Proximity Space
Jamie Hodari, Co-Founder and CEO, Industrious

11:45 - 12:15

Keynote

Keynote interviewee:
Alan Yang, CEO, GLP CP

Interviewer:
Jonathan Brasse, Senior Editor, Real Estate, PEI Media Real Estate Publications

12:15 - 13:15

Networking luncheon—Hosted by Mayer Brown

13:15 - 13:40

Fireside Chat

13:40 - 14:05

AI in RE: Discussions beyond the hype

  • What does AI investing of the future look like?
  • The Intelligent Way to Insert AI into the RE investing cycle
  • Breaking down buzzwords, what’s AI & what’s not
  • How conservative firms can dip their toe into the AI data lake
  • The last to disrupt: RE’s resistance to tech is actually a strength

Panelists:
Pierre Cherki, Head of Alternatives & Co-Head, Investment Group, DWS Group
Guy Zipori, Co-Founder and CEO, Skyline AI

14:05 - 14:50

Trending real estate sectors and strategies

  • The rise of investing in alternative real estate
  • Addressing and identifying key drivers in retail
  • Keeping up with the soaring demand of logistics and ecommerce
  • Finding value in mixed-use, real estate vehicles

Moderator:
Jade Newburn, Partner, Mayer Brown

Panelists:
Michael Gershenson, Managing Director, U.S. Real Estate, The Carlyle Group
George Jovanoski, Vice President, Real Estate Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Brandon Sedloff, Managing Director, Juniper Square
Reid Thomas, Executive Vice President & General Manager, NES Financial
Leslie Wohlman Himmel, Founder, Co-Managing Partner, Himmel & Meringoff

14:50 - 15:35

Disruption 2.0: experiential real estate in an investment portfolio

  • Enhancing portfolio performance with flexible spaces, experiential RE and technology
  • Implementing hotelization across all asset classes
  • Real Estate As A Service in a market downturn: will best services and amenities remain a priority?
  • Pros and Cons of experience-driven asset classes: co-living, co-working, and hotels

Moderator:
Lisa Fu, Americas Reporter, PERE

Panelists:
Gary Berman, President & CEO, Tricon Capital
Kevin Colket, Founder & CEO, Global Hospitality Investment Group
Inna Khidekel, Partner-Capital Markets Group, Bridge Investment Group

15:35 - 15:55

Networking break

15:55 - 16:40

Diversifying your portfolio: not all strategies are created equal

  • Choosing properties that hold their value in primary and tertiary markets
  • Allocating capital and redistributing real estate
  • From core to opportunistic: risk vs. return
  • Evolving trends driving demand
  • Recession-resistant real estate and strategies to insulate a portfolio

Moderator:
John Cahill, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP

Panelists:
Jason Alderman, President of Development & Investment Management, Lendlease
Joyce Chow, Portfolio Manager, Teachers Retirement System of Texas
Amy Johannes, Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management

 

16:40 - 17:25

Where real estate sits in a family office portfolio

Presenter:
DJ Van Keuren, Vice President, Monfort Companies

17:25 - 18:25

Networking cocktail reception and end of day 1

Agenda

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 - 09:10

Chairman's opening remarks

Chairman:
William Schwab, Former Global Head of Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

09:10 - 09:25

PERE data snapshot: fundraising and investor trends

Presenter:
Craig Savitzky, Research Manager-Americas, Private Equity International

09:25 - 10:10

LP insight: how institutional investors are positioning their portfolios

  • Positioning a portfolio in anticipation of an impending downturn
  • Leveraging debt as an investment strategy
  • Strategies and vehicles to enhance portfolio performance
  • The shift toward non-fund investments
  • Harnessing the rapid evolution of technology

Moderator:
Gila Cohen, Managing Director, Real Estate and Private Equity, MUFG

Panelists:
Dino Christoforakis,
Head of Transactions, North America, AFIAA
Scott Stuckman, Executive Managing Director & Head of Global Investors Group, USAA Real Estate

10:10 - 10:30

Networking break

10:30 - 11:00

Keynote address

Keynote interviewee:
Rahul Idnani, Global COO & US Head of Portfolio Management, Nuveen Real Estate

Interviewer:
Kyle Campbell, Senior Reporter, PERE

11:00 - 11:40

Megatrends dominating private real estate

  • How evolving technology is driving change in real estate sectors and portfolio performance
  • Incorporating ESG and the climate risk into the investment process
  • The unprecedented shift in demographics and its effect on the industry

Panelists:
Christopher Cayten, Principal, CodeGreen
Patrick Gasior, Senior Channel Sales Manager, Velis Real Estate Tech
Jessica Long, Head of Sustainability, Nuveen

11:40 - 12:20

International investing: a global perspective to stay ahead of the curve

  • How trade tension will affect the US market
  • The future of foreign capital flow
  • Understanding tax regulation and regulatory risk
  • Portfolio diversification

