37th Annual
Cornell Real Estate Conference

20/20: Hindsight and Foresight

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Keynote Speakers

Conference Speakers

Richard Baker – Governor & Exec. Chairman, Hudson’s Bay Company
Ben Bernstein – Co-Founder & Principal, Red Sky Capital
Billy Butcher – COO, Real Estate, KKR
Guy Geller – COO, Grace Management
MaryAnne Gilmartin – CEO, L&L MAG
Brad Greiwe – Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fifth Wall
Benjamin Harris – CEO, Link Industrial Properties
Kevin Jacobs – Executive Vice President & CFO, Hilton
Andrea Jang – Head of Growth, Americas, JLL Spark
Adam Kaplan – Founder & CEO, Solera Senior Living
Saul Scherl – President-New York, Howard Hughes Corp
Judah Siegal – Vice President, Brookfield Growth Properties
Owen Thomas – CEO, Boston Properties
Donald Wood – President & CEO, Federal Realty
Doug Yearly – Chairman & CEO, Toll Brothers

Steering Committee

Co-Chairs

Jen Davis, Northwood Investors
Alan Riffkin, Lazard
Seth Singerman, Singerman Real Estate

Members

Bruce Batkin, Terra Capital Partners
Gabe Boyar, Amherst Capital
Adam Burinescu, Centerbridge
Spencer Burton, Northwestern Mutual
James Deck, Hodes Weill
Eric Freeman, Lazard
Tracey Gamble, Apollo
Lynn Zuckerman Gray, Campus Scout
Eric Gross, WeWork
Matthew Mitchell, SteepRock Capital
Chuck Rosenzweig, Criterion RE Capital
Paul Rubacha, Ashley Capital
Dave Rupert, Griffin Capital
Alan Tantleff, FTI Consulting
Susheel S. Torgalkar “Sush,” Extell
Jenny Wang, Blackstone
Doug Weill, Hodes Weill
Lanhee Yung, Starwood Capital

  • REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
    Concurrent: Meet and Greet for Students and Industry Leaders; Association of Cornell Women in Real Estate Women’s Networking Breakfast

  • PANEL: THE CEO’S CHECK-IN
    Join our panel of prominent industry leaders as they examine trends likely to impact their businesses, their industries and their lives.

  • PANEL: PROPTECH – THE NEW BUZZWORD
    “PropTech” – the ultimate real estate disruptor. Find out how our panelists of proptech innovators and investors plan to disrupt the traditional real estate model.

  • 2019 INSTITUTIONAL REAL ESTATE ALLOCATIONS MONITOR

  • BAKER INDUSTRY AWARD PRESENTATION & FIRESIDE CHAT WITH JONATHAN GRAY

  • CONVERSATION WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER, BILL ACKMAN

  • PANEL: SILVER TSUNAMI
    Baby Boomers are currently one of the most influential generational cohorts in the marketplace, there are currently approximately 79 million Baby Boomers, making up about 1/3 of the country’s population. An aging population and their impending retirement will have major implications for the commercial real estate industry. The upswing in demand coming from Baby Boomers includes more affordable housing, accessibility and a range of housing options.

  • PANEL: PLACEMAKING
    According to the Brookings Institute: After decades of sprawl and suburban dominance, U.S. cities are experiencing rebounding populations, growing employment, and new public and private sector investments. These trends are creating an upshot of shifting demographics, household structures, and market preferences driving higher demand for areas that are walkable, amenity‐rich, and which facilitate collaboration among firms and workers.

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