Panelist:
Kiernan Conway, Chief Economist, CCIM Institute

12:20 - 13:20

Closing networking luncheon

12:20 - 12:30

Buses leave for site tour of Essex Crossing

2019 speakers

Sam Bendix

Managing Director, National Real Estate Advisors

Mr. Bendix, Managing Director in the Investor Relations Group, works with National’s President and CEO to raise capital for all firm products by developing, initiating, and maintaining, strategies to attract new capital and foster existing investor r… Read full bio

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

Adam Berns

Chief Investment Officer, GLP Capital Partners

Adam Berns is a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Investment Officer of GLP Capital Partners. Adam led numerous investments at GLP, including large debt and equity transactions in the U.S., GLP’s entry into Europe, and GLP’s sale of assets from… Read full bio

Garett Bjorkman

First Vice President, Portfolio Oversight, CIM Group

Mr. Bjorkman leads Portfolio Oversight for CIM’s private real estate debt and Opportunity Zone investment strategies. He works closely with global institutional investors including sovereign wealth funds, public & private pension plans, family office… Read full bio

Kyle Campbell

Senior Reporter, PERE

Kyle is PERE’s senior reporter in North America. His coverage focuses on institutional investors in the US and Canada. He has reported on real estate since 2017.

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

Christopher Cayten

Principal, CodeGreen

Mr. Cayten is a Principal at CodeGreen Solutions, a leading sustainability and energy efficiency consulting firm based in New York City. Mr. Cayten has more than 18 years of experience in sustainability consulting, architecture and development in com… Read full bio

Pierre Cherki

Head of Alternatives & Co-Head, Investment Group, DWS Group

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Joyce Chow

Portfolio Manager, Teachers Retirement System of Texas

Joyce Chow is an Investment Manager for Real Estate at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. She is responsible for managing and underwriting real estate fund investments and co-investments across asset types and strategies. Prior to joining TRS, J… Read full bio

Dino Christoforakis

Head of Transactions, North America, AFIAA U.S. Investment, Inc.

Dino Christoforakis brings over 14 years of experience in international real estate investment and development in the United States and Europe across all major asset classes and strategies. In his current role with AFIAA in New York City, Dino is res… Read full bio

David Coelho

Chief Investment 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

Gila Cohen

Managing Director, Real Estate and Private Equity, MUFG

Gila R. Cohen is a Managing Director, Real Estate and Private Equity at MUFG. In this role, she is responsible for those businesses including investments/fund Allocation, Corporate Banking and Investor Services. Most recently, Ms. Cohen was the Manag… Read full bio

Kevin Colket

Founder & CEO, Global Hospitality Investment Group

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 focuses on investing in under-valued hotels (single assets, portfolios, and operating companie… Read full bio

Kiernan Conway

Chief Economist, CCIM Institute

CCIM Institute Chief Economist Kiernan “K.C.” Conway is the director of research and corporate engagement at the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) housed within the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business. Conway is a frequent spe… 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

Raphael Fishbach

Principal, Mesa West

Mr. Fishbach is a Principal of the originations team at Mesa West and heads the East Coast origination platform. Prior to joining Mesa West in 2010, Mr. Fishbach spent three years at Ramius LLC, an $8 billion asset management firm based in New York C… Read full bio

Lisa Fu

Americas Reporter, PERE

Lisa Fu is the Americas reporter for PERE, the industry’s leading global real estate investment publication. She has had a special focus and interest in the opportunity zone program in the US and burgeoning ESG and impact investing space. Prior to jo… Read full bio

Patrick Gasior

Senior Channel Sales Manager, Velis Real Estate Tech

Patrick brings eight years of experience in real estate, finance, and commercial mortgage underwriting in the US market working closely with the biggest real estate market players. MBA graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, IL in the field of real… Read full bio

Michael Gershenson

Managing Director, U.S. Real Estate, The Carlyle Group

Michael Gershenson is a Managing Director in Carlyle’s Real Estate group, where he is co-head of the NY office. He is responsible for all aspects of real estate investments, with a geographic focus on New York and Boston and a product focus on life s… Read full bio

Keith Gollenberg, CFA

Managing Director, Oaktree Capital

Mr. Gollenberg joined Oaktree in 2008 as a senior member of the real estate team and focuses on the investment and management of its real estate funds. Mr. Gollenberg has extensive experience in the commercial real estate debt and equity markets, hav… Read full bio

Adam Handwerker

Managing Director, Hodes Weill & Associates

Adam Handwerker is a Managing Director of Hodes Weill & Associates. Mr. Handwerker is responsible for the origination, due diligence, structuring and project management of the firm’s institutional capital raising and strategic advisory mandates globa… Read full bio

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

Jeff Horwitz

Partner, Proskauer

Jeffrey A. Horwitz is a partner in Proskauer's Corporate Department, co-head of its Private Equity Real Estate practice and head of its internationally recognized Lodging & Gaming Group. He also has served as co-head of Mergers & Acquisitions and as… Read full bio

Zoe Hughes

Chief Executive Officer, NAREIM

NAREIM is an industry association focused on the business of real estate investment management. Zoe Hughes is CEO and President. Founded in 1990, NAREIM is an independent, non-profit organization helping managers define best practices for growing and… Read full bio

Rahul Idnani

Global COO & US Head of Portfolio Management, Nuveen Real Estate

Rahul is responsible for leading global strategy and corporate development for Nuveen Real Estate. In the Americas, Rahul manages a $85 billion real estate portfolio across all property types and risk styles for global institutional and retail client… Read full bio

Amy Johannes

Managing Director, Oaktree Capital

Ms. Johannes is an investment professional in the Real Estate group, where she serves as a managing director. Ms. Johannes works across the commercial real estate, structured finance and corporate securities sub-groups, where she focuses on investmen… Read full bio

Karie Katz

Director, Blue Vista Capital

Karie Katz is a Senior Vice President in Client Capital at Blue Vista. Karie is responsible for building and maintaining capital relationships with Blue Vista’s institutional investor clients, insurance companies, wealth management platforms, corpora… Read full bio

Matthew Kwatinetz

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

Matthew Kwatinetz is the Executive Vice President of the Asset Management division of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, managing the overall strategy, financing, development and leasing of a 62M+ square foot portfolio of real estate… Read full bio

Reid Liffmann

Co-Portfolio Manager, U.S. Real Estate, Angelo Gordon

Reid Liffmann is a Co-Portfolio Manager and a member of the executive committee of Angelo Gordon, a leading alternative investment money management firm with $32 billion of capital under management. Reid Liffmann joined Angelo Gordon's real estate gr… Read full bio

Meghan Morris

Senior Finance Reporter, Business Insider

Meghan Morris is a senior finance reporter at Business Insider. Previously, she was a senior reporter at PERE. Morris holds undergraduate and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University.

Priya Nair

Managing Director and Global Head of Product Management for Private Capital Services, RBC Investor & Treasury Services

Priya Nair is responsible for the product development and management of services delivered to Private Equity, Debt, Infrastructure and Real Estate fund sponsor clients. Prior to assuming this role, Priya held a number of senior positions within Royal… Read full bio

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

Jade Newburn

Partner, Mayer Brown

Jade Newburn is a leading private equity real estate lawyer in the United States, representing private equity funds, institutional owners and investors, sponsors and developers across all commercial asset classes and transaction structures. Jade part… Read full bio

William Schwab

Former Global Head of Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

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

Joshua Sternoff

Partner, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings LLP

Josh Sternoff is a Corporate partner in the Private Investment Funds practice group of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. His practice includes representation of private fund sponsors and investors in all aspects of the structu… Read full bio

Scott Stuckman

Executive Managing Director & Head of Global Investors Group, USAA Real Estate

Scott Stuckman serves as Executive Managing Director of Global Investors Group for USAA Real Estate. Scott oversees the implementation and management of investment strategies for funds, separate account investments, investor relations, and capital ra… Read full bio

Reid Thomas

Executive Vice President & General Manager, NES Financial

Reid Thomas is Executive Vice President and General Manager of NES Financial’s Specialty Financial Administration, focusing on technology-enabled EB-5, 1031 and Opportunity Zone fund administration. Reid is responsible for overseeing the day to day o… Read full bio

Jeffrey Thompson

Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager- Real Estate, PIMCO

Mr. Thompson is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the New York office, responsible for sourcing, underwriting and managing commercial real estate (CRE) debt-based investments. He has global experience lending across all major prope… Read full bio

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

Tim Wang

Managing Director & Head of Investment Research, Clarion Partners

Tim Wang is a Managing Director and the Head of Investment Research at Clarion Partners. He helps manage the firm’s $52 billion of commercial real estate investments, and leads the Research group in supporting the development of investment strategy a… Read full bio

Leslie Wohlman Himmel

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

Alan Yang

CEO, GLP CP

Alan Yang chairs the Company’s global investment committee which oversees all investment activity across GLP. Alan was previously a principal in Blackstone’s real estate private equity group where he worked on over US$70 billion of real estate transa… Read full bio

Guy Zipori

Co-Founder and CEO, Skyline AI

Guy Zipori, co-founder and CEO of Skyline AI, is a serial tech entrepreneur, who mastered code at 14, and founded his first tech company at 16. In 2017, Guy and his partners co-founded Skyline AI, an artificial intelligence asset manager for commerci… 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 tyler.m@peimedia.com or call +1 646-795-3279.

Tour Essex Crossing at PERE America

Join Delancey Street Associates, a partnership of Taconic Investment Partners, L+M Development Partners, and BFC Partners, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes site tour of mega development, Essex Crossing on day two of PERE America. The site features 2 million square feet of commercial, retail, community-use, and residential programming.

All attendees are invited to participate in this complimentary tour, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the mega-project along with the opportunity to network in an informal, small group setting.

Registration is required and is first come, first serve.

Questions? Contact Melissa Baer at melissa.b@peimedia.com or +1 212 796 8326

How the big got bigger

What slow down? Mega manager are still setting records

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. Deadline to book is Wednesday, October 16.

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